Who We Are

Trio Supply Company is a leading Twin Cities distributor of institutional food service disposables, janitorial and sanitary products, and beauty/spa supplies. Our experienced staff, depth of inventory, and superior service make us unique in our market.

The company was founded by a trio of individuals, Mike Ludwig, Steve Isakson, and Don Larson, in 1985. A couple of years later, Dan Bonk joined the partnership. The co-owners worked hard over the years alongside a team of dedicated employees, building a loyal clientele and enjoying continuous growth. When we started out, annual sales were in the $1 to $2 million range. Today we are a $30 million firm, with a strong regional leadership position based on the same values and focus we started with—getting our customers what they need when they need it, and doing whatever it takes to fulfill that commitment.


Trio Supply’s primary customer base includes restaurants, schools, hospitals, and government agencies, as well as office buildings, and any other concern using institutional paper, janitorial or sanitary products. Our product lines feature variety and depth unmatched in our region, and our fill rate can’t be beat. Back orders are simply unheard of at Trio Supply.

Trio Supply has a basic management philosophy. Everyone in our company, including our four owners, provides direct, personal attention for each of our valued customers. Much of our business is through referrals from existing customers. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity of providing you with the kind of outstanding products and service our customers have come to expect.