From a basement incubator space and one employee, Mountain Dog Sign Company has grown into a well-known, leading sign company with a 6600+ sq ft production facility and an extended family of tenured employees. In 2022, Mountain Dog entered into a 2nd generation of ownership with 2 employees from the leadership team, Becky Henselen and Aaron Kenda, taking on full ownership of the company. Our team of designers, estimators, sign makers, installers, and project managers remains committed, and become more experienced and creative daily, as they continue to meet the needs of just about any type of client. As Becky and Aaron transition from previous leaders of the company to owners, they remain focused and resolute in continuing the amazing service and responsiveness to clients, a fun working environment for their team, and always the production of high quality products.
Col Steve Kempf (US Air Force, Retired) and Marshon Kempf, followed the American Dream of starting their own company in 2011. Steve, an F-16 pilot and Marshon, (a BSN, RN) brought invaluable experience and a love of service to the company. Their long-time ownership and love of Bernese Mountain Dogs was the inspiration for the company name. During their early years in business, the Kempfs saw many customers with a similar story of contacting multiple sign companies and not being able to find anyone to solve their sign challenges. Hiring team members with stellar problem solving skills, bringing in equipment allowing for in-house production, and fostering a collaborative, innovative environment, helped fill a gap in the region and put Mountain Dog Sign Company on the map.