Who makes signs in Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County? I do: Augusta Sign Company that is.
I, Mark Hackley, founded Tree Street Signs in 1990, two years after settling in Waynesboro, Virginia. Beginning in my home on Pine Avenue and then gradually growing into shops on Charlotte Avenue, followed by a larger one in Crimora, I steadily increased the business from one customer to over a thousand in ten years.
The small business grew so fast that I could hardly keep up with the orders! It was a true blessing, but I had a hard time managing it all. Giving into all the stress of starting up a new business, and then taking it to new levels, I sold the company to the Wilcoxen family in 2000. The new owners soon moved the business from Crimora to Stuarts Draft; then tragedy struck twice and both owners passed away, leaving the business an empty shell and ghostly reminder of days gone by when customers were helped and new sign identities were fabricated and installed all around Augusta County. Tree Street Signs had been in business for 19 years and I was sad that it died out.
After I sold the sign company, I went into sales and marketing within the sign industry and with a non-profit organization that helped hungry people. I always dreamed of getting back into the sign business on my own again, but to tell the truth, I was a little scared to start over. But then, little stepping-stone miracles happened, and now I’m back in business again full-time, fifteen years later.
Many things are the same and some things are different than before:
WHAT’S THE SAME?
- Licensed Class B Virginia Contractor
- Dedicated to Product Quality and Customer Service
- Strong Sign Design Capabilities
- Specializing in Hand-Crafted Quality, Custom Wood Signs
- Good/ Better/ Best Options
- Range of Customers will be from Small Entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 Companies
- Many Returning Customers
- Many New Customers
- No Sales Office; I come to you when you need help with a signage project
- Smaller, More Selective Workload: Our products and services are valuable to your image and worth the wait in scheduling your project!