About TKO Graphix
Tom Taulman II in 1985
Tom Taulman II
As a 14-year-old boy, TKO President Tom “Tommy” Taulman II, rode his bike 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.
After the owner of I.T.S. unexpectedly passed away, Nineteen-year-old Tommy approached six of company’s largest customers, and asked them to continue doing business with him. They trusted the young man’s work ethic, therefore they all agreed. With customers in hand, and an investment from Tommy’s parents, TKO Enterprises was born.
Building a Graphics Company
During the first year, Tommy worked diligently to build TKO Graphix into a viable fleet identification graphics company. Similarly, 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 a 33 percent growth. 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 product offerings. After that, when the economy improved, TKO was well-positioned to continue its rapid growth in the fleet, vehicle, and commercial graphics industry.
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