About SMI

Company History

SMI Sign Systems, Inc. was originally founded in 1989 under the name Sign Mart, Inc. The company experienced tremendous growth due to consistent quality and creative designs, combined with cost-effective value engineering. It was clear by 1999 that Sign Mart had outgrown its name and was no longer a local sign shop, but a premier sign solutions provider in the Mid-Atlantic region. Sign Mart was re-branded under the name SMI Sign Systems, Inc. and has established an unparalleled precedent in both name recognition and reputation.

Today, our dedicated staff continues to strive towards excellence in the sign industry. We have not forgotten the foundation on which the company’s success is based: customer service, quality, on-time delivery, and value engineering. Our passion for sign manufacturing attracts the brightest and most creative staff, eager to serve and provide solutions for your signage needs.

In 2006, SMI acquired long-established exterior sign company, CFS Signs, and extended its array of sign products to provide fabrication, installation and service for exterior signs, both illuminated and non-illuminated.

Located in Frederick, Maryland, SMI serves the Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia markets. Manufacturing and sign program management services are offered nationally. Housed in 15,000 square feet of industrial space, SMI has a variety of equipment and personnel to serve the needs of our clients. With an emphasis on ADA compliant interior signs and illuminated/non-illuminated exterior signs, SMI also provides directional and way-finding signage, lobby directories, reception signage, and digital printing along with a variety of traditional signs, banners, traffic control, and parking sign solutions.

SMI’s success could not have been achieved without the trust and loyalty of our many high profile corporate accounts. We hope to have the opportunity to serve your organization's needs, both now and in the future.