With the start of 2021, our AAA Flag & Banner family has reached a monumental milestone: our 50th Anniversary!
And following an uncertain year that was felt deeply across the entire industry, we find ourselves incredibly grateful to be celebrating a half-century of business. Today, we’re excited to begin a year-long celebration of our history, our team, and all that’s still to come.
In 1971, Howard Furst set out as a one-man operation with goals to become a leading manufacturer in the large-format printing business. And in the years that followed, Howard grew the company to become a pioneering industry leader.
Less than a decade after its inception, AAA Flag & Banner had expanded to Northern California, and shortly after would spread coast-to-coast with the addition of a new hub in Miami, Florida.
AAA Flag & Banner’s current President & CEO Craig Furst, Howard’s son, joined the company in 1996 to help transition the company into the era of digital printing, along with a pivotal expansion of the company’s manufacturing and fabrication capabilities. Within the past 10 years, both the Northern California & Miami facilities transformed into the full-service manufacturing operations that they are today, complete with in-house design, print, and installation capabilities—truly a differentiator in the industry.
Since the beginning, AAA Flag & Banner has placed an emphasis on treating our team as family. From our manufacturing specialists to our designers, installers, and executive leadership, we all take pride in the AAA Flag & Banner name.
While we have had the honor of working with some of today’s most incredible brands and businesses, celebrating this powerful milestone wouldn’t be possible without the support of our AAA family. Those team members who’ve worked at AAA Flag & Banner over the past 50 years have truly been the key to our 50 years of success.
Ever since those early days with Howard’s “one-man show,” we’ve learned to appreciate the value of strong leadership and a team that shares our vision—and more importantly—our passion.
Although 2021 marks half a century for AAA Flag & Banner, we know this is just the beginning.
In celebrating our 50th Anniversary, we can’t help but reflect on the journey that’s brought us here. From that very first year in 1971, it’s safe to say that our team has come a very long way. We will forever be grateful for our strong roots in this industry, as we continue to pioneer the next generation of large-format graphics production, as well as continue our evolution into a comprehensive visual solutions provider.
If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that this industry is ever-evolving. And looking to the future, we can’t help but share our excitement for what’s in store.