Meet Our Team

Todd Thomas

Owner, President

Contact

Cell:  920-362-1486
Phone:  920-336-8900 ext. 1005
Email:  todd@creativesigncompany.com

Bio

After purchasing the company in 2003, with a staff of seven, Todd has grown the number of employees to over 50, and renovated the building to over double the square footage. He leads his ever-growing team with energy and a love for satisfying every customer. Todd regularly donates signs to good causes, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Sign Association and My Brother’s Keeper.

Brian Meyer

Chief Operating Officer

Contact

Phone:  920-336-8900 ext. 1007
Email:  brian@creativesigncompany.com

Bio

Brian has worked in the sign industry for 18 years with a broad range of experience, including conceptual design and CAD drafting for structures and foundations of architectural signage. Brian works with all departments across the company to ensure that projects are executed beyond customer expectations. His excellent leadership skills, innovative look at company operations, and determination to lead by example has helped Creative Sign blossom into one of the elite sign companies in Northeast Wisconsin.

Steve Boulden

Vice President of Operations

Contact

Phone:  920-336-8900 ext. 1010
Email:  steve@creativesigncompany.com

Bio

In 2012, Steve began an ADA and Engraving Department at Creative Sign.  His one man team grew quickly in employees and machinery, due to Steve’s extensive knowledge and drive to offer the greatest in ADA signage, expanding Creative Sign’s capabilities in the ADA signage industry.  Now in his role as VP of Operations, Steve is a good-natured, but direct, leader.

Sales Team

Kelli Lax

Senior Sign Consultant

Contact

Cell:  920-676-7757
Phone:  920-336-8900
Email:  kelli@creativesigncompany.com

Bio

Kelli’s been selling signs and making businesses happy for over 25 years. She joined Creative Sign in January of 2011, and has extensive knowledge of the many signage solutions available. Kelli’s experience, great taste, and knowledge make her a great sign consult for the client who’s new or cultured in the sign industry.

Janice Padgett-Werdeo

Senior Sign Consultant

Contact

Phone:  920-336-8900 ext. 1013
Email:  janice@creativesigncompany.com

Bio

Jan’s bright smile and accommodating personality makes her a customer favorite.  Her prompt attention keeps the ball rolling on your project, and her 16 years of graphic design experience make her a great source while figuring out your best signage solutions.

Phil Jennings

Senior Sign Consultant

Contact

Cell:  920-360-0557
Phone:  920-336-8900
Email:  phil@creativesigncompany.com

Bio

Phil’s kind-hearted nature, and the care he shows to each of his customers is evident with every project he tackles.  When you work with Phil, you know he cares deeply for you and your business, and wants to do his best to help you succeed in your signage goals.  Phil has been in marketing and advertising sales since 1985, and joined the Creative Sign team in 2015.

Tracy Burkel

ADA Project Coordinator

Contact

Phone:  920-336-8900 ext. 1009
Email:  tracy@creativesigncompany.com

Bio

Tracy’s extensive knowledge in all things ADA, is trumped only by her accommodating and chipper personality. Her thoroughness makes her a huge asset to any ADA project, where the smallest details can make a big difference!

Kelsy-Ann Hayes

Sign Consultant

Contact

Cell:  920-495-0485
Phone:  920-336-8900
Email:  kelsy@creativesigncompany.com

Bio

After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Cross Media Graphics Management, Kelsy joined the sign industry in 2015. Her experience working in various roles, such as graphics and design, gives Kelsy a great understanding of the entire signage process, from the initial contact with the customer all the way through installation.

Jessie Niles

Sign Consultant / Service Coordinator

Contact

Phone:  920-336-8900 ext. 1006
Email:  jessica@creativesigncompany.com

Bio

Jessie is a reliable and organized person who brings over 20 years of experience managing projects and servicing clients to the table.  Passionate about helping people, her background in printing and production helps her communicate sign materials and methods to her customers.

