B-W Graphics, Inc. is a full-line print shop that has more than doubled in size and services since it's conception in 1969. Larry and Rachel opened their first location in Stover, Missouri offering ONLY black and white printing produced with some offset but most of it was done with a hot lead and handset type. It was in back of the Morgan County Press building and moved to the present location at 101 Westview Dr, Versailles Missouri, in 1975.
The move from Kansas City to start a business was influenced because Rachel and Larry were coming back to their home towns of Versailles and Stover. They came back to the house that Rachel's father, Lewis Jones had built in 1916. Rachel's family has had six generations living on that land now. They wanted to raise their children in a small town atmosphere and had great respect for the local school system where Rachel's mother, Harriette Jones taught for over 40 years. Later Rachel's brother, Harry Jones taught the building trades class which was responsible for a number of homes in Versailles. Their daughter, Lori Boatright Croy continued the teaching legacy as a Kindergarten and then vocal music teacher. Five generations of this family are VHS alumni.
Son Wally Boatright and son-in-law Terry Croy joined the operation before the first expansion and now comprise the company's management with Rachel and Larry. Granddaughter, Whitney Earnest who now handles the accounting and marketing makes B-W Graphics a three-generation family-run company.
B-W Graphic's first expansion, in 1992, provided space for new services, in 1997, doubled B-W's service capacity when presses and bindery equipment moved to the new building in back, leaving room for computer design and a promotional advertising products office and show room in front. Some of the very creative 10 full-time and 3 part-time employees have been with company 16-25 years. B-W Graphics prides itself on how much it can do for customers. Their goal is to provide ALL the services found in larger cities but in a small town with friendly personal customer service.
The push for full color printing has taken them into the digital technology world. More services have brought screen printing, embroidery, laser engraving, wide format full color banners, signs and even partial car wraps as in-house services produced at our Versailles location.
In 2019 B-W Graphics opened a showroom sales office in Marshall, Missouri which is operated by our salesman, Kyle Renfro. We are pleased to offer this location to the Marshall area and surrounding communities. We hope if you're ever that direction you will stop by and check out the products offered.
As small business owners, we know how important price, service and quality are to the bottom line. With that in mind, we give our personal guarantee that your price and printing and promotional advertising from B-W Graphics will be the absolute best we can offer within the boundaries of keeping our business open too!
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