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Locations & History

A-Z Office Resource has come a long way from selling typewriters in 1985. Today A-Z is a sophisticated business to business distributor, servicing customers in four states with a staff of over one hundred. While A-Z has acquired several businesses in our thirty two years of business, the most important acquisition has been of loyal and experienced employees. Here’s a look back at when and where A-Z has grown.

1985, Columbia Tennessee

The Wests purchase Greene Office Supplies from Mike & Pat Greene in 1985, renaming the business The Office Resource. The purchase includes three retail stores located in Columbia, Lewisburg & Lawrenceburg. In addition to the retail spaces, the company employs several route salespeople who manage and deliver to accounts in rural areas in middle Tennessee. The Office Resource specializes in supplies, furniture and is an authorized dealer for Canon copiers and IBM typewriters.

809 South Garden St., Columbia, TN 38401

1987, Columbia Tennessee

In 1987 the retail locations are closed and the business model is changed from retail to business to business distribution. As part of this restructuring, The Office Resource moves out of downtown Columbia in 1988 and into a warehouse outside of the city center.

1989, Hendersonville Tennessee

In 1989, The Office Resource acquires A-Z Office Supply of Hendersonville, Tennessee. The company is renamed to A-Z Office Resource, and the owner of A-Z Office Supply, David “Boomer” Clark, remains with A-Z. “Boomer” serves as the Vice President of Sales to this day.

1990, Nashville Tennessee

In 1990 the main distribution warehouse is moved from Columbia to Nashville on Harding Place. A-Z also closes the Hendersonville location and relocates the Columbia sales office. A-Z has since moved it’s Nashville distribution hub to Antioch, Tennessee.

3014 Owen Dr., Antioch, TN 37013

1991, Huntsville Alabama

In 1991 A-Z Office Resource expands operations to Huntsville, Alabama. A-Z acquires several dealers and seasoned Account Managers in the area, many of whom remain loyal A-Z employees to this day.

113 Jetplex Circle, A-1, Madison, AL 35758

1994, Cookeville Tennessee

In 1994, A-Z expands operations to Cookeville, Tennessee. AZOR still services many of the largest companies in the Cookeville market today.

1065 Willow Industrial Ct., Suite A, Cookeville, TN 38501

1998, Knoxville Tennessee

In 1998, A-Z acquires Creswell Office Supply in Knoxville. Many of the sales staff are retained, and many others join from other supply companies in the area.

2000, Tri-Cities Tennessee

In 2000, US Office Products declares bankruptcy, opening an opportunity for A-Z to expand in the area and provide positions for newly unemployed and experienced Account Managers. Many of these Account Managers remain with A-Z to this day.

9 Business Way, Gray, TN 37615

2001, Jackson Tennessee

In 2001, several A-Z employees from the Nashville area relocate to Jackson, Tennessee. Entirely without any acquisitions, a new branch and distribution hub is started in the area.

781 Airways Blvd., Jackson, TN 38301

2013, Springfield Tennessee

In 2013, A-Z acquires Eckels Office Supply. While the supplies and furniture sales as managed by Kim Martin are now part of A-Z, the Imaging Equipment division of the business is not purchased and remains separate. The Springfield area is serviced by the Nashville distribution hub.

2013, Morristown Tennessee

In Late 2013, A-Z Office Resource purchases Evan’s Office Supply from Mr. Ray Bible. This acquisition brings the addition of Imaging Equipment to our services in the East Tennessee area.

1600 E Andrew Johnson Hwy., Morristown, TN 37814

2014, Bristol Tennessee

In Early 2014, A-Z acquires Omsco Office Machine supply of Bristol. The previous owner Tim Valentine still manages his accounts with A-Z, which are serviced from our Gray location.

2014, Dyersburg Tennessee

In mid 2014, A-Z acquires Tamco of Dyersburg, Tennessee. The previous owner Andy Terry still manages his accounts with A-Z, which are serviced from our Jackson location.

2014, Abingdon Virginia

In late 2014, A-Z Office Resource acquires The Office Place of Abingdon Virginia. A-Z retains nearly all employees from The Office Place. While customers in the Abingdon area are serviced out of the Gray branch location, A-Z still maintains a sales office in Virginia.

230 Charwood Dr., Abingdon, VA 24210

2015, Memphis Tennessee

In early 2015 A-Z Office Resource acquires Apollo Distributing. This creates a new distribution hub for A-Z, allowing us to service the largest market in Tennessee. Business also quickly expands into Northern Mississippi. The previous owner, Todd Farris, is still with A-Z as the Sales Manager for the Memphis Area.

1862 Latham St., Memphis, TN 38106

2018, Oak Ridge Office Supplies

In summer 2018 A-Z Office Resource acquires Oak Ridge Office Supplies. A-Z gratefully welcomes aboard Rick Davis to join us at our Knoxville location.

5920 Middle View Way A, Knoxville TN 37909

2019, Hopkinsville Kentucky

In winter 2019 A-Z Office Resource acquires Solly Office Supplies. This creates a new distribution hub for A-Z, allowing us to foothold in Kentucky & adjoining city of Clarksville.  The previous owner, Butch Solly, is still with A-Z as the Sales Manager for the state of Kentucky.

805 South Main St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240

2023, Huntsville AL

In March of 2023, Wilson’s Office Supply in Huntsville Alabama joined A-Z. Wilson team members moved over to A-Z’s office and owner Richard Wilson is still busy seeing his customers as well as coaching.

2051 Max Luther Dr NW UNIT B,
Huntsville, AL 35810

2023, Memphis TN

In January 2023, Yuletide Office Solutions became part of A-Z. Yuletide staff is working out of the Memphis location with some staff moving over to
A-Z corporate office. Yuletide owner, Chris Miller is still with the company and is enjoying focusing on his customers.

1245 Sycamore View Rd., Memphis, TN 38134

2023, Memphis TN

In March of 2023, longtime Memphis company, Otter’s Office Supply became part of A-Z. Otter’s brings over 50 years of serving Mid-South customers. We are happy to welcome staff members to the Memphis office. 

3946 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

2022, Bowling Green KY

554 U.S. 31 W Bypass, Bowling Green, KY 42101

2022, Crossville TN

51 4th St #102, Crossville, TN 38555

2022, Carthage TN

124 3rd Ave W, Carthage, TN 37030