The C.M. Paula Family of Companies Since 1958

C.M. Paula is a privately held holding company located in Greater Cincinnati, committed to an investment model achieving the next level of sustainable growth for our owners.
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Welcome to the C.M. Paula family of Companies

“Family of companies” isn’t just a tag line – it’s who we are. A family. One that started young and small in 1958, in the car trunk of our founder, Charles McCullough.  Growth and evolution followed, and CM Paula became a supplier of stationery and gift products to leading retailers across the country. 

As the world and the economy changed, so did CM Paula, and in 2005 McCullough and his team transformed the business from a supplier to a holding company, acquiring small businesses and helping them grow and prosper.

Today, CM Paula has a very diverse portfolio of operating companies—and the family atmosphere and attitude remains, as evidenced by the many multi-decade associates we are fortunate to have on our team.  We learn from each other’s strategies, in a collaborative and mutually supportive work environment, and the results from our Founder’s “buy, cultivate, and grow” strategy for building our overall business are self-evident, as our family continues to grow and thrive.