Longtime Ada residents who remember the old Hostess Building at 630 North Broadway aren’t buying their day-old Twinkies there anymore.
Newly opened Sooner Copy, which specializes in Sharp copiers, had its ribbon-cutting ceremonies recently at that exact site.
The new business is managed by Tony Wellington, retired school superintendent from Roff.
Owner John Miller should be familiar to Ada residents, especially school administrators, who will remember him from his 10-year stint in the city as regional sales manager for Miller Office Equipment.
He’s spent the last 13 years building his businesses from his company headquarters in Norman.
SCM (Sooner Copy Machines) franchises can be found in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown area, Lawton and now Ada.
Miller's companies distribute Sharp Copiers statewide. “We service 140 school districts statewide,” he said.
Miller also owns three separate company dealerships around the state. One in Enid is called Copiers Plus. TOS (Tulsa Office Solutions) and JBC (Jackson Business Concepts in Chickasha) are his other two companies.
He has four dealerships in seven locations with 40 employees. He describes his machines as multi-functional, high end copiers designed for high-volume schools, universities, churches, hospitals and commercial businesses.
Miller says his company goes to the businesses, analyzes the products they have at the time, then tries to see if he can save them money with his products.
Myron Lewis from Pauls Valley manages and handles all service accounts in southeastern Oklahoma.
Miller first moved to Ada in 1990, where he ran a copier dealership for 10 years. Even though he lives in Norman, he also has a home in the Oaks Addition in Ada where he can be close to his children.
“We’re Normadoes,” he joked.
He’s actually been doing business in the Ada market for the last 23 years.
The copiers of today enable businesses to scan to their email, bringing the scanned copy to a person’s desktop or anyone’s email.
They copy, scan, go to email, fax and print from computer to copier.
He said his company also delivers equipment, including toner, right to the office.
The products can be rented for $50, depending on the model. Purchases are from $1,500 up.
For more information, go to soonercopy.com.