Massey Johnson History

Massey Johnson, Associates was founded in 1974 when Billy Massey merged his company with Herlin Equipment Company. Herlin Equipment had been a heating and air conditioning representative in the El Paso/Albuquerque areas since the early 1920’s. At the time of the merger, Herlin Equipment was owned by Winston Johnson and Clarence Albrecht. Billy Massey had been a Manufacturer’s Representative for plumbing wholesale lines for many years in the El Paso area.

 

Robert W. Johnson, who had been working part time with Herlin Equipment his senior year of high school

and throughout his college studies, was given the responsibility to work with Billy Massey on the new plumbing product lines represented by Massey Johnson Associates. Robert Johnson graduated from New Mexico State University with a four year BSET degree with honors in August of 1973. Robert started full time with Herlin Equipment in January of 1974, after working in the Gulf of Mexico on an off shore oil rig as a Roughneck.

 

In November of 1986, Massey Johnson Associates opened an Albuquerque office with an office/warehouse facility and three employees.

 

Both Billy Massey and Winston Johnson retired, and Robert Johnson purchased a large percentage of Herlin Equipment stock to become partners with Clarence Albrecht in 1987.

 

In November of 1989, Robert Johnson purchased Massey Johnson Associates from Herlin Equipment. The new corporation was R.W. Johnson, Associates, Inc., DBA Massey Johnson, Associates. A year later, Massey Johnson relocated from the Downtown area and built a new warehouse/office facility located at 6915 Industrial Ave. The new facility included 8000 square feet of office/warehouse.

 

In 2000 Massey Johnson, Associates moved to a new facility located next door to the 6915 warehouse facility at 6923 Industrial Ave. The new facility included 16000 square feet of office/warehouse space.

 

Massey Johnson, Associates is a plumbing specification/engineered products representative with six full time employees in Albuquerque and nine in El Paso. Massey Johnson is well rounded with product offerings having both shelf type plumbing lines and hydronic engineered specification products lines.