The History of Rhyme
The Rhyme Family dates back to the 1800s in Portage, Wisconsin. Frank Rhyme founded Rhyme Drug in 1886. In 1945, William “Punk” Rhyme, his son Frank Rhyme and Tom Cline, started selling and servicing business machines within Rhyme Drug when they arrived back from fighting in WWII; this lead to the start of Rhyme Supply Company. Rhyme Supply Company, as we were formerly known, was a business founded on integrity and a commitment to always deliver on its promises, to co-workers and customers. This company-wide commitment has been at the core of our business for over 69 years and will continue for the next 69 years.
Over time, Rhyme has continually grown and expanded to our current 8 locations in Green Bay, Janesville, Madison, Milwaukee, Oshkosh, Portage, Richland Center and Wausau. Rhyme has been a Sharp Dealer for almost 30 years and is one of the oldest Sharp Dealers in the United States. Office Dealer Magazine has recognized Rhyme as one of the Top 100 Dealers in the United States, because of our commitment to our customers and their success as well as to our employees and their continuing education and growth.
Since our opening, the way business communicates has continually evolved and this will accelerate in the years to come. Having a business partner that understands is more important than ever before. At Rhyme, we strive to keep businesses at their competitive best by integrating the appropriate technology to meet their needs.