2417 Cleveland Ave. NW CANTON, OH 44709, us

(330) 455-0909

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What we do




Steve Akers, the owner of SignMakers Ohio, grew up in the Akers  sign making family, working most recently for his parents, Sue and Dick Akers, at Sign Pro (also known a Sign Makers LLC), over the span of two decades, at the now closed location at 2700 Fulton Dr. NW, only one mile from the new location at 2417 Cleveland Ave NW Canton Ohio.

Sue and Dick Akers who started Akers Signs in 1973 retired in 2018 and no longer have a company. Sign Makers Ohio (Stephen Akers their youngest son) purchased their equipment: CNC router, modern vinyl sign making printers, laminator, and vinyl cutters because Steve wanted to carry on the family tradition of sign making 

 The building at 2417 Cleveland Ave NW has historical significance in the sign making community. Sue and Dick operated Akers Signs there for decades before their oldest son, Rick Akers, took over ownership of Akers Signs, which is currently specializing in high end LED message centers and custom electrical signage statewide. Go to www.akerssigns.com if you are interested in lighted signs, letters and led message centers. 

Steve has a loyalty to Canton, Ohio and especially downtown Canton where he is often seen at Arts in Stark businesses.

Canton has alot to offer, check out www.downtowncanton.com

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Products we offer


 We offer too many products to list, as we are a custom sign company. Please call or contact us online to begin a discussion about what product will best suit your wants and needs. Some of our products include, but are not limited to: vehicle graphics, banners,  dimensional letters, aluminum, pvc signs and vinyl printing for interior and exterior graphics. 

We partner with many wholesale suppliers to provide thousands of products not listed such as www.geminisignproducts.com for dimensional letters,  https://www.theexhibitorshandbook.com/view-product-catalog-pdf for display products, retractable banner stands and outdoor flags,  https://www.vistasystem.com for interior wayfinding and http://www.arrissigns.com for interior wayfinding. www.shutterstock.com for photos and clipart. https://viewer.zoomcats.com/gill-line-signmakers-ohio-catalog

Many more partners.

 3 Tiered Pricing Structure for Businesses of all Sizes

We can create signs and graphics that fall into these categories: ECONOMY, BASIC PLUS AND DELUXE.


   The ECONOMY sign is the perfect solution for temporary signs,    such as event    yard signs and even way-finding signs,    where overall appeal is not a priority.  The economy version might have a single color background and one color of basic lettering on a full sheet of material. Normally lower cost materials are used.


 A basic PLUS version might include extra colors and possibly cutting the panel into a custom shape.  

    2 Colors

    Multiple Fonts

    Up to 25 Words

    Colored Background

    Simple Border

    Simple Effects and/or Clip-Art

  The basic plus sign conveys your message in both an appealing and successful manner, while still maintaining your company’s brand attributes. The basic plus sign is the perfect solution for event banners, window lettering, menu boards and vehicle magnets. 



 The deluxe version would also include additional 3-D options like cutout letters for the main topic and/or a raised panel.  We consider our carved

signs,  monument signs,  displays, and vehicle graphics to be catagorized as Deluxe Sign types.

   Multiple Colors

   Multiple Fonts

   Special Effects

   Colored Background

   Clip Art

   Better materials to choose from

   Printed Graphics



We offer plain, fancy or unusual sign design. See our gallery of photos. Some photos inserted by Dick Akers are from work performed when Dick and Sue Akers managed  Akers Signs, Signpro and Signmakers , llc

Design is very important to the overall success of the sign. The more you can bring to the design table the better the results. Budget, Logos, colors, sizes, material choices, fonts, installation, zoning sign permits, etc are elements of the design we can walk you through.

Contact Steve Akers 330-455-0909

We do not have a full time office person to take messages which means our production staff can assist you. To manage your expectations please call or email us if planning to visit office as our open hours are irregular.  If you email your request to us at steve@signmakersohio.com we can help you with expectations, questions, pricing, etc.    

Sign Makers Ohio is our business name. The sole owner is Stephen Akers


Please Call 330-455-0909 and discuss your sign needs with Steve Akers. Please note we do custom sign work and do not stock pre made signs. We typically only work with businesses.

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just a few of our many current projects

Perry Township Gateway Signs


We made 15 signs for Perry Township and installed them at township borders. Signs carved from King Color Core with digital Perry logo insert made from a high pressure laminate. King Color Core is a maintenance free product. the colors  are extruded in  a top layer, color core and  bottom layer.  We rout through the top layer into the core color. it is made of high density polyethylene. 

Kustard Korner


Kustard Korner sign we did 10 years ago finally needed replaced.  Photo taken during install. Located on Fulton Drive next to SignMakers llc previous location 

Emerald Estates


One of 4 entry signs made from maintenance free King Color Core carved on our cnc router

Iron Works Farm

Carved High Density Urethane sign approx 2x8ft.

2x8ft carved high density urethane (signfoam4) sign

emerald estates


coming soon