Santa Fe Signmaker
About Tom Hyland
I was artistically capable and enthusiastic from my first days in school. While creatively decorating multiple school events, I spent my senior year in high school working part time in a neon sign shop in Roswell, New Mexico. After only one year of employment I escaped that chain gang and have been on my own ever since. This was 49 years ago... since summer of 1973! I have created signs everywhere I've lived... Boulder Colorado, Roswell, Ruidoso, Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico... where I've lived exclusively the past 35 years. I have designed most of the signs you see here. All of them are hand painted, hand carved, sandblasted or simply flat lettered. If they are illuminated it is with a lamp shining upon it. I do not make metal cans and the self-illuminated plastic signs they display. The very first object your customer will encounter is your sign, which is your signature upon your livelihood. I can assist you in conveying to the public your first and foremost impression... excellence.