OUR TEAM

We are an uncommon group of co-workers, having fun as a family and committing to providing the best customer experience.

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Tim Birlson View Bio

Tim Birlson

Senior Production Technician

Our production department is a true beast, and our production manager, Tim, is definitely it's master. Tim has been with Best Sign Group since 2007. He handles all of our production tasks including the lost art of hand-lettered signage. His eye for detail is not only evident in the work, but also in our production area. He likes his domain neat and orderly, and you will find his work the same. An artist by nature, he also produces detailed, beautiful acrylic paintings in his spare time, and can rock a guitar when the mood strikes him.

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CJ Jones View Bio

CJ Jones

Sign Designer

From 2006-2008, Cj created both interior and exterior custom signs, wraps, fast signs and EMC graphics. She is grateful to be back in the BSG family helping customers’ visions come to life. Cj enjoys seeing her work around NWA because it makes her feel like an integral part of the community. After venturing out to create ecommerce websites and publish magazines, Cj has returned to BSG. “I like this company BEST because I feel like family here.” With a background in commercial photography, layout and design, Cj gravitates toward learning new programs and processes. Surprisingly, Cj can jump out of airplanes, make pizzas, de-bone chicken thighs and sew.

Jason Kilpatrick View Bio

Jason Kilpatrick

Service and Installation Tech

Jason joined the service team with a background in carpentry, manufacturing, and industrial maintenance. He has a passion for people and pursued a career as a licensed massage therapist for 8 years as well as providing maintenance on the family farm. In his free time, Jason enjoys spending time with his children, football, and being outdoors.

Josh Williams View Bio

Josh Williams

Sign Designer

Bringing a wide array of skillsets, including illustration, Josh joined our BSG team to work in our custom sign group. He has background in apparel, signs, car wraps, and really bad movie quotes. His design portfolio includes visual, brand, print, and typography and works in both digital and traditional media which helps round out our design team. Josh's style is lively, colorful, with a strong focus on aesthetics. In his spare time, he enjoys fitness and making people laugh.

Tim Bottoms View Bio

Tim Bottoms

Production and Installation Technician

With 15 years sign production experience, Tim Bottoms could work anywhere but he chose BSG. Why? “Because the family environment here is amazing.” Tim and his wife, Sandra have 3 children and 1 grandbaby. Tim’s passion for woodworking has grown into a separate business. He is currently creating furniture. Most importantly, spare time is reserved for family activities like the pool, park and trampolines. Tim is all about family.

Shawn Griffin View Bio

Shawn Griffin

VP of Operations | Creative Media Designer

Shawn came to us in 2014 when we were in need of a people-builder and someone skilled in programs like Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator. He wasted no time in helping build our company culture, and he mentored and poured his time into many of our associates. Shawn also brought to the table other skill sets, including organization & process management, which facilitate interior wayfinding projects for some of our major hospital & education clients.

Shirley Karr View Bio

Shirley Karr

Human Resources and Accounting

There are many parts and pieces to a company, but many would argue that none are more vital than accounting. Everyone loves a paycheck. Shirley has been with BSG since 2004. She handles every aspect of billing and finance, as well as HR. She offers financial counseling to our employees, and for anything else, she keeps an open door, an attentive ear, and a seemingly boundless supply of chocolate.

Abby Plemmons View Bio

Abby Plemmons

Senior Designer of Special Projects

Having started at BSG in 2005 on the front end, Abby is now responsible for educating clients and crafting a customer experience that guarantees beautiful results. She works with the production team and our manufacturers to ensure that projects are built precisely to spec and that client needs are being met. When she's not managing a million projects at BSG, she's excelling at being a wife and mother. She loves being with her family, and in her spare time, enjoys watching the seasons of "Friends." Could she BE anymore awesome?

Jeff Cornelsen View Bio

Jeff Cornelsen

Business Development and Sales Director

Jeff has joined BSG after years serving through sales and marketing. He’s a graduate of The U of A, and a born and bred Arkansan. His greatest joy is being a husband, father (and father-in love), and NOW grandfather (Buzz) to the sweetest little “Sack O’ Sugar.” Bringing experience from different industries, Jeff is now focused on business development, utilizing his super power of relationship building and passion for helping others. Jeff loves spending time with family and friends, church, and all things Razorbacks. WPS!

Mike Jones View Bio

Mike Jones

President / Owner

Mike Jones is a native of Northwest Arkansas. Like Mike, his grandparents were also entrepreneurs and started in the car business in Fayetteville in 1934. Their company continued to be run by Mike’s parents and then Mike himself until he sold in 2006. Mike has spent his entire life working for and running the family business working in all aspects of sales, operations, management and ownership in both the car business and rental car business. Mike has found a jewel in Best Sign Group and looks forward to continuing the culture of customer service providing the best in sign creation, manufacture, and installation.

Deanna Kennedy View Bio

Deanna Kennedy

Front End Coordinator | Graphic Designer | Promotional Products Specialist

We have a passion for community and our customer so the first person you meet when you walk through our doors has to personify our core values. Deanna came to BSG in 2014 and has been instrumental in treating our customers with respect and passion. She handles a large majority of our fast signs and has done a great job. Also, Deanna is a resident Promotional Products guru. She helps our customers find the best fit for applying their brand to a wide variety of promotional products.

Chase Wilhite View Bio

Chase Wilhite

Lead Service and Installation Tech

Chase comes to us from a diverse background including 5 years in sign installation and production. He has certificates in welding, AutoCad design, as well as experience as a vehicle technician and road-service logistics with J.B. Hunt. To round it out he worked for a fleet electrical company as head of their R&D. In his spare time, Chase loves to be outdoors, bow hunting, backpacking, mountain biking, and spending time with his beautiful family.

Best Sign Group offers the best service, price and product anyone could ask for. They are so generous with their time but still make the process efficient for busy people. Deanna and Susie take the time to listen and understand what we need, answer questions, provide helpful, relevant information (based on their clearly high level of expertise), and get everything just right. The products represent us well above what I'd hoped, and the prices are significantly more affordable than I'd expected. And, let's talk selection...You wouldn't believe all the amazing options!

-- Daylight Donuts

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-- Sarah Woodman, National Sales Project Coordinator | Victory Sign Industries, Ltd

Best Sign Group

We've been dazzling customers and turning heads since 1994, and along the way, we've made amazing signs. When you partner with Best Sign Group, you're teaming up with some of the most talented people in the business. We care about the quality of our work, but more importantly, we care about your success - and the opportunities behind every project. It's this commitment to the customer experience that allows us to do what we love - and we've been doing it well for a while now. We're Best Sign Group - and it doesn't get any better.