Message from Margaret Ward
My great-grandfather, Joseph E. Barrett, founded the company in 1896. He settled in this area in the 1880s, holding positions at various newspaper printers in Raleigh, Elizabeth City, and Wilson. His career started in the newspaper business, but he decided to open up a job printing business instead. Since that time we have moved to a few different locations along Goldsboro Street, but we have always been located in Wilson. In 1973 we purchased our current property and have been here ever since. I am extremely proud that Barrett’s has never changed hands and has been owned and operated by our family this entire time. My great-grandfather started it, then my grandfather took over, then my father, and now it’s my father and me at the helm. My father is semi-retired, but he is still heavily involved in the day-to-day operations. And of course, like any business, we need and have hard-working and reliable staff members.
Our clients range from healthcare companies, marketing & advertising agencies, universities & colleges, agriculture & family farming operations as well as small to large businesses. We service their needs by printing a variety of marketing materials such as books/catalogs, business cards, brochures, envelopes, folders, letterheads, labels, postcards, forms, and more. We also offer full bindery, and the ability to create, manage, and produce direct mail for small to large campaigns.
We are continuously eager to grow and we hope to have another 100 years here in our hometown.
I appreciate your interest in our company.
Margaret B. Ward