JLS can trace its roots back to the early 20 th century when Elizabeth Joyce, one of America 's first female entrepreneurs, founded the Joyce Letter Service in 1920. It was essentially a secretarial service that provided typing and clerical services to the local banking and investment communities, as well as to the city and state government.
The company flourished, even through the Depression, by rising to every challenge and providing a diverse array of services with uncompromising quality. As direct mail became a significant medium, the company began serving both businesses and marketers. Over the years, Ms. Joyce built her business by adding traditional lettershop services ¾ addressing and mailing. Ms. Joyce passed away in 1970.
In 1983, Mr. Jim Clark acquired the business from the Joyce family. Since Mr. Clark acquired the business, he has overseen its growth and evolution through great changes ¾ advances in postal automation, data technology and the Internet. Jim led the company's steady investment in it's presort, data management and automated mail-processing capabilities. JLS was one of the first companies in the Northeast to offer presort services in the early 1980s. In the1990s, JLS was one of the first companies to introduce automated presort services and have a detached postal unit on site. With the advances in bar coding and changes in postal automation rules, JLS continued to invest in the latest in postal automation and automated inserting technology—including the latest optical reading capabilities to process hand written mail. In addition, the company began offering value-added services such as data management, document management and direct mail services. JLS was awarded the coveted MPTQM (Mail Preparation Total Quality Management) award in 2001 from the United States Postal Service. Only 18 companies in the country had achieved this quality processing award. In 2002, Mr. Clark founded a new group at JLS,Direct Response Solutions, which provides direct mail fundraising consultation to the nonprofit sector.
Today, JLS Mailing Services carries on the traditions established by its founder and is an industry leader in providing mailing, document management and direct marketing solutions to businesses and marketers.
A total commitment to quality, flexibility of services, and continual investment in the latest technologies has enabled JLS to attract a talented staff and retain an impressive list of clients from a broad spectrum of industries.
A History of Performance ...A Commitment to Quality Since 1920