About Us

Founded in 1948, the George W. Allen Co. has built a strong reputation with its customers for consistent, dependable service. We deliver to the Washington Metropolitan area on a next day basis and have the capability to ship anywhere in the world. We approach the sales and distribution process with a team of professionals, each with many years in the industry. Selected for their individual strengths, your George Allen team is committed to satisfying the diverse requirements of its marketplace.

We have a simple philosophy. Sell good products at a fair and competitive price, deliver more than expected, hire great people, and give our customers and employees no reason to ever want to leave. Our goal is not to be the biggest, but to be the best. We do not wish to answer to Wall Street, we want to answer only to our customers.

As a small business concern, each and every customer is important to us. We have aligned ourselves with several different purchasing and marketing groups.  This allows us to compete on price with the superstores and international conglomerates. The end result is that we can price our merchandise lower while providing the services and flexibility one would expect from a company known for its service. We invite you to try us and see the difference for yourself.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 07:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m. EST
Closed Saturday and Sunday

6610 Amberton Drive
Elkridge, Maryland 21075

Fast Facts

  • Single invoice emailed the next business day.
  • Over 35 warehouses NATIONWIDE providing FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY.
  • Experienced customer service people who understand Government requirements.
  • Phones answered by people; not machines.
  • State of the art, online ordering with same day access.
  • In business since 1948, providing products to the Federal Government for over 50 years.
  • Authorized Ability One® distributor for NIB/NISH/Skilcraft products.
  • 5000+ recycled/environmentally friendly products.
  • Business Size Classification: Small


George W. Allen has one of the best resources in our industry – experience. From the owner to the drivers who deliver your orders, we know how to find what you want and get it to you in the fastest possible manner, while still remaining competitive on price.

Buying Power

We belong to a buying group that purchases over 13 billion of dollars in office products per year. This gives us the buying power to compete with larger, multi-national dealers while maintaining local control. Our prices will never be an issue in dealing with us.


This original Old Glory was made and presented to the young Captain Driver by his mother and some young ladies of his native Salem, Massachusetts. The year is uncertain, but it was probably sometime in the 1820s. It is a large flag, measuring 10 feet by 17 feet, heavily constructed and designed to be flown from a ship’s mast. It originally had 24 stars and, symbolic of its nautical purpose includes a small anchor sewn in the corner of its blue canton.

The captain was very pleased with his gift and kept it with him always. By most accounts, he first hailed the flag as “Old Glory,” when he left the harbor for a trip around the world in 1831-1832, as commander of the whaling vessel Charles Doggett. Old Glory served as the ship’s official flag throughout the voyage. Some weathering and fraying almost certainly occurred during this severe service, and the flag shows evidence of patching on more than one occasion…


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6610 Amberton Drive
Elkridge, MD 21075


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