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Once again tha award goes to…

16 Apr, 2007 By: Jennifer wenzel imageSource

Once again tha award goes to…

Copy & Camera Technologies has just won their second imageSource Perfect
Image Award for Most Outstanding Community Involvement, in recognition for their
dealership’s excellent commitment to their region’s community. CEO Jeff
Landgrave proudly accepted the award at ITEX’s big award gala held at the
Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas in March, where both vendors and dealers convened for
a fun night of festivities, sharing the evening with peers and friends. So, just
what does it take for a company to win awards two years in a row?

Copy & Camera Technologies was founded in 1961 by David Landgrave, and has
been a leader in sales and service of office equipment technology in Lafayette,
LA for over 45 years. They know what it takes to stay in business that long, and
in 1990, Landgrave’s two sons, Mark and Jeff, entered into a purchase agreement
with three other partners, whereby in 1998, Mark and Jeff bought the other
partners out.  Recently the brothers have opened offices in Houma, LA, and
Beaumont, TX, giving them the opportunity to service the entire Gulf Coast
region and maintain a three hour response time (available from Houston to
Slidell).  Their ultimate goal was to provide local service to all customers
because no other dealer could offer local service to the entire Gulf Coast
region.  According to Jeff Landgrave, C.E.O., “This allows us to give consistent
quality to our customers with multiple locations throughout the Gulf Coast, as
well as keep our commitment to the local communities.” 

Community Involvement

Focusing on Community Involvement is encouraged at Copy & Camera
Technologies.  They take part in numerous organizations and charities each year,
whether it’s participation of staff volunteering to help, designated financial
contributions, or actual products and services provided, the company remains
focused on their community. They recently held their sixth annual Drive for
Education golf tournament, benefiting the Lafayette Education Foundation
(non-profit) and raised nearly $20,000 for this worthy organization. They also
assist local schools, Miss Louisiana USA, Performing Arts Society of Acadiana
and the Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few.  According to C.O.O. Mark
Landgrave, “We strongly believe in community involvement through employee
involvement, as well as financial contributions. This basically helps everyone
in our community, and creates desired growth.”  Keeping their money in their
community is very important to Copy & Camera Technologies.  This is one of the
reasons they take pride in being locally owned; monies stay in the community. 
Mark Landgrave states, “By doing business with local companies, the money stays
right here to make the whole community stronger.”

The company’s staff feels the same way towards community involvement and says
they are fortunate to be able to give back as much as they do. According to Jeff
Landgrave, “Though everyone at Copy & Camera Technologies comes from different
backgrounds, religions and ethnic groups, we all feel that our success is a
gift, and that it’s our responsibility to give much back to the community.”


Copy & Camera has won numerous awards over the past years, many recognizing
their commitment to community involvement. This is a strong suit for them and
includes the Business Technology Association’s (BTA) “Dealer of the Year” (four
times), the local bureau’s “Good Neighbor Award” among the new and second
Perfect Image Award for “Outstanding Community Involvement.” When asked if the
Perfect Image Award makes a difference to his clients and community at large,
Jeff Landgrave remarked, “It does make a difference to those people who feel
strongly about giving back to the community they serve. It isn’t always about
the cheapest prices found in business, but having integrity in providing
something needed.”  When asked if winning lends more credibility to his company
as a respected provider/authority in his area,  Jeff Landgrave responded,  “It
is a great compliment when even the retired community thanks you for setting a
higher standard. Too many business models today are set up to get the money and
run, having all but eliminated provisions for their community.  We educate our
employees to forget immediate success at the expense of their integrity, and
instead, help them support our community  and customers, first and foremost.”

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