Don Conklin and his wife Theresa are the proud owners of Pinnacle Custom Signs, a full service commercial sign company located in Buford Georgia. The company was started 10 years ago in 2011.
Prior to opening the business Don spent 25 years in the Telecom industry, mostly with Bellsouth. He has extensive experience in managing large and small operations both Domestically and Internationally. He and Theresa have 4 wonderful sons and soon to have their seventh grandchild. They reside in Flowery Branch, Georgia.
Brad Arnow has been with Pinnacle Custom Signs for just short of one year. He came to Pinnacle Custom Signs as a former customer for a national client of Pinnacle Custom Signs, C2 Education, where he was the National Construction and Facilities Manager.
Brad has extensive prior experience in retail and restaurant ownership. He proudly attended Clemson University. He lives in Flowery Branch, GA and has 3 children ranging from 10 to 24 years, which keeps him very busy when he is not working. He enjoys spending time with his kids, attending car races and shows, and cooking.
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