History of CBS

1945 – P H Owens Co opens in Somerset, KY

1953 – P H Owens Co moves to Lexington and opens an office on Southland Dr

1963 – P H Owens Co, Inc. is incorporated by Paul Owens

1965 – Jodie Rife, Jr comes to work for Paul Owens at P H Owens Co, Inc.

1974 – P H Owens Co moves to South Limestone in Lexington, KY

1979 – Jodie purchases P H Owens Co from Paul Owens. Official first day under new ownership was May 1st at 935 South Limestone. Company originally started as a C-Corp.

1982 – Jodie incorporates his new business as Central Business Systems, Inc. (still located at 935 South Limestone) 1982 – CBS Becomes a Hasler dealer

1985 – First computer!

1986 – Took over Hasler territory in Louisville, KY

1989 – Moved business to 295-B Gold Rush Rd

1990 – IRS changed CBS to S-Corp

1997 – Hired Frank Shoaf as a salesman

2000 – Purchased and installed new phone systems. New systems initiated first-ever electronic voice- mail

2003 – Purchased AME of Louisville

2003 – Moved to 175 Moore Dr, Lexington, KY

2004 – Sold CBS to Frank Shoaf

2008 – Opened Charleston, WV office (Officially opened January 1, 2009)

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