Above the Standard's Premier Vendors

Cost Reduction | Businss GrowthAbove the Standard Procurement Group seeks to find top quality Premier Vendors. One of our goals is to establish relationships with these vendors where our clients, our Procurement and Financial Services Experts, and the vendor WINS! Above the Standard understands that it is these mutually beneficial relationships which keeps both vendors, clients, and our Procurement and Financial Services Experts, not only coming back time after time, but also keeps them in business for the long-term! To learn more about how you can become a Premier Vendor contact us.

A Comprehensive list of our Premier Vendors

We let our past procurement performance speak for itself.
Please see some our Vendor Testimonials below!

Staples Office Supplies


To whom it may concern:

At Staples, we take great pride in the relationships we develop such as the one we have with Above the Standard Procurement Group!  As the business-to-business division of Staples and leader in our industry, Staples Advantage® works with companies to develop customized programs with specialized pricing, dedicated account management, and a complete assortment of products and services at the lowest total delivered cost.

Through a consultative cost management approach, you’ll realize both hard-dollar and soft-dollar savings – year over year – in several key areas including product cost savings, process savings and compliance savings.  Plus, the Staples Advantage one source solution includes comprehensive products and services that allow you to develop a customized program to provide exactly what you’re looking for – from office supplies, technology and printing to promotional products, furniture and facility supplies.

Combined, we make purchasing your total office needs ….easy!

Lori A Olson 
Regional Sales Manager,Strategic Accounts
North American Delivery…worldwide

A-Z Solutions

Veteran Owned Small BusinessBrad Sternberg, CEO/President of A-Z Solutions writes:

"...We would recommend Above the Standard to anyone, because they are able to reduce client costs, conduct their procurements like no other company we have seen, provide clear contractual understanding, and deliver client satisfaction from the entire experience..." READ MORE...


Dyno Nobel

Dyno NobelOne reason E.J. Burke, General Manager with Dyno Nobel, works with Above the Standard and our procurement process is:

"The difference in Above the Standard's value proposition is they look at the total value chain with the goal of lowering total operating costs; not just a unit price for a product or service. . ."
READ MORE of what he has to say. . .

Geiger Promotional Products

Geiger Promotional ProductsScott Boyages, Sales Partner with Geiger Promotional Products, recommends Above the Standard and their efficient procurement processes. He writes. . .

"From my end of things I seek to work with clients who respect what we do, take advantage of our areas of expertise and allow us to deliver the full value of the products, sourcing capabilities and service that we provide.  That way the client receives maximum value for dollars spent and realizes tremendous cost savings along the way.  This is the way that Ted and Above the Standard operate and I look forward to continuing to work with them to help their clients achieve their goals. . . " READ MORE about our past performance. . .

Motion Industries, Inc

ATSPGMotion Industries, Inc., an MRO company, is an Above the Standard Procurement Group Premier Vendor.

Motion Industries, Inc. is a distributor of industrial MRO (maintenance, repair and operation replacement) parts with access to more than 4.1 million parts thru 465 locations. Motion Industries, Inc. has over 1,000 sales representatives dedicated to product application and technical support services. 36 repair and service centers are fully equipped to handle field services, repairs and modifications.

Strategic Sales & Marketing

Strategic Sales and MarketingWhat CEO, Al Davidson of Strategic Sales & Marketing has to say....

"Above the Standard Procurement Group is the perfect client. They are always responsive to our needs and are always offering extra help to make us more successful. They operate with the upmost integrity and honesty"

Seven-Utility Management, LLC

Seven UtilityRead what Alex Toutounchi, Managing Director of Seven-Utility Management, LLC writes about Above the Standard's professionalism and quality of service:

We would recommend Above the Standard to anyone, because they are able to:

Reduce client costs;
Conduct their procurements with professional and clear contractual understanding; and Deliver client satisfaction throughout the entire process.

Most importantly, Above the Standard focuses on treating each client and organization the way they should be treated while building a trusting and secure business relationship with their clients for the long term. Read more. . .


HR Plus

Above the Standard is pleased to announce HROPLUS is a Premier Vendor. Read what they have to say:

ATSPGAs you know, HROPlus' desire is to guide our clients to the right HR outsourcing solution that enables them to be more competitive in their own industries. The clients that work with HROPlus and Above the Standard Procurement Group and their Franchise Owners understand that there is more to human resources than just a paycheck. They see the hidden labor costs and through the HROPlus and Above the Standard's procurement model, they are able to significantly reduce labor costs, increase efficiencies and discover a better way of doing HR. Read More. . .

XO Communications

atspg Because Above the Standard was quite aware of the bottom line, knew how to recognize and eliminate waste, the end result was huge savings (in the millions over the contract term), more efficiencies, and a one vendor solution (instead of more than ten companies).

Ted Landgraf and his team are one of the most detail oriented groups of people I have worked with in the industry. 

It gives me great satisfaction to not only work with Above the Standard, look forward to future Request for Proposals/Bids, and we are proud to be an Above the Standard Premier Vendor.. . . Read More

Jon Schoepflin
Major Account Executive

Above the Standard Procurement Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 394
Kent, WA 98035
(917) 960-7110

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