Many changes have occurred since then. In 2016, the company rebranded itself as HGi Technologies, after it moved away from selling office furniture and supplies. Now, Siemon said, It’s a South Florida 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 now 45-employee company serves customers in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
This year, HGi started a new company under the Halsey & Griffith umbrella, HGi Technology Services, a full-service IT company. “We think our IT Services will be a very important part of our business in the future,” Siemon said.
In January, Siemon’s son Blake, 48, who started working full-time at the company in 1999, will become its president, although Robert Siemon will continue to work there. Robert’s brother James manages the financial end of the business. The two have led 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 Halsey & Griffith’s warehouse on Old Okeechobee Road when he was in high school.