Posts tagged with "Eight38 Sign Co."
A little more than two years ago, my brother told me he was opening up a business. He had a vision to provide local area businesses with the signs and products they needed to stand out and leave an impression in the community.
Opening a business had been a dream for my brother since childhood. All of a sudden, the dream became reality.
He wasn't nervous at all, but that was okay, because I was worried enough for everyone involved! ;)
Next month, Eight38 Sign Co. will celebrate it's second anniversary. It has surpassed every single one of Kyle's expectations, and today, it is a successful, thriving business.
I could not be more proud of my brother.
For the past two weeks, I've been privvy to a behind-the-scenes view of the business as the newest part-time employee. And this is what I've got to say:
While I couldn't be any more proud of my brother, I am absolutely astounded when I stop and consider what God has done. :)
Eight38 started with two friends: one to make the signs and one to sell them. Within no time, the amount of work outpaced the number of employees. My sister-in-law joined the team as a graphic designer. Two friends joined the team: one as a part-time production assisstant and one as an office manager. Over the past year, six others have joined the team.
Now, Eight38 Sign Co. is a well-oiled machine, and it is really, really cool to watch them work. Each and every one of the key players are absolutely phenomenal. You can say I'm biased and all, but these people are really, really, really great at what they do.
Eight38's list of clients is already over 600 clients strong. That's more than one new client for every day the business has been open.
It is just incredible to stand still and look around at what God has built.
I'm so thankful. :)
Goodness, I'm just typing these words, and I'm crying. I am so incredibly proud of you, Bubba. The team you have allowed God to put together is mind-blowing. I love watching you all work together, laugh together, make decisions together.
You and your team consistently put out work that looks like it's been done by one of the best design firms in the nation. You and your team drive boring old pick-up trucks into that little garage of yours and when the trucks come back out again...
Well, they look like this:
Not to mention what you've done with my favorite piece of real estate in all of Lafayette:
Not a single day goes by that I don't see at least one piece of your work around town. (And I'm not including the times I intentionally drive by your business just to see your trucks, smile to myself, thank God for you, and pray for you.)
I'm just incredibly proud of you, and I wanted to take some time to let you know that. I don't think I tell you enough.
I love you, Bub. I love you a lot. :)