History

Don Locke

Don J. Locke (1923-2000), founder of Locke Supply Co, began work in the plumbing business in 1946 while attending the University of Oklahoma. He graduated in 1948 after serving 2½ years in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Locke Supply Co. started on a shoestring budget in 1955 when Don and Wanda Locke opened a Wholesale Plumbing Supply outlet in Bartlesville, OK. It was a Mom and Pop operation with no additional employees.

In late 1956 and early 1957 the Locke's moved their company to Oklahoma City, OK. The marketing philosophy of taking the store to the customers began to develop when the second branch opened in 1958. His customers quickly proved they liked this way of doing business and today there are over 165 store locations in a 5 state area and a 45 acre distribution center to supply them all.

Don's initial vision and zeal have been the driving force behind making Locke Supply the most progressive supply house in the Southwest.

Locke Supply Co. Today

We are a growing Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, employee owned distributor located in Oklahoma City, OK on a 45 acre complex supplying over 165 stores in a 5 state trade area to better serve you.

The Locke Supply concept of taking the merchandise to the customer's territory with exceptional customer service has allowed Locke Supply to grow in areas never before considered. Locke Supply maintains only the highest standards in quality of merchandise and people.

We partner with the best manufacturers in the industry and want nothing more than to earn the opportunity to partner with you and serve your business needs.

Q&A

What Locke Employees Are Saying

100% Employee Owned

Employee Owned

Being 100% Employee Owned means each employee has a vested interest in the company's overall success.

What this means to our Employees:

At Locke Supply Co. you can count on working with people who care about what they do each and every day. Our team is dedicated to doing their jobs well to accomplish the goals of achieving success.

What this means to you:

Great customer service, dedication to a job well done and quality are the trademarks of a company that works for you to be successful. Our team understands that our customers make us successful, and that means a committment to providing what you need, when you need it.

Character

Possessing Good Character is a core value at Locke Supply Co.

"Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people." - Dennis Prager

We are committed to treating our employees, our customers and the community in a way that makes a positive difference. We value and train for the development of good character.