Modern-day Art History
In 1939, just as the Great Depression was beginning to fade, Leroy J. Douglass took a chance and opened a small sign shop near Lakeland, Florida.
Hand-lettered signs were the fare of the day. Never one to settle for status quo, Leroy and his handful of skilled and devoted employees began experimenting with screen-printing – the "high-tech" process of the era.
Years later, Leroy offered full ownership of the business to his protégé, Tom Kaiser, who unfailingly provided leadership that emphasized honesty, integrity, and putting customers first.
Lisa Kaiser Hickey eventually took over her father's role as President and CEO, and began leading DSP through an era of constantly changing technology.
Today, DSP employs a close-knit family of more than 40 artists, printers and support personnel, who produce award-winning print jobs in the company's three locations in Lakeland, Florida. By maintaining the most advanced computers, scanners, plotters, presses and printers available, DSP offers customers quality, consistency, and competitive prices. See for yourself how family values, community pride and our "Can-Do!" spirit make Douglass Screen Printers the company you'll want to call for your next print job.