Mike and Jay Szczoczarz
By SignCraft Magazine
Posted on Monday, October 30th, 2017
I was ready to get to work, and I didn’t have a big interest in the computer. I was into hand lettering. Dad was working with the fire department and I went to work full time for him at the shop. That was around 1990. Mike: It was good—he taught me some of what he learned, and we both improved. We worked really well together.
Was it a retail location?
Up to then, we each had our own customers and we worked out of our home. I had always gone just by Mike Z, thanks to the spelling of my last name. So Jay went by Jayzee Designs, and he had his own following. We rented a small building that had been a gas station. It worked out well as our first shop. When the rent went up I decided to build a garage at my house for our shop. We worked out of that for several years.