Schuerholz Printing has sold the 3540 Marshall Road location it had occupied for 44 years after being founded by Bill Schuerholz in his family’s basement four years ago.
Brandon and Nicky Jasper’s purchase of Bellbrook was finalized last week, the parties said.
The purchase price was not disclosed. With the business converted to a Minuteman Press franchise, Jaspers will maintain a community-oriented focus, Schuurholz and Brandon said in his Jasper.
“We want to continue what Charlie actually started building, which has become a staple in the community,” Jasper said.
Schuerholz and Jasper said the company’s five employees will remain.
Jasper, 44, worked at Speedway’s headquarters for 20 years after earning a degree in operations management from Wright State University. At Speedway, Jasper said he held marketing and operations roles before becoming director of strategy and innovation.
“We want to be able to serve our community,” said Jasper. “We are still locally owned and locally operated. This is not the company to enter.”
The business has been owned since 1999 by Charley Schuerholz, who has worked full-time since October 1, 1985, according to the company. His father passed away in his 2008 and his mother is now 95 years old.
Saying goodbye to it was “really hard,” he said through tears. “It’s just weird. But I’m excited about the future and excited about what’s to come.
“And I know I made the right decision. And I know Brandon and Nicki are going to be great. … It’s been emotionally tough for me.”
“We would have liked another family to take over the business,” said Schuerholz. It was important to me to find
Schuerholz said he has spoken with multiple potential buyers. However, the Jaspers “want to be community oriented and value being a regular in the community. And that’s always been important to me.”
Some of Schuerholz’ clients include Kettering City schools, local churches and non-profit organizations, he said.
He was a strong supporter of the Kettering School, including co-chairing past school collection campaigns.
Schuerholz credits “word of mouth” advertising from a loyal customer base with keeping the business running for the long term.
“When you do good work for your community, people talk about it,” he said. “We never really had a sales force, we never really advertised. We relied on our clients singing our praises.”