About Us

Founded in 1951, The Supply Room has grown to be the second-largest independent office furniture and supplies dealer in the United States and the largest in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

A third-generation family-owned and operated business, our mission is to provide competitive prices, superior service, and innovative solutions to our customers’ problems. The Supply Room is also an FSSI OS3 contract holder and a SWaM-certified small, woman-owned business.

Facilities to Serve You Better

The Supply Room operates out of a 111,000 square-foot warehouse within our headquarters in Ashland, Virginia. We stock between 7,000 and 8,000 products at our distribution center, allowing us to pass on the savings to our customers. Within our warehouse, we emphasize sustainability, recycling and re-using as much as possible to reduce our carbon footprint. We also have additional sales and distributions offices in the following locations:

Never Settle For Less Than You Need

We offer an extensive variety of brands that represent the full spectrum of quality and affordability within our various division categories, including our own house brand water and paper. In addition to stocked items, The Supply Room has overnight access to more than 100,000 products. We believe maintaining a wide selection means our customers never have to settle for less than they need.

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision defines where we want to go and the type of organization we want to become. Our mission serves as the daily guidepost on the road to achieving our vision.


Empowered employees provide our customers with the highest level of service.


With a team of service-focused employees, we strive to provide innovative and cost efficient workplace solutions to our customers and positively contribute to the communities we serve.

Our History

From a storefront on the railroad tracks in Ashland, VA to a 280,000-square-foot office and warehouse, The Supply Room has steadily grown to become the second-largest independent office solutions dealers in the United States. Now a third-generation family-owned and operated business, The Supply Room is committed to meeting your office’s many needs — with products that save you money and service that saves the day.

Meade Jones founded Meade & Company in 1951 as an office supplies store and gift shop in the heart of downtown Ashland, VA. For nearly 30 years, Meade and his wife Laura ran the store.

In 1979, Yancey Jones joined the family business as a salesman and purchased the company two years later.

Over the next 35 years, The Supply Room grew through a series of mergers and acquisitions from Virginia Beach to Roanoke to Baltimore, including the 2011 acquisition of Frank Parsons. Frank Parsons was founded in 1938 by Mr. Frank T. Parsons in a small storefront in Washington, DC with only three employees and a single truck. Mr. Parsons built his business on a foundation of honesty, value, and service and for these reasons, the company was a natural fit.

Although we have grown tremendously over the past 70 years, we are still dedicated to the same principles on which the company was founded – providing our customers with exceptional value and while delivering excellent service.

Dutch Jones

Executive Vice President of Sales

As Executive Vice President of Sales, Dutch Jones leads the sales and customer service teams to achieve the company’s revenue goals. In his role, he brings a wealth of strategic and hands-on experience in sales, marketing, customer engagement and enterprise management.

Jones holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Clemson University. He is also a board member of AOPD. 

Yancey Jones Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Yancey Jones Jr is responsible for all operations and support departments, as well as acquisition integration. Following his father’s legacy, Yancey has fostered business mergers and reserved the company’s original objective of exceptional customer service, people and products.

Yancey holds a bachelor of science degree in business and a master of business administration from The College of William and Mary.

Lauren Jones

President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Lauren Jones provides executive leadership and corporate direction in collaboration with the EVP of Sales and Chief Operating Officer.

Lauren has been with The Supply Room Company since 2015. Prior to joining The Supply Room Company, Lauren served in a progression of marketing and communication roles in the software and architecture fields. 

Lauren holds a bachelor of science degree in sports management from Clemson University and a master of arts in communication from University of Georgia.