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Humble Beginnings

FSIoffice began as a prayer in 1951. After accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, founder Jimmy Godwin asked God for two specific things: a Christian wife and a good job. In October, 1960 he married Diane Griffin, who shared his faith and ambitions then and continues to do so after over 61 years of marriage. After working in the office supply industry for five years, Jimmy ventured out on his own in 1962 and founded Forms & Supply, Inc. During the past 59 years, FSIoffice has served the Southeast and grown from a mom and pop operation to one of the largest independent office supply dealers in the United States with more than 250 employees.

Our Neighborhood To Yours

Since the very start, FSIoffice has worked with our local neighbors in Charlotte, NC area, and the greater Southeast region. With service as our priority, FSIoffice went from a local mom and pop operation to a thriving company with over 250 employees and global reach.

Family Owned

As FSIoffice expanded and grew to be one of the leading independent office supply dealers in the United States, it has stayed within Godwin Family. Three generations have carried the torch so far, so you can be sure that your company will benefit from the history of that service lineage.

Our Story

Mr and Mrs Godwin sitting on couch

Humble Beginnings

FSIoffice began as a prayer in 1951. After accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, founder Jimmy Godwin asked God for two specific things: a Christian wife and a good job. In October, 1960 he married Diane Griffin, who shared his faith and ambitions then and continues to do so after over 61 years of marriage.

After working in the office supply industry for five years, Jimmy ventured out on his own in 1962 and founded Forms & Supply, Inc. Since then FSIoffice has served the Southeast and grown from a mom and pop operation to one of the largest independent office supply dealers in the United States with more than 250 employees.

FSIoffice team

Our Neighborhood Is Yours Too

Since the very start, FSIoffice has worked with our local neighbors in the Charlotte, NC area, and then the greater Southeast region. With service as our priority, FSIoffice grew from a local mom and pop operation to a thriving company with over 250 employees and global reach.

Godwin family portrait

Family Owned​

As FSIoffice expanded and grown to be one of the leading independent office supply dealers in the United States, it has stayed within the Godwin Family. Three generations have carried the torch so far, so you can be sure that your company will benefit from the history of that service lineage.

Timeline

Mr Godwin warehouse back

1962

Forms & Supply, Inc. founded by Jimmy Godwin
Atando Ave brick building

1965

Forms & Supply, Inc. moves to Atando Drive
Robinson Circle Location

1971

Forms & Supply, Inc. moves to Robinson Circle
Lumberton Office

1975

Forms & Supply, Inc. opens first branch locations in Monroe, NC and Lumberton, NC
Columbia Sales

1976

Forms & Supply, Inc. expands into SC with location in Columbia, SC
AOPD logo

1978

Forms & Supply, Inc. becomes a member of AOPD

1982

Forms & Supply, Inc. expands to Greenville, SC

1982

Kim Leazer, 2nd generation comes on board as Account Manager
Old Corporate Office

1984

Forms & Supply, Inc. HQ moves to University Commercial Place, expanding its warehouse significantly
Charleston SC office

1984

Forms & Supply, Inc also expands into Charleston, SC

1985

Donna Jordan, 2nd generation, begins in Advertising Manager role

1992

Jay Godwin, 2nd generation begins in Operations role
FSIoffice building in Greensboro NC

1993

Greensboro, NC location opens

1995

Expands into Virginia, with Chesapeake, VA branch.
FSIoffice Charlotte NC headquarters

1998

HQ moves to 100,000 sq ft+ facility on Orr Rd.
FSIoffice building in Wilmington NC

2000

Wilmington, NC location opens
Raleigh, North Carolina, Usa, Downtown, City Skyline at dusk.

2001

Raleigh, NC location opens

2001

Forms & Supply, Inc. rebrands as FSIoffice

2009

Beth Freeman, 3rd generation, joins FSIoffice full time

2015

Kim Leazer receives President’s Award from AOPD
Godwin Family

2017

Founder, Jimmy Godwin receives Lifetime Achievement Award from industry association BSA.

2017

FSIoffice acquires Fain Enterprises, expanding its presence in Winston Salem, NC

2018

Kim Leazer is named CEO; Donna Jordan is named President, and Jay Godwin is named COO
NOAPA Award

2019

Executive Vice President, Beth Freeman receives North American Office Products Association Young Executive of the Year Award

2020

FSIoffice acquires Hoyle Office Solutions, expanding its reach into Western NC, with a location in Arden.
Mr and Mrs Godwin sitting on couch

Jimmy & Diane

Atando Ave brick building

Atando Ave Office

Robinson Circle Location

Robinson Circle Location

Old Business Card

Old Corporate Office

Old Corporate Office

Mr Godwin warehouse back

Mr. Godwin in back of warehouse

Godwins Warehouse Back

Godwins in the back of warehouse

Old Computer Department

Old Computer Department

Sales Representative

Sales Representative

Lumberton Office

Lumberton Office

Ground Breaking FSIOffice

Ground Breaking FSIOffice

Godwins Corporate Office

Godwins Corporate Office Breaking FSIOffice

Columbia Sales

Columbia Sales

Bill McGowan Office

Bill McGowan's Office

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From our family to yours, we can help you get the job done.