The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 26 at Johnstone Supply, 890 New Burton Road, Dover.

The event marked the grand opening of the company’s newest family-owned location and its second in Delaware.

Johnstone offers unitary and specialty equipment, repair and replacement parts, as well as maintenance supplies for residential, light commercial, refrigeration and facilities maintenance. In addition to the inventory found in stores, customers have access to more than 75,000 Johnstone products online and more than 32,000 from the annual print catalog. Relationships with the industry’s top manufacturers also allow for access to a million special order parts.

“We offer the products, programs and services that help contractors of all sizes succeed,” explained Bonnie Comunale, co-franchisee of the two Delaware locations. “We’re committed to being our customers’ HVACR resource from start to finish.”

The success of the first location in New Castle prompted Comunale, her husband and her son, both named Rich, to open another location further south to serve the needs of contractors in the area. The Comunales are hoping that by opening the Dover store, they will be able to offer some convenience for their loyal customers.

The family is hoping to expand its store locations throughout Delaware and to do so with the support of its community.

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