Paul Bunyan Communications Acquires TJ Studio
(Bemidji, MN) – Paul Bunyan Communications has reached an agreement with Lueken's Village Foods to purchase TJ Studio, the companies announced today.
"Paul Bunyan Communications and TJ Studio are both established local companies with a strong commitment to community and a focus on customer service," said Gary Johnson, Paul Bunyan Communications CEO. "This acquisition will combine the talented crew at TJ Studio with the team of skilled designers, programmers, and technicians at Paul Bunyan Communications. Together, we'll be uniquely positioned to offer the region exceptional creative and technical services including website development and design, business IT services, and computer repair."
Trish Ritchie, TJ Studio General Manager said "This new opportunity will provide increased support and expertise for our clients. Paul Bunyan Communications will continue to provide the innovative technology solutions and outstanding local service that many have come to rely on us for. Thank you for your loyalty to TJ Studio over the last 16 years!"
"We have always had great respect for the work of TJ Studio, their staff, their founder Trish Ritchie, as well as their owners, Lueken's," added Johnson. "Like Paul Bunyan Communications, they have all been committed to providing high quality services to the region for a long time. It is a natural acquisition for us in terms of business philosophy, core values, creativity, technology, and geography."
TJ Studio will continue to operate out of their current location on 809 Paul Bunyan Drive SE for a short time until the relocation of their staff and operation to Paul Bunyan Communications' headquarters at 1831 Anne Street NW in Bemidji is complete.
Paul Bunyan Communications has the region's largest and fastest all fiber optic network covering over 5,000 square miles throughout most of Beltrami County and portions of Cass, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, and St. Louis Counties. The Cooperative provides Broadband High Speed Internet Services including the GigaZone, digital and high definition television services, Smart Home services, digital voice services, and more.