September 15, 2018

So, how did The Portland Group (TPG) come to be? It all started back in 1930, with Irving “Speed” Rose, who had a small hardware store on Portland Street in Boston. Deciding that he wanted to expand his shop, he asked his friend Benjamin Fox, who was in the meatpacking business at the time, if he would help with financing. Not long after, Speed brought his three brothers, Harry, Al and Jack into the business, and Benjamin brought in his three sons, Dan, Perry and Paul.

And that’s how TPG began. Two friends who would combine their skills and their families, to become one of New England’s leading wholesalers of plumbing, heating and air conditioning.

Since the beginning, TPG has provided the best brand names and highest quality offerings from all over the world. Always on the lookout for new and leading-edge products, the group has become synonymous with innovation.

Although they have a national reputation, The Portland Group has remained true to its family roots. Now in its fourth generation, with a more than 300,000 square foot warehouse, a spectacular, recently built 10,00 square foot bath and kitchen showroom in Newton, MA, called Splash, and three other wholesale locations with onsite showrooms, called Spritzo, they’re still as family oriented as ever. Says Mike Fox, “We’re first and foremost a family business. We treat our employees like family, as well as our clients.” Celebrating their 88th year in business, it must be working.


September 7, 2018

At the Portland Group, (TPG), we know how exciting renovating or building a bathroom can be. While it’s fun to anticipate a new room in the house, a client must make a large number of decisions in order to make a project like this successful. Style, function and budget are major considerations clients have to think about when creating a new bathroom. After all, nobody wants to make a costly mistake.

Because TPG has both showrooms and plumbing supplies in one place, it’s easy for a client to see a full range of products, and for a plumber to not only be able to see the products, but easily purchase them. In fact, many clients shop with their plumbers to ensure that the correct product is purchased and no time is wasted. (It’s common for a client to “fall in love” with a sink that’s incompatible with their plumbing, so t’s smart and time saving to find out before it’s purchased).

All of TPG’s showrooms have friendly, knowledgeable customer service representatives who are thoroughly educated on all the products they carry. This can really make a difference, since they can show both client and plumber the enormous array of its innovative products from around the globe — giving a homeowner — options they may have never considered. The convenience of the showroom/warehouse can make renovating or building a new bathroom easy and enjoyable. Which is what TPG thinks it should be.

Our family has been in the business of plumbing, heating and AC for four generations. We’re here to help when you have an emergency, and when you don’t.



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