E.V. Roberts was founded in 1938 as Fry and Roberts, an aerospace electronics distributor born from the love Ernie Roberts had for electronics.

From the very beginning, Ernie Roberts set out to build a company that not only sold products, but one that worked with manufacturers to solve problems and align strategies to deliver the best products to their end users.

As the industry and the technologies that supported it continued to change, E.V. Roberts stayed at the forefront – reinventing itself as a distributor of Shell Chemicals’ epoxy resins and adhesives and eventually hiring an in-house chemist and adding a custom formulation division.

When Ron Cloud joined E.V. Roberts as CEO, after Ernie’s passing in 1993 at the age of 85, he continued this commitment and focused on getting the strategies, systems, people and processes right to propel the company forward.

Today, E.V. Roberts continues to build on the legacy that Ernie started. After 80 years, we remain responsive to manufacturer and customer needs, and we anticipate – and proactively adapt — to shifts in the marketplace. We take risks to do the right thing by our partners and customers. We continue to invest in ourselves to build a company that is collaborative, forward-thinking and committed to service and support.

We measure our success not only by the fact that the business has doubled its employee count over the last 20 years, and we continue to post double-digit annual growth, but that our people are continuously regarded as the best in the industry – both for their technical proficiency and the level of service and commitment they share.

Ernie’s passion and Ron’s commitment continue to inspire and lead us. Everyone at E.V. Roberts is ready to roll up their sleeves and work with you to come up with a solution that not only meets your needs but exceeds your expectations. Our hands-on approach keeps the market at our fingertips and puts us at the forefront of the industry so that we can deliver for you.

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