Baxter Signs since 1983 

A Little about James Baxter

At a young age, I liked to draw and take art classes.  While in elementary school, I sold and traded drawings, getting a little taste of my future profession.  Later in high school I enjoyed mechanical and architecture drafting.  I would personalize my text book jackets with my own artwork and hand lettering.

Upon completion of high school, I moved on to attend Central Piedmont Community College to take commercial advertising art classes.  While in school, I worked part time hand lettering tractor trailers for Carolina Freight Carriers Corp.  Hand lettering the Carolina Freight trailers lead me on a path of design, manufacturing, and installing signs upon my completion of college. 

Wanting to learn this form of advertising, I went to work as an apprentice with Paul Jonas, owner/operator of The Signs Shop in Denver, NC.  Mr. Jonas soon became my mentor, teaching me the artisanship of sign painting.  During the six years I worked with Mr. Jonas, I learned such things as how to manipulate a lettering brush, gold leafing, stenciling, and sandlasting.

Since I started Baxter Signs in 1983, many signs have been designed, manufactured, and installed throughout North Carolina.  Baxter Signs has the experience to make your business grow with a beautiful sign to do your advertising. 

Quality Custom Signs

  • Hand lettering
  • Vinyl graphics & lettering
  • Magnetics
  • Banners
  • Real estate signs
  • Truck & boat lettering
  • Wall murals
  • Screen printing
  • Campany signs
  • Plastic, foam, metal formed signs
  • Election signs
  • Highway & parking lot signs
  • Sandblasted redwood signs
  • Gold leaf
  • Manufacture
  • Installation

Contact James Baxter for information, questions, and quotes.