History of George E. Campbell & Sons, Inc.
The George E. Campbell Company now known as George E. Campbell &
Sons, Inc. began in the late 1950ís. Mr. Campbell owned a Gulf Gas
Station on Huron Street in Pontiac, Michigan just down the street from
the Pontiac Post Office. A gentleman from the Pontiac Post Office
encouraged Mr. Campbell that he should try his hand at hauling mail.
He turned in his bid for a contract and was awarded the bid for the
Union Lake / Keego Harbor contract. He had this run for 1 or 2 terms
and then lost the contract.
After losing the Union Lake / Keego Harbor contract he was offered
a job with Armstrong Trucking, another mail contractor and worked for
them for 1 to 2 years. In the early mid 1960ís a contractor approached
George to be a sub-contractor to haul mail down river out of Detroit
to Wyandotte / Trenton / Grosse Ile. George sub-contracted this run
for approximately 2 years when it became difficult to get his money
from the contractor. Eventually the contractor signed over the
contract to George. We still have this run today known as HCR 48131.
In the mid 1960ís Mr. Campbell put forth a re-bid on the Union Lake
/ Keego Harbor run and was awarded the contract. His company was
growing. He now had established 2 contracts. The Detroit / Wyandotte /
Trenton run and the Union Lake / Keego Harbor.
In the late 1960ís a contractor, Mr. Elliott wanted to get out of
the U. S. Postal Contractor business. Mr. Campbell made an offer on
the Belleville / Romulus contract and got it. This contract is still
in effect today and is known as HCR 48132. Mr. Campbellís company had
expanded to 3 contracts.
In the late 1960ís, early 1970ís George put a bid on the Pontiac /
AMF contract. He now had 4 contracts. This contract went from Pontiac
Post Office to the Metro Airport hauling all of Oakland Countyís
Airmail. This mail was delivered right to the plane where it was to be
Through the course of the early years George Campbell had his sons
working hauling the mail. In 1972 the company incorporated and became
George E. Campbell & Sons, Inc. When Mr. Campbell retired in 1975 his
son Dale Campbell took over running the company at the age of 21.
In 1976 the Postal Service started to crunch their numbers.
Contractors were on the losing side. Campbell & Sons lost the Pontiac
/ AMF and once again lost the Union Lake / Keego Harbor contracts. The
company suffered the biggest loss yet in its history.
Even though Campbell & Sons suffered a big set back losing the 2
contracts, the company struggled through. In that same year,
Campbellís accumulated another contract from the Detroit BMC to South
Bend, Indiana, the companyís first tractor/trailer run. During the
same course of the year Campbellís were also awarded the contract from
Royal Oak delivering to Warren and Sterling Heights. In the early
1980ís we acquired the Royal Oak to Southfield and Farmington. We are
still hauling mail on these 3 contracts today.
On July 1, 1985 Campbell & Sons purchased Pink Moody, HCR 48090
going from the Detroit BMC to Royal Oak. Our second contract requiring
Tractor/Trailer. On 11/23/1985 the company acquired HCR 48162, Detroit
/ Ann Arbor contract.
In 1978 Dale Campbell purchased a building located at 4100 West
Fort Street, Detroit Michigan from Harold Causley. Through the course
of a few years he purchased the property next door and built the
building we are currently in today. For our trucks and trailers coming
out of Royal Oak we have a location on Birchwood in Troy, Michigan.
George Campbell passed away in November of 1994. After the passing
of his father, Dale Campbell sold the company to Greg Causley July 1,
Through the course of Campbell & Sons history it has been our
intention to establish 100 % professionalism and safety of on time
delivery service to the U. S. Postal Service.