Our History

Office Peeps is our new name. But we’ve been around for years.

1959
Cook’s Office Machines opens in Watertown, SD, selling and servicing Olivetti calculators. Remember those? Probably not.
1960s
Cook’s is the top Olivetti calculator retailer in the U.S.
1970
Cook’s now employs 15 people and becomes Cook’s Office Products, Inc.
1981
A group of salespeople left Cook’s to form Office Systems, Inc (OSI). The company grows quickly, becoming a complete office solutions provider.
2004
The owners of OSI purchase Cook’s, bringing the companies back together and creating a reserve of knowledge, expertise and purchasing power.
2009
OSI changes its name to Office Peeps. The name highlights what’s unique and special about the company – its people.
2010
Office Peeps purchase Office Necessities with its location in Huron – an exciting opportunity to add great people to the organization and grow in a nice community.