In 1996 the Texas Instruments Printer Division in Temple Texas was sold to Genicom. Jim Brown who had been in their sales department since graduating from Southwest Texas State University in 1989 had a decision to make. Jim’s expertise was selling toner and with motivation from his favorite movie Vision Quest – a vision became reality when V-Quest opened her doors in the fall of 1996 in Temple. After a short move to a leased office in nearby Belton in 1998, V-Quest expanded its toner operation into technology hardware service & sales. A final move to Georgetown where V-Quest headquarters was built was made in 2000. In 2003 Tara Brown made the unpopular decision to expand into office supplies. The family business didn’t know it yet but within 10 years V-Quest, at the command of Tara Brown would grow into one of the largest independently owned office supply companies in the Central Texas. In addition to being strong in toner and office supplies V-Quest expanded into breakroom and janitorial supplies, furniture, safety solutions, printing and promotional items.
We are still family owned with second generation Brown’s being groomed to continue our story and our values and we continue to look for creative ways to serve our loyal customer base.
The V-Quest Business philosophy is simple. We want to provide you with a quality product in a timely manner, at an affordable price, and with outstanding customer service. We believe in treating our customers and our employees right. The measure of our success is built on the desire for long term relationships and a passion for understanding your business.
We want to understand your requirements and build a program around your specific needs.
The V-Quest Team
We have been extremely selective in bringing people onto the V-Quest team. We want people that share a common business philosophy and value system. We believe that a company’s reputation is it’s most important asset. All of us at V-Quest do our best to represent the company through an honest, hard working, and ethical approach to business.
Tara was an original owner and has been a part of the V-Quest Team since 1996. Tara oversees all primary business functions. She leads in strategic direction and growth initiatives and has a heavy involvement in V-Quest B2B marketing strategy. She is an expert in new project and new product launch management. Tara’s interest are her husband Jim and their four children and one grandchild.Mark Jermstad – Vice President of Marketing & Sales
Mark was a Temple High School graduate before attending and playing football for the University of Houston where he graduated in 1980. Mark worked in various management positions for Texas Instruments (1980-1996) before taking over as World Wide Printer Marketing Manager. He then became the National Channel Director with Acer (1996-2002). Mark has run the Sales & Marketing department at V-Quest since coming on board over 16 years ago in 2003. Marks interest are his wife their 3 children and 5 grandchildren. He especially loves fly fishing, which he does every summer in New Mexico.Michelle Sandoval – Customer Service and Office Manager
Michelle has been with V-Quest for 15 years. Michelle graduated from Bel Air High School in El Paso in 1995. She started with V-Quest as an order entry specialist and has worked her way up the ranks. She is the wonderful mother of two kids one who graduated from Georgetown Eastview in 2015 and another who is a sophomore with special needs at Eastview High School. She dedicated most of her free time to Special Olympics and Special Needs programs with her daughter.Jansen Brown
Graduated from Georgetown High School in 2012 and Texas A&M in 2016. After a short stint in sale in San Antonio, Jansen was hired to begin the process of helping to manage V-Quest. He has spent the last year in sales and is now focusing on purchasing, order entry, shipping and receiving. Jansen is involved in strategic planning as well as heavily involved in operations and office management. Jansen loves working out and running in his spare time.
V-Quest has outstanding capabilities in the area of printer toner and ink supplies. V-Quest has established tremendous supplier relationships through the years to meet a vast array of your business needs. From printer hardware to printing & office supplies to bar coding solutions, V-Quest has been designed to meet your needs.
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