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
And here is the vehicle damage from the car hitting the side:
Chester Hills Neighborhood Entrance Sign Vehicle Damage
And here is the initial sign design (replacing their original design):
Chester Hills Landscape Concept
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
The pipes were inserted (we include 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
Concrete was mixed in a 5 gallon bucket and poured in both holes:
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
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
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 Monument Before Landscaping
Chester Hills Community Entrance Sign Landscaped
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