History of Interface

In 1967, Rudy R. Nessel and James C. “Jim” Downs realized companies across a diverse assortment of industries were facing many of the same challenges in federal government sales. Jim had already cut his teeth as a DC based manufacturer’s agent, selling large volumes of specialized safety equipment and supplies to the Defense Department and the GSA.

Rudy at this time was the government contracts manager for a large industrial manufacturer. His advice and counsel was frequently sought out by friends within other companies, who were pursuing government contracts.

Jim and Rudy discussed their respective areas of involvement, and it became apparent to them that as a team their skills could help businesses navigate and succeed within the government procurement process. It was from this perspective that Rudy and Jim formed Interface Incorporated.

Interface remains focused on our original mission, which is the development of profitable government business for each of our clients, some of which have been with the company since our early years.