(Photo | Courtesy of Sign Pro of Central Oregon)
Brandon Kentner (Owner) worked at Carlson Sign for nine years. During his time there he completed the Sign Hangers Apprenticeship, graduating from Northwest College of Construction in Portland, Oregon, where he not only became a journeyman sign hanger but also a licensed crane operator, welder and limited electrician.
Grateful for the experience, mentorship and introduction into the sign world, the only thing lacking was time with his family; as the job often took him out of town. Having young children — nine-year-old twin boys, Bentley and Braxton — the need to be home was more paramount than ever. The next logical transition was to utilize his knowledge, values and skillset, venturing out on his own.
Working alongside his wife Ashlee, the husband and wife team set out to build 3BK Sign + Construction, LLC. This family owned and operated business paved the way for the Kentners not only to work side by side, instilling in their children the values of handwork, integrity and dedication but is allowing them to create something to be passed on for generations.
One of our initial goals was not to view other companies in the industry as competitors but to instead create community through partnerships. We’re grateful to live in such a thriving community, where there’s plenty of space for everyone; and if we can work together, the impact we make can be that much greater!
It was through this outlook that true relationships and immense opportunity were created; the greatest opportunity of all being an offer to purchase Sign Pro of Central Oregon. We’d built such a strong partnership with Susie Decker (previous owner) that she hand-picked us to carry on the 30 year established business.
As the new owners of Sign Pro, we’re grateful for the continued support of the community. We’re excited to be able to offer to our customers all aspects of signage, from large commercial signs and LED conversions to vehicle graphics, A-frames, and job site signs. Through the merge of our two businesses, we’re truly full service.
Though our team is evolving, with significant growth anticipated in the upcoming seasons, it’s important to us, as Bend natives, that we never outgrow the small town family feel that customers experience when they walk through our doors.
3BK Sign + Construction LLC / Sign Pro of Central Oregon, 512 SE Glenwood Dr., Bend