Every month on our blog, we feature one of our team members through an Employee Spotlight! August 2021’s Employee Spotlight is Michael (Mike) Buck. Mike has been with Acorn for 34 YEARS – in fact, he was here before we even became Acorn!! Prior to becoming Acorn Sign Graphics, we were known as just Sign Graphics, and Mike has worked with us in several job roles.
Mike is a Senior Estimator, and he has also worked in production, sales and project
management. He truly knows every aspect of the signage fabrication process, and this gives him the expertise to be a Senior Estimator! As an estimator, he enjoys the challenge of developing the pricing for the signage architects and customers. We need to make sure we quote the correct sizes, quantities and materials that will work best while making sure we stay within their budget and achieving their signage goals.
He also enjoys seeing the signage go from the initial concept that he quotes to the final installed product. Mike has been in the signage industry since the creation of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) regulations in 1992. This gives him expert knowledge on ADA signage regulations that he can provide to our customers and employees to make sure the signs we provide conform to the latest ADA regulations.
When we asked him why he loves working at Acorn, Mike said, “I really like the people I work with and the family atmosphere we have at work. I enjoy the cookouts, games, and events the company puts together for the employees. They help us have some fun together while helping us get to know each other better.”
Mike was born and raised in Williamsburg, VA, and moved to Richmond in 1987 when he began working at Sign Graphics! A fun fact about Mike is that he enjoys photography and has done several weddings and concert videos for family and friends. He is known for being the resident historian and photographer at both Acorn and for his family!
Whenever he is out and about, he frequently points out signs that we have provided throughout the community. Even when he is traveling, he enjoys examining signs wherever he is, taking photos of them, and then trying to figure out how they are made. You can say that he’s “NUTS” about Acorn and signage!
Mike is truly an incredible asset to our family here at Acorn. Our team members are the heart of who we are as a company, and we are thankful for them every day. Check out our full team at: https://acornsign.com/about/.