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2J Supply HVAC Distributors Receives Milestone Achievement Award from Conway Center for Family Business


COLUMBUS, OH – 2J Supply HVAC Distributors was honored Wednesday, November 16 at the Conway Center for Family Business’ 24th Annual Family Business Awards program with Milestone Achievement award for reaching its 60th anniversary in business.

The program was established in 1998 to recognize excellence in family business in categories such as Milestone Achievement, Family Business of the Year, Succession Planning, and Rising Star.

“Family businesses are the backbone of the American economy and are vital to the Central Ohio economy and community,” said Jill Hofmans, executive director of the Conway Center for Family Business. “2J Supply HVAC Distributors, through its continued success and resiliency, deserves this recognition of longevity.”

“We are proud to have received a Milestone Achievement award during this year’s 24th annual awards program. We want to thank the Conway Center for Family Business for recognizing 2J Supply as an accomplished family business. We would also like to thank our customers and vendors for being part of our business and letting us be a part of yours.” said Kevin Trimbach, COO/President of 2J Supply. “And we would not be here without our 160 employees, whom we call family, who go over and above every day to help our customers and business growth. Sixty years is a long time – but just the beginning. Everyone at 2J Supply is excited about a bright future and looking forward to many more years bringing contractors the HVAC products and services they need to reach their business goals.” said Jason Trimbach, CEO of 2J Supply.

More than 30% of all family-owned businesses make the transition into the second generation. About 12% will still be viable into the third generation, with only 3% of all family businesses operating at the fourth-generation level and beyond.

The Family Business Awards Program is made possible through the generous support of Columbus CEO, First Merchants, Gryphon Financial Partners, Taft/, and Porter Wright.

Over the past sixty years 2J Supply has grown over four states and eleven locations – providing HVAC contractors with products in stock from 100’s of manufacturers of equipment and supplies to help keep their business running. 2J Supply contributes their success to the core values that originated with their creation in 1962 and remain intact today by everyone in the 2J family.

2J Core Values :

  • Relationships: We create respectful, mutually beneficial relationships with all we serve.
  • Integrity: We are fair, honest, and ethical in all we do.
  • Serve: Committed to the needs of others.
  • Excellence: Professionalism, continued improvement, and growth

The non-profit Conway Center for Family Business is Central Ohio’s resource for educational programs, resources and networking opportunities to support the growth and success of family-owned businesses. The Center celebrates the successes of family-owned businesses at its annual awards program and offers peer group opportunities for next-generation leaders, family business leaders, and women family business owners. The organization includes more than 200 family-owned businesses from Central Ohio ranging in size from three to more than 20,000 employees.

Jason Trimbach, Greg Trimbach, Larry Trimbach, Kevin Trimbach at the Conway Center for Family Business 24th Annual Family Business Awards program, held on November 16, 2022. 2J Supply was awarded with the Milestone Achievement award for reaching its 60th anniversary in business.