New Hampshire’s Top Rated Local® Sign Companies Award Winner: Bulldog Design

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Bulldog Design is a 2019 award winner for sign companies in New Hampshire!

From banners and displays to t-shirts and hats, Bulldog Design in Keene has what it takes to meet your business’ visibility needs.

Bulldog Design has received dozens of reviews with an average rating of 4.77 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 93.75 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five sign companies in all of New Hampshire!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Bulldog is the best place in the area for team apparel. They have the latest styles and quick turnaround, plus outstanding customer service!” – Ainsley H.

Not Your Average Sign Company

We wanted to learn all about Bulldog Design and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Joe Tolman.

The first question we had for Joe was what is it that sets Bulldog Design apart from their competition in New Hampshire. Here’s Joe’s response:

“Customer service is a big thing, and we are very affordable. We pack things into one place in order to make our service much more affordable. We offer design services, so you might get free business cards or a free logo.”

Joe went on to say:

“We offer marketing communications, graphic design and screen printing. We are a one-stop shop for businesses, from logo design to corporate literature. We’ve been in business for 22 years and hover around 12 to 14 people.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Bulldog Design and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Joe had to say:

“Our mission is to help people grow and be successful.”

Additionally, Joe told us about the many ways they give back to their community, including donating free stuff for sports programs and helping scholarship programs:

“We do a free t-shirt day every year. We’re in a small community, and we like to help that community.”

Building Success Through Customer Service

Joe attributes Bulldog Design’s strong online reputation to their commitment to customer service:

“I would like to think that our success is due to our number one priority — which is customer service. No matter what business you’re in, the number one priority is customer service. We will do anything to make a customer happy. For the most part, people like doing business with us, because we will do anything to give them what they want. I do not do what I think is best; I do what people want. I want to help them get to where they want, not tell them where to go.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Bulldog Design has gotten their name out there by trading services with radio stations and newspapers, as well as through word of mouth:

“To be honest, we don’t do much of our own marketing. We have never needed to. The only real advertising we ever do is by trade. A lot of local newspapers and radio stations need tee shirts or logo design, and we do a bunch of trades with them. We often use those trades for promoting community events, not necessarily ourselves. Essentially, it’s all word of mouth. We treat our customers well, so they recommend us.”

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Bulldog Design has. Here’s Joe’s expert advice for them:

“Just treat people right. It’s amazing how many people don’t. Even in the face of dealing with nasty people, just keep smiling and keep treating them the way you treat everybody.”


Congratulations to the team at Bulldog Design for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Joe, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Bulldog Design in Keene. Visit their website today!

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