Simon Sez Powerhouse (or SSPI) was started in the spring of 2003 in an effort to keep up with the growing need of Installers available to do retail store installations throughout the midwest and central United States.  Founder and Owner, Andy Ott, was born and raised in Waverly, Iowa and grew up in the construction business doing all facets of carpentry.  Starting out as a 3 man shop and 2 key contractors, quickly grew to 5-6 very capable crews, within 2-3 years of business.  

Growth continued even through the stagnant economy of the late 2000’s because of quality work out in the field, on-time reporting back to customers, efficiency, use of cutting edge technology, and a continual drive to provide the best service possible.  Currently we have 8 full time employees and several key contractors committed to our work.

The backbone to Simon Sez Powerhouse is Sign and Lighting Maintenance including retrofitting and LED installations excelling in annual service contracts in 23 states currently.  We also specialize in rollout installations everything from vinyl graphics, to store fixturing, and construction projects.  

Another Branch of Simon Sez Powerhouse is SSPI Timber Management, established to accommodate a passion for wildlife and habitat improvement in an effort to provide a lasting opportunity to hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors for generations to come.   

MISSION STATEMENT:  To provide quality work and services, on time, that meet or exceed our customers' expectations with great communication and follow through.


Leif Johnston

Project Manager

Mark Ragsdale (Rags)

Shop Foreman

Andy Ott


Dusty Lehmen

Field Technician

Brandon Jensen

Project Manager

1401 Ebony Ave, Waverly, IA 50677

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