About  Us

In the mid-1920s, Cecil Grilli emigrated from Italy to central Ohio with his parents. As a young man he exhibited a love of woodwork, learning the trade and making it his profession by becoming a union carpenter. Eventually he started a small business making custom furniture and gradually expanded into home construction. In his desire to please his customers, he developed an attention to detail and a love of his art.

His son, Anthony Grilli pursued a career in design graduating from Columbus College of Art and Design. He accepted a creative position in the visual merchandising department with Lazarus Department Stores, a division of Federated Stores, where he broadened his knowledge of retail concepts. He added this skillset to the woodworking skills he had learned from his father, and in 1978 Anthony fulfilled a dream to start his own company. He concentrated on satisfying the visual merchandising and commercial cabinetry needs of the smaller chain retailer and the single-shop owner. He maintained the same high customer service and attention to detail which had been passed onto him by his father.

In the 1990s, Anthony’s son Mario studied engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, but upon returning home to Ohio realized that his heart was in the family business. He brought the engineering skills he acquired and pushed the company into the 21st century by purchasing state-of-the-art computerized woodworking equipment and hiring knowledgeable staff to translate his expertise and love of his craft. Always the emphasis remained on attention to detail and customer satisfaction.

In 2016, Mario decided a name change was needed to reflect the current focus of the company which had evolved from supplying only the retail market. Signature Millshop supplies custom commercial cabinetry to a broad range of clients including the banking industry, schools, libraries, offices, medical environments and food service institutions.

  • Signature Millshop holds a Quality Certification from The American Woodworkers Institute (AWI).
  • Signature Millshop maintains a current membership with the American Wood Workers Institute (AWI).
  • Signature Millshop is an Ohio Drug Free Workplace and has maintained this status since 2003.
  • Signature Millshop maintains good relationship with suppliers in order to remain on the cutting edge of new products and services to stay forefront in the industry.
  • Signature Millshop works directly with end-use customers, such as retail stores and banking retail outlets as well as maintains a strong working relationship with design firms and general contractors to assist them in service to their clients.
  • Signature Millshop is a family business. Its roots are in family. It is a third generation enterprise that prides itself on the attention to detail and a love of the woodworking art.

Our Customers

Financial Institutions
  • PNC Bank, various locations
  • Honda Federal Credit Union
  • Chase Manhattan Mortgage
  • Whitehall Federal Credit Union
  • Telhio Credit Union, various locations
  • National City Bank
Office Interiors
  • Net Jets Aviation
  • Stonecreek Interiors
  • Equity, Inc.
  • Busch Properties
  • American Municipal Power
  • Fillmore Hospitality
  • G. Williamson Maintenance
  • King Business Interiors
  • Central Ohio Transit Authority
  • Franklin University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Capital University
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library
  • The Columbus Zoo
  • Columbus Colony
  • Ohio Health/Grant Hospitals
  • Memorial Hospital of Union Co.
  • Communicare Health Services
  • Ohio Health/New Albany
  • Surgical Mt. Carmel Health Systems
  • Delaware County Offices
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Riverside Hospital
  • Lupton-Rausch Architects
  • NBBJ Architects
  • John Eberts Architects
  • LUSK Architecture
  • Moody-Nolan Architects
  • Carter-Bean Architects
Wholesale Distributors
  • Avon Products, Inc.
  • Eastway Supply
  • Hill Distributing
  • Fyda Freightliner
  • Zink Marketing
  • Star Jewelers
  • Grandview Vision
  • The Blow-out Bar, various locations
  • Elder Beerman Stores
  • The Bon Ton Stores
  • The Limited Companies
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Value City Department Stores
  • Nations Rent
  • Cheryl’s Cookies
  • The JC Penney Company
  • Wm. Shaffer Construction
  • Arlington Construction
  • Lincoln Construction
  • Kevco Construction, Louisville
  • Bogner Construction, Wooster
  • Marous Brothers Constr., Cleveland
  • Schumacher–Dugan Const., Dayton
  • Elford, Inc.
  • Corna Kokosing Construction
  • Quandel Construction
  • Bent Tree Construction
  • Town Builders
  • R. J. Setterlin Construction
  • Equity Construction Inc.
  • ArcCon Construction
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church
  • Steeple People, Lutheran Seminary
  • Saint John XXIII Catholic Church
  • The Newman Center at OSU
  • The Jewish Hillel at OSU
  • Bishop Hartley High School

Mission Statement

“To provide solutions for our customers through quality products, workmanship and service.”










* Drug Free Workplace
* NFIB member of 37 years