WALTER HARTLAUER SIGNS was started by Walter Hartlauer a legend in the sign industry. He started making fancy signs and letters with a bandsaw for whoever would buy them. Most of his children worked with him making those signs and letters. Then his vision began with using a router instead of a bandsaw or jig to cut letters. He sold his machinery, patterns and router bits from state to state in the 70's. Later with the discovery of computerized routing, Walter Hartlauer Signs starting only selling router bits and a few accessories.
In 1995 Walter retired and his daughter, Audrey took over the company with her husband, David, an electronic tech.
She changed the name to HARTLAUER BITS and has continued her father's vision to
help anyone that needs help routing and sell router bits and collets.