Envision3: Strong Vision for the Future
Gary and Kevin Franz sound almost apologetic as they discuss the merits and unique qualities of Envision3, the printing, marketing and services company they debuted in 2000. After all, the Franzes point out, they're offering many of the same ancillary products and services—including marketing, mailing and fulfillment that have become de riguer for the early 21st century printing industry.
They are, of course, correct…to a degree. Anyone can take grandmom's pot roast recipe, purchase all the ingredients and preheat the oven. But that doesn't mean they're going to match Nona's succulent success.
It's another truism of the printing industry. Anyone can own the gear, hang the shingle and claim to be a concept-to-destination provider of all the ingredients necessary to convey the client's message. However, it is the execution of a viable blueprint that truly makes a provider such as the Bloomingdale, IL-based Envision3 successful.
And while not everyone takes the same route to the end zone, it's the scoring that ultimately matters.
Backed by their Christian faith, the Franzes ask their employees to embrace three values that help build the foundation and set the stage for successful execution of their game plan. They seek people of character, look for staff members to grow in their ability to play as a team and, last but not least, perform their best as they play to win.
The co-owners certainly feel they have the employee roster to deliver on those tenets.
"The team we have genuinely cares," Gary Franz emphasizes. "They're not just out for a paycheck; they want to go the extra mile for the customer, and provide an excellent product and service. We're a high-energy company that works in a fast-paced environment because of that desire to do well on behalf of our clientele."