Our 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 five decades, Safety Marking, Inc. 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:

Safety Marking – The Early Years

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

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

1993 – Safety Marking, Inc. celebrates 20th anniversary and begins the first Connecticut state prime job.

1994 – Safety Marking, Inc. 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 – Safety marking, Inc. expands to Rhode Island and opens second office facility in Richmond. [/box]

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

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

2012– Safety Marking, Inc. 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 – Both satellite offices at 59 Stilson Road, Richmond, RI and 84 Sylvester Street, Westbury, NY were renovated by Safety Marking.

2017 – SMC purchased our first MRL impingement epoxy truck and our 4th Hydroblaster, the SH Stripe Hog 8000


2018 – In June, SMC expands its Training Facilities by converting former offices into a classroom with attached demonstration bay.

2019 – SMC begins planning for Online Learning, and in early 2020, Safety Marking Academy is launched.


2019 – In order to answer the call to duty despite wet weather, SMC adds the Allied Technologies Turbine Jet Dyer to our family of road-ready tools, alongside our 3rd impingement epoxy truck.

2020 – SMC continues to advance its technological fleet by adding a Hog Technologies Rumble truck, a Hog Dual Line Groover, a Limtech GPS-enabled layout truck, a dual-steering grinding truck, and a 3rd dual-color epoxy detail truck.

2021 – SMC adds a custom-designed conveyor sweeper to the fleet along with the 4th impingement epoxy truck and an additional airport paint truck.

2022 – SMC purchases its 7th Hog Technologies Waterblaster with Tusk attachment 

2023 – SMC continues to enhace its fleet with the addition of a 2nd Hog Dual Line Groover, and two additional Limtech GPS-enabled layout trucks.

2023 – SMC partners with Highview Capital to finance future growth and development.