A company that is passionate about the details.

As a small business in a small town we understand that “word of mouth” is the best advertising money can’t buy.

Ernest Matthew White Jr.

Owner/Operator, VA Displays, LLC.

With local roots, Ernest grew up in Va. Beach and the Outer Banks of NC where he earned an Arts Degree from the College of the Albemarle. Upon graduation he transfered to NC State University College of Design and acquired bachelors degrees in Art & Design and Industrial Design. After a decade of managing at a design/fabrication company and operating a small sign business, he and his wife Joanna decided to make the town of Smithfield their new home and created what is now VA Displays.

Our Business

VA Displays is a design-production studio built on a foundation of core values, client relations, and technical skills necessary for continual growth in the industry. We are a unique combination of prior business experience and education dedicated to serving Smithfield and surrounding areas. With a commitment to time tested design, we produce and install quality solutions for your business, museum or other imaginative projects.

Our Philosophy:
1. You’re as good as the tools you use. In addition to continual training and education we also use the best equipment and materials.
2. High quality, fair price. Good work isn’t cheap and cheap work isn’t good.
3. Do it right the first time. We would rather go beyond expectations than fall short.
4. Treat others as you would like to be treated. We don’t just make beautiful things, we build relationships and help businesses grow.

Joanna WhiteDirector of Finance

With a masters degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, Joanna directs the financial operations of the company. Her responsibilities include general accounting, payroll, taxes, budget, and cash flow. She also works as a government contract auditor and takes care of her husband and three beautiful daughters.

Heather StinsonGraphic Designer & Production Assistant

Heather is a graphic design/production extraordinaire who enjoys puppys, german chocolates and walks along the beach…. at GatorWorld.


We are a multi-disciplinary design company with extensive experience in the creation of beautiful things. Our unique solutions are also drawn from advanced education in the following areas:

  • Visual Arts & Graphic Design
  • Industrial & Product Design
  • Exhibit & Interactive Design
Graphic Production

From Roland Inkjet Printers to OEM inks and media, we use high quality equipment so that our customers can expect high quality results. Whether you provide the art or have us design it for you, our wide format printing capabilities allow us to produce high impact, quality professional images.


With a full workshop on the premises we are able to build custom exhibits, exhibit components and signage for a variety of applications including museums, corporate lobbies, showrooms, and visitor centers.  We pay close attention to detail with a focus on quality, production and durability.


The final touch and most important step to a job well done is a professional installation.  With optional installation services, our work is not done until your product is delivered and installed to your specifications.

We're Here For You

Big city experience with a small town vibe.