Positive Outcomes Start Within
At Kreber, we’ve built our foundation on 100+ years of hard work in challenging environments, industry knowledge and expertise, and handed-down family values. We’ve grown alongside evolving trends, time and time again—and while practice makes perfect—we’re constantly learning, and striving to do better.
Today, the four essential values we focus on to stay true to ourselves include:
- Conducting ourselves with honesty and integrity while developing strong relationships through trust, flexibility, and a positive attitude.
- Striving for exceptional, transparent communication with our customers and employees.
- Producing results that exceed our customers’ service and quality expectations.
- Maintaining a positive work environment fostering growth, prosperity, productivity, and creativity.
THE EVOLUTION OF KREBER
Columbus Electrotype is established as a foundry in 1905 by Frank Kreber. A few years later, Frank joins forces with George Van Bolt to create Van Bolt Kreber Electrotype.
Frank’s son, Raymond E. Kreber Sr. joins the company and gradually takes over control.
Frank purchases Van Bolt’s interest in the company and presides over the company until his retirement.
Raymond’s sons, Frank and Ray Jr. join the business. They purchase Terry Engraving, and develop several innovations that greatly improved the engraving process.
Van Bolt Kreber enters the world of color production with the acquisition of Imperial Engraving. The company becomes a leader in the offset stripping industry.
Van Bolt Kreber acquires Accurate Litho and develops a “direct screening” method of color separation, which moved the company to the forefront of the color reproduction industry. Combining its three plants into one location, the company becomes Kreber Graphics.
Kodak develops duplicated transparency film and color scanners, allowing color separation to be generated by computers. Adopting this new technology, Kreber becomes an industry leader in electronic color and page production.
The onset of desktop publishing and development of the Macintosh computer revolutionizes the advertising industry forever.
Kreber starts a small digital photography studio in North Carolina.
Kreber purchases assets of two major furniture photography studios in High Point, and consolidates the three locations into one in High Point.
Kreber implements marketing services into its offerings in addition to content creation studios in North Carolina and Ohio.
Kreber’s Ohio operations move to a building in Hilliard, doubling its previous size. In operation for more than 100 years, Kreber’s reputation has grown to be one of the finest and largest studios in the United States.
As we approach our 115th anniversary, Kreber continues to focus on growing its capabilities in the forms of photography, videography, CGI, and all things marketing.