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Thomas Swan Sign Company is an architectural sign and graphics company with a 140 year history in the bay area. We create custom fabricated signs and displays for a wide variety of domestic and international clients.


In addition to custom fabrication, we're a full-service manufacturing company that will take your project from concept to completion. We create renderings and engineering details, conduct site surveys, obtain permits, and perform installations. We also service and maintain our work long after project completion.


Contact us for your next project. Thomas Swan is dedicated to the highest standard of manufacturing and service.

In 1877 Thomas-Swan originated as "Swan the Painter" in San Francisco. Mr. Swan began by painting private homes and commercial buildings, growing to a complete signmaking operation as the demand for custom signage increased.

Carroll E. Thomas purchased the business in 1951 and incorporated his name into the company's. Over the next twenty years, Thomas-Swan Sign Co, evolved into a noted commercial sign manufacturing firm with work ranging from wall-lettering, gold leafing, vehicle & window lettering, to the fabrication and installation of raised letters and custom signs.

In 1960, Carroll Thomas's son, Allen, joined the company. After ten years of invaluable hands-on experience, he purchased Thomas-Swan and helped the business thrive until it was time for the next generation to take over. In 1996, Allen handed the reins over to Mike & Stacey Roberts and Bruce & Cyndi Thomas, Since then, the company has seen substantial growth, while continuing to manufacture and install some of the most prominent signage across the nation and throughout the world.

With four generations of family leadership now established, our attention to service, planning and innovation continues. Committed to excellence, competitive pricing and growth, Thomas-Swan Sign Co., Inc. vows to uphold the highest standards for generations to come.

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