Springfield, MO— As of January 1, 2018 Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery are the owners of Bigfish Screenprinting, an acquisition that more than doubled the size of their company.
Greek Corner and Bigfish both offer custom screen printing and embroidery services to the Springfield region. Both locally owned and operated, Greek Corner has been in business since 1983 and Bigfish opened its doors in 2001.
The plan to sell has been in the works for some time once Bigfish owner, Vicki Simpson knew she wanted to retire to pursue other endeavors. “About a year ago I began giving some initial thought to selling my business and looking toward the future of working on some other things which are extremely important to me personally,” said Simpson. “As part of the decision to sell, it was of utmost importance to me that the future owner of my business share in my personal values and the integrity on how my business is managed. After a few meetings with Greek Corner, I was convinced that Jason would share my same values in treating my staff with respect and managing my business with integrity.”
“We know that Bigfish does some things better than Greek Corner and we also know that we do a few things better than Bigfish,” says Jason Parke, owner of Greek Corner Screen Printing and Embroidery. “We are going to step back and observe what works best. After a period of time, we will take the best of both worlds and integrate those ideas and processes into a system that will create an even greater company than either of us ever dreamed.”
Greek Corner has grown over 600% since Parke purchased the company over eight years ago. Previously called Corner Graphics, Parke not only restored the company to its original name, but he also assembled a team who he could trust to be dedicated to delivering the highest quality service and product, every time. Parke and his team are taking this opportunity to objectively look at both companies to see what truly works the best for everyone, including the customers.
This acquisition will double Greek Corner’s annual earnings and increase their staff size by 12 employees.
Greek Corner will keep the Bigfish location on Glenstone for the foreseeable future. All orders can be placed through Greek Corner by calling 417-865-8011 or visiting www.greekcornerprinting.com.