In the late ‘30s, the partnership dissolved, and Sam started Lewin and Sons in West Haven. Among its employees were Sam’s daughter Alice and Jack Bender. 02 Oct Alice Lewin and Jack Bender married in 1942. Returning after service in World War II, Jack began selling surplus war materials. In 1946 the business, Bender Plumbing Supply, established a physical location at 88 Dixwell Avenue in New Haven. Sam Lewin, a maternal great-grandfather of BENDER’s current owner, David Bender, founded New Haven Plumbing Supply with two partners. A grandson and two great-grandsons of one of the partners, Ike Liveten, are also BENDER team members today.