About Us


Who We Are

Founded in 1987, Applied Imaging has achieved growth throughout Michigan by evolving and positioning its people, products, and services, to respond to the needs of today’s customers. For 30 years, they have helped Michigan businesses be more efficient in how they communicate and manage information flow and, because of this,  Applied Imaging has gained recognition both locally and nationally. Applied Imaging annually receives The Week in Imaging’s Elite Dealer Award for being one of the USA’s most innovative and customer friendly office technology dealers. Applied Imaging has also received local recognition as one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch. In 2012, Applied Imaging’s president, John Lowery, was named Michigan’s Small Businessman of the Year and in 2016 was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Applied Imaging has also been named 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan, Metro-Detroit and the Nation.

People

At the core of how Applied Imaging does business are values Michigan businesspeople can relate to: loyalty, honesty, and hard work. As Applied Imaging grows and surpasses new plateaus, Applied Chemistry and its 12 Elements of Success guide our employees through their daily activities and has become the cornerstone of the company’s culture and its future. When you get to know our people, you’ll realize they are the best our industry has to offer.

Applied Imaging’s Service Team is amazing; that’s a distinguishing factor for them. And it allows me to avoid any stories or excuses that no one wants to hear. The flexibility, the partnership, the can-do attitude. It’s all about being a partner with us.”

David Hamilton
Operations Manager, ArborOakland Group

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Products

In the beginning, Applied Imaging’s products were standalone copiers backed by fast, friendly, and amazing copier service. Today, Applied Imaging offers both hardware and software solutions for copying, printing, scanning, document storage and retrieval, and network support. Unlike many of our competitors who are restricted to representing one manufacturer, Applied Imaging is independent and has multiple relationships with world class suppliers. This allows us to select the best of breed and create the absolute best solution for all businesses big and small.

“They’ve been incredibly fast to respond to all of our needs. When you change such an important piece of technology within an office, you need to have a company that’s going to make sure everybody is trained. Applied was there every step of the way making sure there was hardly any slow down during the transition. We feel incredibly taken care of by Applied Imaging and we’re so excited to work with them.”

Todd Herring
Creative Director, ArtPrize

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Services

To insure the fastest, fix-it-right-the-first-time service, Applied Imaging continually invests in customer-friendly service technology and resources like our state-of-the-art Customer Loyalty Center. Additionally, due to our commitment to ongoing education, our service and network technicians all have the latest industry and manufacturer certifications. However, in spite of our investments in technology, you can still talk to a real person when you call for service or supplies.

Applied Imaging is a great partner and has done great things for our kids. They’re truly invested in what we’re doing and they make an impact in what we are doing. And they’re always asking us what they can do to help us even more. Bottom line; they’ve helped us tons with saving money on our print jobs and things like that.”

Sharol Hawley
Director of Purchasing & Supply, Grand Rapids Public Schools

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Company History

2016

Ricoh Circle of Excellence

2016 Ricoh Circle of Excellence Award

Applied Imaging has been recognized as a Ricoh RFG Circle of Excellence Certified
Dealership for the year 2016. This program was designed to recognize Dealers who provide outstanding service and support in accordance with Ricoh’s guidelines.

2016 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in West Michigan

 

2015

NetSmart

Total Electronics Acquisition

Applied Imaging acquires Total Electronics, an IT company in the Traverse City area, which enables NetSmart to be offered in Northern Michigan.

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Ricoh Service Excellence Certified Dealership 2014-2015

Applied Imaging is once again named a Ricoh Service Excellence Certified Dealership.

