President and Owner, Monterey Signs and Santa Cruz Signs
Shawn Adams is President and Owner of Monterey Signs and Santa Cruz Signs, two full service sign companies servicing all of Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties. He started Monterey Signs in 2008 out of the garage of his residence and in 2014 started Santa Cruz Signs.
Monterey Signs has been the recipient of Business Excellence Awards for Advertising, Marketing, and Media Services in 2013, 2016, and 2019. In 2016 Monterey Sign was awarded Business of the Year from the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Additionally Monterey Signs has been awarded “Best Business Sign” by the readers of the Monterey County Weekly for three consecutive years, 2016- 2019.
Today, Monterey Signs and Santa Cruz Signs employs a staff of 12 and are one of the largest sign companies in the region. Both companies are Certified Green Businesses, reflecting Shawn’s commitment to the environment. In 2018 Shawn was able to purchase a building for Monterey Signs at 855 Broadway Ave in Seaside and is hopeful to do the same for Santa Cruz Signs when the current lease expires in 2022.
Shawn has served on the Board of Directors for the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce from 2011 to 2015 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce. While he serves many large companies in healthcare, education, and hospitality he is very much a champion for the many small businesses in our community.