Kelley - SGS Owner & Chief Everything Officer

The Mighty Kelley

Owner & Chief Everything Officer, Chief Coffee Consumer, Profit Prognosticator

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I’m happy living in Vancouver – but how cool would it be to also have an Oregon beach house, a Rocky Mountain cabin, and a pied-a-terre in Paris?

What is your favorite project?
My two daughters

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Power to keep my house clean at all times, and to be in 2 places at once

What's your favorite zoo animal?
Polar bears and sea otters

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Open my own business

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
I don’t know. Literally. It was on a trip to China and I still don’t really know what it was!

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Beware of unexpected sarcasm

What is one thing you will never do again?
Be 29

Taylor at SGS Graphic

The Mighty Taylor

Production Perfectionist, Sign Savant, and Resident Anti-optimist

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
The Moon, I hear the rent is reasonable.

What is your favorite project?
The jobs that seem complex, but install like a breeze.

Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Who said I needed someone to be stranded with?

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Matter Manipulation, a la Apocalypse from the marvel universe.

What's your favorite zoo animal?
The ones not in a zoo

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Assume.

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
This feels like a trick question, but I’ll say Oysters.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Warning: Caustic

What is one thing you will never do again?
Peel vinyl off a vehicle in the heat of summer without a canopy or some shade.

Austin in front of computer in Specialty Graphics office

The Mighty Austin

Designer, Computer Mouse Tamer, Vector Viceroy and wearer of obscure t-shirts

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Somewhere with free rent $$$

What is your favorite project?
Any one where I can add my own touch

Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Star the office pooch

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
To read (and change) people’s minds

What's your favorite zoo animal?
The escaped ones

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
Showing personal are in galleries

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Packing peanuts, because Taylor said to do it.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Nothing, just a mug shot

What is one thing you will never do again?
Answer unsolicited surveys

jolene nelson vancouver wa

The Mighty Jolene

Stupendous Salesperson, Clientele Wrangler, Assistant Coffee Consumer

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Arizona in the winter/spring, Vancouver USA in the Summer and New England in the fall.

What is your favorite project?
Anything I can make! Woodworking, crafting etc.

Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
Someone who could build a boat out of deserted island supplies...so probably my husband, he’s pretty crafty.

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
The power to make people be kind to each other.

What's your favorite zoo animal?
Giraffe. They are cool.

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
When I was a professional daredevil I did so many daring things that I couldn’t name just one...(does that sound believable Jeff?) 😉

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Crow...but I probably eat that a lot more than I care to admit.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Warning: sometimes the words come faster than the reasonable thoughts!

What is one thing you will never do again?
Live in Alaska

Man in chicken hat holding microphone

The Mighty Jeff

Brick House (He's Mightay, Mightay), Resident Grey Beard, Marketing Maven, Head Humorist

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I’ve lived all over the USA and I keep coming back here.

What is your favorite project?
The giant freezer doors at Clark County Food Bank

Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island?
A boat building survival expert

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
My superpower IS Parking Karma. No matter where I drive I always get rock star parking. It’s a little freaky sometimes.

What's your favorite zoo animal?
Otters. Sea and River. I want a river otter but Kelley won’t let me get one. Something about territorial, sharp teeth and smelly, half-eaten dead fish.

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
I once chaperoned a high school trip to Disneyland.

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
I was at a banquet in China and was passed a plate of what looked like snails. I thought, hmm, probably like escargot, so I ate one. If they were snails, they were the ‘look what I found in the alley’ variety. I’m guessing someone lost a bet when I ate one. Imagine the most disgusting smell and then put it in shell and eat it.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Adult supervision recommended

What is one thing you will never do again?
Let a Berlin cab driver take the scenic route to the airport. That and the snails.

Star - Specialty Graphics Solutions Office Dog

The Mighty Star - Office Dog

Grande Dame Dog, Bed Warmer, Stress Removal Technician, Biscuit Begger

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Any place that has food, water and one of those gigantic dog beds.

What is your favorite project?
Most of my projects get picked up immediately

Who would you want to be stranded with on a deserted island? Anyone who has food, water and one of those gigantic dog beds

If you were a super-hero, what powers would you have?
Squirrel catching

What's your favorite zoo animal?
Humans

What's the most daring thing you've ever done?
I’m a rescue dog. Try staying alive on your own for weeks.

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
Earplugs, crayons, black licorice jelly beans (wait those didn’t stay down)

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Do not feed black licorice jelly beans.

What is one thing you will never do again?
Go hungry.

Sign making is in our blood.  Not literally because that would be gross.  It’s one of our passions.  We’re THOSE people who wake up and can’t wait to go to work each morning.  Every day brings something new.  Since all of our work is custom signs we see each sign making project as unique.  As you can see from our bios it takes a unique kind of person to create unique graphics and signs.

There are many Vancouver, WA sign shops.  Our staff takes great pride in the fact that 85% of our business is repeat or referral.  Our staff has the ability to see projects from the customers point of view.  Small imperfections in our work rarely leave our sign shop.  We are that picky.  We even track our pickiness.

Taking some liberties with IKEA names, we track GÏRTFTGet Ït Right The First Time is our pickiness metric.  GÏRTFT runs about 98% (hey, no one’s perfect!)  There is a learning curve to sign making, and it’s steep.  Remember, every project is unique.  In our production room, there are lots of sharp knives and that requires steady hands.  One small slip and it something to be replaced (not fingers, all of the Mighty Sign Makers still have ten each).  Sign Installations are another area fraught with danger.  We’re really good at it but if something does go wrong we point it out to the customer and then make it right.  We don’t believe in ‘they’ll never notice’ or ‘that’s close enough’.

High quality is something we strive to do on all projects such as Fleet Graphics, Lobby Signs, Reception Signs, Truck Wraps, Building Signs, Banners, Post and Panel Freestanding signs, Window lettering, and Trade Show displays to name a few.  Take a minute and fill out the form below or give us a call at 360-635-5556 and a real human being will respond quickly.  And we call people back too….

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