The Bureau – March 2024

This year BEB-Business Extension Bureau celebrates our 75th year in business; what an incredible milestone.

First and foremost, we thank our clients and partners for your business and patronage.
We appreciate you and hope to serve you for another 75-years!

We are also grateful for our incredible staff. They are the focal point of the exceptional service BEB is known for. They value the art of true teamwork and give us the ability to be extremely agile. Thank you for all you do.

Business Extension Bureau was based in San Francisco and owned by J.C. Hendricks since 1928. They expanded operations to Houston in 1949.

Fresh from the University of North Texas, with a degree in Business, my dad, 23-year old Bob Royall, was hired to run the sales department for the Houston office.  Five years later, Jim Tardy joined the firm as a bookkeeper and in 1955, Dad was promoted to General Manager. Under their leadership, the Houston division experienced significant growth, focusing on the new lucrative domain of direct mail while the corporate office handled sales leads.

In November of 1959, Bob and Jim presented an offer to acquire the business, effectively severing ties with the San Francisco company. By 1970, they became the sole stockholders of BEB, which remains a privately-owned and operated company to this day.

We remain a family-owned business. My brother, Ro, joined the company in 1992.
In 2003, I took the reins from my dad as president and CEO, and Ro became
executive vice president.

Over the years, our commitment to continuously evolve allowed us to grow and become Houston’s most established marketing production company.

In 2004 we created a proprietary program which enables us to compile and manage national consumer bankruptcy files (now over 26 million records and growing). Our range of services extends to encompass data acquisition, digital, offset, label, and wide-format printing, promotional products, as well as interactive direct mail and cross-channel digital marketing, email marketing, social media management, and websites. We produce anything that has to do with marketing.

My father remained actively involved in the business until his passing in 2015 and Jim Tardy retired after contributing significantly to our success. Sadly, he passed away in 2020.

We take great pride in our company’s rich history and the entrepreneurial spirit that has been passed down to the next generation. We remain focused on prioritizing our clients’ interests and forging valuable partnerships that foster
growth and success for their businesses. We hope that 2024 is a very good year for you and yours.

Thank you again for your business and partnership.
Ron Royall

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