Our passion is using our creative talents to produce high quality, effective sign systems that reflect our clients’ professionalism and uniqueness.
We truly are sign people that live and breathe signs and displays. We pride ourselves on having an eye for artistic design and having the ability to develop quality creative solutions on any project that comes our way. We are extremely dedicated to producing quality work that is attractive, effective, and durable. We use the industry’s highest quality products and equipment so that our work stands up to the test of time as well as contemporary technology allows. We attempt to understand the desired effect of every project, so that our customers end up with a suitable sign system that meets the project’s goals and exceeds the client’s expectations. We understand that an image or brand being portrayed by a business or organization via a logo, design, or sign is often the first impression they are sending to potential customers; and first impressions last forever. We aim to help our customers portray themselves with an image or brand that is exactly what they envision and that sends the appropriate message effectively.
We are proud members of the WSA, ISA, and TSSA.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Young Sign Company is a family owned & operated business, founded in 1978 by Gene Young with 2 employees: daughter, Ann and son-in-law, John Hoins. Gene’s youngest son, Tom Young, came on full time a few years later and together the four grew Young Signs from a small hand lettering and screen printing company to what is now a full service electric sign company manufacturing signs using cutting edge sign technology. John & Ann’s three sons grew up in the sign company and now form the third generation working in the family business.
Young Sign Company Founded
Gene Young purchases Herbert Signs, and starts Young Sign Company with daughter, Ann and son-in-law, John Hoins.
Tom Young Joins the Team
After working summers when home from college at Baker University, Tom joins the Young Sign Company team full time.
Added Aerial Capabilities
In the early 1980s, Young Sign Company purchased our first aerial vehicle, allowing for higher installations.
Young Sign Company Buys a Gerber Signmaker IVB
In 1984, Young Sign Company becomes one of the first sign companies in the country to invest in the Gerber Signmaker IVB, beginning the transition from paintbrushes and lettering enamels to plotters and vinyl. It came equipped with a single font (Helvetica Medium Auto-Kern), with additional fonts available (up to 8 maximum) for a cool $500 each. At that time it was extremely high-tech, and changed the way signs and lettering were done in the industry.
After two careers, first as as a dairy operator and then as a sign painter, Eugene Young retires. Since then he has devoted all his time and energy to the arts, public service, volunteerism, and overall remarkable citizenship.
In 1998, we went digital with the purchase of our first large format digital printer, the Arizona 180, and changed the way we produced images and decorated faces. In retrospect the output quality was quite poor compared to today’s standards, but at the time we all thought it was amazing.
Yesco Kansas City
2012 was an exciting year for Young Sign Company, when we had an opportunity to sign on as Yesco’s Kansas City area lighting and sign maintenance franchise. The experience, knowledge, and friendship that Yesco offers was too great to pass up, and allowed Young Sign Company to focus on sign design, printing, fabrication, and installation.
New Flatbed Printer
In 2015 we upgraded to an Oce 480 flatbed printer, capable of anything from express economy signs, to high definition museum quality output. This machine also offers white ink capabilities for second surface printing, isolated printing on of raw materials, or double strike imaging for illuminated faces.
As we have continued to grow over the previous 41 years in business, the need for more space led us to renovate unused warehouse space in the upstairs of our building into office and conference space. This was to allow us to convert former first floor office space into production floor space, separating our print and vinyl production into their own areas.
Upstairs just before renovation into offices
Upstairs after renovation into offices
We are so happy with the renovation and the extra space is allowing us to improve our workflow.
WHO WE ARE
Meet the team!
Install & Fabrication / Owner