Ritz Safety
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2018 Ritz Safety Catalog
Fingerless Gloves
Safety Essentials
Arc Flash Protection
Cold Weather Gear
Confined Space
Construction Products
Ergonomic Support
Eye/Face Protection
Facilities Maintenance
Fall Protection
First Aid
Gas Detectors and Meters
Head Protection
Hearing Protection
Heat Relief
Hi-Visibility Clothing
Protective Clothing
Rain Gear
Respiratory Protection
Severe Weather
Storage & Containment
Survey, Marking, Skid Tape
Traffic Safety
Water Safety
Welding Safety
3M Products

From Humble Beginnings

From our humble beginnings as a dedicated mother/son team selling work boots & gloves out of the back of a service truck in South Florida, we have grown into a respected, international safety equipment & supply distributor with hundreds of team members in 13 nationwide sales & distribution centers dedicated to your safety.

Our growth can be directly attributed to delivering consistent value-added services, quality safety products & solutions to help employees remain safe on the job.

Now more than 35 years later, we are as dedicated as we've ever been to those who demand performance, reliability & safety!

Moments In Ritz'tory


Founded in 1983 by Peter Merkl and his mom -- Emily Ritz out of their two-car garage in Pompano Beach, FL.


In 1995, we oppened a 2nd location in Jacksonville, FL -- 24,00 square foot distribution and showroom.


In 2006, we completed our acquisition of Safety Supply Warehouse that had locations in Ft. Myers & Tampa Bay.


In 2008, we completed our acquisition of Safety Corp. out of Indianapolis.


In 2011, we opened a West Coast distribution center in Las Vegas.


In 2014, we opened a distribution center in Houston.


2015 saw the launch of our first safety superstore in Pompano & the acquisition of Mobile AL-based Safety Source.


2016 saw another series of acquisitions:

  • Public Works Supply in Portland
  • Skate Rock Safety in Cleveland
  • Lone Star Safety with locations in Dallas, San Antonio & Oklahoma City

Core Values

At Ritz Safety, we strive to build a culture around eight Core Values that are alive and active within our company and help define who we are:

  • We take care of the customer
  • We respect each other
  • We support each other
  • We exhibit a sense of urgency in how we conduct our business
  • We are honest and ethical in what we do
  • We encourage new and innovatice ideas from everyone
  • We are always learning to make ourselves better
  • We are held accountable for our actions

Value Added Services

From comfortable and stylish safety wear to efficient and easy to use items; safety equipment has experienced an array of changes throughout the years. Our value added services present monetary value, convenience and expertise in the safety field.

Some of our services include: