The Business was founded by Barry and Barbara Touloukian in March of 1973. They purchased what was then known as Moss Wholesale Supply Company, a wholesale distributorship of heating and air-conditioning equipment. Barry started his own mechanical contracting business, The Touloukian Engineering Company, in 1959 which he closed after the purchase of Moss Wholesale Supply. In 1975 Barry changed the name to its current name, The Touloukian Supply Inc.
Barry Touloukian was born in Istanbul Turkey on October 27, 1927. In May of 1946 he came to the United States from Beirut, Lebanon to study mechanical engineering at Purdue University. It was at Purdue where he met Barbara Redmon, and they were married in 1951, two weeks after graduating from Purdue. In 1959 Barry not only started the Touloukian Engineering Co., but he also received his United States citizenship, something for which he was very proud of.
Barry passed away February 19, 1998. His work experiences included H.A. Thrush and Company, Ross Supply Company and Marburger Supply Company before becoming self employed.
The Touloukian Supply Company was a heating only, two and a half man supply house in a 5000 square foot building. Soon after taking over the wholesale business, Barry began to add to the product line introducing plumbing fixtures, pipe and fittings. Today, Touloukian Supply, Inc. is a full time supply house with many product additions since that beginning.