Herbert L. Permillion, III bought California Typewriter Co. in 1981 after having worked for IBM servicing Selectric Typewriters for almost 20 years. He has lived in the Bay Area since the 1950’s. He has always thought that typewriters are special and that they have an important place in the toolbox of society.

Herb's daughters Carmen and Candace work in the shop. Carmen has been here at California Typewriter since the beginning: greeting customers, answering phones, and keeping the place running smoothly. She loves her job and prides herself in her ability to figure out the right machine for your needs.

Kenneth Alexander is a master of typewriter repair, with over 42 years of experience. Ken's motto is, "Keep 'em typing!".