A Little About The Vernon Company
The Vernon Company is recognized as one of the largest and most successful promotional product firms in North America. Founded in 1902 by F.L. Vernon, we serve more than 40,000 customers from our Newton, Iowa corporate headquarters.
Vernon is one of less than 30 firms in the United States that is over 100 years old, has been continuously owned/managed by the same family without interruption and is in the same line of business as during its founding in 1902. Less than 3% of family businesses survive past the third generation and under 1% survive past 4 generations.
Why Join The Vernon Company
Live the Good Life
We know that life is about LIVING. It’s about being happy and content at work and at home. It includes being recognized and richly rewarded for your accomplishments. That’s why we offer so many great benefits that touch all aspects of your life: financial, health, professional development and social.
We've Got Your Back
99% of all Vernon orders are accepted on open account terms in which we invoice the customer. This makes it easier for you to sell. Customers place an order and are invoiced after they receive their goods and they are 100% satisfied. Need to pay suppliers up front because they will not give you credit? Worry no more when you are part of the Vernon team. Our strong supplier relationships mean we rarely are required to pre-pay for an order. But when we are, you don’t need to worry – we have you covered.
What You Need, When You Need It
Vernon will help you determine whether you want to be a W-2 employee or a 1099 independent corporation. We understand that no two people have the same reason for making a change and we care about what is best for you and your business goals. During our initial discussions, we will ask about what you need to ensure your partnership with Vernon will be successful. For example, is health insurance a necessity? Would you like to participate in a 401K plan? Would you like to continue to use your company name? Your answers to questions like these will help direct you to the option that is best for you. Whether you choose to be an employee or an independent corporation, Vernon will still provide you with the same level of customer service, sales support, technology tools and marketing collateral to help you grow your business.
Each week, Vernon advances commissions on orders. Which means our Account Executives get paid when they place an order – not when the order ships or when the customer pays.