About Modern Supply

Modern Supply Company

Modern Supply Company, a kitchen, bath and lighting distributor, serves two distinct markets: retail consumers and wholesale plumbing, lighting, HVAC and building contractors.  Modern Supply has six locations to serve both retail and contractor needs in Chattanooga TN, Crossville TN, Johnson City TN, Knoxville TN, Downtown Knoxville TN, and Bristol VA, with showrooms in Chattanooga, Johnson City and Knoxville which showcase products from leading manufacturers in designer galleries.

Established in 1949 by Mitchell Robinson as a plumbing supply company, Modern Supply Company remained a family owned business for 68 years. Mitchell’s son, Pace Robinson, served as CEO until 2017.

In 2017, Modern Supply Company joined Hajoca Corporation, the nation’s largest privately held wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, and industrial supplies.  With core philosophies in common, Modern Supply continues to be the locally operated business with the flexibility to make on-the-spot decisions that they always have been, maintaining as Robinson says. “We’re a relationship company that’s in it for the long-term with customers, vendors and our employees.”