Founder Albert J. Coburn, a New Orleans native who began his career as a plumbing and heating contractor, approached opportunities with nerve, imagination and persuasiveness. His strong commitment to fair play, hard work, family and faith influenced his career and continues to impact the lives of almost 1,000 employees who work at Coburn’s today.
By providing real solutions and stellar customer service, Coburn’s has remained a top distributor of quality products since first opening in 1934 in Beaumont, Texas. Today, Coburn’s has more than 50 locations and three centrally located distribution centers serving Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. In addition to its physical stores, Coburns.com provides product availability for customers everywhere. While the company has grown, it is still run by third and fourth generations of Albert Coburn’s family. The family business shares the same vision it started with and has never lost sight of the main reason the company exists: its customers.