Throwback Thursday – Gerald Printing Celebrates 50 Years

An area business is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Gerald Printing has been part of the southern Kentucky community since its founder, Larry Gerald, started the company in 1971 in Allen County. Now with six offices throughout Kentucky and Tennessee, Gerald printing has become one of the area’s most trusted printers over the past five decades.

Larry Gerald spent nearly 25 years working at the Allen County news doing newspaper and commercial print jobs before starting his own company. The company did business in Scottsville, but started taking on clients in Bowling Green and other communities. In 1996, Joe Davis and his family moved to Scottsville and purchased Gerald Printing, continuing the tradition of color printing, but also developing relationships with new vendors and product markets. By then, more than 65 percent of the company’s sales were in Warren County.

Joe Davis purchased Thomas Printing and Kelley Printing in Bowling Green in 1999, and worked on establishing the company’s main printing press in its new and current location on Hunter Court. The company has updated its printing technology and capabilities over the years. Offices in Glasgow, Elizabethtown, Russellville, and White House, Tenn., have been acquired over the past 20 years.

Now with half a dozen offices, Gerald Printing continues to bring promotional and printing capabilities to even more of Kentucky, while maintaining its core values of supplying quality products and services in a timely way and at a fair price.