Sutphen began in 1890 as a dream of C.H. Sutphen. His son, Harry, took an interest in the business and carried it on until his death.
Harry’s two sons, Thomas and Robert, joined the business after World War II. They gained experience and job responsibility over the years, with Robert becoming Chairman of the Board and Thomas, President of the Company.
Sutphen is in its 130th year of operation; making it the oldest continuously owned and operated fire apparatus manufacturers in the country. Never reorganized, owned or operated by anyone other than a Sutphen, family atmosphere is apparent.