A Bit of History on Johnstone Supply

Johnstone Supply began back in 1953 and today it is the HVAC/R industries largest cooperative of independently owned and operated stores. Nationwide, Johnstone is made-up of almost 400 stores which include five major distribution points (Oregon, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Florida and the newest addition in Las Vegas, Nevada). Our seven stores in Nebraska and Iowa are locally owned by Kim and MaryAnn Cafferty for over 31 years. In Nebraska, we have two stores in Omaha, one in Lincoln, and one in Kearney and in Iowa, we have a store in Des Moines, Davenport and now our newest location in Ames.


We have just opened our newest store in Ames, Iowa on October 11th located at 2701 Ford Street! If you are coming from out of town, take Exit 113 off I-35, go West on 13th, then South on Dayton, turn East on Ford and a quick left into our parking lot. Easy-in and well worth the trip!!


Johnstone produces a new catalog every April stocked full of product from over 300 different manufacturers. In addition to the catalog, a flyer is distributed every month, as well, with great prices on many different items. At the local level, we distribute a monthly newsletter with our statements full of information on upcoming events, classes and more. If you would like to be added to our e-mail list so you can receive a newsletter or any other important flyers, please contact Megan at megan.scott@johnstonesupply.com and she would be happy to add you to her list.


Locally, we also produce two Pre-Season programs, one in the spring and one in the fall with fantastic prices on all must have items. We also have an Open House in the spring and one in the fall at each of our locations. The Open Houses are always a great event with many different vendors, great food and fabulous door prizes. In addition to our Open Houses, the Des Moines and Omaha locations each host an annual golf outing every May or June which is a huge success thanks to our very supportive vendors and customers.


We are proud to say we have some of the best trained people to serve you in our industry. Training is a huge part of our success plus Kim's operations enjoy little-to-no turnover in personnel which helps build company morale at all levels. We are committed to our organization with our attendance, dollars and volunteerism. We have come a long way in 31 years because of dedicated customers like you and we look forward to continued growth over the next 30 years.