YESCO Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Sign
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas
YESCO features on CBS Morning News
Las Vegas has been lighting up the Nevada desert since the 1930s, but many of its most memorable signs have been replaced with LEDs. So where did the famous filaments go? Lee Cowan takes us to a place preserving the city’s legacy in lights... Read full news article at
YNS at RFMA Annual Conference
Representatives from YESCO National Service (YNS) are telling our story at the Annual RFMA Conference in Orlando, Florida.

YNS provides a true "one-stop shop" for sign repair, lighting repair and energy-efficient solutions. Our service fleet is located throughout the United States and Canada.

YESCO Franchising ranked #8 by Entrepreneur Magazine
Ranked #8 Entrepreneur Franchise 2017
YESCO Franchising has been ranked #8 among new franchise concepts by Entrepreneur magazine. Entrepreneur has been ranking franchise concepts since 1979. Each year, they rank the top 75 concepts which began franchising in the last 5 years. To be ranked among the top 10 franchise concepts in the nation is a tremendous honor and validates YESCO Franchising's unique approach to the sign and lighting service industry.
YESCO Adds Style to the Huntridge Center
Huntridge Center sign

YESCO Adds Style to the Huntridge Center with an Award-Winning New Sign

Las Vegas, Nevada−February 15, 2017−Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn C. Goodman recently recognized the new Huntridge Center sign as one of five exceptional projects as Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA) winners. Each winning project fosters the city’s commitment to livability, historic preservation and sustainability in four separate categories. The sign is another example of YESCO’s premium design and manufacturing expertise.
The Huntridge Center sign located at 1116 East Charleston Blvd was designed by YESCO’s Stephen Shortell and built for the Dapper Companies. It is the first winner in the Public Art Category. The sign evokes the character of signage present at the time of the neighborhood’s heyday and serves as an iconic landmark, signifying the active restoration of the neighborhood’s rich and influential history.
“This project was one of the most interesting collaborations that I have had the privilege to be a part of in my twelve-year career as a designer. It is a great honor to be recognized by Mayor Goodman and the City Council. I want to extend my gratitude to the people that helped me bring this design to fruition,” said Stephen Shortell. “This opportunity was made possible through the teamwork and dedication provided by my creative director, Mark Oatis, account executives Gary Bunker and Ed Stagner and, of course, all of the shop staff here at YESCO Las Vegas. With their combined effort, the YESCO team produced the award winning results that we are known for.”
Huntridge Center

Samantha, Sterling and Stephen Shortell (left image). Mayor’s Urban Design Award (MUDA) – Public Art Category (right image)

YESCO Honors Riley Byington
YESCO is honored to celebrate the life of Riley Scott Byington. Riley is a son of Eric Byington, Interior Paint Supervisor at YESCO Las Vegas. As a part of a commitment made to Eric on the CBS series, Undercover Boss, aired on January 15, 2016 it is the company’s great honor to remember Riley and his family every year on his birthday by posting his picture on digital billboards located in Utah, Idaho, Washington and Nevada.   Riley Scott Byington Jan 2017
ISA Chairman of the Board 2017
Jeff Young

“Signs aren’t just signs any more, but part of a much broader based graphic and visual communication platform.”

Salt Lake City, Utah-January 3, 2017-Jeffrey S. Young, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) has been elected ISA (International Sign Association) Chairman of the Board for the year 2017.

“My grandfather, Thomas Young, founder of YESCO, was elected president of the National Sign Association (a precursor of ISA) in 1936 and served for two terms. He and others were able to envision the future in spite of pre-World War II anxieties and pressures. They understood what signs meant to customers and the economy,” said Jeff. Ben F Jones, former general manager of YESCO, also served as NESA president in 1978.

During his tenure, Jeff plans to intensify efforts to help members expand into new printing and digital technologies, most of which are showcased at the annual ISA Sign Expo. He, along with other association leaders, will focus on providing greater support to affiliate associations located throughout North America and abroad. Additionally, they intend to combat influences that threaten or weaken the sign, graphics, and visual communication industry.

