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Hours M-F from 8am-8pm Eastern Daylight time.
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 Hal and Liz Spaeth  Hall at Show

Hal and Liz Spaeth started The Markerboard People over 40 years ago here in Lansing, Michigan. Hal comes from a family of educators. They both are passionate about education.  

Hal noticed that students struggled to erase pencil and correct their papers. He wanted to come up with a better way.

It is not known for certain who invented the first Student Dry Erase Boards. It appears that Hal was the first but Clyde Connell from Tyler, Texas also presented his Response Boards around the same time.

Hal’s first response boards had a smooth white non-porous surface on one side. The other side had a black textured non-porous surface for chalk. Like getting two boards in one, he said.

Later Hal was the first to put permanent guidelines on a dry erase board. The lines were etched and locked into the surface and he guaranteed they would never come off. We now specialize in non-porous double-sided white student dry erase boards. Lined on one side and blank on the other.

Family owned and operated, 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 and educators from across the country.


 Josh Struble - Operations Manager

 Jason Lightner - Head Account Specialist

 Charles Brooks - Shipping Manager 

  Nate Iversen - Graphics Department Manager


James Courtney - Eraser Specialist


Joshua Scott - Head Graphics 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.


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Information Collection, Use, & Sharing We will not sell or rent any information you give us to others. That is why we never sell your name, email address, phone number, or any other important information you provide to us.

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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.




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