MTE Office Center

Our History

MTE Office Center is a family owned and operated business established in 1935 by A.J. (Jack) and Marie Tarpley. Known then as Maryville Typewriter Exchange (MTE), the Tarpley's serviced typewriters in their second floor repair shop on East Third Street. After several moves the Tarpley's established MTE at its current location in the 1940's. Later that decade, their daughter Betty and her husband Jay Baker joined the operation and eventually purchased the company in 1959. Joining the team during this period were Bryan Alexander and Larry Abbott. Continuing through today, Bryan and Larry's expertise serves an invaluable asset to the organization and its clients.

MTE - back in the day

Through the years, MTE broadened their product offering to include office supplies, furniture, printing, and copiers. In 1980, Roger Baker, grandson of the founders, joined the operation and became president of the corporation in 1984. In the 1990's MTE continued to evolve adding computers, printers, and networking to its product mix. In this new century more products are available than ever. MTE's full line catalog shows over 1300 pages of products and furniture. Check out the 195 pages of The Furniture Book with a wide selection on desks, chairs, and office accessories. And of course, see our online promotions to take advantage of our latest deals!

With over 80 years of experience in the industry, the staff of MTE is ready to assist you and your business to realize its maximum efficiency and profitability. Call or email MTE Office Center today and experience quality, service, and support.