2014 - our 35st year!
Roby and Company Inc., a family owned & operated business originated in Gaithersburg, Maryland in 1983. In the 80’s and 90’s, Roby and Company Inc. operated several video rental stores and one hour photo labs throughout Montgomery County.
In 1990, Roby’s moved north to Damascus and opened Roby’s Video Cassette Rentals & One Hour Photo. From 1990 to 2000 Roby’s processed rolls of film and prints by the hundreds per week for both residential and commercial clients throughout the Washington suburbs including several partnered locations in Olney, Cloverly and Rockville.
In June of 2000 Roby’s moved to the Ridgeview (Weis) Shopping Center and transformed the business into Roby’s Photoshop and Scrapbook Store. One hour photo expanded into digital services including scanning, Adobe Photoshop editing, photo restoration, art reproduction and photo greeting cards.
Videos were replaced with racks of scrapbooking supplies. From 2000-2008 Roby’s Scrapbooking store drew customers from all over Maryland and adjacent states. We held crops and scrapbooking flea markets several times a year and were fully stocked with everything from albums to brads, while also offering the ability to digitize entire 12x12 albums.
Roby’s Custom Framing began in 2004 in the old King Floor building also on Ridge Road in Damascus. By 2008, paper scrapbooking demand declined due to digital so Roby’s Custom Framing merged with the Photoshop to better integrate our printing and custom framing services and production in one location.
March 2010 - Roby’s entered another new venture - Roby’s Signs - producing banners, yard signs, wall graphics and vehicle lettering. Roby’s Signs owned the sign portion of the business until July 2016 when it became fully owned and operated by Lyle Henze and is now Henze Signs.
In 2018 we continue to evolve with the trends. Roby's Photoshop and Custom Framing and Henze Signs are defined by dedicated customer service, customized production and adaptation to change. Thanks for reading our story!