VISOgraphic, Inc. is a family-owned company that has been in business since 1945. Owner Robert V. Dahlke has taken the small two-press operation of the mid-1970s and built it up to a $5 million company in 2004 that supports 30 employees.
Dahlke purchased VISOgraphic with a strong desire to own his own company, but with no prior knowledge of the printing industry. He quickly bought some books and taught himself a completely new business.
Within several years, VISOgraphic had become an industry leader that prides itself on its long-term customer relationships and a hard-working, loyal workforce, which Dahlke calls the backbone of the company.
“Machines can do a lot of the work, but it all comes back to employee dedication,” said Bob Dahlke, Jr., a company sales representative. “It meant a lot to accept this award on behalf of our employees.
”Today, the senior Dahlke’s two sons run most of the day-to-day operations. John Dahlke runs the company from an operational perspective and Bob Dahlke Jr. is primarily in sales, but also handles financial, human resource and legal responsibilities for the firm.