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  • Jeff Graber
    Graber Letterin', Inc.
    58 Schoolhouse Rd.
    Boyertown, PA 19512
    Showroom Hours:
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Saturday Morning
    By Appointment

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Bears will be at ‘Coming Out of Hibernation’ 2010 event
By Diane VanDyke
Boyertown Times Writer

After this year’s prolonged winter season, it’s time to celebrate the arrival of spring and the bears at Boyertown’s annual Coming Out of Hibernation event on Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bears? Yes, two of the newest additions to Bear Fever, Boyertown’s community art project, will make their debuts at this block-party event.

The bears mark the most recent outbreak of the ever-contagious Bear Fever that former Boyertown high school English teacher Jane Stahl and her students started in 2004 to foster community spirit and promote the arts.

With the latest members, the collection now includes 61 bears.

“The continual support by the community of Bear Fever is such a wonderful surprise for Paul and me,” Stahl said. “We felt the community would like their bears, but we had no idea they would grow to love them.”

The new bears are “Rich,” sponsored by Erb Construction Inc., 208 S. Reading Ave., Boyertown, and painted by Jeff Graber of Graber Letterin’ Inc., 58 Schoolhouse Rd., Boyertown, and “Rod,” Dah Hot Rod Bear, sponsored by Loren and Jody Hulber, Macungie, and painted by Alan Johnson, Blairstown, NJ.

“Rich,” resembles the president and third-generation builder of the company, Rich Erb. The upright bear holds a hammer in its paw and sports blue jeans, a tool pouch and a t-shirt with the company’s logo and Rich’s name.

“We support this community project,” said Erb. “We’ve been a part of the community for 40 years, providing quality construction work, whether it is a custom home, an addition, a deck or a roof.”

When he selected the bear, Erb asked Jeff to paint it because of his exceptional work.

“Jeff designed our t-shirts and hats and painted our trucks and signs,” Erb said. “We wanted him to be the one to paint the bear. He has done an excellent job.”

Graber, a 1987 Boyertown graduate, learned advertising design and commercial art skills at Berks Career & Technology Center. Then, after working for different sign shops, he launched his business in 1992.

“We provide the whole package for customers, from business cards to shirts, signs, banners and vehicles, to create a consistent image for their companies,” Graber said. “We also do lettering for race cars.”

In addition to this bear, Graber painted the Bear Fever logo bear and “Billy,” a bear in memory of Bill Scheifley, which is located at Scheifley’s Hair Salon, 7853 Boyertown Pike, Boyertown. He also assisted with “Rod” by painting the red base coat and delivering it to Johnson’s studio.For more information about Erb Construction Inc. visit For Graber Letterin’ Inc., visit

Since 1992...

...Graber Letterin' has been creating high quality custom signage for businesses and the general public. The early years included lettering many race cars while at the same time we developed a reputation for providing many local business with high quality vehicle graphics, signage, and logo designs. While we still do race cars in our shop each year, it is our commercial vehicle graphics and signage divisions that have grown the most with the number of business related vehicles lettered each year having reached over a hundred. Graber Letterin', however, is not just a sign shop or vehicle lettering business. In addition to signs, banners, and vehicle graphics, we also offer imprinted apparel and stationery services like business cards and business forms to help you promote your company or organization in a very professional manner.

We are a design house. When you need a professional image, our designers can help you create that image. "When Image Counts" is not just a catch phrase with us. We take your image seriously and we are in position to provide top notch professional designs to help you promote your business and or organization. Establishing a distinguished look is so important in the maturity process of your business. For many years Graber Letterin' has been helping companies create their image with the development of unique, classy, and easily identifiable logos.

Graber Letterin' is a full service custom sign company specializing in a variety of services for business, industry and the general public. Since 1992 we have been serving Berks, Lehigh, Montgomery and Bucks County with the highest in quality graphics and logo design. Conveniently located just off Route 73 in the beautiful Oley Valley area of Earl Township, we are centrally located allowing our customers easy access to our showrooms. Graber Letterin takes pride in the professionalism and quality that goes into all of our work. This is passed along to our customers which in turn is then reflected by the amount of repeat business from the clientele we serve.Commercial truck and vehicle lettering, banners, ornamental signs, decals, screen printing, and imprinted apparel are just a few of the services available to meet your image needs.


Providing quality construction and building services to the Boyertown and surrounding areas for almost 40 years! Our mission and focus is to provide Boyertown and surrounding areas with honest hard work for their dollar. Our goal for every home building project is to complete that work in a timely matter, on budget and have a good time doing it.

Company history: Back in the 50's Claude Erb started working in the area as a carpenter working on many new homes. Then in the 70's his son Don started working with him. New home building was a real priviledge putting people into a home they helped customize. Claude has since retired but not before seeing his grandson Rich come into the business. In 1995 Rich incorporated Erb Construction and hit the ground running.

Since Don has semi-retired but he still can turn it on if he wants to. Rich has built over 45 custom homes in the area, many additions and countless home improvements. Rich and his crew go at it hard every week and are not afraid to work. Our overhead is low so we can pass it on to you. We're fully insured and are very clean and respectful of your property. If you're thinking of adding on or just improving your home or building a a new one consider Erb Construction Inc.