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. By helping Michigan businesses be more efficient in how they communicate and manage information flow, 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 and in 2012, Applied Imaging’s President, John Lowery, was named Michigan’s Small Businessman of the Year.

Timeline

 

1987

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

 

1988

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

 

1999

  • Applied Imaging moves to a new corporate headquarters on East Paris in Grand Rapids.

 

2001

  • Kalamazoo Office Opens
  • Applied Imaging expands with its first acquisition: Rayle-MicroAge in Kalamazoo.

 

2003

  • First Website Launched

 

2004

  • PrintSmart Managed Print Services Launched
  • Addition of Enterprise Content Management Solutions
  • Ricoh President’s Award

 

2007

  • Canon Line Added
  • ProTeam Production Print Launched
  • Kyocera Line Added
  • Microsoft Certified Partner
  • Dealer of Distinction – Great America
  • US Bancorp Platinum Award
  • Elite Dealer Award
  • Metro Detroit Office Opens
  • Applied Imaging acquires American Imaging, allowing expansion into the Metro Detroit area.
  • Grand Rapids Distribution Center Opens

 

  • 25th Anniversary
  • Elite Dealer Award
  • Awarded Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
  • Awarded National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
  • Awarded Michigan Small Business Person of the Year
  • Great America Prestige Partner
  • National Award of Excellence – Ricoh Solution & Software Sales

 

  • Traverse City Office Opens
  • Elite Dealer Award
  • Awarded Metropolitan Detroit’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
  • Awarded National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
  • Ricoh Service Excellence Certified Dealership
  • Lanier Service Excellence Certified Dealership

 

  • NetSmart Plus – Managed Network Services Launched
  • Awarded Metropolitan Detroit and West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
  • Awarded National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
  • ImageStar Corporation

 

  • Total Electronics Acquired
  • Petoskey Office Opens
  • Ann Arbor Location Opens
  • Awarded Metropolitan Detroit and West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
  • Awarded National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
  • Current Corporate Office purchased

 

  • Awarded Metropolitan Detroit and West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
  • 2016 Ricoh Circle of Excellence Award
  • Elite Dealer Award
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • National Best and Brightest in Wellness

 

  • Moved into new Corporate building
  • ZenaComp Acquired
  • Ricoh’s small to medium business accounts acquired
  • Awarded West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
  • AlphaCopy Acquired
  • Toledo Office opens
  • Flint Office opens
  • Awarded National Best and Brightest in Wellness

 

  • Hasselbring Clark Acquired
  • Alpena Office opens
  • Awarded West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For

 

  • Awarded Canon’s ELITE Status for the 5th consecutive year
  • Awarded INC Magazine’s “INC 5000 FASTEST GROWING PRIVATELY HELD COMPANIES IN AMERICA”
  • John Lowery was awarded “Difference Maker” in 2019’s ENX Magazine
  • Awarded #1 in Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “TOP Area Office Equipment Dealers”
  • Awarded Ricoh’s Circle of Excellence Award
  • Awarded ENX Magazine’s Elite Dealer Award