100 Years of YESCO

Thomas Young was fifteen years old when his family emigrated from England to Ogden, Utah. Tom was a hard-working, talented young man. Having a deep love of art, he learned his trade well and became a Master Sign Writer. Continually on the march forward and with a powerful drive to excel, Tom went from wall-lettering, gold-leaf window signs, posters, truck lettering, and striping, to electric signs.

First, these were just incandescent light bulbs, then neon, the “new light,” always advancing to new heights and new and exciting media with which to build the finest signs in the country and eventually the world.

In the 30’s the acronym “YESCO” was adopted and over time it became synonymous with the full name, Young Electric Sign Company.

YESCO History Vegas Sign

YESCO became recognized as a true leader in the sign industry. Unafraid of building the biggest and best sign on earth, YESCO literally put Las Vegas on the map, as far as signs are concerned. At least in part, YESCO has been responsible for turning towns into destinations for people from all over the world.

From the humble beginnings of Young Electric Sign Company on March 20, 1920, and into the 21st century, the growth of the company has been a fantastic story of the American Dream come true.

Our determination to progress through inventiveness, integrity and constant improvement are the defining traits of YESCO. Reflecting on the past we are ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow. Your contribution matters to us. Continued hard work and dedication will help us move YESCO to an even brighter future.