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What results are achieved by every successful sign? To identify, to communicate, and to create the image you desire. It is hard to accomplish all three in a single sign.
Good signs incorporate design and marketing decisions creating the message, look, colors, sign types, sizes, quantities, etc. to create the required impact. They draw attention to themselves.
Quoting U. S. Small Business Administration research, 89% of businesses that fail do so because of improper signs!
Stated differently, good signs give a business an almost 90% probability of success.
Will ANY business decision you make affect you more? If you stop and think about it, you can’t even risk buying an “average” sign; you need “exceptional” signs.
The trouble with improper or average custom signs is that you will never know how many potential customers they’ve driven away, or not attracted, by simply looking inappropriate. Your success or failure may be determined the day your sign is installed!
Fortunately, we are not a sign company, sign broker, or sign store. We are a custom sign manufacturer. We engineer exceptional signs for our customers.
Whether they are illuminated channel letters, neon signs, lighted sign cabinets, LED message centers, pole signs, pylon signs, or Monument signs that light, outdoor custom electric signs in front of your business are the least costly means of advertising available to you over time.
It is the most targeted advertising you can do according to the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which also states that 85% of a businesses sales usually come from within a 5 mile radius. Your sign constantly advertises your business to a potential customer who frequents the area where your business is located.
If a sign costs you money it is not doing its job. It should effectively advertise your company and earn you money.
As examples, how important would a free-standing pylon sign be to your business? McDonald's says that simply changing a Monument sign in front of one of their stores to a pylon sign increases their store's business 15%. A Whataburger that was unhappy with their new store's volume removed their brand-new pylon sign and installed one 40% larger and taller. The store's volume increased 23% the day after installation, and sales have exceeded the previous months for more than 5 years now.
The SBA says that an LED Message Center increases store volume 15 - 150%.
Purchasing the right signs for the job helps a business survive by bringing higher sales volume.
The importance of signs in helping a business to survive was recently underscored when the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), with their NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs training program, which is available in 40 states, added an entire week to their program to present more deeply "…the importance of signs and their impact on a business…"
We can help, so long as your landlord and the City of Fort Worth allow you to install signs that will help your business. Unfortunately this isn't always true. Choose your location(s) wisely (and receive your landlord's approval of your signs package BEFORE you sign your lease.)
Remember the axiom "Location, Location, Location!" The supreme importance of "location" is the numbers of potential customers that will see your signs...and be able to read and understand them. Very important design and marketing considerations.
Your Cities Sign Ordinances can be easily accessed by visiting our "Permits & Approvals" page, after accessing our "Installation & Service" page, if you wish to learn about your ordinances without our help. However we have worked with your city for so long we know them by heart.
The Texas Department of Transportation has probably counted traffic in front of your new location. Go to www.dfwinfo.com/trans/data/tcins to see how many vehicles will see your signs every day! Other regions have similar information available.
Surprisingly 30% of traffic on almost all business streets occurs when it is dark; people see your sign only if it is lighted when it is dark out, including on dark days when everyone else's sign is lighted.
With 18.6% of the entire US population moving each year, your sign will be constantly seen by MANY potentially new customers.
The Signs Manufacturing On-Location Sales Team's Personalized Service
Let us meet with you in your office, or at your new signs location, or home, or anywhere.
You will probably have a firm quotation for what you want during our meeting; certainly no more than a day later.
There are 19 questions you must have answers to before investing in signs. Questions not about the signs themselves, but about how the signs will be perceived, and how long they will take to pay for themselves. Our sales team will bring you a COMPLIMENTARY PROFESSIONAL MARKET SURVEY of your new signage locations. Click on the "Sign Market Research" tab above for details.
Visit Our Unique Sign Lighting Laboratory and LED Video Display Showroom
Unique in the entire custom sign industry, Signs Manufacturing™ built an 85’ by 50’ (over 4,000 sq ft) indoor sign lighting laboratory for testing the longevity, visibility, and effectiveness of all the lighted signs we manufacture.
The Laboratory is open to the public, for FREE, adding an LED Video Display Showroom because we realized how important one would be to consumers.
