About Us

Family Owned and operated, Cardinal Sign Corporation was founded in 1967 as a full service custom sign company serving Southeastern Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  We pride ourselves on creating signage solutions that effectively brand YOU in the local market, promote YOUR business, and differentiate YOU from YOUR competitors.

We understand a sign embodies the unique character of your business and strives to tell your story in a glance.  What product or service do you provide?  What sets you apart from your competitors?  What makes you the best at what you do?  All this can be expressed in a well-designed and well-constructed full scale sign.

While our specialty is helping small, local businesses develop an impressive on-site identity, we manufacture and install for many national, multi-site corporations and chains as well.

We are second to none in attention to detail, dependable fabrication, service, and erection of signs.  Our friendly, professional staff and crews strive to provide you with top-notch quality, trouble-free permitting, and a product that will work for years to come!  With over 533 years of combined experience, Cardinal Sign Corporation’s commitment to excellence is what has enabled us to get to where we are today, and we’re certain it will take us where we need to be tomorrow.

Put our experience to work for YOU!



President, Stan Stollings relocated to Virginia Beach in 1982 to work for Cardinal Sign Corporation.  He graduated from Georgia State University in 1975 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  He has over 32 years of experience in the sign industry.  Stan is a past President of the Virginia Sign Association, past President of the Southern States Sign Council, and past Board Member of the National Electric Sign Association, now the ISA.


Vice President of Operations, Installation, and Service, Greg Stollings graduated from Old Dominion University in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  He began his career with Cardinal Sign Corporation in 1979 by first working in the painting and plastic departments. He handled the well-known national Dollar Tree account for over 25 years by project managing over 250 stores each year.  With over 35 years’ experience in the sign industry, Greg now runs our installation and service department.

Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Jerry Phelps, Jr. graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management.  During his 27 years of service to Cardinal Sign Corporation, he has grossed over $20,000,000.00 in sales.

Permit Coordinator, Christa Pickrell joined the family business in 1992 working as an executive office assistant.  In 1998, she was promoted into the office administrator position for the next five years.  Christa received her MBA from Averett University in 2001.  Since 2003, she has held the position of Permit Coordinator, expediting over 4,500 zoning, building and sign permits in over 35 different municipalities over an 11 year period.