• Tallgrass Business Resources and BOSS Announce Integration

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    October 24, 2019

    Tallgrass Business Resources, an office furniture and supplies company based in Coralville, IA, and Best Office Supplies & Systems (BOSS) based in Clinton, IA, are pleased to announce the integration of their two companies effective November 1st, 2019.  The combined entity will operate under the Tallgrass Business Resources trade name and operate six locations in Eastern Iowa; Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Davenport, Eldridge, Monticello and Clinton.   


    Former BOSS owner Brad Seibel will continue to manage the Clinton and Monticello locations, and is looking forward to continuing to serve his loyal customers.  “It’s important to me that my business, my customers and my employees have a secure and solid partner for the future,” Brad said.  “Our affiliation with Tallgrass will give us more purchasing power, allow us to offer additional product lines and provide our employees with greater benefits.”


    The combined entities will have 48 employees and deliver daily to sixteen counties in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.  Doug Parsons, President and CEO of Tallgrass commented, “It’s great to be able to partner with another well-respected independent dealer, especially one in a contiguous geographic area.”


    In addition to traditional office furniture and supplies, Tallgrass offers janitorial supplies, promotional products and breakroom supplies.  As a Steelcase office furniture dealer, Tallgrass also provides interior design services and installation/reconfiguration services.


    About BOSS

    BOSS’s origins date back to 1946, when West Office Equipment opened in Davenport, Iowa.  In 1985 West opened a branch location in Clinton, managed by Brad Seibel.  Brad continued as manager until he purchased the Clinton store in 1994 and changed the name to Best Office Supplies & Systems, whose motto is “We’re not the biggest, but we’re the best.”


    About Tallgrass Business Resources

    Tallgrass Business Resources is a fourth-generation family business, founded in Iowa City in 1920.  Previous acquisitions include Pioneer Workspace Solutions in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Business Supply in Iowa City and Matthews Office Equipment in Davenport. Notable clients include MidwestOne, Great America Leasing, the University of Iowa & the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, the cities of Coralville & Iowa City, Green State Credit Union and United Fire Group.


    For questions, please contact Carly Grantham.


    Carly Grantham | COO | Tallgrass Business Resources

    319.338.7701 | cgrantham@tallgrassbiz.com | www.tallgrassbiz.com


    Brad Seibel, Owner/President
    (563) 243-7521