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The History of MC Sign Company

MC Sign Company was founded in 1953 in Ashtabula, Ohio where it served Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania in sign sales, manufacturing, service, and installation. At the time it was just a small business operated out of a garage in the area. In 1994, at age 24, Tim Eippert purchased MC Sign Company and envisioned an innovative growth strategy that expanded the operation to a national level. The company steadily grew from a traditional sign company to a leader in the industry providing national brand management, sign design, manufacturing, installation, program management, service and maintenance.

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MC Sign Company Today

After continued success in signage, MC soon applied the same business model to the lighting industry. MC Lighting Solutions was created and quickly prospered as customers took advantage of yet another turnkey service offering. Later, in 2011, MC Sign Company announced the acquisition of Acken Signs. The acquisition not only positioned MC Sign Company to expand manufacturing capabilities but also provided new and existing customers with almost a century of combined sign industry experience.

As a continuation of MC’s recent growth and expansion of services, MC announced the acquisition of Integra Service Group in January 2018. Integra specialized in electrical and voice & data installation, repair, and rollout management. The acquisition now supported MC in offering clients in-house electrical services solutions with an even wider net of trusted partners.

MC is always extremely proactive in its strategic plans by investing time and resources into developing products and services that bring value to all customers. MC Sign Company was one of the first sign, lighting, and electrical companies nationally to offer online reporting and job status through Client Web services. MC continues to stay on the cutting-edge of technology with the development of apps and web-based portals that ultimately save customers both time and money without sacrificing quality.

Today, MC Sign Company remains a national, industry leader in sign, lighting, and electrical solutions.

Awards and Recognitions

Rewards and Recognition

  • Ernst and Young
    • Entrepreneur of the Year - Tim Eippert
  • CRAIN’s Forty Under 40
    • Award Recipient - Tim Eippert
  • Fast Track 50
    • Four-Time Award Recipient
  • NEO Success Award
    • Two-Time Award Recipient
  • Fred’s National Account Vendor of the Year
    • 2011
  • Leading Edge Award
    • Five-Time Award Recipient
  • Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies
    • Five-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree
  • Inside Business Magazine
    • Featured Story: 'Light Bright'
  • Signs of the Times Magazine
    • Cover Story: 'Reel Time Signage'
  • Thorntons - Most Collaborative
    Partner Award
    • 2014