Econoline Signs, Inc.
Santa Rosa-based Econoline Signs was founded by brothers Richard and Bill Bourns in 1963. In those days there were no computers or software to do the work — only individual skill and talent. Sign painting was an art and not just anyone could make signs. Richard started in the trade at 13 years old (1958) and had received his training from journeymen at Santa Rosa Neon Lite Co. in Santa Rosa. Bill was a custom car painter and pin striping expert.
Today the art of making signs is done with the skill of an experienced craftsmen using highly developed software and machines to produce quality signs and graphics. The business is a family owned operation, with the second generation starting to take over and a third generation on the way.