Harbinger Celebrates 50-Year Anniversary

by Nate Hunter

Jacksonville, FL — Harbinger, a national sign fabrication company, will celebrates its 50th anniversary this December.


Jacksonville, FL — Harbinger, a national sign fabrication company, will celebrates its 50th anniversary this December at the company’s Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters and national call center in Plano, Texas.  George Massey originally purchased the 10-year-old company, named Willis Neon Sign Company, in 1962 in the Riverside area of Jacksonville. Massey changed the name and during the 1960s Quality Neon Sign Company began fabricating and installing convenience store and other retail location signage in the northeast Florida area.

Roger Williams, son-in-law of George Massey, took the reins of Quality Sign in 1973, and under his leadership the company grew into its 27,000-square-foot Sunbeam Road facility. Son Steve Williams grew up in the family business; now president, Steve Williams initiated a re-branding and relocation of the company. Now known as Harbinger, the name indicates what they are best known for, the “Sign of the Future,” a commitment to the highest and best LED lighting technology integrated into quality signage.

“The last 50 years has seen challenges and rewards, when we first moved to our current location we did not imagine growing into a space twice the size so quickly,” says CEO Roger Williams.  “This is a significant milestone for any company and we are proud to have been serving our customers throughout the U.S. for half a century.”

The current headquarters house a project management division, design studio and a 69,000-square-foot manufacturing and shipping facility. In 2010 Harbinger opened a 5,000-square-foot national call center in Plano, Texas, to provide nationwide maintenance and service to existing and new customers.

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SOURCE: Harbinger

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