Regis Location History
Our corporate office/warehouse is located just south of downtown Dallas in a building with a trail of history. We started business at 1516 Corinth in 1959; as our business grew, we needed additional space and moved into our present facility at 1500 Corinth in 1980.
Frank Kehr purchased the historic Compton Citadel Salvation Army building, originally constructed in 1937, for Regis' new headquarters. The building was originally named for C. V. Compton, a prominent Dallas attorney, who was active in its establishment.
According to the news accounts from 1937, the building "was not a relief agency, but more of a community clubhouse. It contained game rooms, sewing rooms, classrooms, and last but not least, a public washroom where a woman may do the week's wash." In the latter part of 1938, Mr. and Mrs. Compton added a large gymnasium and craft room to the Citadel.
The enlarged community center was to serve a neighborhood that was lacking in adequate facilities for social activities. The Dallas press quoted "Mr. and Mrs. Compton have acted wisely and generously in both establishing and enlarging this community center."
When the gymnasium was dedicated in January, 1939, the auditorium was equipped through the generosity of Sears Roebuck & Company. Later a full library was added with the donation of over 500 books along with two additional frame buildings that were adjoining the Citadel to house a nursery school and lodging for one of the adjutants in charge of the center.
When Frank purchased the building, the architectural plans included keeping the original gymnasium floor. Our main warehouse is located in that gymnasium where the wooden floor still remains from 1939. If you're ever in the Dallas area, feel free to stop by our facilities for a "nostalgic" tour.
"Treat people the way you want to be treated and do what you say you’re going to do."
As our business continues into its 63nd year of service to our valued customers, we want to thank each of you for continuing to believe in Regis.
Since our humble beginnings in 1959, we have tried to offer you quality products and service at reasonable prices. Our past success as well as our
future is due in large part to you, our customers. As our philosophy has been stated throughout the years, we believe in treating our customers with
As we move forward, we are proud to announce that our third generation of family is now the owner of Regis. You can be assured that our values
and philosophy will continue as our family is committed to growing the business while researching new products that will grow our industry and
provide the best customer service to you – our valued customers.
We are extremely proud of our team as they continue to work with you and for you to provide the best customer service. We thank you for all the
continued trust and support that you have given Regis since the beginning of Regis with Frank Kehr, Larry Morden,
and now Jason Morden.
Please feel free to contact me or any member of our amazing team if you have questions or suggestions
how we may better serve you.
On behalf of the entire Regis team, thank you for the continued trust and support you place in us to be
your provider of shop supplies!
— Jason J. Morden, President