In 1980 Herman DeBrosse decided to buy a business and become his own boss. The American Dream. After much research, he decided the Big Red Q Quickprint Franchise was right for him. Peggy, one Herman’s daughters heard of his plan and wanted to be part of this new venture.
After a two week training course that included instruction on running a printing press and various bindery equipment, followed by several weeks of in-store guidance, Herman took over complete ownership. In September another employee was needed and Laurie was hired. She remains with us today. In 1983 Herman’s youngest daughter Jennifer joined the Quickprint team. The dream had been realized.
In the early 1990’s the corporate company, which had originally been based out of Toledo, closed their doors. That is when we officially changed our name to Maumee QuickPrint, Inc.
We have had many different press operators over the years and all were hired through Penta County Vocational School. Our current press operator Chris, has been with us for 8 years.
Maumee QuickPrint celebrated 30 years in business at the same location this past June 2010.
Jennifer came into her family’s business in 1983. She began as a press operator and still jumps in to help out our pressmen when needed. Her main gig is to help out the customers with their printing needs. Jennifer oversees the bindery end of the business…the final touches. She enjoys quiet evenings at home with a good book.
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Laurie has over 30 year experience in the printing business…30 of those at Maumee QuickPrint. She enjoys her job because it gives her a chance to use her creative abilities. Laurie listens to the customer to find out what they want. She likes to fit their personality and style into the product she creates. “ I want the finished product to be a reflection of them, something they are proud to show to their clients”. When Laurie is not at work you will find her gardening, walking with friends or spending time with her family at their cottage.
Chris came from Penta Career Center, he has a certificate in printing and graphics. He has been our press operator for over 10 years. He runs the AB Dick 9810 and the AB Dick 8820. He often says if he wins the lottery he would not quit his job. He is a hard worker and will always meet the customer’s deadline. Chris is a member of the Maumee Eagles and served as a trustee. Chris’s interests include golf, travel and playing video games.