It began for Mary Margaret and me when we bought Diversified Supplies in Waynesville, NC, from Chris Connor in February 2002. Twelve years and four mergers later, we have the best janitorial supply expertise of any company in our region.
Who We Are
When we bought Diversified Supplies, our oldest child Olivia was one and our second of three children, Emma, was coming soon. Mary Margaret focused on the success of our small but growing family while I focused on the success of our small but growing business. The best value we received out of the purchase of Diversified Supplies is Amy Russel, our Office Manager. She was, is, and will be the backbone of the company. Amy and I worked hard and grew our business over 40% in two years. Still, we were too small and did not have enough expertise and name recognition to be a major player in our market. 2004 proved to be a key year for us. In May, we purchased Champion Supply, a company with over 30 years experience in the business. With this acquisition we picked up Bill Robinson who is a fixture in our region with over 40 years of experience and relationships in our region. By August, the company was re-named Champion Supply and both operations moved to our current location on Piney Park Road, just off Smoky Park Highway in West Asheville. Later in 2004, Mary Margaret made an even more impressive addition with our son Charlie, born in October.
By 2006 we had a really strong company but lacked two key elements – sales expertise and a strong internet presence. We had hired a couple of sales people but they did not work out. We had a web site but no traffic. The perfect fit called me early in 2006. I had talked to Bobby Johnson, owner of Johnson Supply in Canton, NC, many times about joining our team. In 2006, he agreed that the fit was right and it was time to merge. We consolidated the operation in West Asheville and Bobby completed the coming together of our web sites.
Champion Supply is a full-service janitorial supply distributor based in Asheville, NC, providing excellent service to local, regional, and national customers. We are big enough to have the pricing and expertise of larger distributors yet small enough to provide personal, customized service to solve your unique challenges. After doing some research on this site, we strongly encourage you to call us so we can talk about special pricing and provide expert feedback on your specific issues. It does not matter if you are big or small, we look forward to partnering with you to solve your janitorial issues including supplies, training, equipment, repair, warewashing, laundry, and more.
This site provides information on the wide scope of products and services we can offer to you. The site also has an ecommerce side that allows you to research and purchase online a large selection of products, especially equipment. If you have any questions, please call for more information. 828-225-1075
We look forward to hearing from you,