Bring Your Community Together

Bring your community together – A Success Story

I can’t help but remember my grandparents repeat statements of “a days hard labor will bring you together” or “many hands make light work.”

Please understand this is not a sales pitch, but more a success story we hope will ring true in many hearts.

Recently, a community reached out to us looking to revamp their main entrance. A vehicle had jumped the curb and damaged one of their existing entrance signs. This was incident they were not prepared for, and did not have funding allocated in the HOA funds. They were on a very strict budget, and wanted well beyond their means.

In most construction industries, materials are roughly 40% the value of the contractors bid. We suggested the community hold a HOA Board Meeting to reach out to all the owners in the neighborhood. The suggestion was made to source and purchase the materials directly, and perform the labor themselves to meet budget.

We gladly assisted in providing an image  of landscape materials along with an overall design, which included new entrance sign monuments.

Here is what they had originally:
Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Before Car Damage

Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Before Car Damage

And here is the vehicle damage from the car hitting the side:
Chester Hills Neighborhood Entrance Sign Vehicle Damage

Chester Hills Neighborhood Entrance Sign Vehicle Damage

And here is the initial sign design (replacing their original design):
Chester Hills Landscape Concept

Chester Hills Landscape Concept

Chester Hills Neighborhood Entrance Sign Production Proof

Chester Hills Neighborhood Entrance Sign Production Proof

Above is the NEW design they decided to take advantage of instead of simply recreating the hit monument, and staying with the old, out-dated design. This way they got an entirely new look for the entrance of their community.

The construction took 4 weeks on our end, which gave ample time for the community to purchase the landscape materials. We emailed a picture of the completed sign for approval so they could see the results before crating and shipping. Once approved, the project was then delivered to the property entrance.

The community sign was installed using post hole diggers and a few bags of concrete from Home Depot. The sign was first positioned in place to make sure it looked right:

Next, the sign was laid on the packing material to keep it from getting dirty:
Chester Hills COmmunity Entrance Sign Laid Down At Installation

Chester Hills COmmunity Entrance Sign Laid Down At Installation

The pipes were inserted (we include pipes):
Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Installation Of Pipes

Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Installation Of Pipes

They monument was then tilted up so the pipes went into the holes. Packing material was stuck under the sign to allow a gap for concrete to be poured:
Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Installed - Foam Blocks

Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Installed – Foam Blocks

Concrete was mixed in a 5 gallon bucket and poured in both holes:
Chester Hills Entrance Sign Monument - Install Concrete Footers

Chester Hills Entrance Sign Monument – Install Concrete Footers

The packing material was removed, and the monument fell right into place, then checked with a level. The excess dirt from the holes was used to make sure the sign was level.
Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Level Installation

Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Level Installation

Once complete, the neighbors gathered on a weekend to place a rock border and plant landscaping. They have called thanking us with great pride in the results. People met neighbors they haven’t met until the project, and have expressed delight in bettering their community – and property values!

Here is the math on the project:

Typical Architect designing sign $750
Our costs – free

Sign production from franchise sign shop $9,600
Our costs (we are the manufacturer) – $7,000

Installation by sign franchise $600
Installation by community – $50 in concrete

Landscaper installing rock & vegetation – $4,800
Landscaping by community – $1,700 in materials

Total costs by others – $15,750
Total costs by community – $8,750
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Savings – $7,000

Bringing a community together – priceless.

Here is the before and after picture of the project completed:
Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Before Vehicle Damage

Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Before Vehicle Damage

Chester Hills Community Entrance Monument Before Landscaping

Chester Hills Community Entrance Monument Before Landscaping

Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Landscaped

Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Landscaped


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Call us toll free at (800) 735-7209 for your Neighborhood Entrance Sign Monument needs!

Our sign products arrive fully assembled, ready to position in place. We offer faux masonry such as brick and stone matching, embossed graphics that are vandal resistant, and other options such as:

We have fine-tuned every aspect of made-to-order custom neighborhood entrance sign monuments. You will be in touch with an experienced sign designer, seasoned in cost-effective solutions. We listen to your needs and deliver!

