Jack Monte Pratt, a Seabee during World War II, returned to Oklahoma City after the war. Initially, Jack would hand paint signs for the local Piggly Wiggly. Soon he built a relationship with a local advertising firm, and would fulfill orders for Oilfield Well and Safety signs He and his wife, Pauline, would work together on deciding what type of material to use, including the gauge of steel, paint applications, and curing methods. Together, they realized that in order to provide a sign that needs to last "at least the length of the life of the oilwell", the choice of materials should never be compromised. Enamel ink was used in a silk screen process to apply the graphics on the sign and they used their own kitchen oven to cure the ink - ensuring a long lasting, outdoor durable product. Over the years, the business survived lean years in the oil and gas industry and has continued to grow in the real estate industry. Today, we use a powder coating method to apply the background colors on all steel signs while the screen printing process maintains at the heart of our production.