236 N. Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Office: (614) 221-3323
Fax: (614) 221-5130
Toll Free: (800) 313-7652

About SSI

In July 1931, Thomas Campbell Southard, his wife, Mary Hollister Southard, and his sister, Carrie Southard Moore incorporated the forerunner of Southard Supply, Inc. under the name of SOHOLMO, Inc. with 500.00 capital.  The first income tax record stated “NO SALES, NO INCOME, NO TAX DUE’!

Thomas C. Southard ran for mayor of Columbus on the Socialist ticket (not elected) and campaigned for the Third Street VIADUCT connecting Summit Streetand Third Street (SUCCESSFULLY).  At age 62, he supported and campaigned for the Townsend Plan forerunner of a “Pay as you go” social security retirement system.

Through the years family members worked for the fledgling company as it evolved into a million dollar corporation.  Located in a remodeled downtown structure built in 1880; 4 floors, parking lot, loading docks and easy freeway access continue to serve this ¾ century business.  Southard Supply has continued to support the tenets established by its founder of integrity, honesty, and service.

Twenty five plus employees have been retired from this organization over the years.  Now in its 8th decade of operation, under the guidance of 3rd and 4th generations, a personal banker once quipped, “It’s nice to see nice people succeed!”

Over 8 decades in business, and we are still family owned.  Everyone here takes our reputation for outstanding service and personal relationships seriously.  We realize that your success is our success, and we are here to help you get it done, and get it done right. 

Bob Blaney, King of Supply!

Southard Supply's current President Bob Blaney, having some fun with a big old piece of copper.

Southard Supply, Inc. BBB Business Review