Sarnia’s Sure Signs gets praise from out of this world

The Sure Signs team.

By Dave Flaherty

 Sarnia, Ont.-based Sure Signs Inc., is a local signage supplier and graphic design hub, specializing in custom outdoor signs, but also providing so many more options.

They offer vehicle graphics (full or partial wraps) decals of many sizes and quantities, full LED signage, and fabrication of many custom solutions to meet the needs and demands of their clientele.

“Its common for us on any given day to be installing cut vinyl lettering onto local businesses while at the same time, the back shop is humming with all kinds of fabrication projects on the go. Large or small, we will work to provide interior or exterior signage solutions for all of our customers,” said Mark Tetreault of Sure Signs.

Throughout their two-decade history, the shop has completed many high-profile jobs in the city of Sarnia including staple community parks such as Canatara Park, signage for the city, Bluewater Health – Sarnia (formerly Sarnia General Hospital), and local municipalities and has installed some large franchise signage for restaurants such as Taco Bell and McDonalds. However, one project caught the attention of a very famous Canadian.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, also a fighter pilot, commended the company on their work in the restoration of an F-86 Sabre jet in Sarnia’s Germain Park.

“We are all the product of our history and can learn so much from those that have gone before. Seeing the restored F-86 Sabre gives us a direct link to our past and standing and reading the graphics restored by Sure Signs makes the human story clear for everyone, young and old,” Hadfield said. “As a proud Sarnian, Sabre pilot, and astronaut, I give my congratulations and thanks for a job well done.”

Sign Media Canada recently spoke with Tetreault about the business, their past year through the pandemic, and plans for the future.

Sign Media Canada (SMC): What is the history of the shop?

Mark Tetreault (MT): Sure Signs Inc., started 21 years ago, back in 2001, here in Sarnia Ont., and we have been proudly serving the many residents and businesses in the area ever since. Founding partners, Tom Schickler and Kevin Moore initially ran the business together, but today we have grown to a team of 10 employees.

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