The Preston Sign Company
About Us . . .


Jim Preston and Marshal McDade
met while serving in the armed services in 1965 at the Engineering School at Ft. Belvior, VA. After military service, including a tour in Vietnam, they started what is now Preston Sign Company in 1968. Since it's inception (before the days of computer graphics), both Jim and Marshal studied and became masters of their trade - sign painting. The skills required to be a "sign painter" in those days were highly specialized, including training in many different trades. The old timers in the business held on to the "secrets" of the trade, only passing along advice to the most talented young upstarts. Both Preston and McDade, worked from apprentice through journeyman, and now with 40 years of graphics experience behind them, bring to the sign trade a huge storehouse of talent, skills and capabilities not found in other companies.