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Get to Know Janistore

“There’s never anything in here” the cleaners sighed, peering exasperated into the janitor’s closet. “We told them they needed supplies three weeks ago.  People can’t even dry their hands and we can’t stock what we don’t have”. Meanwhile, up at the front office complaints continued to pour in. “There’s no towels in the bathroom”, said one. “The dispenser at the other end of the building is broken again” said another. Finally, the granddaddy of them all, “we’re out of toilet paper!”

“What to do?” cried the poor secretary. Office stores were a rip off. The big janitorial supply houses wanted you to set up an account and required huge orders. Hence, an opportunity was born.

Seeing a need in the marketplace, Burke Hutcheson started Janistore in the spring of 2002. Previously the owner of a commercial cleaning company, he knew many customers had supply needs that weren’t being met.

In March of that year he started selling paper and janitorial supplies almost literally out of the back of his trunk. Actually he had a small one room office in Durham and a garage sized self-storage unit about a mile away that served as his ‘warehouse”.

“I was chief, cook and bottle washer in those days for sure”, says Mr. Hutcheson. “I was our company’s only sales rep. I was also the warehouse manager and our delivery guy too”! “Thanks to our customers, we’ve come a long way”.

From humble beginnings, Janistore has grown to a state of the art, full service janitorial supply house. We have gone against tired industry norms and instituted practices such as: shop 24/7, no minimums, optional on line ordering, “How Much Is It” open pricing for all, easy to read buying histories, product simplification and free delivery, just to name a few.

Now with a beautiful showroom and warehouse in Hillsborough, NC, we invite you to stop by anytime. Our storefront is open daily from 10AM-5PM Monday – Friday. You can also call in after hours orders or shop on line 24/7 by simply entering your customer number. If you don’t already have one, we’d be happy to set one up for you. Most orders are delivered the next day.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Burke Hutcheson
President
Janistore, Inc.