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 with the help of  Dick Akers, Sue Akers and Jerry Yoder who is a master sign maker with over 40 years experience. 

 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 used by permission go back to when our employees worked for Akers Signs, Signpro and Signmakers when owned by my parents Dick and Sue Akers

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 or jerry yoder 330-455-0909

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

signmakers ohio is our business name


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

when planning to visit offce please call first to make sure we are open

current project

Perry Township Signs

We are currently  making 15 gateway signs for Perry Township using maintenance free cnc carved DuraCore that never needs painting and is graffiti proof for spray paint. 

We are continuously making  DuraCore signs for Stark Parks entry and wayfinding signs. 

Even though we have a small building to work from we are capable of doing large projects. We have all the equipment needed to produce the signs in our photo gallery and even much larger projects.