RJ Young is pleased to announce the opening of the newly renovated Winston-Salem, North Carolina office. Guests and RJ Young staff gathered on May 2, 2019 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm for our Winston-Salem Grand Opening including a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house celebration. Members from the local community, clients and Winston-Salem Chamber members all attended the event. Food was provided by local Winston-Salem catering company, Mrs. Pumpkin’s, and all beer options were provided locally.

Each room at the Open House featured a different piece of equipment on display – from wide format printers, and projectors to Ricoh 360 cameras. Attendees were given the opportunity to interact with the new touchscreen interactive whiteboards and projectors, as well as view hands-on, interactive demonstrations by Ricoh representatives.

“We are very excited to show our Winston-Salem customers our newly renovated office, as well as introduce them to our new products. This was a successful event and we had an amazing turnout,” said RJY Young Territory Sales Manager, Eric Hooks. “We’re thrilled to be a part of the Winston-Salem community and looking forward to helping local businesses in the area grow to their full potential.”

RJ Young also encouraged guests to register to win local prizes such as an Echo Dot, Glow Skincare Studio Gift Certificate, Mozell’s Gift Certificate or a 75” 4K Multi-Touch Ricoh Interactive Whiteboard.

At present, RJ Young has 30 sales and service locations across nine states throughout the Southeast.

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.

RJ Young is pleased to announce the opening of the new Asheville, North Carolina office. Members of the local community, Asheville Chamber members, and RJ Young staff members gathered on April 30, 2019, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house celebration. The RJ Young Asheville Grand Opening Asheville included a local catering company, Colorful Palate, who provided the hors d’oeuvres and local beer options.

Guests were encouraged to stop by and interact with RJ Young’s new Ricoh touchscreen whiteboards and ultra-short throw projectors. Sales representatives from Ricoh were at the event providing interactive demonstrations of the interactive whiteboards to attendees. Representatives from Mimaki were also available to do hands-on, test printing demonstrations on their wide format printers for customers.

Guests were given the chance to enter to win local prizes including Day Spa Gift Certificate, Cúrate Gift Certificate as well as an Echo Dot or a 75” 4K Multi-Touch Ricoh Interactive Whiteboard.

“We had an amazing turnout and the local Asheville Chamber was extremely supportive throughout the entire process. We’re happy our Asheville customers were able to stop by and check out our new office, take a look at some of our new products, and meet our Asheville team members,” said RJ Young Territory Sales Manager, Eric Hooks. “The entire RJ Young family and I are excited to be a part of the Asheville business community and we are looking forward to playing a role in the growth of this city.”

At present, RJ Young has 30 sales and service locations across nine states throughout the Southeast.

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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.

RJ Young is pleased to announce that on April 3, 2019, RJ Young completed the acquisition of Business Electronics. BE is a privately-owned total office technology and solutions provider in Birmingham, Alabama.

Founded in 1988, Business Electronics ­­­serviced the greater Birmingham area providing products and services including document management solutions, IT solutions, digital interactive whiteboards and displays, AV, imaging and unified communications systems. BE also offers the industry’s best in multifunction copiers and printers, while placing a strong focus on customer relationships.

“Business Electronics has a history of providing superior customer service and top-quality office solutions,” said RJ Young President & CEO, Chip Crunk. “We look forward to further expanding our presence in the Birmingham area and furthering our mission of providing excellence in office technologies.”

In order to continue supporting and servicing customer accounts, sales and service employees from BE will remain in Alabama. These employees will join the 650 employees of RJ Young to continue the high expectations of standards in sales and service.

This acquisition further widens RJ Young’s footprint in Alabama and allows RJ Young to offer new technology solutions to better serve their customers.

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. To learn more about RJ Young, visit https://www.rjyoung.com.

RJ Young announced today it has completed the acquisition of Automated Imaging Systems, a privately-owned office technology and equipment dealer in Louisiana.

Automated Imaging Systems

Founded in 1969, AIS has serviced the greater Monroe and Alexandria areas with the industry best in multifunction copiers and printers, as well as top customer service. The acquisition of AIS further expands RJ Young’s footprint throughout the southeast as they move into a new territory and state.

“This deal brings RJ Young together with one of the industry-leading office technology providers in the state of Louisiana.”  said RJ Young President & CEO, Chip Crunk. “The AIS team has grown a fantastic business and an impressive network of customers over the years and we are confident their customers will benefit from the expertise and service for which we are known.”

All sales and service employees from Automated Imaging Systems (AIS) will remain in Louisiana to continue to support and service customer accounts and ensure they are running smoothly. These employees will join more than 600 RJ Young employees to assure the continued high expectations of standards in sales and service.

