Dick Clark… “I’m the production guy. I handle most of the purchasing, production scheduling, job execution and the hand carving. Joe helps out with the fancy painting like blends or pictorials, but he’s primarily in the office while I direct the fabrication aspects of shop. I get to see the jobs unfold before my eyes, step by step, from raw materials into things of lasting beauty. It’s exciting to step back at the end of a project and realize we’ve created something of substance and permanence that will quite literally change the face of the community. I love this business!”
Joe Rees… “I’m the designer. I take the clients ideas and transform them into visual form. I do the bulk of the sales and presentations, and dealing with permit issues. I also make the work orders, shop drawings, parts patterns, and the lettering stencils for Dick to carve from. A lot of what I do is accomplished at the computer now, which thrills me. For someone who’s been designing and making signs since the ’70s (BC-before computers) modern technology has dramatically improved our efficiency, communication, design freedom and production. It’s a new era. But as great as all these new toys are, it’s the people who get the job done, and having someone of Dick’s calibre on the production side keeps things flowing smoothly.”
We operate out of a compact post and beam barn in Eastham, MA on Cape Cod. The Cape is literally an island, sliced off the mainland by the Cape Cod Canal, hanging out in the Atlantic ocean some 45 miles Southeast of Boston. The weather is temperate, the scenery is spectacular, and the business climate is “resort-seasonal”. Because much of the Cape is historic (think Pilgrims) most areas are tightly controled in size and placement of signs, but because it’s also highly competitive for the tourist dollar, what signs are allowed MUST be top notch, something special to catch the eye and initiate the impulse to stop and buy. In an era of bigger and cheaper, how refreshing to serve a clientelly that requires smaller and better. And since high style and high quality make perfect companions we’ve geared our whole philosopy to just that – giving the best of our abilities. What a concept!
So even though we’re this really small company, we’re backed by a fabulous supporting cast of proven subcontractors and seasoned helpers as necessary, allowing us the flexibility to grow or shrink at will to accomodate almost any size job while staying competitive. Large or small, one piece or hundreds, local or across the world, if it’s carved or dimensional and you need it to be done right, we want to be part of it. Drop us your specs or if the project’s still in the planning stage let us help you get the ball rolling. Email or call for prompt, experienced consultation.
- Dick & Joe