Graphic House, Inc., in business for more than 40 years, is a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and an industry-leading sign company. Headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin, we have additional offices located throughout the state and the Midwest. We offer superior custom design, fabrication, installation, and service to national accounts as well as to companies in the region.
Our clients rely on us for their signage solutions and needs. We collaborate closely with each client, as well as with general contractors, architects, and designers, to ensure that every project is completed to each client’s satisfaction — and completed on time and within budget.
Graphic House is a proud member of the following associations:
- NAM (National Association of Manufacturers)
- ISA (International Sign Association)
- Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce
- Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce
- Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce
The History of Graphic House Signs
Graphic House, Inc. began in 1976 when H. Bren Hartinger (our founder) arrived in Wausau fresh out of school to work for another sign company. That job did not last long, but Bren had a vision of creating a company that cared about quality and long-lasting relationships.
With barely $300 in his pocket, Mr. Hartinger went from door to door trying to market his talents as a sign painter. He lettered windows, doors and vehicles; he painted wood signs and anything else that didn't require expensive tools or equipment to complete the work. He saved enough money for schooling and, upon graduating from the Chicago Institute of Lettering and Design, Bren opened the company he had always dreamed of — one that is dedicated to providing the highest value product, delivered on time, to each and every customer.
The years went by and profits began to grow. In 1981, Mr. Hartinger moved the company to its current location at 9204 Packer Drive in Wausau, Wisconsin. As the company grew, its vision began to change, becoming more focused on the electrical side of the sign industry and to serving the regional and national clients as well as the local companies. The quality of our products and services, along with utilization of our strategic partnerships, has allowed us the opportunity to serve many national accounts as well as regularly servicing the local and regional Midwest markets.
Graphic House takes pride in our competent, loyal staff of hard-working individuals, all of whom are well-trained and educated with an average of over 10 years of experience in the sign business industry. Combined with our state-of-the-art facility and equipment, we are able to provide the highest quality sign fabrication possible.
Graphic House has always believed in reinvesting in the company, especially in high-tech equipment. This has allowed us to provide the highest quality sign fabrication. We have the only state-of-the-art Eurocom Inc. neon-pumping system, giving us the highest quality neon production possible.
Graphic House is the only sign company in North Central Wisconsin that carries two Underwriters Laboratories listings: one to manufacture sign cabinets, and one to manufacture and install border glass neon.
We invite you to give us a call. When you work with our dedicated sales staff, you’ll see why Graphic House is the leader and right choice for you and your company.