Our Community Coming Together

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 3, 2020, a powerful, deadly tornado ripped through Middle Tennessee causing a wide path of destruction. Among the hardest hit areas were Germantown and East Nashville, with numerous businesses damaged or completely destroyed. The devastation continued into west Tennessee with Mt. Juliet, Donelson, Wilson County, Putman County, and Smith County taking the brunt of the tornado.

According to the Nashville Fire Department, at least 45 structures collapsed around the city of Nashville. The tornados path, which varied in intensity, stretched roughly 50.25 miles from beginning to end, beginning in the area of the John C Tune area and ending 3.5 miles west of Gordonsville. According to the National Weather Service, the tornado has been categorized as an EF-3.

Putman County, photo credit: Larry McCormick, The Tennessean

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the 25 who lost their lives in the Nashville tornado, as well as the people who are still missing. It is amazing how so many people throughout different communities have already come together to help, show support, and assist in the clean-up efforts to get the state of Tennessee back on track. Together, the city of Nashville and surrounding areas will get through this and come out stronger than before. We will rebuild and make it through this tragedy.

Photo credit: Eric England
Photo credit: The Nashville Business Journal

While the headquarters of RJ Young were not damaged in the Nashville tornado, it is without power. However, we are here for our RJ Young family and for our customers.

“We are here for more than ourselves – we are here to take care of the community. We will look for opportunities to serve our community, including clean-up efforts, to help get Nashville back on its feet.”

AJ Baggot, COO RJ Young
Photo credit: News Channell 5 Nashville

Nashville Tornado: How to Help, Volunteer, and Where to Get Help

As many Middle Tennessee communities were affected and are dealing with the devastation, there are countless ways to help and give back to those in need.

Here are some resources if you wish to donate or volunteer your time, or are looking for help:

Information for those impacted by the storm (road closures, shelters, and more) can be found at nashville.gov.

Germantown, TN, photo credit: Bailey Magee

RJ Young Can Help Your Business by Providing Business Backup & Disaster Recovery Services:

This week’s tornado was an eye-opening experience for Middle Tennessee and the many businesses affected by the storm. Many put off implementing a backup and disaster recovery plan for their business until it’s too late. The time, resources, and funds it takes to get up and running will then add to their hardships.

RJ Young offers disaster recovery services to businesses of all sizes across the state of Tennessee and throughout our entire footprint. Should your business need assistance, we can help get your critical functions back in order so your business can resume normal operations as quickly as possible. We are here to help accommodate your needs.

While Nashville and Middle Tennessee recover, RJ Young will be here to assist in any way possible. Please email us at info@rjyoung.com or call 800-347-1955. Together we can help weather this storm. We believe in Nashville!

#NashvilleStrong

Cookville, TN, Photo credit: Shelley Mays, The Tennessean
Photo credit: Shelley Mays, The Tennessean

Jacksonville, Florida Businesses Equipment Purchases Lead to $4k Donation

RJ Young Jacksonville is proud to donate $4,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Through the purchases of RJ Young equipment, donations were made in the name of Jacksonville businesses to the project.

RJ Young is not only committed to providing businesses with the right tools, but they also take great pride in investing locally. As part of their core values, they are committed to investing resources back into the communities they serve.

“Part of our mission at RJ Young is to partner with non-profits to help make a direct impact. I am proud of our business partners in Jacksonville for contributing to the Wounded Warrior Project.”

Chip Crunk, President and CEO of RJ Young

The money raised will help veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001.

Find out more about the Wounded Warrior Project Jacksonville.


About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately-held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies. Learn more about RJ Young.

Birmingham Businesses Equipment Purchases Lead to $5,250 Donation

RJ Young Birmingham is proud to donate $5,250 to Children’s of Alabama.Through the purchases of RJ Young equipment, donations were made in the name of Birmingham businesses to the hospital.

As part of their core values, RJ Young is committed to investing resources back into the communities they serve.

“We take great pride in investing locally. Thank you to the business partners in Birmingham for contributing to Children’s of Alabama.”

Chip Crunk, President and CEO of RJ Young

The money raised will go to Children’s of Alabama whose mission is to provide the finest pediatric health services to all children in an environment that fosters excellence in research and medical education. In 2018, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states, and seven foreign countries. It is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the country.

To make your own donation or learn more visit the Children’s of Alabama Birmingham website.


About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately-held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise-level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies. Learn more about RJ Young.

RJ Young is pleased to announce the grand opening of their corporate headquarters located in Nashville, Tennessee. RJ Young’s growth over the last five years, combined with recent technology, rapid growth within the IT space, and equipment investments, necessitated the move. The 177,522 square foot facility is now home to all 273 local employees.

