Affordable Office Supply
Business Facts/Products and Services:
Affordable Office Supply (AOS) is a local, family-owned business. We offer business
products of all types including office machines and equipment, furniture, and a full range
of office supplies to keep a business of any size running smoothly. Being backed and
supported by a national supplier enables AOS to offer competitive prices and a level of
personal service that the major chains cannot match.
As a family-owned and operated business, we know our customers well and their
satisfaction is our primary goal. You reach a business owner every time you call
Affordable Office Supply.
Our mission: We guarantee that every transaction will be fast, simple, and a totally
satisfying experience…or we’ll do whatever it takes to make it right.
AOS was started in 1983 with a retail store in Port St. Lucie and fax/phone orders for
office products. While it has always been a mom and pop business, it has grown over the
years with customers from all over the country.
In October of 2007 Robyn and Peter Candarini of Vero Beach bought the business
determined to continue and enhance the excellent reputation Affordable Office Supply
already had on the Treasure Coast.
Their business plan is to meet or beat the major chain store prices, surprise and delight
their customers with outstanding service, and guarantee free, next-day delivery no matter
how small the order.
Peter and Robyn Candarini, who own and run Affordable Office Supply, have been
married for 15 years. They have two children, Peter Vincent who is 13 and Kristen who
is 11. Peter said “we are living our dream of owning our own business and living and
raising our children in the beautiful, friendly small town of Vero Beach.
Originally from Staten Island, NY, Peter worked for Verizon as a Technical Specialist
from 1997 until 2006 when they moved to the Treasure Coast. Robyn, who has worked
as an office manager for a law firm in New York, knows first hand what business people
want and need when it comes to service, quality and savings in their relationship with
Robyn and Peter are excited by the new role of small businesses in today’s economy.
They agree with Peter Bregman, noted business advisor and columnist for
harvardbusiness.org, when he says “Small is the new big. Trust is the new competitive
advantage.” Robyn said “people like to do business with people they like and we really
enjoy going out of our way to please our customers.”
In addition to the Candarini’s, Robyn’s mother, Claire and Aunt Joyce live in Vero Beach
and help out with the business by delivering catalogs, helping with orders, watching the
kids, and walking the dog when needed. “It’s wonderful to have the support of family
members…I don’t know what we would do without them. When you have your own
business your work day does not end at 5 o’clock” said Robyn.
AOS recently moved their warehouse to 43rd Avenue in Vero Beach and joined the Indian
River County Chamber of Commerce in an effort to become as well known in Indian
River County as they are in St. Lucie and Martin Counties.
In addition, they have some surprises planned in the coming months that they believe will
bring a smile to customers’ faces and make buying office products from Affordable
Office Supply fun as well as productive.