The Minuteman Press in Puyallup, WA team.
Aaron Kruger, the proprietor of Minuteman Press in Puyallup, WA, recently completed the acquisition of Advantage Graphics, a well-established print business with a twenty-five-year history. The successful transition, finalized on January 11, 2023, marks a significant milestone for Minuteman Press, located at 2102 E Main Ave # 111, Puyallup, WA 98372.
Expressing enthusiasm about the acquisition, Aaron highlighted its potential to enhance Minuteman Press’s client base, introduce new in-house capabilities, and nearly double sales. Former Advantage Graphics owner, John Lee, has joined the Minuteman Press team, bringing his expertise in mailings and wide-format printing. This collaboration has already resulted in increased in-house job efficiency and shorter turnaround times for clients.
Aaron is optimistic about providing exceptional quality and service to over 800 new clients and is extending the offer of free delivery for local orders. John Lee, reflecting on the transition, expressed satisfaction with how clients have embraced the move, attributing the success to Aaron’s flexibility and commitment to maintaining strong client relationships.
Minuteman Press in Puyallup has a rich history spanning over two decades. Aaron Kruger, who fulfilled his childhood dream of business ownership in March 2020, navigated the challenges of the pandemic during his first year of ownership. Despite the hurdles, he praised Minuteman Press for providing essential support, emphasizing the company’s responsiveness and assistance.
Minuteman Press in Puyallup, WA storefront.
Over his three-year tenure as a business owner, Aaron has focused on making the printing process enjoyable for clients. He has introduced unique products like suede business cards and emphasized the importance of direct mail and Every Door Direct Mail services. Aaron attributes the growth of his business to a commitment to delivering excellent service, high-quality products, and fair pricing.
Advantage Graphics, owned by John and Joyce Lee, became available for sale after their extensive thirty-five-year tenure in the printing industry. Despite initial challenges in selling the business independently, Aaron Kruger and Minuteman Press emerged as the ideal match for the Lees. With the guidance of Minuteman Press International Regional Vice President Chris Jutt, an agreement was reached, culminating in the acquisition.
John Lee expressed gratitude for the transparent and straightforward experience working with Minuteman Press, noting the honesty and guidance provided by Chris Jutt throughout the acquisition process. Aaron echoed this sentiment, praising Chris Jutt for his pivotal role and stressing that the acquisition, contrary to expectations, was a smooth and stress-free process.
Looking ahead, Aaron is excited about this new chapter for Minuteman Press, extending a warm welcome to Advantage Graphics clients. The acquisition marks a strategic move that aligns with Minuteman Press’s commitment to growth, service excellence, and client satisfaction.