Pencil Cup Office Products

Owners: Carlos and Terry Gandara

“Because of our customers we exist. Thank you SBDC for sharing our belief and supporting us in our services.”

Pencil Cup Office Products, Inc. is a family-owned office supply retailer operated by the Gándara family. With the assistance of the Small Business Development Center, Carlos Gándara, Sr. was able to start the family business and obtain financing to lease office and warehouse space, purchase inventory and hire initial staff. After being in business of only 2 months, sales exceeded $132,000.

Pencil Cup Office Products’ staff now consists of 14 full-time and 2 part-time employees. The Gándara family will continue to seek assistance from the SBDC to expand their marketing efforts. Pencil Cup Office Products, Inc. has demonstrated its potential for long term business success and vows to continue serving the El Paso community.