Dennis Wrobleski (left) has sold his forty-three-year printing business Graphic Communications to new owners Jane and Nathan Kogan (center, right). Graphic Communications is now Minuteman Press, Shelby Township, MI.
Graphic Communications, a print business with a forty-three-year legacy, has undergone a change in ownership as Dennis Wrobleski sold the business to Nathan and Jane Kogan. The new owners are transforming the enterprise into a comprehensive Minuteman Press franchise. Nathan Kogan, with a background in finance and accounting, expressed his motivation for venturing into business ownership, stating, “My wife and I decided to become business owners because we wanted to build something for ourselves and our kids. Our hope is that someday, our kids will join us and want to be a part of this wonderful company.”
The recently established Minuteman Press in Shelby Township is situated at 50671 Wing Drive, Shelby Township, MI 48315.
Dennis Wrobleski, the seller, emphasized his primary objective in the business transfer: “The security of my employees and the care of our clientele.” He is optimistic about the transition, noting, “Minuteman Press franchise owners are supported and trained to handle the print and marketing needs of local businesses, ensuring a huge benefit to our clients by providing access to more products and services.”
Reflecting on the history of Graphic Communications, which originated as a Michigan partnership in 1980, Wrobleski shared, “Our goal was to provide high-quality graphic products and service to local businesses. Over the years, we transitioned from manual tooling processes to digital graphics, relying on the latest technology and a talented staff of graphic designers and production artists.”
Discussing the process of selling the business, Wrobleski mentioned his meeting with Minuteman Press Regional VP Rich DeRosa, who introduced him to Minuteman Press International’s conversion program. Wrobleski said, “Rich not only had a very good understanding of my business, he had a potential buyer in mind that he had been working with.”
As for the buyer, Nathan Kogan, the decision to acquire an established business like Graphic Communications aligned with his preference for a proven model with growth potential. Nathan expressed satisfaction with the support provided by Minuteman Press International, particularly praising Rich DeRosa for his assistance throughout the process.
With the business transition underway, Nathan offers advice to aspiring business owners: “I would highly recommend following your passion and dreams. But before jumping in, do your due diligence and be sure you are ready for all that is to come.”
As Dennis Wrobleski closes this chapter, he reflects on the challenges of starting and exiting a business. He expresses gratitude for the relationships formed through the business and conveys confidence in leaving Graphic Communications in capable hands. Additionally, Wrobleski advises fellow business owners looking to sell their printing businesses to ensure all bookkeeping and financial reports are up to date for a smooth transition.
Jane and Nathan Kogan, owners, Minuteman Press, Shelby Township, MI (formerly Graphic Communications).