Our team will walk you through every stage, from design to installation, making the entire process simple and rewarding. We have sign monument examples in every climate imaginable, and are already set up as approved vendors in City Planning & Development Departments nationally, making Permitting a breeze. We are in fact the ONLY sign monument manufacturer that has yet to lose a single monument sign in ANY Gulf Coastal community in the past two decades’ hurricanes!

Our team is a collaboration of artists with decades of experience in the dimensional signage and monument industry. Your project suited to your needs. We will provide you with the most dynamically designed signage solution. We will help you to brand the individuality of your community entrance.

Our focus is to design, produce, and deliver the Best sign products.

Our goal is to make you look your Best, and to save you unnecessary expenses.

We offer personal service, creativity and value.

Custom neighborhood entrance sign monuments provide a sense of distinction and permanence to your community. Our sign monuments are the style most desired and required by municipalities nationwide for an all over better looking community. With over (2) decades of nationwide success, we will make You Look Your Best!

We welcome any challenge in custom church sign monument designs, and can produce anything you can imagine! Please use our online contact form to start your next sign project. We look forward to working with you!

Gold Inlay Sign Letters – New Product!

Gold Inlay Sign Letters make your community look fantastic!

We can use any font (typeface) and/or any logo on our computer router tables and produce individual letters & logos. These pieces are made in a wide variety of materials such as PVC plastic, high density urethane (HDU) Sign Foam and even metal.

This is a new product to the sign industry – gold inlay sign letters:

gold inlay sign letters installed on brick wall

Gold Inlay Sign Letters On Curved Brick Wall

Let’s walk through a community entrance sign structure that is a curved wall in brick. Individual sign letters are the perfect solution for a curved wall as a flat panel will not mount correctly.

gold inlay sign letters on blank brick wall

Community Entrance Curved Brick Wall

Our product arrives with everything included for a one-man installation. Buying direct from us (the manufacturer) and installing yourself will save you half the costs of contracting a local sign franchise.

The first step is to tape the paper template to the wall, step back, and make sure it is in perfect position. The paper template has a black in plotted outline of each character, and indicates where to drill the holes.

sign letters installed before paper template

Paper Template On Curved Brick Wall

Using a 3/16″ masonry bit and a cordless drill, all holes are drilled into the facade as shown:

sign letters holes drilled in paper template

Holes Drilled Into Wall Through Paper Template

The next step is to screw in the stainless threaded rods (known as “pins”) into the back of each element.

stud mount sign letters

Stainless Studs Inserted Into The Back Of Each Character

Now, you simply ‘pop’ each element into place. We take into account repeating letters have the exact same holes in the back, so you are not looking for the correct letter ‘N’ of the two in this project, for example.

Here are all of the letters in position:

sign letters installed after paper template

Sign Letters In Position On Paper Template

Once everything is in place, you remove and dispose the paper template!

gold inlay sign letters on brick wall

Close View – Gold Inlay Letters

We can do any color combination (or just a plain solid color) you like! We can also do metallic gold, metallic silver, etc and in any combination (silver letters with gold accents, gold letters with black accents, etc.).

gold inlay sign letters close up

Gold Inlay On Black Letters

Check out our 34 page sign monument photo collage with hundreds of sign monument and custom sign letter examples!

Our team is a collaboration of artists with decades of experience in the dimensional signage and sign monument industry. Your project will be designed and suited to your needs. Let us brand the individuality of your company or property.

Our focus is to design, produce, and deliver the Best sign products.

Our goal is to make you look your Best, and to save you unnecessary expenses.

We offer personal service, creativity and value.

Our custom gold inlay sign letters provide a sense of distinction. Our sign monuments are the style most desired and required by municipalities nationwide. With over (2) decades of nationwide success, we will make You Look Your Best!