About Us


History of Company

In 1973 our founder, John Scarboro, purchased the equipment and name of an existing company called Albany Neon Signs in Albany, GA. John knew very little of the sign industry because his previous career had been in retail, however he threw himself into the business determined to make it a success. Through hard work, dedication and determination John slowly was able to gain a favorable reputation among his clients and fellow sign companies. In 1977 John purchased a steel fabrication company called Adel Steel and moved the sign company to Adel, GA.

In the years that followed John worked hard to make the sign company grow. He was a firm believer in new technology and as such Albany Neon was one of the first companies to purchase the Gerber Signmaker and SignTech heat transfer machine. John also believed that knowledge was the key to growth and client retention and therefore joined and became active in many sign organizations. John continued to stress to his employees his belief in doing business the right way and as a result the company enjoyed steady growth. 

In 1996 a new 17,000 SF facility was built and the company moved to its present location at 700 West Ninth Street, Adel, GA. The move provided the company with much needed room as well as a renewed determination to provide the best quality signage for its clients. At that time a new logo was developed and the company name was formally changed to Albany Neon Signs, Inc. DBA ANS Signs.

Today ANS Signs is operated by John’s grandson, Chris Posey and long time employee Ryan Duren. Under John’s watchful eye, Chris serves as President while Ryan serves as Vice President of Operations. Both are well experienced in their positions having worked their way from the bottom up. The company has grown to 10 full time employees many of which have been employed by the company for 15 years or more. John’s dedication, determination and integrity has been passed on to his employees by way of example. Today, even more than before, ANS Signs pledge to its clients is to provide a top quality product at a fair price.

Pictures From The Past

  • Ryan Duren(Vice President) In the Early Days

    Ryan Duren(Vice President) In the Early Days

    Pictured is our Vice President in the early days inspecting a Days Inn Sign.
  • GEO Going Up

    GEO Going Up

    Another shot of a former crane installing a sign for the now defunct automaker GEO.
  • Harvey's in Adel, GA Installation

    Harvey's in Adel, GA Installation

    Installation of wall signage for Harvey’s Supermarket in Adel, GA (Now Closed).
  • Installed Harvey's Adel, GA

    Installed Harvey's Adel, GA

    Completely Installed Harvey’s Adel Sign.