Da-Com Company History

Da-Com Corporation is a customer-focused, locally owned and operated company that has been exceeding the business management needs of our partners in Eastern and Central Missouri and Southern Illinois for over 60 years.

Our corporate headquarters, sales, and service facilities are located in St. Louis County, with an additional location in Columbia, MO.

Da-Com traces its roots back to 1948 when Robert Bodkin and Robert France began selling typewriters and cash registers in St. Louis. The company grew, and began selling the earliest copiers, the 3M Thermofax machines.

In 1966, Jack Tipton joined the company, and became it's General Manager in 1971. He became Vice-President, General Manager, and eventually bought the company, becoming it's owner.

Da-com began to market a wide range of office equipment... first black and white copiers, and as the industry progressed, full color copiers, multifunctional digital devices, printers, high speed duplicators, scanners, wide format copier/printers/scanners, and faxes from the top brands in the industry, including Lanier, Toshiba, HP, IBM, Risograph, and Standard. In addition, Da-Com designs, builds, and maintains computer networks for it's customers.

The most recent addition is our Managed Print Services Division, which has achieved status as an HP Elite Partner, offering the latest innovations in printer management and cost containment,

In 2002, Da-Com moved into a state-of-the-art 35,000 square foot facility at 5317 Knights of Columbus Drive in St. Louis, MO, and in 2007, expanded with the construction of an additional 15,000 square foot service facility to help us support our 6,000 + customers.

The company has won a variety of awards for overall performance, customer service, and customer support, including the prestigious Lanier League Award for being the top dealership in its category. We also have received the Lanier Gold Award for Outstanding Customer Service for 30 consecutive years. In addition, Lanier has recognized several of Da-Com's service technicians as being the best service technicians in the nation.

Da-Com has also received numerous awards from the St. Louis business community. Among these are the St. Louis Business Monthly's Best in Business awards in both 2009 and 2010, the Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year through the Small Business Administration, and the Family Owned Business of the Year through Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. We were also voted one of the Best Places to Work by the St. Louis Business Journal.

We maintain an active leadership role in the community with a variety of local organizations, as well as giving back generously to the community. We are a sponsor of the Special Olympics Spring Games in both St. Louis and Southwestern Illinois, and donate a percentage of our sales each year to the Special Olympics to benefit these athletes on both sides of the river.