About Us

School LocksVerde Valley School Supply got its start in 1973 in Ft. Worth, Texas, selling locks to schools in the North and West Texas areas. Our name then was Great Southwest Distributing Company.

We moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1976 and changed our name to The Mike Chapman Company, after the company's owner, and sold to schools primarily in West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada.

In 1991 we moved to Camp Verde, located in Arizona's beautiful Verde Valley. At that time our marketing area became the entire United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

We market our products by mailing approximately 40,000 flyers to all junior high schools, middle schools, high schools, religious schools of all denominations, private schools, and preparatory academies in the United States.

Our mission statement is "We will try our best to offer the highest quality products at the best prices available and deliver them in a timely manner, while providing the most professional and knowledgeable customer service in the industry."

We have been in business since 1973 selling Institutional products to the educational market and our experience is very broad. There aren't many situations concerning school security that we haven't encountered.

We will strive to help you solve any and all, lock, locker, or security problems you may encounter.

We look forward to doing business with you and promise to make your lock buying experience a good one.