Sheridan Brothers



Employee Spotlight!
The Sheridan brothers have been with City Neon for over 25 years! City Neon appreciates their continued dedication and professionalism with the company. Thank you!

About Us

City Neon was founded by Earl C. “Bud” Atkins. Bud graduated in 1948 from University High School and went to Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, Illinois for a four month electrical training class. He worked for Clarksburg Neon. He started branching out in Morgantown and Pennsylvania and in 1952, he bought a part of Clarksburg Neon’s business. His first shop was in a small building on Clay Street and eventually he built at the foot of Monongalia Blvd in Star City.

In 1963, he officially incorporated “City Neon”. In 1964, Bud purchased property across from Gentile Glass in Star City and built our current sign shop. He expanded from sign work to include pump and tank work and then invested in cranes. Bud and his sons started a sister company called “City Crane.” Bud also began purchasing and developing property. Most notably, he purchased property at the Westover exit and put in the Wesmon Plaza that currently leases to Big Lots and many other businesses. All the commercial building in the plaza as well as some adjoining properties were built by Bud and his construction crew.

Currently, City Crane is owned and operated by Bud’s son, Dave Atkins and City Neon, is operated by his daughter, Carol Payton. City Neon continues to provide sign fabrication, installation and maintenance to area businesses and also builds commercial and residential buildings. We also offer many commercial rentals. Both businesses continue to grow and hope to always operate with the pride and integrity that Bud always maintained.


Why Choose Us

Celebrating 50 years of professional services!

City Neon Inc. We are the go to professionals for all your signage and construction needs.


50 Years of Excellence and Counting!