Management Team

In one word, how can we sum up what motivates our management team?


A passion for knowledge.

A passion for excellence.

A passion to produce the most attention-grabbing, discussion-provoking and highest-quality signs in Houston and around the country.

Every member of our leadership team is dedicated to producing unique signage that enhances your organization’s brand and effectively communicates your message.

Our Team

Trey Baublits, President & CEO
Trey grew up in the audit and consulting industry and brings over 13 years of accounting, finance and business development experience. Prior to joining National Signs, Trey worked for E&Y and Deloitte in audit and consulting roles as well as Whole Foods Market’s Competitive Analytics team.

Trey graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Economics and a Master in Professional Accounting degree.


Jake Gattis, Operations Manager

Jake Gattis joined National Signs with 7 years of experience in the construction industry. With projects ranging from residential construction to large, multi-million-dollar commercial projects, Jake’s diverse experience in Operations and Facility Maintenance has formed his ability to create collaborative cultures in all projects he oversees.

Jake has a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Auburn University.


Joseph Gilbert, Manager, Sales Support & Administration

Prior to joining National Signs, Joseph served in the U.S. Army. He has also held a variety of management positions with some of Houston’s most respected sign companies, including Research and Development, Human Resources, Service and Sales.

Joseph graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from University of Maryland UC with a focus on Marketing.



Chet Presley, Manager of Pricing & Gross Profit

Chet began working in the sign industry in 2003. Since then he has worked for a handful of companies as a graphic designer, ADA sign manufacturer, machinist, fabrication designer, and installer heavily contributing to the execution of several projects for entities such as Camden, Alexan, Christus, Baker Hughes, and HSPVA amongst others.

A native of Houston, Chet joined National Signs in 2012. He has applied his experience and knowledge to help maximize the impact of the company’s product by providing insightful solutions.

Christie McDermott, Project Manager

Christie has more than 25 years of business experience. She has an extensive background in project planning and offers a strong balance between business knowledge and management capabilities. Christie has managed a broad array of projects in industries that range from construction and seaport services to education and philanthropy.

Christie holds numerous certificates and degrees in project management and safety consultant such as: Associates Degree in Business Management, Vocational Degree in Construction Management, Certified OSHA 700; Train the Trainer, Certified OSHA, Certified Safety Management; OSHA 703