A Bit About Us
Joseph Merritt & Company was founded in 1908 to provide blueprints for architecture, engineering and construction. Check in today, and you’ll see we’re always evolving to serve our customers. Technology is our friend, and we have the experience and judgment to use it wisely.
Founded, on 4th floor of the YMCA building on Broad Street, Hartford CT, providing blueprints to engineering friends.
The Largest Stock of Drafting Supplies
Joseph Merritt & Co. becomes a complete reproduction service and has the largest stock of drafting supplies and equipment in the state.
Opens First Store
Joseph Merritt & Co. opens a store on the first floor of 166 Pearl Street.
Opens its main facility on Franklin Ave.
Joseph Merritt & Co. opens its main facility on Franklin Ave.
End of an Era
Joseph Merritt & Co. runs its last ‘blue background, white line’ blueprint.
Expanding to Danbury
Joseph Merritt & Co. expands to Danbury, CT by purchasing United Reproductions.
Cornering the Color Copy Market
Joseph Merritt & Co. is the first to develop the color copy market in the Northeast using Canon’s color laser copier.
Selected a Beta Test Site
Joseph Merritt & Co. is selected as the Beta Test site for Canon’s Bubble Jet Copier.
DocuTech Electronic Printing
Joseph Merritt & Co. becomes the first service bureau to offer DocuTech Electronic Printing.
Acquire Enterprise Blueprint
Joseph Merritt & Co. acquires Enterprise Blueprint in New Haven.
First to Offer Plain Paper Copying
Joseph Merritt & Co. is the first blueprinter in the Northeast to offer Plain Paper Copying in lieu of traditional diazo (ammonia based) blueprints.
Merritt Color Imaging Formed
Merritt Color Imaging, a division of Joseph Merritt & Co. is formed and becomes the first CT Authorized Fabricator of 3M Scotchprint.
Technology Business Leader of the Year
Joseph Merritt & Co. is awarded the Greater Hartford Chamber’s Technology Business Leader of the Year Award.
World’s first four color vinyl graphics
Joseph Merritt & Co. produces the world’s first four color vinyl graphics for ski gondolas in Killington, Vermont.
acquires Providence Blueprint
Joseph Merritt & Co. acquires Providence Blueprint in Providence, RI.
acquires Superior Blueprint
Joseph Merritt & Co. acquires Superior Blueprint in Waterbury, CT.
Opens New London Location
Joseph Merritt & Co. opens a new facility in New London, CT.
acquires Academy Reproductions
Joseph Merritt & Co. acquires Academy Reproductions in White Plains, NY.
acquires Walter W. Frederick Associates
Joseph Merritt & Co. acquires Walter W. Frederick Associates, Inc. In Peabody, MA.
Bright Ideas is Born
Joseph Merritt & Co. opens a new location in Waterford, CT showcasing its new ‘Bright Ideas’ marketing concept.
100 Year Anniversary
Joseph Merritt & Co. celebrates its 100th anniversary; A Century of Service!
Acquires Northeast Printing Network
Joseph Merritt & Co. acquires Northeast Printing Network, LLC.
Ed Perry, Owner and CEO
Over the last three decades, the printing industry has evolved rapidly, and Ed has kept Merritt on the leading edge. Ed oversaw the diversification of Joseph Merritt & Company’s services to add digital and technology products. While always moving forward, Ed has never lost sight of the old-school customer service that sets Merritt apart.
Kevin Perry, President and COO
Building on his father’s legacy of loyalty to customers, suppliers and employees, Kevin brings a fresh perspective and deep expertise in digital solutions. Prior to joining Joseph Merritt & Company, Kevin built a career in technology sales, translation services and data conversion in the U.S. and abroad. Kevin looks at challenges with an entrepreneurial spirit to deliver consistently superior results.
Who We Sponsor
Joseph Merritt & Company sponsors numerous charities and non-profit organizations throughout New England. Here are a few of the organizations that are near and dear to our hearts:
What We’ve Earned – Industry Recognition
Yes, Joseph Merritt & Company has a nice ring to it, but what it stands for is huge. Our reputation has earned us a membership in international associations and certifications from industry giants.
Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is the only international association for specialty imaging. Their mission is to provide imaging professionals with the tools and information to make the best possible business decisions. SGIA connects Joseph Merritt & Company to a global community that shares ideas, insights and innovations.
Joseph Merritt & Company is proud to be certified by 3M to offer the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty on finished graphics that meet their exacting requirements.
As a Graphics Specialist Partner, Joseph Merritt & Company has met the high standards of expertise required to support HP Graphics solutions.