WELCOME

At MS Signs we believe in the idea that when people come together anything can be achieved. With our full service, 20,000 sq. ft. fabrication facility, and this belief we welcome the opportunity of becoming part of your success. With a focused approach towards value engineering, fabrication solutions, and some of the finest project management & production teams in the industry MS Signs is well suited to bring your project across the finish line on time, on budget, and headache free. Our broad range of in-house services include but are not limited to, large format digital printing, metal welding, welding, powder coating, spray painting, color matching, screen printing, routing, engraving, Direct Embed Powder Coated Graphics, ADA compliant signage, metal & acrylic fabrication, laser cutting, permitting, project management, engineering, installation and repair. We look forward to hearing from you and helping to take your concept and turn it into reality!

One of the biggest contributions to us has been the mutually beneficial relationship cultivated over the years. This has allowed us to streamline the process on both ends which has yielded very efficient projects.

- Director of Purchasing, The Container Store

About Us

MS Signs, Inc. was established by Kevin Cherashore and Mo Ladak in 2008 after extensive careers in the sign industry. Their lofty goal was to improve lives and make the world a better place through sharing their skills in the development of superior companies and institutions. This translated to an approach centered on supporting the strategies of elite businesses through close relationships based on trust, education, and transparency. This high level client experience would result in better managed organizations with the confidence to aggressively incorporate signs, branded objects and placemaking in their overall strategy.

OUR STRONG SUITS

BRANDING<br>FACILITATION

BRANDING
FACILITATION

We work to facilitate organizational branding by working with our clients, architects, and designers to develop signs, places, and spaces that closely support brand goals. Through strong documentation support, prototype development, and solution proposals we ensure design intent and identity goals are always met.

VALUE ENGINEERING &<br>BUDGET MANAGEMENT

VALUE ENGINEERING &
BUDGET MANAGEMENT

Only a small number of firms are successful at value based custom architectural fabrication. We have been a  leader in this difficult area by balancing high quality and value through prototyping, cost analysis, and extensive research.

DOCUMENTATION

DOCUMENTATION

Every one of our projects comes with a highly detailed documentation set that ensure design intent is met, and can serve as guidelines for ongoing project rollouts and expansion.

MANUFACTURING

MANUFACTURING

Our solutions are both value based and customized to your unique needs. We have the ability to handle most custom manufacturing tasks in-house including metal fabrication, printing, painting, powder coating, lighting, and our unique DECS process.

PROJECT<br>MANAGEMENT

PROJECT
MANAGEMENT

Our expertise in project management is renowned. Most of our team has at least ten years experience in the sign and custom fabrication industry. Our project managers are capable of developing projects from initial review to final implementation and are capable of managing complex placemaking projects that bring together architecture, interiors, lighting, signs, fixtures, and graphics.

FIELD COORDINATION<br>& INSTALLATION

FIELD COORDINATION
& INSTALLATION

We have an outstanding capacity both to handle and coordinate installation tasks and coordinate with all the various building trades. We have extensive equipment to install interior & exterior signs and each project has a site supervisor. We have years of experience working in multiple states and are well versed with unique shipping and regulatory requirements on a national and international level.

MS Signs has continuously provided great customer service by being accessible when needed and performing repairs instead of sign replacements to save our company money. Almost all of our JetBlue signage has been fabricated by MS Signs for the past 10 years.

- Corporate Real Estate, JetBlue

Portfolio

The Container Store The Container Store

The Container Store

The Container Store is among the most innovative retailers in America, focusing their attention on restoring order to consumer chaos. Their store design mimics this desire with a clean simple approach to architecture and brand identity. MS Signs has had a long term relationship with The Container Store, providing a range of design facilitation, fabrication, value engineering and installation services. Our goal has been to be a key support for their organization, assisting in their rapid growth and internalizing their best practices.

Jetblue Jetblue

Jetblue

JetBlue is among the most well known airline brands for making design a central part of their customer experience. MS Signs has been with the company since soon after its inception and have provided a wide range of sign, industrial design, and placemaking projects for the company. Our long term relationship with the organization has extended from large terminal redevelopments to small additions and maintenance. We also propose additional ideas for integrating their brand into more places and spaces.

Inmotion Inmotion

Inmotion

The leading airports electronic retailer has a close relationship with MS Signs and has provided the company with the opportunity to create complete and innovative spaces. MS Signs has developed not just the signs, but complete store interiors and fixtures. We have also supported innovation, integrating our Direct Embed graphics into fixtures, signs and store interiors to enhance the store environments in tight airport spaces.

