Chuck Gremillion is a native Houstonian who graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1976. Upon graduation from UT, Chuck began working in the family business, A&E Products Co., Inc., (a graphic services company founded by his father in 1964) as a receptionist and billing clerk. Chuck eventually moved through the ranks first as an outside salesperson, then production manager, and eventually became president in 1992. Chuck successfully worked with four brothers and a brother-in-law and attributes much of the business’ success to an unwritten family philosophy of “Love each other first, then run the business.”
During Chuck’s tenure as president:
- A&E established a servant-leader, customer-service, vision/values-driven culture that was the foundation for its success.
- A&E’s revenues grew organically from $7 million in 1992 to $31 million in 2006.
- A&E was rebranded to A&E – The Graphics Complex in 2002 to better reflect the diversity of services it offered.
- A&E was recognized on numerous occasions as one of the best companies to work for in both the Greater Houston area and the State of Texas.
- A&E was the recipient of the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston’s Award for Excellence on seven occasions.
- A&E was recognized as the Texas Family Business of the Year for medium-sized businesses in 2001 by the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship at Baylor University.
- A&E was the recipient of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Houston’s Greatest Award in 2006.
- A&E was sold to Thomas Reprographics of Richardson, Texas in January, 2007.
Chuck is active in both the community and his industry serving, or having served, on the boards of directors of Rice Design Alliance, Architecture Center Houston Foundation, Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Houston, ReproMAX, and the International Reprographic Association, from which Chuck received the George S. Bukovsky Award in 2008.
Chuck retired from the reprographics industry in 2011. He now has his own management consulting practice, and is also the Executive Director of the Construction Career Collaborative (C3). He serves on the Advisory Board of Catholic Charities and the Advisory Board of the Honors College at the University of Houston. He and his wife Janna have been married for over 30 years and reside in Katy, Texas. Chuck and Janna have four children and three grandchildren.