Possessing a passion for both art and business, Damian founded Stick Tattoo Company in 2014 to be a high quality destination for tattoos, body piercings and lifestyle. Stick Tattoo serves as a sister-company to The Stick Company, founded by Ferek in 2007 as a marketing, website and vehicle wrap agency. Since then, the company has evolved to offer more than just a product, but also a culture that represents and supports aggressive, bold and like-minded people. Stick is active in all aspects of the region, including the energy, medical, retail and service industries. Through these various networks, Ferek saw the opportunity to extend the Stick brand and culture to a larger audience.
Driven by the blue-collar work ethic he gained from his family, Damian continues to create new opportunities in the region. He is the owner of CasketWraps.com, a company dedicated to personalizing the memory of loved ones through casket personalization, and the Founder of the WV Energy Expo, a tradeshow highlighting the local energy businesses in West Virginia. He also has worked closely with his great friend, Josh Perry, to create Artfully Industrial, a custom furniture fabrication company.
Damian co-owns Stick Tattoo with his beautiful, and much more enjoyable wife, Rachael Ferek, who also serves as the shop’s Operations Manager. A native of Carmichaels, PA, they reside in Morgantown with their growing squad of dogs, and continue to become more involved with the community, both personally and as a company.
Collectively, Stick continues to work closely with a number of community organizations, such as WVU Medicine Children’s, The Ronald McDonald House Charities, MS Society, Operation Welcome Home, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Bartlett House. Ferek currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau. He is also a co-founder of Ride For Kids WV, and has helped organize a number of local fundraising campaigns. In 2018, The Stick Company was named the Morgantown Medium Business of the year, and Ferek was also selected as a 2016 Young Gun by the WV Executive Magazine.
When not working, Damian enjoys spending time with his wife (brownie points), working out, eating at local restaurants, and getting more tattoos. He is also addicted to Pinterest.