About Us


What makes us different:
Business Essentials is a fresh way to approach buying the things you need to keep your organization humming. We deliver unbeatable savings to every corner of your workplace and support our thousands of customers' needs coast to coast with 35 state of the art distribution centers. We've got over 70,000 products... really, everything you need to support your office, your people, your facility and your brand. Once you see how we work and experience our free delivery, you'll be confident you're getting a great value, you'll be done shopping around and you'll be happy you chose us.

Our history:
Founded in downtown Minneapolis, in 1906, by two brothers with the last name of Bertelson, over the years we have grown, moved to new buildings, taken on additional product categories and became a regional organization. We currently have offices in Fargo and Grand Forks with our home office in Minneapolis.