Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply in Beverly, a third generation family business specializing in bathroom and kitchen plumbing fixtures, was awarded the 2016 Family Business Award, Medium Firms Category. The Massachusetts Family Business Awards program, hosted by Northeastern University Center for Family Business, promotes and highlights the great achievements of Massachusetts-based, family-held businesses and entrepreneurs.
“We are so honored to be named the 2016 Family Business of the year,” states Jason Sevinor, President of Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply. “It is incredibly significant for us to be recognized in the community of family run businesses, as we are currently celebrating our 70th anniversary. I am honored to be part of such a legacy.”
Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply has been a family owned business since 1945. The company was started by William Sevinor as a small plumbing supply store. In 1971, William’s son Ralph started working full-time for the company and saw an opportunity to expand by opening a showroom, hence the debut of Designer Bath. An innovator in his industry, Ralph recognized that having a showroom was a viable way to do business, providing fixtures not only to the trade community, but also directly to the consumer. In 1984, Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply moved its showroom from Salem to 97 River Street in Beverly. Today Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply is in the midst of celebrating their 70th year in business led by the third generation, Jason Sevinor as President and Mindy Sevinor as Designer Bath’s Brand Manager. Still located at 97 River Street, they are the longest standing decorative kitchen and bath showroom in the Greater Boston area and one of the top destinations for all bath, kitchen and plumbing needs.
Each year, the Northeastern University Center for Family Business recognizes family businesses across the state with the Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Awards. The awards program was created to promote and highlight some of the great achievements of Massachusetts-based, family-held businesses and entrepreneurs. The winners were announced at the 10th annual Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Awards program on June 15, 2016, at the East Village on Northeastern’s Boston Campus. This year’s event also celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Northeastern Center for Family Business.