Texas born from a family of aspiring artists and advertising executives, Rick Beels has been involved with graphic design his whole life. In college he studied artistic technique and architecture. His true start in the sign business came from hand painting billboards for a San Marcos Outdoor Advertising Company while he was attending SWTSU (Texas State). Rick moved to Austin to work for Rollins Outdoor Advertising (now Reagan) so he could fulfill his passion of painting murals. Rick worked there for several years becoming the Paint Department Foreman.
He then worked for a local commercial sign company in order to learn everything from screen printing to electrical sign fabrication. It was there that he learned to use the then “new” state of the art Gerber vinyl cutter. One project that stands out from that era was hand lettering the Huntsville prison interior wall graphics while populated.
To help support his growing family he freelanced for many companies hand painting billboards and signs from Brady to Houston.
Rick set up and ran the in house graphics department for a computer store chain of over 100 stores nationwide. He helped develop the store set up process and managed the training of the set up teams.
In 1985 Beels Signs & Designs was created.
Today Beels Signs & Designs is still a family owned and operated company. We produce and ship quality signs and graphics for major national and international corporations worldwide. We are truly a full service organization. Beels Signs & Designs utilizes the latest digital technologies in graphic design and printing. Our design department uses both Macintosh and PC formats. Over the past 25 years the construction department has grown to include onsite welding, fabricating and installation capabilities. Our in-house sand blasting booth will accommodate any job. Beels Signs is a leader in professional flagpole installation and service. We offer all of our services statewide at a reasonable cost.