The Nutis Family has been setting the bar in the visual communications industry for nearly a century, not just in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio but nationally and internationally with brands that most people would recognize today.
The heart of Nutis lies within four generations of innovation and exemplary customer service, which has brought the company to the global scale that it is today.
“Back in the Ukraine, our family included printers and typesetters,” Nutis Visual Communication Production Manager Joey Nutis said. “When they came to America, they moved to Burlington, Vermont they were also printers there and eventually made their way to Columbus.”
Frank Nutis, the grandfather of Joey and Sam Nutis, brought printing back to the family in 1949 when he founded Nutis Press Inc. He led the company to new heights in the industry and served as the company’s CEO for more than 60 years.
“My grandfather carried the family tradition of being a printer and started his own company — Nutis Press. Eventually, my father got into the business, so did my brother, and so did I,” Joey said. “I’ve been a part of this business my entire life. Even from the time I was 12 years old in the summertime, I woke up early in the morning, walked to my grandfather’s house and then drove to work with him”
The backbone of Nutis is people who go above and beyond each day creating displays and storefronts in the company’s production facilities.
“The most important part of Nutis, first and foremost, is our team,” Sam said. “We wouldn’t be here without the people they make the entire operation possible. It’s not one single person.”
Many of Nutis’ employees have worked with the company for decades. The Nutis brothers not only grew up around the industry, but also the hard-working people who make the operation possible.
“We’re a family business our employees here are not just a number to us,” Sam said. “They are family and we wouldn’t be where we are today without the great people who have worked here over the years.”
Nutis’ work force is second to none in the industry, and with great work comes great expectations.
“We deliver the utmost quality for printing, storefronts, and all of our displays, Also our service element is unparalleled. We are leaders in the service industries, especially on the storefront side of our business,” Sam said.
There’s no doubt that Nutis’ high standard of quality has attracted the attention of some of the most well-known brands in the world, which Sam says keeps the company motivated to be innovative in the visual communications industry.
“We treat brands with the upmost respect here,” Sam said. “A brand can come to Nutis and have high expectations. Your brand is as important to us as it is to you.
The versatility of Nutis’ printing capabilities is why clients continue to come back and continue to work with the company, and it’s no secret why.
“The most important thing to note is the vast capabilities our team has here,” Sam said. “We are proficient in printing, design, and electronics — so bring the whole POP package to our clients. We can do the structural, printing, and lighting. We can bring the whole entire storefront and in-store marketing package to our clients.”
Another aspect that clients love about Nutis is the flexibility and ability to adapt to the fast-pace, innovative industry of visual communications.
“When I started working here, the industry was at an interesting crossroads,” Joey said. “It transitioned to a short-run type of world. The run lengths kept getting smaller and smaller, and they got more and more customized. Our company had to keep moving to keep up with the industry’s pace. We purchased a variety of new digital printing equipment to stay on top of the industry.”
Nutis is always ahead of the curve and remains the leader in visual communications, not only in the United States, but also all over the world. However, for Sam and Joey, being ahead in the industry is more than just beating out the competition; it’s a family affair.
“It’s a legacy,” Sam said. “It’s 100 years of quality and service, and here’s to 100 more!”