The Marathon Group is a dynamic group of privately held
companies established thirty-two (32) years
ago by George Thomas. Marathons primary focus is in
the wholesale distribution of heating, air conditioning,
fireplaces, boilers, as well as parts and accessories to
compliment those products.
For the first twenty-one (21) years, the
company operated out of one (1) branch in
Scarborough, Ontario, concentrating mainly on heating and
air conditioning equipment. Its growth during that period
was strong and steady, building a solid foundation of customer
loyalty through quality service and an exceptional product
By 1989, Marathon was now firmly established
in the wholesale distribution business, with a solid and
loyal customer base, a strong financial position, and a
large inventory of varied equipment and accessories.
Marathon then continued to grow by opening a new branch
in Mississauga, Ontario. This new branch would enable Marathon
to provide the same level of quality service to its growing
customer base in other areas. At the same time, the Companys
foresight predicted a demand for gas fireplaces as a replacement
for traditional wood appliances.
Marathon successfully secured a fireplace line that would
prove to be a market leader, with an outstanding degree
of customer acceptance and satisfaction.
In recent years, Marathon has re-assessed its position,
and added innovative products, such as the BAXI line
of wall-hung boilers. Marathon has made a serious commitment
to positioning itself for the future, by investing in professional
personnel in various key areas of the group. In addition,
further investments have been made in equipment, systems,
and service improvements. All investments are made with
the primary objective of enhancing service and efficiency.
Marathon now has an excellent array of products, knowledgeable
and dedicated staff, a solid financial base, a comprehensive
distribution network, and a business vision for the future.
All of these factors aid us in attaining our primary objective:
TO PASSIONATELY SERVE THE CUSTOMER.