Hello Atlantic family,
It’s with a heavy heart reflecting upon our past but with tons of excitement towards our future, that I share with you the news, if you haven’t already heard, that Atlantic Irrigation has partnered with SiteOne Landscape Supply.
My parents, Ed and June, started Atlantic from humble beginnings in 1976. My dad was a contractor before that. I still remember when I was just 8 years old, reading the Weathermatic catalog in my and my sister’s little upstairs bathroom at 2AM because I couldn’t sleep trying to figure out what a 618H nozzle was. (I still think I dug more holes before I was fifteen than most people do in a lifetime. I’m sure a lot of you feel the same way.)
Fast forward 42 years later, 32 branches later, 12 states later, another country later, thousands of awesome customer relationships later and most importantly 247 Atlantic family members later and here I am breaking this extraordinary news to you. Having been one of the largest family owned irrigation and outdoor lighting distributors in the United States, I always felt I wanted to lead Atlantic until I couldn’t grow it any larger. We grew a lot over these past years and whether we hit our zenith or not, I’ll never know…but I think we were extremely close to it. After much, much time and many, many concerns (and quite a few tears), I did what I thought was best for my family and even more importantly our employees. I can’t thank you our partner-customers and vendors enough.
Our next chapter, having joined SiteOne Landscape Supply, is extremely bright and again exciting. Our employees and I are all still here and are staying on to lead us, the best damn people in the industry, into this next chapter. We’re not forgetting our Atlantic history but rather honoring it in how we carry ourselves in our minds, in our hearts and in our actions everyday.
Thank you all again and let’s continue to kick some ass!
Ed Santalone, Jr