221 Broadway, Nashville, TN

Yes, We Proudly Made the Kid Rock Sign on Broadway

Well just when Nashville couldn’t seem to find any real problems to solve, along came a big ‘ole butt on Broadway.

While members of the city council and other folks were maxing out their “I’m offended” and “protect Broadway” radar, we were working tirelessly getting the materials and permit together to manufacture the 20’ tall mega sign for Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk. The sign was truly a pleasure to build – it had all of the attributes that we love showcase: flashing, neon, size and it’s corner location really allows for maximum visibility.

Depending on your age, you may remember what Broadway was like way back when. Back before Kim Severson ever pinned the pivotal New York Times article declaring us the “it” city in 2013. The parcel of land that Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk sits on was Beesley Furniture Company. According to a city recorded Quit Claim Deed back in 1983, the property was valued at $425,000. The same property sold in 2014 for $8,400,000.

Amid all of the controversy, we are grateful that Kid Rock chose us to partner with. He came in the shop many times to work on the design and he could not have been any kinder to us. We are proud of how his sign turned out and we look forward to working with him again real soon.

Written by: Kayla Mirenda


We Have an A+ with the BBB!

Did you know that we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau?! We have been a member in good standing since 1997!

Out of more than 30 million businesses in North America, the BBB accredits around 400,000 of them. The help consumers identify trustworthy businesses, set standards for ethical business behaviors and monitor compliance. We are honored to be celebrating our 21st year with them!


A “Joslin & Son Signs” Custom Neon Sign Makes USA Today’s “Neon Icons and Inspiration at Eateries Around the World.”

One of our very own custom neon signs for Pinewood Social was featured as one of the coolest “Neon Icons and Inspiration at Eateries Around the World.” The name, “Pinewood Social” is written in blue neon and is displayed above the bowling lanes at the restaurant. You can see the full list of all of the neon inspirations by clicking here.

In Nashville, Pinewood Social's neon name shines above


Owner, Bobby Joslin Named Nashville Airport Chairman


We’re proud to announce that in April 2016, our owner, Bobby Joslin was named the Chairman of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. He has been a commissioner on the board since 2009 and is the pilot representative. Bobby is incredibly honored to be entrusted with such a great responsibility. During his first speech as chair to the board, he said, “As a pilot, we learn early to stay in front of the plane and expect the unexpected. I am going to challenge the board to do the same: Stay in front of the airport progress and be prepared to manage the unexpected.”

We’re extremely proud of our owner, Bobby and wish him all of the success. Perhaps, this is why Joslin and Son Signs will be celebrating our 40th birthday next year!