Company Info

                              

Who We Are

Design Center Signs, Inc. is a state of Texas HUB and woman-owned certified firm. We offer a complete array of brand services such as: design, site surveys, permitting, fabrication, program management, installation, and electrical sign maintenance/repair. We are a single source partner for competitive custom image, advertising, signage and graphics products.

We have a retail showroom for your convenience or our staff of experienced sales consultants can meet with you at your facility by appointment. Thousands of imprinted promotional products are available for review on the website 24/7.

History

In 1988, Design Center Signs & Banners was started by Rick and Jody Unger in the garage of their home to produce vinyl pin striping and other sign and banner products. In 1997, John and Nancy Johnson purchased the company and built a new retail fabrication facility on the site of the Unger's home.

In 2006, Paul and Nita Ingle purchased the firm, adding commercial and architectural sign experience to the operation. In 2007 and 2008, a project management group, installation and service fleet was added. During this time, the company was awarded minority certifications to work with contractors for bid and design/build projects such as hospitals, schools, government buildings, etc.

To focus on the expanding regional reach of the business and solidify a single source vendor approach, the company was renamed Design Center Signs in 2009.  In 2011, the company relocated to a new 16,000 square foot facility on 4 acres. During 2011, the firm acquired CCC Printing LTD. Co. to expand screen printing and corporate apparel decorating capabilities. 

The company was the winner of the 2013 BBB Award For Excellence, selected from 2,500 accredited businesses in 19 Texas counties. In 2013, Kirkland Sign Company was acquired to increase production and installation capabilities. This addition catapulted the organization to become the largest branding company between Dallas-Shreveport and Texarkana-Houston. In June, 2014, the company became a UL Certified fabricator. Since 2007, the company has won over 14 sign and graphics design awards from the Texas Sign Association. In 2015, Design Center Signs, Inc. was granted certification as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) by The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC.) Founded in 1997, it is the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States. A copy of this certification is available upon request.

Clients include regional and national firms such as Capital Senior Living, Brookshire Grocery Company, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, UT Health Northeast, Southside Bank, CBS-19, KETK-56, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler Junior College, Texas Tech, Prosperity Bank, ETMC, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital System, Whataburger, and contractors around the southwest.

*UL 48 – Electric Signs UXYT, UXYT7, UZBL, UZBL7 

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