Augusta Georgia Augusta Georgia

Augusta Georgia

Augusta is a town well renowned for its famous golf tournament. MS Signs has fabricated the wayfinding signs for this storied town, providing their extensive in-house capacity to produce a variety of gateway and directional signs cost effectively. Installation was also handled internally through a close relationship with the city throughout the process.

Candlebrook Candlebrook

Candlebrook

Candlebrook properties, partnering with Lubert-Adler partners has bought five student housing properties in Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia and Virginia with the goal of upgrading the experience of students housing to a more demanding generation. Enter MS Signs with a modern approach to the development of identity signs for the complexes. By combining natural materials with modern letters and icons, the signs present an exciting, trendy front to the youth oriented complexes. To create natural materials, but create signs that are easy to maintain MS Signs used Direct Embed coatings for all the sign backgrounds, allowing the extruded and cut letters to practically jump off the sign.

Bethlehem Steel Mill Bethlehem Steel Mill

Bethlehem Steel Mill

MS Signs worked closely with WRT and Bluecadet to develop and fabricate interpretive signs for the innovative mile long floating walkway profiling the history of one of America’s most famous industrial icon. MS Signs worked closed to match the industrial material aesthetic, using Direct Embed coatings with the welded steel signs. The signs were delivered on a tight budget and timeline while perfectly matching the designer intent with prototypes developed throughout the fabrication and installation process.

Yeshiva University Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University has had an extensive relationship with MS Signs for the last seven years with interior and exterior sign projects developed for their multiple campuses in New York City. Yeshiva has valued MS Signs’ sensitivity towards installing large identification signs in tight urban environments as well as navigating ADA codes when fabricating their interior wayfinding signs. The university has also relied on MS Signs to sensitively integrate signs into the architectural palette of the campus. Of particular note is the Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine where MS Signs working with the designer Coco Raynes fabricated beautiful glass signs as part of the facilities expansion program.

Longwood Gardens Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

MS Signs developed a high level collaborative relationship with Longwood Gardens and Gecko Group, the design team for the project. The innovative interpretive garden required close inspection of the dozens of intricate illustrated signs required for the project as well as a high standard of quality for design elements that will be seen by over a million people per year. The project was the first major implementation of the Direct Embed powder coated graphic system, an innovation pioneered by MS Signs.

JFK Health System JFK Health System

JFK Health System

MS Signs has a long relationship with JFK Health, the parent of the JFK Medical Center and MS Signs most recent project for the organization. Working with the architect, the DlGroup, MS Signs developed a complete vocabulary of beautifully crafted illuminated wayfinding and identity signs as well as key public spaces. The combination of elements creates a wonderful sense of place for the small hospital facility.

We challenged MS Signs with an unconventional design and a demanding schedule, and they responded. The signs are beautiful.

- Managing Partner, Bluecadet

Contact Us

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Mo Ladak  -  PRESIDENT/OPERATIONS

mladak@mssign.com
201-280-0185

Mo Ladak

PRESIDENT/OPERATIONS  Mo Ladak

Mo’s leadership role in MS Signs is based on his 25 years experience in the sign industry, 14 years of which were spent operating his own full service electric sign company in Northern New Jersey. His knowledge of sign design, engineering, fabrication and installation gives MS Signs a competitive edge in providing clients with on-time delivery of quality products. Mo is a graduate of Rutgers University and is fluent in four languages including Swahili, Kacchi, Gujarati, and English.


During his free time he enjoys being with his family and cooking.

Ivy Santiago  -  SENIOR DESIGNER

isantiago@mssign.com

Ivy Santiago

SENIOR DESIGNER Ivy Santiago

Ivy’s 18 years in graphic design and 16 years in the sign industry has helped her develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of all technical aspects of signs. She is knowledgeable in most graphic design, and manufacturing software including Photoshop, Illustrator, FlexiSign, and holds a certificate in Web Design. Ivy has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with concentration in Advertising.


Her favorite things are FOOD and traveling, but mostly FOOD.

Kevin Cherashore  -  PRESIDENT/SALES

kcherashore@mssign.com
201-403-6929

Kevin Cherashore

PRESIDENT/SALES  Kevin Cherashore

Kevin’s 25 years of management and sales experience in the corporate world has been applied to formulating and building a sales and marketing strategy focused on MS Signs greatest assets. His commitment to client service and quality product has earned him the appreciation and loyalty of old and new clients alike. Starting at the University of Hawaii, Kevin graduated from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.


