Parvin-Clauss Sign Company was founded in 1952 by Tom Parvin and Bob Clauss. Our first shop was in a small store in Maywood, Illinois. They spent the first years as designers, painters, installers and office staff. From pencil drawings to hand lettered signs to making charcoal fires to thaw the frozen winter ground, they did it all.
Tom and Bob were known as the "sign painters' sign painters" because of their attention to detail, quality workmanship and superior effort put forth on all sign projects. Others in the industry envied them for their talents.
They spent many years applying painted graphics to brick walls and billboards throughout the Chicagoland area giving them the nickname "wall dogs. To this day, examples of their earlier handiwork can still be seen.
As experts in the age old art of gold leaf lettering - they provided signage for fire department vehicles and high end retail establishments. Sandblasted signs made from redwood, cedar and other substrates also became a staple of the company's product line.
Over the years, as the company's business expanded and prospered, we moved from Maywood to Villa Park, then to Lombard, and finally to our current home in Carol Stream, Illinois in 1993.
Today Parvin-Clauss employs talented people determined to meet all of our customers' signage needs. Since our early days of wall signs we've added computer generated digital graphic capabilities, boom and crane trucks, designers, engineers, electricians, service technicians and customer service representatives. However, to our credit, we still have employees with us from the early 1970s.
The sign making business has benefited immensely from modern technology however, we at Parvin-Clauss want you to know that behind every sign we create is an old world respect for the art that goes into sign making. Today, should a customer need a sandblasted sign, gold leaf graphics, a monument sign or electronic message center, we are here to help you get your message out to the public. Today as always, your image is our priority. – less–ZoomInfo