About Us

About Us

Forrest Office Machines, Inc. was founded in 1965 by James W. Forrest on principles that are still practiced today: to provide the best equipment on the market and support it with the best possible service.

The company started with an A.B. Dick Dealership that led to a Sharp Dealership as the plain paper copier market grew. Currently, Forrest Office Machines covers a 70-mile radius in Northeast Arkansas with Jonesboro being the central hub.

For over 45 years, our employees have been active in the community, which has established strong working relationships not only internally but also with the customers we serve.


Reba Forrest Hobson, Owner

Reba assumed ownership of Forrest Office Machines in 1986 from her late husband, James W. Forrest. Today, she remains the sole owner and continues to run the everyday finances of the company. Reba is active on several local boards and respected for her leadership in running the largest office machines dealership in Northeast Arkansas.

Barry W. Forrest, President

A 1982 graduate of Arkansas State University with a degree in business administration, Barry handles the everyday operations and equipment purchasing. In addition, he continually motivates his employees to strive for excellence in the company’s performance. Barry is also a leader in the community, serving on local boards and service projects.

Bobby Forrest, Vice President

Bobby joined the company in 1975 and served as president prior to Barry assuming the position. Bobby is a leader who provides customer service to the fullest extent. He holds a Gold Certification in Sales for the Sharp Office product lines.

Dana Forrest, Office Manager

Dana has been the office manager for more than 15 years. She continues to provide professional billing and service responses to the customers of Forrest Office Machines.

Randy Baugh, Service Manager

Randy has been with the company for more than 20 years, working his way up from service tech to service manager. Known as the top service representative in the region, Randy excels in continuing his education on networking and service repair.