Our Story

For nearly a century, Icon has been a visionary bridge between a brand identity and the customer experience in the physical world. We manufacture, construct, and maintain unique brand implementation programs. Our true brand craftsmen care deeply and work tirelessly to bring your brand to life. We have built our principles on quality craftsmanship, collaborative unity, and simple, honest customer service.

True craftsmanship is at the heart and soul of our business. Passionate people roll up their sleeves and DO THE WORK. This isn’t a tagline, it’s our internal philosophy. We were born from an entrepreneurial spirit and know how to build and grow our most important business asset, our talented people. We roll up our sleeves, dive into the details, and bring brands to life for real people in real spaces.

History of Icon

  • 1931

    Acme Wiley was founded in Chicago

  • 1939

    Acme Wiley installed first Walgreens site

  • 1962

    Acme Wiley moves corporate headquarters to Elk Grove Village, IL

  • 1972

    Acme Wiley opens facility in Detroit to service Ford Motor Company

  • 1986

    Acme Wiley - Huntington Beach, CA to expand national footprint

  • 1989

    Acme Wiley - Clearwater, FL

  • 1995

    Acme Wiley acquired Spanger Brothers Sign Company

  • 1997

    Acme Wiley opened plant in Kayce, SC
    Acme Wiley acquired by Stonebridge

  • 1998

    Acme Wiley opened Lexington plant

  • 1999

    Acme Wiley acquired East Coast Sign

  • 2001

    Rebrand to Icon Identity Solutions

  • 2004

    Icon maintenance division began

  • 2007

    CIVC acquired Icon Identity Solutions

  • 2011

    Closed East Coast Signs Plant / Opened Icon's East Coast Office in Moorestown

  • 2012

    Icon Identity Solutions construction division began in Dallas

  • 2014

    Icon Identity Solutions rebranded to Icon

  • 2016

    Merit Capital acquired Icon