Since our founding in 1924, H2I has been committed to bringing you quality products with exceptional service. The history of H2I’s mindest has always been solutions-oriented. Because of this we continue to grow from a simple supply company in the Twin Cities to a nationwide solutions provider. H2I Group is continuously changing, but our dedication to excellence for our customers has remained the same.
In 1924, H2I Group- known then as The Industrial Supply Company- was founded by W. W. “Duke” Haldeman. Through his vision, and that of William R. Langford and John E. “Jack” Homme, the company grew from four employees and one field of products, to its current status as an employee-owned company with more than 200 members, and a nationwide reach with over 75 product options in six different markets.
In 1949, the Haldeman Langford Manufacturing Company is created after the Haldeman-Langford company entered into a manufacturing-royalty arrangement, for the first time in its history, with Reynold Erickson of Forest Lake, Minnesota.
In 1961, Haldeman Homme moved from its original headquarters on University Avenue in St Paul, Minnesota, and began leasing larger offices on East Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In 1966, the company built a 14,000 square foot facility on two acres in the mid-city industrial park in Minneapolis, where it currently resides. The building was specifically designed to serve the company’s sales and service staff along with needed warehouse stocking space.
Today, the Haldeman-Homme Minneapolis facility (Corporate Headquarters) is almost three times the size it was in 1966- 40,000 square feet!
In 1967, Haldeman-Homme acquired the Anderson Ladd Corporation, the leading supplier of commercial and residential hardwood and athletic flooring in the Midwest. The corporation was dissolved, and Anderson-Ladd began operating as a subsidiary division of Haldeman-Homme, Inc.
In 1987, Haldeman Homme becomes completely employee owned.
In 1996, Ernie Stalock became president and established the company’s current motto of “Exceeding Customer Expectations.”
In 2005, Sales offices in Chicago, Des Moines, and Omaha opened up.
In 2008, Haldeman Homme grew operations in the south and west, with offices in Houston, Dallas, Austin, Denver, and Salt Lake City. Academic Specialties, a provider for the construction, design professional, and school markets in Denver, Colorado, was acquired, bringing HHI to the Rocky Mountain region.
In 2009, Haldeman Homme distribution expanded to Arkansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming.
In 2011, Performance Installations was acquired to provide installation, maintenance, and project management services in the west and south.
In 2012, Iowa Direct Equipment in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Academic Specialties, Texas, joined the Haldeman Homme team.
In 2014, Haldeman Homme, Inc. commemorated its 90 year anniversary.
On October 1, 2019, Haldeman Homme announced our corporate restructure with the new name, H2I Group.
H2I continues to exceed customer expectations nationwide, servicing all 50 states and growing our ESOP.
We conduct our business activities and behavior within the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and honesty.
The H2I team consists of outstanding individuals working in unity, focused on the greater good.
Leadership is not a position or title, leadership is a transformative process when we all take a leadership mindset in service to our clients and our community.
We are focused and passionate in creating a successful future through strong relationships, continuous improvement, and an open mindset.
People are our greatest strength. H2I employees prioritize exceptional care for our clients.
The safety, health, and welfare or our employees, clients, and partners is our highest priority.
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To be recognized as the national leader in employee ownership by creating sustained client, employee, and company success.
We serve through planning, design, construction, and service solutions for high performance environments that enrich and inspire the lives of our clients, communities, and employees.