Member Spotlight: Western Sign and Design

Please give a warm welcome to Nick & Allison Gilbert, owners of Western Sign and Design. We were so honored to slow down with these two this month and learn more about their company’s operations and plans for expansion in Wyoming.

Although Western Sign & Design has been in Casper for over 50 years, they are having an impact like never before. The Gilbert’s have perfectly met the growth of Wyoming’s business sector while exposing the community to visibility that makes a genuine difference. Not to mention their character and connections contribute to our community culture in a legendary way. From currently partnering with the College of Law at the University of Wyoming to evolving their own internal team to better serve local clients, we are incredibly lucky to have Western Sign & Design in the heart of Wyoming.

Learn more about their efforts below:

Advanced Family Dental Logo

Q. What is the story behind Western Sign & Design?

“For over forty years, Steve Semino owned and operated Western Sign and Design. Back then signs were hand-painted, and Steve was recognized as one of the best in the industry. As technology grew, he evolved and adjusted to new trends while staying true to his style. In 2017, Steve was ready to retire and pass on his legacy which aligned perfectly with Nick and Ali Gilbert who were ready to expand their own sign business that they had started two years prior! Fast forward seven years and Western Sign and Design has not only grown into a seven person team, but they have continued to uphold their strong reputation in Casper and beyond. The Gilberts are honored to be locally owned and operated and work with all types of industry-defining businesses in the state.”

Q. What are your current offerings?

“When it comes to signage, the sky is the limit at Western Sign and Design. Not only do we manufacture, but we also install signs throughout the state. Our clientele is made up of businesses of all backgrounds and industries. From startups and small businesses to large government projects and more; we are committed to increasing visibility in an impactful way. We offer: electronic message centers, illuminated cabinets, panel wall signs, stickers, banners, vehicle graphic wraps, and everything in-between.”

Q. How does your business have a greater impact on the community?

“Casper is home. As a business rooted in Wyoming, we believe in giving back where we can. We are constantly seeking opportunities to sponsor events, kids, athletes, etc. that align with our missions and values so they too can excel and make a difference in the world.”

Q. How does Western Sign & Design benefit from doing business in Casper, WY?

“As a locally owned and operated company, we are beyond blessed to deeply connect with other business owners and community members in Casper. Not only do we have the opportunity to learn from others, but we’re able to network and be a part of growth in a powerful way that is bigger than Western Sign & Design.”

Q. Tell us more about how Western Sign & Design contributes to economic development in Casper?

“Due to the nature of our work, we are often one of the first to know when companies are looking at expanding within Casper or to Casper. We guide companies in learning about the community culture, spirit, and dynamics of Casper. Not to mention, we pride ourselves on bringing high quality people into our organization.”

Q. What’s ahead in 2024/2025? What does this next chapter of expansion hold for you & Casper’s growth?

“The future’s looking bright for Western Sign and Design. Not only are we expanding internally, but we are hoping to move into a larger location with more space where we can more efficiently operate. This will allow us to serve our customers better and give our team more opportunities to learn and grow with our company.”

Jeffrey Starr Sign

Learn More About Advance Casper

To learn more visit organizations website and don’t miss next year’s event. If you’re interested in becoming a part of our Advance Casper membership community, sign up here.