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About Imperial

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 700 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

See How it all unfolded

1979
1979

The Beginning

Imperial began with $30,000 in sales and serviced by a single route

1985
1985

Hires Employees

Hired the first employee and began marketing coffee service
1992
1992

Began Roasting Our Own Coffee

Began roasting coffee using a convection process
1993
1993

Vending

Entered the vending channel

1995
1995

Food Service

Opened first food service location

1998
1998

Food Production

Imperial began producing quality vending food

2007
2007

Hit Revenue Goal!

Annual revenues of 45+ million in 5 states
2008
2008

Cashless Technology

Imperial installed first wireless - cashless account
2009
2009

Pre-kitting

Imperial’s implements Light Speed Automation for pre-kitting
2013
2013

Acquisition

Imperial simultaneously purchases Great Plains Coca-Cola full line vending and Canteen Corporate operations in Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas and Central Arkansas
2015
2015

Micro-Markets

Successfully operating nearly 200 micro-markets
2015
Tulsa catering
2015

Revenue Goal!

Annual revenues over $80 million
2017
2017

National Award!

Awarded NAMA National Operator of the Year
2018
2018

Revenue Goal!

Annual revenues over $100 million in 6 states
2018
2018

Acquisition

Imperial purchases Valley Vending located in the Quad Cities area. This has expanded us into the Iowa/Illinois market.
2019
2019

Micro-Markets

Successfully operating 350 micro-markets across 5 states

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