WHO WE ARE
MODERN OFFICE METHODS
Modern Office Methods (MOM) has been in the office equipment business since 1957. Throughout our more than 60 years in business, we have experienced steady growth and have adapted to changing technology and varying customer needs. You can count on MOM to be in business — even through fluctuations in the economy — to support your needs.
Robert J. McCarthy founded MOM as a 3M-copy products dealership in Evansville, Indiana. MOM represented the Thermo Fax – the only dry copier on the market. The Thermo Fax was about the size of a breadbox and it took over a minute to make one dry copy on a piece of brown paper. At that time, our main competitor was carbon paper – not other copiers – and the main sales objection was “Why would I need a copier? I don’t make copies.” During MOM’s first year in business, it provided customers with enough paper and supplies for them to make 200,000 copies. Today, that figure is more than a billion.
Our product line has grown to include a full line of copying systems, multifunction devices, color printers, color solutions, document management software, and managed print services from Canon, Ricoh / Lanier, and HP. These three manufacturers allow us to be vendor agnostic and truly provide the best solution for our clients because we’re not tied into one specific vendor.
Throughout our years in business, our commitment to customer satisfaction has fueled steady growth. Today, MOM’s annual revenue tops $50 million; we serve thousands of customers; and we employ over 220 people. We have a total of 11 locations in Ohio including a distribution center in Cincinnati. While many things have changed since 1957, our commitment to serving the customer will always remain constant. In everything that we do and in every product that we represent, this is our primary goal.
MOM’s First Sales Team