If you are considering purchasing an LED Video Display or Digital LED Message Center sign this exclusive opportunity will be particularly important. You must determine what type of sign will be successful, considering how you will use it.
are always available for you to compare.
We invite you to also observe all other types of signage, viewing them up close as well as from a distance, under varying light conditions (and stay out of the weather while doing so!)
Will your Sodium Vapor or Metal Halide parking lot lights affect the colors of your sign at night? How visible will your pylon sign’s border neon be during the day? Should you consider PinLights™, LetterLites™, SpectraLites™, or Trembler™ signs? Brighter Signs™ neon or SolarBrite™ LED lighting for channel letter signs? Fluorescent or HID lighting for your monument sign? Do Daylight or Cool White fluorescents make your sign’s colors look best? What are the differences between a flex-faced, a Lexan™, and an acrylic-faced sign cabinet?
How will shadows affect my sign's readability during the day? Should the wall behind my sign be light or dark colored? Would a different type of sign look better on my brick wall? Should I consider a routed sign face with push-through letters?
Don't buy a sign from a drawing when you can actually see and compare real signs.
No one else can offer you this unique opportunity. Be sure to take advantage.
Your business will be better because you do.
If you don't visit it could cost you thousands in sales every year.
Your business will be better because you do. Can you afford not to?
"I almost made a huge mistake by not listening to you and visiting your showroom prior to buying my sign. I thought I knew what I wanted, after listening to so many salespeople...boy, was I wrong. My vision of the sign did not jibe with what it would really turn out to be, even after viewing so many drawings. It was obvious the moment I entered the showroom. If I had stuck to my guns my sign would have been a disaster. I would have wasted a lot of money."
Cecil Drake, Drake Communications
Sometimes it really pays to shop.
As an additional enticement to coax you into our showroom, and also smooth our manufacturing flow, we periodically have limited Specials only available "in-store;" even unannounced to our sales team.
They are based on opportunities in our production scheduling. If we tell our salespeople in advance they collectively sell too many, causing other problems!
Specials are always for a specific type of custom-built sign with a large variety of available options, but a very limited quantity, and first-come-first-served.
Free Factory Tour
Come and see the array of equipment and tools, and the facility dedicated to making good signs.
Contact a sales consultant to arrange a plant tour.
The Special Features and Benefits of Doing Business with Signs Manufacturing
Features and Benefits Common to All Our Signs
Features and Benefits Specific to Channel Letters
Features and Benefits Specific to Cabinet Signs
LED Message Signs and Video Displays
We are not a small sign company.
In addition to your personal salesperson, your sign project will be managed by:
We try to identify and solve problems before they affect your sign’s delivery. Problems occasionally arise, particularly with Permitting, but our goal is a trouble-free experience for our customers. We obviously have a staff prepared to handle problems.
Smaller sign companies have limited resources to dedicate to problem-solving.
The Benefits of Buying All Signs Factory-Direct
You need answers to these questions before you buy (anything from anyone.) Don’t be a naďve consumer.
Is the sign installer working for you, or the factory, or only the sign seller (broker?) Who is legally responsible? Who has the financial ability to remedy accidents and omissions? Single-source responsibility is best. Product liability insurance is good, too.
The Additional Benefits of Buying Our Sunburst LED Displays™ Factory-Direct
* A poorly installed EMC can void a factory warranty, leaving YOU to haggle responsibility with the installer and sign seller (broker.) For instance, without a separate grounding electrode being installed during the installation of most LED signs the manufacturer’s warranty is void. Will you know if your installer doesn’t install a grounding electrode? Problems will probably begin to occur months later.
Using Our Website to Learn About Custom Signs and Create a Successful Image
Your sign forms that very important "first impression" your potential customer has of your business. Your sign must always look nearly as good as it looked the day it was installed so that you don't give potential customers a worsening impression of your business as your sign ages.
An example of our dedication to helping our customers succeed is this website. It IS the definitive source on signage information, ranked by Alexa® in the top 0.05% of ALL websites in the world, the top 0.01% in the USA! Not bad for a sign company serving North Texas. (We placed the website online in 1999, and have been improving it ever since.)
