Young companies celebrate 10 years in business: Top Workplaces 2019
Posted Jun 16, 2019
The Plain Dealer
The customer showroom of Digital Print Solutions. The company is among the 2019 Top Workplaces winners that is celebrating 10 years in the business. May 6, 2019 (Gus Chan / The Plain Dealer) The Plain Dealer
By Jordyn Grzelewski, The Plain Dealer
Richfield-based Digital Print Solutions got its start when a group of people working for a large company serving commercial printing clients opted to strike out on their own in favor of a local, customer service-oriented venture.
“Working at a large company, you are very limited in how you can take care of customers,” President Adam Silk said. “This really gave us a lot more flexibility, and we’re very happy with the results.”
Adam Silk, president and CEO of Digital Print Solutions. The company is among the 2019 Top Workplaces The winners that is celebrating 10 years in the business. May 6, 2019 (Gus Chan / The Plain Dealer) The Plain Dealer
What started with a team of four has grown to a team of 60-plus. Annual revenue has grown from $2 million to $25 million in the last eight years. Company leaders project they’ll hit 100 employees and $40 million in annual revenue by 2022.
What sets Digital Print Solutions apart, Silk said, is its high level of expertise, drawn from decades of collective experience in the industry. He sees continued growth opportunity in digital printing. While people may be printing less in their offices, digital printing on the commercial side has taken off.
“Instead of inventorying 10,000 books and hoping people buy them, they’ll print them 500 at a time, digitally,” Silk said. “That’s been a nice expansion for us.”
As for what it means to hit the 10-year mark, Silk said that just means the company has survived. The real test has just begun. “Ask me in another 10 years and I might give you a different answer,” he joked.