A Proven Track Record of Business Records Management


Williams Data Management is celebrating 100 years in the Southern California business community. Our storied history during that time is highlighted by the adaptability of the company to evolve and innovate. Here is a brief history:

Williams Data Management got its start in 1922 when John J. Williams founded Williams Transfer and Storage Company. 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 and in 1944, Herb Williams enlisted in the U.S. Army, and served until 1946, at which time he joined the company. In the 195O’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 foot facility. Williams created several specialized freight and storage operations, and operated one of the largest private fleets in California. By the 1980s, with the company now run by Williams’ grandsons Douglas (our current CEO) and Mark, Williams transitioned to file storage and started digitizing documents.

Now, we work with companies of all types throughout Southern California to create custom, comprehensive business records management plans, including document storage, information management, certified shredding, and business continuity planning. By offering unbeatable customer service, coupled with the promise of security, compliance, and convenience, we’re a trusted partner of businesses all over Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire.

  • 1922 – The Beginning

    1922 – The Beginning

    Williams Transfer and Storage Company founded by John J. Williams

  • 1930’s


    Williams grew by acquiring numerous transportation and shipping contracts

  • 1950’s


    Our company changed its name to Williams Transportation Company; added truck leasing and fully outsourced transportation services

  • 1960s – 1970s

    1960s – 1970s

    Acquired more companies and purchased an eight-acre/400,000 square foot facility; operated one of the largest private fleets in California

  • 1990s


    Renamed company to Williams Records Management; transformed freight distribution and warehouse businesses into a document records center and storage facility

  • 2010


    Our company name changed once again and is as you know it now. Williams Data Management offers complete information and business records management services

  • 2014


    Williams Acquires Files on Call an established off-site records and information storage firm based in Pasadena. The acquisition enables Williams Data Management to extend its reach into the San Gabriel Valley, offering superior data protection.

  • 2015


    Williams acquires Shred Masters. The acquisition enables Williams Data Management to extend its reach into the Inland Empire region, offering superior data protection to more small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) than ever before.

  • 2016


    Williams partners with CSR Privacy Services to offer its award winning CSR Breach Reporting Service to clients in Southern California.

  • 2018


    Williams launches its document and hard drive destruction brand ShredMyFiles.com.

  • 2020


    Williams introduces ScanMyFiles.com as part of its document imaging/scanning service offering.

  • 2022


    Williams Data Management celebrates its 100th year in business. Constant innovation has propelled the company to reach 100 years and continues to push progress forward in serving the thousands of clients it partners with to help manage information.

Don’t get lost in the shuffle.

With an exclusive focus on Southern California businesses, we’ve built our reputation on giving clients personal attention and customized service. You’ll have 24/7 access to your records and we deliver files physically or online in just a few hours. Learn more about how we can help protect your business. Contact us for a free quote and needs assessment.