Galaxie Business Equipment was started in 1972 by James and Dolores French in Oxford, Kansas. They provided service and support for typewriters and other office products to schools and businesses in Harper, Sumner and Cowley Counties.
In 1981 the decision was made to move the business to Winfield. At that time the French’s son Nathan became a full time employee. Additionally, Edward (Friday) Lockyear, a lifelong Winfield resident, well-known for his office machine repair skills, joined the company.
Throughout the next few years, Galaxie grew and added Sharp Copiers, Hon Office Furniture and Office Supplies to its offering.
In 1993, Milton Konstantinidis - Jim and Dolores’ son-in-law, joined the company with experience in the computer industry. He established a computer services segment of Galaxie with a focus on document imaging and storage with Kofax Capture and LaserFiche Document Imaging Software.
The company has now grown to over 20 employees - 11 of which are family and we continue to focus on reliable and honest customer service which we feel has helped us to grow and remain a fixture in the Winfield area.
In 2010 we had the honor of being nominated by a local person and of winning the Small Business Administration’s Jeffery Butland Family Owned Business of the Year for the State of Kansas. This was an exciting privilege for us to have this recognition.
In 2021 we opened a second location in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Although we have worked in the area for decades, we felt it was time to take our relationship with the Kay County community a step further and open a physical location. Our new office is located at 122 N. 1st in downtown Ponca.
We at Galaxie hope to continue to provide the people of Southern Kansas and Northern Oklahoma with reliable and competitive business solutions with a personal touch.
2015 Corporate Dinner held at Woolaroc in Bartlesville, OK
Our 40th Anniversary Open House in 2012. (1970s themed)