Dennis Gerathy - CEDAR, MI

“I walked into a sign shop when I was 12 years old and knew I wanted to learn how to do lettering,” says DENNIS GERATHY. Starting with reading books and practicing, he soon became good enough to do signs in his spare time and eventually went into business full time in 1968. Needing an outlet to market these, Dennis started doing craft shows throughout the state. His best sellers are sports, nautical and garden signs. Dennis has continued to do signs full time since 1968 and upon his retirement, he dedicated his time to sign making at craft shows. His favorite customer owns a large restaurant chain and uses Dennis’s signs for the decor in his establishments. Dennis’s advice to potential crafters and in general in life, is “work hard and enjoy what you are doing----you will be amazed at the end result.” His signs are unique, one-of-a-kind product and truly provide a special gift or personal purchase for oneself.