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Hendersons sell AT&T stores

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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The AT&T Wireless store at the Prada Shops in Decatur is under new ownership as of Monday, according to a press release from Joe Neil and Marianne Henderson.

It, along with the Hendersons’ Lantana location, was sold to Cellular City, LTD. Cellular City has 28 locations and was looking to expand. Longtime manager Jared Lucier and his team will continue serving customers at the Decatur store, and the Hendersons will be “devoting 100 percent of their efforts to their iOffice/iCopy store next door,” the release stated.

“We want the entire community of Decatur and Wise County to know how much we’ve appreciated your loyalty and support over the years,” the Hendersons said. “We truly wouldn’t be where we are today without you being there alongside us all these years, and we look forward to our continued partnership with you at iOffice/iCopy and this wonderful community.”

Joe Neil Henderson said their team has always been their biggest asset and knowing Cellular City “is on the grow” means more opportunity for their employees to grow in career opportunities with AT&T.

“Our AT&T team has always been top notch in the North Texas market,” Joe Neil Henderson said. “They will continue to serve Wise County well. God has blessed us with the best over the years, and they truly love serving this community with their wireless needs.”

The Hendersons purchased the Radio Shack/Cingular Wireless business from Alford and Gracie Talley in September 2004.

“It’s been a wonderful family business for us in this community, and if it had not been for the Talley family, we might not be business owners in this community today,” Joe Neil Henderson said. “It’s now time for Marianne and I to focus our efforts together on our business office.

“We were really not seeking to sell our AT&T stores, but when the offer was presented, it just made sense for us to move ahead.”

The Hendersons purchased Messenger Office Supply from Roy and Jeannine Eaton in 2012 and combined the office supply and print offering under their flagship brand – iOffice.

“With the increased growth in our marketplace and beyond, iOffice offers many new opportunities for moving ahead,” Marianne Henderson said. “In the midst of online competitors, we believe our personalized business-to-business model stands out to those that truly care about customer service and best value when choosing their office product and furniture vendor.”

Over the years, iOffice has expanded its services to include direct mail marketing, logo apparel for schools and businesses and more.

The Hendersons said in 2018 iOffice experienced a steady increase in sales.

“We are truly set apart from the competition,” Marianne Henderson said. “Now we just need to get out there and tell our story. We deliver, not only products, but also the intangibles. That is what sets us apart.”

iOffice offers full service graphic design and print services in the retail store with online supply and full-service office furniture solutions. For the past few years, iOffice has also offered online ordering and personalized next day delivery.

The Hendersons said they, along with their iOffice team, are excited to continue serving not only their customers, but also the community.

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