More than Signs


We believe that this is about more than signs.

We have come to understand that what we do in our ordinary, everyday lives matters just as much as any religious actions, extraordinary deeds, or noteworthy accomplishments. We recall the story of a King who came not to be served but to serve – treating people like they matter.

We believe that every interaction we have with a potential client, whether they become a customer or not, matters. Every team member in our company, every vendor we work with, our bookkeepers, our bankers, our neighbors – they matter. Every penny our company earns, spends or borrows matters. The impact on our communities of the way we do business, matters. The way we live and treat the world we live in matters.

We believe there is a glory, a weightiness in every human being and everything we do. And when you choose to work with us- trust in our team with your project, your vision for it, and your financial investment – we believe that matters .

It’s more than signs.

Better Together

Recognizing the need for a strong regional sign company in Southeast Michigan, the leadership team at Johnson Sign Co. began negotiations with two of Michigan’s well known sign companies. In the spring of 2016 we were successful in acquiring Douglas Sign Co. of Lansing. All of the staff was retained, as well as the equipment & facility. The addition of Douglas Sign has added an impressive amount of talented & experienced people to our group. In the fall of 2017 the plan came together with the merger of Huron Sign Co. of Ypsilanti. Once again, the entire staff was retained, as simply one of the best assets to come out of the deal.

Looking forward, we anticipate growth & prosperity beyond our dreams! We have a combined company wide experience of nearly 400 years!

Our manufacturing & installation capabilities have made us one of the states largest producers of custom fabricated signs. We have a significant footprint in lower Michigan with our three plants. Together we have one of the state’s largest installation fleets. We have a team of administrators, designers & project managers all ready to assist you on your next project.

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Back in the 1960’s, James “Jim” Johnson noticed a need that almost every business had. The need he noticed was for good signs to brand and identify consumer’s businesses. In 1964, he made his notion/dream a reality. With his loving wife’s (Beverly) approval, along with 6 young children at home, he took the risk and put it all on the line to open Johnson Sign Co. We are all extremely thankful for his risk because over 50 years later it is still going strong.

Logo for Huron Sign Co servicing Ann Arbor and Detroit

Founded in 1966 by William Short senior, Huron Sign Co. has been a family business ever since.William’s nine children have all worked there with many still there today. When we say “family” we mean more than actual members. Our employees are family too. Most of whom have been with the company more than 15 years! Since the first time William sold a new sign way back then, through today Huron Sign Co. has strived to provide our clients with Extraordinary Service!

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Douglas Sign Company was started in the basement of Douglas Fulk in 1968 just out of the Army. Doug purchased the current location in 1974 and he built the addition & remodeled. Douglas Sign Company has served the Greater Lansing area ever since.

Our Relationships

We believe that it is our job to do good to others and treat every person as we would like to be treated. We strive to show that all people matter to us with our interactions with every customer, vendor, and fellow team members.

Our Work

We believe it is the job of each team member to build a culture of respect and care, and to use each of his individual abilities to the fullest. And we believe it is the company’s job to lead, care for and pay each team member in such a way that can sustain them being able to work like that.

Our Community

We believe it is our job to give first priority to cultivating and serving a customer base close to home, and to work and do business in such a way that helps the whole community flourish rather than just gets as much as we can get.

Our World

We believe it is our job to leave our world better than we found it, so we strive to use the longest lasting, lowest environmental impact products and tools we know of, and to be conscious of the rest of the world as we do business locally.

SUSTAINABILITY IN RELATIONSHIPS

We believe it is our job to do good to others and treat every person as we would like to be treated, affirmation in every interaction with every customer, vendor and fellow team member that people matter.

SUSTAINABILITY IN WORK

We believe it is the job of each team member to build a culture of respect and care, and to use each of his individual abilities to the fullest. And we believe it is the company’s job to lead, care for and pay each team member in such a way that can sustain them being able to work like that.

SUSTAINABILITY IN COMMUINTY

We believe it is our job to give first priority to cultivating and serving a customer base close to home, and to work and do business in such a way that helps the whole community flourish rather than just gets as much as we can get.

SUSTAINABILITY IN OUR WORLD

We believe it is our job to leave our world better than we found it, so we strive to use the longest lasting lowest environmental impact products and tools we know of, and to be conscious of the rest of the world as we do business locally.

Now

Over 50 years later, our company still has the same heart & work ethic that it was founded with. Our goals are to serve, communicate, produce & deliver for our customers, every time. We all have the same vision in mind, and that is to make our customers successful. Through our education associations, we are always looking to use the best product and process for our customer. No matter what size of job, our aim is to make the most quality signs for all of our customers.

Then

Back in the 1960’s, James “Jim” Johnson noticed a need that almost every business had. The need he noticed was for good signs to brand and identify consumer’s businesses. In 1964, he made his notion/dream a reality. With his loving wife’s (Beverly) approval, along with 6 young children at home, he took the risk and put it all on the line to open Johnson Sign Co. We are all extremely thankful for his risk because over 50 years later it is still going strong.