The Imperial Company story began in 1979 as a one-man office coffee service company serving the Tulsa OK area with annual sales of $30,000. Our founder, Paul Tims soon recognized the opportunity to expand the coffee service into vending services. As a result of much hard work from many great employees, and many blessings, today Imperial employs over 560 people serving Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Iowa and Illinois with over $100 million in annual sales.
Our tremendous growth in traditional vending, micro markets, catering, corporate dining, and coffee services demonstrates our commitment to provide a combination of unmatched products, world class customer service and the use of the latest vending technology platforms and capabilities.
Imperial’s ability and desire to bring the freshest quality products to you along with world class service is evident in many ways. Two of the most notable are our fresh food commissary and our Sivetz convection coffee roaster. Each day our commissary produces over 12,000 fresh sandwiches, salads, entrees and other specialty items to meet our customer’s needs. Our Sivetz coffee roaster allows us to provide our customers with exceptional fresh coffee beans that are locally roasted, packaged and then delivered to your company within a very short time period. At your request, we will happily provide you samples of these great products so that you experience for yourself the difference that fresh makes.
Imperial is committed to investing in technology. Our traditional vending and micro markets utilize cutting edge technology to capture real time sales and inventory data, which in turn allows us to provide the customer with a better all-around experience and service related to payment options, ease of use and product offerings.
Our quality product offerings and outstanding service is only possible because of our great team of experienced and dedicated employees. Whether you are needing assistance from our sales, technical services, foodservices or our management team, the individuals on our team are committed to taking care of you, the customer. I am proud of the job they do and know that Imperial’s greatest strength is our service oriented employees.
~ Paul Tims
Imperial began with $30,000 in sales and serviced by a single route
Entered the vending channel
Opened first food service location
Imperial began producing quality vending food
Successfully operating over 450 micro-markets across 5 states
Imperial purchases Jackson Brothers of the South located in the Joplin and Springfield areas. This has expanded us into the Missouri market.