The Rose and Fox families began our company back in 1930, when Irving “Speed” Rose asked his good friend Benjamin Fox to help him expand his small hardware store on Portland Street in Boston. Pretty soon, it was a full-on family affair, with Benjamin bringing his three sons into the business, Dan, Perry and Paul, and Speed bringing in his three brothers, Harry, Al and Jack.
Today, four generations later, we’re still doing what our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents taught us to do—treat our employees like family, and every client like they were our own mother’s. We think we’ve gotten pretty good at it. We hope you think so, too.