Founded in 1902, by Frederick L. Vernon in Newton, the company is currently in its fourth generation of family management and ownership and has grown from a small, one-man business to become one of the largest distributors and manufacturers in both the promotional products and screen graphics industries. Today, Vernon Company is one of only 30 companies in America of its age that is in the same industry in which it began and still owned by the same family.
"We are very pleased to celebrate 111 years of success in the Newton community," said Chris Vernon, MAS, president of The Vernon Company. "My great grandfather F.L. Vernon and grandfather Bill Vernon would be very pleased to see the progress and vast expansion of the business during the last 50 years. Through these many decades, we've been blessed with outstanding employees who have helped us to grow, diversify into new market segments and prosper even during tough economic times. I think it's a testament to our unique family-friendly culture that dozens of our employees (and retirees) have been with us virtually their entire adult career often spanning 25, 30, 40 and even 50 plus years." Employees are located all over the United States, including Porto Rico.
Brenda Hansler represents the Vernon Company in the Karnes County area with her office located at 216 W. Main Street in Kenedy. She was recognized as “New Comer of the Year” back in 2005, high sales in her region and has won multiple incentive awards including a Circle of Excellence Cruise to Alaska.