Each year, the S. G. Torrice company awards one employee the Samuel G. Torrice award. This award is voted on by our company’s employees and recognizes the one member of our team that exemplifies our core values in their day-to-day work. These “Principles” reflect what our founder, Sam had in mind when he started this Company in 1958.
It is the mission of S. G. Torrice to become our customers’ supplier of choice, our vendors’ distributor of choice, and our employees’ employer of choice. We will provide a level of service exceeding the expectations of our customers and the companies we represent. Each day, we will make every effort to add value and fulfill the needs of our customers, vendors, and employees. Our past winners are:
Samuel G. Torrice, the founder of the S. G. Torrice Company, is a veteran of World War II, where he served in the European theatre. Sam was wounded in action in Italy in 1945, an injury that eventually helped lead to the founding of the company. After returning home from the war, Sam took advantage of The GI Bill to attend Northeastern University to get a business degree.
Using that education, Sam became the office manager at BELCO in the early 1950's - a company credited with being the first distributor in New England to focus solely on HVAC. In 1955, Sam left BELCO to run SINCO Supply, an HVAC distributor in Wakefield, MA. The experience at these two companies coupled with his education led to the founding of the S. G. Torrice Company in April of 1958. The entire history of the company is summarized on our Company History Page.