History

The Roots of Success

Bound Tree Medical originated in 1978, when David Currier, an entrepreneur, politician and former Emergency Medical Technician, started a small emergency medical supply company in Henniker, New Hampshire.

Three Decades of Growth

A strong reputation for quality products and reliable customer service helped the company flourish throughout the 80s and 90s. In the last decade, a series of strategic mergers and acquisitions further stimulated the company’s growth. (See key events in our timeline.)

Pharmaceuticals and specialty I.V. therapy products for emergency medical services (EMS) care providers were added to the product mix, and Bound Tree continued expanding its services for the EMS market.

In 2008, Bound Tree Medical merged with Tri-anim Health Services, Inc., another well-respected medical supply company. Today, Bound Tree and Tri-anim are subsidiaries of Sarnova, Inc., a leading specialty provider of healthcare products across the EMS and acute care continuum.

The Story Behind the Name

When David Currier founded Bound Tree Medical, he was serving as a Henniker Selectman. A Selectman is a member of the executive arm of the government of New England towns in the United States. Since the early 1700s, Selectmen have been required to perambulate — to make an official inspection by foot — of the Henniker town boundaries at least every five years.

At the town’s northeast boundary point was a large white oak tree – a bound tree. It had served as a guidepost for the Selectmen since 1752 when what was originally called “Town Number Six” was first surveyed. The historical significance of the tree prompted David to name his new business "Bound Tree Corporation."

What It Means for You

With over 30 years of experience, Bound Tree Medical truly understands the EMS industry. We are passionate about EMS and the communities they serve. The breadth and depth of our organization enable us to provide you with a full spectrum of quality EMS products and resources — efficiently and cost effectively.

Bound Tree Medical Timeline

1978
  • Founded by David Currier in Henniker, New Hampshire.
1995
  • Merged with ALS in Tempe, Arizona to become Bound Tree/ALS.
2001
  • Merged with Parr Emergency Products, in Galloway, Ohio to become Bound Tree Parr, LLC.
  • Galloway became Bound Tree’s Headquarters; Henniker and Tempe locations remained Distribution Centers.
  • Acquired PMX Medical, the emergency medical business of Pro Med Company, located in Salt Lake City, Utah; changed name to Bound Tree Medical, LLC.
2002
  • Entered into a long-term strategic agreement with Sun Belt Medical Supply, Inc. for the supply of pharmaceuticals and related products to the pre-hospital marketplace.
2003
2007
  • Bound Tree Medical Europe Ltd acquired the assets of Galls® Europe Ltd; appointed a distributor of Galls® and DynaMed™ throughout Europe.
2009
  • Merged with Tri-anim Health Services, Inc., resulting in the creation of a holding company, Sarnova, Inc.
  • Acquired Blue Ridge Medical, Inc., a national supplier of pharmaceuticals to the EMS community.
  • Acquired Metropolitan Medical, Inc.
2010
  • Acquired CVC, Inc.
2011
  • Acquired Alliance Medical, Inc. (AllMed).
2012
2013
  • Acquired Progressive Medical International (PMI).