I grew up in Asheboro, on Beane Street no less, surrounded by family. My brother Bill and I were best friends in our small neighborhood. I attended Guy B. Teachey Elementary, South Asheboro Middle School-Class President 1979, and on to Asheboro High School class of 1982. My absolute passion was competitive sports. Baseball and basketball were the best memories of my youth and young adult life.
Life in Asheboro has been an amazing journey. I love the small town atmosphere, like walking into a restaurant and talking to your neighbors. The re-development of Sunset Ave. and surrounding areas and seeing the development of the NC Zoo have been a joy. “Zoo-Walks” were a favorite youthful memory; they were like a walk-a-thon to raise money for the Zoo’s start up. It was a big social thing for us kids. Little league baseball and basketball with the Asheboro Parks and Recreation as a player and later coaching my two sons are truly how I made some of my closest friends.
My father started Beane Signs in 1971, his sacrifice and determination was enormous in shaping the adult I am. I have been running the company for around 10 years now. Following my dad and seeing him develop relationships and provide outstanding customer service was priceless, a true challenge to be as good at it as he was! I am very lucky to have worked with him for 27 years. He still checks in on us from time to time just to make sure we’re doing it right. We do many things in our work, from very scary Tank Lettering
to Furniture Showrooms in High Point & Las Vegas to vehicle graphics and signs of all kinds. We’ve seen many people come and go in local manufacturing plants, I’m very proud to say we have continued many of those relationships with the folks that have been transferred to other facilities all across the world. We have a very talented staff of 5 in addition to myself.
Kelley and I enjoy outdoor patios, good food and good wine. We enjoy watching my son Zac play music with the band Norlina and visiting my son Brett in Wilmington.
I love this city, I have always been proud to say ‘I am Asheboro’ and I bleed Blue Comet Blue. Asheboro is a unique and proud City. It is a fantastic place to raise a family, we have great schools, we have great churches and GREAT PEOPLE!!!!!