Company History

From inside his parents’ basement, company president and founder Charlie Walch got his start. Almost two decades later, he has a 300 person crew operating out of four separate facilities. Follow 1st Choice’s road to success.

1989
Company was founded by Charlie Walch and named Executive Express, Inc. Operated out of Walch’s parents’ basement in St. Louis, Mo. Four Washington University students on summer vacation served as company’s first drivers.

1990-1995
Executive Express moves to the basement of the Wood Drug Store in Kirkwood, Mo. Company has
30 drivers completing 400
On-Demand orders per day.

1996-1998
Executive Express merges with Bozzay Delivery to form First Choice. Distribution and trucking are added to service offerings. Over 80 drivers complete 900 deliveries per day out of headquarters in Wellston, Mo.

1999-2001
First Choice is sold to CD&L and becomes part of a national company. Charlie Walch remains as Branch Manager, eventually buying back the company and rechristening it as 1st Choice Courier and Distribution in 2001.

2002 - Present
1st Choice expands distribution services and opens a statewide delivery network with offices in
St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Missouri and Springfield, Illinois. Company continues growth through internal sales and select acquisitions.