The History of Yost

Founded in 1959 by Willis Yost, Yost Office Systems quickly established a reputation as a reliable and responsive office equipment dealer. Willis stressed the importance of integrity in every transaction and created an environment in which each employee felt valued, treated with respect, recognized for excellence, and challenged to grow personally and professionally. The result was a team of professionals committed to Yost Office Systems; its clients, and the values that ensured their mutual success.

In 1982 Willis Yost retired, but the Yost tradition of excellence was continued by a partnership of key managers. Under their expertise the company expanded beyond southeast Idaho into Utah and by 1995 operated 5 stores in 3 states.

In 1995, Yost Office Systems was acquired by Alco Standard, which later became known as IKON Office Solutions. As Yost was integrated into their corporate structure, key company functions such as billing, consumables distribution and service dispatching were moved to regional centers.

In 1999, several former Yost employees decided that they wanted to return to the customer oriented approach that had been so successful for over 40 years, so they licensed the Yost name from Willis’s family and reopened Yost Business Systems. The ultimate validation of our commitment to put the customer first has been the steady migration of former clients back to Yost Business Systems.

We are proud of our reputation of providing excellent customer service and support. Continuing the tradition of national recognition for excellence, Yost Business Systems has been recognized by Lanier and Kyocera as one of their top dealers. Yost has stores in Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Jackson, Wyoming and sells and services equipment all over Eastern Idaho.

Mission Statement

We help organizations improve and progress by maintaining their office equipment. We give outstanding customer service at reasonable prices which creates satisfied and loyal customers which in turn gives us an economically viable company for now and the long term. Yost has been and will continue to be a family oriented and family friendly place to work.

We offer leading edge technologies implemented in proven solutions from Lanier, Kyocera, and PHSI.