Michael and Debbie Wilson, owners of Diversified Sign and Graphics, have announced the acquisition of the company by Marcus Higgins and John Elvington. Diversified Signs, a full-service wholesale architectural sign company offering consultation, design, fabrication, and installation throughout the Southeast, specializes in quick-turn manufacturing and has one of the most expansive lists of fabrication equipment in the country, allowing production of virtually any variation of custom signage.
"I am excited about this new chapter in the history of Diversified Sign and Graphics," said Wilson. "I have been working in the signage industry for more than thirty years, and I see in Marcus and John, quite a few of the same traits Diversified has practiced since its founding in 1999. Their relationships with sign resellers will help us make a lasting impression in our industry and set us on a path toward greater growth."
Wilson will remain with Diversified and oversee the company's fabrication and installation departments.
Experienced signage professionals themselves, Higgins and Elvington made the decision to acquire Diversified Signs not only because of the strong manufacturing foundation and capabilities, but also because of the dedication and experience of the existing staff. Together, Higgins and Elvington have nearly a quarter century of work growing other signage businesses. The pair recognized the opportunity to take Diversified's local wholesaling business to a regional level and offer a difference-making advantage in the industry.
"In Diversified Signs, we see an opportunity to grow the business by offering sign companies a partner that will fabricate and install signage for custom projects with tight lead-times," said Higgins. "No matter how demanding the project, we're continuing to work three shifts to have the excess capacity to meet the needs of our customers."
Diversified recently invested in a new sales and interior sign manufacturing office in Charlotte, North Carolina, and an expansion in South Carolina to add thermoforming capabilities.
Previously Higgins worked as a vice president of operations for a national sign company. Elvington has managed millions of dollars in sales during his fifteen-plus years in the signage industry and most recently worked as vice president of sales for a national sign company.
To learn more about DSG and its product and service offerings, visit http://www.diversified-signs.com/index.php.