New business: They're helping restore the past

September 05, 2009

Name of business: P-T-B

Owners: Peggy and Terry Benson

Address: 13815 Long Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Opening date: Aug. 15

Products and services: Restoration and preservation of family photographs and documents. Photographs, whether faded, scratched, torn into pieces, folded, creased or with missing parts, will be restored, resulting in new photographs that look as good or even better than when they first were taken. Your originals will be returned to you in the same condition as they were received.

Market area: Tri-State area

How did you get your business or what motivated you to start it? "We have always been fascinated in computers, photography and genealogy. After performing restorations for several years for friends, relatives and a local business, we decided to formalize the business. Old photographs are precious to their owners and having them restored within driving distance does not require they be mailed, thus eliminating the possibility of 'lost in the mail.' Having direct contact with our customers gives us the opportunity to discuss in detail the customer's requirements."


Previous business experience: Terry has been in data processing for more than 40 years. He has taken specialized classes and is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Peggy is a retired nurse.

Number of employees: Two

Hours: As needed; call or e-mail to set up an appointment.

Phone numbers: 301-797-0183 and 301-991-9972 (cell)

E-mail address:

Web site:

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