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The History of Keeton's


In 1951, the partnership was dissolved and Keeton's Office Supply Company was founded. After opening the first showroom and hiring the first employee, Mr. Keeton hit the streets making calls on customers and delivering the products in his Model A Ford. Mr. Keeton's dedication to his customers allowed him to expand by relocating three more times, each time to a larger store. Mr. Keeton passed away on November 1, 2004.

While serving our country in the U.S. Army during World War II, and in Germany at the time, Mr. William "Bill" Keeton became a partner in a printing plant in Bradenton, Florida. This was in 1945, and as the years went on, office supplies were added to their offering.


In 1973, Brent Hoopingarner was hired as a part-time driver. Brent then moved into sales, was later promoted to sales manager, and currently holds the position of vice president of Keeton’s.
 
In 1980, Brice Hoopingarner was hired as a retail clerk. Brice became involved with purchasing and other duties, and was later appointed manager. Brice is now the president and chief executive officer of Keeton’s.
 

Over the years, many events have taken place to better position Keeton's in an extremely competitive industry. With the background of seeing where our industry has been and the foresight of knowing where we needed to be, we computer-automated our entire operation, aligned ourselves with a national buying group, and over the years purchased other office supply dealers. Of course, this would not be possible without good employees. Keeton's currently services all of Manatee and Sarasota counties; however, through our main supplier's distribution facilities, we also ship office products throughout Florida and nationwide.

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Corporate Office: 817 Manatee Ave. W Bradenton, FL, 34205, United States
Phone: 1.800.833.4735   Fax: 1.800.833.4786
Normal Business Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm, Retail Store and Showroom also open Sat 9am to 1pm, Closed Sunday and most major holidays.