Quick Tick International, one of Houston's major contributions to the entertainment industry in America, began it's ticket printing efforts in 1970 and since has become known as the innovator of tickets printed quickly. As one of the nation's top five ticket producers, over 9 billion tickets have been printed in a variety of formats. New innovations continue to be top priority.

 

Don Andrews, founder of Quick Tick, announced his retirement at the company's board of directors meeting on December 31, 1992. Brother, Lynn Andrews, recently retired, served as President for 4 years. Don C. Andrews, son of the founder, has now assumed duties as President and CEO of the privately held corporation. Each year a course is marked out which entails new equipment to acquire, new product lines to introduce, fresh advertising to establish, customer promotions, sponsorships and ways to go about doing it.

 

Don Andrews began working with tickets as Assistant Ticket Manager at the old Colt' 45 stadium and then progressed to Assistant Ticket Manager at the startup of the Domed Stadium in 1965. During this period he opened the Houston Ticket Service downtown on Main Street. He became involved in promoting events and found out that it took weeks to have sets of tickets printed by the established ticket printers at the time. This made a bell go off in Don's head and although he was then Ticket Manager at the Astrodome and would be for the next five years, he made time to experiment and perfect a way to print and ship tickets in three to five days.

 

Hence, Quick Tick International was Incorporated on March 19, 1970 and this "quick" method of producing tickets was an instant success.

 

At the heart of the operation, Quick Tick's computer bank hosts a vast library of over 5,000 seating charts (venues) for auditoriums, arenas, coliseums, concert halls, performing arts centers, stadiums and domes all over the world. When customers call the company's toll-free number, an experienced sales person will assist with the order. Venues are checked and the correct seating information is recalled and printed by computer. Venues are updated often, to conform to what is required for any event.