IDS PRESIDENT DAVID NOLAN
Dave, an artist and entrepreneur, began his business career as a promotional window painter. He moved into the realm of 3D by making temporary props for photo studios. Seeing the potential in this new endeavor, Dave expanded and began making more permanent displays for movie theaters and store fronts, creating the IDS parent company Studio Y Creations (SYC) in 1993.
ANDREW HULBERT, IDS VICE PRESIDENT
Andrew began as a professional industrial model maker before joining SYC. His technical mind and attention to detail complimented Dave’s artistic vision. Andrew is instrumental in the engineering and building of displays. As Head of Production, Andrew’s role is vital in ensuring the company provides the very best quality products to our customers.
Studio Y Creations made its mark on the industrial manufacturing industry - creating exterior cladding and giant props for major tourist attractions and museums across the United States and Canada.
SYC holds some world records for our landmarks:
The World’s largest Wagon Wheel and Pick
The World’s Largest Gorilla at 40ft tall, 41,000 lbs.
THE FIRST THEMED DENTAL OFFICE
In 2004, a dentist named Dr. Tonya who was looking for unique office décor contacted SYC. With our experience creating props for theme parks, she knew we would create the fun environment she was hoping for. Little did Dave and Andrew know, this request would alter the future of the company forever...
After creating this first office, and with encouragement from Dr. Tonya, we began exploring this new market. Dentists loved the idea of themed offices with something more than a few stuffed animals and tropical wallpaper; they wanted a truly immersive experience that would transport patients to another world! We began to plan.
SYC moved into it’s current location - a 24,000 sq/ft facilty.
With more room, the projects could get bigger and the business could grow.
IMAGINATION DENTAL SOLUTIONS IS CREATED
Recognizing the importance of creating a space where kids would feel welcome, calm, and happy, the team worked tirelessly to create a theming company just for dentists. In 2007 Imagination Dental Solutions became an official company! We tailored our 3D creations to fit into the dental world, where we could have a huge impact on the obstacles dentists faced with patient comfort, and retention.
IDS GETS A MAKEOVER
With a new logo and redesigned website, we were ready to take the world by storm. In 2010 we began to make our name known, dominating the dental theming industry from the very beginning.
IDS INTRODUCES MURALS TO COMPLIMENT 3D THEMING
Great for transforming any space into a whole new environment and complimenting our already popular 3D characters, murals quickly became our most requested product.
A SECOND FACILITY OPENS IN FLORIDA.
Designing, engineering, and manufacturing 3-5 offices per month made even our large 24,000 sq/ft facility feel a little cramped. To keep building world-class themed environments, IDS expanded and partnered with a 20,000 sq/ft facility in Florida. A second facility at the opposite end of the continent helped to cover more ground, reduce shipping costs, and fulfill the demand for IDS custom products.
This year IDS celebrates many years of amazing work and 10 years of serving the unique needs of the dental community. We can't wait to see what the future will bring!