About RJ Young

RJ Young is one of the largest independent office equipment dealers in the country, 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 600 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. To learn more about RJ Young, visit https://www.rjyoung.com.

RJ Young announced today they had completed the acquisition of Digitec, a privately-owned office equipment dealer, specializing in multi-functional printers, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi. Digitec is a family owned and operated business that has been operating for over 30 years. Primarily a Canon and Ricoh dealer, they serve customers throughout the entire state of Mississippi.

“We are excited to expand our presence in Jackson, MS and further our mission of providing excellence in printing technologies.” President and CEO of RJ Young, Chip Crunk said. “Digitec is an excellent business and has an impressive network of customers. Customers will benefit from the expertise and service for which we are known.”

Employees from Digitec will remain in place to continue their support and service for customer accounts. These employees will join more than 600 RJ Young employees to ensure the continued high expectations of standards in sales and service in Jackson, MS location are met.

At present, RJ Young has 28 sales and service branch locations, as well as two distribution warehouses located in Nashville, Tennessee and in Jackson, Mississippi.

About RJ Young

RJ Young is one of the largest independent office equipment dealers in the country, specializing in document management solutions, managed print services, mobile office solutions, fulfillment services, and office imaging. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been helping small to enterprise level businesses since 1955 and has over 600 employees in over 28 sales and service locations across eight 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. To learn more about RJ Young, visit https://www.rjyoung.com.

RJ Young is pleased to announce the opening of the new Knoxville, Tennessee office. Customers, regional staff members, and the Knoxville Chamber gathered on December 4, 2018 for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house celebration at the new location.

“We had a great team of people working to make this event a success. This was the first time the Knoxville community was able to see our new office and we could not be happier about the overwhelmingly positive response we received from customers,” said RJ Young Regional Director, Brent Kakwitch. “We are excited to be part of the local business landscape and play a role in the future growth of this great city.”

RJ Young acquired the office imaging side of Paxis Technologies, a privately-owned office equipment dealer in Knoxville, TN, in June 2018 to expand their presence throughout the entire state of Tennessee. At present, RJ Young has 28 sales and service branch locations in 8 states throughout the southeast.

About RJ Young

RJ Young is one of the largest independent office equipment dealers in the country, specializing in document management solutions, managed print services, digital printing, and office imaging. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been in business since 1955 and has over 600 employees in 28 sales and service locations across eight 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, maintain vital information technology systems and empower businesses with leading printing technologies. You can visit RJYoung.com for more information.

RJ Young is proud to announce they have received the 2019 Ricoh Family Group (RFG) Circle of Excellence award. In addition to this award, RJ Young had four service technicians achieve top scores for the Ricoh prestige testing. RJ Young is proud to recognize the technicians who were awarded prestige status: Andrew Keeley, Roger Ballard, Steve Richards, and Chris Herauf.

“Being named a recipient of this award again this year is truly an honor. I am extremely proud of our service techs who earned their prestige certification and continue to ensure that our customers are taken care of every day.” – Matt Baker, RJ Young Service Director

Established in 2013, the RFG Circle of Excellence is awarded to Ricoh dealers who demonstrate both technical proficiency and service operational efficiency. As a qualified dealer, RJ Young’s service techs, who had taken a Ricoh training course within the past three years, took an online test pertaining to Ricoh products and how to troubleshoot various problems. The individuals with the top 75 scores across the country earn Ricoh prestige status and RJ Young is proud to have four technicians earn this status.

Every year, since 2013, RJ Young has been a proud recipient of the Ricoh Circle of Excellence award. RJ Young is proud to partner with Ricoh and provide top-of-the-line equipment to their customers.

About RJ Young

RJ Young is one of the largest independent office equipment dealers in the Southeast, specializing in document management solutions, managed print services, IT services, process automation, and office imaging. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been in business since 1955 and has over 600 employees across 8 states in 27 locations. 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 information, maintain vital information technology systems, and empower businesses with leading printing technologies. To learn more about all the office solutions that RJ Young provides, please visit https://www.rjyoung.com

Following the damage Hurricane Michael left in its wake, RJ Young is offering aid to businesses affected by the storm. As an office solutions company that operates throughout the entire Southeastern United States, RJ Young has helped customers rebuild their businesses after hurricanes, tornados, floods, and fires.

“We have personal experience on what it is like to recover from a disaster. Approximately 20 years ago, our corporate headquarters was completely destroyed by a fire. Trying to rebuild after such a devastating event was a long and arduous journey, but we were fortunate to fully recover.

