Anyone who follows the museum on a regular basis will know the name, “United-Maier Signs.” Often alluded to as the museum’s “go-to guys” for anything relating to fabrication, installation of or local takedowns, the sign company has donated immeasurable hours and materials in getting the museum to where it is today. Here are just a few examples of their work with the museum over the years.
Although it is a shop effort – and we love the entire crew – the two guys behind it all are Tony and Gene Maier, president and vice president, respectively. The two brothers grew up in the family sign business, pitching in as youngsters before joining the company formally in their late teens. Their grandfather, Anthony, and father, Gene, founded the company as United Signs in 1964. United Sign was at two other Cincinnati locations before settling in 1971 into their present 18,000 sq. ft. building in Camp Washington – just up the road from the American Sign Museum. Today the full-service shop employs 48 and has a fleet of twelve cranes, designing, fabricating and installing custom and production signs for national as well as local and regional customers.
The American Sign Museum recognized United-Maier Signs at the museum’s 2012 Grand Opening when it presented the museum’s first Distinguished Service Awards to United-Maier, along with David and Suze Butler, Butler Design Agency, Syracuse, IN. The award represents