Waterman & Sons Printing is the second business featured in the Mom and Pop Business Ownersseries. In three years; 2016, Waterman & Sons Printing will celebrate it’s 100th year of being in business.
That is a remarkable rare feat.  Just how rare?  Out of 5,000 publicly traded US companies only 486 companies are 100 years or older.  Only 23 private firms in the US with audited financial statements are 100 years or older.
Featured in this Series:
Mom and Pop (M&P) businesses (less than 5 employees) may have your prepared formatted press release included in this series at no cost.  Entrepreneurs that need a press release should contact Camille at ncm22portal@gmail.com
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April 29, 2013 Contact:Camille Mitchell313-452-1339


Homer Waterman, Sr., 1946
Waterman & Sons Printing

Detroit, MI (NCM Enterprises) — Waterman & Sons Printing was founded in 1916 and is now celebrating it’s fourth generation of being in business.  Homer and William Waterman are continuing a family tradition that has lasted nearly a century. Their grandfather, William Watermanfounded WATERMAN & SONS PRINTING after learning the trade at Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tennessee in 1916.  
His son, Homer Waterman, Sr. followed in his father’s footsteps and moved the business into his garage on Log Cabin on the west side of Detroit. (see photo above) Homer Waterman, Sr. worked at Packard Motor Car Company during the day and the printing shop at night and on weekends.
He had a vigorous work ethic and instilled that in his two sons Homer and William.  As the business grew, Homer, his wife Marie and sons moved the business in a new building at 2241 Puritan in 1956.  Marie did the office management and paper work while Homer and William learned the printing business.  
Eleven year later, WATERMAN & SONS PRINTING had out grown that building and moved to its current location at 17134 Wyoming, still on the city’s west side.  Affectionately know as “The Printing Family since 1916,” customer service has remained priority one.
WATERMAN & SONS provide services for funeral homes, churches, small business and organization in metropolitan Detroit. Short run jobs are what they are known for and providing quick turn-a-round on most jobs is their specialty.  While their larger competitors are charging much more because of sophisticated equipment,  WATERMAN & SONS remains cost effective for its customers because of low overhead.  
In the age of technology, many people are doing their own printing for small jobs but WATERMAN & SONS stays afloat because of it’s ability to produce customized runs up to 15,000 pieces and has an array of equipment that customers still need to have professional and quality printing. 
Homer Waterman, Sr. and his wife Marie have passed on and the business is managed by brothers, Homer and William. WATERMAN & SONS still does the traditional printing that copiers and PCs can’t do. Using “Hot Type” printing presses for putting number on forms or printing tags with reinforce holes, stitching, folding and stapling keeps them busy. 
WATERMAN can handle all political and government jobs as a union shop.  When your need fast, quality service for your next printing job, call WATERMAN & SONS PRINTING the oldest African American printing company in Michigan. (contact info below)

“The Printing Family since 1916”

Your source for the best in Offset & Digital Printing… Especially, when quality and attention to detail is high on your agenda.
As a full service printing company WATERMAN & SONS PRINTING produces union (label #174) as well as non union products, that cover a whole gamut of items – from business cards to brochures, booklets programs, election campaign materials, holiday invitations and everything in between.
In changing with the times; requests for environmentally sound printing materials using recycled paper and inks are fulfilled when clients request sustainable printing materials.
Waterman is also equipped to handle those “last-minute-deadline projects” that pop-up many times, just out of the blue.
WATERMAN & SONS PRINTING is actively  involved with our community and have sponsored and volunteered for numerous community organizations and events over the years. 
Waterman’s clientele over the years reads like a “Who’s Who” of satisfied customers through out greater Detroit.
WATERMAN & SONS PRINTING prides itself on service and value for it’s clients.  Following are some of our valued clients.


Barksdale Funeral Home

Brazelton’s Florist

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Detroit Branch NAACP

Dr. Charles Johnson

Fellowship Chapel Church

Liberty Temple Baptist Church

Mogil, Poser & Cohen

New St. Mark Baptist Church

Northwest Detroit Optimist Club

(attached below PDF file – NW Optimist Club fund raiser Chicago Trip)

Popeye’s Chicken

Renaissance Head Start

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America

SOS Graphics & Communications

Unique Flowers & Gifts

Wayne County Commission

Wayne County Community College

Wayne County Community Federation of Teachers

Wyoming Avenue Church of Christ 



WATERMAN & SONS PRINTING’S culture is one of service by sponsoring community organizational events and volunteering. 

Black United Fund of Detroit

COTS Detroit

Detroit Branch NAACP

Northwest Detroit Optimist Club

(attached below PDF file – NW Optimist Club fund raiser Chicago Trip)

Renaissance Head Start

The Optimist Youth Foundation of Detroit

(attached below PDF file – NW Optimist Club fund raiser Chicago Trip)



A BIT of HISTORY – The Year 1916 
As WATERMAN & SONS PRINTING opened it’s doors in 1916; World War I was the predominate world event during 1916.  
While in America; the year 1916:  

Carter G. Woodson publishes the first issue of The Journal of Negro History. The journal has been published continuously since this date, changing its name in 2001 to The Journal of African American History.



“The Printing Family since 1916”

17134 Wyoming Avenue

Detroit, MI  48221





Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

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