Awards, Testimonials & Affiliations

Mary Valastro , of Carlos Bakery

Buddy had won 2nd place in the (bake off) contest and suddenly we had a possible TV show in line. We needed a fresh new image; a marketing facelift. So we met with Ray , and decided we needed to redo not only the sign; but the ENTIRE storefront, and logo, brand ,  the works! Ray had great ideas.  He worked with the contractors and came up with a beautiful storefront design; colors etc. Everyone was very happy & the sign of course is beautiful.

Hundreds of people take pictures in front of it every day!

Ray and his staff are very professional and follow through on everything he says. We are all happy with the success that came about, and wish the same for him!.


1st Walldogger to appear on the cover of “The Sign of the Times “  magazine, Dec. 1993 (painting the Coca Cola mural at  The First Walldog Event)  hosted  by  Nancy & Dan Bennet in Allerton Iowa.

Hoboken Sign has won numerous & prestigious awards for our work.

United States Sign Council Competition
1st Place Logo Design – Multi-media applications for O’Connell’s restaurant. 2009

Big Montage

Signs of The Times International Design Competition
1st Place for Widow  McShea  Public  House,  1992; 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th in assorted design categories, 1993 and 1995.

Signs of The Times International Electric Sign Design Competition
2nd Place, with Distinction, for Ponte’s Restaurant, 1996. First small commercial sign design business to ever win a major place in this prestigious electric sign competition.

Hoboken Historic Preservation Heritage Awards:
1989, 1991, 1999, 2000, and 2004.

Kentucky Colonel  Award
July 5, 1995 joining the ranks of Sir Winston Churchill, Bing Crosby and John Glenn, received  the  highest  honor awarded by the state of Kentucky: KENTUCKY COLONEL for service and leadership for  the design  and  fabrication of a 12 ft. x 32 ft. mural  celebrating  the  history  of the  blues for the yearly Blues Festival at Kenlake. Awarded by the Governor of Kentucky.

Men Against Breast CancerCancer Advocate and Caregiver
Member, Men against  Breast Cancer. Working to promote the cause of the Caregiver. (40% of caregivers in the United States are Men.) Ray has appeared  with  Steve Adubato,  caucus  NJ for  Breast  Cancer  Awareness  Week.

Worked with Susan G. Komen of North Jersey affiliate and Renata Guzman raising funds for women with no health care coverage in New Jersey, Renase, a local cancer advocacy group for undocumented women.

Ray has committed a percentage of the sale of his paintings to benefit these women.