We are in the business of printing. However, we feel that our company produces something much larger than just print, apparel and signs – we express your ideas, hopes, and dreams. We take pride in the fact that we help bring to life our customers’ visions, help tell their story, and make our customers more successful. We make every effort to prosper, but we recognize that we can only accomplish this if we can help our employees and customers succeed.
In 1996 Joe Davis and his family moved to Scottsville, Kentucky to purchase Gerald Printing. Our Founder, Larry Gerald started the company in 1971 after 24 years of experience at the Allen County News doing newspaper and commercial printing jobs. Joe set up a new Sub-Chapter S corporation called Davis Printing Inc. and completed the acquisition of Gerald Printing on November 1, 1996.
Joe has continued the long tradition of quality color printing but also developed new products and new markets. In 1999 Joe purchased two printing companies in Bowling Green, the center of the Gerald Printing marketplace. In May of 2000, the printing production was consolidated into a 24,000 square foot Bowling Green facility resulting in the largest commercial printing company in South Central Kentucky.
In 2007 mailing services and variable data printing were added to the product line. In 2009 a small printing company in Russellville, Kentucky was acquired which did digital printing but also screen printing, embroidery and signs. Promotional products were also added to the company’s diverse offering of graphic related products. Over the next 10 years, other printing, apparel and sign companies were acquired and offices were established in Glasgow and Elizabethtown, Kentucky as well as White House, Tennessee.
In May of 2023, Joe announced his retirement and Gerald Printing was acquired by Purpose Group out of Atlanta. Purpose Group is a purpose-driven holding firm founded by CEO Jeff Hilimire and CFO Jonathan Morgan that acquires and reinvigorates small businesses creating inspired and more engaged employees by working off of one basic fundamental: that business should be a force for good in the world.
Gerald Printing has a distinctly human approach to the printing business. We always figured that putting people before profits, providing quality products and standing behind our guarantee just made good common sense. Our relationship with all our vendors and the local connections we’ve made in our community have helped us create a loyal following. None of this would be possible without the people who work at the company keeping promises to our customers every day. We call each other “team members” and are always focused on hiring and nurturing great people to help our company prosper.
Gerald Printing is committed to satisfying the needs of its customers by supplying quality printing and related graphic services on time and at a fair price.
- Conduct business in the highest ethical manner.
- Employ highly motivated and dedicated individuals with high character and competence.
- Maintain a management philosophy that promotes trust, openness, stability, employee involvement, and an acceptable quality of life for all employees.
- Continually improve existing and explore new products, technology, processes and services to meet customers’ needs at the best value possible.
- Conduct business in an environmentally responsible manner and provide a safe, clean workplace.
- Assist employees in personal development and reward excellent performance.
- Maintain a sound financial condition while providing a reasonable return for its shareholder.
Your satisfaction with our work is completely guaranteed. If you are not completely satisfied in all respects with anything we have produced for you, you may return it for your choice of replacement, credit, or full refund.
We have high standards, and our goal is to sell the highest-quality products we possibly can. We define quality by evaluating the finest materials, purchasing earth-friendly inks and consumable products, hiring talented employees, and building reliable workflow systems that enable us to hit demanding deadlines.
We go to extraordinary lengths to satisfy and delight our customers. We genuinely try to meet or exceed your expectations on every printed product you purchase from us. We know that by doing so, our customers will become advocates for our business. Advocates do more than just buy printing: They talk about it with their friends and business associates.
We offer value to our customers by providing them with high-quality printing on time, and at a fair price. We are constantly challenged to improve the value proposition for our customers.