UBEO Business Services has acquired Bryan/College Station printing company, Copy Corner, a printing service and technology provider. UBEO customers will now have a dedicated source for over-flow printing and other outsourced needs.
Jim Sheffield, president & CEO of UBEO, cites Copy Corner’s deep ties to Bryan/College Station as one of the factors for UBEO’s interest in this move. Sheffield, a Bryan native, began his printing services career while studying engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station.
“Copy Corner is a well-known business in the community that so many depend on for their printing needs,” Sheffield said. “Having grown up in Bryan and studied here, I know that the community is tight-knit and values businesses with local ties. I’m very familiar with the Copy Corner way of doing business, which aligns with our UBEO philosophy of putting the customer first and taking care of our employees. We’re thrilled to make our partnership official.”
Copy Corner was founded in 1988 by three Texas A&M students. One of the trio, Larry Hodges, currently serves as president and is continuing in this role. With two locations in College Station (including one on the A&M campus), Copy Corner will retain its leadership and teams and continue operating under its existing name. The move was strategic for both companies, allowing UBEO to showcase the equipment they deal in, and expand opportunities for the Copy Corner brand, including possible new locations in additional markets.
“This decision was made because of my long friendship and working relationship with the UBEO team,” Hodges said. “One of UBEO’s current team members sold us our first printer when we opened Copy Corner. There aren’t too many people I would trust with the future of my company. By joining UBEO, we can offer our customers and employees the resources of a large company.”
UBEO, founded in 2004, has operations across Texas, as well as in California and Louisiana. UBEO was funded by Sentinel Capital Partners in April 2018, and seven months later acquired Ray Morgan Company, a regional leader in California.
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