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The Gates Flag & Banner Company, Inc. has been in business since 1870. We began as a manufacturer of wooden ladders and flagpoles in Brooklyn, NY.  Throughout five generations of the Gates Family, we moved from Brooklyn to Paterson NJ, and eventually to Clifton, NJ where our northern office and retail store currently reside.  Lisa Gates-McCormick is the 4th Generation and President.  She has been with the company since 1987, and took over ownership when her father, Bill Gates passed away in 2003.  

Throughout the years, we have transitioned away from ladders and now offer a full line of quality flags, made in the USA, including U.S, State, Military, Historic and Patriotic.  We offer both large and small flagpoles, as well as installation, delivery and service of in-ground flagpoles. 

We have a large range of custom products and capabilities.  We specialize in indoor and outdoor custom flags and banners for your homes, offices, schools, buildings, streets, and flag or light poles.  We also offer a variety of trade show and expo products such as table covers, runners, backdrop banners, retractable and pop up banners.  

We are extremely proud of the relationships we have built over the last 150 years.  What sets us apart is our dedication to doing things right.  We stand behind the quality of our products, and consistently go above and beyond to make sure the product is right for you.  A lot of experience has been gained in the last 5 generations, and we pass that along each and every day, to provide the best experience to our customers. 

In 2017, Lisa’s daughter, Anna Ebersold and her husband Dan (a Lynchburg native) expanded with a second location in Forest, VA, where they reside.  Since then, Anna and Dan have continued the legacy of providing quality products, strong knowledge, and unmatched customer service to the surrounding areas.