Total Document Solutions Inc. (TDSiT) announced that it has acquired Business World Inc.
TDSiT has been growing rapidly over the past several years and their growth can best be explained by its deep commitment to exceeding customer expectations and earning trust through relationship-building instead of focusing on transactions alone. Through this customer-centric approach, TDSiT has earned the trust of many small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) who’ve been searching for productivity-enhancing IT and imaging solutions. A consistent commitment to underpromising, but over-delivering is largely why TDSiT was in a strategic position to make such an acquisition.
While this acquisition was formally announced on July 14, these two organizations have been in close collaboration for many years. In fact, the principals of both organizations—Tim Stanley, owner of TDSiT, and Jerry Carlisle, the former CEO of BWI Inc.—enjoyed a decade-long personal friendship whereby they learned that the other shared the same core values upon which they built their respective, successful organizations. Before his passing, Carlisle handpicked Stanley as a buyer for BWI because he did not want the company to be acquired by a VC or competitor that didn’t share his personal values.
Stanley is deeply honored to have the Carlisle family’s blessing to continue to honor Jerry Carlisle’s legacy by serving BWI’s customers, employees and management at the same high-caliber level that Carlisle established. TDSiT is keeping the vast majority of the staff on the team, and most notably will be keeping Carlisle’s eldest son, Stephen, as the acting president of BWI in order to preserve the institutional memory of such an esteemed business professional.
“This is such a privilege for us,” Stanley said. “We’re very honored to be working with such an impressive team and to equip them with more sophisticated IT tools with which they can continue serving customers. Our product and services portfolio is a natural fit for the existing customer base, and we’re excited to leverage our IT expertise to help business owners position themselves for even more success.
“Our intention with this acquisition is to add services, products, and expertise to everything that’s already working for BWI customers, so that employees can continue to delight customers by providing them with technology that makes their lives easier and more profitable,” he added. “It’s our job to monitor the horizon of emerging technologies and to simplify them so business owners can be educated on which technologies they need to be paying attention to and which ones aren’t essential. We aim to become a trusted advisor for businesses that need IT expertise.”
Since 1996 Tim Stanley and Total Document Solutions (TDSiT) have been the local source for Xerox in Northwest Arkansas. TDSiT specializes in the ability to provide a high level of service as a Xerox Authorized Dealer and Service Provider. Total Document Solutions can provide you with the information and insight needed to help grow your business and improve bottom-line results.