Howard Welch, a good friend who had owned his own framing shop some years before, came to work for us at the age of 72. He taught us the framing business and he was instrumental in getting the shop and everything set up for custom framing. Steve and Mike Rausch came into the business at this time. They began to learn the business from the ground up, working here while they were in school. They would work weekends, during the holidays and whenever they had the time. Colonial Photo and Hobby has continued to prosper along with the rest of Orlando and the surrounding communities. One more transition occurred in the late 1990′s when Steve and Mike took over running the business completely. The business has flourished under their management. Additionally, two expansions have brought the store up from 10,000 to the current 15,000 square feet. In June of 2014 we officially celebrated 60 years of business. We are extremely proud of our office staff and sales associates, many of whom have been with us for years. And of course, we have great customers, without whom Colonial Photo & Hobby could not exist.