Harmon Sign was founded in 1937 by Chalmer Harmon in his hometown of Wauseon, 30 miles west of Toledo, Ohio. What began as a one-man business in the corner of Harmon’s basement has grown into a multi-million dollar sign company, leading the industry under the direction of Harmon’s nephew, CEO and President of Harmon Sign, Dan Kasper.
Harmon Sign has a history of product diversity, diversity that has been driven by technological advances throughout the years. “Staying abreast with industry technologies is the key to continued growth,” says Kasper. “It is also the key to meeting customer demand.”
And in meeting customer demand, Harmon’s founder saw many changes in the early years, quickly adapting to new trends in on-premise advertising. Hand painted signs soon gave way to flashy neon signage, and Harmon was there, becoming skilled in the art of neon. Harmon was also quick to embrace the new era of computer aided technology in the 80’s, technology that was ushered in by the advent of pressure-sensitive vinyl film for decorating sign faces.
Innovative thinking and the advances in computer aided technologies have enabled Harmon Sign to service a broad customer base, from the small proprietor to regional and national accounts such as Little Caesar’s, Guitar Center, and Best Western International. Providing a total turnkey service to that customer base has propelled Harmon Sign into a successful complete sign source.
In March 2016, Harmon Sign was acquired by Allen Industries, one of the nation's largest manufacturers of signage and architectural elements. Founded in 1931, Allen has a long history of providing turnkey services and superior customer service throughout the U.S. and abroad. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Allen Industries has manufacturing facilities in High Point, N.C.; Clearwater, FL; and Phoenix, AZ. More information about Allen Industries can be found at www.allenindustries.com.