David Tykoski grew up around sign making through his father’s business “Tye’s Neon Sales and Service” from the day he was born where quality and service were instilled in him from a very young age.
The tradition of sign making was passed down to David where he carried on the family name through the business his father created. He grew the business regionally with the advancement of technology and a strong dedication to hard work.
David expanded into the decal business in 1984 when he purchased one of the first sign computers available, the Apple Ile.
The Apple IIe computer had open architecture that third-party companies designed cards to plug into the internal slots allowing for various functionalities including displaying and using 80-column text, clocks and controlling a variety of external devices. The Apple IIe turned out to be quite profitable for Apple; it was more functional than previous models and was marketed as their “Low Cost Apple” option.
This new technology allowed David not only to create efficiencies for the business but to break into a new area of the industry that required this type of technology. He went on to create his own entity named “Tye’s Signs Incorporated” and made an impact in the sign and decal industry for many decades.
David married Lenore, and together raised three children in the small town of Scottville, Michigan where he also managed Tye’s Signs Incorporated. Although David is now “retired”, he can still be found installing and repairing signs around town; from time to time.