About us


Putting Ink on Paper for 60 Years!

Dromgoole's Fine Writing Instruments is a 4th generation family business. Co-founded by Louis and Gene Dromgoole in 1961, we were known for being one of the largest typewriter and calculator dealers in the state of Texas with five locations. In 1987 Larry (grandson to Louis and son of Gene) purchased the Rice Village location from his dad and has been evolving the business ever since. 

What you see today is a vision that has obviously moved us from office equipment to the world of fine writing instruments and stationery. Most would consider us a traditional stationery store, but a whole lot better!

Our journey into the world of writing instruments started with a handful of customers requesting Montblanc in the early 90's, and now we represent almost every major brand. After the addition of pens and ink, we slowly moved into custom stationery and wedding invitations. We have been blessed with a great customer base that has kept us in business for the last 60 years and we are grateful.

Recently, the 4th generation of the business has begun. Michael (son to Christine and Larry) has officially joined the family business and we could not be more excited! Michael has been working with his parents since he was 10 years old and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2017. Do not let his age mislead you. He has a vast knowledge of the product and is committed to the standard of customer service we demand.

We consider this website an extension of our in-store experience and look forward to doing business with you!


The Dromgoole's storefront at our current location in August 1975.

Larry's father, Gene, started the family business with his father Louis in 1961.