Three Bel Air marketing and print companies join forces

Three local marketing and print companies have recently joined forces to create a new full service marketing company. Full House Press Inc., Minuteman Press of Bel Air and 2K Marketing LLC have all merged their operations in two Bel Air locations.

The new company, Full House/Minuteman Marketing & Print, will provide a full complement of marketing and print services to local and regional businesses. Headquartered at the Full House Press location at 230-B Gateway Drive in Bel Air, the company offers single to full color offset and digital printing, mailing services, design and finishing. Also at this location will be the web, social media and online design staff. The Minuteman location at 130 N. Bond St. will remain as a retail and light print production facility. Several new account managers have also been hired to increase the marketing, print, promo and online services to local customers.

"We are excited to offer a truly full service marketing company to the region. With our capabilities both inhouse and out-sourced, we are now able to handle any marketing initiative for our clients. It has been a long time dream and vision of mine to create a company such as this, and I have been very fortunate to team up with some of the best talent in the area to be able to provide superior strategic and planning guidance. Being able to produce and manage all of the deliverables for clients allows us to better control the quality and costs for their projects," Tom Kunkel, a Harford County native and president of the new company, said.

Previous owners of all organizations along with the staff have been retained to provide a smooth transition for clients. Full House Press's previous owners, John Sullivan, Jeff Jones, Debbie Woods and Rick McEvoy, have stayed on to serve as general manager, business development manager, prepress manager and finishing manager of the company, respectively. Shirl Fitzpatrick, previous creative director of 2K Marketing, has assumed the role of marketing and creative director and John Lauria, previous owner of Minuteman Press of Bel Air, will serve as store manager at the Bond Street location.

The company will remain part of the Minuteman Press system, using the organization's numerous resources and vendor relationships to offer cost effective solutions for our clients.

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