David Leonhardt, founder and owner of Leonhardt Pipe and Supply, started in the fire protection industry over 30 years ago selling pipe out of a garage in downtown Charlotte, ed NC. David and his brother Douglas pioneered the industry in the southeastern United States, by founding and successfully growing their first company, Douglas Leonhardt and Associates (DLA). DLA became one of the largest distributors and suppliers in the region, by the late 90’s it had expanded to Tampa, Atlanta, and Nashville. In 1998 it was acquired by Hughes Supply. David retired from the industry to pursue his passion for wildlife and agriculture, by buying his ranch in Blackstock, SC. In 2004, David returned to the industry with his son, Joshua, and incorporated Leonhardt Pipe and Supply with the first warehouse located on his family farm.
Today Leonhardt Pipe and Supply is a multi-generational family owned and operated company that aims to become a master distributor and fabricator of fire protection and fire sprinkler products for generations to come.