Our Process

1. Collaboration

Estimated Time: One Week

We’ll talk about your signage goals and ask you some questions about: your location, sign options, design requirements, budget, etc.

This is also the perfect opportunity to ask us any questions you may have. There’s no pressure, and if we both feel that we’d be a good fit, we move forward to the next step.

Sign Buying Process - Collaboration
Sign Buying Process - Survey

2. Survey

Estimated Time: Three Days

We’ll schedule an on-site survey at a time that works for you. Our technicians will visit your business location. We’ll take photos and measurements of where your sign will be installed. We’ll also need architecturally scaled site plans of the property (typically provided by the landlord).

3. Design & Approval

Estimated Time: One Week

Once the survey is complete, we’ll send you design mock-ups and estimate options for you to review and choose from. We’ll make adjustments as needed, based on your feedback. Once you’re happy with the design, we can submit it to your landlord for approval as well..

Sign Buying Process - Design
Sign Buying Process - Permitting

4. Permitting

Estimated Time: Three to Five Weeks

Once the design is approved and finalized, we require a down payment of 50% of the total project estimate. When payment is received, we submit your signage permit applications to your city/county planning departments.

How long it takes for approval depends on a number of factors, such as: the type of sign, strictness of your city’s regulations, etc. A typical exterior LED channel letter sign takes around 3-5 weeks for approval.

5. Fabrication

Estimated Time: Two to Three Weeks

The fun part begins! Our fabricators will begin crafting your sign as soon as your permit is issued. Again, the timeframe depends on the type of sign, complexity of your design, any special materials used, special size requirements, etc. But this phase typically takes 2-3 weeks.

Sign Buying Process - Fabrication

6. Installation

Estimated Time: One week

Upon nearing completion of your sign fabrication, we’ll contact you to schedule an installation date at your convenience. Your sign is tested for 24 hours (electrical testing) prior to installation.

Our technicians will safely transport your sign to your business location. The actual installation itself typically takes anywhere between 2-8 hours, depending on the complexity. We’ll confirm you’re pleased with your new sign, and the remaining 50% payment is due upon completion.

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What you can expect when you hire us

View our process including collaboration, design, permitting, installation and more. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

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