ESCO Transitions ownership to 3rd Generation

Thu Feb 6, 2020

Founded in 1965, ESCO Manufacturing has embarked on another ownership transition within the Stein Family.  Clint Stein started the business and eventually sold the business to his son, Mark Stein.  Having owned and operated the business since 1988, Mark will be retiring after a tenure of 40 years with the company.  The transition to the 3rd Generation, Stuart Stein (son to Mark and grandson of Clint), occured on February 4, 2020. 

When asked what he feels has been his biggest accomplishment over the last 40 years, Mark indicated expanding ESCO’s product lines to include steel and aluminum custom shape cabinets, pan and flex faces, and channel letters, among other sign options. 

One of the biggest challenges Mark sees for the next generation is adapting to the rapid changes in the sign industry as a result of new technology and global competition.

Stuart has worked at ESCO for almost 6 years. 

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of carrying on the legacy of Clint and Mark.  ESCO has become a fixture within the sign industry and is known for producing a quality product, thanks in large part to our loyal and tenured staff.  Expanding ESCO’s market share will be one of my top priorities.” 

Stuart Stein will be at the ISA Show in Orlando in April 2020 at Booth 2500. 

ESCO Manufacturing is a leader in custom wholesale signage, specializing in sign cabinets, channel letters, and decorated faces of all variations.  With two facilities and over 80,000 square feet of production space, ESCO is able to deliver a quality product at a tremendous value.

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Our company has used ESCO Manufacturing for many years for our wholesale electric sign needs. They have manufactured many different types of signs for us over the years. We have had the same sales rep for many years. That says a lot in itself about the company. They have never let us down and always delivered a quality product in a timely manner. They are very competitive and always have great ideas to help us with design and installation. I highly recommend them, they won't let you down
Justin Helmke
JH Signs
Our account rep has been with us from the start of All State Signs. Throughout the years we have come to rely on ESCO's extensive product knowledge and fast turn arounds to fill our customer needs. ESCO has always been a reliable source for our company, and as we grow, we will continue to rely on their terrific customer service and quality products.
Beau & Raean Bilbrey
All State Signs Great Falls, MT
ESCO Manufacturing has been our channel letter fabricator for over 12 years. They are an exemplary company that manufactures high quality products and we have been completely satisfied with their customer service. Their staff is knowledgeable and able to handle any request. We are happy to recommend their services.
Jerry & Marlene Sandmann
Sandmann Signs & Electric Inc.
I have used ESCO Manufacturing for the better part of 20 years as an outlet for sign projects when we are overloaded and have seen nothing but the best of Quality, no shortcuts on the manufacturing process and as always very easy to work with sign professionals.
Kirk Ronning
Indigo Signworks
We have worked with ESCO Manufacturing with many of our projects and have had great results. Our account rep has been great to work with providing ideas and giving us a great product. It's been a pleasure to work with ESCO and I highly recommend!
Christian Guenther
AP Design
My companies have worked with ESCO for many years. We have collaborated on many projects, receiving professional knowledge and products in a timely manner. From answering an install question while on the job site to planning and discussing initial project concept sketches, ESCO has always been able to offer me the know-how to offer my customers a professional experience! Thank you ESCO!
Cathy Krommenhoek
Total Motors
From the sales to fabrication, to shipping, and accounting departments, the entire process has been seamless. At any given time we can see exactly where our job is in the process. Over the years, your team has displayed nothing but professionalism. Thank you, ESCO, for being a vendor we can count on consistently. We look forward to our relationship continuing!  
Haley
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