W. Campbell Supply Co. was founded in 1967 by the late Whitman S. (Woody) Campbell, (1914-1993). Originally the Company sold and serviced fire apparatus and equipment. The business was started in Woody's home and quickly acquired a Seagrave Fire Apparatus dealership covering the State of New Jersey and Eastern portions of Pennsylvania. The Company's very first employee, Spencer Fritz was hired and the Campbell service department was established. The business became very successful quickly. Hundreds of Seagrave Pumpers and Aerial Ladders were sold in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It was then the City of New York, Long Island and Eastern Pennsylvania were added to the Dealership's sales and service areas and it was also the time that our first outside sales person was hired, Ted Jensen along with Master Mechanic Tom Derry.
The Company's sales volume steadily increased through the seventy's including the sale of thirty-one (31) Snorkel units in the State of New Jersey in a five (5) year period. As Woody built and expanded the Company, Scott Campbell (his son) came aboard at a very young age and worked in many different capacities until 1980. It was at this point that Scott started working as a full-time apprentice mechanic and began grooming for eventual ownership of the Company. The 1980's heaped tremendous change on the Company, a number of additional shop and sales personnel including its current Vice President, Charles (Chuck) Yeoman. Many steps forward were taken in the mid 80's including substantial multiple fire truck orders for the City of New York and The City of Philadelphia and the addition of four (4) road service vehicles.
In 1999 the ownership decided to once again undergo a major expansion which took the Company into the commercial truck business. Freightliner Trucks, a Daimler Trucks North America brand was added to the Dealership product line up. Campbell Freightliner, LLC was formed. A partnership was established consisting of Chuck Yeoman, John Craft and Scott Campbell.
In July of 2007, Campbell Freightliner, LLC acquired its second full line dealership in Newburgh, NY followed by the acquisition of Campbell Supply of Port Newark, LLC at the end of 2011. As Campbell Freightliner, LLC approaches their 15th Anniversary, the Company continues to grow and dwarf competing commercial truck dealers in the North-Eastern United States. In September 2013, our Dealership moved to our brand new state of the art facility located in South Brunswick, NJ. Today, Campbell Freightliner, LLC employs over 40 technicians, operates mobile service, offers same day parts delivery to NJ, NY and Eastern PA utilizing one of our 16 delivery Sprinters and is open 7 days a week.
The Dealership is the recipient of many awards which include the Freightliner Aspire Award and the Spartan Excellence in Customer Satisfaction Award.