Rotary Supply Corporation is a family owned business, proudly supplying customers since
Mr. William Simerlein started selling Linens to the shipping industry, both Cruise Lines and
Cargo Ships, in the New York Harbor. This was at a time when the New York Harbor was the
busiest port in the world. As the business grew, his son in law, John Robinson, joined the
company and added Oil Companies, Ship Chandlers and Camps.
In 1974, Roger Cope, John’s son in law, joined the company and expanded the Cruise Line
business, as well as concentrating on the Hospitality market. Due to the excellent
reputation for service, quality and pricing and Rogers’ tremendous work ethic, we were able
to greatly expand the customer base.
In 2000, Greg Cope, Rogers’ son, left a successful job on Wall Street after 5 years and
rejoined the family business, bringing his talents and energy. Greg expanded the product
offerings, as well as adding new customer markets, from international Architectural and
Design Companies, to Health Clubs, Gyms, Healthcare Facilities and the growing Spa market.
During this time, we went from being a regional distributor to a nationwide and
As the generations continue to grow the business, the one thing that remains constant is
that we will always value the loyalty of our customers and will always strive to offer the
best value and service. At Rotary Supply Corporation we recognize that you, our customer,
are the reason for our success.