The History

Safety Marking began as a small, family-owned striping business, playing a formative role in servicing various parking lots throughout the Fairfield County area.

Over the past forty-four years, Safety Marking has redefined the marketplace by setting the industry standard with its products and services. We continuously test and refine our product-line in order to surpass our competitors. In this way, SMC has become a nationally respected leader in pavement markings.

Our company history is rich in service, innovation, and continuous growth. We are proud to share these important dates:


1973 – Safety Marking Inc. is founded by President and Chief Operating Officer, Mark K. Kelly.

1988 – Company launches a full-time highway and roadway marking operation.

1993 – Company celebrates 20th anniversary and begins the first Connecticut state prime job.

1994 – Safety Marking establishes new headquarters in Bridgeport, CT.

1995 – SMC contracts first New York state prime job.

1996 – SMC marks first Rhode Island state prime job.

1999 – Company expands to Rhode Island and opens second office facility in Richmond.


2002 – Long-term strategic planning leads Safety Marking to complete initial Port Authority of New York/New Jersey prime jobs; servicing LaGuardia, JFK, Newark, and Teterboro Airports.

2005 – Safety Marking opens third office in Westbury, New York.

2012– Safety Marking continues its tradition of being the industry leader by acquiring our first waterblasting truck for hydroblasting removal.

2014 – In June SMC moves to our new headquarters at 255 Hancock Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605.

2015 – Renovates both satellite offices at 59 Stilson Road, Richmond, RI and 84 Sylvester Street, Westbury, NY.