Owners Margie & Tom George picked up roots from Macon, GA in 1983 to move to Birmingham. Their foray into the printing business began with three Insty Print franchise locations in the Birmingham metro area. Margie quickly became actively involved in local business, serving on several Chamber of Commerce committees. Over time, they decided to drop the Insty Print franchise, become independent as AccuPrint and consolidated their efforts into their downtown location in the Brown Marx Building on 1st Avenue North.
In 1998, they bought a neighboring building to house their business as well as a loft apartment above and became city dwellers as well as business owners. AccuPrint has been a downtown fixture at its present location at 2023 1st Avenue North now for nearly 22 years.
In recent years, an amazing revitalization has been occurring in downtown Birmingham and Margie & Tom are excited to be caught up in the excitement. There is an ever-growing sense of community and a feeling of the city coming alive. With businesses, such as Publix, locating in the area, and the development of Railroad Park and Regions Field, the downtown area flourishes. AccuPrint’s business is continuing to grow as well, forming new relationships with businesses like Shipt and Retail Strategies, restaurants such as El Barrio and Holler & Dash and other entities like the Alabama Farmer’s Market.
In 2016, Margie and Tom decided to embrace the spirit of growth themselves and now Accuprint is co-branded with the nationally known FastSigns chain, which allows them to offer even more services to a wider range of customers in downtown Birmingham and the areas surrounding it. To help with the expansion and growth, son Bobby George joined the team as outside sales director. Print and sign industry veterans Mike Baswell and Matt Whaley came onboard to handle production, graphic design, and whatever else is needed to put a smile on customer’s faces.
- Margie George – Owner
- Tom George – Owner
- Bobby George – Sales
- Matt Whaley – Production Manager
- Mike Baswell – Production and Graphic Design