vintage army navy surplus store sign
Vintage surplus store sign circa 1963

1963: The Beginning

Omaha’s Surplus was founded in 1963 in Fort Worth, Texas by “the old man,” whose family had been in the government surplus business since 1945, selling various tools and military industrial surplus.


Omaha’s transformed itself in 1983 to a true Army Navy Surplus Store with an expansion into a new building, offering authentic products such as clothing, military outdoor field gear and adventure equipment with an incredible selection of hard to find genuine surplus items. In 1987 the old man’s sons jumped on board to help expand the business.


In 1999, the Omaha’s Surplus e-commerce retail store was born, with the ability to offer more products to people all over the world.

Omahas Surplus sign
Outside front porch at omahas surplus

50th Anniversary

In 2013, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Omaha’s Surplus, a new logo and website were created providing a fresh look to the historic branding. Still family owned and operated, further expansion continued with the opening of a new entrance at 2412 Whitmore where the visiting public can experience the working warehouse and a return back to the 1963 store front.

More and more people everyday look to Omaha’s Surplus to fulfill their Army Navy Surplus needs!