Vehicle Graphics Sales

Greg Schmidt

Vehicle Graphics Specialist

Contact

Phone:  920-336-8900 ext. 1008
Email:  greg@creativesigncompany.com

Bio

Greg specializes in the sales and design of custom, quality vehicle graphics and wraps. He’ll be happy to assist you with an estimate, a design, and any questions you may have about your vehicle graphics.

Design Team

About Design

Our award-winning design team creates innovative and eye-catching signs, logos, graphics and marketing materials.  Our designers layout comprehensive and dynamic proofs to help you picture your perfect sign or vehicle wrap (see an example).  Our beautiful and functional designs ensure your business will be sending the right message to your customers.  Complete sign schedules, installation guides, branding and signage guides available.  No logo?  No problem!  Start off on the right foot when you let our talented artists create the right branding for your business.

View Our Award-Winning Sign Designs 

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Contact

Amanda Schwartz
Director of Design
Phone: 920-336-8900 ext. 1002

Email: amanda@creativesigncompany.com

ADA Team

About ADA

Creative Sign Company began designing, producing, shipping and installing ADA compliant signage in 2012. Today, we now send ADA signs all over the country! We excel at providing completely compliant and creative ADA signage packages, using the best in quality materials and construction methods. Don’t risk it! Contact Creative Sign’s team of ADA specialists to ensure your signs are compliant… and look amazing!

Download a pdf document of ADA rules and regulations

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Contact

Steve Boulden
Vice President of Operations
Phone: 920-336-8900 ext. 1010

Email: steve@creativesigncompany.com

Tracy Burkel
ADA Project Coordinator/Designer
Phone: 920-336-8900 ext. 1009

Email: tracy@creativesigncompany.com

Graphics Team

About Graphics

With years of printing and graphics installation experience, as well as the latest in equipment and materials, our graphics team can tackle any project, big or small.  Whether you need a dynamic vehicle wrap or a huge wall mural, our professional and thorough team has it covered… literally!  Ask about our 3D textured prints!

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Contact

Joe Bott
Graphics Manager
Phone: 920-336-8900 ext. 1004

Email: joe.bott@creativesigncompany.com

Greg Schmidt
Vehicle Graphics Specialist
Phone: 920-336-8900 ext. 1008

Email: greg@creativesigncompany.com

Fabrication Team

About Fabrication

There is no substitution for quality fabrication!  Our signage is warrantied for a reason.  We stand behind our product, and our people making it.  With a skilled group of experienced and analytic fabricators, Creative Sign sets itself apart from our competition with a focus on high quality, practical-construction, easy to service and long-lasting signage.

Check out our tools and machinery

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Contact

Scott Barrett
Director of Manufacturing
Phone: 920-336-8900 ext. 1023

Email: scott@creativesigncompany.com

Install & Service Team

About Install

Creative Sign Company understands that great customer service doesn’t just mean having an excellent sign consultant at the start of your project, it means having a quality experience throughout your whole project.  We hope our professional and experienced install and service team are the bow on top of your extensive signage project.  We focus on timely, safe and efficient installation practices across our entire team, as well as thorough communication across your entire project.

Graphics can come to you, too!  Onsite installation of graphics are available for anything from store hours to extensive vehicle graphics.  Don’t let an inexperienced hand tarnish your look with imperfect installation.  We have 3M certified graphics installers ready to help!

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Contact

Trent Nolan
Install & Service Manager
Phone: 920-336-8900 ext. 1025

Email: trent@creativesigncompany.com

Administrative & Accounting Team

About Administrative

From the moment you walk into our front door, you’ll notice what sets Creative Sign Company above the competition – our people!  Our essential front office staff and administrative team are friendly, helpful and timely, making sure that your experience is a pleasant one from your first contact to your final payment.  This group of quality, caring individuals support our everyday operations so our department teams can do their best work and your project can be designed, built and installed to perfection!

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Contact

Phone: 920-336-8900

Email: info@creativesigncompany.com