By Libby Hopkins
Having longevity in any business in today’s economy is difficult, but James Jensen’s company, Next Level Printing, has been part of the Brandon community for over a decade. Jensen and his wife started the business in 2002 after they fell victim to corporate downsizing. “We did a lot of research on companies that were sustainable and decided that the printing business would best fit our backgrounds and creativity,” Jensen said.
When they started their business, they mostly did offset printing like business cards and letterhead. In order to keep growing, they ventured into the sign industry as an added other services for their customers. “We do a wide variety of items from simple yard signs and banners to full vehicle wraps,” Jensen said, “Since the addition of the sign portion of our business, we have also added screen printing and embroidery to our services.”
In addition to the printing business, Jensen has given back to the Brandon community as well. He is the past president of the Brandon Kiwanis Club and the current president of the Brandon Kiwanis Foundation. He’s also served on various community boards and committees. Next Level printing donates printing and other items to ECHO, The American Heart Association, Catholic Charities and Ronald McDonald House. “We feel that if you don’t give back, then how do you expect your community to support you,” Jensen said. “Giving, in our opinion, is probably more important than receiving.”
Jensen’s hopes his business will become a household name in Brandon community. “The one thing that is different about our company than any other is that if we don’t do it in house then we just don’t do it,” Jensen said. He also vows to continue being a positive role model and community leader. For more information on the services and products offered at Next Level Printing, you can contact Jensen at 490-7800. You can also visit them on the web at www.nextlevelprinting.com. Next Level Printing is located at 220 West Brandon Blvd.