Sign Company

History

Since D.F. Balton founded BALTON & SONS SIGN COMPANY in 1875, the family has produced most of the signs in Memphis and surrounding areas. For over 100 years, theater marquees, signs on Beale Street, even the most successful commercial sign ever built, the original Holiday Inn Great Sign, was designed and produced by BALTON & SONS.  As the company expanded, newer concerns wanting immediate respect in the Mid-South bought out the BALTON & SONS name. But, the Baltons were not ready to give up the manufacturing of signs. In 1961, H.A. BALTON SIGN COMPANY was founded. For the next forty years, the Baltons were producing landmark signage such as the Memphis Angel Food's twenty foot diameter ice cream bucket sign. In 1995, great, great, great grandsons Jeff and Scott Balton opened PRECISION SIGNS in order to take advantage of the latest technologies to create specialty designed signs inspired by their love of vintage signage and architecture. PRECISION SIGNS refurbished and brought back to life the famous Sputnik sign in Memphis. Their craftsmanship and inspired designs made their signs instant icons. Pride in their trade and the family name led the brothers to regain ownership of the BALTON & SONS name and eventually bring BALTON & SONS, H.A. BALTON, and PRECISION SIGNS together under one roof, and one name, BALTON SIGN COMPANY. The Balton family has been producing signs longer than any other family in the industry, each generation building on the experience of the last. With experience, quality and innovation behind the name, make your sign a Balton sign.

Balton & Sons Truck 1915
Balton & Sons Shop
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