DeSigns Inc., is a family owned and operated business since 1989. We are a Veteran owned small business, as well as a certified SWaM business. Our creative team keeps us operating efficiently, each member bringing unique talents to the table. The customer service crew helps our customers see their vision come to life. We have two in house graphic designers that will create a dynamic design for your company. Our production crew is a diverse hands-on group that upholds our quality standards. We’re proud to have Veterans working in our team. DeSigns is a team of professionals working together to provide our customers with the highest quality, cutting edge printed products at a competitive price. Each associate is focused on respect, assistance, and integrity for our customers
Michelle started the business along with her father in 1989 after graduating from TCC with a degree in graphic design. She later realized her true interest in the company was in customer service. Quality, customer commitment, and teamwork are values she has upheld at DeSigns. She has also helped to expand the business over the years with promotional products such as pens, cups, and business cards. Along with her passion for DeSigns Inc., she is a loving mother to three girls: Madison, Elizabeth, and Lilly, along with two dogs: Napoleon and Ruby. You may have seen her driving one of her girls (or dogs!) around in our company Transit. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, baking, sitting on her back deck with a glass of wine and reading. Michelle’s husband Dave runs the Virginia Beach location. He has been part of the company for over 18 years. Beginning in production and going on to learn other aspects of the company, Dave is also 3M certified.
Joe and Mary had a dream to move to VA from RI in 1989 to start their own company. After deliberating with their four children about what business would best serve their community, they decided that everyone needs a sign! With Michelle's knowledge of art and design, she was ready to start her journey with DeSigns Inc. The small business started out of their home with all four kids weeding vinyl, assembling signs, and folding flyers for distribution. DeSigns Inc. opened in its first location on the south side of the Great Bridge and 14 years later, after expanding and purchasing some of the latest printers, moved to the north side of the bridge in our iconic yellow building! Today Joe and Mary are “retired” and are able to enjoy their seven grandchildren, golfing, traveling, and being with friends. (Joe, however, will never really retire and will always be involved in the business because he just can’t stay away!) Now Michelle and Joey run the company.
Joey is a Great Bridge HS alumnus and also has a degree in Automotive Technology. He started working at the shop part-time when he was in high school in the late ’90s and moved to full-time shortly after. He is in charge of production, some sales and has helped expand the business by implementing 3M Certified vehicle wraps, screen printing and engraving. We built a large bay garage in the back of the Chesapeake store, and today it stays busy with vehicles and installations. Through various professional development opportunities, Joey continues to learn and offer the best products and service to our customers by getting 3M Certified as an installer and helping DeSigns get MCS Certified. Along with being dedicated to DeSigns Inc., Joey enjoys spending time with his son, Little Joey, dog Pixie, and family. Running, cooking, and golfing are some of his passions. Joey’s wife, Bree, works at the Chesapeake location, she has been with the company since 2010. She transitioned to part-time after having Lil’ Joey, who you will see running around DeSigns when she’s there. Along with some sales, she focuses on marketing, networking, and customer & employee relations. They are expecting another son in the summer of 2018.