Our History


If our Founder, Charles B. Leonard, could see what the company he founded has evolved to in only 75 years, he would be stunned!

Started in 1940 as a supplier of wrapping paper, twine and string used to pack and ship goods for the war effort, we are today, the leading wholesale supplier of janitorial maintenance supplies and Food Service disposables in the region. From these humble beginnings, we have always been focused on providing effective solutions to our clients needs in the markets we serve. Today, suppliers such as 3M, Betco, Dart, Diversey Division of Sealed Air, Genpak, Georgia Pacific, Kimberly Clark, Pactiv, SCA, Rubbermaid and Wausau Bay West to name a few, are focused on giving you the highest quality product at the most competitive cost.

Today, from our 180,000 sq. ft. distribution facility, stocking over 4,400 products, we can provide you with a full range of services that will ensure cost effective product acquisition. Our ability to manage inventory and enhance the corporate image of our clients, has enabled us to grow along with our trading partners.

Our staff of account representatives is prepared to help you find the right solution to your unique needs. We learned from our founder that individual clients have individual needs. This attention to your unique requirements is why we are proud to say we have clients who have been doing business with us for close to all of our first seventy years in business!

From laptop ordering to precise usage reports, our representatives can take the burden of inventory management and simplify it for you. Technology solutions can provide budget monitoring and multi level approval. Our fleet of 38 trucks covers the entire state of Maryland and the District of Columbia plus parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and Virginia provide prompt and courteous delivery.

We still use a favorite saying of Mr. Leonard from back in 1940. We are “Dedicated to Quality and Service” in all we do for our clients.


Go Green

At Leonard Paper, we not only talk the talk but walk the walk when it comes to being Green! We are Maryland’s “Greenest” Distributor!

Here are some of the ways our investments and initiatives over the years has made us the region’s most energy efficient distributor in our class:

  • - Fully automated on demand motion sensing lights in our distribution facility
  • - Nightly on-site refueling of our transportation fleet reduces our fuel consumption
  • - Zero landfill impact based on our comprehensive paper and plastic recycling program
  • - Clean Energy Solar Panel Roof Project just about done will allow us generate clean sustainable energy for the next 25 years! Leonard Paper will be a net-zero energy consumer when it’s completed! It is very possible we will be able to sell electricity back to the grid if we have enough sunny days during the year. The following are our Expected Emissions Reductions:
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Company Address

Leonard Paper Company
725 North Haven Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

Telephone:(800) 327-5547
Fax:(410) 563-0249