ABOUT LONE STAR INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY
Industry pros you can trust — now and for years down the road
Has this happened to you? Your company needs a new shipment of tools and equipment to stay on task and safe in the field. The first thing you do is try to navigate your way through a busy, outdated, and confusing online distributor catalog. Many of the supplies you need are there and ready to buy, but others aren’t. On top of that, you only need X number of tools, not Y, and a more customized solution for a specific problem. But you run into a brick wall online and can’t get any support in person or over the phone. Wouldn’t it be nice to work with a distributor who not only has the tools and solutions you need right now but has also been in your shoes and isn’t too busy or far away to offer unrivaled on-site support when problems arise?
Lone Star Industrial Supply in Rhome, Texas, was founded so that you have more control and peace of mind over your job site and an industry professional to turn to when it matters most. We have over two decades of hands-on experience in supplying tools and building relationships with manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers all over the country. That experience also affords us a superior understanding of how your company ticks and what it needs right now to be successful.
Meet the Co-Owner
Richard Coldwell has more than 20 years of industrial manufacturing experience and has established himself as a subject-matter expert for professionals in a variety of industries, from aviation and oil & gas to power generation and more. What truly separates him is his institutional knowledge — understanding the needs of each customer, the commitment it takes to get people what they need, and his vast relationships across the nation. Basically, if Richard doesn’t have it or can’t fix it, he knows someone who can.
Before starting Lone Star Industrial Supply, Richard held management positions at established organizations such as Montgomery Elevator Company, GE Engine Services, Johnston Industrial Supply, and Snap-on Tools. He has worked in multiple states while overseeing direct reports in numerous territories across the country.
His accolades include:
- Certified Six Sigma Green Belt from GE Engine Services and Villanova University
- Skills USA Kansas State Board of Directors
- WATC College Advisory Committee
- VP of Cowley County Big Brothers and Big Sisters
- Boeing 787 Program Operations Start up
- Board of Directors Crosby Lane Ministries (503C)
When Richard isn’t working, he is very involved with his church as an Adult Sunday School teacher and singer for the praise team and choir. He and wife Bobbie have been married since 2003. They are working toward adopting two grandchildren.