About Us

DeSigns Inc. has been a family-owned and operated business since 1989. We are a veteran-owned small business and a certified SWaM business. Our creative team keeps us operating efficiently, each member bringing unique talents. The customer service crew helps our customers see their vision come to life. We have two in-house graphic designers to create a dynamic design for your company.

Our production crew is a diverse, hands-on group that upholds our quality standards. We’re proud to have Veterans working in our team. DeSigns is a team of professionals working to provide our customers with the highest quality, cutting-edge printed products at a competitive price. Each associate is focused on respect, assistance, and integrity for our customers.

DeSigns Inc. is family-owned business.
Michelle Lais

Michelle Lais – “Head Cheese”

Michelle is “THE” Head Cheese of DeSigns Inc. She started working for her father at DeSigns in 1989 and now has taken over day-to-day operations. She is highly knowledgeable of the sign business and provides fantastic customer support to her customers. In addition to running the company, she enjoys running 10K and 5K races.

Along the way, she even persuaded the rest of the DeSigns team to get running! A lot has changed in Michelle’s life in the last year, including an astonishing 85lb. weight loss and an engagement to her soulmate, Drew! At home, she stays busy raising three daughters, her dog Napoleon, and two cats.

Joe and Mary Mazur – “Retired and Loving It”

Joe and Mary dreamed of moving to VA from RI in 1989 to start their own company. After deliberating with their four children about what business would best serve their community, they decided everyone needs a sign! With Michelle’s knowledge of art and design, she was ready to start her journey with DeSigns Inc.

The small business started in their home with all four kids weeding vinyl, assembling signs, and folding flyers for distribution. DeSigns Inc. opened its first location on the south side of the Great Bridge, and 14 years later, after expanding and purchasing some of the latest printers, moved to the north side of the bridge in our iconic yellow building!

Today, Joe and Mary are “retired” and can enjoy their seven grandchildren golfing, traveling, and being with friends. (Joe, however, will never really retire and will always be involved in the business because he can’t stay away!) Now Michelle and Joey run the company.

Joe and Mary Mazur at DeSigns Inc.
Joey Mazur at DeSigns Inc.

Joey Mazur – “Letterhead”

Joey is a Great Bridge HS alumnus with a degree in Automotive Technology. He started working at the shop part-time in high school in the late ’90s and moved to full-time shortly after. He is in charge of production and some sales and has helped expand the business by implementing 3 M-certified vehicle wraps, screen printing, and engraving.  Joey continues to learn and offer our customers the best products and services by getting 3M Certified as an installer and helping DeSigns get 3M MCS Certified.

Along with being dedicated to DeSigns Inc., Joey enjoys spending time with his sons, Little Joey and Judah, dog Pixie, and family. Running, cooking, and golfing are some of his passions. Joey’s wife, Bree, has been with the company since 2010. She transitioned to part-time after having Lil’ Joey. You may see the boys running around DeSigns when she’s there. Along with some sales, she focuses on marketing, networking, and customer & employee relations.
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