Jim Prior along with his two sons, Jamie, and Kevin, unloaded their first truckload of ladders into their Glastonbury Connecticut warehouse over 30 years ago. Jim worked in the industry and always wanted to have a business with his two boys. With the financial backing from Jim and a lot of determination and hard work, Jamie and Kevin were soon writing up sales at the counter and loading/unloading trucks in the freezing rain and snow.
Initially, they only offered a limited line of products and rentals with no other services. Soon after opening, a customer asked for van shelving. They ordered the shelving and cabinets from another dealer, bought a few cordless drills at Sears, and installed it. This was how the truck and van equipment division got started!
One day, Kevin and Jamie received an order for one hundred ladders to be delivered to the new casino, Foxwoods in Southeastern CT. There was one problem, they did not have a delivery truck. So, Jamie went home, got his snowmobile trailer and they hooked it up to the family minivan. Kevin drove off to the casino in the minivan towing a trailer full off one hundred blue fiberglass step ladders and this is how the delivery service started.
Over the years they continued to add products and services. Now they have three warehouses and an ecommerce website with thousands of products available for delivery. They offer training in scaffolding, ladders and fall protection regulations. American Ladders & Scaffolds is now the largest supplier of ladders, scaffolds, fall protection and truck equipment in the Nation. Offering scaffold rental, erection and engineering, truck and van equipment installation, competent person training, and delivery everywhere……. every day!