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National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Applied Imaging, Michigan’s premier office technology solutions provider, has been recognized as one of the “West Michigan Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” since 2012 by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

With more than 10 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best HR practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

Hundreds of competing companies throughout the country vie for the Best and Brightest designation, but only companies with the highest quality human resources initiatives, including Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions, Employee Enrichment, and Engagement and Retention, can be named a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

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West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Applied Imaging, Michigan’s premier office technology solutions provider, has been recognized as one of the “West Michigan Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2014 and 2015 by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

With more than 10 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best HR practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

Hundreds of competing companies throughout the country vie for the Best and Brightest designation, but only companies with the highest quality human resources initiatives, including Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions, Employee Enrichment, and Engagement and Retention, can be named a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

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Metro Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Applied Imaging, Michigan’s premier office technology solutions provider, is recognized as one of the “Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” for the fourth consecutive year by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

With more than 10 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best HR practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

Hundreds of competing companies throughout the country vie for the Best and Brightest designation, but only companies with the highest quality human resources initiatives, including Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions, Employee Enrichment, and Engagement and Retention, can be named a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

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Elite Dealer Award

Applied Imaging has been selected as an Elite Dealer since 2011 by ENX Magazine / The Week in Imaging, an online information and news publication for resellers of imaging technology, supplies, and services. This is the third consecutive year Applied Imaging has received this honor.

The Elite Dealer Awards honor the best in the imaging technology dealer community. Elite Dealer honorees encompass entrepreneurs, innovators, top sellers, and celebrated members of the communities they serve. These are the dealerships that provide office technology, software, and managed services to businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Another key consideration is the work environment they provide employees and the job satisfaction that culture inspires. Involvement with the community is also important, and many Elite Dealers and their employees generously donate time and money to the communities in which they work.

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Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics

TheBetter Business Bureau Torch Awards for Ethics (previously known as the Integrity Awards) recognize West Michigan businesses and non-profits who display an outstanding level of ethics and integrity in all of their dealings. These organizations generate a high level of trust among their employees, customers and their communities.

2014

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Managed Network Services Launched

Applied Imaging acquires Delios Computer Solutions, breaking into the Managed Network Services industry.

ImageStar Corp Acquisition

Applied Imaging acquires ImageStar Corp, a small office technology dealer in the Grand Rapids area.

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Samsung Product Line Added

Applied Imaging adds the Samsung product line to its offerings.

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Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

The Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) recently honored Applied Imaging as one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™” for the third consecutive year. The MBPA boasts a statewide sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses.

For Applied Imaging to meet the requirements, an independent research company evaluated them on key measures in various categories, including:

Compensation
Benefits and Employee Solutions
Employee Enrichment
Engagement and Retention
Employee Education and Development
Recruitment
Selection and Orientation
Employee Achievement and Recognition
Communication and Shared Vision
Diversity and Inclusion
Work-Life Balance
Community Initiatives
Strategic Company Performance
Best of the Best Small Business

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ is a program of the MBPA and is presented annually in several markets including Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Huston, West Michigan and nationally.

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West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Applied Imaging, Michigan’s premier office technology solutions provider, has been recognized as one of the “West Michigan Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2014 by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

With more than 10 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best HR practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

Hundreds of competing companies throughout the country vie for the Best and Brightest designation, but only companies with the highest quality human resources initiatives, including Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions, Employee Enrichment, and Engagement and Retention, can be named a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

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National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Applied Imaging, Michigan’s premier office technology solutions provider, has been recognized as one of the “West Michigan Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” since 2012 by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

With more than 10 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best HR practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

Hundreds of competing companies throughout the country vie for the Best and Brightest designation, but only companies with the highest quality human resources initiatives, including Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions, Employee Enrichment, and Engagement and Retention, can be named a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

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Elite Dealer Award

Applied Imaging has been selected as an Elite Dealer since 2011 by ENX Magazine / The Week in Imaging, an online information and news publication for resellers of imaging technology, supplies, and services. This is the third consecutive year Applied Imaging has received this honor.

The Elite Dealer Awards honor the best in the imaging technology dealer community. Elite Dealer honorees encompass entrepreneurs, innovators, top sellers, and celebrated members of the communities they serve. These are the dealerships that provide office technology, software, and managed services to businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Another key consideration is the work environment they provide employees and the job satisfaction that culture inspires. Involvement with the community is also important, and many Elite Dealers and their employees generously donate time and money to the communities in which they work.

2013

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Traverse City Office Opens

Applied Imaging and Ricoh Americas Corporation reach strategic agreement in which Applied Imaging takes over sales, service and supplies for select Ricoh commercial accounts in Traverse City and Northern Michigan areas from Alpena to Mackinaw City.

