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We are experts in the design and manufacturing of interior and exterior menuboard products, displays, LED lighting, custom woodworking, graphics and award winning digital signage software. We are excellent at value engineering of the above products often savings clients millions of dollars on roll-out programs.


Every type, we have Illuminated, LED, Wood and Metal displays. We stock standard products and create custom designed displays. Large and small run capability along with prototyping.


Few companies have the background and experience we have in the design and manufacturing of menuboard products. Since 1985, we have been handling roll-outs for many large regional and national chains.


We been awarded for quality in printing and offer screen printing, large format digital printing, flexography, die cutting, router cutting, laminating, embossing, heat bending, sewing, grommeting, plotter cutting, web based ordering, kit packing and fulfillment.

Digital Signs

Our software was voted Most Innovative Social Media Software by Frost and Sullivan in 2015. Best in Class in 2015 International CES show for ease of use.

LED Lighting

We have a complete line of indoor and outdoor stock and custom lighting. We make customize LED diodes in our own lab. New and retrofit capabilities. Latest advances in no driver LEDs.

Custom Woodwork

For trim, displays, countertops, and sign over frames. Large volume and highly customized work by skilled craftsman.

During our history we have strived to be a consultant to our clients to provide valuable insights from our experience to help drive design enhancements and to give you the best quality product at the best price.


Have an idea? We’re here to help you make it a reality.



David Reininger


I was the merchandising and menuboard consultant for Pepsi-Cola. I was brought in by Pepsi NASMS, National Account Sales Managers, to advise Pepsi Tier One Accounts, KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. I went on to sell National Programs to each chain.

I am an excellent student of the industry with over 31 years of experience. I understand rules of ``Eye Tracking`` of the consumer, what the consumer ``sees`` in a retail environment and ``Zone Merchandisng,`` what message to put where in the store in order to lead customer in and toward a desired sale.

I am excellent at Value Engineering and have saved chains millions of dollars in roll-outs.

Third Generation Signmaker. I grew up in family company called American Sign Company. One of the top seven national sign companies making interior and exterior signs for Honda, Toyota, Acura, Burger King, KFC, Pepsi etc. I worked in the plant and sales. Then sold the company to Plasti-Line Inc, later called, Image Point, which at it’s peak was largest sign company in the United States. I have called on most major QSR chains in the United States, and sold to many.


YUM Brands Vendor of the Year

Winner Of Papa Johns President’s Award

Best New Supplier Little Caesars Pizza



I attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York where I majored in South African History. I spent six weeks in South Africa on a self created independent study program for credit. I was in the field there during the height of Apartheid. Thru contacts, I met with Leaders of ANC, Government, local white farmers, black workers, attended rallies and visited illegal squatter’s camps. I wrote my thesis on Afrikaner Nationalism. Also, I went to St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati Ohio where I was an Honor Student and played football and ran track.


I am married with three teenage children living in the Village of Indian Hill in Cincinnati Ohio. I am the Youth Soccer and Basketball Head Coach.



December 2011


Dear David,


I designed this original menu at age 21 while attending Ball State University, and hid this from the world in a cardboard box for two years. I brought it to life after helping Dad get Mick’s Lounge out of bankruptcy and starting Papa John’s out of the broom closet. The menu was our first piece of marketing. It is part of my soul that was the genesis for our brand and company today.


I wanted to share this gift with you in recognition of your contributions to Papa John’s. As it did for me, I hope the menu reminds you to always believe in yourself and our future. If we can grow this simple menu into a 4,000 store chain, just think of what we can do in the future together.


My warmest wishes to you and your family for a Happy Holiday Season!




John Schnatter
Founder, Chairman and CEO,


David receiving the YUM Vendor of the Year Award. Greg Creed CEO of YUM Brands, is on far left.