About Shick Supply

Shick Supply is a central Illinois icon. Popular with regional businesses and beloved by teachers, Shick’s offers a vibrant showroom, customer furniture outfitting, and delivery service. In the 69 years since its opening, it has served thousands of teachers and businesses. Our reputation is outstanding for a reason. Stop in today to experience for yourself Shick’s great selection and customer service.


Company History

Lester Shick founded Shick School and Office Supply in 1948. His concept was simple: Create one passionately service-oriented company that had school supplies, office supplies, and furniture under one roof. He oversaw its operation for decades before handing the baton to Gary Dyar and Jim Meharry in 1995. Gary and Jim had been with Shick’s for over twenty years each, and together, they continued to build Shick’s reach.

Meharry retired in 2006; Gary Dyar is now the President and CEO.


Company Overview

Shick’s is one of the Midwest’s best-known suppliers of paper, office supplies, classroom furniture, and educational manipulatives. The Shick’s catalog contains nearly everything teachers want for their classrooms, and offices in the region rely on Shick’s for their copy paper, hole punches, and everything in between.

Gary has developed the furrniture division of hte business by offering expert office design. His clients don’t simply purchase office furniture; they get precision fit in a well-organized office design. Shick’s delivers and installs the furniture according to the design.


Our mission is to pursue excellence in supply services for the education and office industries. We strive for courteous and expert service.