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Elite Dealer Award

Applied Imaging has been selected as an Elite Dealer in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by The Week in Imaging, an online information and news publication for resellers of imaging technology, supplies, and services. This is the third consecutive year Applied Imaging has received this honor.

The Elite Dealer Awards honor the best in the imaging technology dealer community. Elite Dealer honorees encompass entrepreneurs, innovators, top sellers, and celebrated members of the communities they serve. These are the dealerships that provide office technology, software, and managed services to businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Another key consideration is the work environment they provide employees and the job satisfaction that culture inspires. Involvement with the community is also important, and many Elite Dealers and their employees generously donate time and money to the communities in which they work.

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Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

The Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) recently honored Applied Imaging as one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™” for the second consecutive year. The MBPA boasts a statewide sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses.

For Applied Imaging to meet the requirements, an independent research company evaluated them on key measures in various categories, including:

Compensation
Benefits and Employee Solutions
Employee Enrichment
Engagement and Retention
Employee Education and Development
Recruitment
Selection and Orientation
Employee Achievement and Recognition
Communication and Shared Vision
Diversity and Inclusion
Work-Life Balance
Community Initiatives
Strategic Company Performance
Best of the Best Small Business

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ is a program of the MBPA and is presented annually in several markets including Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Huston, West Michigan and nationally.

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National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Applied Imaging, Michigan’s premier office technology solutions provider, has been recognized as one of the “National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2012 and 2013 by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

With more than 10 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best HR practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

Hundreds of competing companies throughout the country vie for the Best and Brightest designation, but only companies with the highest quality human resources initiatives, including Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions, Employee Enrichment, and Engagement and Retention can be named a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

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Ricoh Service Excellence Certified Dealership

As Michigan’s largest Ricoh dealer, Applied Imaging understands the importance of providing their clients with superior technology and extraordinary service. Recently, Applied Imaging strengthened that longtime relationship with Ricoh when they were recognized as a Ricoh Service Excellence Certified Dealership for 2013.

This certification shows Applied Imaging’s alignment with Ricoh’s unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction through the utilization of an effective and innovative service team. To qualify for this certification dealerships are evaluated based on the following factors:

Aftermarket Supply Sales
Ricoh’s Services-Led Initiatives
Hardware, Solutions Training
All Relevant Industry Certifications
Service Organization Structure
Field Staff & Help Desk Productivity & Efficiency Measures
Customer Satisfaction Measures
Effective Utilization of Ricoh Resources
Business Plan / Process Improvement

Ricoh, one of the leaders in office imaging technology, production print solutions, document management systems, and IT services, understands the importance of providing a strong dealer network to their customers and is happy to recognize dealerships that have gone above and beyond to provide their local community with world-class Ricoh technology and unmatched customer service.

Lanier Service Excellence Certified Dealership

2012

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25th Anniversary

Applied Imaging celebrates 25 years of service throughout Michigan.

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Elite Dealer Award

Applied Imaging has been selected as an Elite Dealer in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by The Week in Imaging, an online information and news publication for resellers of imaging technology, supplies, and services. This is the third consecutive year Applied Imaging has received this honor.

The Elite Dealer Awards honor the best in the imaging technology dealer community. Elite Dealer honorees encompass entrepreneurs, innovators, top sellers, and celebrated members of the communities they serve. These are the dealerships that provide office technology, software, and managed services to businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Another key consideration is the work environment they provide employees and the job satisfaction that culture inspires. Involvement with the community is also important, and many Elite Dealers and their employees generously donate time and money to the communities in which they work.

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Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

The Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) recently honored Applied Imaging as one of “Metropolitan Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™”. The MBPA boasts a statewide sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses.

For Applied Imaging to meet the requirements, an independent research company evaluated them on key measures in various categories, including:

Compensation
Benefits and Employee Solutions
Employee Enrichment
Engagement and Retention
Employee Education and Development
Recruitment
Selection and Orientation
Employee Achievement and Recognition
Communication and Shared Vision
Diversity and Inclusion
Work-Life Balance
Community Initiatives
Strategic Company Performance
Best of the Best Small Business

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ is a program of the MBPA and is presented annually in several markets including Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Huston, West Michigan and nationally.

