Family-owned since its founding in 1974, Colker Janitorial Supplies is more than a wholesale distributor offering leading brands in the janitorial, facility maintenance, industrial cleaning and food service industries. We also offer expert advice to provide your organization with smarter solutions that extend beyond the box, including on-site cleaning consultations and training programs.Now in its second generation of leadership, Colker Janitorial Supplies remains committed to helping our customers sparkle and shine as we have for over 45 years. Still located in our original location in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, we also have additional locations in Johnstown and Indiana, Pa.
Our current success is driven by our proud history. In 1974, Lynne Colker purchased Samuel Westerman Import & Export, a small family-owned business, founded in 1916, which sold natural sea sponges and chamois cloths in the Pittsburgh area. Renamed L.M. Colker Company, Inc. soon after the purchase, Lynne Colker began to expand the sponge and chamois cloth business to include specialty cleaning products namely for window washers, commercial cleaners and small businesses.