Dobish Signs & Displays


Why our name is so important to us.

Dobish Signs originated in 1932 when Peter Dobish, at 16 years of age, was called upon to provide for the family after his father’s unexpected death. Peter started using his artistic talent to paint signs for butcher shops and other local customers in Aliquippa.

Five years later, his younger brother, Russell, at age 12, also took up the trade. Working together to support the family, their customer base grew and grew – and so did their business. That was until World War II, when both brothers were eventually called to duty.

At war’s end, Peter and Russell were back to making signs in Aliquippa. But when Peter found more interest in print advertising and press work, Dobish Signs became Russell’s sole proprietorship. With superior work and booming steel towns like Aliquippa and Ambridge in need of signs, Russell had more jobs than he could handle. Every shop, car dealership, and theater in town had his touch on it.

Years later, while Peter did design work for major corporations like Westinghouse and Alcoa, Russell was busy making signs for one of the largest steel mills in America – Jones & Laughlin Steel. With such a high demand from the steel mill, Russell had no choice but to expand his workforce….. Continue Reading