our story

history of dome

Byron Dome founded Dome Engraving in 1914 as an engraving company serving local printers and newspapers. Dome incorporated in 1969 under Ray Poole who changed the engraving company to an offset printing facility. Over the past four decades the business has become one of the largest privately held commercial printing companies in Northern California. In 2004, the Poole brothers Tim and Bob purchased the company from their father and continue to offer customers the best in service and quality.

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meet our executive team

Tim Poole

Tim Poole is a second generation owner and entrepreneur. Through innovation and leadership vision, DOME continues to remain relevant in a changing print industry.

Tim is very active in industry associations, including holding high level executive board positions. In addition, he is involved with Vistage International, to exchange best practices with other local business CEO’s. He often enjoys the opportunity to speak on executive leadership, family business transition and technical forums related to the printing industry. Such involvement ensures DOME remains informed of critical industry changes and is positioned to create change where needed.

One of Tim’s greatest accomplishments is, at the age of 48, being honored as a 2007 inductee into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame. It was the culmination of decades of hard work, continuous learning and a testament to the quality individuals who support him, his company and in this journey.

Tim and his wife live in the Sierra foothills on a small horse ranch, where they enjoy the peace and tranquility that gives them a get-away from the daily grind. Tim’s wife breeds Arabian horses and she rides dressage horses while Tim prefers a good game of golf on Saturday mornings, working around the ranch doing landscaping and anything with a tractor. Tim never passes up a good cigar, a trip to the ocean, or any opportunity to visit with friends and family over a glass of wine.

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