Leona still holds the Title of President and comes over to the office everyday to see her children Riley McCalister and Kimberly Diehl and chit chat, but she is retired and keeps busy with her consignment store she has called Granny’s Attic.
Riley started working part time at Kent Signs in 1993 while still on Active Duty with the U.S Air Force, painting signs at night while working for the Air Force during the day. In 1995 he retired with over 20 years in the Air Force and became full time with Kent Sign. Like his Step father, he worked from the bottom up, learning Designing, Fabrication, Installation, Service, and all aspects of the Sign Industry until 2005 when he moved into managing the company with the help of his sister Kimberly Diehl and longtime friend Richard Haxton.
Kim holds many titles she is the Corporation Secretary/ Treasurer and the Company’s Director of Sales. She began working for Kent Signs in 1991, running most of the front office functions, from writing work orders, placing orders, Invoicing, paying the bills and making deposits. She dealt with all the customers and vendors and their signage needs, so when the Cravens retired she was the perfect replacement to become the Director of Sales. In addition to those duties she also does most of the permitting and runs the Art Department, insuring the customers want and needs are met. She also coordinates her jobs with the Operations Manager, Richard Haxton to insure the jobs are done on time meeting or exceeding the customers’ expectations.
Richard started his career at Kent Signs in 1978 as a sign apprentice and worked his way up in the company to Operations Manager. With over 40 years’ experience in the Sign Industry there is not much he hasn’t seen, done or experienced. He manages the company’s operations, from the Design stage thru Fabrication and Installation. He manages the personnel schedules and day to day operations as who is going where and doing what. When there is a technical problem, Richard is the go-to guy.