About Mike Hague:
Mike relocated to North Carolina from Arizona 1996 whereby he completed his high school education at T. Wingate Andrews and immediately was accepted into attendance at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. While in his junior year at UNC-G, Mike also received formal training of the sign making process in preparation for the opening of Sign Mine. Mike graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems and Operations Management in 2003 and began his journey with Sign Mine. Mike and his wife, Kristen, are the proud parents of 2 children, Micah and Kinley.
At Sign Mine, Inc., Mike uses his talents in sign production to create high quality and functional products to each and every client. He enjoys being hands-on in the production process, but prides himself on his ability to work with varying client personalities. Mike’s goal is for every client to have an enjoyable experience in being not only a part of the creation of their sign project, but to also have a satisfaction that the consulting they received led them to having the right product to fulfill their need. His attention to detail and proof reading ensures the project has been reviewed for quality in the design and production process. Mike is ready to help get your projects going in the right direction whether you need consultation, design, explanation, or creation of your ideas.
About Michael Hague, Sr.
Michael relocated to High Point in 1996. He holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Nova Southeast University and an M.B.A. in Business from University of Phoenix.
After 28 years doing international business with a large financial firm, Michael started Sign Mine, Inc. in 2002. Michael says “The original goal was to start a business where we could be a part of helping people and signs seemed to be a great focus. We quickly started expanding our focus to providing virtually anything that people needed for their branding.” The team went right into learning what other areas where they could expand, creating the company they are today.
The company philosophy can be easily stated in a single word..HELP. Graphics can be a confusing environment for most people. Michael and the team immediately thought that one of the best things they could do for their clients was to try to bridge the knowledge gap by ensuring that their clients get solid coaching on why certain graphics types are needed and which graphics are ‘artsy’ and which can be easily read and grab attention.
Over the years Michael worked with several suppliers to enable the acquisition of quality materials in several fields. Michael volunteered as an area assistant director for a large referral marketing organization, having the opportunity to train and coach several local area business persons in the art of referral marketing and relationship building. Michael has plans to expand the business into other areas as capabilities allow.
Michael is a martial arts practitioner and instructor. In the little time he has left he enjoys spending quiet time with his wife, sons and grandchildren.
After graduating Western Guilford High School, Patti holds a BS in Physical Education from Appalachian State University, where her daughter is now matriculating.
She is very easy-going and enjoys working with people. She easily gets to the point of understanding the customers’ needs and translates those needs into prudent solutions. She works to understand HOW the customer will use the product and ensures that the solutions presented fit the budget and the time frame.
Todd joined Sign Mine in early 2012. He has a long background in project management and engineering sales. NC State Graduate in Engineering.