Family Picture

Charter Oak Scanning is located in the historical town of Stonington, Connecticut. We convert analog media to digital format. By utilizing leading edge technology we scan photos, slides, negatives, video, film, documents and historical artifacts. All designed to preserve, discover, share and be secure. The philosophy of our business is based upon on the simple premise that you as the customer have the expectation to receive a first class service and product without exception. This ethos is carried throughout every aspect of our business from how we greet our customers through completion. Our highly trained, experienced and knowledgeable staff use leading edge equipment, technology and techniques to ensure that your precious memories are digitized at the highest quality. Our services include scanning, audio, video and film conversion, printing, editing film, photo restoration, repairing film and video. We also offer photo organization for those that wish to get a handle on all of their photos and videos before and after we digitize them.

Our professional photo organizer will help you organize your memorabilia into categories that best fit you and will make the process easy. Not only can she help you before your digitization but also after if you need help determining how and where to view your media once it is in a digital format. As well as our customers trusting us with their orders nationwide, we do a lot of business within Southeastern Connecticut, New London County and Essex County and Southern Rhode Island, Washington County and Southern County.

We offer a free pick up and delivery on orders over $100 or more within a 30-mile radius of 06378. Within Connecticut, these towns include; Stonington, Pawcatuck, Mystic, Groton, New London, Waterford, Niantic, East Lyme, Old Lyme, Hadlyme, Old Saybrook, Essex, Salem, Bozrah, Montville, Preston, Norwich, Ledyard, North Stonington. Within Rhode Island, these towns include; Westerly, Hopkinton, Richmond, Charlestown, Wakefield, South Kingstown.

OUR TEAM

Robert Webb

Robert Webb

CEO & Director of Sales

Robert founded Charter Oak with the purpose of utilizing his 25 years of success in the scanning and document management industry, including 10 years with the Enterprise Content Management division of IBM. Robert has a strong passion for excellent customer service and lives for the smiles of customers receiving an excellent product and experience. Robert is always known to have a smile on his face and loves to hear the stories associated with our clients memorabilia.

Candice Webb

Candice Webb

Director of Marketing

Candice Webb brings technical assets and quality assurance to the business, by combining her B.S in Graphic Design from Drexel University and previous roles as a Marketing Manager and a digital media camp Program Director. Though, her father, Robert, likes to think that her attention to detail and customer satisfaction is mainly due to her gene pool! Candice believes it’s all in the details, making sure our customers understand the process and possibilities throughout their project.

Elke Bellet

Elke Bellet

Operations Manager & Photo Organizer

Elke is our operations manager and in-house APPO certified photo organizer. Her love of photos began at an early age, sitting in her parent‘s basement making photo albums from the shoe boxes of family photos. She recently digitized those albums and shared them with her entire family. Combining technology, creativity, organization and a little detective work, she’ll help you take control of your photo mess and bring your family history to life in a photo book, slideshow or artistic display.

Adam Smith

Adam Smith

Production Manager

With a background in digital photography and image processing, Adam oversees all digitization projects within Charter Oak Scanning. His passion for technology ensures that leading edge techniques and equipment are used while preserving your memories. Adam understands the importance of preserving history and wants to give future generations the opportunity to learn about family members they may never meet.

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy had a devastating effect on the East Coast and lots of people for the very first time had flooded basements, offices and storage areas. With the floods came a lot of damage. Memories of family and friends were washed away and important medical and financial documents were lost forever. As the Webb’s looked into their own basement for any damage they saw all of the family photos and memorabilia that was left vulnerable to the Hurricane. At that moment, the idea of utilizing experience gained from his previous document imaging company in the U.K sprung to Robert’s mind. Robert wanted to use the same concept to preserve people’s memories of friends and family.

 

WHAT’S BEHIND OUR NAME, CHARTER OAK?

The Charter Oak was an unusually large white oak tree growing, from around the 12th or 13th century until it fell during a storm in 1856, on what the English colonists named Wyllys Hyll, in Hartford, Connecticut in the United States. According to tradition, Connecticut’s Royal Charter of 1662 was hidden within the hollow of the tree to thwart its confiscation by the English governor-general. The oak became a symbol of American independence and is commemorated on the Connecticut State Quarter.