GDS has been providing wayfinding signage, planning services and environmental graphic design concepts since 1996. While GDS has deep expertise and experience in the hospital & healthcare environment, we also provide our services for schools, universities, and corporate facilities. GDS was born in Manchester, NH where our facility hosts our state-of-the-art production shop and a full-service administrative office.
After a establishing ourselves as a leader in the signage industry in the New England region, we decided to set up shop in Long Island City, NY, where our facility offers home to our comprehensive services, including project management, graphic design, and installation to the tri-state area. Located just outside of Manhattan and moments away from the five boroughs we are able to properly accommodate our clients’ daily requests.
With over 50 years of combined experience it is easy to see why our presence in the Northeast grows stronger each and every year. When we are selected to work on a project, we work closely with you to ensure that each sign we create meets or exceeds your expectations. Let us put our expertise to work for your facility, to create a custom sign solution.
Did You Know?
1. GDS Stands for “Grafton Data Systems,” named after the street that GDS was originally located on in Bedford, NH.
2. The GDS logo originally featured a “sun.”
3. In 1996, GDS was started with only two employees.
4. In 2010, GDS traveled all the way to Alaska to install a large scale project at Bassett Army Community Hospital. That’s 4,500 miles away!
5. GDS is national, having provided signage for projects in Maryland, Delaware, and Florida.
6. The official GDS vehicle used to be a green mini-van. Now GDS is fully equipped with a fleet of work vans and trucks.
7. There has been a Winnebago parked outside of the GDS Long Island City office for 15 months, taking up 3 precious parking spots.
8. The GDS NH office abuts the Merrimack River where it is frequently visited by Red Tail Hawks, even hosting a nest and two baby hawks in the office window.
9. The first machine GDS ever purchased was a vinyl plotter.
10. Every winter, GDS employees host a “snow bank” competition, where employees guess on how long it will take for the last snow bank in the parking lot to melt. Payment is made in McDonald’s milkshakes.
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