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Ferguson is the largest wholesale distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies and pipe, valves and fittings in the U.S.

The company is also a major distributor of HVAC/R equipment, waterworks and industrial products and services.


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Business units

In the US we operate seven business units. Ferguson is the primary operating brand for our B2B business and Build.com is the primary operating brand for our online B2C business. The business operates across all 50 states, served by 13 distribution centres, providing next day product availability. Ferguson predominantly serves the RMI markets and has relatively low exposure to the residential new construction market.

Blended Branches

The Ferguson Blended Branches business provides plumbing and heating solutions to customers across the residential and commercial sectors for RMI and new construction. In smaller markets that may not justify a standalone presence for heating, ventilation and air conditioning ("HVAC"), Waterworks or Industrial business, a Blended Branches location can also provide these products and services to local customers.


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The Waterworks business distributes pipes, valves and fittings (“PVF”), hydrants, meters and related water management products alongside related services including water line tapping and pipe fusion.  Waterworks operates with governments and municipal contractors, water treatment plant contractors and waterworks contractors on residential, commercial and municipal projects.


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Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

The HVAC business distributes heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment to specialist contractors, predominantly in the residential and commercial markets for repair and replacement.


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The Industrial business distributes Pipes, Valves and Fittings (PVF) products to industrial customers across all sectors including oil and gas, mining, chemical and power. It also provides supply chain management solutions for a full range of Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) supplies.


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The other business units include:

The Fire and Fabrication business supplies fire protection systems to commercial contractors.

The B2C business sells directly to consumers via websites using the product range and distribution network of the Blended Branches business. The majority of our B2C business is conducted through www.Build.com

The Commercial MRO business provides products, services and solutions to enable reliable maintenance of facilities across multiple RMI markets including multi-family properties, government agencies, hospitality, education and healthcare.


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