RJ Young opened their doors in Nashville in 1955. Over the years they acquired other properties in the area and sold them to purchase the space in Nashville’s Metro Center.

To celebrate the opening of its new headquarters, RJ Young held a Grand Opening celebration on December 3. Customers, staff, leadership, vendors, Nashville District 2 Councilwoman Kyonzté Toombs, and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee attended the celebration.

The Nashville Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony where President and CEO, Chip Crunk, and Nashville Chamber Chief Growth Officer, Stephanie Coleman, spoke.

“We are proud to invest in this facility so that we may better serve our customers. As RJ Young continues to grow, we will always do so with a customer-centric mindset.”

President and CEO, Chip Crunk

Guests enjoyed a festive celebration with holiday movies, ornament decorating, food and beverages, and a tour of the new facility.

RJ Young Grand Opening Nashville
L to R: Matt Baker, Jason Bordwine, Ralph Mello, AJ Baggott, John T. Crunk, Chip Crunk, Hunter McCarty, Steve Huff, and Mike Noffsinger

View all photos from RJ Young’s Grand Opening Nashville HERE.


About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies. Learn more about RJ Young.

RJ Young wins multimillion-dollar partnership

RJ Young is pleased to announce its newest multimillion-dollar partnership with Florida State University, one of Florida’s preeminent universities. In early 2019, RJ Young was named the trusted strategic provider of office technology and equipment for Florida State University.

Florida State University has over 42,000 enrolled students and employs close to 10,000 people in the state of Florida. The main campus sits on 485 acres in the middle of Tallahassee and has an operating budget of over $1.9 billion. 

In early 2018, Florida State University issued an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) seeking a new provider for its office equipment needs for its main campus as well as additional locations around the state. At that time, RJ Young, with help from Ricoh, assembled a team of sales, service, and operational leaders to prepare a bid that embodied a long-term partnership, cost savings, and custom solutions for the issues faced by an organization of this size.  After a year of planning, meetings, and negotiating, Florida State University announced it would be entering into a new agreement with RJ Young.

Currently, RJ Young is near completion of the installation process of more than 400 Ricoh units throughout the Florida State footprint, including its remote campuses located throughout the state of Florida.  RJ Young is also providing solutions to assist Florida State University in monitoring these units for automated supply orders and service calls.  The university’s previous supplier contract expired in September 2019; therefore, RJ Young has been hard at work to make sure this transition is as seamless as possible for students and staff.

“This large enterprise deal brings RJ Young together with one of the largest universities in the state of Florida. This is a huge opportunity for the company and on behalf of the entire RJ Young team, we are proud to call Florida State University a part of our family. The RJ Young team is excited and looking forward to bringing their excellent customer support and service to FSU.”

Chip Crunk, RJ Young President & CEO

To accommodate its continued growth, the RJ Young Tallahassee location ramped up with additional employees, a new warehouse, and some new processes to get the job done right. RJ Young looks forward to focusing on the infrastructure and implementation of the plan at Florida State University.

RJ Young is also a proud sponsor of Florida State University Seminoles athleticsand looks forward to being the trusted strategic partner of office technology and equipment for Florida State University.


About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately-held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been in business since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your Productivity is Our Mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading technologies.

Jason Bordwine will direct Regional Business Managers, Service, and Operations

RJ Young announces the promotion of Jason Bordwine to Vice President of Business Operations. In this role, he will lead the four Regional Business Managers in providing the direction of service and operations for RJ Young. 

RJ Young has experienced geographic expansion over the last few years resulting in a significant addition of physical locations and customer base.  This expansion includes 11 new offices and a new presence in several territories including North Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, the entire state of Alabama, and expansion east to the Florida coast. 

In an effort to bring internal company processes up to speed with business growth, RJ Young developed a strategy to improve the customer experience. With Bordwine’s extensive experience and holistic approach, customers in all territories will benefit from these improvements including enhanced processes and expedited delivery times.

Jason has been an integral part of our growth and execution of our strategic plan since coming on board.  He is the epitome of a servant leader, and I’m excited to see everything he accomplishes in this new role.

AJ Baggott, RJ Young COO

Bordwine began his career in the imaging industry in Bristol, VA in 2002. Prior to joining the RJ Young family, Bordwine worked in accounting positions and executive roles at Bristol Office Supply Inc, which was acquired by RJ Young in 2017. In addition to serving as Director of Operations, Bordwine has served as the General Manager of RJ Young’s eastern branches, Sales Administration Manager, and the Senior Operations Manager.

