Who We Are

We are a mom and pop, well, actually “Nana and Big Papa” shop for metal design, plasma cutting, and fabrication. We are family owned and operated – our grandkids love coming down to the shop and helping in the process. You will even see them at the shows assisting with sales. Everything we sell is handmade and checked for perfection by Big Papa himself. We use USA steel and can proudly say our products are Made in the USA.

As a car guy, gear head, and collector, Richie has always loved working with metal. He is constantly tinkering with cars and parts. There have been many times that our home is filled with car parts in various stages of repair and/or fabrication. He regularly comes home with new parts or signage to hang in the shop.

During a search for a sign that would resemble one of his cars, it was difficult to find an exact match. Richie decided he would make his own. We purchased a plasma cutter as a hobby for retirement, but it grew into a new adventure. Designing and cutting metal has become a new passion for us. We love helping our customers design and create unique signs they are proud to display.

We look forward to travelling to shows and displaying our products. The enthusiasm people show for their vehicles is exciting. I love to watch as someone finds “their” car among our signs. But cars are not all we do. We can make a custom sign for anything. Check out our catalog. We have hot rod cars, American muscle cars, trucks, jeep, off-road razor, animals, big foot, ranch, farm, welcome signs, military, college sports, professional sports, and custom business signs. If you don’t see what you need, contact us to create it for you.

Big Papa's Metal Designs