For this dealer spotlight, we reached out to Willy, at SIRCO Industrial Supply in Erie, Pennsylvania. Willy has one of the very first Tubes n’ Hoses systems ever sold, in fact, it was a hand cranked system that he has since updated.
What is your main business/products or services? Hydraulic & Pneumatic hose assemblies and v-belts.
Describe your business. We sell safety supplies, street signage, hose, belts, fume & dust collection hose, steam pressure washer, conveyor belting and gauges.
Why did you pick this particular kind of business? This is a family business, 2nd & 3rd generations.
What’s the one thing your business is known for over your competitors? “If we can’t make it….you don’t need it” We have an enormous inventory.
What are you known for? Customer service.
What is the 1 thing you would change if you could do it over again? I would hire an outside sales person.
What are some of the services you offer that people may not know about? Most people are surprised that we have what they are looking for.
How has Tubes n’ Hoses helped you expand your customer base or helped your current customers? We use our Tubes n’ Hoses machine daily. We crimp air lines, bend and flare tube assemblies.
What’s an interesting tidbit about your business? Celebrating 55 years. I’ve been here 37 years and still love it! I also feed my employees breakfast and lunch daily. We go thru 12 dozen farm fresh brown eggs per week, 30 pounds of bacon, burgers, sausage and chicken every 2 weeks. I feed many of our walk in customers as well.
If your business were a book, song or famous artwork, what would it be and why? Book….well more like a roller coaster, many ups and downs, but always rewarding in the end.
Life is not ALL about business…so what do you do in your free time? We ski, boat, snow mobile, camp & ride motorcycles.
Is there anything else you would like our readers to know? Don’t lose sight of your dreams, always find the fun in what you do. Share God’s love with others.
SIRCO INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY
2127 CAUGHEY RD
ERIE, PA 16506