Gregory Modica, a Service Disabled Veteran founded Government Supply Services (GSS) in 2009 with the vision to establish a company that would provide independent employment opportunities for people with disabilities, and individuals desiring to work from home because of certain challenges faced by commuting to a traditional office environment. Greg also wanted to provide hands on mentorship opportunities to young entrepreneurs by working with their college administrators and community outreach organizations. He started an office supply company that would provide the best products available, the best services and support possible, at competitive prices. GSS began with just one full-time employee and one part-time independent consultant.
Government Supply Services has continued its growth by expanding its product offerings in some of the most challenging economic conditions since the Great Depression. This growth has caused our team to grow by four additional members. GSS product lines now includes office furniture, maintenance & breakroom supplies, technology supplies, janitorial & sanitation supplies, first aid and health supplies. We also provide special ordering for bulk orders and hard to find office supply products.
In 2010 Government Supply Services was awarded the MBE certification by the State of Arkansas, DBE certification by the state of Arkansas, HUBZone certification by the Small Business Administration, Disabled Veteran Small Business certification by the Department of Veteran Affairs, Arkansas Mississippi Minority Supplier Development and the National Minority Supplier Development Council certification which is recognized throughout the United States. Additionally Government Supply Services was awarded the AbilityOne certification in 2013.
Our family has grown to six independent consultants and continues to grow. This dedicated professional team works diligently to improve the customer service experience through extensive product training and quarterly and annual efficiency reviews. Our independent consultants also attend Federal and State seminars, procurement conferences, small business training programs and industry organizations such distributor and manufacturer trade shows. Government Supply Services proudly contributes to a number of Arkansas-based charities and organizations as well as community improvement events.
Government Supply Services is committed to strengthening our communities through volunteerism and philanthropy. Although the growth phase began slowly with modest revenue, we continued to contribute where there is a need. We believe a culture of service delivers significant business value and drives the desire to make a meaningful social impact.
Since we began operating in 2009, Government Supply Services has survived some of the most turbulent economic times in modern history. Times have changed, but our commitment to customer service has not. Although our product and equipment offerings have greatly expanded, we continue to research new and innovative ideas for increasing our market share and assist our customers with their cost-reduction programs and products.