15 years ago, a fortune 500 company manager who worked his way up from plant account manager to national service manager, and his family joined a growing franchise Rapid Refill Ink. Started in Eugene, Oregon the company revolutionized ink refilling with a few key premises:
1. Help the community save money
2. Offer affordable, high quality, abundant, and practical products and services
3. Bring prosperity to a staff of local residents
4. Run a successful operation
5. Help save the planet
6. Lead by example
We chose this business because of the unique opportunity, eco-friendly premise, and values of saving money and time for our clients.Our store like all in the franchise used recycled carpet, tile, slat wall, sunflower seed countertops, and had a mural to represent all the endangered animal species in the world at that time (see the pictures)! Our location here in Kingwood, Tx 20 minutes northeast of Houston carried those key pillars to even greater heights.
As longtime residents of the community we have been involved with numerous organizations such as Keep Kingwood Green, the Lake Houston Chamber, and East Montgomery Chamber. We also have participated in multiple community involvement activities such as Spin Art for the Kingwood 4th of July celebration, bike building for charity, and recycling events with Keep Kingwood Green.
Though the franchise operated for a number of years after being sold to investors out of Minneapolis inlcluding 150 locations nartionwide, our location branched off in a new direction. We served as a test pilot store for print and design services in addition to our stock of refurbished products and office supplies.
We owe much gratitude to our customers, staff, and affiliates, through the years who have shown tremendous amounts of support. Sadly in 2017 after Hurricane Harvey the cost of reopening our store was too great and we were unable to retain our staff.
Rest assured though even during the COVID-19 crisis we are continuing to serve our customers and are not done yet! As a family owned business, we continue to serve the community we have been a part of for over 30+ years, and can help customers nationwide due to the support from our community we appreciate.