Keenan graduated from Marion High School in 2004 and came to Ames to attend Iowa State University. In February 2006, his brother-in-law, who was one of the original employees of Alpha Copies, mentioned that they were looking for an additional weekend employee. Within a week, Keenan was working part time on nights and weekends.
In October of that year, he went full time and became a manager shortly thereafter. He became the center manager of the East Ames location when it opened in March 2011. When Alpha Copies co-branded with FASTSIGNS in August of 2016, Keenan became the center manager of the West Ames location.
Alpha Copies has been a training ground for me – not just in the printing/copying industry, but in all aspects of my life. I’ve learned so much since I started working here at the age of 19. There’s just something about having the owners around all the time, it motivates you to push yourself to the next level because that’s what they are doing. Nobody works harder at Alpha Copies than John and Becky. Nobody. Alpha Copies has always been about more than just making copies. It’s always been about a level of service that exceeds everything the customer ever expected. From ‘Yes we can!’ to ‘Measure twice, cut once’ – the philosophy that drives this business is amazing. I consider myself extremely fortunate to work here for such amazing people.
Keenan lives in Ames with his wife, Chelsea, and their children (Riley, 4; Kyla, stillborn; August, 2; Nora, 4 months).[supsystic-gallery id=2]