Laughlin’s Office Supplies is founded in Auburn, California.
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.
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.
Walker's purchases building on Highway 49, starting a 38 year headquarters location.
Steve Anderson’s sons, Jarrod and Matt take over operations of Walker’s.
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.
Laura Anderson joins the family business. Laura took over all accounting and HR duties. Laura is Jarrod’s wife.
Walker’s begins selling Janitorial supplies. It is a perfect fit and today Janitorial Supplies represents half of our business.
Walker’s expands the business to San Luis Obispo by purchasing Mission Office Products.
Walker’s acquires Express Office Products in Rancho Cordova.
Walker’s acquires Affordable Office Furniture and Supplies in Yuba City.
Walker’s consolidated its Auburn, Grass Valley, Rancho Cordova, Yuba City locations to a new large distribution and showroom in Rocklin, CA.
Walker’s Joins AOPD. A group of other independent distributors like Walker’s across the nation to provide a national delivery network.