My wife and I love to travel! You can find us in various parts of the world at any given time: Europe, Asia, Philippines, Mexico, South America, Caribbean, South Pacific (there is a lot left to explore & we have the passports ready at all times!) When stateside, we are proud of and passionate about our blended family which includes 6 children and 11 beautiful grandchildren. Always thinking about heath and fitness, my wife Frances and I enjoy exercising, gardening and numerous other outdoors activities.
At work, I am the Team Leader… the mentor… the one with the ideas… some of which are listened to (at least that’s what our staff tells me).
I am passionate about the Green Story that we represent. Here’s the evolution of my career:
- Graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1976 (Anthropology/Archaeology with lots of geology and earth sciences)
- Starting working in Office Furniture operations while attending college (1971pc… Pre-Cubicle)
- Upon graduation, I continued my furniture industry career in the Bay Area as a sales associate (veto grad-school as I was married with a baby)
- In the early 80’s my office furniture career quickly advanced by establishing business relationships with many of the emerging companies in early Silicon Valley
- Beginning in the mid-80’s I worked for a major Steelcase dealer in San Jose and got my start in the liquidation side of the business as part of a 2,000-office new furniture sale that included a “buy back” of existing furniture which I executed
- In 1991 I left “the corporate world” and established the W.K. Leach Company to focus my energy on the pre-owned industry that was quickly evolving
- In 2004 I established Quality Office Liquidations at the current location – Port of Stockton, to establish warehousing and distribution of quality pre-owned furniture in Northern California
- In 2018, we became FLIP-Office Furnishings to help distinguish our brand as a pre-owned and new office furniture supplier
Over the course of 15 years, I am very proud of the professional team we have assembled to accommodate your projects of any size, from your private home office to complete facilities.