About Us

Who We Are


Here at Banner Up, we strive to make the client experience as seamless as possible. Our pledge to you is honesty and quality. What’s important to know about us is that we’re upfront throughout every step of the process with a best-in-class product designed to fit your budget.

Thirty-plus years in the sign industry has taught us a lot, and we want to be of assistance with your particular project. The industry is ever-evolving, but there are principles of good design that remain the same in order for your message to be seen.

We invite you to take a journey through our various services and view our gallery of recent projects. If you ever have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We create many unique projects that either don’t get added to the website or that don’t fit into any category outlined here.

We at Banner Up Signs look forward to working with you!

Explore the Banner Up website to discover more about us and the history of our family-owned signage business.

Our History

The Beginning

Banner Up Signs was founded in 1986 by Ed Kuhn. The retail outlet was located in Geneva, Illinois. Originally starting as a producer of paper banners, the business quickly grew to include vinyl graphics. By the mid 90’s, our business established itself through great customer service and quality products.

A Second Location

In 1996, Ed opened a second location in his hometown of Sycamore, Illinois. The new facility was designed and built for sign production and fabrication, thus accommodating a better production work flow. Also, indoor space was now availble to vehicle installation.

Both locations saw an increase in production, and over the years, more equipment was added. In 2003, the Geneva location, no longer efficient for production, was closed. All production was transferred to the modern Sycamore facility

At the same time, Ed’s son, Jon, was finishing his education and increased his involvement in the business. Jon’s introduction of wide format, full color graphics in the mid 2000’s allowed Banner Up to broaden the amount of products we offer through in-house production. With this on-site state-of-the-art equipment, greater control of the quality and scheduling could be maintained. In 2012, with the improvements in non-solvent based inks, Banner Up installed a new eco-friendly latex printer.

Over the years, Banner Up has been able to work with a wide range of industries from small mom and pop businesses to large international corporations and has proved to be a reliable partner to our clients.

In The News Near You

Check out the “Your Resource for Living” Article on Banner Up Signs – Page 12.

Resource Bank's Your Resource for Living magazine article about Banner Up Signs' road to success.

Newly Expanded Facility in Sycamore

In 2014, Banner Up saw its horizons broadened with the opening of their newly expanded facility. The additional workspace allowed for better client interaction and a climate-controlled installation bay for larger vehicles.

Images of the business before, during, and after expansion renovations.