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Vintage surplus store sign circa 1950
Williams Surplus Salvage & Tools, Downtown Fort Worth 1951

1950-1963: 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..

The Old Man and Wife, 1963 store


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.

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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.

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Omaha’s Storefront from 1982-2013

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!


Omaha’s Surplus continues today to be one of the worlds top spots for genuine military surplus!