OUR HERITAGE About Claridge OUR HERITAGE About Claridge OUR HERITAGE About Claridge

Going Way Back

What does 73 years of heritage and experience look like? Well, it can’t be bought. It can’t be faked. And it certainly can’t be copied. It has to be earned.

Earned by showing up for the grind day after day, year by year. Earned by delivering on promises, project after project. And earned by a relentless focus on being experts at what we do. Ours is not a flashy approach, but instead a deep passion based on helping people communicate effectively, because we believe in the power of the written word.

Claridge was there after World War II, helping schools and businesses get a fresh start. Our boards were there during the space race, helping brainstorm how to land a man the moon. We were there during the 80’s & 90’s when America boomed and busted. Claridge boards have persisted during the rise of the digital age, even when some have questioned the need for traditional writing surfaces. And Claridge continues to thrive today. Thanks to the years of experience and craftsmanship, passed from generation to generation, we are the writing surface experts.

Get In Touch

Claridge,
Over The Years

Starting small, growing, helping big moments in our history.

Claridge Products have withstood the test of time. From our humble roots in Arkansas, every board, slider, wall, and mobile is hand-crafted in the USA, and has helped big moments in our nation’s history. Claridge was there….

1947

1947

1947

Claridge Products is founded in Park Ridge, Illinois.

1953

1953

Claridge opens second office in Harrison, Arkansas.

1958

1958

1958

Claridge launches fleet of delivery trucks, servicing 48 states.

1969

1969

1969

Claridge has helped inspire some of the greatest collaborations known to man, including the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

1971

1971

1971

Early days of the NFL draft were noted on a chalkboard.

1976

1976

1976

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple. Big ideas started on a Claridge board.

1981

1981

1981

Claridge was at the frontier of the Space Shuttle program, alongside NASA.

1995

1995

1995

Claridge writing surfaces at the fingertips of Phil Jackson’s 11 NBA Championship career.

1997

1997

1997

The ideation period of Google, with co-founder Larry Page. Chalkboard? Yes!