70 Years of Success


Duncan-Parnell’s 70-year history dates back to 1946 when Charles Duncan returned home from WWII. He started a blueprint shop, Duncan Printmakers, using his wartime pay and card winnings from the return trip home. The company focused on drafting graphics, photographic reproduction and surveying equipment. In 1974, the company name became Duncan-Parnell.

Dan Duncan,CEO, credits our longtime success to many things, including great customer service and “even-handed dealing” that has helped build and maintain strong customer and supplier relationships.

Mark Duncan, President, is building on that success with a strengthened commitment to developing lifelong relationships built on value. From day one, we have offered the latest and best solutions for surveyors and mappers. The array of products and services we offer, including best-in-class Trimble solutions, is proof of that commitment. Seventy years after we first opened our doors, Duncan-Parnell has 14 retail locations and 138 employees. While we are proud of our history, we’re even more excited about serving you in the future!

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