About Us

As a young architecture student in Chicago, Gus Caicedo was introduced to the blueprint industry. Working at a print shop to pay his way through school, Gus quickly learned the ins and outs of this niche business and saw a path towards realizing his dream of becoming an entrepreneur. The Blue Print Shoppe (BPS) was founded by Gus and his wife Ellen Caicedo in 1983 to support the printing needs of Chicago’s architectural & construction industries. They soon built a clientele that trusted them and knew that their printing would be done right, on time, and on budget. BPS’ capabilities have grown with technological advancements and expanding to locations in Evanston and Elmhurst. Now known as The Blueprint Shops, we are proud to be a family owned and operated, DBE Certified, full service reprographics and printing company. We offer a wide variety of printing services to Chicagoland- and beyond!