Two Industry Leaders Partnering for a Common Goal Walker Supply, Inc. partners with W.S. Connelly & Company, Inc.

01 Jun 2022 8:43 AM | Deleted user


Roanoke, Virginia— W.S. Connelly & Company (“WSC”) and Walker Supply (“WSI”), leading providers of seed,  fertilizer, and plant protection solutions, announced today the merger of both companies. WSI and WSC will begin  integrating business operations in the months to follow, however, both companies will maintain their brand equity in  the marketplace and continue to deliver on exceeding customer and supplier expectations.  

“We celebrate this new milestone today as we formally join these two independently owned and operated companies,” Kevin Connelly comments. “As we went through the due diligence process, it is the culture of each company that  excites us most. This partnership will be most successful because we share the same passion to serve both our staff  and customers. Simply put, we are merging two incredible family driven businesses.”  

For over 30 years, WSI has delivered some of the most innovative and successful T&O solutions, growing to a  household name in the golf, lawn care, and sports turf industries. Keith Perl, Mike Sekula, and Bob Windsheimer, owners of WSI had the vision to create a true family driven business. WSI drove the market as a locally owned and  operated supply house. By merging with WSC, WSI will continue to operate independently, yet will draw on decades  of experience to push the boundaries of service, innovation and customer-focused solutions. 

Bob Windsheimer, owner of WSI states: “Our obsession with customer service led us to look for additional partners  in the industry. WSC is a natural fit for WSI to continue our path towards growth and customer focus. Being a part of  this family owned business allows our employees to have access to better opportunities. By combining our business  strengths, we will provide our customers a one-stop shop with over ten acres of warehouse space and a family of team  members passionately focused on earning our customer’s trust.”  


About W.S. Connelly & Company, Inc.  

Founded in the 1950s as a simple feed ‘n’ seed business, W.S. Connelly expanded across the decades to parent  multiple companies, all serving the agriculture and professional green industries. While the family business model is  increasingly rare in today’s business world, it is a third generation, family-owned and operated business. Through  years of hard-work this humble business has grown into one of the most well-respected turf, ornamental and  construction supply businesses in the country. 

About Walker Supply, Inc.  

Walker Supply Inc. is proud to have serviced turf and ornamental markets with quality products and  professional services for more than 30 years. Walker Supply is committed to providing customers with  dedicated service, product expertise, and local agronomic insight. Walker’s solution driven model has  proven to set the industry standard when it comes to agronomy planning, logistical service, and business  partnerships. 

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