In 1977, The Macomb Group operated a pipe supply business out of a single facility. Today, we are a Top 10 Industrial Pipe, Valve, and Fitting (PVF) supplier with 15 stocking locations, and a 375,000 square-foot corporate headquarters that sits on 26 acres with a rail line. When Bill McGivern, Keith Schatko, and Doug Howe bought the company in 1991, our revenue was $1 million. Today, yearly sales are nearly $150 million. Many of our vendors wonder, “How has The Macomb Group continued to grow while the others have failed or reduced their size?”
One of the main things we point to is our people. In 1991, Bill, Keith, and Doug had a plan: They wanted The Macomb Group to be known for its superior customer service. With that as a starting point, everything else fell into place.