Dan Reeves was born and raised in Mankato, Minnesota, which also happens to be the hometown of Glen Taylor, owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves as well as the Star Tribune. Mankato is where Dan met his wife Kim, and also where he got his start in printing making impressions on napkins for one of Taylor’s companies.
Little did Dan know that such humble beginnings would be the start of something much bigger: the building of a family legacy. For this Minnesota family man, printing has been a way of life and business.
Today, Dan owns and operate Minuteman Press locations in Burnsville and Chanhassen, MN. His son Mike provides perspective on how the Reeves family got here. “My dad is the hardest working man I have ever met,” says Mike. “He owned his first printing business at 30, then went back to school and graduated as Valedictorian. After that, he had a corporate career where he handled multi-million dollar printing budgets, and now he is back to entrepreneurship running two Minuteman Press design, printing, and marketing centers.”
The pride in Mike’s voice as he recalls his dad’s impressive accomplishments as a printing mogul in Minnesota simply speaks volumes and sheds light onto Dan Reeves, the family man behind the business. “Printing went from being my dad’s life to our family’s livelihood. It really has created a long-term legacy for us and my dad is the key to all of it.”
Mike adds, “He just loves being able to put other people’s passions, visions, and dreams into something tangible like print. We work hard to do everything we can for our customers ‘from concept to completion’ as dad would say, and he is so widely respected by everyone because he has the knowledge and the experience to perform in every role that a business owner needs to do: overseeing staff and production, customer service, sales, ownership … you name it, Dan Reeves can do it!”
Mike shares the three key lessons that he has learned from Dan:
1. Ask the right questions
2. Do not just be a hunter. Be a gatherer.
3. When your passion shines through your work, people see and respect that.
Mike explains, “I have taken all of my dad’s lessons to heart and try to carry them with me wherever I go. He has given so much of his life to printing and providing for us, and his wisdom is always appreciated.”
Dan Reeves’ Minuteman Press franchise locations are full-service design, print, and marketing centers. For more information on Minuteman Press in Burnsville, MN, call (952) 808-0000 or visit www.burnsville-mn.minutemanpress.com. For more information on Minuteman Press in Chanhassen, MN, call (952) 479-7099 or visit www.chaska.minutemanpress.com.
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