J&B Supply, Inc. was founded in February 1968 in Fort Smith, Arkansas by J.L. Jones and Jim Barns, both originally from the Muskogee, Oklahoma area. The original location of J&B Supply was a single building in Fort Smith. From that small beginning, J&B Supply grew steadily, and in a few short years became a full-line plumbing and hvac distributor, serving the entire western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma area.
In 1978, Mr. Barnes interest in the corporation was purchased by Mr. Jones. Mr. Jones then started a wholesale electrical store in Fort Smith. With this addition, his son, Steve Jones, joined his father in the business. In 1980, the business grew and purchased another supply in Springdale, Arkansas.
The company grew dramatically over the next several years and more distributorships were opened in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Following his father's death, in October of 1991, Steve Jones assumed operational leadership of J&B Supply. In 2013, Brent Jones, Steve's son, joined him in this family empire as it continues to grow.
In 2016, more changes came with the transition into the Luxaire heating and cooling brand. Luxaire is proudly made in the U.S.A. and is a national sponsor of the Make-A-Wish foundation. In the spring of 2017, it was decided to give J&B Supply's showrooms a name of their own, GreatHouse Fixtures. The change came in hopes to show an open invitation for anyone that is in the market for plumbing, lighting and/or home décor. GreatHouse Fixtures, by J&B Supply, boasts of showroom staff members, with over 60 years combined experience, that are trained and knowledgeable in all the current trends involving residential construction, remodels, redesigning and fixer-uppers.
Today, J&B Supply operates from five supply house locations, including two showrooms with approximately 80 dedicated employees. This third generation, family-owned business, is celebrating 50 years of age and continues setting new trends while serving its community.