NESA (Northeast Sales Associates) originally started in 1953 as L. Rosenberg Associates, Inc. At that time Larry Rosenberg stepped out on his own to represent manufacturers in the plumbing industry throughout the Upstate NY region. Rosenberg operated the company until 1986 when Richard Wisotzke (an associate at the time) came to an agreement with Rosenberg to purchase the company.
The next year, Wisotzke joined forces with a gentleman named Orville Arel and they formed Northeast Sales Associates, Inc. Representing both Zoeller and Bradford White the two grew the company into a well-known and respected member of the plumbing community. Over the next few years they added associates and one of those associates Alan R. Whitney was asked to join in the ownership of the company. Not long after that, Mike Tousignant joined the group and was also asked to join in the ownership of the company.
Some years later Orville passed and Richard hired Robert Philips as an associate, Sheryl Sabin as the office manager, and Peter Costanzo as the commercial quotation specialist. In 2009 Whitney, Tousignant, Philips, Sabin, and Costanzo came to an agreement with Wisotzke to purchase the company and continue the long standing commitment to sales and service.
This new group, still operating as NESA then joined forces with and existing agency known as Meyer Bressen Inc. The combination of NESA and Meyer Bressen strengthened the company’s overall profile and diversity providing a platform for additional growth. This was accomplished when NESA joined forces with Gus Z. Associates, another long term agency this time with strong ties in the world of hydronic heating. The company now has 7 inside and 10 outside employees making it one of the most highly staffed organizations in the state of NY. In an ever changing industry, NESA continues to move forward as quickly as our human and financial resources allow. We are committed to keeping NESA relevant going forward and hope to create a platform with our associates that will allow the company to continue indefinitely.