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