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  • | 11:00 a.m. May 19, 2017
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A $70 million sign company with offices from Mexico to Wisconsin opened a new office in Tampa, what it hopes will be its gateway to the Southeast.

Green Bay-based Jones Sign chose Tampa because of the city's fast growth and proximity to population centers in the north and south, says Jones Sign Executive Vice President Todd Patrickus. A specialty fabrication contractor of signs on everything from shopping malls to sports stadiums, the company plans to target hospitality, retail, large venue and regional chains for business from the Tampa office.

“We are looking to grow nationally with offices in key areas,” Patrickus tells Coffee Talk. “Texas is next.”

The Tampa office will also compete for business on the west coast of Florida. The company has four employees locally so far, and plans to hire up to five more people. The office, led by Jimmy McDonald, with 29 years of sign industry experience, will handle in-house house sales, estimating, project management, design and installation operations. It will also look to be a design-build partner with regional construction and design firms. “We want to be a full-service sign company in Tampa,” says Patrickus.

Projects in Florida Jones Sign has worked on include Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL's Miami Dolphins; Daytona Speedway; and the International Plaza in Tampa. Jones Sign was founded in 1910 in a storefront in downtown Green Bay. With the addition of the Tampa office, Jones now has 10 locations in North America. Five of those locations include manufacturing facilities.


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