“Signs aren’t just signs any more, but part of a much broader based graphic and visual communication platform. Just as our predecessors did, we will work to guide and expand our industry to fulfill our role in building local, national, and international economies. ISA is well positioned to provide the leadership to embrace and leverage these immense opportunities,” said Jeff.

Jeff and his brothers, Michael T. Young, and Paul C. Young, are third generation with YESCO and work closely with their father, Thomas Young Jr, who remains active and involved with the company. Jeff has spent 36 years at YESCO in various positions, including sales and division management. He has worked throughout his career to help YESCO grow to be one of the largest custom sign companies in North America. The company will celebrate its 100th anniversary in three years.

Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in business management, with a minor in Japanese. He obtained a master’s degree in business from the University of Utah. He has recently served as the President of the World Sign Associates and was featured in the Emmy Award Winning series Undercover Boss in January of 2016. Jeff has been married for 28 years and has five children.

Happy Holidays from your Friends at YESCO

We appreciate your business this past year and wish you a happy holiday and a bright new year.

YESCO Brands University Place
University Place Building Wrap

Utah County’s Premier Mixed-Use Development

UP is located on one of the busiest intersections the crossing of University Parkway and State Street.

Salt Lake City, Utah−November 23, 2016−University Mall in Orem, Utah has been the crown jewel of the Woodbury Corporation portfolio since its opening in 1973. Now over 40 years later, it has been redeveloped into University Place (UP). Spread over 30 blocks with improvements totaling $500, million the mixed-use development is now a fully integrated town center with upscale housing, Class A office space, children’s play area, park and hotel components.
UP is located on one of the busiest intersections in Utah − the crossing of University Parkway and State Street. The need to brand the modern buildings and convey messages to passers-by is critical to the success of the project. YESCO teamed up Woodbury Corporation to create a sign and lighting package that adds excitement and tenant recognition at the property. “We couldn’t be more excited that Woodbury embraced YESCO’s cutting-edge technology and innovative design to brand their award-winning center,” said Jeff Young, YESCO’s chief marketing officer.
University Place Building Wrap
“Branding and signage are critical to redefining such an extensive transformation. YESCO has been our partner in designing and constructing not only multiple new pylon signs, both static and with integrated digital advertising, but also a unique digital art screen office building wrap providing stunning visibility both day and night,” said O. Randall Woodbury, President, Woodbury Corporation. “We have worked with YESCO on many projects over many decades. Both being multigenerational family businesses, we feel a kinship with YESCO and our common goals of doing business with integrity and delivering lasting value for our respective customers."
Woodbury Corporation is a fourth-generation family owned corporation and is one of the oldest and most respected full-service real estate development and management companies in the Intermountain West.
About YESCO: In 1920 Thomas Young founded Young Electric Sign Company (YESCO) in Ogden, Utah. The company operates a full service custom sign manufacturing business offering creative design, engineering, leasing, financing, and maintenance agreements. YESCO owns and operates its own network digital of billboards, as well as 1,800 traditional billboard faces in the Western United States. YESCO operates a sign and lighting service franchise network throughout North America. For more information about YESCO click here.
University Place Pylon
YESCO Shines at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas’ Newest Icon
T-Mobile Arena Custom Sign
T-Mobile Arena is Las Vegas’ newest sports and entertainment venue. The 20,000 seat $400 million indoor arena is a joint venture between MGM Resorts International and Anschutz Entertainment (AEG). The Arena will be the home of a National Hockey League (NHL) team in the fall of 2017 and will host concerts and other live events.
Visitors are drawn to the Arena by two sets of eye-catching letters towering 10’ tall and spanning over 100’ in length. Unique illuminated and animated 20’ letters mounted on the roof of the building provide identity from the air. The property also boasts an enormous 104’ tall freestanding sign adorned with two 1,800 square foot electronic displays that provide phenomenal identity for the Arena and its sponsors. “YESCO was delighted to be selected as the sign manufacturer on this project for the prestigious T-Mobile Arena. The building and the signs completely change the landscape in that area of Las Vegas,” said Jeff Young, YESCO’s Chief Marketing Officer.
The unique building was designed by Populous, an architectural firm, and is located where the former MGM offices once stood at the prominent corner of Tropicana and Interstate 15 in Las Vegas.
The Park Custom Electronics Sign