The Broken Vessel Sign Co. Opens in Downtown Bluffton
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors joined together in a warm welcome to celebrate a new business, The Broken Vessel Sign Co., a captivating new addition to downtown Bluffton. The event was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the business’s location, 127 West Market Street.
The Broken Vessel Sign Co. has breathed new life into its space through a series of meticulous renovations. The transformation included the removal of the ceiling to create a more inviting atmosphere, the removal of outdated carpet to reveal stunning wood flooring, a fresh coat of paint on the walls to set the tone, the removal of shelving to maximize space, and the installation of brighter lighting to showcase the store’s offerings.
Owner Mindy Yergler expressed her delight in the renovation journey, saying, “This has been a family affair involving our kids. It has been a very cool experience for them because we started this business back in 2011 as a hobby, and it was fun. I stayed home with the kids, and it was something I could do as a creative outlet. I knew someday I wanted to have my own store. It has been amazing for people to walk in and see their reactions. All of the hard work has made it worth it.”
The Broken Vessel Sign Co. specializes in custom signs and home decor. Each sign is meticulously crafted using select pine for framing and high-quality cabinet-grade wood. The lettering is all hand-painted, ensuring each piece is a unique work of art. Customers have the flexibility to choose their own wording or select from a range of ready-made options. The store also features a customizable bar where customers can personalize framing, color, font, size, and more. Additionally, a variety of different-sized clocks are available.
Beyond its exceptional signs, The Broken Vessel Sign Co. aspires to be more than a retail store—it aims to be a meaningful gift shop. Many of the items available carry special meaning or support charitable organizations. For instance, Gobena Coffee sales benefit Lifesong for Orphans, bags are sourced from a Christian company with a mission, necklaces carry meaningful messages, and there are inspirational cards, candles, scripture-themed T-shirts and sweatshirts, geometric towels, and plans for items designed for men. The store’s commitment is to stand out as a unique shopping destination.
Mindy Yergler envisions the store as “a fun and cozy place where you are welcome to come in and find items for your house or a thoughtful gift for someone, or even yourself. We are all about creating an unforgettable shopping experience.”
Customers can explore The Broken Vessel Sign Co.’s offerings in-store or online at etsy.com/shop/thebrokenvessel. The store is open Monday through Saturday, with weekday hours from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Saturday hours from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Pictured in the photo cutting the ribbon is Mindy Yergler surrounded by family, friends, and Chamber of Commerce supporters.