In 1972 ...

...John Ton, still in high school, crafted his first hand-lettered sign. Since those days he has built an outstanding reputation as a local, friendly and experienced artisan, creating beautiful signs throughout Sonoma, Marin and Mendocino counties.    (707) 322-0009   CONTACT PAGE    PHOTO GALLERY


Freestanding monument sign for Petaluma Visitors Center, Petaluma. Petaluma Sign Company.

This was part of a set of signs and sign-retrofits we performed for the Visitors Center in P-Town. 

Brewsters Beer Garden

Hand lettering on fence, Brewsters Beer garden, Petaluma.

Stop in for a beer or a fabulous meal - family friendly, bocce court, outdoor or indoor seating. Be Nice / Have Fun / Drink Beer!

Bivalve Creamery

Basic projecting sign for Bivalve Creamery, Petaluma, California.

"Pasture to Palate" is their slogan, and they really live it! A basic 2-sided projecting sign, digital print on aluminum.

Bodega Bay Fisherman's Market

Sign painted on MDO for Bodega Bay Fisherman's Community Market, Bodega Bay, California.

That's right - every weekend!

Flourish - Petaluma

Digital Print on acrylic sign face for Flourish, Petaluma, CA.

Workshops, Event & Decor Services, vibrant succulents - get crafty.

Boho Bungalow

Cut-out letters, Boho Bungalow, Sebastopol.

We love this Sebastopol gift shop - textiles, decor, jewelry, apparel, beauty, kitchen, wellness...

Burdell Building, Petaluma

Aluminum faced sign for Burdell Building, Petaluma.

This building is home to a wide assortment of creatives, massage therapists, personal therapists, designers, even a cabinet shop.

Butcher Crown Roadhouse

Copper Leaf cut-out letters for Butcher Crown Roadhouse, Petaluma California.

This is a shot of the sign nearly finished -

cut-out letters on a shaped background, copper leaf and faux painting

Butcher Crown Roadhouse

Cutout letters for Butcher Crown Roadhouse, Petaluma.

Here's how she looks all finished.

Stop in for some amazing tacos, BBQ, and a great selection of beers.

City Garden - Santa Rosa

Hand painting, or hand lettering, and interior wall sign. Artist John Ton.

Yup, we still do hand lettering.

This is the most delightful doughnut shop in Santa Rosa - maybe even Sonoma County!

Elks Lodge, Petaluma

Freestanding concrete monument sign for Elks Lodge, Petaluma. Individual tenants signs.

Whole darned thing is concrete.

Faces are a material we use a lot, called DiBond - super smooth, lasts 10 years plus.

Enchanted Hills

Enchanted Hills Summer Camp. Lighthouse for the blind. Hanging sign.

This place rocks!

An outdoor summer camp for the blind - what could be any better than that?

Hello Ortho


Barnwood is a current "thing" and we

keep a supply on hand for projects like this.


Rockin' H Ranch


Reflective letters really help when a sign is located along the road.

Gittalong little dogie



Kind of a fun one - the cut-out shapes give this one a friendly appeal.

They're in San Rafael.

Wall lettering


The Juice House Co. is at

421 Second Street in Petaluma.


Keller Street CoWork


This lobby sign is painted on a very nubbly

(nubbily? nubby?) textured wall. Check out the detail in the next pic ...

Keller Street - detail


Look how tight that lettering is!

We do it with a mask, and some special little tricks to keep the paint from bleeding.