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About Us

A lot has changed since J. Thayer Company opened its doors in Beaverton, Oregon, in 1955, but our promise to our customers remains the same. We are committed to giving outstanding customer service. 

In today's tech-driven marketplace we know you have choices when shopping for business products and office furniture. That's why it's more important than ever to stick to what has differentiated us all these years. We are committed to being your strategic partner for all your office needs — supplies, furniture, printing, promotional products, cleaning and breakroom supplies, and packaging supplies.


An original J. Thayer Company delivery truck from the 1960s.

Second generation Owner and President John Thayer with a J. Thayer Company delivery truck in 2010.

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The J. Thayer Company delivery trucks you'll see on the road today.

We remain a family-owned-and-operated business and treat our customers like family, as well. We believe that when your business has the tools it needs to succeed you can do great things. And we love watching the local businesses in our communities prevail. 

We've grown quite a bit the past 67 years — from our one stationery store in Oregon to our current offices in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, and Colorado and 32 distribution centers nationwide. J. Thayer Company is now one of the leading Independent office supply companies in North America. Buying from an independent company means supporting the local communities that those businesses serve. 

More than half of J. Thayer employees have been with our company for more than a decade, working closely with local businesses over a long period of time to ensure their business product needs are met. We're passionate about what we do and our team has a lot of fun. 

We're excited to work with you. We are J. Thayer Company — "the better way to business." 

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Why Shop with J. Thayer?

Personal Hands-On Service

Our team of seasoned professionals places a premium on great customer service.

Our goal is to continually exceed customer expectations.

What can we help you with today?

One-Stop Shop

We carry more than 35,000 items — almost twice as many as our national competitors.

In one order, get everything from ink and printer toner to coffee and breakroom supplies, cleaners, and new desk chairs. We have it all.

Plus, there's no membership fee. Just login and start saving.


Shop and Compare

We guarantee lower prices than our national competitors. Let us provide a price comparison for you!


Our Website is Simple and Easy to Use utilizes an ordering, research, and billing tool with a powerful search engine.

To get started, just contact us to set up your login credentials, and then shop away. 


Free Next Day Delivery

We utilize 32 nationwide distribution centers for free next day delivery, with a low minimum order requirement.


Friendly, Smiling Delivery Drivers

Your products are delivered by a friendly J. Thayer truck and driver in our local delivery areas.


You’re the Boss

Our goal is to provide you with the best possible service, a pleasant shopping experience,
and a competitive price and incentive program to keep you coming back. Tell us how we
can best serve you and we'll continue to provide office solutions for your company's growing needs.

Keep Dollars in Your Community

When you shop local, you stay local. 

For every $100 spent at a local business, as much as $68 stays in the local economy,
compared to $43 when the same amount is spent at a chain store,
according to the Andersonville Study of Retail Economics.

Our support staff, delivery drivers, warehouse associates and account executives live 
in the local community and give back to the local community. 

We Love What We Do

We wake up each day excited to help you and your business. 
It's a privilege to serve you. 

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