Meet Dave Lapham, Owner & President
Since he moved to Missoula to finish his college education in 1991, Dave Lapham had a dream of someday making a life for himself and owning a business in the community. Twenty-five years later, his dream has been realized with Exact Image.
After graduating from the University of Montana’s business school, Dave began his career with a small but quickly-growing wireless business. During the course of the next 12 years, he held a number of positions with the company, from account executive to director of business and finance operations, and gained many skill sets that he still utilizes today. After the birth of his son, however, Dave realized that he wanted to travel less and focus more on his family and long-term goal of having a business of his own. He started Exact Image in 2006 with a business partner, and the rest is history.
Dave grew up in a small rural community in northern New Jersey and came to Montana to study at the university in 1991. He, his wife Julie, and their 11-year-old son Bryson spend their springs and summers either watching Bryson play baseball or at their cabin on Seeley Lake. Dave is also an avid hunter and fisherman, two skills he enjoys sharing with his son.
What Dave loves about his job: “I love learning about our clients’ businesses, their success stories, and ultimately the friendships that develop from my business relationships. Many of our clients are now close friends and I love helping them succeed in their marketing plans through the use of branded promotional products. I am also very proud of the team we have created at Exact Image. This company would not have been successful without their commitment and focus toward growth.”
What Dave loves about Exact Image: “I love that everyone on this team is committed to helping our clients with the promotional marketing needs but they are also just as committed to helping their teammates succeed. I love that we have developed a team of promotional product experts that have tremendous skills and industry expertise. It is what has enabled us to deliver the best quality products for our clients.”