Sr. Joel M. Allen II, CEO
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About J. ALLEN ENTERPRISES
J. ALLEN ENTERPRISES is family-owned and operated right here in BRYN MAWR, PA. Since our company opened in 1988, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services are the best, and come with a personal touch.
Sr. Joel M. Allen II, Biography
My name is Sr. Joel M. Allen II, I am the proud owner of J. Allen Enterprises.
When I was a child growing up with a single parent, I attended Saint Rose of Lima Elementary School. At a young age I started realizing I was different. In school we would have countless spelling bees and endless pages of math problems. Yet every time I would seem to fail which eventually made me get left back. Through it all I persisted and eventually graduated. After graduating from Saint Rose of Lima Elementary School in Philadelphia. My mother moved me out to Ardmore, Pennsylvania to live with my uncle. She felt like because of the rise of gang wars that I would be better off with my uncle in the suburbs.
Attending Lower Merion High School because of my age instead of going to the 9th grade they skipped to the 10th. While living with my uncle I started to gain a new self-confidence. He was so into things like science, history, racing cars, and trains that it made me believe that I could do anything that I set my mind to. Besides my uncle, my grandmother, grandfather, and mother being a big influence in my life, I had other family members that were to.
My grandmother was into plants, painting, decorating the backyard.
My grandfather was a chef. My aunt was a nurse and my mother was very good at multitasking. Yet lastly my cousin was a dancer and attended dancing school. So from that moment on my drive and passion for business and doing something positive was ignited. At the time I was in the 10th grade attending Lower Merion High School. For most of my life I have always struggled with a learning disability that has restricted me from being my best at reading.
Though I had this struggle. I continued to press on knowing that anything is possible as long as you believe in yourself . That led me in 1978 to start my first business Allen Printing, Publishing, and Computer. Knowing that I could accomplish it all it led me to write my first book entitled ‘In Black Print”. In the book I wrote a list of all the black achievements throughout history. After writing my first book it seemed like everything started to fall into place.
Years later my dream of J. Allen Enterprises and our subsitory
Allen Printing/Publishing & Computers /Allen & Allen Motor Speedway Racing, Allen & Allen Model Railroading, Selena’s Landscape, Design & Tree Service and The Home Chef .
Sr. Joel M. Allen II
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April 1995 issue of THE PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE, J. Allen Enterprises was selected among the top five Largest Philadelphia Minority-Owned Businesses.
June 1995 issue of QUICK PRINTING magazine,
Allen Printing/Publishing & Computers a division of J. Allen Enterprises was selected among the top One Hundred Quick Printing Shops in the U.S.A.
October 20-26, 2000 issue of PHILADELPHIA BUSINESS JOURNAL magazine,
J. Allen Enterprises was selected among the top One Hundred Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies.
June 2002 issue of Philadelphia Business Journal,
Allen Printing/Publishing and Computers was named in the Top twenty-five in Minority Owned Business.
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The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and Beacon Worklife Connections, enclose your Drug Fee workplace Recognition Award with our sincere congratulations.
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A new win for Allen & Allen Motor Speedway Racing
2013 Small Business Challenge sponsored by American Executive Centers and Devon Hill BMW
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Joel E. Allen III
My son became an Eagles Scout on
December 13, 2016 and it was on my birthday.
The ceremony was held on February 2, 2017 / Time 6 p.m. The Ceremony was held at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, PA.