White van with Stronghold Suppy blue lettering in foreground on the jobsite at Washington Nationals stadium with baseball murals in the background

Stronghold Supply, Inc. was founded in 1995, in Tampa, by Matt Botts and his wife, Kimberly. Matt had thirteen years of experience working with one of the largest tool and fastener suppliers in the state of Florida. Kimberly’s business and accounting experience were called on to round out the team. Matt and Kimberly made the move to Virginia (Matt’s birthplace). With their newborn daughter, a handful of loyal customers from Florida, and no accounts established in Virginia, it was a big risk. They wanted to bring their Florida style of jobsite service to the Northern Virginia area.

Working out of the garage and basement in their Shenandoah Valley home, it was soon evident a store location was needed and fast. The first store opened in February of 1997, located in Manassas off of I-66 and Sudley Road. The company continued to grow along with the family as their son arrived in 1998. Stronghold Supply moved to its present location, 12189 Balls Ford Road, in November of 2002. Stronghold Supply continues to grow and provide strong, quality service to its customers.