Our History

In 1890, Wyoming entered the Union as the 44th State. Three years later, our Great-Grandfather, William S. Griffin, came to the “Big Horn Country” with his new bride, Sally. Like most homesteaders, they came to Wyoming looking for opportunity. William and Sally spent the next six decades contributing to and being influenced by Wyoming’s culture.

Wyoming has changed since our Grandfather arrived 117 years ago, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the culture he helped establish. We inherited our Grandfather’s love for Wyoming’s culture and the values embraced by that culture. We credit our successful growth over the past 40 years to these values. Today the Office Shop Inc. supports businesses throughout the state of Wyoming from six locations. We have become Wyoming’s leader in imaging technology and office solutions. Canon USA has recognized the Office Shop Inc. as a “Top Dealer” and as an “Outstanding Partner”. We currently maintain the only Canon-certified training facility in Wyoming to ensure that our technicians are fully trained and certified on every device we service. These achievements are a direct result of who we are and the Wyoming culture we grew up in.

“Expect Better” means you can count on us to provide you with the best of the best from support and service to products and solutions. Our team of experts treat customers the best they possibly can, because those are the values we’ve inherited from our grandfather and the great state of Wyoming. You can “Expect Better” from us, in every sense.

Our History

William S. Griffin driving the last freight wagon into Worland, Wyoming before the Railroad Arrived. (1906)

Our History
Dee Ray Peterson


Dee Ray Peterson was the founder of the Office Shop Inc. He graduated from Cowley High School in Cowley, Wyoming, and then attended the University of Wyoming majoring in Business. In 1951 he began his business career working at Big Horn Canning Company. This company was founded in 1925 by Dee Ray’s father, Ren Peterson, and Uncle, Rob Peterson. Dee Ray was serving as President of the Canning Factory at the time it was sold to Portland Canning Company in 1969. When the plant closed in 1970, Dee Ray began wholesaling office supplies to retail stores throughout northwest Wyoming and south-central Montana. By 1976, the business had begun retailing office supplies and office equipment to businesses in northwestern Wyoming. At the time of his passing in July 2000, The Office Shop Inc. had grown to 20 employees and was serving northwest and central Wyoming from two locations.