Precision Printing, High Country Signs merge
by Kellen Short
Precision Printing and High Country Signs have merged, aiming to serve as a one-stop shop for all local printing and sign needs.
The combined businesses will operate from the Precision Printing store on Blowing Rock Road, and owners of both stores say their union was a match made in heaven.
High Country Signs, which opened about 25 years ago, was purchased by Raymon and Carolyn Garrison in 2000. After Carolyn's untimely death in 2010, Dipper Garrison, Raymon's brother, said he began looking and praying for someone who could assist his brother with the business.
Dipper Garrison said the idea struck him suddenly to enter Precision Printing and make the pitch. Despite having never met owners P.J. and Liz Ollis, Garrison entered the store and struck up conversation.
P.J. Ollis said he and his wife prayed about the decision for three days before deciding to purchase High Country Signs.
"The Lord was giving us a blessing by bringing someone of Raymon's quality to our company," P.J. Ollis said. "Raymon has forgotten more about signs than I know."
Now, less than three weeks later, the two businesses are coming together under the banner of Precision Printing, which has operated for 29 years.
Raymon Garrison said he was thankful for the business he had received during the years -- as well as the love and personal support -- and said he hopes his clients will visit the new combined business.
"I've taken it as far as I can take it, and now it's P.J.'s and Liz's turn to take it the next leg," he said.
Precision Printing and High Country Signs will now offer printing, banners, neon, sandblasted signs, sign repair and more.