Oliver Underwood founded Underwood printing in 1968 to provide printing and office supply services to the surrounding community. For the past half century, we have served much of Baldwin County, offering reliable, high quality printing and reproduction services. Underwood is the printing company Foley, AL can trust.
The company got its start in the mid-1960s. Oliver Underwood began his printing career at Foley’s former Carson Printing Company, where he learned everything about providing the detailed, problem-free printing his customers needed. Over time, he worked his way up in the printing business. Eventually, he purchased the printing side of the Carson business, moving it to Laurel Avenue under his own name.
Later, Oliver expanded the company into the space next door to provide the office supplies Foley, AL customers needed. The business flourished, growing rapidly until a new space was required. Oliver moved his printing and office supply services to their current location at 910 North McKenzie Street, with everything under one roof. Oliver Underwood was more than just a business owner. He was also engaged in the community, serving as a Cub Scout leader for Cub Pack 77 and a coach for Foley Sports. Called “Big O” by his friends, Ollie was a long-time member of the Foley-Gulf Shores Jaycees, supporting a number of projects. He helped with events ranging from the Speckled Trout Rodeo to Honey Sunday and the Baldwin County Junior Miss Pageant, providing low or no-cost services.
Ollie believed in the last line of the Jaycee Creed, which holds that “service to humanity is the best work of life.” He integrated his business into the community, providing raffle tickets, posters and flyers free of charge. His investment in the community even extended to other businesses. Ollie added commercial building space to the location of his printing and office supply company, providing a home for other entrepreneurs. Underwood Printing & Office Supplies has a long history as an egalitarian business, offering products and services to everyone regardless of ethnicity, religion or other characteristics. Oliver Underwood also provided discounts to many members of the community, enabling groups and individuals to receive printing and binding services at a price they could afford. One recipient of Oliver Underwood’s goodwill, the Kiwanis Club of Foley, honored him in 2005. Ollie and his wife Essie were appointed Grand Marshals of the annual Kiwanis Club Christmas Parade, or Man and Woman of the Year.
Although Underwood Printing & Office Supplies was founded half a century ago, its products and services have kept up with the times. Oliver Underwood was ready to try anything, providing cookbooks, telephone books, new brochure types and much more. He supplied office materials, envelopes, stationery and many other products for most businesses in the South Baldwin area. When times changed and the printing industry moved from handset type and linotyping, Ollie moved with them. He and Essie partnered with their son Scott to provide full color, high speed printing and digital graphics. Underwood Printing & Office Supplies has always been on the cutting edge of printing technology, striving to be the printing company Foley, AL needs. Today, Scott Underwood carries on the same tradition, providing the right services for any job and ensuring that Underwood Printing remains integrated into its community.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES YOU CAN TRUST
If you’re organizing an event, Underwood’s is ready to provide the essentials. We offer flyers, announcements and much more. Announce your special day with baby shower cards and wedding invitations. Send your best wishes to friends, family and colleagues via your own unique Christmas cards. Advertise a major event with our large, readable vinyl banners and event posters or easy to distribute flyers.
Make sure that you can keep track of attendees with custom printed raffle, fundraiser and concert tickets, or manage the crowd with parking passes and door hangers designed especially for your event. Our promotional products could help you make a splash at your next trade show or major public event.
Whether you’re in need of stickers, magnets, HTV, vinyl, heat transfer, decals or posters, we have the right options for you. Our range of flexo or screen-printed promotional materials can increase visibility with your prospective customers and help them keep you in mind. We also provide a range of extra services that add value to our printing and office supply options.
If you need to digitize large or multiple documents, our scanning services could be ideal for your purposes. Our timely, defect-free blueprinting services help you turn your designs into professional blueprints ready to meet the demands of the modern engineering world. We can even help you design your own logo!