About Us

SPX: Same Great Services All Under One Name

With the goal of providing our customers with the best experience possible, the teams at SPX Sports and Quality 1-Hr Foto have combined to form a cohesive brand: SPX.

At SPX, our customers receive the same trusted service they have since our inception over 35 years ago, now under one name.

Family Owned & Operated

SPX is a locally family owned and operated company out of Mankato, MN. We truly believe that what makes our business great is the community we are blessed to serve every day.

It’s the people, not the work that makes us love what we do. Loving the work is just icing on the cake!

Evolving to Meet Customer Needs

Our current facility offers a state-of-the-art digital processing lab, portrait studio, custom frame shop, and large format printing. We are a specialty store that also offers printing, signage and graphic design services.

Our goal is to continue to improve how we do business and grow to meet the needs of our customers.

Our History

We got our start in 1982 as Quality 1-Hr Foto in Mankato, MN. During that time, we were one of the first retailers to introduce one-hour photo processing of 35mm and 120 films to Southern Minnesota customers. We were the first to have a drive-thru for added convenience for our customers. We then added a portrait studio and team photography as well as custom framing to create a one-stop-shop for all your photo needs.

In 2002 we introduced SPX Sports which specialized in photographing sports teams, action photos, community events, and banquets. Shortly after project managers, creative graphic designers and installers joined our team. We work hand-in-hand with colleges, high schools, businesses and individuals to offer graphic design services to Imagine the Possibilities and Take Pictures Further.

We continued with the idea of being a one-stop-shop by having on staff project managers meet with clients, our creative designers come up with unique graphics and our installation team take care of the final product. We keep it all under one roof.

Our Team

Brian Fowler


Since 1982

Beth (Fowler) Rohrich

Operations Manager

Since 2002

Bridget (Fowler) Larson

Photography Manager

Since 2000

Jessie (Fowler) Van Asten

Graphic Designer

Since 2005

Tanya Wieland

Graphic Designer

Since 2018

Karen Fowler

Customer Service

Since 2002

Brady Larson

Production & Installation

Since 2023

Brianna Salfer

Graphic Designer

Since 2023

Interested In Joining Our Team?

SPX is a family-owned and operated company that has been doing business for nearly 4 decades. We are proud of our long history of providing superior products and photographic services to customers both locally and nationally.

Our goal is to provide clients with exceptional service and innovative designs by employing creative individuals and giving them the ability to grow their talents with us.

Graphic Design  •  Photography  •  Graphic Installation

Come to our store to apply or fill out the application below and submit it with your resume to

All images are the property and copyright of SPX.
The images may not be copied or printed for any purpose whatsoever, without written permission from the photographer or without the purchase of a digital copy of each image. If you have any questions contact us for clarification.

Thank You For Your Support

The entire team at SPX thanks you for supporting our locally owned business. Contact us today to help you with your next project.