News Release

F.W. Webb Company acquires Stritt & Priebe Inc. and VJ Stanley, Inc.

January 2022 acquisition

Bedford, MA - F.W. Webb Company today announces the acquisition of Stritt & Priebe, Inc., a specialist in industrial valve supply, service and repair in Buffalo, NY, and VJ Stanley, Inc., a wholesale distributor and manufacturers' representative of steam and hydronic products in Rochester, NY.

Stritt & Priebe has been a reliable resource for expertise, service and supply of specialty industrial valves, pipes and fittings since 1922. Stritt & Priebe owners, Bill Victor & Joel Scott, acquired VJ Stanley in 2014. VJ Stanley has been a wholesale distributor of steam and hydronic products, serving the HVAC and engineering communities in the Rochester area for more than 70 years.

Commenting on the acquisitions, Jeff Pope, Owner and President of F.W. Webb, said: "With this acquisition we welcome two high-quality businesses into the F.W. Webb family, bolstering our wholesale supply reach in the Upstate New York region and enabling us to provide unmatched specialty industrial valve service to customers across Webb's entire footprint."

"The acquisition of VJ Stanley continues our expansion within the plumbing, heating, HVAC/R and PVF market, giving us greater vendor and product synergies in the Rochester region. Stritt & Priebe adds peerless expertise in industrial valve service with customers from the Niagara Falls Power Plant to B.J. Muirhead Co. We can now offer this capability to all customers across our footprint, with transportation and logistical support of our distribution fleet."

"We are now rapidly integrating these businesses into our network, and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new associates to Webb."

About F.W. Webb

An industry pioneer since 1866, F.W. Webb Company is the largest wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC, refrigeration, pipe, valves and fittings in the Northeast. F.W. Webb has grown from a single location to more than 100 across nine states and proudly offers customers an extensive inventory of products and dedicated services that reach from underground to the rooftop. Covering 16 areas of expertise, specialty markets include process controls, water works, environmental services and more. F.W. Webb also operates more than 48 Frank Webb Home bath, kitchen and lighting retail showrooms. For more information about F.W. Webb, please visit

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