Magnolia Press in Orlando opened its doors in June of 1973 and since that time has been serving the printing needs of the Central Florida area. Owners Patrick and Mary Hargon bought an existing duplicating business that was owned and operated by another husband and wife team. Just right for beginning a small business!
At the time, Mary and Pat along with their 4 young children were living in Virginia. Pat graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Chemistry and had been working in the paper business in various capacities since 1952. But they had a bigger plan. Their ambition and dream was to own their own business.
After careful due-diligence, they bought the company they named H & M Printing. Mary and Pat place their trust where they knew it would do the most good – in themselves.
They made a great team! Their teamwork paid off and the business started to grow. By 1984 Magnolia Press was becoming so successful that they out grew their original space in Altamonte Springs, Florida. They chose to build their new facility in the little-known town of Longwood, Florida and in fact, are still there today.
All 4 of the Hargon children grew up with the experience of operating a small business and the lessons it teaches. Michael joined the company full time January 1991, learning each piece of equipment. In 1992 he began training as an outside sales representative. He is now sales manager overseeing a staff of 3 outside sales representatives.
With business expansion and diversification, Mary was elected President December 2007. Pat continues consulting and serves on our Board of Directors.
They knew the key to their success meant that they had to do more than produce a quality product, they had to develop a solid reputation — the same reputation that has served them for almost 4 decades and is what they are known for today…
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