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Crisp Imaging Streamlines Building Document Handling

Crisp Imaging in Costa Mesa has introduced its Docu-Dock software to speed up the often laborious task of storing and retrieving building architectural plans, drawings, and specifications generated for businesses, schools, universities, hospitals and other organizations.

“What Docu-Dock really does is archiving, searching [and] retrieving these large and small format documents,” Crisp Imaging Chief Executive Gary Crisp told the Business Journal on Nov. 17.

He emphasized the system’s simplicity of use and said “it’s been very well received.”

Crisp said Docu-Dock was initially introduced to the Anaheim Unified High School School district in 2016.

“We now have updated Docu-Dock so it is scalable with added features and benefits to serve our target markets throughout the country and the world,” the CEO added.

$22M in 2020

Crisp Imaging is an independent digital printer for the construction, real estate, facilities management, education, healthcare, corporate and many other industries.

Its services include reprographics, marketing materials, display graphics, scanning, archiving, document management and on-site services for in-house digital imaging needs.

The company had $22 million in revenue last year.

Unlimited Market

In school districts, “it may take hours, sometimes days for them to find their documents,” Crisp said.

“Once we digitize all those documents,” Docu-Dock allows them to get to information quickly, according to Crisp.

The building documents are still sometimes referred to as blueprints, though Crisp says the term is dated.

Crisp sees widespread use for Docu-Dock, which was launched on Nov. 4.

“The market is virtually unlimited for this service. Our initial target markets include K-12 school districts, community colleges, public and private universities, hospitals and a host of other entities,” Crisp said.

“Although there are many competitors in this space, none offer the simple, easy to use, solution Docu-Dock does. Most competitors require dedicated client staff to manage and maintain their digital assets,” according to Crisp. “We focus on simplicity to save our clients time, and in turn money.”

Competitors include Laserfiche of Long Beach and SkySite of San Ramon, Crisp said.

Raul Cuevas, Crisp Imaging’s senior vice president of sales, noted that the “secure access to searchable, shareable electronic plans and drawings is critical during construction, remodeling or emergency repairs of K-12 school districts, community colleges, public and private universities and many other structures.”

“Crisp Imaging’s differentiator is the quality and speed of our scanning services and Docu-Dock’s powerful archiving and retrieval software,” he added.

Five Acquisitions

CEO Crisp said the firm has acquired five companies in the last six months, including Rancho Reprographics in Temecula in August, with further expansion plans for the future.

Crisp Imaging now has 162 employees at 17 locations, including three sites in Orange County. Gary Crisp and his wife, Julie Crisp, co-founded the company in 2001. 

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Kevin Costelloe
Kevin Costelloe
Tech reporter at Orange County Business Journal

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