Established in 1979 by Bob Porretta, R.P. Associates began as a stocking manufacturers representative firm serving industrial and plumbing distributors in Louisiana and Mississippi. Over the years under his leadership, the business grew by adding more product lines and increasing territory coverage to include southern Arkansas, southern Alabama, and the Florida panhandle. Today, R.P. Associates is not only a stocking manufacturers representative firm but also a master distributor of fittings, flanges, valves, pipe, and other products in the industrial, plumbing, oilfield, waterworks, irrigation, chemical, and marine industries.