It all began in 1982 when Steve’s parents purchased the existing business from Ken's Quick Print. At the time Ken's Quick Print was located on the corner of Jenks and 11th street. At 15, Steve began his career at the print shop. His only other first job was busing tables in high school. Guess what? Sheila’s first job was busing tables in a restaurant, too! Steve graduated from Bay High School and then attended Washington Holmes Technical Center, where he furthered his skills in the printing business. One of the biggest influences in his life was his printing instructor at the Technical Center, “He never gave an answer, he helped you work through a problem by asking questions to get you to solve it by yourself”, Steve said.
Steve Ruff is the Owner, Operator and Production Manager of Creative Printing. With a long career in printing services he can step in and provide backup in all the work roles at the print shop including; working as a pressman, helping in bindery, estimating, material procurement, customer service, but when asked which is his favorite hat to wear … he replies with a smile, “my fishing hat”. Steve still loves to go back to the press room and help run the presses, but doesn't get to get back there much anymore.