Our Story

Learn more about Williams Data Management, our story, and the history behind our company that has remained family-owned for over three generations.

Our Story

In March of 1922, our grandfather, John J. Williams, started the Williams Transfer and Storage Company. The small company gained a reputation for personalized service and client trust, treating clients and employees like family, and delivering on its promises.

The company grew during the 1930’s and 40’s as it acquired more transportation and shipping contracts. John J. Williams’ brother, Nat Williams, joined the company as General Manager. In 1944, Herb Williams enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served until 1946, at which time he joined the company.

In the 1950’s, the company changed its name to Williams Transportation Company and added truck leasing and fully outsourced transportation services. As a mark of success, scores of companies sold their truck fleets to Williams and leased from them a new fleet and driving staff.

Through the 1960’s and 1970’s, Herb and David Williams acquired more companies, including Quality Transportation and Wynn’s Tire and Rubber Company, and purchased an eight acre/400,000 square feet facility. Williams created several specialized freight and storage operations, and operated one of the largest private fleets in California.

As the 20th century ended, the Williams family re-imagined the company as Williams Records Management, and transformed its freight distribution and warehouse businesses into a document storage center.

Re-named in 2010 to Williams Data Management, with the addition of cloud services and online digital storage, the company remains committed to the same business foundation John J. Williams established over 88 years ago.

The company has remained in the family for over three generations.

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