About Us

J. Lorber Company serves as a wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, pipe, valves and fitting products handling both residential and commercial applications. Serving both the trade professionals and homeowners, J. Lorber offers free daily deliveries, express in-out counter service and designer bath showrooms at its locations.

Our dedicated fleet of modern trucks offers on-site solutions to your everyday supply chain requirements delivering products within 100 miles of Philadelphia.  We have more employees who are Master Licensed Plumbers and Professional Engineers working for our company than any other in the area. We understand the challenges and demands of our industry and we work with our customers to best support their needs.

The founding principles of excellent products and customer service have solidified J Lorber Company as the premier distributor in Southeastern PA, Central, and Southern NJ. Keeping up with technology and changing market conditions have made us a leader in the Philadelphia area.

Many things have changed over the last century, but one thing which has not at J Lorber is “Service the Old Fashion Way”. Dedication to our customers is evident in our exclusive, P.O.M.G – Peace of Mind Guaranteed policy. No one beats our guarantees in service both before and after the sale.

J. Lorber is a proud member of the American Supply Association and the Embassy Group LTD.  As a purchasing cooperative the Embassy Group LTD is comprise of independent wholesalers throughout the US with combined purchasing power of $6 billion.

 

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Plumbing, heating and industrial supplies since 1918
Our History

J. Lorber has called the Delaware Valley home since 1918, when our founder Joseph Lorber opened our doors at 1932 Germantown Ave. in Philadelphia. Joseph and his father, Max immigrated to New York City in 1908 on the Hamburg-America Line ship S.S Amerika. A tin smith by trade, Max Lorber started M. Lorber & Co., located in New York City as a manufacturer of galvanized iron leaders, stove pipes, and elbows specializing in sheet iron works for the trade.

With an entrepreneurial spirit, Joseph left NYC for Philadelphia and started his own business, J. Lorber Co. a supplier of roofing and heating supplies in 1918. Joe saw a post-war need for well-stocked plumbing and heating supply house in Philadelphia. Even though the first year was a challenge; Joseph had the determination, dedication, and desire to succeed. He would eventually incorporate the business in 1932 as The Northeast Manufacturing & Supply Co, but would change the name back to J. Lorber Company.

After serving World War II, Joe’s three sons Martin, Arthur and Edwin returned to the family business. Martin Lorber expanded and managed a branch in Washington D.C in 1954 which would later be sold in 1968 while Ed managed the Philadelphia location. The company expanded in the early 70’s and moved into a bigger facility in Bensalem PA from it’s previous location off Germantown Ave. In 1976, Steven Lorber, Ed’s son, entered into the family business. Further opportunities allowed the company to open doors in Pennsauken NJ in 1999. Our Pipersville location opened doors up in 2006. In 2012 Steven’s son, Michael joined the business.

J. Lorber is a family owned and operated business with an independent spirit. Many things have changed over the last century but one thing which has not changed at J. Lorber is “service the old fashion way”.

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Plumbing, heating and industrial supplies since 1918

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