Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Business

Local couple speeds into imaging business in East Tampa

After years working in the corporate world for a large Fortune 500 company, local husband and wife duo Rick and Sheri Concotelli decided they wanted a change —something more flexible and suitable for their life.

Now the couple recently held an open house for their very own SpeedPro Imaging franchise at 5906 Breckenridge Parkway, Suite E in East Tampa, which aims to help local business build their brands through large format printing.

"We’re very excited about this opportunity," Rick Concotelli said.

"We come from corporate and as a B2B model that’s what we deal with. We’re very comfortable in that area, and the other is the creative side. We very much enjoy leaning on some of our talents, photography, crafts and being a source for the customer to provide solutions for them."

The couple enjoys being hands on with their business and are willing to help with operations whether processing the artwork or completing installations, but for Rick it’s also personal.

"We really just enjoy the creativity of having this business," he said.

"Photography has always been a hobby for me that I have moved on from. But this has brought me back to my passion and if we can fill in gaps to help folks out it will make their work day easier and help keep us in shape too."

The company specializes in high-quality visual presentation including wall murals, events graphics, trade show displays, vehicle wraps, wallpaper, signage, window graphics, posters and other wide-format products.

SpeedPro Imaging Tampa East prides itself on its print equipment that can print any size and its commitment to customer service. The Concotellis have already begun creative opportunities for their local community including creating and installing a Faberge window graphic that is on display at Tampa’s Henry B. Plant Museum and plans to work with the City of Tampa, The Brandon Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa International Airport.

Many of its target companies include large malls, marketing organizations that handle retail companies, construction companies that purchase signs announcing what’s coming and more.

This Tampa location joins the current Tampa Bay area franchises in Oldsmar and St. Petersburg, and more than 135 other independently owned stores across the U.S.

SpeedPro Imaging Tampa East operates from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday by appointment.

For more information visit speedpro.com/tampa-east.

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