The year was 1920. Women voted in a national election for the first time and the Prohibition Amendment took effect. H.J. Scott and Sidney E. Rice, who were married to sisters, borrowed $700 from their mother-in-law to start the Tulsa Rubber Stamp Company, which later became Scott Rice.
Years later Scott Rice is one of the largest office furniture dealers in the nation. Continually evolving to meet the needs of its customers, Scott Rice has journeyed from a rubber stamp company, printing concern, and office supply firm, to a company of people with the purpose of changing office space into workspace solutions.
In early 1999, Scott Rice relocated its Tulsa operation to a 42,000 square foot building near the Broken Arrow Expressway. The Broken Arrow location is currently in a state of refreshing the showroom floor with some of the latest designs and technology. In September of 2016, Scott Rice opened a brand new facility in Oklahoma City that is like no other. The 50,000 square foot building houses 40,000 square feet dedicated to receiving product, storage, millwork, flooring and customer asset management. The remainder 10,000 square feet is our openly collaborative workspace fully furnished and equipped by Steelcase, Coalesse and Turnstone product, our main manufacturing partners. Along with our Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City locations, Scott Rice also services the Joplin, Missouri market.