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 …

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 …

Sage Veterinary – New Monument Sign

Sage Veterinary has been renovating and expanding their footprint in the Bay Area. They approached us several months ago for a whole new design for their signage. This of course included  monument and building signs. We got to work and created several design options, one of which they finally approved. The initial phase of the project was recently completed.  This …

Monument Sign Panels – Apartment Complex

Summer is generally a good time to update or replace old signs and graphics. In many cases wholesale replacement of the signs is not necessary. Sometimes a paint job and some new lettering (or graphics) will take care of it. Here is a case where the client wanted new custom cut monument panels to replace the old ones. We produced …

Temporary Monument Covers – Hope Services

Imagine this scenario. Your business has changed names, suite numbers,  or have something else that requires your directory monuments to be updated. A new directory monument takes several weeks to complete especially if a city permit is required. So a great temporary solution would be to cover the existing directories with the new information while the new signs are being …

Omron / STI’s New Monument Sign

Wear and tear is very common in the world of signs and graphics. Especially for the signs that are outdoors and exposed to the elements 24/7. Omron / STI recently approached us with a request for a new monument sign to replace their existing one that had been ravaged by the weather over the years. But there was a twist.  …

Veritas Separates from Symantec – New Signs

Here we are with another change of ownership for a Silicon Valley company. Symantec spun off their Veritas business to an investment group. As we’ve done many times before over the years Signs Unlimited was contracted to replace the signage at the campus from Symantec to Veritas. The initial phase of this transition was completed recently. The scope of work …

Cedar Tree Plaza – New LED Signage

Some of the strip malls in the Bay Area were built over decades ago. So an occasional upgrade is always a good idea for a fresh look and more visibility for the shopping center’s business tenants. Cedar Tree Plaza recently went through a major renovation which obviously included the addition of new signs. The signage scope of work included new …

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 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, …

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 …

Lincoln Glen Manor Nursing – New Signs All Over

Lincoln Glen Skilled Nursing facility had reached a point where they wanted to refresh their old signs and logo for the entire property. This campus wide project involved monument signs, directionals, building signs, and dimensional letter signs. We were awarded the job based on our portfolio, experience, and professionalism. Usually with this size project the design phase takes a fair …

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 …

Curexo Tech’s Robodoc is Now Think Surgical – New Logo and Signs

We have a new addition in our series of corporate mergers and name changes.  Curexo Corp’s  Robodoc is now called Think Surgical. As a long term partner to various companies in the Bay Area, Signs Unlimited was approached to help design both a monument and a lobby sign that best suited the new corporate image. This client had very specific …