California Tool & Welding Supply opened its doors in 1976 offering quality products and unparalleled service at reasonable rates. Robert C. Craig (Bob Jr.) and Rick Davis started the business out of a wooden shed on a dusty sand lot with a few bottles of compressed gases, an oxygen cascade system, and a small selection of hard goods.
The motto of the business was “We provide service that only a family-owned and operated business can supply.” This adage has been the hallmark of our company’s success and is still supported today by the company’s surviving family members.
Hard work coupled with fierce determination led to several strong partnerships with local businesses that helped permanently root California Tool & Welding Supply in the Riverside and San Bernardino areas.
Bob Jr. and Rick were later joined by Bob Sr. after he sold his welding supply company in Duarte. Together the three partners built the solid foundation that California Tool & Welding Supply stands upon today.
Many years later that dusty sand lot is still home to Cal Tool’s corporate office. Of course, we now have a few more buildings on the lot and a lot less vacant land.
Now and Our Future
In addition, we now have multiple retail locations covering eight counties across Southern California and Southern Nevada. Despite our growth, we still run the company with the original founders’ truest intentions at heart. We strive to continue to provide quality products and unparalleled service at reasonable rates.
We have appreciated your patronage and friendships along the way and look to the future for many new relationships and mutually beneficial business partnerships.
By using our expertise in the atmospheric gas industry, we will offer our partners the most creative and safe solution to satisfy their dynamic needs.
To become the first choice for packaged gas and liquid cryogenic products in the Western United States.
By truly cultivating internal and external relationships we can connect the right products, people, and technology to allow our customers the freedom to focus on their business.