Modern Neon Signs, a Sudbury, Ont.-based sign shop, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The business started when couple Henri and Réjeanne Pomerleau decided to purchase Cavallo Signs from local artist Bruno Cavallo.
After 10 years, the work expanded, and a larger location was needed. Modern moved to its current location where a 371.6-m2 (4000-sf) building and large outside lot could easily accommodate all the people, equipment, and trucks needed to run this growing enterprise.
The Pomerleaus had their three sons, Claude, Marc, and René involved in the family business from an early age and in 2009 sold the business to them. In addition to the three owners, the company employs additional staff consisting of two full-time installers who use their service truck and crane to ensure clients’ signs are installed and operating properly and safely.
Most of the shop’s customers are local, but it also serves clients throughout Canada and the U.S.