Forty years of local service and support. Since inception, Lewan & Associates has grown into a multi-million dollar company and the Managed Print and IT vendor of choice for commercial businesses, government offices and educational facilities throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
A HISTORY OF SUCCESS...
Paul Lewan (center) and the sales force he recruited to open Lewan & Associates in 1972.
After 16 years as a calculator salesman and regional manager, the company Paul Lewan worked for closed and left him out of a job. Being the natural entrepreneur and leader he was, Paul purchased the leftover inventory for pennies on the dollar, recruited a small sales team and started his own calculator business. Lewan & Associates, "The Calculator People" was born June 1, 1972.
1982's Colorado Springs sales team lead the local market with the widest line of copiers in the area.
As Paul sold off the leftover mechanical calculator inventory though, he began adapting other technologies that would position Lewan as a market leader. First Lewan & Associates started selling electronic calculators and typewriters, then added copiers, then computer terminals.
Brothers Paul and Lloyd Lewan were known for their witty banter in frequent radio ads.
In 1984, Paul's brother Lloyd Lewan joined the team to strategize Lewan & Associates' expanding business model. By the late 1980's Lewan & Associates was grossing sales in the tens of millions and had quickly built a reputation as a Colorado technology solutions leader.
Forty years of dedicated leadership: (L to R) Paul Lewan, Jim Arnold, Fred Cannataro, Lloyd Lewan.
Since, the company has grown to over 400 employees across the Rocky mountain region and under current CEO Fred Cannataro (a 30 year veteran of the Lewan team), Lewan continues to uphold the same high standards and superior reputation built by Paul and Lloyd Lewan.
Lewan & Associates opens for business in Denver with just six employees.
Lewan opens Fort Collins office and hires first serviceman.
Lewan opens Colorado Springs office.
Lewan adds entire service branch to Fort Collins office.
Lewan opens Boulder office.
Lewan opens Cheyenne office. The company expands from 6 to 75 employees in just 5 years.
Lewan opens Pueblo office.
Lewan begins selling computer terminals and printers.
Lewan begins selling computers.
Lewan moves headquarters into new building at 1400 South Colorado Blvd in Denver, where still located today.
Lewan opens Silverthorne office.
Lewan adds IT Professional Services division.
Lewan acquired by Global Imaging Systems (GISX). Lewan continues to operate autonomously at the local level, ensuring customers experience the same superior service and support the company has become synonymous with.
Lewan acquires Office Solutions in Lakewood, Colorado.
Lewan expands into New Mexico market by acquiring Imaging Concepts with offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
GISX identified as one of only 21 companies since 1993 to receive the Chally Award for a "World Class Sales Organization" rated against 7,200 sales forces.
GISX honored as one of Forbes' 400 Best Big Companies in America.
Xerox purchases GISX for $1.5 billion. As a subsidiary of Xerox, Lewan continues to offer the same great local service and support, now backed by the trusted Xerox name.
Lewan awarded Global Imaging Systems' President's Award.
Lewan celebrates 40 years of local service, support and success in the Rocky Mountain technology market.