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Huston Group

After graduating in 1889 from Curry Business College in Pittsburgh, PA with a degree in accounting, Harry R. Huston founded the H. R. Huston Hardware in 1899.  During its early years Huston’s served the local community as a Grocery/Hardware store.


After the turn of the Century the Hardware business began to grow along with the industrialization of Western Pennsylvania.


In 1938 a son, John Hartzell Huston was named President and began to focus on servicing manufacturers and mills in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio.  In 1947 the company added a new warehouse and continued to grow in the industrial supply business. In 1950 the H. R. Huston Company incorporated and sold the Retail hardware business to focus on Industry.


After the death of John Hartzell Huston in 1964 Chester S. Butler, a son-in-law became president.  Under “Chet” the company grew in products and services before his retirement in 1986.  His son, Mark H. Butler proceeded him as president.  In 1991, Huston Incorporated acquired Warren Mill Supply in Warren, Ohio.  The former Warren Hardware Company had served Eastern Ohio since 1889.  In 2005, the companies were officially merged to form The Huston Group.


Never before has The Huston Group offered so many products and services.  In 1999 Huston’s entered the industrial rental market with the formation of its sister company Equipment Rental Options (ERO). 


Our new modern facility allows us to show case and distribute our products efficiently to the end user.  We thank our current customers for their past support and look forward to serving Pennsylvania and Ohio for the next hundred years.


                                                                              Mark Huston Butler


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