John Henry Creations Inc. started as John Henry Signs in 1956 by John Henry Friesen in Steinbach, Manitoba. From it's humble beginnings in a two-door garage, servicing the communities of Southern Manitoba. John Henry moved the business to Winnipeg in 1985 in order to take advantage of expanded markets and challenges. In September of 2001 the business incorporated and changed the name to John Henry Creations Inc.

From their Winnipeg shop, John Henry and his partner (son Matthew) strive to meet creative needs locally, nationally and globally. The Work of John Henry Creations Inc. has become an exciting blend of both tradition and innovation as John Henry and the staff work in both two and three dimensions.

[John Henry] has a knack for making something idea that somebody else can't figure out, he can figure out and make it work.

–Winnipeg Free Press,
January 7, 1997