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Company History

The history of searles graphics

The seeds for Searles Graphics were planted in the basement of the Searles family home in Patchogue, NY where Richard Searles installed his first printing press. Growing up there meant printing was in the blood of Richard's only son Ken.

Ken eventually grew up and graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a major in Printing Technology in 1974.

Immediately upon returning home, Searles Graphics, Inc. was founded in 1974 by Ken Searles. Ken's father Richard - a long time employee of the Long Island Advance and the Suffolk County News - joined him at Searles Graphics a year later as Vice President.

Over the years, Searles Graphics grew through an aggressive yet measured approach, upgrading equipment and expanding to outgrow multiple buildings in Patchogue and East Patchogue.

We moved into our current home in Yaphank in 2000 where we have a 15,000 sq. ft. facility with room to expand when needed.

Digital Printing

Searles Graphics remains a family owned and operated business to this day, and the next generation is already at work keeping the company at the cutting edge of the industry.

After starting his own software company while he was a junior at Renssealaer Polytechnic Institute, Ken's son Chris sold that business in 2007 to a Fortune 500 company, and soon left his role with that organization to join Searles Graphics in 2008.

Chris now serves as Partner and Vice President of Searles Graphics.

Since joining the company, Chris’ experience and technical knowledge has driven Searles Graphics into new markets.

“Searles Graphics has never been just a printing company. Our focus has always been helping our clients reach their goals. In the early days we did that with print. Shortly thereafter we added in high-quality graphic design capabilities. Today, we also do that with digital marketing and content development services. What we do will constantly evolve – it has to, but our focus on our clients’ success is the constant force that drives each of those decisions.”

– Christopher Searles