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Adams Office Supply staff standin behind check out counter

Adams Office Supply, one of Fairmont’s oldest businesses, has been located on Adams Street since February of 1932. The business opened as Adams Office Supply on 101 Adams St and moved to its current location at 210 Adams St, the former City National Bank, in 1971.

Adams specializes in supplying its customers with office furniture, office supplies, home décor, and greeting cards. Although, among these tangible items, quality service is the primary goal for the business according to owner Eddie Snider. “Service is what’s kept the doors open for the 40 years that I’ve been here,” says Snider. 

Pens and Marker being displayed at Adams Office Supply
Greeting cards being displayed at Adams Office Supply

“We deliver to the tri-city area and into Pennsylvania. To date, we have not charged a delivery fee to anyone. If it needs delivered, it gets delivered.” Snider exclaims that they have staff who specialize in delivery and installation to anyone who needs it. The business frequently works with customers in Fairmont, Clarksburg, Morgantown, and Mannington, but also has accounts as far north as Waynesburg and Washington, PA.

Snider states that his business is competitive and can beat the prices of those larger retailers such as Amazon, Staples, or OfficeMax. “I want to let people know that we are competitive with the box stores. We have the sales tools that are available to us through our wholesalers that enables us to compete with everyone else.” says Snider. “Not one penny that you send to the big box stores comes into Fairmont, Marion County, or West Virginia. We can match their prices or even lower on most of our products.”

Display of supplies at Adams Office Supply
Display of Office Furniture at Adams Office Supply

When asked about how Adams Office Supply would like to grow within the new decade, Snider harkened back upon the basis of shopping local. “My goal is to get people that are located in the area to consider buying locally. That’s my main goal in 2020, or we won’t be around very long.”

Display of Christmas Home Decor Items at Adams Office Supply

“We’re fortunate with the clientele that we have,” says Snider of his staff. “When somebody walks into the door, someone will greet you.”

Staff of Adams Office Supply standing at front of store

Adams Office Supply is the City of Fairmont’s Local Business of the Month for the month of January and will be highlighted throughout. We encourage all citizens to check out Adams Office Supply this month and throughout the year. They can be found at 210 Adams St and are open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

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