Valdosta Daily Times

Business

October 6, 2007

Focus On: En-Touch Blueprint & Supply Inc.

VALDOSTA — The new owners of the former Dougherty Blueprint Company aren’t new to the business at all. In fact, co-owners Liz Touchton and David Enfinger have a combined 30 years working under the same roof at what is now En-Touch Blueprint and Supply Inc.

The old company became En-Touch in June when Enfinger and Touchton (thus, En-Touch) bought the business from their former employers.

They’re still located at 1006 Williams Street. The transition from being employees to owners has been seamless and business is booming, with contract projects from Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta State University and local architectural firms flowing in at a normal, busy pace, the new owners said.

“They start out with us to get plans for the bid process, and we follow it right on through with them through construction until after it’s completed,” Touchton said.

Touchton had worked for the former company for 20 years after leaving her job as a reporter/columnist for the The Valdosta Daily Times. Enfinger had worked for the former company for 10 years and has been involved in the print business since “he was knee-high to a grasshopper,” Touchton said.

The time was right to make an offer on the business, which is something Enfinger and Touchton had been contemplating for several years.

“The opportunity arose and we both have wanted to this for a long time,” she said. “We both love what we’re doing. We love our industry base. We know most of our customers by first name. We give them quality products at competitive rates. We’ve been truly, truly blessed with a highly professional customer base in this region. We’re the same faces serving the same customers from the same base as before. Except now it’s our own business. And it’s very exciting.”

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