About Toucan Signs & Graphics

Rockville, VA


Toucan-Signs&Graphics is the best sign company in town! We’re a full service 
sign and graphics company, specializing in custom signs of all kinds. We provide
great customer service for the design and creation of indoor signs (ADA, wall
murals, window & floor graphics) outdoor signs (channel letters, monument,
wall & window graphics), banners, vehicle wraps and tradeshow displays.  
We use cutting edge green-technology, bold and unique graphics, and an
assortment of materials to give our customers the perfect custom sign.
Toucan-Signs has the newest eco-friendly HP wide-format printer that uses
water-based latex inks. Toucan-Signs serves the Richmond Metro Area including
Glen Allen, Henrico, Ashland, Chesterfield and Rockville Virginia.



Dennis McIlhenny - Founder/President

Dennis McIlhenny grew-up in Hampton, Virginia where he played basketball and tennis at Hampton High School. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Marketing after a stint in the College of Architecture. Since graduation, Dennis’ entire career has been in
sales and sales management.

He met his wife, Ellen, on a blind-date at Virginia Tech and together they have three boys. Their eldest, Ben has special needs, which prompted both Dennis and Ellen to volunteer as advocates for the disabled community. Ben graduated from Patrick Henry High School and lives at home with his parents.  Woody is a senior at PHHS and will attend the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech.  CW is a rising freshman at PHHS where he and Woody play volleyball.  They both also travel with the Richmond Volleyball Club.

Dennis has been fortunate in his life to have lived and studied in England and Spain. He has also traveled throughout Europe and North Africa. He enjoys golf, cycling, travel, barbequing, and spending time with his family.

After many years in corporate life, Dennis decided to act upon his long-time desire to start his own business. His natural creativity and eye to detail lead him to found Toucan-Signs & Graphics.



Jon Emerson - General Manager

With over 17 years of sign industry experience, Jon has seen and done it all.
From design to application, including interior and exterior signage, vehicle
decals to full wraps. Working with customers to take their concepts to
finished products is what he loves about the profession. Jon spent his
formative years on the island of Chincoteague, VA.  It is there that he
developed his passion for cooking, working in some of the top restaurants
on the island. From there he moved to Richmond to attend VCU and got in
touch with his artistic side.  Since then he has obtained his Associates Degree
in Web Design and Programming from ECPI.  For the past 15 years he has
been focused on the sign industry after growing weary of the hours one puts
in working in the culinary world. When not at work he is usually at home in t
he kitchen, at a local establishment enjoying a few hours of billiards, or playing
video games with his wife of 2 years. You may even bump into him at a local
brewery from time to time.



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