About Us


WST&S is an independent entity which gives us the power to operate with great flexibility and responsiveness while maintaining a large and diverse inventory able to handle any size operation—competitively.


Personalized Service to Industry & Construction

"Do whatever it takes"

That statement has always been our mantra here at Western States Tool & Supply. Since 1985, Western States has been servicing the construction supply needs of the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California, with an emphasis on service. We pride ourselves on assuring customer satisfaction in all phases of our business affairs.

Our employees are the key to our ongoing success. Their commitment to customer service is really what sets us apart. With a long-term staff experienced in all levels of operations, Western States continues to be a reliable, dependable full-service supplier to our ever-growing customer base.

Our expansive inventory in our Hayward, CA warehouse is targeted towards heavy industrial construction markets. We carry maintenance supplies, hand tools, power tools, safety supplies, welding equipment, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment, material handling equipment, and industrial hose and fittings – just to name a few. We represent hundreds of the top manufacturers throughout the world, which span nearly every industry and trade.

Regardless of your specific industry; steel erection, industrial maintenance, piping, petro-chemical, soil or highway work, Western States Tool & Supply has all your construction supply needs covered.


... the best service in town.

- L. Johnson


Our History

Founded in 1985 by Ralph Rader and Al Talbot, Western States Tool & Supply has been based from the beginning with one core principle value in mind – service.  While our focus and inventory has expanded tremendously in the time since, that core value remains as true today as it did on day one.

Service is the backbone of our existence.  We have always gone above and beyond what has typically been “expected” in the industry. Being an independent and privately held entity, it allows us to operate with great flexibility and responsiveness with the services we offer. We can custom tailor solutions for specific customers based on their needs, not our corporate needs. We exist to truly be partners with our customers and allow them to operate cost-effectively and as efficiently as possible.

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