Business Of The Month: KM Signs / Operation Chillout

Second Ward Councilman Joseph Petrosky awarded the April Business Of The Month to KM Signs and Designs along with Operation Chillout.

KM Signs, located in the downtown area on Chestnut Street, has created signage for local businesses, corporations, organizations, and individuals. Owner Kevin Murphy has for over three decades provided signs, banners, metal logos, plaques, and a number of other large-format digital printing.

Mr. Murphy is a United States Army Veteran and is also involved in Operation Chillout, an organization that collects, prepares, and delivers backpacks filled with clothing, toiletries, survival gear and information about local resources to homeless veterans in the State of New Jersey free of charge. It also conducts ‘street sweeps’ in impoverished areas to identify homeless populations. It provides training, spiritual formation and ‘street retreats’ for volunteers interested in serving its many projects and certification for groups wanting to become member partners.

At the April 19th Mayor & Council meeting, Councilman Petrosky read the proclamation, “For over 30 thirty years, KM Signs has provided outstanding service to the Borough of Roselle Park and the entire New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. They are known to complete signage projects in a timely manner and even on a moment’s notice. In addition to the many responsibilities with his business, owner Kevin Murphy, a veteran of the United States military, is an advocate of all veterans. He is especially known for his work [with] Operation Chillout in their efforts to combat the crisis of veterans’ homelessness in New Jersy [and] throughout the country. The Borough of Roselle Park wishes to thank KM Signs for their continuing investment and support of the local business community.”

“Any business evolves and you have to take advantage of the times as [they’re] changing,” said Kevin after accepting the certificate, “Approximately ten years ago we, because it’s a family-owned business, started looking for suitable business partners and we have created such partnerships throughout the state . . . This partnership has allowed me personally over the last five years to spend more time in helping out our vets; namely the homeless vets. God’s been good to me and I will continue to give back as long as I am able to do so. Thank you again.”

KM Signs is located at 429 Chestnut Street. More information can be found by calling (908) 820-0793 or by visiting

More information on Operation Chillout is available at the organization’s website (link).