Graphcom of Gettysburg, PA, Acquires Sign Company to Expand Its Existing Signage Capabilities
GETTYSBURG, PA—November 26, 2014—Designs of the Times, a Washington, DC-area signage company, has agreed to terms that will make it a division of Graphcom Inc., a full-service communications and marketing agency based in Gettysburg, PA.
Graphcom President Matt Livelsberger called the merger “a natural fit,” as the agreement will add to Graphcom’s existing signage division with a depth of employee experience and host of production capabilities that include routing, sandblasting stations, and a paint room.
At the same time, DOTT’s longtime and loyal customer base will have access to Graphcom’s core marketing services. Pat Schoelen, former owner of DOTT and newly named vice president of the combined Graphcom signage division, said that “with print, creative and interactive capabilities now available to us as part of Graphcom, we can help clients define their message and reach the right audience in many more ways.”
According to Livelsberger, the two companies “have the same values and same strong desire to push service and quality for our clients to new levels. You just don’t meet people with that common purpose every day. We are looking forward to doing great work for our clients together.”
Signage production will remain at DOTT’s existing Frederick, MD, facility, according to Greg Allen, CEO and founder of Graphcom Inc. “We already have a strong presence in the Frederick area, and this decision only strengthens our commitment to those local clients and employees,” he noted.
About Designs of the Times
Established in 1978, Designs of the Times has steadily grown over the years to become a regional leader in signage and environmental graphics. Located in Frederick, MD, DOTT serves clients in the Metro DC-area as well as Pennsylvania and Maryland.
About Graphcom Inc.
Founded in 1982, Graphcom is an award-winning marketing firm located in Gettysburg, PA. The organization includes a creative agency, signage division, publishing division, digital flags and scenic effects division (Field and Floor FX), as well as a full-service commercial printing division with G7 Process Control Master Printer and FSC certifications.