Click our "Sign Types" tab to the left, then pick any of our products and discover how we make each sign to last; including the use of CNC manufacturing, rust-proof metal, structural-steel frames, high-end automotive paint, high-impact plastics, and most importantly, sophisticated protective coatings. All our signs include these many hidden features, critically important to you but often ignored by competitors so they can make more money. We even add self-cleaning properties.
Fort Worth Signs Mfg makes more than lighted and unlighted business signs. We manufacture, install and service church signs, school signs, apartment signs, park signs, governmental signs, architectural signs, etc. Interior signs as well as exterior signs.
Unless we are doing other work for a customer we do not make banners or do vinyl lettering, even though we have the equipment to do so. Our skills are better utilized in other areas.
We manufacture road signs and building signs including channel letter signs (internally lighted with neon or SolarBrite™ LEDs, or externally lighted with first-surface LetterLites™ LEDs), neon signs, wall sign cabinets, pole signs, pylon signs, Monument signs, message centers, PinLights™ LED signs, architectural signs, plastic lettering, metal lettering, trim-cap lettering, plaques and more! Please "click" our "Sign Types" tab on the top left of this page to learn about our products by category.
"Click" our "Sign Types" tab and Channel Letters, Wall Cabinet Signs, Pole or Pylon Signs, or Monument Signs also to learn about our "EZ Install Signs™" that are manufactured so that you can install them yourself.
If you are considering a LED electronic message center, consider our Sunburst Displays™ units, and our "inexpensive/cheap displays" for those on a tight budget. "Click" our "Sign Types" tab on the top left of this page and "Message Centers" to access this information.
We champion brighter, energy-saving EnergyStar Signs™ solutions that save our customers money while protecting our environment. No matter what type of signs you are considering, please explore our "Lighting Choices" tab for that product, with its own "Energy Savings" tabs. In fact many of our unique sign designs can even be Solar Powered!
We have years of experience. We can help you with your Design Center for free. We even furnish a "Grand Opening Package" featuring a free parking lot "Coming Soon" free-standing portable sign to attract attention while your sign is being constructed.
We will give your company an edge and help make you money.
We are the "greenest" sign company in Texas. Click the "About Us" page to learn about our environmental efforts.
Please use and enjoy this 387 page website with over 2000 images, the largest information resource about signs on the internet, created so you can learn about all types of signs and how you can control their affect on your image.
We believe that if you're a knowledgeable purchaser there's a real good chance you'll become our customer.
Sign Cost Information
We sell our signs FACTORY-DIRECT, WHOLESALE to the public.
Each Sign Type, above and on the "Sign Types" page, has a "Cost" tab under its "Pricing" tab that lists general budget pricing for that type of sign and explains our 5 different payment options.
But please contact us to develop an exact plan to meet your particular needs - for free!
Our professional staff will usually have exact quotations, and exact scale drawings of your signs installed on your building or property ready for you the same day we meet with you. (Much faster than the 2 1/2 week average in our industry.) Contact us NOW...Please!
If you are planning for the future, please bookmark our website as a "Favorite" so you can find us when you are ready.
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Take a look at our photos page to see a partial list of customers and photos of many of our signs..
"After being ripped-off by one sign company, who took my several-thousand-dollar deposit but never delivered my sign, I was nervous. I'm sure glad I met you guys!"
Paul Lewis, Jubilee Mortgage
Fort Worth Signs Mfg is insured, registered, licensed and bonded per all City and State regulations, and even carries product liability insurance to protect our customers, and their customers, which is very rare among sign companies.
We even offer our customers free coverage on a $2,000,000 insurance policy providing Deposit Insurance if we were to default.
Visit our "Cost" tab on the "Sign Types" page for details on all of the above.
We've got you covered!
"...I had to hound Vital ***** (a sign broker) for weeks and weeks, then I had to call ******** (the manufacturer) to finally get a hold of Vital *****. I thought Vital ***** was taking my deposit money and running. When he asked for the second deposit I was kind of hesitant based on my experience with him. I did some research on Vital ***** and there were judgments in Dallas County, civil judgments for Vital ***** taking money and not putting up a sign! But the manufacturer said I had to deal with him, and he already had a great deal of my money.
