In the 1970s, Charles and Carol Usherwood began selling cash registers and calculators out of their home in Oswego, NY. Incorporated in 1976, they began selling office furniture, machines, and supplies. By 1980, Usherwood had expanded its
Oswego office to include copiers and typewriters growing to seven employees. In 1984, they opened offices in Syracuse and Seneca Falls with 15 employees. By the end of 1990, Usherwood had consolidated its branch offices into the main headquarters office in Syracuse.