RJ Young started more than 60 years ago and continues to strongly into the future.
RJ Young is now one of the largest independent office equipment dealers in the country, operating in seven states throughout the Southeast, servicing a total of 19 locations and employing more than 500 people.
Small but strong beginning
In 1955, Robert J. Young, Sr. and only four employees opened the doors of his new Ditto duplicating dealership. Twelve successful years later, RJ Young became a premier photocopier dealer and in 1977, added Ricoh, Canon, HP, Muratec and Océ product lines to its fleet.
Robert J. Young Sr. retired in 1986 after selling controlling interest in the company to John T. Crunk, who had started with the company in 1958. In 1996, Mr. Crunk became Chairman of the Board and his son, John T. Crunk, Jr. became President and Chief Executive Officer, thus continuing the tradition of the company being a family owned and operated business.
Updated name and offerings for new millennium
In 1999, the Robert J. Young Company condensed their name to the RJ Young Company. In the new millennium, RJ Young has continued to grow by acquiring locations throughout the Southeast to include Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
RJ Young has also expanded our business lines, including an onsite copy center, an off-site copy center program. Plus, through the acquisition of Chattanooga, TN based Preferred Computers, a managed IT services provider, RJ Young expanded to offer Managed IT Services. The expansion fit into RJ Young’s core competencies and serves as a natural transition to a services-led organization.
In early 2013, RJ Young announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics America Inc. to serve as an authorized BTA dealer offering Samsung’s portfolio of printing and multifunction devices, including the A4 and A3 products along with solutions to address the needs of customers from small businesses to enterprises throughout the Southeast.