About Us

Carved 23K Gold Leaf Signs For Business

As a professional Sign Maker and local business owner, I specialize in helping small business bring in fresh people using signage… and more people viewing the visual environment in the best possible light.

Business owners and municipalities alike are smart to invest in a signage strategy that communicates pride of ownership and community.

We work hard to provide you the best quality graphics and signs to help your business grow.

Our Company

Jim Thorpe Signs located in Ithaca, NY. Our business serves a rich and diverse local community within the beautiful Finger Lakes region. With the help of the internet, we also consult with business owners beyond our neighborhood and we ship our work throughout the country.

My team also has access to a much larger community of artists, sign shops and graphics professionals. Our ongoing development of alliances in the sign industry helps us offer you the best service and product for your unique situation. I am a member of the United States Sign Council (USSC).

Jim Thorpe Signs originally began in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. I grew up in rustic resort town of Lake Luzerne and worked with my father, Johnny Thorpe and brother Bill at our business, The Ferguson Hollow Wood Works. I returned every summer until I finished college, building carved furniture, creating large wooden sculpture, and crafting rustic wood signs.

I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in wood design in 1984 from the New York State University at New Paltz, NY. My career includes a history of creating sculpture and fine furniture in trade shops and custom studios. I have also built sets, sculpture, and props for opera houses, regional theaters, and Broadway productions. I employ the skills and knowledge from all these episodes in all the signs I make.