Davenport Printing opened for business in 1984 as small printer from the basement of his home. Our founder, John Liljequist, worked for his father Herbie and mother Lynn in their typesetting and Linotype business as teen and continued to until he was nearly 30 years old. He saw a need for offset printing but was unable to convince his father to allow him to purchase a small press and give it a shot. He decided to go out on his own and started printing in the basement, then the garage and then onto renting a small shop where he printed successfully for 21 years. John then located a vacant building where he saw a great opportunity for the business to spread out and possibly grow. He moved the print shop to its present location and since has added larger and more efficient equipment and able to offer more products to their customer base.
His wife Laurie came on to help in the office as a part time backup person and now works as many if not more hours than John. Things are going very well and they continue to add more capabilities to their line of products and have enjoyed working together for 20 years. One of their four children, Quintcy works as pressman in the shop as well.
It seems like every company talks about the importance of customer service, but one of the lasting cornerstones of our business is the way our customers feel about doing business with us. Our dependability and reliability have become very renowned. When you work fast, hardly ever miss a deadline, have fair prices, and treat people with dignity and respect it's hard not to grow your business. That's what we do, and Davenport Printing has well over 500 customers in its base and we say we are always willing to take on more!
We invite you to consider using our printing firm the next time your company needs printing. There's a reason why we averaged almost 10 new business customers every month, and we would love the opportunity to demonstrate that for you on your next printing order. You see, we do things very differently than the other printers in our community, and we believe we can provide the best all-around experience for you if you'll give us a try.
If you would like to talk to one of our customer service representatives, please call 563-322.4634. We would be happy to discuss how we can help your business with their printing needs. Feel free to ask for Laurie when you call, and to then inquire about taking a short tour of our business. Laurie or John can provide you an interesting behind-the-scenes tour of how things work in our company, and everyone that has toured our print shop commented that it was a lot more fun than they thought it would be!