Founded by Tom Taulman II in 1985
As a 14-year-old boy, TKO President Tom “Tommy” Taulman II, rode his bicycle to a part-time job at Indiana Trailer Services. A jack-of-all-trades, Tommy mowed the lawn and performed various odd jobs for the small company. After a few years he began repairing and hand-painting trailers. In 1985 his employer died unexpectedly. Nineteen-year-old Tommy approached six of I.T.S.’s largest customers, and asked them to continue doing business with him. Trusting the young man’s work ethic, all agreed. With customers in hand, and an investment from Tommy’s parents, TKO Enterprises was born. During the first year, Tommy worked diligently to build TKO Graphix into a viable fleet identification graphics business. His focus then, as it is now, was on customer service and delivering quality products. With the addition of one part-time employee, TKO ended its first year with nearly a 33 percent growth. And they did it again the next year, and the next. By the year 2000, when the turbulent economy saw the demise of many competitors, TKO Graphix expanded its point-of-purchase offerings. When the economy improved, TKO was well positioned to continue its rapid growth in the fleet, vehicle and POP graphics industries.
About Our TKO Companies
In recent years, TKO expanded bringing industry specialists together to form TKO Signs and TKO Marketing Solutions.
TKO Signs offers 30-years of industry experience with design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of custom exterior and interior signage.
TKO Marketing Solutions offers a full line of promotional merchandise such as branded apparel, drinkware, pens, bags, and more. Other offerings include full service fulfillment programs, marketing strategies and creative services including graphic design, web design, and print collateral.
Building upon an outstanding reputation for quality products and customer service, TKO Graphix has become one of the industry’s largest and most respected business imaging corporations.
Together, our family of companies, provides our customers with Complete Graphic Solutions under one roof.
For more information on our other companies, visit TKO Signs or TKO Marketing Solutions.