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National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

Applied Imaging, Michigan’s premier office technology solutions provider, has been recognized as one of the “National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in 2012 and 2013 by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).

With more than 10 years of experience conducting Best and Brightest Company competitions, the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has identified numerous best HR practices and provided benchmarking for companies that continue to be leaders in employment standards.

Hundreds of competing companies throughout the country vie for the Best and Brightest designation, but only companies with the highest quality human resources initiatives, including Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions, Employee Enrichment, and Engagement and Retention can be named a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

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Michigan Small Business Person of the Year

John Lowery, president of Applied Imaging, has been named the 2012 Michigan Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The award acknowledges small to mid-sized business that have been an innovator in their respective marketplace and work hard to energize their local communities and economies.

In a congratulatory letter to Lowery, SBA Administrator Karen Mills wrote, “Your hard work, innovative ideas, and dedication to your community have helped you succeed. The SBA is pleased to recognize your achievements and your role in driving our nation’s economic growth.”

With offices in Grand Rapids, Novi, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Muskegon and Traverse City and a dedication to provide world-class hardware and software products, SBA recognized Applied Imaging for its leadership contribution to Michigan’s economic and entrepreneurship development.

Great America Prestige Partner

National Award of Excellence – Ricoh Solution & Software Sales

2011

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Grand Rapids Distribution Center Opens

Applied Imaging purchases a facility in Grand Rapids to serve as a distribution center, allowing products to be shipped to clients faster.

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Metro Detroit Office Opens

Applied Imaging acquires American Imaging, allowing expansion into the Metro Detroit area.

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Elite Dealer Award

Applied Imaging has been selected as an Elite Dealer in 2011, 2012, and 2013 by The Week in Imaging, an online information and news publication for resellers of imaging technology, supplies, and services. This is the third consecutive year Applied Imaging has received this honor.

The Elite Dealer Awards honor the best in the imaging technology dealer community. Elite Dealer honorees encompass entrepreneurs, innovators, top sellers, and celebrated members of the communities they serve. These are the dealerships that provide office technology, software, and managed services to businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Another key consideration is the work environment they provide employees and the job satisfaction that culture inspires. Involvement with the community is also important, and many Elite Dealers and their employees generously donate time and money to the communities in which they work.

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Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch

In 2011 Applied Imaging was recognized as one of “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an award program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

Companies that make it to the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” list are part of a remarkable group of second-stage companies. Defined as having 6 to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue, these vibrant companies form the backbone of Michigan’s.

Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like Applied Imaging are known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and their sustainable competitive advantage.

Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities.

Supplier of the Year – National Heritage Academies

Canon Outstanding Partner

Microsoft Certified Partner

2010

Microsoft Certified Partner

Dealer of Distinction – Great America

USbancorp Platinum Award

2009

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ProTeam Production Print Launched

Applied Imaging adds Production Printing equipment to its list of offerings.

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Kyocera Line Added

Applied Imaging adds Kyocera to its line of products.

2007

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Canon Line Added

Applied Imaging adds Canon to its line of products.

2004

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PrintSmart Managed Print Services Launched

Applied Imaging launches PrintSmart, a line of managed print services.

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Addition of Enterprise Content Management Solutions

Applied Imaging adds Enterprise Content Management to complement hardware offerings.

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Ricoh President’s Award

2003

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First Version of Website Launched

The first Applied Imaging website is launched.

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8,000-Square-Foot Addition to Headquarters

An 8,000-square foot addition is built in Grand Rapids.

2001

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Kalamazoo Office Opens

Applied Imaging expands with its first acquisition: Rayle-MicroAge in Kalamzoo.

1999

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New Headquarters Built

Applied Imaging moves to a new corporate headquarters on East Paris in Grand Rapids, where the office is still located today.

1988

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Move to New Office

Applied Imaging moves to a new office on 54th Street in Grand Rapids.

1987

Applied Imaging Systems Opens

Applied Imaging officially opens its doors on April 1, 1987.