The year was 1981, and our founders, Kent and Dawn Buescher, were
growing their local marketing agency. Having started his first business at
the age of 11, Kent had a true passion for entrepreneurship, so he and his
wife, Dawn, spent the first few years of their marriage building
Buescher Communications, a company that helped other entrepreneurs develop
and spread their message. A key element of helping entrepreneurs was
providing them with the right marketing tools—namely direct mail, postcards,
brochures, and catalogs. To do that, Kent and Dawn needed a good commercial
printer. The problem? They couldn’t find one.
Some printers offered affordable prices but poor or inconsistent quality,
while others offered good quality but steep prices and slow turnaround
times. There was no perfect solution for the aspiring young couple.
if you’re not happy with what we’ve got, then why don’t you just go and
print it yourself?” one print shop owner told Kent and Dawn.
So they did.
In 1981, Kent and Dawn started U.S. Press as a marketing-focused commercial
printer. With a steadfast commitment to their customers, the couple knew
their approach had to be different from other printing companies. Their goal
wasn’t to simply equip businesses with marketing tools at low prices; their
goal was to empower companies with the right marketing
tools and teach their customers how to use them effectively. They also
understood that their customers depended on them to get the job done right
every time, which meant providing high quality products printed to exact
specifications and guaranteed turnaround times. No compromises.
For 40 years now, our focus has been, and always will be, on our customers
and their success. We’ve grown a lot over the years, but we still like to
think of ourselves as a family business, all working together to help other
businesses---from small startups to the Fortune 500---succeed. And we’re
doing just that.