Our History

Minuteman Press of the Lehigh Valley is a coordinated group of five franchises that are owned and operated by Pikewood, Inc. which was established in 1988 by David Pike and his parents Dorothy and Richard Woodyatt.

We have been providing printing and business services to the Lehigh Valley community since January 1989 when we opened the Minuteman Press at 77 West Broad Street in downtown Bethlehem. The business soon expanded into the formal announcement and invitation business with the establishment of the Occasions, The R.S.V.P. Shop and into the promotional products with the acquisition of The Bullet Group. By April 1994 the business outgrew the downtown location and moved into a 3,500 sq. ft. building at 634 Stefko Blvd. where it remained until July 2000 when it moved into the current 11,000 sq. ft. facility at 123 East Broad Street.

In November 2003 we purchased The Printing Place which was located nearby at 44 East Broad Street. That business has since been consolidated into the Bethlehem store.

In October 2004, we increased our Easton presence with the acquisition of the Minuteman Press franchise at 3031 William Penn Highway that had been in business since March 1997. Two months later, in December 2004, we purchased the assets of the Easton Sir Speedy and consolidated them with our Easton operations. In January 2007 the Easton store was moved into larger facilities at 705 Village at Stones Crossing Road and, five years later, in February 2012 it was moved to 661 South 25th Street in the Palmer Town Mall where it remained until December 2017 when it moved into its current location at 754 South 25th Street. A Postal Contact Unit was added to the Easton store in May 2012.

In October 2006 we expanded our presence into the Allentown area by purchasing the Minuteman Press franchise at 1729 West Tilghman Street that had been in business in various locations since November 1980. That store was moved to its present location at 1801 West Tilghman Street in April 2011. A Postal Contact Unit was added to the Allentown store in July 2012.

In October 2014 we purchased the Keystone Pack & Ship Center in the Fairmont Village Shopping Center at 7001 N Route 309 in Coopersburg and transitioned it into a Minuteman Press location.

In March 2015 we expanded our Allentown presence by opening a new store in the City Center #2 building at 645 W. Hamilton Street in the heart of the downtown renewal projects.