In his free time, Jason Bordwine enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, camping, and fly fishing with his two sons.

About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies.

RJ Young Memphis is proud to donate $5,750 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This St. Jude Donation was made possible Through the purchases of RJ Young equipment. Donations to the hospital were made in the name of Memphis businesses.

RJ Young is not only committed to providing businesses with the right tools, but they also take great pride in investing locally. As part of their core values, they are committed to investing resources back into the communities they serve.

“Part of our mission at RJ Young is to partner with non-profits to help make a direct impact. I am proud of our business partners in Memphis for contributing to St. Jude.”

Chip Crunk, President and CEO of RJ Young

The money raised will help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continue furthering their mission of advancing cures and means of prevention for pediatric life-threatening diseases through research and treatment. Events like the St. Jude Walk/Run help ensure families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

“It is inspiring to see communities nationwide come together and know that they are making an impact locally as well as nationally by supporting the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® We are grateful to all of the supporters, partners, and St. Jude Walk/Run teams who have rallied together behind a shared goal of raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer.”

Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

To learn more visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital website.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers. The lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children Research Hospital is to find cures for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude Children Research center was founded by Danny Thomas. To make your own St. Jude donate or learn more visit their website.

About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately-held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise-level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies.

RJ Young, an IT services and office solutions provider, and Hyland, a leading provider of information management solutions, are partnering to provide enterprise-level businesses with integrated information management solutions. The Hyland software will be an exceptional addition to RJ Young’s software offerings.

RJ Young is investing in additional resources to better assist organizations with their challenges. By partnering with Hyland, RJ Young can enable organizations to deliver better experiences to the customers they serve.

“Hyland and RJ Young are a perfect fit. We are able to provide integrated solutions to help businesses run more efficiently.”

Chip Crunk, RJ Young CEO and President

Hyland solutions will seamlessly integrate the systems that healthcare, government, higher education, HR, financial, legal, and insurance organizations use every day. The Hyland product suite smartly surfaces content in context by connecting data and systems across the enterprise, providing a complete, real-time view of the right information to the right people, where and when they need it.

OnBase by Hyland is an industry-leading enterprise information platform for managing content, processes, and cases deployed on-premises or in the Hyland Cloud – a cloud specifically designed for content management. OnBase combines the capabilities of enterprise content management (ECM), case management, business process management and capture on a single platform, minimizing IT sprawl and transforming organizations around the globe by empowering them to become more agile, efficient, and effective.

About Hyland

Hyland is a leader in providing software solutions for managing content, processes, and cases for organizations across the globe. For over 25 years, Hyland has enabled more than 19,000 organizations to digitalize their workplaces and fundamentally transform their operations. Named one of Fortune’s Best Companies to Work For® since 2014, Hyland is widely known as both a great company to work for and a great company to do business with. For more information about Hyland software, please visit Hyland.com.

About Onbase by Hyland

OnBase is a single enterprise information platform for managing content, processes, and cases deployed on-premises or in the Hyland Cloud. Providing enterprise content management (ECM), case management, business process management (BPM), records management, and capture all on a single platform, OnBase transforms organizations around the globe by empowering them to become more agile, efficient, and effective. Enterprise cloud-based sharing capability for the OnBase platform is available with our complementary offering, ShareBase by Hyland.

About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately-held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies.

On September 11th, 2019, RJ Young’s Hands & Hearts Committee granted ten-year-old Ian’s wish of going on a Disney cruise.

Ian was diagnosed with a brain tumor at 16 months old. He received three brain surgeries, six rounds of chemotherapy, and 30 days of proton radiation. Just prior to starting kindergarten, Ian had a mini-stroke which led to two more brain surgeries to create a bypass in his brain. In May 2018, he was diagnosed with a radiation-induced high-grade sarcoma in his brow bone which required another brain surgery and six chemo treatments. Doctors are also closely monitoring suspicious spots on his lungs.

“On behalf of Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee, I would like to thank all of the employees at RJ Young for their support and donations which made Ian’s wish come true. We have been able to grant more wishes to kiddos fighting cancer because of our sponsorship with RJ Young.”

Program Director, Tanya Sturm of Dreams and Wishes

Ian is currently recovering well and regaining strength. He is a huge Disney fan and has always dreamed of going on a Disney cruise. Ian and his family will be going on a four-night cruise on the Disney Dream ship in October 2019.

“RJ Young’s commitment to giving back to our community is at the heart of our core values and culture. We were incredibly fortunate to have this opportunity to meet Ian and his family and to inform them that his wish was being granted. This is a testament to the more than 650 RJ Young employees who generously contributed to this amazing cause.”

