Our last name of de Vries (DeVries in America, and pronounced 'deh-vreez') doubles as our logo. It’s design comes from the actual handwritten signature of Josh's great-great-great-grandfather Johannes de Vries who immigrated to America from the Netherlands in 1892, four months after Ellis Island opened. The signature is found on the 1873 birth registration of his eldest child in Loppersum, Holland.