Elite Dealers

More of the Challenges Facing the Independent Dealer Community

Each year we ask our Elite Dealers to identify the biggest challenges facing their dealerships and to share their strategies for overcoming those challenges. Some of those challenges are unique to that dealership or a given market while others are challenges that industry wide
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All the Big Wins from Our 2015 Elite Dealers

You can’t tell the big winners in the document imaging dealer community without a scorecard, and throughout December we’re highlighting the big wins of the past 12 months from our 2015 Elite Dealers. In case you’ve been wondering how some of your peers in the industry fared this
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Elite Dealers: $50-$100 Million

Applied Imaging Grand Rapids, MI www.appliedimaging.com Year Founded: 1987 President/Owner: John Lowery Number of Employees: 247 Primary Vendors: Ricoh, Canon, Océ, Samsung Primary Solutions Offerings: OnBase, Microsoft, Square 9 Primary Leasing Partners: GreatAmerica Approximate
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Elite Dealers: $20-$50 Million

Access Systems Waukee, IA www.accesssystems.com Year Founded: 1986 President/Owner: Shane Sloan Number of Employees: 130 Primary Vendors: Sharp, Ricoh, Konica Minolta, HP, Lexmark, Dell, Lenovo, Unifi, SonicWall, Avaya Primary Solutions Offerings: Microsoft, VMWare, Notable
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Elite Dealers: $10-$20 Million

Advanced Imaging Solutions (AIS) North Las Vegas, NV www.ais-now.com Year Founded: 2001 President/Owner: Gary Harouff Number of Employees: 72 Primary Vendors: Kyocera, Konica Minolta, Savin Primary Solutions Offerings: DocuWare, Intellinetics, PaperCut, HyPAS, Drivve, ViaWorks,
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Elite Dealers: $5-$10 Million

ACT Group Cromwell, CT www.goactgroup.com Year Founded: 1974 Owners: Cindi Gondek, CEO/Greg Gondek, President Number of Employees: 35 Primary Vendors: Ricoh, Kyocera, 3D Systems, Xerox, HP, RISO Primary Solutions Offerings: CIMA, DocuClass, Artsyl, FM Audit, GoFax Primary
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Elite Dealers: Less Than $5 Million

4 the Office Pittstown, PA www.4theoffice.net Year Founded: 2007 President: Carmen Pitarra Number of Employees: 6 Primary Vendors: Authorized Xerox Gold Channel Partner, Authorized Hewlett Packard Gold Business Partner, Authorized Sharp CCR Dealer Primary Solutions Offerings
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Meet Two More 2014 Elite Dealers

Sometimes the best laid plans don’t always work out according to plan. Case in point, our 2014 Elite Dealers. We just found out that two of the submissions, FlexPrint and Offix, submitted well before the deadline, ended up in a spam folder, the only submissions that met that
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Elite Dealers 2014: $5-$9.9 Million

ACT Group/Advanced Copy Technologies, Inc. Cromwell, CT http://goactgroup.com Year Founded: 1974 Principal/President/CEO: Greg Gondek, Cindi Gondek Number of Employees: 38 Primary Vendors: Ricoh, Kyocera, 3D Systems, Riso, HP Primary Solutions Offerings: Asset Management,
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Elite Dealers 2014: $10-$24.9 Million

ASI Business Solutions Dallas, TX www.asibiz.com Year Founded: 1989 Principal/President/CEO: Ken Copeland, President & Owner; Scott Wiggins, Executive Vice President & Owner Number of Employees: 64 Primary Vendors: Lanier (Ricoh), Lexmark, HP, FP Mailing Solutions, MBM
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2014 Elite Dealers: Less Than $5 Million

4 the Office Pittston, PA www.4theoffice.net Year Founded: 2007 Principal/President/CEO: Carmen Pitarra Number of Employees: 9 Primary Vendors: Xerox, Kyocera, HP, Sharp Primary Solutions Offerings: PaperCut, Print Fleet Printsmart Primary Supplies Vendors: S.P. Richards, Horizon
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Introducing the 2014 Elite Dealers: $100-$200 Million

Welcome to the Elite Dealer Class of 2014. These dealers represent the standouts from the independent dealer community. Despite geographical differences and differences in size, these dealerships share many common traits. Some of those traits and the criteria we use to make our
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Elite Dealers 2014: $25-$49.9 Million

Advance Cockeysville, MD www.advancestuff.com Year Founded: 1964 Principal/President/CEO: Jeff Elkin Number of Employees: 170 Primary Vendors: Ricoh/Savin, Canon, KIP, Kyocera, Samsung, Panasonic Primary Solutions Offerings: DocuWare, eCopy, LincWare, Objectif Lune, Managed Print
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Elite Dealers 2014: $50-$100 Million

Elite Dealers $50 million-$100 million Blue Technologies Cleveland, OH www.btohio.com Year Founded: 1995 Principal/President/CEO: Paul Hanna Number of Employees: 200 Primary Vendors: Konica Minolta, Lexmark, KIP, HP Primary Solutions Offerings: Hyland OnBase, Autonomy, FileBound,
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Between the Lines: Calling All Elite Dealers

I know it should be obvious, but I’m going to draw attention to the Elite Dealer nomination form anyway. Indeed, there’s no time like the present to start working on your Elite Dealer nomination forms. You can link to it on the home page of The Week in Imaging  Website or in the
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