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Avalon Document Services acquires Ohio firm, adds two offices

By Eric Reinhardt


SYRACUSE — Avalon Document Services has announced its acquisition of Cleveland, Ohio–based ProFile Discovery, which adds Cleveland and Akron, Ohio to its list of locations.

Syracuse–based Avalon didn’t release financial details about its deal with ProFile in its news release.

ProFile Discovery also operates an office in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio firm’s website and the Avalon news release list the Avalon deal as affecting only the offices in Cleveland and Akron.

Under the agreement, Avalon boosts its employment count from 75 to 100 people, the company said in the release.

The firm also said it plans to add administrative staff to support its growth.

During the transition, the Ohio offices will continue operating as ProFile Discovery under the Avalon Document Services name, according to the Avalon news release.

Chris Haag, former co-CEO of ProFile Discovery, will remain with the company as vice president of sales, and former co-CEO Kevin O’Donnell, will serve as managing partner of the Cleveland and Akron offices, Avalon said.

ProFile offers litigation-support services but, with the Avalon acquisition, will add specialty services for design-build customers along with copy, print, and document-management services for the general business community.

The partnership is “really a perfect match” for Avalon and ProFile, JP Midgley, CEO of Avalon Document Services, said in the release.

“It allows us to build on ProFile Discovery’s success and their tremendous reputation in Ohio while adding additional expertise and services to the Ohio and New York markets we both serve,” Midgley said.

ProFile’s Haag sees the acquisition as a “tremendous opportunity for growth” in servicing businesses beyond law firms.

“ProFile Discovery will be perfectly positioned to easily expand our customer base,” Haag said.

Avalon also expanded more than a year ago with its acquisition of Buffalo–based Delaware Copy in February 2013. The company moved its Buffalo office to a 10,000-square-foot office last month, doubling the size of its operating space in the market.

The firm says it “has enjoyed steady growth” since its inception in 2000.

Avalon provides copying, scanning, printing, and litigation-support services to law firms, architects, engineers, and other businesses.

Besides its offices in Syracuse, Buffalo, and the new Ohio offices, Avalon also operates New York locations in Utica and Rochester.


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