DSS has been designing and manufacturing quality architectural interior and exterior signage for over 26 years. We are a total sign solution company – from signage site layout, design and fabrication through installation and reorder customer support. DSS is one of the largest sign companies in the Midwest.
DSS has produced signs for hundreds of healthcare, corporate clients, condominiums, schools, colleges, casinos, multi-tenant housing, and government entities. Some examples from our client list include: Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Carlson Companies, Wells Fargo Place, Abbott, United, Children’s, Ohio State Medical Center, Fairview, Black Bear Casino, Fort Sill Casino, Park Ave Lofts, Excelsior & Grand, Gramercy Club, Presbyterian Homes, Acumen, Macalester College, Augsburg College, and Hundreds of Minnesota Schools.
· WBE & WBENC – Women Business Enterprise for Minnesota and Nationally
· SBE – Small Business Enterprise, CERT – Minneapolis, St. Paul, Hennepin & Ramsey Counties
· CCR & ORCA – with the US Government
· UL Certified – Classification 48
DSS has experienced designers, fabricators, quality inspectors and installers. DSS is implementing LEAN manufacturing. Kathy Brown Zerwas, Owner/President, is responsible for manufacturing. Kathy serves on the American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) Education Committee for LEAN manufacturing. We track mistakes and provide feedback, taking those opportunities to introduce new procedures.
Designer Sign Systems tracks on-time performance on a weekly basis. Recent metrics put the performance at 98.5% based on volume. DSS has never had a situation where occupancy or fire safety inspection dates have not been met due to signs not being provided and installed on time. In a 2009 independent customer survey our customers gave us a 4.4 on a 1-5 scale providing us modivation to do even better.
We have a team of experienced installers that cover Minnesota as well as partner with installers that allow us to arrange installations where needed anywhere within the United States and select territories within Canada.
DSS provides on-site design staff, programming & budgeting, wayfinding, ADA & life safety expertise, fabrication & installation, re-order customer service, project management (zoning, permits, utility location).