Gelberg Rebrands as the Gelberg Companies
Gelberg Signs (Washington, DC), one of the mid-Atlantic region’s leading sign companies, has expanded its core business into four, separate, business units: Gelberg Signs, Gelberg Signs Express, GSI Specialties and Project Go Greenlight. All business units will operate under a new umbrella name of the Gelberg Companies.
“In an economy when many businesses are pulling back, we’ve identified several opportunities for expansion into complementary business lines,” noted Guy Brami, principal of the Gelberg Companies, along with his brothers Luc and Neil. “Our entry into energy-efficient commercial lighting and quick turnaround sign production is in direct response to growing needs among our client base, and we expect this expansion will help us serve our current and future clients even better.”
Effective today, the new business units include:
- Gelberg Signs. The most established unit within the Gelberg Companies, in business since 1941, the full-service sign company will continue to provide such sign offerings as custom design, production, installation and maintenance, primarily for large commercial and government clients.
- Gelberg Signs Express Online Store. For off-the-shelf standard signs, including ADA compliant signs, safety signs, traffic control signs, banner and tradeshow displays, this express online store offers sign products ready to ship, in most instances, the same day.
- GSI Specialties. Since 2007, this division of Gelberg Signs has offered various promotional and specialty products, including custom logo apparel, tradeshow and event materials, awards, and corporate branded items.
- Project Go Greenlight. The newest business unit offers energy-efficient lighting and lighting controls for commercial businesses and government agencies. Gelberg Signs will also be the sole American assembler of the T5 Retrofit fluorescent lighting product.
All business units will operate out of the Gelberg Signs’ current headquarters, a 50,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in northwest Washington, DC. Additional hires are expected within at least two of these business units.
Founded in Washington, DC in 1941 by William P. Gelberg, Gelberg Signs was purchased by the Brami family — brothers Guy, Luc and Neil — in 1988, after their father, Georges Brami, spent his career with the company. The company operates from a 50,000+ sq.-ft. manufacturing facility and includes among its clients several government agencies, as well as Marriott, ARAMARK, AARP, the DC Convention Center, HMS Host, and Nationals Stadium. The Gelberg Companies is designated as a Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) within Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.gelbergsigns.com.