Colortech, Inc. was founded in 1980 by current owner Patrick “Pat” Sullivan and three partners. The company initially operated as a graphic arts trade shop handling pre-press color separations and plate prep work. Soon after the company’s startup, Pat’s son, Patrick ”Rick” Sullivan joined, learning the necessary skills and trade practices of the industry. As the company business steadily grew, so did Colortech’s pre-press capabilities. This led to the introduction of print services in 1985.
1996 was a pivotal year—The Sullivans became sole owners of Colortech, and Patrick “Rick” Sullivan was installed as president. Under their leadership, the company identified new opportunities to add to the list of existing services and product capabilities. Simultaneous with our capabilities growth, our client list has also experienced significant increases—reaching key markets in food, publishing, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and transportation.
Rick’s son, Austin Sullivan, joined the company as a teenager in 2006, originally assisting with much of the print shop work. Over the years, he worked up in rank until becoming a sales executive in 2015. Since then, he has continued to build strong relationships with clients and places value in customer service. Austin is also a photographer for our sister company, Blue Cardinal Photography.
In 2020, during COVID, we underwent some big changes and merged our sister company, Blue Cardinal Group, with Colortech Inc. chasing our company name and branding to Colortech Inc. Creative Solutions.
With this rebranding, Colortech now offers full creative services to our clients along with printing, mailing, and fulfillment. Some of these new creative services include graphic design, web design, marketing, the making of promotional items, photography, and video.
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From left to right: Pat Sullivan, Austin Sullivan, Rick Sullivan