Owner Nate Grant shows Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) a book on the life of Joe Gibbs that GAM helped produce.
GAM Graphics and Marketing of Sterling has a long history in Loudoun County, 40 years to be exact. Members of the Grant family, its founders, have been a fixture in the county for just as long, starting with patriarch Rev. Charles Grant and his wife, Virginia. None of that was lost on Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), who visited the company Nov. 28 to express her congratulations and present a Congressional proclamation in honor of GAM’s anniversary.
Owner Nathaniel “Nate” Grant has led GAM since 1985, spearheading its expansion from a traditional printer to a high-end digital printing and graphics provider. He and his sister, Faith, started working there in 1976 and purchased the business in 1996.
“We’ve come a long way thanks to our determination to stay on the cutting edge of what helps our clients, and keeping up with technology,” said Grant. GAM is also a beta test site for Ricoh, a major printing equipment manufacturer, and Grant enjoys pushing the limits of innovative printing. He credits his family and team members, including his brother Stephen in sales, sister Susanna in the mailing department, graphic designer Ronnie Price, and the production team for helping GAM meet client expectations.
“It’s great to see a Loudoun County small business in action and how integrated you all are in our community,” Comstock said.
Comstock was taken on a tour of GAM’s facilities after presenting the proclamation. She also met Joe, Grant’s four-year-old chocolate Labrador, and Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs, the company’s parakeet mascots.
Charles Grant remains an active community volunteer, and for decades has served as chaplain for Loudoun County Fire & Rescue and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. He founded Good Shepherd Alliance and Grace Christian Academy, and served on the county’s Board of Supervisors from 1992 to 1996. The elder Grant also coined the acronym GAM, which stands for Grace Abounding Ministries, when he started GAM Printing.
“This is the wonderful story of a family business that gives back to the community, is engaged with the community, and has grown with it too,” Comstock said.
Reader note: Nate Grant is a partner in The Loudoun Tribune.