Our Story

PRINTING MADE SIMPLE

Calagaz Printing extends family traditions of integrity, hard work, and service by continually innovating and cultivating new ways to fulfill our customers’ needs.

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Building modern solutions on the foundations of worthy traditions.

A Family Tradition of Entrepreneurship

The first business in the family was a photographic supply business run from the garage of Frank and Bea Calagaz in 1949. In 1955 they incorporated and opened for business as Calagaz Photo Supply, Inc on Holcombe Avenue, in Mobile, Alabama. Calagaz Photo has proudly served the Mobile area for nearly 65 years, and under the leadership of Leo Calagaz, continues to provide quality photo products and expertise. You can learn more and visit their site here.

Combining Tradition with Innovation

After returning from overseas deployment in the early 1990’s, Joe Calagaz started a digital printing division that focused on printing on-demand for the restaurant industry. We have grown to represent several national restaurant chains and produce both digital and offset printing for their marketing, culinary, and training needs. In addition to our national restaurant printing we produce all types of commercial printing for local businesses in Mobile, Alabama. This experience and expertise lead to the creation of PrintTailor and MenuTailor in order to customize, simplify, and modernize the commercial printing process.

TEAM CALAGAZ

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Joe Calagaz

PRESIDENT

Joe Calagaz started working in his family’s business while still in high school. He did everything from sweeping the warehouse floor to retail sales.

During this time, he caught the entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic shared by his father and grandfather.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Joe joined the military and subsequently attended Tulane University where he earned a degree in business in 1988.

After Tulane he served in the Army as a Field Artillery Officer with the 11th Armored Calvary in Germany.

After the Army, Joe decided to move back to Mobile, and while continuing to serve in the National Guard and then the Reserves, he joined the family business and started Calagaz Printing.

Outside of work, Joe is surrounded by four fabulous women, including his beautiful wife and three smart, active daughters.
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Michael Cuesta

Director of Sales

Michael Cuesta is a graduate of The University of Alabama where he received a degree in Public Relations and Communications.

Michael has been with The Calagaz Group since 2001 in various positions. He is now the Director of Sales and works with clients to find creative solutions to business and printing challenges.

An active member of our community, Michael serves on the Board of Directors for the Girls Scouts of Southern Alabama and is a member of Public Relations Council of Alabama.

When not serving the community and clients, Michael spends time outdoors with his wife and two daughters.
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Dena Rowe

Customer Service Manager

Dena has been in the customer service industry for over 15 years and has worked in several departments across our company.

She has worked with both our local and national accounts and is truly dedicated to meeting our customer’s needs.

She is here to help you step by step with any questions or concerns that you may have.

She is married to the most wonderful husband and has the two beautiful children, all of whom can be found most weekends on their boat fishing.
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Donnie Webb

Production Manager

Donnie Webb started his career in printing right out of high school in 1984 at Superior Printing. As a press operator, Donnie felt like it was what he was meant to do. Learning all the different machines came pretty easy and in 1995, he became president of the company.  

In 1999, with his wife Jeannine with whom he has two daughters, Kimberly and Kristina, Donnie purchased Superior Printing. In May 2008 Jeannine was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer and passed away in January 2009. 

In 2012, Donnie decided become be part of a bigger team when he joined forces with Joe and Calagaz Printing. 

Donnie remarried in 2014 to Marnie and gained 2 more daughters, Makenle and Madelyn. Marnie and Donnie each have Jeeps which they love to wheel around on the weekends.