Celebrating 20 Years of Customer Relationships

Celebrating 20 Years of Customer Relationships

This July marks 20 years since Todd purchased Creative Sign, and the Sign Nerds are excited to celebrate 20 years of customer relationships.

The below video shows just some of the amazing customers we’ve had the privilege to serve over the last 20 years, but we’d like to thank ALL of the customers that have put their trust in Creative Sign!


In 2003, the majority of our projects were semi-truck lettering.  Slowly but surely, Todd built up our customer base by building up our reputation for taking care of our customers.  He stood behind his team and product by offering a better warranty than the competition.

By 2011, Todd brought Sign Consultant Kelli Lax on board, and with her, a whole new level of customer.  Projects like the Menominee Casino and Oneida Casino pylons showed off our in-house fabrication skills, and amazing customers like Subway and Goodwill Industries brought us so much repeat work that we needed to expand our team to accommodate all the interior and exterior signage, window and wall graphics, channel letters, and vehicle wraps we were doing.

As our family of Sign Consultants and Project Managers have grown, the list of excellent customer relationships we are fortunate enough to maintain has grown dramatically.  Again, thank you to each and every one of you that has put your trust in our Creative Sign team for your signage needs!  You have made us what we are today!

Meet our sign professionals


Rockstar of the Quarter:  Amanda Schwartz

Rockstar of the Quarter: Amanda Schwartz

And Creative Sign Rockstar of the Quarter goes to…. Amanda Schwartz!

Position:  Director of Design

Trait of Extreme Awesomeness:  Respect

What her team says about her:  “Amanda is a supportive and motivational team leader. She always keeps an eye out for other people’s wellbeing, while maintaining a fun and professional work environment.  Learning from Amanda has been a blast.”

“She is always striving to find ways to better the company as a whole, as well as herself.  She makes a point to get to know all staff, trying to ensure everyone feels like a part of the Creative Sign family.”

Amanda joined the Creative Sign team in June of 2010 as a Graphics Designer and now heads a team of 5 of the best Designers (and best people) in the world.  

Congrats, Amanda!

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Rockstar of the Quarter: Timothy Porter

Rockstar of the Quarter: Timothy Porter

And Creative Sign Rockstar of the Quarter goes to…. Timothy Porter!


Position:  Graphic Designer

Trait of Extreme Awesomeness:  Equality

What his co-workers have said about him:  “Timothy always treats everyone with respect and expects no favoritism.  He has taken on challenges…and has handled it like a champion.”


“He speaks the truth, plays by the rules, listens with an open mind, and doesn’t play favorites.”


A graduate of NWTC, Timothy began his Creative Sign career as a Production Setup Artist in July of 2019 and quickly showed his aptitude for creative, thorough, and efficient design proofs, becoming a full-time Graphic Designer 6 months later.  Since taking on that role, Timothy has consistently risen to challenges in ever larger and more complex projects, most recently taking on large-scale ADA packages for some of Creative Sign’s biggest clients.


Congrats, Timothy!  Thank you for all your hard work!


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2019 Watchfire Gold Award Winner: Drews True Value

2019 Watchfire Gold Award Winner: Drews True Value

We are proud to see our 2019 Watchfire LED Sign Awards Gold Winner in print!  Thank you to Drews True Value of Port Washington, WI for an excellent project and thank you Watchfire LED for such a quality product and excellent service!



Their signage goals were initially identified with the help of Sign Consultant Jan Padgett-Werdeo and the initial design concept was created on 11-14-17 by Creative Sign Company’s Bill Vandermause and honed in over the next two months.

Drews True Value was looking for a high end and creative monument, using real masonry, to compliment their business.  The asymmetrical 11′-4″ x 10′-9″ monument features a 6′ x 4′ 10mm resolution full color Watchfire message center hanging flagmounted below a vibrant red cabinet with push thru acrylic logo.  Oversized HDU hex bolts fit the business’ look and the message center is used to advertise everything from True Value paint to their countless fastener options.

“Before our new monument sign,” said owner Paul Drew, “our sales had been flat and our customer count had been down.  In mid May our sign was installed and we immediately saw an increase in both sales and customer count.  By the end of the year, we had enjoyed a 7% increase in sales.  A great example of how drastically our sales changed when we used our Watchfire message center to advertise is our MS250 Stihl chainsaw.  We sold three in a year.  Then we advertised its new new sale price on our EMC and sold 10 over the next 10 days.  It’s clear to me that people see it and respond immediately.”

“We show an image of a type of flower we have in stock, broadcasting that it attracts hummingbirds, and they sell out immediately!  Recently, with the snow and ice, we advertised that we had rock salt and ice melter in stock and the response was instant.”

“What I like best about our Watchfire message center,” continued Drew, “is that it’s easy to use.  We download a logo of a product we sell or upload a photo of the type of plant, and with the wireless connection, it’s out there instantly.  It’s instant communication with current and potential customers.”


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Congratulations Creative Sign Company Inc for being a gold winner in our 2019 Watchfire LED Sign Awards! watchfiresigns.com/signawards

Posted by Watchfire Signs on Friday, June 21, 2019