Her business is certainly an outlet for
her artistic talents. Petrie said her favorite thing to do is vehicle graphics. “You have that empty canvas and can fill that up,” she said. She can help design and apply graphics to all types of vehicles, from passenger cars and police cars to box trucks and semis. Her sign shop once served as a car wash so she has a bay into which she can pull vehicles to provide the right conditions for applying graphics year-round.
She also has to go off-site to do her work on occasion, of course, such as a recent job in which she installed graphics on two Mid-Shores Disposal dumpsters per day over a period of nine days.
Her work can be seen on vehicles and buildings of local and area businesses, from Altitude Roofing to Maintenance Plus to Henning’s Cheese. She said she still gets a kick when she passes a vehicle or building with her work on it. The majority of her business comes from the immediate area. “I haven’t had to travel too far,” she said, pointing out work she has done in Marytown, Chilton, and Brillion. She has done work for Door County Coffee in Sturgeon Bay, and also can and has produced product labeling which opens up even broader markets for her skills.
Engelwood Signs’ work in the area of trophies and plaques also can be found in schools, businesses, and homes throughout the area. From the New Holstein Pool League to area fishing tournaments to the recent New Holstein Area Chamber of Commerce Soup Cook-Off, Engelwood Signs has provided the awards. Laser engraving on metal or wood is done right in her shop and is just one of the ways Engelwood Signs can provide recognition for a job well done.
To schedule some work or to find out more about Engelwood Signs, stop in, call 898-1776, or e-mail pennypetrie5@ gmail.com.