Iconic West Palm Beach business marks 100 years | Technology

Many changes have occurred since then. In 2016, the company renamed HGi Technologies after moving away from selling office furniture and supplies. Today, says Siemon, the South Florida company is a leader in the copier business, selling and servicing copiers, printers, mailing systems, and document management systems.

With an office in West Palm Beach and a distribution center in Miami Gardens near the Golden Glades Interchange, the company now has 45 employees and looks after customers in the districts of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade.

This year, HGi launched a new company under the Halsey & Griffith umbrella, HGi Technology Services, a full-service IT company. “We believe that our IT services will be a very important part of our business going forward,” said Siemon.

In January, Siemon’s son, Blake, 48, who served full-time in 1999, becomes its president, although Robert Siemon will continue to serve with the company. Robert’s brother James manages the business financially. The two have been running the company since 1989 after their late father, Robert T. “Bob” Siemon, retired.

Blake Siemon, a graduate of Forest Hill High School and Florida Atlantic University, worked at the Halsey & Griffith warehouse on Old Okeechobee Road while high school.