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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

New Parking Signs – The Pruneyard

As we know most structures, properties, and yes even signs need to be refreshed once in a while.  This includes parking signs. Beside normal wear a tear, contents of parking or property signs may change. Perhaps new parking hours or new logos and color schemes. Here is a job we recently completed for The Pruneyard. Complete replacement of their existing …

New Building Logo Sign – OMRON/STI

Here we go again with another corporate name change. As you know, mergers and acquisitions are very common in the Bay Area and particularly in Silicon Valley. And of course they require name changes hence new signs and graphics. This is where Signs Unlimited comes in. Omron/STI was one of the recent exterior building signs we completed. This scope of …

Address Signs

As we’ve mentioned before, we like working with property management companies. Part of the reason is the predictability of and familiarity with the signage they need.  We’ve produced thousands of signs ranging from detailed property maps, monuments, pool rules, to simple ‘No Parking’ signs. Some properties have very high-end signage needs that require customs work. Signs Unlimited can easily tackle …

Dedication Sign

There are many different solutions for dedicating a building, a park, or a conference room for that matter to a person. We can produce many types of dimensional lettering and high-end plaques to achieve any such special occasion. Case and point; Raytheon’s dedication of an internal museum. Sign Unlimited as the chosen partner was involved with design, fabrication, and installation …

Mall Signs – American Apparel

Doing any type of construction work inside of a major mall requires several steps and documentation.  So it is not for all contractors. We work with many national chains that have stores at various malls around the Bay Area. Besides being properly licensed and bonded as a contractor, you must also have substantial insurance coverage to be allowed in to …

Employee Benefits Services – New Lobby Sign

One of the advantages of working with the same sign company for a long time is that all the special requirements, processes, colors, and material are well-known and documented. There is no need to start over by new trial and error methods to match existing signs or graphics. But we’ve also taken over projects and produced the clients’ desired signs …

All New Corporate Logo Signs – On Business Property Monuments

We really like working with property management companies. We get the opportunity to work with many of their tenant companies and create unique signs based on their corporate logos and style guides. Recently we completed a project that involved several new company logos for the property’s campus monuments. A wide range of designs and colors. The signs had to meet …

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 …