About Us



About Us


Since 1964, Jim McMichael Signs and Truck Painting has been serving the Southeast with quality and pride in workmanship as the premier supplier of signage, vehicle body work and painting in the region.

We offer everything from banners to graphics – neon signs to new paint jobs. Our 14,000 square foot facility located in North Knoxville, TN allows us to handle various sign jobs of all shapes and sizes. In addition we are a complete collision repair and paint facility servicing tractors, trailers, cars and trucks for both fleets and individuals.

Let us help brand your business for the future.

Our Mission

Be a 360° solution for all your signage needs from lighted signs, banners, sign repair, retail signs, custom graphics, body shop repairs and much, much more!

Quick Turnaround

We know our clients’ time is important so we strive to get the job done as quick as possible while offering superior quality.

Vehicle Graphic Specialists

We’re Knoxville Tennessee’s vehicle graphic specialists from vehicle wraps, lettering, & more.

Quick Turnaround

With our (2) 65′ Paint Booths we are able to accommodate jobs/projects of all shapes
and sizes!

Our Team Members

Jim McMichael

Jim started out from the trunk of his car back in 1964 as a young 21 year-old fresh out of the Marines, along with the help of his wife Shirley. To begin with he was hand lettering vehicles and signs but now, over 50 years later he has a 14,000 square foot shop of his own. Jim prides himself on his loyal customer and employee base and is known to take on a variety of interesting projects. As Jim once said "I will NEVER retire!

Email: jim@jimmcmichael.com

Shirley McMichael

Shirley has been a vital part of the business since day one, handling billing, accounting and customer relations among many other office tasks. . Although many of her responsibilities have been delegated, she continues to assist in critical office tasks and is especially valuable due to her years of experience.

Kelly McMichael Kramer

Office Manager
Kelly officially joined the business in January of 1996 with a degree in Tourism, Food & Lodging and a minor in Business from the University of Tennessee. However, as Jim's daughter, she has been involved in the business her entire life. Her role as Office Manager encompasses many daily tasks along with behind the scene projects that are included in the operation of the business.

Email: kelly@jimmcmichael.com

Mark Kramer

General Manager
Mark was hired in July of 1989 as a Graphic Designer and Sales Representative. He has helped to procure several of our clients over the years and helps with our company marketing. Mark also assists Jim in the managing of the business.

Email: mark@jimmcmichael.com

Austin Kramer

Operations Manager
Austin makes up the 3rd generation of Jim McMichael Signs. He was officially hired in November of 2016 with a degree in Marketing and Management. As Jim's grandson, he's been involved in the family business since he was in high school. Austin works closely with all the employees to ensure daily operations run smoothly and efficiently. During his free time, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and children.


Amanda West Wilkerson

Art Director/Sales
Amanda was hired in August of 2018 with a BA in Art from Carson-Newman University. Before moving to Knoxville from Middle Tennessee, she managed a screen printing company and operated as a freelance graphic designer.

Email: amanda@jimmcmichael.com

Joel VanDeGriff

Sales/Graphic Designer
Joe has worked in several facets of the business over the years. In February of 2013, he returned as a Graphic Designer specializing in the design work for vehicle wraps along with digital printing.

Email: joe@jimmcmichael.com

Jerald August Stringer

Sales/Graphic Designer
Austin became a member of our team in May 2022, bringing with him over 15 years of experience in the sign business in everything from initial sign designs to CNC routing and more.

Email: august@jimmcmichael.com

Joseph Prager

Joseph was hired in September 2023. He holds decades of experience in the printing industry, from screen printing and signs to vehicle wraps.


Phillip Barnabee

Sales/Graphic Designer
Phillip joined our team as an intern in February 2022 and transitioned to a full-time team member upon his graduation from Pellissippi College in May 2022.

Email: phillip@jimmcmichael.com

Clayton McKinney

Body Shop Foreman
Clayton started in September of 1986 working part time while he was still a student at Central High School in the Auto Body program. Since then he has become one of our longest standing full time employees and his current role is Body Shop Foreman and Estimator.

Email: clayton@jimmcmichael.com

Sidney Stamps

Administrative Assistant
Sidney became a member of our Administrative team in November 2021. Born and raised in Knoxville, she graduated from the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga with a degree in Child and Family Studies.

Email: office@jimmcmichael.com


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