Display Group Team

About Us

Display Group currently resides just east of downtown Detroit.  Housed in the historic Packard Building 22, Display Group’s 285,000 square feet of storage and production space allows us to handle any event, no matter the size.  With over 78,000 inventory items, coupled with the ability to make any custom item in house, Display Group must be seen to be believed. Comprised of a staff that includes creative event producers, accomplished tradesmen and a devoted production staff, Display Group ensures events to be like no other. Our deep and extensive inventory, matched with our on-site custom capabilities allows Display Group’s team of event producers to transform any space.


In 2015, Display Group added DG 3-D custom creation studio. Utilizing 3-D scanning and digital routing, we have the ability to scan and recreate any item.  3-D props, custom routed bar fronts, branded walls, over-sized letters, custom stage elements and anything else you may need.


After beginning his career at Display Creations, his family’s company, Rick Portwood established the Display Group in 1991. Based out of Detroit, Rick applied his vision, creativity and knowledge to create a company known for its innovative and progressive designs and decor. From its inception, Display Group is a leader in the event and design industry.  By combining expert designers, skilled tradesman, cutting edge equipment, and impeccable service, Display Group continues to lead the way.

Sales Team

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Rick Portwood
John Lamb
Vice President 
Andy Olis
Lindsay Sowter
Sales Manager
David Cross
Sales Associate 
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Jamey Denno
Account Executive 
Niko Solomos
Account Executive 
Michelle Halloran
Account Executive 
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Kacy Irwin
Account Executive 
Garret Komatz
Sales Associate 
Todd Villeneuve
Account Executive 
David Danielson
Creative Director 
Cheryl Behnke
Design Director 

Design Gurus

Tom McConnell
Warehouse Manager
Moe DeVold
Inventory Control 

Warehouse Warriors

Jay Taylor
Production Coordinator 


Vivian McConnell
Linda Arlington
Administrative Assistant