JD Sign Company has designed, produced, and installed fleet graphics for Delaware Capitol Police, Delaware State Police, DNREC, Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement and many other emergency vehicles.

You’ve more than likely seen some of JD Sign Company’s creations while driving around Kent County.

The Harrington business, owned by Jason Dean, has designed, produced, and installed fleet graphics for Delaware Capitol Police, Delaware State Police, DNREC, Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement and many other emergency vehicles.

The company, which opened in 2003, also makes signs for restaurants, accounting firms and lots more, including the Delaware State Fair.

They recently designed, fabricated and installed the new Delaware Electric Cooperative sign complete with super energy-efficient, LED electronic message display.

Now the team is working with Allen Harim Foods in Seaford to rebrand their trucks, trailers and point-of-purchase displays to better promote their chicken products.

“A project of this magnitude takes careful planning and attention to detail to maintain consistent branding from a 52-foot tractor-trailer to chicken divider [signs] in the supermarkets,” Dean said.

Q What is JD Sign Company and what does your team do?

A JD Sign Company is a talented team of individuals that can take your concept and turn it into effective signage. We are a full-service sign company, meaning we can design, permit, build, install and maintain any type of signage (interior, vehicle wraps, outdoor electric) you may need for church, school or business. From interior signs and vehicle wraps, to outdoor electric signs, we can take care of your needs.

Q When did you open and how many people work for the company?

A I began making signs part time in September of 2003 and by June of 2006 it had become my full-time job. As I became busier, I hired employees to be able to service the demand. Presently, we have seven full-time employees and typically bring on one or two more in the summer months.

Q Why did you open your business in Kent County?

A I was born here, grew up here and it only makes sense to have a business in Kent County. We can be in Wilmington or Delmar in just about an hour. Kent County is a perfect location for any type of business that services the entire state.

Q Why did you open the type of business that you did?

A I felt there was a need. I wanted to embrace the new technology and techniques, but provide good service at a fair price. With a background in construction, fabrication, welding, excavation, and a passion to be a small business owner, it’s been a great fit.

Q What's the best business advice you’ve ever received?

A Work hard, never give up and surround yourself with good, like-minded, talented people.