Goodyear Tires – Monument Refurbish

We’ve discussed how signs need to be refreshed or updated once in a while. This could be due to a corporate logo change, name changes, or just due to normal wear and tear especially caused by weather. A fresh coat of paint and new graphics can make a sign come to life and look new. Here is an example of …

JDSU Splits – Lumentum Sign Project

We had talked about JDSU, a staple in the high-tech Silicon Valley splitting into two companies. Viavi and Lumentum. We discussed the project for Viavi in a previous post. The bigger portion of this split (in terms of locations and signage) was Lumentum. Again we were there with our client as one element of their transition from early on. The …

intersect ENT – New Signs for New Location

One of the good things about a company growing is that they need to expand their facilities. That generally means more office space and perhaps a move to a larger building. This is always good news for companies such as Signs Unlimited that are part of these transitions. Intersect ENT had grown so they expanded their footprint within the same …

JDSU is Now VIAVI – New Campus Logo Signs

As company name changes and splits continue in the valley, we are there with them as one element of their transition.  JDSU, which is one of the staples of the high tech industry in the Silicon Valley recently split into two and renamed itself VIAVI Solutions (and Lumentum). The campus-wide name and logo changes were a major undertaking. Signs Unlimited …

New Monument Face – Chemical Safety Tech

As we’ve mentioned before, you don’t need a brand new directory monument when new tenants move in. These days we can cost-effectively update monuments with new tenant names and logos without structurally changing the sign. Using digital print graphics and appropriate paneling material (substrates) this can be accomplished with any budget. Here is an example of a recent monument we …

Mentor Graphics – New Monument and Building Signs

It is always a good indicator when companies expand. That generally means that the business in that area is doing well. Since we know consistency is important for reinforcing a company’s brand, any new signs must meet the existing corporate style guide.  It is sometime very difficult to match an existing sign design when the original documentation is not available. …

New Monument Sign Upgrade – OnanOn and ePlus Tech

Sometimes the only way to show how something has improved is to see what it looked like before. Here is an example of a monument upgrade that resulted in a much more visible logo and recognition for both companies. The project involved building a new aluminum cabinet for the existing brick base and to fabricate several types of dimensional graphics …

Vander-Bend, Newly Refurbished Monument

As we’ve said before, you don’t always have to build a new sign when updating your graphics or logo. Existing signs such as monuments can be retrofitted with new dimensional lettering or digital print graphics. This will save a huge amount of costs over a full replacement. We’ve refurbished many monuments over the years. If the monument in not illuminated, …

New Unique Sign For Timber Cove Homes

Multitenant residential properties strive to create a unique look and feel for their tenants or owners. A look that fits the particular theme for that property. Some may go for a more modern look where as others may choose a more traditional or even a nature-centric look. Take the case of Timer Cove. We started a discussion on their main …

Woodbridge Mobile Home Community – New Monument Sign

Today’s graphic design and manufacturing technologies allow us to create a whole new range of signs and graphic solutions. For example, using synthetic stucco and foamcore technology we can produce most sign structures resulting in thousands of dollars of savings for our clients over masonry brick and mortar work. Here is a very recent project we completed using this synthetic …

Vencore, New Bay Area Location, New Signs

When a company is acquired, the new parent company will typically change all the signs and graphics at the new location to match their corporate guidelines. Case and points, Vencore. When Vencore acquired a local company in the Bay Area, we were contracted to replace and install new signs and graphics at the location. The scope of work ranged from …

Refacing A Monument Sign – Creative Design Engineering

We’ve talked about this in the past. When a new company moves into an existing building, they will need their name and logo on the building or the directory monument. In some cases the existing monument may be too old and will need a lot of work to update. In these cases there are several options available. One is to …

Cardinal Health – Updated Monument and Site Signs

Here is another example of a merger that required a change in the site signs and graphics. With the acquisition of Access Closure by Cardinal Health, the signs at the Santa Clara location had to be updated to match the new logo. Working with Cardinal Health’s representative sign company, we changed all the site signs, refurbished the main monument sign …

City of East Palo Alto – New Welcome Sign

You’ve seen these when entering most cities in the U.S.; ‘Welcome To the City of XYZ’.  We had designed and built the previous welcome signs for the City of East Palo Alto about 10 years ago. This time they wanted a different solution. One that was lower cost but still very attractive and high-end. We have many options available to …

Law Offices – A New Monument Sign

Certain businesses are a shoo-in for more traditional looking signs.  Take law firms. For most of them, a non-illuminated sign with classical lettering would be ideal to attract new clients. We had been working with Finwall Law for a while. They finally pulled the trigger and asked us for the design, fabrication, and installation of a new sign for their …

Peninsula Volunteers Monument Signs – A Fresh New Look.

The old adage ‘out with the old, in with the new’ is not always a cost-effective approach when it comes to monument signs.  Take the monument signs for Peninsula Volunteers. The monuments has good quality aluminum lettering on them. They just blended too much into the background of an old monument with a light color. So they approached Signs Unlimited …

Refurbish Your Monument & Save A Lot!

As we’ve said before, monument signs may seem intimidating to some businesses because of their perceived costs and over all investment.  But if you were to simply modify or refurbish an existing monument which many commercial properties already have, then you could save a lot. Take this example. Sign Unlimited used the existing frame on this monument and designed and …

Directory Monument Signs – Put a New Face on It!

Monument signs are sometimes intimidating to new businesses. They are more substantial and cost more than other types of sign in some cases. But many new business parks or strip malls around the Bay Area already have built-in directory structures as part of the initial construction. So a new business simply needs to add their name and logo to their …