Original owner Paul Brown founded Viking Supply Inc. in 1977. The company was initially located on U.S. 42 in Florence, Kentucky. After 23 years of success in the industrial supplier industry, Paul Brown decided to sell the industrial powerhouse he had created and retire. Jim Parsons, the current owner, then purchased the company. Viking Supply Inc. serves Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio.
Jim Parsons worked for Viking from 1995 to May of 2000 before he took the reins of the company. Despite being the CEO of a successful business, Jim finds time to give back to his community. He coaches high school and middle school track and field at Notre Dame Academy in northern Kentucky, serves on the Board of Directors for the R.C. Durr YMCA and is a member of the Florence Rotary Club.
Under Jim’s leadership, Viking Supply Inc. has participated in many local charitable events. The company contributes to Redwood School, a local institution that devotes itself to helping children and adults with severe disabilities. Also involved with The Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, Viking Supply Inc. has solidly established itself as a benefactor of local charities.