The year was 1981 when 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, and so he and his wife, Dawn,
spent their first few years of marriage building Buescher Communications, a
company that helped other entrepreneurs develop and spread their message.
A key element of helping entrepreneurs spread their message was finding the
right marketing tools—namely direct mail, postcards, brochures, and
catalogs. To do that, Kent and Dawn needed a good commercial printer. The
problem was, 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.
“Well, 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 36 years now, our focus has been, and always will be, on our customers
and their success. We’ve grown a lot over the years––from
expanding our product line to launching our newest brand Banner Owl. Yet, we still like to think of
ourselves as a family business, all working together to help other
businesses––from small startups to Fortune 500
And, we’re doing just that.