A life long believer in Conscious Capitalism, Kevin has helped build MS Signs and its subsides into not only a dynamic business but also a place where people can flourish and the concept of collaboration, partnership and service take on new and grand meaning.

Ita Figueroa  -  SENIOR DESIGNER

ifigueroa@mssign.com

Ita Figueroa

SENIOR DESIGNER  Ita Figueroa

Ita’s passion for art started at a young age and drove her to focus a career in design. With 13 years in the art industry she has built up a plethora of valuable experience in signage, packaging, and advertising. Her overall love of everything art has driven her to expand her skill set and as a result she holds professional certificates in Graphic Design as well as 3D Animation and Modeling. She is proficient in leading industry software such as: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, FlexiSign, Autodesk Maya, and 3D Max. Ita also possesses vast experience in web design and large format printing.


She loves shopping, shoes, and her loving family... but mostly sh... ehh her family of course.

Brian Smith  -  SR. PROJECT MANAGER

bsmith@mssign.com

Brian Smith

SR. PROJECT MANAGER  Brian Smith

Brian joined the staff of MS Signs after working as a project manager for an established, high volume sign company. He is dedicated to providing clients with reliable service and fine quality, which has earned him the trust and loyalty of many clients. A thorough knowledge of the sign industry combined with strong management and organizational ability allows him to serve as liaison between the sales and fabrication staff.


In his free time Brian enjoys being with his family.

Ellena Murgu  -  OFFICE MANAGER

emurgu@mssign.com

Ellena Murgu

OFFICE MANAGER  Ellena Murgu

Ellena comes to MS Signs with over 10 years of business experience including all aspects of accounting and customer service. She came to the company new to the sign industry but has quickly mastered the specifics of the field. Her management and analysis skills, as well as high energy level has made her an invaluable asset and important team player.


Her hobbies are movies and literature.

Emily Marchese  -  SR. PROJECT MANAGER

emarchese@mssign.com

Emily Marchese

SR. PROJECT MANAGER  Emily Marchese

Emily joined the staff of MS Signs after 13 years working as a project manager for a high volume sign company. She is dedicated to her work and very reliable. She has a thorough knowledge of the sign industry combined with strong management and organizational skills.


Her favorite hobbies are Tennis, Golf, Hiking, and Biking.

Dagoberto Moya  -  FIELD COORDINATOR

dmoya@mssign.com

Dagoberto Moya

FIELD COORDINATOR Dagoberto Moya

Dagoberto came to MS Signs with over 16 years of sign experience specializing in field work and installation. He is 16-hr Suspended Scaffold Trained and a NYC DOB 4-hr Supported Scaffold User. His attention to detail, hard work, dedication, and knowledge of the industry have earned him the respect of his peers and clients and has made him an invaluable asset.


His favorite hobbies are music and softball.

Phil Redisch  -  V.P. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

predisch@mssign.com
201-249-1035

Phil Redisch

V.P. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Phil Redisch

Phil’s 30 plus years of experience with Graphic Design has proven to be an invaluable resource in his sales and marketing strategies. Phil holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Temple University / Tyler School of Art. Phil also has over 30 years’ experience in the Sign industry as a design, sale representative and principal of his own sign company. He is committed to client service and delivering quality products. He has proven to be an invaluable asset to MS Signs since joining in 2012.


His favorite hobbies are baseball, reading, and playing Frisbee with his dog Maverick.

Joe Beirne  -  PRODUCTION MANAGER

jbeirne@mssign.com

Joe Beirne

PRODUCTION MANAGER  Joe Beirne

Joe joined MS Signs after gaining 20 valuable years of experience in management along with the manufacturing process at another New Jersey based sign company. At MS Signs, he started as a project manager, but with his strong management and social skills, he was quickly promoted to production manager. Joe manages the internal work flow, the planning and scheduling as well as the general operations of the shop. Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Jersey City State College.


In his free time Joe enjoys carpentry/woodworking & spending time with family.

Stephanie Radke  -  V.P. SALES

sradke@mssign.com
760-717-0773

Stephanie Radke

V.P. SALES Stephanie Radke

Inspired by nature and the built environment, Stephanie strives towards a world that inspires sustainable innovation and vitality. She cultivates highly successful branding projects with 10 years of industry experience and marketing strategy. Preserving the integrity of design through careful product development is particularly important to her. She is thankful to be part of a process that enhances the public’s experience with their environment.


She enjoys star gazing, creating art installations, sharing wine with locals in a foreign place, and empowering people through education and community.

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