Gradel Printing Inc. began as a one-room print shop in 1976. Through the years, this family-owned company continued to expand its operations, creating the need for a larger facility. In the spring of 1995, owners David and Olga (Lulu) Gradel purchased the historic Waco Dry Goods Building at the corner of Sixth and Mary and began renovations for the company's move. Gradel Printing Inc. became part of the first group of businesses to relocate back to Downtown Waco.
In January of 2015, David and Lulu sold the business to their long-time production manager, Tim Brooks. In February 2015, the building was sold and the company relocated to it's current location where Gradel Printing continues to serve it's loyal customers.