Sign Master Signs was started in 1987 by Phil Engen as a sign installation company. Over the years, Phil added making custom signage on a small scale to the business. In 2000, Phil’s son, Barry, and daughter-in-law, Kim, took over Sign Master. They greatly expanded the creation side of Sign Master and the services offered, including vinyl services and residential panels. In 2015, Barry and Kim’s son-in-law, Joseph, and his childhood friend, Cory, took over. Joseph and Cory have continued to grow the services offered, channel letters, routing, and contracted installation services, making us a full-service sign shop!
Meet the Sign Masters
Joe started with Sign Master in 2012 as a sign technician before becoming an owner. You’ll see him running around the shop wearing all the hats!
Joe attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he double majored in accounting and finance. When not at Sign Master, Joe loves to spend time with his wife, three kids, and dogs… and, of course, golfing!
Joe’s favorite thing about working at Sign Master is that every day is something new.
Cory started with Sign Master in 2014 as a sign technician before becoming an owner. He is not afraid of a little hard work and is always on job sites helping.
Cory attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he majored in finance and supply chain management. Outside of Sign Master, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three boys, and dog…and cannot forget golfing!
Cory’s favorite things about working at Sign Master are the amazing employees, and there is always something new to learn.
Angela joined Sign Master in 2020 as the office manager. She covers any and everything on the administrative side of things, from routes to invoices.
Angela attended the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, where she majored in professional strategic communication with a minor in management. Previously, she worked as a selling supervisor, merchandise coordinator, Origins counter manager, and Clinique counter manager in retail settings. Angela enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and pets. She likes trying new restaurants and is a Bravo fanatic.
Angela’s favorite things about working at Sign Master are the flexibility and bringing Hugo to work.
Alec joined Sign Master in 2020 as a graphic designer. Though design is his forte, he also dabbles in sign production and installation.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a graphic design major, he worked as a production artist and JR graphic designer. Alec enjoys Olympic weightlifting, watching Marvel movies, and making breakfast for dinner…his potato pancakes are world-famous!
Alec’s favorite thing about working at Sign Master is his best buddy, Hugo.
Eric started with Sign Master as a part-time sign technician in 2016. Then in 2022 joined us full-time as a project manager. He covers everything from customer consultations to installations.
Eric graduated from the University of Wisconsin Lacrosse with a health and physical education teaching degree. Prior to Sign Master, Eric was a health and physical education teacher in Fond du Lac and then DeForest. Eric is the head coach for the DeForest High School boys basketball (Go Norskies!) and enjoys spending time with his wife, two kids, and golden retriever.
Eric’s favorite things about working at Sign Master are the work atmosphere and building customer relationships.
Jeremy joined Sign Master in 2022 as a project manager. He is overseeing everything involved with our recently added CNC routing services.
Before coming to Sign Master, Jeremy worked as an assistant golf professional, quality control technician, and in several manufacturing positions. Jeremy enjoys fly fishing, bow hunting, and videography. He even has his own videography business, Visual Advantage Productions.
Jeremey’s favorite things about working at Sign Master are the flexibility, friendly work environment, and the variety of work.
Kevin joined Sign Master in 2022 as a sign technician. He covers residential and commercial installations.
Kevin attended the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Pharmacy. Previously, Kevin worked for Walgreens pharmacy and his family dairy farm. Kevin enjoys spending time with his fiance and their cats, as well as his many nieces and nephews. Also, a huge Milwaukee Bucks fan.
Kevin’s favorite thing about working at Sign Master is the family environment.
Hugo joined Sign Master in 2021. He can be found begging in the breakroom, napping in his mom’s office, and searching for things to eat off the floor.
Before Sign Master, Hugo was a stay-at-home dog. Hugo enjoys going to doggie daycare and hanging out with his parents and human and cat sisters.
Hugo’s favorite things about working at Sign Master are greeting everyone that comes in and the ability to nap on the job.