About ABCO Wholesale Distributors

ABCO has been a family owned and operated company for over 40 years serving all of New England and beyond. While known for our great service and competitive prices, we also offer an extensive full line of janitorial, safety, packaging, foodservice and office products. ABCO is one of the first wholesale supply companies to pioneer “same day and next day delivery” service which you hear about so much these days. We also are one of the originators of “single sourcing” our customers to simplify the buying process. Just ask some of our satisfied customers, we strive on customer service.


Originally, ABCO started out as a cleaning company founded by Edmund Clavette Sr. in the early 1970’s. The business was eventually taken over by his children where in 1985, they began to phase out the cleaning service end of the company. Soon after, they ventured into selling cleaning supplies instead. Our first facility was on Arch Street in New Britain, CT. with less than a couple thousand sq/ft of warehouse space in the basement of a 5 story building, a small office rental and retail store, and one small box truck. The company grew to a point where a move was needed, and our current location on West Main St. in New Britain, CT. was founded. The business has remained here for over 20 years and has made growth almost every year.

Left, is a photo of when ABCO first moved to West Main Street in New Britain, CT. back in the late 1980’s. In the beginning, the building was occupied by ABCO, along with several other businesses renting space. By the early 1990’s, ABCO occupied the entire property.


Services we provide

  • Product installation  (dispenser programs and full installation by our trained staff)
  • Employee training  (a full how to training program to teach employees when & how to use products effectively)
  • Equipment repair & Rentals (full service repair dept. & rentals available)
  • Online ordering (24/7 online ordering, customized to meet your needs)
  • Vendor managed inventory (we can manage the products you need so you don’t have to)
  • Custom imprinting on select products
  • Fast turn-around (same and next day delivery)

Brands and vendor partnerships : Gojo – Kutol – Americo – Kimberly Clark – Essity – Simoniz – Minuteman – Majestic Glove – GSS Safety – Pactiv – Dart – Rubbermaid – Akers Glove – Carlisle – Dymon – Clorox – P&G – Reckitt-Benckiser – Dial – Aluf Plastics – NCL – Morcon Paper & MANY MORE! 


(We are an SBE “Small Business Enterprise” accredited company)