About Massey Johnson, Associates
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 and 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 Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BEST) degree with honors in August of 1973. He spent a brief time in the Gulf of Mexico working on an offshore oil rig as a Roughneck after graduation. Robert started full time with Herlin Equipment in January of 1974.

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

Both Billy Massey and Winston Johnson retired, and Robert Johnson purchased a significant 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 and office facility located at 6915 Industrial Ave. The new facility was 8,000 square feet and included an office and warehouse.

In 2000 Massey Johnson Associates moved to a new facility located next door at 6923 Industrial Ave. The new facility included 16,000 square feet of office and warehouse space.

Massey Johnson Associates is a commercial plumbing specification and engineered products representative. We have five full time employees in Albuquerque, ten in El Paso, and two in Colorado. Massey Johnson is well rounded with product offerings which include commercial plumbing, pumps, boilers, and other engineered products.