Our Story.

1959

Laughlin’s Office Supplies is founded in Auburn, California.

1963

Gordon and Nellie Walker purchase Laughlin's and change the name to Walker’s Office Supplies. The store was located in downtown Auburn on Lincoln Way. The store at that time was a traditional stationery store. They sold typewriters and American greeting cards as well as other traditional stationery products.
Gordon and Nellie Walker standing in the doorway of their newly purchased Office Supply store.
A Newspaper Clipping from 1978 of the Walkers Office Team after purchase by Steve Anderson, Nellie and Gordon Walker's Grandson.

1978

Steve Anderson, Grandson of Nellie and Gordon purchases Walker’s. Under Steve's ownership he expanded the business to include 6 retail stores in three counties and introduced free next day delivery for commercial clients. Each store had a copy and print center and offered office furniture design and installation.
Steve Anderson at a fairground booth for Walker's Office.3 Walker's Office Supply employees at a booth at the Gold Country Fair.

1982

Walker's purchases building on Highway 49, starting a 38 year headquarters location.
The Iconic Walker's Building on Highway 49, back in 1982 before they moved in.A 1982 newspaper clipping announcing the new Walker's Complex off of Highway 49
Walker's Owners Jarrod and Matt Anderson standing in front of Walker's Green Delivery Truck.

2001

Steve Anderson’s sons, Jarrod and Matt take over operations of Walker’s.
Walker's Office Supply Owner Jarrod Anderson sitting in a delivery truck.

2003

Jarrod and Matt Anderson purchase the business from their Dad, Steve, making Jarrod Anderson President and Matt Anderson Vice President. Working hard and raising families along the way.
Jarrod and one of his kids at a desk at Walker's Office Supply.Walker's Owner driving a forklift with his kids.Walker's Kids sitting in a delivery truck.
Laura Anderson, Walker's accounting and HR person and Jarrod's Wife.

2006

Laura Anderson joins the family business. Laura took over all accounting and HR duties. Laura is Jarrod’s wife.

2010

Walker’s begins selling Janitorial supplies. It is a perfect fit and today Janitorial Supplies represents half of our business.

2016

Walker’s expands the business to San Luis Obispo by purchasing Mission Office Products.
Mission Office Products Logo, which Walkers acquired in 2016
Express Office Products, Inc. Logo, which Walker's acquired in 2019

2019

Walker’s acquires Express Office Products in Rancho Cordova.

2020

Walker’s acquires Affordable Office Furniture and Supplies in Yuba City.
Affordable Office Furniture and Supplies Logo, which Walker's acquired in 2020.
Jarrod, Laura and Matt Anderson in Walker's new warehouse in Rocklin, CA.

2021

Walker’s consolidated its Auburn, Grass Valley, Rancho Cordova, Yuba City locations to a new large distribution and showroom in Rocklin, CA.
The Walker's Office Team at the Rocklin location's Grand Opening.

2022

Walker’s Joins AOPD. A group of other independent distributors like Walker’s across the nation to provide a national delivery network.
AOPD Office Supply Network Logo.