Northampton County Chamber of Commerce presented the Business of the Year award to Eastern Shore Signs, LLC .
In a statement from the Chamber, “In May of 2011, Northampton County gained a startup company we didn’t know we needed. Andy Buchholz has over 30 years of graphic design, desktop publishing, printing industry and sign industry experience. The County is lucky he moved from the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia to lower Northampton County to open Eastern Shore Signs, LLC. This small sign company started in his home in the historic district of Cape Charles.
People would stop by and pick up custom t-shirts he had printed for them off his front porch for the first three years of the business. Business picked up and he moved his operation to an old bank building in the heart of downtown Cheriton. If anyone visited Andy, Jeremy, Mike and May in the old Shore Bank building you probably know of the confined space they were working in and were also renting across the street for storage. Eastern Shore Signs has printers for banners, signs, stickers, vinyl decals for vehicles, t-shirts, billboards and so much more. They also have a cutting machine that cuts signs and temples for company’s products.
Eastern Shore signs was growing rapidly and in December of 2016 they started the renovation of a 1,500 square foot old church down the street from downtown Cheriton. The old church was the perfect location for the new Eastern Shore Signs but 2,800 more square feet was needed.
Almost exactly a year ago today, Eastern Shore Signs broke ground on the manufacturing space. After 8 months of permits and building, in November Eastern Shore Signs hosted an open house groundbreaking their new space. They now have a printing service available for any small coping or printing needs.
Eastern Shore Signs has stepped up the automation game in 2018. At the beginning of February a 36’ x 144’ conveyor dryer was unpacked in the new facility. A month ago their new automated silk-screener machine arrived which will make the process of making t-shirts a lot easier. This month has been the biggest growth of all, Eastern Shore Signs has created two new jobs in Northampton County.
An excellent service the company has is last minute printing. Sometimes things need to be printed the day before and event and they can get it printed for you!
Another thing the community loves about Eastern Shore Signs is how much they give back. Andy and his team are always helping non-profits and businesses on and off the Shore get the word about causes that are important to them.
Jeremy Ayersman has been with the company for three years and Mike Celli for two. These two guys make it easy for Andy to be involved in every organization in Northampton County.
Eastern Shore Signs is a perfect example of Chamber members helping Chamber members.”
Transcript of awards provided by Northampton County Chamber of Commerce
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