Crown Point entrepreneur and local businessman, Donald J. Burrell, has announced that effective immediately, he has re-acquired the color lab business he founded in 1960 and subsequently sold in 2003 to Jasco Industries. The purchase consists of Crown Point, Indiana-based Burrell Colour, and Curtis Color located in Paducah, Kentucky. The sale also includes The Stock House Photographic Supply.
Burrell Colour processes digital images along with traditional film for wedding and professional portrait photographers. Curtis Color specializes in school underclass and sports photography for the professional industry. The Stock House, housed within Burrell Colour, is a one-stop supply source for professional photographers.
This spring, Jasco Industries determined that the Burrell photo finishing business no longer fit its portfolio of companies. Don Burrell repurchased the finishing business, closing on the transaction on June 8, 2007, with Burrell taking immediate possession of the company.
Don Burrell commented on the reasons for re-acquiring his former business; â€œFirst, I have missed the photographic industry. It has been a part of my life since I was the age of 14. Iâ€™m quite anxious to jump right back in to an industry that I love. Second, I firmly believe there is a great deal of room for growth in the professional photofinishing industry. We look to bring some fresh imaging ideas to the table that will translate into new revenue streams for the professional photographer.â€
â€œAnd finally, the consumer still wants a professionally created portrait to capture their treasured family moments and lifeâ€™s mileposts to display in their home and office, and not simply a CD containing these images,â€ Burrell continued. â€œThere may be a different way of processing the images captured by todayâ€™s photographer from when I first began in 1960, but the end result is still the same.â€
â€œThis ownership change will appear seamless to the customer base. Our current lab team members will remain in place at our facilities and continue to provide the same level of customer service that historically the Burrell name has stood for in the professional industry for over 47 years,â€ Burrell concluded.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Founded in 1960 by Don Burrell, Burrell Colour Imaging (formerly Burrell Professional Labs) is one of the nations leading independent professional photo/imaging lab businesses, primarily serving wedding and portrait photographers. Based in Crown Point, Indiana, Burrell Colour Imaging is well known for its quality imaging, strong customer service and innovative marketing. It offers a broad and up-to-date variety of imaging capabilities, from more traditional film-based to creative new digital products and processes.