RJ Young Company Acquires Preferred Computers

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
RJ Young Company announced that it has acquired Preferred Computers, a managed IT services provider and value added reseller of computer network hardware and software headquartered in Chattanooga. The acquisition is effective immediately.  Preferred Computers employees will continue to service customers and prospects in the region under its name at the RJ Young office and distribution center in Chattanooga at the Bonny Oaks Office Park.  RJ Young will begin supporting Preferred Computers customers with sales, supplies, and backroom office infrastructure.  

“IT services fit into our core competencies and are a natural transition to a services led organization.  As our products have developed along with the technology that is available to our customers, we find ourselves more and more involved with our customers’ networks,” said Chip Crunk, CEO & president of RJ Young Company. 

The six employees from Preferred Computers will join the existing 456 employees of the RJ Young Company to assure the continued high expectations of standards in sales and service.  

"Preferred Computers has provided its customers with technical expertise for nearly 20 years and is a perfect fit for our customer base,” Mr. Crunk said.  “We look forward to extending and expanding their capabilities to meet the IT demands of our small and mid-market customers in in southern Tennessee and northern Georgia.”  

“RJ Young’s reputation for service excellence, illustrated by the ‘We Make It Right,’ philosophy is unparalleled in the industry,” said James Walker, president and founder of Preferred Computers.  “In addition, RJ Young provides the financial stability, buying power, infrastructure and a significant customer base to foster significant long-term growth.” 

RJ Young Company is the largest independent office equipment and business solutions provider in the Southeast. They offer the latest technology to scan, secure, share, manage and print information efficiently. RJ Young has been in business for over 58 years. It is headquartered in Nashville, and has over 450 employees throughout five states and 18 locations.

Preferred Computers has been a trusted firm for IT-related services and consulting since 1993. It is particularly adept in advising small and middle market businesses in manufacturing, medical and other service industries. The largest local partner of Microsoft, Lenovo and Apple, it experienced record sales growth in 2012.  


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