Our Story

Your house is a pillar of the community and after many businesses have come and gone, your building will be standing to serve and protect those around you. In most communities the firehouse is a source of pride like the library or the Municipal Building. It deserves to look its best, because when it looks good, the entire community looks good. We have been in the business of making signs for over 30 years, but take special pride in the work we do for our nation’s bravest. Our first priority is making you look good and we enjoy doing it. We specialize in using the most modern equipment and the best old world craftsmanship to produce a sign that you and your community can take pride in. 


Our Owner

Our company Great American Sign grew out of a garage in North Plainfield, New Jersey almost 30 years ago where  owner and founder Gary Johnson  was born, raised and attended university.  Since 1990 we have used the newest tools and the finest old world techniques to produce signs of the highest quality for communities both local, across the nation and even the world. Growing along with our clientele, we are now located in our latest state of the art facility in Basking Ridge, NJ, just a stone’s throw from our humble beginnings. Gary is a hands-on manager, personally meeting with all clientele. If he is not personally working on your project, he is overseeing every detail. He enjoys the personal interaction and satisfaction of seeing a project through from start to finish.

"My goal is to give you a sign that is not only beautiful, but communicates. It should complement its surroundings and impress all who pass by. It should be a reflection of the quality and professionalism that you bring to your organization."

I look forward to working with you!