It all started with purple and pink pens in 1989. Gary Burlin, with ten years’ experience as a sales rep in the stationery and invitation industry, kept hearing from clients in need of purple and pink pens. Seeing an opportunity, he began selling them as a side business out of his basement. Over time sales grew, and while pens aren’t that big, looking for room to grow, the company purchased a building in Midtown Cleveland in the mid 1990s.

Now in its 28th year, Gary M. Burlin & Company’s warehouse stocks over 15,000 items and ships orders same or next day to the entire United States and Canada. Don’t see an item online or in our 300-page catalogue? Give us a call at 800-659-7367 or email us at