RJ Young’s COO, AJ Baggott

RJ Young has raised funds to grant ten children with wishes throughout the past 15 years.

About RJ Young Hands & Hearts Committee

RJ Young’s Hands & Hearts Committee was created 15 years ago in order to raise awareness, recruit volunteers, and organize fundraisers for community service projects throughout the year for the RJ Young employees. In 2019, funds raised from RJ Young’s employees’ were allocated for Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee.

About Dreams and Wishes

Dreams and Wishes of Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Wish Granting organization that grants wishes to individuals between the ages of 5-21 who have relapsed from cancer. For giving opportunities, volunteer, or to refer a child visit Dreams and Wishes of TN website.


About RJ Young

RJ Young is the largest, privately-held dealer in the Southeast and one of the largest in the nation, specializing in managed IT services, document management solutions, managed print services, remote support, remote monitoring, fulfillment services, and office imaging for small to enterprise-level businesses. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been partnering with businesses since 1955 and has over 650 employees in over 30 sales and service locations across nine states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to securely manage paper and digital information and empowers businesses with leading printing technologies.

CDA awards four RJ Young employees’ children with scholarship grants.

The Copier Dealer Association Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2005 to award grants to qualifying children of the CDA Membership. RJ Young has been an active member of the CDA for years. Since its inception, the CDA has been able to increase the amount awarded every year.

The CDA Scholarship Foundation welcomes applications from member-employee children and will award meaningful scholarship grants that demonstrate a need for assistance through the Federal Government FAFSA Application.

The Copier Dealer Association is a dynamic group of independent copier dealers across North America who share best practices, industry events and innovative strategies to help their businesses excel. Congratulations to the below RJ Young member-employee children who were awarded the 2019 CDA Scholarship grants.

Cooper Stanley, Caledonia, Mississippi

Cooper is a 2019 graduate from Caledonia High School and the daughter of Todd and Patti Stanley. Cooper logged 150 hours of community service including Salvation Army kettlebell, special needs cheerleader volunteer, tornado relief volunteer, and much more.

She was a varsity cheerleader, tennis captain, Beta Club treasurer, Student Government Class Representative, World Language Club Secretary, Future Career and Community Leaders of America, CHS Ambassador, and GameTime Athletics competitive cheerleading team, and more.

Her honors include Presidential Gold Award for Academic Excellence, Universal Cheerleading Association four-time All-American, Mississippi Scholars Academic Excellence and Community Service, The University of Alabama Presidential Scholarship, ACT Achievement Award, and more.

Cooper is excited to be attending The University of Alabama in the fall and majoring in Marketing

Miah Van Der Heyden, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Miah Van Der Heyden

Miah Van Der Heyden is a 2019 graduate from Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She is the daughter of Melissa and Timothy Van Der Heyden. Miah has logged hundreds of community service hours through various organizations such as the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, and Key Club. While in high school, she also played flute in the Wind Ensemble and served as a drum major for her last two years of marching band. Miah graduated as Valedictorian with state honors and distinction, as well as the work ethic distinction.   

Currently, Miah works as a nursing assistant while attending Cumberland University for nursing. Because of her various dual enrollment and advanced placement classes, she is set to graduate early with her B.S.N. After her undergraduates, Miah plans on pursuing medical school or a doctorate in nursing.   

Jenna Williams, Columbus, Mississippi

Jenna Williams

Jenna is the daughter of Wendell and Kim Williams. She graduated from homeschooling in 2018 with a 4.0 average. She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Columbus Girl Choir, Mississippi Baptist All-State Youth Choir and Orchestra, Mississippi Baptist Symphony Orchestra, and Distinguished Concerts International New York Vocal Colors at Carnegie Hall.

She has logged hundreds of hours of community service and is spending this summer in Salcha, Alaska doing mission work with the Mississippi Baptist Association.

Jenna will pursue her Bachelor of Music Education with a minor in Multicultural Studies at Winters School of Music at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Charles Booher, Lebanon, Tennessee

Charles Booher

Charles Samuel Booher II is the son of Charles and Dara Booher of Lebanon, Tennessee.

Charles is a Senior at a private university, Cumberland University, majoring in Sports Management. Charlie is currently employed at Riverside Golf Course in Old Hickory, Tennessee.

After graduation next spring, Charlie will be getting married and pursuing his career in Sports Management. The Copier Dealer Association Scholarship has helped with tuition and is greatly appreciated. 

Congratulations to the recipients who were awarded the 2019 CDA
Scholarship!