McCalla: How it all began.
Founded in 1938, McCalla is a third-generation-family-owned business that has grown over the years to be recognized as a leader in the janitorial supply industry within the San Fernando Valley and surrounding cities.
Dad was always hands-on, learning his trade in 1938, working as a salesman, for Standard Chemical in Pomona. From his interactions with his clients, he saw the need for a cleaning service that marries the correct application of chemicals, cleaning supplies and equipment in order to get the job done right.
McCalla company started as a soap manufacture in Los Angeles called The McCalla Soap Company. He soon realized he needed to get back to his roots of janitorial maintenance. In 1953, he opened the doors to McCalla Company, located in the San Fernando Valley, on Van Nuys Blvd. This retail store would sell all the products, chemicals and equipment needed for janitorial maintenance. At this time, mom came to work, to help with the bookkeeping and help manage the office.
Over time, the business grew and their son, Richard McCalla and Richardâ€™s best friend from high school, Larry Phillippe, stepped in to help mom and dad. No computers, no employees, just lots of hard work. That dedication paid off and their partnership grew the business. In 1976, after dad had passed away, Richard and Larry purchased the company.
Growing pains, 25 plus employees added, more square footage built for products and equipment all helped to shape McCalla Company into who they are today. They have built a strong bond of trust with their customers as the company grew with outside salesman, great customer service, and very loyal employees. Through 40 plus years of industry change, McCalla was able to keep current and thrive with products, equipment and solutions for their customers.
A new generation of enthusiastic leaders. Our commitment to you, our customers, is stronger than ever. That's what motivates us to grow and make improvements to McCalla.
Our new leaders are well positioned today and in the future for your success with the latest in technology, equipment and products. We embrace the future knowing that our skills, passion and experience will guide you to success with all your cleaning projects.