SD&S History

Four Generations in the Sign Industry -

In 1929 Frank J. Suleski left his job as a furniture maker in Lynn Massachusetts to start his own business.  He Called his company Lynn Sign.  He and his wife Pauline began to make signs for local businesses.  Pauline worked as a bookkeeper for Rever Sugar during the day and then for her family and Lynn Sign nights and weekends.

Frank & Pauline Sulesky of Lynn Sign
Frank "FJ" & Pauline on their 50th wedding annivesary

Their sons Robert & Richard "Dick" Suleski grew up in the business working before and after school.

As the business grew it moved from the garage and chicken coop in the back yard to a building in Lynn, then to Boston, MA and then over to Cambridge, MA.  In 1984 the Business moved to Merrimac, MA.

Restaurants and Diners all over the country used the grooved boards with changeable letters for menus.

The company expanded its product line to include Building Directories, Bulletin Boards, Trophy Cases and Interior Signage. Lynn Sign became a full service sign company.  Many Architects still specify signs must be from or equal to Lynn Sign Moulded Plastic Company, Inc.

From 1960 through 1980 all 6 of their grandchildren worked part time and summers for the family business.

In 1977 the Company produced a 64 page color catalog that became an industry staple.

The 7 Mr. Suleski's of Lynn Sign

Between 1981 and 1985 Robert's son Brian and Dick's sons Scott, Stephen and Michael joined the company full time after graduating college.

The seven Mr. Suleski's worked with 65 empolyees and the company did business internationally.

In 1988 the fourth generation was born to Scott & Noreen Suleski

4th Generation of Suleski Family in Sign Business
Polaroid fron Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Ma

Frank, Pauline and Robert have since passed away.  Dick has retired to Florida.
Brian, Stephen and Michale have moved on to other lines of work.

Scott has continued on in the sign business and now works with both his sons Jason and Ross

Scott, Jason & Ross Suleski 2005   4 Generations of the Suleski Family in the sign business
Jason, Scott & Ross in 2005

The fourth generation has learned the Sign Business can be fun as you are always doing something different,  meeting unique challenges and constantly learning new skills.

Scott Suleski & Cindy Crawford  Jason & Ross Suleski painting gym floor

You also get to meet lots of interesting people.

Jason & Ross suleski with Celtics Coach Brad Stevens

Jason, Scott & Ross Suleski of Sign Design & Sales

Ross, Scott & Jason in 2011 at Boston University Commencement set-up.

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Jason & Ross on first solo installation - these are the photos they took.

Scott Suleski of Sign Design & Sales on top of 40 Second St., Waltham, MA

 

 

 

 

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