Rita’s Italian Ice Cream – New South Bay Location

Retail businesses represent a good portion of the signs and graphics we make. These could range from window graphics, banners, to fully illuminated building and monument signs. The retail businesses that have a national presence also have more stringent guidelines for their signs and graphics. They typically produce style guides that companies like us would follow to correctly manufacture or …

MHTB Accountancy – New Signs

Some of our projects do not initially start out with the end client. We actually launch many projects working directly with designers and architects who represent end users. This approach allows us to create designs upfront and fine-tune them working with the client’s representative before it is presented to them. Here is an example that demonstrates this approach. The sign …

Sign Relocation – Flooring America

When a business moves into a new location, they usually need all new signs. But not always. Sometime we are able to move their old sign to the new location. The sign will obviously need to be refurbished but that may be more cost-effective that building a new one from scratch. Case and point; Flooring America. In this case the …

New Relaxation Business – New Sign – Float Station

We are excited when new businesses open in the South Bay. New businesses are an indication of a good and vibrant local economy.  We were approached by Float Station’s architect (and GC) to help build a sign for their new location in Campbell. We worked diligently on the design of the halo-lit LED channel letters and the permit process. Once …

New Directory and Pole Sign – Chase Bank

Large banks change their site signs or graphic regularly. This is sometimes due to new regulations, new interest rates, or local city codes. We usually work with national sign companies or project management firms to produce and install signage for large banks at their local branches. Here is a recent example of a pole and monument signs we completed for …

ADA or Code Signs – Custom

As many construction companies know, you cannot get an occupancy permit and move in until you have proper ADA signs installed in accordance with the Fire Marshall requirements. The ADA regulations evolve regularly. And you must keep up with them. That’s where a trusted source such as Signs Unlimited comes in. Here is an example of some of the ADA …

LiveAction – Two New Building Signs

Manufacturing custom signs is sometimes only part of the job. Navigating through the complex permit processes in various cities around the Bay Area is another. Not all sign companies have the expertise to produce the correct technical plans and maneuver through these processes. Signs Unlimited does. Here is a project we recently completed that required a tedious permit procurement process …

New Avis / Budget Location – New Signs

There are partnerships and collaborations in all market segments. Auto related industries are no exception. Here is an example of a sign project we recently completed for Avis and Budget Rent a Cars. This project involved several sign types. But the main aspect of the project involved illuminated building signs that also required full city permit work. Here are some …

New Lobby and Suite Signs – Associa

The standard three types of sign for many new tenants moving into a business complex are the lobby, suite, and monument signs. Here is an example of a project we recently completed for Associa. The scope included a brushed aluminum dimensional lobby sign, acrylic monument lettering and logo, as well as ADA complaint suite signs. #lobbysign #suitesign #directorymonument If you …

Custom Suite Sign – Palo Alto Wealth Advisors

One of the great advantages of keeping a rich portfolio of signs on the company website is that potential clients can see design ideas that they like for their business.  Here is a new sign we recently completed for Palo Alto Wealth Advisors. This design was similar to another job we had done which the client really liked. So it …

Stanford Medical – New Office Signs

It take some creativity as well as practical know-how to produce unique signs. Many clients know exactly what they like. Others look to us for ideas. But ideas and designs must always consider manufacturability not just what looks good on a computer screen. Stanford Medical wanted a unique effect for their signs. A translucent effect with high-end acrylics and mounting …

New Pet Hospital In Fremont – Monument Sign

We’ve produced many signs for veterinary hospitals around the Bay Area over the years. We’ve manufactured  both illuminated and non-illuminated signs. When Warm Springs approached us for a new monument sign for their new location, we jumped in to action with survey, design, and permit processes. These new monuments always require city permit procurement which Signs Unlimited offers at an …

Teavana – Updated Sign at Stanford

When you are in the signs and graphics business, you come across variety of complex situations. Case and Point, Teavana in Stanford.  The sign was initially installed by another company. But the client wanted to make the sign more visible. So this is where Signs Unlimited came in. We surveyed the sign and ultimately fabricated a custom platform (bracket) for …

Property Maps – California Maison

Some apartment and condominium communities are very large and spread-out. So you’ll need help getting around and finding your way once you get there. That is where property maps come into play and can be very helpful. Accurate representation of the property with intuitively color coded areas is extremely important to help visitors, first responders, and service personal find their …

Refreshed Sign – The Tradewinds Condos

A fresh new face attracts more attention. That is why many businesses or properties choose to update and freshen up their signs instead of replacing them. Case and Point, Tradewinds Condos. Here is a clear example of how much better a refurbished sign could look.  New graphics, lettering, and paint can do wonders to brighten up an old sign. Please …

Jupiter is now InFocus – New Logo Signs

So guess what? Another acquisition in the valley. Jupiter became InFocus. And yes we were chosen as the sign company to help them with the logo and sign changes. The scope involved replacing the building sign, monument faces, and several smaller signs around the property. The old monument had a curved surface. So we had to design and fabricate the …

Renovating Property Signs

Sign renovation is a continuous process. One of the considerations when renovating or refurbishing a sign is whether or not the original look and feel needs to be maintained. In some cases the property owner or manager may choose the keep the same color schemes and graphics. In other cases they may go a whole new route. Here is an …

New Name Change – Diodes (was Pericom)

Once again a corporate merger/acquisition results in a whole new logo change for a company in the valley. Pericom became Diodes. This project posed some unique technical challenges. The new logo had to be fabricated as individual letters and installed in a flat  manner even though the main building fascia was curved with custom brushed aluminum paneling. We spent a …

Office Complex Monument Sign – Updated

We’ve talked about companies changing names due to mergers and acquisitions before. But occasionally business parks change names too. Instead of replacing the property’s monument signs completely due to the new name or logo, the owners may choose to simply refurbish or update the existing ones (if feasible). Case and point; Menlo Park Labs. Working with their property management company, …