In 1986, Joel VanHemel and his father, Ray, purchased the small store near the beach called Oceanside Camera. Recognizing the need to grow, One Hour Photo of Pompano (the present site of Pro-Lab) was purchased in August of 1992, Robbin on hand as store manager. Somewhere in the course of events, sparks flew and Joel and Robbin were married in September of 1995. To better serve you, our customer, the two stores were merged in May of 1996. As time went on they realized replacements for Marcia and Ray would be needed so – Amber Ray was born in July of 1997, followed by Lauren Ashley in February of 2000. Things went well and the business expanded. Now when you visit, you may find one, two, or three generations at Pro-Lab of Pompano.