The History of Jomar

Jomar Group, founded in 1966, is a leading supplier of innovative valves and component solutions. With 13 stocking warehouses located across the US and Canada and with sales representatives in every state, their innovative products are easily accessible throughout North America. Jomarís diverse product line supports a wide variety of plumbing, industrial, utility, HVAC, and process control applications. In addition to working as a manufacturer, the company serves master distributors, wholesalers, contractors, and OEMís.


The company was founded in 1966 by Joseph Martin. A former Navy Commander in the South Pacific,. Joseph Martin began his civilian career in 1958 as a sales representative for a Midwest tool and die manufacturer. Set out to change the way the PVF industry conducts business, Martin formed his own company, J. Robert Martin Inc. in 1961. In twenty years, the company grew to become a market leader in the selling and distribution of plumbing and heating products throughout the Midwest.