Arco Supply, Inc. in Lake Worth celebrated 40 years of serving South Florida HVACR contractors. A Pig Roast was held on April 11th from Noon to 2pm to thank all their customers and vendors who made it all possible for the great support they received.
Arturo Alba Sr. started Arco Supply on April 19th, 1979 in a 10,000 sqft building with only two employees and pickup truck that he borrowed. The first few months, Arturo Sr. did sales and deliveries. Arturo Sr. remembered
Ed Sasso, a good customer from when they first opened saying he had more inventory than Arco Supply. Three months later Arco Supply replaced the pickup with a cube truck and then a 21ft truck in 1981 and today is leasing a fleet of trucks from Ryder.
Arturo Sr. came alone to the United States at age 19. He arrived in New Orleans in 1961. Father Ivan Arceneau, a Catholic Priest, arranged for him to live with the Landry family with four children. He attended school in Jeanerette Louisiana and then continued on to college at the Univesity of Southwest Louisiana. Arturo Sr. took out a student loan, worked part time, and received help from the Landry family. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1966 and landed a position with the Quaker Oats Company in Florida. A family member got Arturo Sr. interested in the air conditioning industry and he gravitated to the business side of distribution in which he has never looked back.
Today Arco Supply has grown to 30,000 sqft of warehouse and over a million dollars in inventory. Arco serves Palm Beach, Broward and Martin counties. Arturo Jr. his son, was involved in the business at an early age, and focuses on the day to day operations. “My father and I agree on the importance of providing outstanding customer service, training and education” says Arturo Jr. Arturo Sr. is very pleased to have his son Arturo Jr. and daughter Cecilia sharing the same vision for the future of Arco Supply!