AUTHOR:
Reynolds Careers

DATE:
November 2, 2017

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Company Culture

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Reynolds and Reynolds

AUTHOR:
Reynolds Careers

DATE:
November 2, 2017

CATEGORIES:
Company Culture

READING TIME:
2 minutes

It is important to look at a company’s history before applying. It can give you an idea on job stability and the values held by the organization. The biography on our website provides a good look at Reynolds and Reynolds, but here are a few things you may not have known:

1) The company was founded with $500 in 1866.

This small amount was used by Lucious Reynolds and James Gardner to begin printing newspapers and business cards. In today’s market, that amount would equal $7,354.90. The company quickly changed to printing standardized business forms as the printing materials became available. James and Lucious had a competitive edge by selling products cheaper with standardized forms, instead of the customized forms popular at the time.

2) Our original name was not Reynolds and Reynolds.

The company’s name was originally Gardner and Reynolds, which later became Reynolds and Reynolds in 1867 when James Gardner sold his share of the company to Lucious’ father, Ira Reynolds.

3) Our company was owned by a legendary salesman.

R.H. Grant, known as America’s number one salesman in the 1920’s and 30’s, bought Reynolds and Reynolds in 1939. R.H. Grant was Reynolds’ contact with Chevrolet for multiple years while establishing relations for an accounting system. We continue to follow his vision for the ultimate sales professional – one who combines personal integrity, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking to accomplish goals.

4) Reynolds operates in multiple countries.

In 1983, the company formed agreements to do business in Canada and the United Kingdom.

5) Reynolds was one of the first companies to capitalize on computers.

While computers were in their early stages in the 1960’s, Reynolds and Reynolds worked to make car dealerships more efficient by using this new technology. In 1963 Reynolds opened an electronic accounting data processing center. This innovation rapidly spread, and by 1965 we had seven electronic data processing centers available.

Reynolds has a unique heritage that has thrived as times have changed. For over 150 years we have served our customers while looking to the future.

Reynolds and Reynolds history

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