Decal Monkey started in 2012 as a home based business in Gilbert, AZ providing decals for local shops and car clubs as well as one off custom shirts for friends and family in the Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Surprise and other surrounding Phoenix areas. Since then we have grown and are now able to offer a secure web based store as well as a brick and mortar shop to gain additional customers and to get the Decal Monkey name out there. We take pride in cutting amazing affordable custom decals for any occasion.
2012- Officially registered as an LLC. From a Twinkle in the eye, a spare room off of the garage and a plotter we were able to start making our own decals for our personal vehicles. We then acquired friends that enjoy late nights making decals and producing some vector art.
2013 – Over the course of the year word of mouth spread through the car scene and Decal Monkey was a decal maker for friends and local car clubs. We then started making shirts for friends that owned local shops and friends of friends that own businesses. Crazy ideas started flying and we decided to purchase monkey mascots starting with 2 monkeys with plans to add more over the years to help market Decal Monkey.
2014 – Continuing through this year we were busy making decals and shirts as well as many online orders. We then introduced our new original logo that was designed with our monkey mascots in mind and we also introduced a 3rd monkey mascot.
2014 – Became BBB Accredited business.
Jan 2015 – We introduced our embroidery services to include digitizing and sewing into hats, dickies, polos, hoodies, T-shirts and other garments. We expanded the shop adding an additional room to accommodate the embroidery process in the first few months. In addition to embroidery we introduced our new jingle/songs to assist with marketing Decal Monkey. Most recently we activated the Monkey Phone number as well as adopting a 4th monkey.
Nov 2015 – We Officially Opened a brick and mortar shop in Gilbert, AZ to allow customers to come in and have us customize a decal, banner or shirt, hat or Dickie while they wait. Our new store is 2100 sq./ft. and offers plenty of room for expansion.
Dec 2015 – We now offer embroidery into customer vehicle head rests with their own club logo or custom design.
2016 – Joined the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce.
Feb 21 2016 – Decal Monkey hosted our Grand Opening Car Show on Feb 21, 2016 where we introduced our newest monkey Brody.
March 16, 2016 – The Decal Monkey LED building sign was installed to the outside of the building facing Gilbert Road.
May 2016 – We introduced Decal Monkey Nights. A show that encourages all vehicles entering the show and spectators to light up the night at Decal Monkey with LEDs.
May 2017 – Decal Monkey started offering FREE WiFi for GUESTS
June 2017 – Decal Monkey has become a Registered Trademark
May 2018 – We put out our large barrel of printed stickers in the middle of the shop for all to sort through. There can be free codes in it.
Nov 2018 – Purchased a manual silkscreen press from our outsourced silkscreen guy, part of the purchase was to teach howto. He taught us well.
Aug 2019 – Purchased a 2nd embroidery machine to help speed up production
Jan 2020 – Decal Monkey acquired ScreenTail a silkscreen company
March 2020 – Affected by Covid-19 epidemic
April 2020 – Decal Monkey was awarded Best of 2020 in Gilbert for DECALS