Shortly after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Mr. Dye opened a stamp works company making a variety of brass and rubber stamps. These stamps were used for everything from printing plates to branding irons for cattle.
In 1920, John Tully assumed ownership and the company became Tully Stamp Works. Frank B. Gemmell took ownership in 1927 and operated the business under the name Tully's Inc. Toward the end of World War II, Gemmell foresaw changes coming in the printing industry. With offset lithography becoming state of the art technology, he changed the product line to stationery items and printing. Gemmell's business slogan was "Tully's for Service" and supplied his clients with more than just a product.
George Wihr, who operated the Wihr Printing Company, produced most of the printing sold by Tully's. In 1945, after the passing of George Wihr, Gemmell bought out the firm and merged the two companies to create Tully-Wihr.
In 1950, the company was acquired by Arthur Bowe, who kept the name, but changed the direction of the company. Stationery took a back seat and emphasis was given to business forms and printing. During the early seventies, ownership changed once more, when several salesmen, Don Knoll, Charlie Miller and Gene Gallagher took ownership. Knowing the importance of providing unsurpassed service and quality products, they developed our Comprehensive Forms Management Service.
Over the last 40 years, we've become known as the "go-to" vendor for incomparable customer service and uncompromising quality. The slogan "Tully's for Service" still holds true. Tully-Wihr becomes an intricate part of your team by providing you with all of your printing needs, while managing your inventory and giving you control of your spending patterns.
As the world transitions to a digital era, Tully-Wihr offers sophisticated online ordering sites, digital forms management, and electronic healthcare records. As we've grown, our name, products, and services have evolved. Gerry Knoll, Don Knoll's son, now leads the current team of professionals, and just as John Tully did, he is focused on providing the highest level of customer care and support.