St. Tammany Parish has been home to a variety of well-appreciated and capable sign companies.
One of the area's best known signmakers was Robert Glenn Crutchfield. He was an art teacher at Mandeville High School and later owned his own business “Sign Services” in Covington, LA. He passed Saturday January 28, 2023, in Covington, LA at the age of 95. He was born in Jackson, TN and lived most of his life in St. Tammany Parish. He enjoyed woodworking and was very passionate about sports, according to his obituary. In 1950 he served as a cheerleader for Southeastern Louisiana College.
In 1961 the St. Tammany Tribune ran this photo and business review of the S & M Electric sign company on Jefferson Avenue in Covington. Apparently its owner F. J. Schwab was quite successful in providing many of the metal and electrical signs we saw for years all over the area.