Our business started as a long term care pharmacy run and owned by a very tight knit family. We were known for our unmatched service in the delivery of pharmaceuticals. Many times our customers were left in a bind by their medical supply distributor and began asking us to carry basic medical supplies. In 1992, we began our medical supply distribution with 2 employees in a 10í X 6í closet consisting of medical uniforms, a few sizes of incontinence briefs, gloves and miscellaneous medical supplies. Word spread quickly that we carried a few essential medical supplies that customers could get same day or next day in an emergency. Soon the demand became too big for the space we were in. The owner determined that it was time to expand the business and product lines to accommodate all the needs of our long term care customers.
In 1995, we leased a 5000 square foot warehouse and acquired a small medical supply distributorís sales force. With their customers, our excellent customer service and expedited delivery we began to provide all of the medical supplies and equipment needed for Utahís long term care, hospice and home health companies. Two years later we added oxygen therapy to our services. We began providing oxygen equipment and medical oxygen to home health, hospice and long term care nursing facilities.
Our pharmacy and medical supply divisions had grown substantially and drew the attention of a fortune 500 company and largest long term care pharmacy in the country. This eventually resulted in their purchasing our company. The need for a larger space was recognized. In 1999, we moved to an 18,000 square foot building with room for growth. Over the next 12 years we expanded from Utah into Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Wyoming and New Mexico. We again began looking for a warehouse suited for our medical supply division that included adequate shipping docks and space to expand inventory.
In 2009 we moved into a 25,000 square foot building. Our customer base had expanded from local long term nursing facilities and home care to national chains of skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, home care, hospice, physicians, hospitals, retail DME stores, veterinarians, dialysis centers, surgery centers and smaller medical supply distributors.
2010 was a year of change for us. Our parent company decided to refocus all of its business to its base of long term care pharmacy. It was then that a new ownership was established from a few of our most tenured employees. They purchased the Medical Supply Division from Omnicare Inc. and changed our name from Superior Care Specialty Products to Premier Medical Distribution. Since then we have expanded into Texas and New York and opened a warehouse in Arizona as well. We began to operate as Red Pine Medical in Colorado and Wyoming.
Our business has always been centered in customer service. We are unmatched in our ability to take care of our customers. We are still used for emergencies by customers who have national contracts with other suppliers. Our reputation is firmly planted in this industry as the company that will meet the needs of its customers. Premier Medical Distributionís employees are knowledgeable, professional and dedicated to excellent service. Twenty two years later, we are still beating the competition with our innovative and compassionate service as well as quality products, to those in need.