Creating One of the Largest Independent Office Technology Solutions Companies in the Midwest


Jerry Teal, CBS Regional Sales Manager and Dan Roeckle, CBS Director of Sales


SumnerOne is pleased to announce the acquisition of Corporate Business Systems (CBS) and the creation of the largest, locally-owned and operated office technology company in Missouri.  SumnerOne and CBS offer a strong portfolio of solutions to their customers spanning: Printers • Copiers • MFPs • Managed Print Services • Document Management • Managed IT Services • Infrastructure Design • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity.

With the addition of CBS to the SumnerOne family, the company now operates across the state of Missouri with locations in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, Joplin, St. Joseph and St. Roberts.  The combined footprint also showcases SumnerOne’s expanded reach to neighboring states, with offices in Highland, Illinois; Wichita, Kansas; and Bentonville, Arkansas.

The experienced team of leaders across SumnerOne ensures passionate focus on local customer experience across Sales and Service.  This breakthrough team is ready to demonstrate that they are the best possible choice for this region’s customers.

Complementary portfolio and service offerings, geographic footprint and robust business models position the company for success. This deal immediately enables SumnerOne and CBS to offer broader choices to current customers and these customers will experience zero disruption of service.  Backed by strong financials, the combination enables the growing SumnerOne family of companies to meet the emerging needs in its markets and expand even faster.

Ed Sumner, CEO of SumnerOne, remarked, “SumnerOne’s family of companies has been a great success story since our founding 62 years ago by my father, Bud Sumner. We have admired the growth of CBS in the southwest region of our home state of Missouri, and Jim Quesenberry has been a long-time friend. We were thrilled that Jim and his team chose to join SumnerOne as their next step of development in this exciting industry.”

Tyson Johns, current President of CBS, shared similar optimism: “ With Missouri as our home state, my team and I have always looked at SumnerOne as the benchmark of excellence in our industry.  We definitely believe that by joining together, CBS will reach its fullest potential and am very excited to see the positive impact it has on our people, our customers and our amazing communities we work and play in.”

For more information on our merger and other important details, please download our Information Packet via the form on the right. It will be emailed to the address you provide.