We care about our community and want to be part of the rebuilding process. This is why we want to extend a hand, in whatever capacity we are able, to businesses affected by Hurricane Michael.” -Chip Crunk RJ Young CEO & President

If your business has been affected by Hurricane Michael, RJ Young, your local office solutions provider is here to help. Regardless of whether your business needs loaner equipment or assistance navigating the insurance claims process, RJ Young is here to assist, free of charge. To find out how Rj Young is providing aid to businesses affected by Hurricane Michael or how we can help your business rebuild, call us today at (850) 433-8655.

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Nashville, Tenn. (October 18, 2018) – RJ Young, one of the nation’s largest independent office technology dealers, announced AJ Baggott as the new Chief Operations Officer. Baggott previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for RJ Young.

“We are making these internal changes to help prepare for our growth. AJ Baggott has done a great job overseeing finance and operations, and we are giving him additional areas to make sure we are prepared for our future,” said President & CEO Chip Crunk.

Under Baggott’s new role, he will continue to oversee all finances and the operations department. Additionally, RJ Young’s IT and service departments will now fall under his direction. Since AJ Baggott joined the RJ Young family in 2016, he has been instrumental in helping expand the company’s footprint. Under AJ’s watch, RJ Young has moved into ten new markets across eight states throughout the Southeast.

Upon joining the RJ Young family in 2016, Baggott started off serving as the Chief Financial Officer and has since been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Under his leadership, RJ Young has seen exceptional growth over the last two years – both financially and through expansions. As AJ settles into his new role as COO, he will help shape the future of RJ Young and solidify a long-term plan of financial prosperity as one of the nation’s largest independent office technology dealers.

“I have tremendous respect for Chip Crunk’s leadership and drive to stay at the forefront of an ever-changing industry while staying true to the core values of the organization,” Baggott said. He added, “Being a part of the continued innovation that is synonymous with the RJ Young brand is exciting, and I am honored to be a part of a team with such a positive reputation in the Nashville community, and beyond.”

Baggott is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Lipscomb University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has also served as a Young Leaders board member, treasurer for Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, and is a Young Leaders Council graduate.

About RJ Young

RJ Young is one of the largest independent office equipment dealers in the Southeast, specializing in document management solutions, managed print services, IT services, and office imaging. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, RJ Young has been in business since 1955 and has over 600 employees in 28 sales and service locations across eight states. Under the corporate tagline “Your productivity is our mission,” RJ Young helps modern professionals become more successful in their businesses with solutions to manage paper and digital information securely, maintain vital information technology systems and empower businesses with leading printing technologies. For further information, please visit https://www.rjyoung.com.

RJ Young’s John T. Crunk Scholarship Program was established in 2004 to achieve a number of highly desirable objectives. This program seeks to assist the dependent children of our full-time employees with their college expenses. The scholarships are awarded based on the student’s academic achievements and activities. The goal for providing these scholarships is simple – to help our employees’ children attain the education they deserve, while preventing any financial strain on our employees. Since 2004, the John T. Crunk Scholarship Program has provided over 55 scholarships to our employees’ children. We are proud to recognize the recipients of this year’s scholarships.

Kimberly Reischman

Kimberly Reischman graduated with honors and in the top 10 of her class at Mount Pleasant High School in May 2018. Kimberly was a cheerleader all four years, was a member in HOSA, and has been working at JJ’s BBQ since the Spring of 2016. She is attending MTSU this fall and is studying Nursing. Her plans are to become a Nurse Practitioner. In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys hanging out with her friends.

Noah Houck

Noah Houck is a Senior at Austin Peay State University and is a third-time recipient of the John T. Crunk Scholarship. At APSU, Noah majors in Communications with a focus in Journalism. Noah also works for the student newspaper as the sports editor and will soon be taking over the role of the managing editor. Noah’s experiences with sports journalism have allowed him to travel and cover sports for his school, while meeting a number of professionals across the U.S.

Kate Eikel

Kate Eikel is the daughter of Robert and Brandy Eikel and is currently attending the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she is studying Materials Science and Engineering. Kate is an active member of the 1794 Honors and Scholars Program, is involved in the Materials Research Society, and serves a mentor for the Society of Women Engineers at UT.

Hailey Hancock

Hailey Hancock is the daughter of Harry and Tracy Merten and a 2018 graduate of Jo Byrns High School in Cedar Hill, TN. While in high school, Haley was active in Cheerleading, H.O.S.A , Middle TN Vocal Association, and Advanced Choir. She also helped prevent bullying and cyberbullying at school through her Words Hurt, a presentation program catered to underclassmen, at Jo Byrns High School. Hailey is currently a Freshman at Austin Peay State University majoring in Nursing.