Gartman, Developer of Distribution Software, Celebrating 40 Years

Sheridan, AR, September 15, 2020-2020 marks the 40th anniversary for Gartman. The family owned and operated company was founded in 1980 by current CEO Laronne Gartman and is headquartered in Sheridan, Arkansas.

From humble beginnings as a small, contract programming firm and consulting business serving a variety of industries in 1980, the company’s primary focus shifted to the wholesale flooring industry after the company successfully developed a comprehensive ERP package for a wholesale flooring distributor based in Central Arkansas.

After the decision to focus primarily within this industry segment, Gartman enjoyed many firsts in the floorcovering industry, including radio frequency warehouse automation, electronic proof of delivery, dealer specific price lists, cutting machine automation, and more.

In the years to follow, Gartman’s flagship software solution, Distribution Management Software (Gartman DMS), was solidified, continued to evolve, and was eventually marketed nationally. 

The company has a staff of over 20 full time programmers, developers, analysts, and support personnel.

In honor of its 40th anniversary, Gartman plans to unveil a new website design and company blog, including a timeline of key milestones alongside some additional major product developments and key personnel additions that will be announced throughout the final quarters of 2020.