Richard “Barry” and Melanie Bowers purchased Promo Graphics, a screen printing company that produced retail sign kits for 65 Eisner Foods (Jewel) stores. The couple worked as a team to build a solid foundation based on Barry’s creativity, pragmatism and thrift combined with Melanie’s warmth and kindness.
In the early days, the company focused on producing monthly retail sign packages for grocery, convenience and video chain stores. In order to better represent their business focus, Barry and Melanie changed the name of their company to Chain Store Graphics.
The Bowers’ sons, David and Scott, worked with their parents from the start of this venture. As teenagers, David operated screen printing and offset presses and Scott worked in the bindery department. Their parents made sure the sons learned not only the mechanics of the business but also the value of quality customer service while keeping the company efficient and financially strong. David and Scott are now president and vice president of the company.
The following timeline highlights benchmark events in the life of the company. Throughout the years, the company that is now called DynaGraphics Incorporated has retained its dedication to customer satisfaction, ethical business practices, and progressive service.
Barry and Melanie were held in high esteem by their employees as well as their customers. Under their leadership, the foundation, success and core values that are still enjoyed at DynaGraphics were formed. Married for 40 years, and in business together for much of that time, Barry and Melanie enjoyed one another, their children and grandchildren, and many friends throughout their lifetime. Dave and Scott are very thankful for the time we had with our parents. We miss them.