In the late summer of 2019, I posted some images of some signs I made for my personal layout. Some people commented about me making these signs available for fellow modelers. So, in September of 2019 I embarked on an adventure that I would have never thought would lead me too today. When I embarked on this adventure, I had the goal of providing reasonably priced items, with great craftsmanship and quality. Since then, what started out as an idea and a simple social media post has grown into a business serving nearly 500 customers in 8 Countries, while producing over 6,500 individual handmade signs. This was never something that I though would never happen, and yet it did!
This whole adventure would not have never been possible if it wasn’t for the people who believed in the products I wanted to and have produced. So, thank you to those who have purchased and supported us from the beginning to now.
Now, what most of you may not know is that Tennessee Valley Custom Models is not my full-time job. I work for a local utility company 40+ hours a week and work on assembling, picking
and packing each order that is placed in my free time. As you could imagine, this is a huge feat to accomplish producing each handmade sign as well as working your full-time job. This is why we hired my Brother, Brian in late 2020. Since then, we have been attempting to knock out our backlog of orders and have been making steady progress.
As I write this email, I am saddened to inform you all, that effective Friday April, 30 2021, Tennessee Valley Custom Models will cease our production of ready-made signs, sign kits, custom signs and other products and brands. We wish to keep providing these signs to all of our customers, but our personal lives have required us to devote more time to our professional careers for both myself and Brian. Again, we wish to continue to provide you all with our signs and 3D printed accessories, but do not see a path forward for both of us to provide our products in a timely manner, while working our full time jobs. We deeply apologize for this news as we know if will upset most. As stated above, we could not have come this far without the support of our customers and fans.
From all of us at Tennessee Valley Custom Models, we thank you for nearly 2 years of fun and letting us provide you with some of the best signs in the industry.