H.G. Roebuck & Son, Inc.

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Family Business Honoree

Location: Baltimore, MD
Founded: 1919
Industry: Printing
Generations: 4

Category: Small

 

H.G. Roebuck & Son, Inc.

Charles Roebuck
President

FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
H.G. Roebuck & Son, Inc. is run by the fourth generation of the Roebuck family. “Our core values are to work hard for our clients, deliver products of which they are proud, and make deadlines,” says president Charles Roebuck, who has been with the company for 52 years. “We expect this from all of our team.”

ONBOARDING FAMILY
“Family members work summers and holidays for the printing business. Every child in this family for the last 90 years has spent time doing various tasks and helping whenever and wherever is necessary,” says Roebuck. “As an adult, each person must have at least three years working outside the business. Education is also stressed. We do not hire simply due to the last name.”

Quick Tip: “Make sure you have fun both at work and outside of work; smiles are good to share with your working team.”

CULTURAL VALUES
“The family’s roles are loosely set, but vary depending upon the needs at any given time,” says Roebuck. “The next generation is still young, but as they are starting to participate in business functions, they are learning about the culture and business philosophy. They spend much time at the facility, learning and absorbing.”

LASTING LEGACY
Roebuck hopes his business will be remembered “as honest and driven to make sure our clients consider us part of their company, not a vendor.”