Making Labels and Decals Since 1971

Dec-O-Art was founded in 1971 by Charles Dosmann. He saw great potential in the production of warning and information labels for the local recreational vehicle & manufactured housing industries. He opened shop in an 800 square foot former neighborhood grocery store hoping to earn enough money to support his family of nine children. His modest goal was soon realized and surpassed. Business increased quickly and several of Charles’ sons soon joined the company.

Dec-O-Art flourished over the years and enjoyed a steady expansion of both the physical facilities and the variety of printing services the company was able to offer. Upon Charles’ retirement in 1988, the second generation of Dosmanns took over the management of the family business. Under the supervision of Tony, Dan, Carl, Fred, and Ron, the once tiny shop with a single employee grew to encompass a 30,000 square foot complex, with 60 dedicated employees, and partnerships with a nationwide network of more than a thousand customers. Today, the third generation of the Dosmann family is participating in the ownership of the company, with Nathan Dosmann proudly carrying on the family tradition.

Much has changed since Charles began printing decals in the early seventies, but Dec-O-Art’s commitment to excellence has remained a constant guiding force through the years. The Dosmanns attribute Dec-O-Art’s success to its employees and customers and have chosen to put teamwork, uncompromising standards of quality and customer service as the highest priorities of their company.

Dec-O-Art determined many years ago that an investment in its employees is an investment in the future of the company so it utilizes a participative management style and provides on-going training programs for its employees. The company promotes employee participation in continuous process improvement and encourages innovation, instilling a sense of pride and ownership in all of its team members. As a result, employees demand quality and enjoy the challenge of attaining ever-higher production and service standards. Dec-O-Art’s customer-centric view of business is the impetus behind the company’s popular “On Time and Right Each Time or We Pay” product and service guarantee. The company’s goal is not just to meet its customers’ needs… it strives to exceed them.


“From all the members of the sourcing and production staff at Crown, we really appreciate your willingness to move heaven and earth for our front panel displays. From the Directors of Crown to the individual manufacturing associate, we (Crown) know who saved our Olympic Production Orders. These faceplates will be used on amps for the Olympic Summer Games in London. You have a great staff. I look forward to continuing and expanding our business relationship.”

John Southern,
Harman International – Crown Audio Division