About Us

Dedicated to Our Customers' Success

Butler Supply Inc., is a woman owned, managed, and controlled company that was founded in St. Louis, MO in 1941.  C.E. "Ed" Butler created Butler Supply with a simple concept: Provide customers with the industry’s finest products and personal service. Over seven decades later, his granddaughter, Deborah Kuempel and the extended Butler family continues to guide the company with the same dedication to total customer satisfaction.

At Butler Supply, our success depends on our customers success. In order to help our customers improve their businesses, Butler Supply hosts customer training events covering topics from product education and installation certification, to marketing and collections best practices. For those of you who have not yet worked with our Butler Supply team, please give us a try. We would appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

- Deborah Kuempel, 3rd Generation Owner.

Our Vision

Success, Together

Our Core Values

  • Exceptional Service
  • Continuous Improvement / Forward Thinking
  • Industry Expertise
  • Respect
  • Mutual Profitability

Our Mission

We will be a growing and financially healthy, family-owned distributor of electrical, plumbing, and communications supplies focused on overall excellence, exceptional service and solutions through continuous improvement, industry expertise and engaged associates dedicated to our customers' success


Large Inventory

Butler Supply places a very high priority on inventory, stocking over 15 million dollars in products. Inventory at each of our 26 branch locations is individually tracked and automatically replenished daily from our 80,000 square-foot St. Louis distribution center. Our experienced team of purchasing managers review every line we stock every week, to make sure our inventory meets forecasted demands. Stocking a broad line of materials, Butler Supply can provide you with everything you need to get your job done, from start to finish.


Quality Products

Butler Supply is dedicated to stocking only top quality merchandise for our customers. Butler partners with first-rate electrical suppliers such as 3M, Leviton, Ideal, Klein, Broan, General Electric, Cutler-Hammer, Cooper Lighting, Hubbell Lighting and Hubbell Electrical Products. Our plumbing suppliers include industry front-runners such as Aqua Glass, Basco, Delta, Moen, Eljer, MTI Whirlpools, Elkay, Prinsco, Bradford White, OmegaFlex TracPipe and Watts. Providing quality products ensures you quality performance on the job.


Same-Day Delivery

With our network of 26 store locations throughout Missouri and Illinois, Butler Supply makes daily deliveries from our central warehouse to maintain each store's expansive inventory. Our dedicated drivers disembark from our St. Louis distribution center as early as 4:00am in order to deliver inventory to each individual store by 10:00am Monday through Friday. When your job requires extra quantities or the not-so-ordinary non-stock items, you can count on Butler Supply to get you your product in a timely manner.


Always the Right Price

As the largest, independent distributor of electrical, plumbing and data communications products in the Missouri/ Illinois bi-state area, we have tremendous purchasing power. This translates into our ability to offer you great value on quality products. From a residential construction job to a multi-million dollar commercial project, our sales and quotations team will help you come out ahead, project after project, year after year.


Knowledgeable Staff

At Butler Supply, our team is trained and ready to serve you. Whether you need advice on an electrical, plumbing or voice-and-data project, our experienced team has the answers you need. Our outside salespeople have an average of 16 years of industry experience. Our people are continually educated on changing technology, new products and new industry codes. Butler Supply is also an active member of several industry organizations including the Electrical Board of Missouri and Illinois, the National Association of Electrical Distributors, and Affiliated Distributors, in order to keep abreast of current issues and to better forecast demands. When it comes to knowledge and experience, you can rely on Butler Supply.