Banner Up Signs

has been your one stop sign source since 1986

Jon Kuhn, Owner

Who We Are

Thank You for your interest in Banner Up Sign.

Here at Banner Up we strive to make the client experience as seamless as possible. Our pledge to you is honesty and quality. Honest and upfront through every step of the process with a quality product designed to fit your budget.

Thirty plus years has taught us a lot and we want to be of assistance with your particular project. The sign 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 thru our various services and then view our gallery of recent projects. If you ever have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. There are many unique projects that we do 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.

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 the business had established itself through great customer service and quality products.

Check out Jon assisting with sign painting in the late 80’s. >

A Second Location

In 1996, a second location was opened in Ed’s home town of Sycamore, Illinois. The new facility was designed and built for sign production and fabrication thus accommodating a better production work flow. Also, space for inside vehicle installation was available.

Both locations saw an increase in production and over the years more equipment was added. In 2003, the Geneva location, which was 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 they 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 their clients.

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.

Fall 2020 Employee Party

Northern Axeposure Axe Throwing night out.

In The News Near You

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

Check out the "Your Resource for Living" Article on Banner Up Signs - Page 12.


1170 East State Street

Sycamore, IL 60178


Monday - Friday 8:30a - 4:30p

or by appointment