About Us

Doing Business in Upper Michigan for over 50 years!

In 1960, our founder, Orville Bauman, set the foundation for the business by using his New Hermes pantograph engraver part-time to produce quality nametags and signage to local industries and businesses in the U.P. of Michigan and northern Wisconsin. He firmly believed in the ultimate satisfaction of the customer by fulfilling their orders in a personalized, timely, and courteous manner - all at a fair price. His son, Dean Bauman, began working part-time alongside Orville in 1981 by adding his years of industrial management expertise to his dad's engraving business (which was growing fast by word-of-mouth advertising).

In 1991 Dean took over ownership and operation of the business. Due to Bauman Engraving's rapid growth in the late 1990's, Tom Dudek was a welcome addition with his technical and business background to manage our national accounts and online presence, as well as adding additional support staff to help process customer orders. In January 2010 Tom Dudek and Amanda Lee (Dean's daughter) purchased the business and continue that tradition into the third generation, now known as Bauman Engraving & Signs, Inc.

In 2016 we completed a major two-story addition to our facility, expanding our production space that we desperately needed in addition to a state-of-the-art training and conference room and additional offices. We currently have nine full-time employees, each with an eye for detail and great work ethic. It is truly an honor to work with such a great combination of people.

Our Business

Bauman Engraving uses the latest computerized engraving equipment that help us achieve the quality and efficiency our customers expect. We currently utilize four rotary engraving machines (2 Gravograph/New Hermes and 2 Vision), a TrotecC02/Fiber laser and Epilog laser engraver, a Mimaki UV LED flatbed printer, three Roland VersaCAMM wide-format digital printer/cutters, lamination capabilities, custom paint capabilities, and the latest in graphic design and engraving software. We have earned a reputation for being experts in our field, and have always had very competitive pricing.

We listen to our customers, and always strive to do the job right the first time, every time. Through our customers' needs we have added services that compliment what we already do - becoming a truly "one stop shop". That is why our customers keep coming back to us!

Bauman Engraving values every customer (and potential customer) as if you were our first. If there is anything different you may want us to provide, or if you have any comments or suggestions regarding our website or how we can better assist you, please do not hesitate to contact us. We thank you for aking the time to visit our website, and we look forward to forming and maintaining a great business partnership in the years ahead.

If Orville could see us now… he would be more than proud. That pride carries through in everything we do here - every day.