Quality signage and satisfied customers across Atlantic Canada.


For over 26 years, New Century Signs has been thinking outside of the box, providing high quality signage for thousands of satisfied customers throughout Atlantic Canada. We are an end-to-end full service sign company that works closely, with you, in order to envision, select, design, build and install quality signage that communicates the very essence of your brand, creates brand recognition, and meets all of your company’s visual and technical needs. Even after the job is finished, we continue to look after you and your signage through full servicing. 

Our clients value our friendly, fair and easy-going nature, along with our professional and creative approach and craftsmanship. We proudly stand behind our products and services. Our first priority is to make sure our clients are happy and have the best quality of signage possible. That is why they continue to keep coming back and entrust us with their signage.



Located at 41 Weaver Lake Drive, in Halifax, New Century Signs is housed in a large, technologically advanced manufacturing plant that provides our customers with the best mix of experience, skill and precision craftsmanship. Combined with state-of-the-art equipment, we can print, carve, and cut any kind of sign you can possibly imagine. This gives us complete control over providing you with the highest quality product and a timely delivery. Some of our plant features include: 

  • A 6800 square foot facility, with 20’ height

  • Fully CSA Electrical certified

  • CNC Metal cutting and routing

  • Custom Metal Fabrication

  • Custom electrical lighting systems using LED, HID, and fluorescent

  • Matthews Paint System and spray booth

  • Metal and welding shop (MIG & TIG Welding)

  • Wood shop

  • Three (3) receiving doors (Grade level)

  • On-site fork lift


Experienced, skilled, and highly creative professionals.


New Century Signs comprises a talented, well-rounded, and dedicated team of project and site managers, designers, craftspeople, fabricators, and certified installation technicians. All of this expertise at the ready, combined with the superior quality of our products, it is easy to see why New Century Signs’ is a leading sign maker in Atlantic Canada.



Chris Jeans

President, New Century Signs

Chris Jeans is owner and operator of New Century Signs. He has successfully led a respected team of professionals over the last 26 years. Chris has developed a reputation for personal service with attention to detail and quality. Chris brings his “one on one” service to clients big and small including: Moore’s Clothing For Men, Sears Canada, Eastlink and many contractors, design agencies and government institutions. Chris is the third generation of sign makers in the Jeans family, and has (27) years of experience with hands-on fabrication and design techniques specializing in large-scale projects involving site-specific problem solving and installation solutions. Chris is committed to producing quality products, delivered on time, with total customer satisfaction. 
Areas of Specialization: Creative Direction, Design Production, Signage, Wayfinding, Project Management Status: Owner


Gayle (Sabo) Hughson

Graphic Designer
Gayle is an experienced Senior Graphic Designer with an extensive background the signage industry. Skilled in logo design, wayfinding design, as well as drawing and layout, Gayle is committed to working with her clients, to complete the best signs for their businesses - from concept to completion.


Philip Wright

Plant Foreman
Philip has lead for many years with his fabrication and organizational abilities in the plant and on the jobsite. He is currently managing 80-90 large and small orders, per month, throughout the year on a continual basis. Keeping the projects on time and within budget.


Gilles Roy

Safety Officer
Gilles has been employed with new Century signs for over 4 years as our plant Safety Officer. Although Gilles shares this responsibility along with being our plants’ finisher and paint sprayer / applicator. Giles maintains the safety program, uphold training schedules, and makes sure all work in the shop and on site is completed within our policy guidelines.

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Shawn Coulter

Welder / Fitter
As a Red Seal Certified Welder, Shawn is responsible for fabricating the structures, both seen and unseen, that support the wide variety of signs produced.  With his experience as a fabricator, his input in design / build custom projects is invaluable. Whether it is large structural steel, or a precise ornamental piece, New Century Signs relies upon the skill and quality of Shawn’s work.


Keegan Taylor

Keegan, though relatively new to the sign industry, sets the standard for custom fabrication. Whether it is a custom shaped box or individual letters, Keegan consistently produces signs, both illuminated and non-illuminated, of superior quality and finish.


Donnie Paul

Lead Installer
Donnie has been a lead installer with New Century Signs for over 8 years and has experience in all aspects of sign installation and service. He is certified for all  person lift and aerial equipment platforms and holds an air brake vehicle license,  as well as a Sign Service and Installation Technician (SSIT ) certificate, qualifying him to work  with electrical aspects of service and installation. As with all aspects of New Century’s production and installation, Donnie places the safety of himself, his helpers and all others at a job site first. We frequently receive client comments regarding his efficiency, knowledge and personable attitude on the job.


Connor Jeans

Lead Installer
Connor grew up in the sign industry, being the fourth generation of his family in the business. He began full time with New Century as a helper over 4 years ago and was operating his own truck less than a year later. Connor has experience with all aspects of installation and service, and is certified for all  person lift and aerial equipment platforms, holds an air brake vehicle license,  as well as a Sign Service and Installation Technician (SSIT) certificate, qualifying him to work  with electrical aspects of service and installation. He is of course committed to safety, as are all New Century staff, and clients frequently comment on his skill, professionalism and positive attitude on site.


Adam Jeans 

Graphic Production
Adam also grew up in the sign industry, being the fourth generation of his family in the business. He began working for the company full time, 2 years ago. Adam is responsible for graphic production using are direct to substrate printer, large-format printer as well as CNC-based file cutting equipment. Adam is also responsible for on-site, graphics-related installations. He is also the company’s safety officer.


Jack George

Graphic Production Manager
Not only does Jack oversee all graphic production, Jack is our lead operator on our 10 horsepower CNC routering machine.



Thomas Wash

Thomas has been with our company for over 2 years. His inherent mechanical abilities and problem solving skills make him a valuable asset to the installation team.


Brandon Jeans

Office Manager / Bookkeeping
Brandon has been with New Century Signs for over 7 years. His primary responsibilities include office management, accounting and general bookkeeping.

Four generations of innovative sign making.


At New Century Signs, sign making has been a family affair for almost a century. Chris Jeans, owner of New Century Signs can remember hearing stories about his grandfather, Pearley, who started the family sign making business, “Jean’s Signs” back in 1928, in Sydney Nova Scotia. With six boys and one girl in the family, a few of the children were bound to get caught up in the family business, where the family, including Chris’ father Bill, helped their father silkscreen and paint signs.

During his high school years, Chris began working, with his uncle Al, at  A. Jeans Signs, in Dartmouth in 1989. By 1993, Chris, formed New Century Signs and worked out of his father’s basement. Just 22 years old at the time, Chris worked and grew his small company organically, producing quality signage for a growing customer base. Today, New Century Signs is one of Atlantic Canada’s leading sign makers and installers. Our loyal and satisfied customers always come back to work with us because they can entrust us with their most valuable visual asset.    

The 4th generation of Jeans is already immersed in New Century Signs as three of Chris’ sons bring their own skillsets, experience, and dedication to this well respected family business and its continued success in Atlantic Canada, and beyond.