Graphcom Acquires Successful Frederick Signage Firm

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Graphcom, Inc. acquires Designs of the Times to expand existing signage capabilities.

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Bringing DOTT into our family of companies couldn’t be a more natural fit. We have the same values and same strong desire to push service and quality for our clients to new levels.

Graphcom, Inc., a full-service communications and marketing agency in Gettysburg, Pa., and Designs of the Times, a D.C.-area signage company, have agreed to terms that will make Designs of the Times (DOTT) a Graphcom company.

The acquisition will add to Graphcom’s existing signage division with a host of production capabilities and employee experience. Pat Schoelen, former owner of DOTT and newly named Vice President of the combined Graphcom signage division, said “having routing, sandblasting stations and a paint room are just some of the many enhancements that DOTT brings to Graphcom.”

At the same time, DOTT’s longtime and loyal customer base will now be introduced to Graphcom’s core marketing services. “With print, creative and interactive capabilities now available to us as part of Graphcom, we can help clients define their message and reach the right audience in many more ways,” Schoelen said.

Signage production will remain at DOTT’s existing Frederick, MD facility, according to Greg Allen, CEO and founder of Graphcom, Inc. “We already have a strong presence in the Frederick area, and this decision only strengthens our commitment to those local clients and employees,” he said.

Graphcom President Matt Livelsberger agreed. “Bringing DOTT into our family of companies couldn’t be a more natural fit. We have the same values and same strong desire to push service and quality for our clients to new levels,” he said. “You just don’t meet people with that common purpose every day. We are looking forward to doing great work for our clients together.”

About Designs of the Times
Established in 1978, Designs of the Times has steadily grown over the years to become a regional leader in signage and environmental graphics. Located in Frederick, MD, DOTT serves clients in the Metro D.C. area as well as Pennsylvania and Maryland.

About Graphcom
Founded in 1982, Graphcom is an award-winning marketing firm located in Gettysburg, Pa. The organization includes a creative agency, signage division, publishing division, digital flags and scenic effects division (Field and Floor FX), as well as a full-service commercial printing division with G7 Process Control Master Printer and FSC certifications. For more information about Graphcom’s services, visit http://www.graphcom.com.

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