I was hired in the copier industry in 1977 to make deliveries and help the sales staff. Soon, I became interested in the technical aspect of the business and educated myself to become a technician. After moving my way up to the Service Manager position, eventually I went into sales and was promoted to Sales Manager. In my heart, my dream was to start my own business where my employees and customers would be treated the way I was taught to treat people.
My father, a World War II Army Sergeant and POW, fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded, captured and survived some extremely difficult situations. It was through this experience and many others that he taught me determination, tenacity and the importance of hard work. He instilled in me the work ethic to do a job the right way or not do it at all. Besides my father’s influence my mother had a hand in my success also. She taught me the importance of faith, honesty and the value of a human soul.
In 1984, at the age of 24, I started SON-RISE Document Solutions in my home. My wonderful mother in law was hired as the office manager while I pounded the pavement all day doing cold calls. Little by little, my customer base grew. I would service their existing equipment, deliver supplies and eventually sell them new equipment. Within two years I moved SON-RISE out of my home to a new, larger location and began hiring more employees. My dream was coming true. After another five years, SON-RISE would move again into a much larger facility. It was apparent that our customers were happy with our equipment, services and our growing staff of amazing people.
From the days of the correcting typewriters, word processors, analog copiers and thermo fax machines, we sure have come a long way.
Today the ever changing world of digital technology in our multi-functional devices and printers along with our software solutions will allow your business to produce documents, scan and fax in an efficient secure manner.
Our team is standing by to service your present equipment or guide you in getting the right equipment solution for your business.
David W. Taluba