What is the biggest misconception
about the industry?
Most people don’t realize what
the term “reprographics” even means so they typically assume it just means printing
or blueprinting. The term, which loosely
means to reproduce anything of a graphic nature, has come to cover a wide range
of other services as well. While wide format
printing is still a key feature, we have expanded our capabilities to include scanning,
digital document management and storage, online planroom hosting, spec book and
technical manual printing, graphic displays, tradeshow displays, construction site
safety signage, banners, floor graphics, wall graphics, die cut vinyl stickers,
vehicle magnets, marketing and promotional materials, mailings, flyers, postcards,
booklets, directories, business cards, custom tabs and more.
What is your biggest current
challenge at work?
Educating our current clients
about our ever-expanding capabilities.
What keeps you up at night?
How will the weather impact
our abilities to deliver plans to jobsites?
I’ve had a recurring dreams, about our delivery vehicles being stuck it the
mud at a jobsite.
What project is your company
most proud of?
We’ve copied plans for ABC Golf
outings, sports teams, the Pentagon, US Capitol Bathroom renovations, but the greatest
source of pride for the staff at American Reprographics is our partnership with
the Ivymount School. We are a jobsite host for autistic young adults in the Ivymount
post high school program. For over 10 years
we have been working with the school to help introduce developmentally disabled
students to the work environment. We have
hosted more than fifty students. They learn
practical skills, socialization skills, and develop lasting friendships with our
employees. Our staff is practicing autism awareness on a daily basis. They work with and communicate with the Ivymount
students. Witnessing the personal growth
in our employees as they become teachers, mentors, and friends with the Ivymount
students has been truly magical.
How does your ABC membership
help your company?
We joined ABC as an associate
member to support the industry that supports us. We had no idea that joining ABC would turn out
to be one of the best things our company has ever done. We have a chance to work with and get to know
many new clients. The relationships that
began at ABC events have last for decades.
ABC itself is one of our best clients.
We've been creating signage for ABC events for over 10 years. Joining ABC has allowed American Reprographics
to become more than just a vendor, we are a part of, and an active member in, the
Washington DC construction community. I thank
you for the business, the contacts, and the credibility that comes with being a
member of ABC.
What did you want to be when
you grew up?
A pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.
Tell us something no one in
the industry knows about you.
I donated platelets 19 times
What do you look forward to
Going to the gym and working
What is your favorite metro
Brick Ridge Restaurant, Mt Airy
Original Ledo's Pizza College Park, MD
What is your favorite movie
or tv show?
TV Show -The Wire
Movie- The Godfather
What do you do for fun?
Go to Nats games, Terp Games
and the gym.
What was your first job?
I was a dishwasher at Kings
Court restaurant in Rockville, MD.