Comercial Toro Inc. is a whosale and retail hardware and
construction materials business serving Puerto Rico for
more than 35 years. We have more than 10 acres of warehouses,
showroom and construction materials. Our practice has
always been to have in stock the best brands for "everything
for construction" at competitive prices,
always striving to provide the best products and services
to our clients.
are one of the largest importers of steel and lumber in
Puerto Rico. We have an exclusive distributorship for
the prestigious spanish ceramics brand Ceracasa,
the elegant spanish bathroom furniture Muebles
Royo and the spanish Urbina products
(props, scaffording, and work-platforms). Cabo
Rojo Treating Plant, a Comercial Toro Inc. affiliate,
is the only wood treating plant in the west part of Puerto
Rico, and it has its own exclusive waranty seal for its
wood treating services. Comercial Toro Inc. is also a
distributor directly from the manufacturer for American
Standard products, Red Jacket water
pumps, and many others.
We are the product of the vision and hardwork of Don Milton
Raúl Toro Santiago and his family.
Don Milton Raúl Toro Santiago
Don Milton Raúl Toro Santiago, known as Raúl
and also as Milton, is the son of Mr. Martín Toro
and Doña Francisca Santiago Rodríguez, both
deceased. He has eleven (11) brothers. From early chilhood,
(at twelve (12)), he made a living as a farmer, and this
was his primary business until 1970, year in which Comercial
Toro was established.
His wife Doña Lucila Nazario has always been at
his side in all his enterprises, as well as his five (5)
children Milton Raúl, Wanda, Jaime, Francisca and
Mayra. Presently, Jaime and Francisca manage Comercial
Comercial Toro Inc. History
While he took care of his farming
business, Raúl also managed in his backyard
a small business of retail sales of concrete
blocks, gravel, sand, and ceramics. Also, upon
request he offered services with his "digger".
His wife Lucila took care of the sale orders
during the day and Raúl would deliver
them to the customers upon returning from the
fields in the afternoon, or early the next morning.
||Noticing the service and good treatment they received
from this family, the customers started requesting
for other construction materials. Comercial
Toro was established on the first floor
of Raúl´s residence using as storage
facility a wooden barn. Lumber was added to the
inventory to please the customers.
||Puerto Rican Cement gave Raúl
the opportunity to sell Cemento Ponce, Cal Florida,
and others. With God´s help and with his customers´
patronage in Cabo Rojo and surrounding towns, Comercial
Toro continued growing adding warehouses and other
physical facilities that allowed to increase both
the volume and the variety of inventory.
||Bloques Cofresí was adquired.
The sales of concrete blocks also facilitated the
sales of other construction materials.
The wood treating plant was established with
the name of Cabo Rojo Wood Treating Plant
Wholesale sales were organized with the help
of two salesmen in charged of visiting hardware
and construction materials businesses in Puerto
Rico and offering them treated wood, construction
materials, and other lines of products. The number
of salesmen later was increased.
|| Toro Oil Center was created with
the purpose of whosaling oils and lubricants with
the backing of Texaco Puerto Rico
and other organizations and friends.
||La Ferretería del
Pueblo was adquired with the purpose of
having a physical facility more accesible to the
consumers and also to offer home appliances besides
||A Show Room was established in
the Ferretería del Pueblo to show American
||The physical facilities in the main location are
increased and modified to better serve customers.