In 2001, Steve Callahan founded Supreme Orthopedic Systems as a distributor of premier, innovative manufacturers focused on the orthopedic marketplace in Maryland. Storing inventory in his garage and working from a small desk in his basement, it wasn’t long before the distributorship grew to need more representatives and administrative support.
By 2003, Supreme’s headquarters was relocated to a small warehouse location in Glen Elg, Maryland and had expanded its administrative staff to 4 and its salesforce to 10. Still a multi-line distributor, Supreme was an industry sales leader for Ascension Orthopedics, Breg and Arthrex.
In 2007, Steve invested in an 8,000 square foot building to house not only the inventory and office support staff, but a Conference and BioSkills Training Center with an 8-station wet lab, further enhancing the distributorship’s ability to provide educational support and training for its customers and Technical Consultants. Conveniently located in Marriottsville, Maryland, the building is the epicenter of the organization.
In 2008, having more than quadrupled its market penetration since its inception, Supreme Orthopedic Systems was awarded the coveted “Distributorship of the Year” by Arthrex, Inc.
In 2009, Steve invested in our Mobile Education Center. This fully equipped, 38′ mobile lab travels throughout the region to provide the most convenient access to our innovative techniques and products.
In 2011, Supreme Orthopedic Systems became State and Federally licensed as a Tissue Bank Distributor, enabling more efficient access to allograft products for their customers.
In 2012, Supreme’s geography further expanded to include the entire state of Virginia. A 2nd office established in Richmond provides additional team support and houses a Conference and BioS kills Training Center as well.
Through proven grit and tenacity, what started out as a small business in his basement with a single employee, has now become one of the most successful distributorships of its kind on the east coast.
Over the last 15 years, Steve has developed a team of more than 80 educated, experienced, and industrious Technical Consultants and expanded the distributorship’s region to encompass the entire states of Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia as well as the southern tip of Delaware. In addition, a Human Resources Department, Education Department and 10 Inventory Specialists act as the backbone of the organization to ensure that the Team and its customers are fully equipped to handle the daily needs and growing demands of the evolving orthopedic community.
In 2015, as one of largest Distributors for Arthrex in the United States, Supreme Orthopedic Systems continues to experience unprecedented growth and lead the country in Surgeon Education, Academic Program Support, Technical Consultant Training and Field Support.
Combining the foresight of its manufacturer with its Team’s commitment to providing superior and comprehensive service, Supreme Orthopedic Systems will continue to bring the best in products, education and support to the Orthopedic community for decades to come.