About The Markerboard People

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 Hal and Liz Spaeth  Hall at Show

Hal and Liz Spaeth started The Markerboard People. We are still family-owned and operated. We have been serving educators from across the country for more than 40 years here in Lansing, Michigan.

Hal comes from a family of educators. It bothered him to watch students struggle with pencil and paper. When a kid tore their paper trying to erase, it tore at Hal’s heart. In 1982 Hal decided there had to be a better way. The lapboard he designed and created was double-sided and available in two sizes, 8”x11” and 11”x16”. One side was smooth, white and non-porous for dry erase markers or crayons. The other side was textured, black and non-porous for chalk. Both sides were easy for kids to erase with just a soft cloth or eraser. Like getting two boards in one, he said.

In yet another first, he put permanent guidelines on Student Whiteboards. The lines were etched and locked into the surface and we still guarantee they will never come off.

Hal was also the first to make double-sided whiteboards. We now specialize in non-porous double-sided student dry erase boards. Lined on one side and blank on the other.

The Markerboard People has been serving educators from across the country for more than 40 years. Based in Lansing, MI, our whiteboard company is proud to produce all of our printed boards, as well as our markers and erasers, in the United States and sell them Factory Direct to schools, educators and business from across the country.


 Josh Struble - Operations Manager

 Jason Lightner - Head Account Specialist

 Charles Brooks - Shipping Manager 

  Nate Iversen - Graphic Department Manager


James Courtney - Eraser Specialist


Joshua Scott - Head Graphic Designer


Jason Charles - Shop Manager


Trish Tucker - Process Operative

Oran McCauley - Inventory Manager


Our mission as a company is simply to make your jobs as educators easier.  Our student dry erase boards have proven to be an extremely effective tool in teaching children.  Using our student response system is a tried and proven program for getting results and increasing student engagement.  The students find the dry erase boards fun and therefore are more willing participants.  Our quality speaks for itself and it’s why we have been a leader in the industry for over 40 years.  While many companies have cheap semi-porous boards with an easily stainable surface and substrate that fall apart(Hal calls them pretend dry erase boards), we have a high-quality nonporous surface that we guarantee will never permanently stain.  Our boards are also extremely durable, routed and cornered for safety and durability.  They are designed to hold up in classrooms with students of all ages for years with proper care.  Our boards are simply the best on the market and yet our prices are extremely low.  When you combine that with our tremendous customer service (when you call us you will get a live person on the phone that will actually help you) there is no reason to shop elsewhere.  We are so confident in our products we guarantee your satisfaction.  Try and get that from another company. 

The Lowest Prices on the Highest Quality Products

You aren’t going to find a better price on non-porous dry erase boards anywhere else--this includes some of the biggest big box stores in the country. Think you have found a better price on dry erase boards? Then let us know and we will make sure that we are not undersold.

We can do Custom Work for your Business

Interested in seeing what we can do for your company? Then reach out to us today to let us get to work creating the dry erase products you need. We have a rich history of helping companies and organizations just like yours. Just some of the different clients we have worked for in the past include:

  • Pearson Education
  • Sylvan Learning Centers
  • Warner Bros.
  • New York Yankees
  • Phoenix Suns
  • General Motors
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Spiegel Catalog
  • Dart World
  • FedEx
  • Innsbrook
  • Delta Education
  • ETA
  • Nav Press
  • McDonalds
  • NFL

With more than four decades in business, we have amassed quite the reputation for ourselves and our ability to deliver only the best products to our clients. Call or email us and lets see what we can do for you.  


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Contact us to learn even more about what to expect when you work with our company. We look forward to showing clients from across the country why we are their best choice when it comes to buying dry erase boards, both for school or business use.