Roger Withers started in the plumbing business at Ludlow Supply, a local Utah wholesale distributor as a delivery driver. Never shying from hard work, he found himself moving up in the company. In 1979, Bob Fitzpatrick, asked him to come aboard as a salesman for Fitzpatrick Sales. It was only a few years later that Bob decided to retire and offered to sell his agency to Roger & Joyce. In August of 1986 the contract was signed. From delivery driver to business owner in a decade.
Roger & Joyce, together, began to build on the good name and legacy that Bob & Mary had established. In the years since they purchased the business, Fitzpatrick Sales has become a top rep agency in the west. With an incredible reputation that spans the industry from coast to coast.
When asked, there are two mottos that Roger lived by:
Roger & Joyce worked together as owners of Fitzpatrick Sales for 36 years. Roger, in total, has been associated with Fitzpatrick Sales for 45 years. They are proud of all that they accomplished and are now enjoying a well earned retirement.
Robert (Bob) & Mary Fitzpatrick moved from Arizona in 1973 to establish an independent manufacturers rep agency, R.E. Fitzpatrick Sales, Inc., that covered Utah, Southern Idaho and Western Wyoming.
Fitzpatrick Sales first three lines were Watts Regulator, Pasco Specialties & U.S. Brass. Almost 50 years later, Fitzpatrick Sales still represents two of those three lines, Watts Regulator (now named Watts Water Technologies) and Pasco Specialties.
Bob and Mary worked tirelessly to firmly establish the agency as a premier agency with a reputation of hard work, integrity and exceptional values that manufacturers & customers would come to expect.
As the company continued to grow, it was obvious that it was time to add salespeople to the agency. In 1979 Bob hired Roger Withers as a salesman. Together, they helped to firmly establish the brands that they represented in the Utah and Idaho market. Bob and Mary retired in 1986, selling and turning the company over to Roger & Joyce Withers.