Our History

In 1948, Henry Schiele opened a small print shop in an old barbershop. With two small presses, a desk and a phone, Henry began the modest enterprise that would eventually grow into the integration of 8 companies that make up the Schiele Group. The values by which Henry lived are still what guide us today. They include hard work, personalized service and a drive to always do our best. These values have helped the Schiele Group grow into one of the largest printers in the Chicago area.


Schiele Group Today


Today, the Schiele Group is a multi-plant enterprise that produces more than 2 billion pieces of printed materials a year. But no matter how big we get, we’ll never forget this simple essential fact: The power of our work isn’t in a warehouse full of completed projects — it’s in each single piece we produce.


Left: John Schiele – President

Right: Steve Funk – Chief Financial Officer



“Thank you and your entire organization for the fantastic job you did in getting all of our market jobs printed and delivered to market on time! We can be demanding at times and I feel that this time we had some especially late jobs that came in and you took them all in stride and very professionally executed everything for us. We appreciate that very much.You helped to make our market successful! We had a great market! Thank you for your partnership and your desire to help our retailers be successful.”
– True Value Company

“Justin just stopped by with the press sheets..it is gorgeous!! Love the high-end mailer! Thank you for making us look so, so good!”
– Cars.com

“All the effort of adjusting the color balance for the strategy sheet was worth it. Everyone is happy and the President loves it. These are the little things that make a great relationship. I can point to this great customer service from you when I want to go to Schiele for my next project.”

– Hollister

“Thanks again for pushing this order out, really do appreciate the effort and I have let the folks at the office in Kansas City how much you and your team bent backwards to make it happen.”
-DataSource, Inc.

“Our client just advised they have received all of the products. The printing is beautiful. Thanks for making our team look good!”
– Imagine Studio

“The brochures you shipped us looked great, thank your crew for me, great looking job!”
– Kjellberg Printing, Inc.