Gholkar’s Inc. was started in January 1988 by Shashi and Rekha Gholkar from the basement of their house in the Rochester, New York area. The business was originally started to provide office supplies to the Eastman Kodak company and won multiple preferred supplier awards from Kodak. Over the years, Shashi grew the business steadily and expanded its customer base to a variety of other businesses, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and government entities. In addition to office supplies, the company now also sells software, hardware, printers, associated supplies, office furniture, break room supplies, and cleaning products to organizations throughout New York State and beyond. Gholkar’s also provides a procurement service that allows companies to achieve administrative simplification with the purchase of one-time or occasional products. Gholkar’s is a certified New York State and New York City Minority-owned and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE), and Shashi Gholkar was a graduate of the Small Business Administration 8(a) program.
Since fall 2014, Gholkar’s has been successfully partnering with OfficeMax/Office Depot as a Tier One partner to provide office supplies to many of the State University of New York (SUNY) schools. Gholkar’s provides customer service and billing to 11 SUNY schools under this contract, while Office Depot provides product fulfillment.
Gholkar’s Inc. is presently located in Victor, NY. Sadly, Shashi Gholkar passed away in July 2015. However, his daughter, Preeya Gholkar, and her husband, Vijay Ejantkar, now run the family business with the goal of expanding both customer base and product lines. We have a diverse customer base, including education (K-12 and higher ed), non-profits, various government agencies (Federal, New York State, and local), and SMBs within the state of New York and beyond. They continue to take pride in the business Shashi and his wife built and uphold the values of excellent customer service, quality, and competitive pricing.