The C.M. Paula Company was founded in 1958 by Charles McCullough as a small greeting card supplier and evolved into a leading developer and marketer of greeting cards, stationery and novelty products. In January 2005, the company completed a strategic transition from a supplier of consumer products to a management company of multi-faceted marketing firms. The initial acquisitions included two companies with unique product offerings that were poised for growth.
Today, C.M. Paula is a privately held holding company pursuing an investment model to purchase, grow and, preferably, hold profitable business ventures. The company’s seasoned team manages a well-balanced portfolio with the precision and excellence that continues to bolster and strengthen our impeccable reputation. Our expertise, combined with our integrity, and family approach to investing, makes us a reputable partner to business owners, management teams and the financial community.
C.M. Paula is a second generation, family-owned holding company dedicated to supporting the diverse companies we buy, hold, and grow so that they and their associates can flourish, as well as to empowering each company to be a reliable supplier of unique, high-quality products and services.
We are committed to the improvement of the human condition. The world is ever-changing, but our dedication to elevating the lives of people—our associates, those who work for our customers, those who purchase and use our products, and those in our community—remains consistent.
In 2022, in order to accommodate the rapid growth of all three companies housed in the company’s headquarter building in Mason, C.M. Paula broke ground on an expansion to add 35,600 square feet to that building, which will facilitate the move of all production for Remtec into this new work space, while also providing for additional warehouse space in the existing building for GeoCentral and Up With Paper.
While open to opportunities wherever they can be found, C.M. Paula is currently not interested in acquiring the following types of companies: