History

Our History

Minuteman Press of the Lehigh Valley is a coordinated group of six Minuteman Press franchises that are owned and operated by Pikewood, Inc. which was established in 1988 by David Pike and his parents Dorothy and Richard Woodyatt.

We have been providing printing and business services to the Lehigh Valley community since January 1989 when we opened the Minuteman Press in downtown Bethlehem which soon expanded into the formal announcement and invitation business with the establishment of the Occasions, The R.S.V.P. Shop and into the promotional products with the acquisition of The Bullet Group. By April 1994 the business outgrew the downtown location and moved into a 3,500 sq. ft. building at 634 Stefko Blvd. where it remained until July 2000 when it moved into the current 11,000 sq. ft. facility at 123 East Broad Street.

In November 2003 we purchased The Printing Place which was located nearby at 44 East Broad Street. That business has since been consolidated into the Bethlehem store.

In October 2004, we increased our Easton presence with the acquisition of the Minuteman Press franchise at 3031 William Penn Highway that had been in business since March 1987. Two months later, in December 2004, we purchased the assets of the Easton Sir Speedy and consolidated them with our Easton operations. In January 2007 the Easton store was moved into larger facilities at 705 Village at Stones Crossing Road and, five years later, in February 2012 it was moved to its present location at Palmer Town Mall – 661 South 25th Street. A Postal Contact Unit was added to the Easton store in May 2012.

In October 2006 we expanded our presence into the Allentown area by purchasing the Minuteman Press franchise at 1729 West Tilghman Street that had been in business in various locations since November 1980. That store was moved to its present location at 1801 West Tilghman Street in April 2011. A Postal Contact Unit will be added to the Allentown store in July 2012.

In October 2014 we purchased the assets of Keystone Copy & Ship in the Fairmont Village shopping center at 7001 North Route 309 in Coopersburg and have converted it into our fifth Minuteman Press location.

In April 2015 we opened our sixth franchise in downtown Allentown in the newly constructed Two City Center Building at 645 W Hamilton Street.