Member Spotlight: Pepperdines
Pepperdines has been a Denver manufacturing institution since 1972, when owner Diane Drew’s parents decided to start the business. Diane started the printing division in the early 1990’s, and now Pepperdines has over 50 employees. Her objective is to provide top quality offset and digital printing, large format signage and stamp products to individuals and businesses throughout the Denver region.
“I purchased the business from my parents in 1990,” said Diane Drew, who started as an employee in 1974 and became a part owner in 1983. “Based on the foundation they had provided, I continued to grow the business and expand our product offering. My goal has always been to grow my business and provide a facility that manufactures the highest quality materials for our customers and provides an excellent place to work for our staff. “
Competing with national companies can be a challenge, but Diane relishes the opportunity to speak to local people and businesses as a local. She says it really drives home an important message. By connecting to those in her community and understanding their changing needs, Pepperdines does not focus on being a one size fits all solution, but catering to their clients, as well as remaining alert to changes in technology and ways to reinvent the business.
“My inspiration has always been and will always be to create solutions for my customers to support their ever growing and changing business needs,” said Diane, adding that her drive is engineering the company so that it can be around for at least two more generations.
Creating a positive environment for the more than 50 employees is important to Diane Drew. She has worked with the Woman’s Bean Project, as well as Volunteers of America here in Denver. Pepperdines is a certified Woman-owned Business, which is extremely rare in the printing and manufacturing world. Pepperdines and Diane Drew continue to explore best practices to support, develop and be a member of a robust local business groups, including as Champion Member of the Mile High Business Alliance.
790 Umatilla Street, Denver, Colorado 80204