Our story starts in the early 2000s, when Scott Bechtel (our “Mayor”) saw a missing link in the sign industry.
A designer, printer and a certified installer, Scott knew his way around the graphic printing trade and was intrigued by wraps when they came onto the scene. He saw huge potential, but also saw many independent wrappers and sign shops doing it all wrong.
He decided he could do it better. With a wide-format printer he couldn’t fit through the office door, a little installation training under his belt, and a vision to make the growing industry better for the consumer, he halted production of signs and banners and decided to open a wraps-only business. Originally named Texoma Wraps, the company was one of the first in the nation to establish itself as a shop dedicated to producing only seamless vehicle wraps.
Scott was installing about 1-2 wraps per month at first. But as word got out about this new company and the quailty it produced, business picked up and he could no longer design, print and install the wraps alone. He reached out to a longtime friend and fellow designer to help out with designing wraps. Soon, they were producing 2-3 wraps each week.
Eventually, the two of them couldn’t keep up with the demand. So Scott began training an installer to help. As time went on, the workload steadily grew. Our installer team grew, we found more graphic designers to help with wrap design, we added printers, production managers, administrators, marketing and social media staff one by one to reach the dream team we have today.
Each person who has been hired to work at Car Wrap City has a unique connection to the heart of this business – each employee fit the need of the company at exactly the right time, even fans of CWC on social media that moved cross-country and accross the world to work with us. From Russia, Egypt, Great Britain, Mexico, Brazil, and even Vietnam. We all have different talents and interests, making Car Wrap City a very diverse city, but we all share a common passion for providing quality wraps and a commitment to driving the industry upward.
Another way of doing that was to partner with his friend Justin Pate, to create the Wrap Institute. Scott always respected Justin's approach to installing vinyl, for Justin it is always important to not overwork the material, but get to understand it and increase your quality ten fold. The Wrap Instititute has become the largest neutral wrap training platform in the world. It's in 9 languages, and 75 countries. Even though Scott is in the business, he feels it's better for him to compete in an industry with better installers, making it an apples to apples commitment, benifiting the comsumer in the long run.
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