The installation company he subcontracted with, City *****, finally did show up and after giving them another $30,000 the sign was installed but City ***** didn't pay Vital *****, I guess, his "fair cut" of it.
Vital ***** was initially mad at City ***** and then he was mad at me, so he came and took the controller out of the sign so now it doesn't even work! I tried to go back to ******** (the manufacturer), and gave them all of the documentation and they said it's between me and Vital *****, they won't do anything about it. I'm never dealing any way but directly with a manufacturer again!"
Mr. Sinkler, Freedom Wash
Why Buy Factory-Direct, from a State-Licensed Company?
TURN-KEY Design, Manufacturing, Installation, and Service
Why not buy from a Sign Dealer (also called a Sign Broker or a Sign Store?)
Would you give a car dealer $10,000 and tell him to buy you the best car he can for the money, sight unseen (or from a drawing?) Don't you think you would get the car that made him the most?
Do you think you could meet your needs asking for the cheapest car he can buy?
Why would a sign dealer (sign broker or sign store) be any different? Remember, they are merely buying a sign from a manufacturer to resell to you, usually to resemble a drawing, making the most money they can.
You need to know ALL of the details on how your sign will be manufactured, and how it will be installed. It needs to meet YOUR needs, not the seller's profit goals. What is he telling the manufacturer you don't need?
Believing "...a sign is a sign" gets you a Yugo instead of a Cadillac. Remember the Yugo? They didn't last very long, either.
Also, most sign dealers, sign brokers and sign stores cannot legally install or service an electric sign. Ask to see their license.
Ask to see a manufacturer's license also. A few are not licensed to do electrical work, either, they also have to hire other companies to install the signs they make.
Now, who provides the warranty? The manufacturer, the installer, the salesman, anyone? If the sign was installed illegally do you think they'll honor their warranty? Did they REALLY obtain your City sign permit? Is the sign even safe?
As a large, both UL and ETL listed manufacturer, our name is on all our signs. Just like you, we can't afford to have a bad sign destroy our business. We have to care, particularly with our LIFETIME* warranty.
If you wonder if a sign-seller can legally install and service electrical signs through-out Texas go to http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/LicenseSearch, enter "Electricians" in the "Inquire by License Type" box and the name of the sign business or person in the "Inquire by Name" box. If they are not licensed they can not.
So someone can sell you signs and not be licensed to install or service them. You may have to have this done. But unless the electrical signs you buy are "listed" (U.L. usually) they won't be allowed to be installed in Texas, a State of Texas Consumer Protection Safety Law designed to insure that signs are safe to use, with a few local city ordinance exceptions. It is not illegal to sell them to you, however. Buy carefully.
"I had a ****-a-**** (sign company) right across the street … that store's out of business now … I found out they hired some other company to build and install our sign and they did a really #@%&&$ job, the thing has never lit right. ****-a-**** Corporate won't do anything, they say the closed store was an independent franchise, and the sign builder/installer won't fix it, they say we weren't their customer. I need you to come out, tell me what it will cost to get the thing working properly and get it fixed."
Chris Jennings, Jimmy Johns
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Guaranteed Highest Quality ... Guaranteed Lowest Price™
As detailed on the pages that follow, everything will be done to make your sign look better, and last longer...Guaranteed.
Fort Worth Signs Mfg also guarantees that our price will be the lowest price you can obtain on the products described in this website; now or anytime during the next 90 days.
If you are offered a lower price by someone else we will match that lower price PLUS give you 10% of the difference.
State Licensed Sign Installation and Sign Service
We are a full-service sign company. We provide sign site surveys, sign permits, sign installation and sign maintenance services for electrical and non-electrical signs. We provide this work in Dallas, Fort Worth (DFW), and ALL of North Texas and Northeast Texas.
Our main Sign Permit Technician is trained by the International Code Council (ICC), the group that trains all city employees in the area, and is in fact an ex city Sign Permit Technician.
Our technicians are State and QualityCertifiedSigns™ certified.
State Sign and Electrical License Numbers: TECL17503, TSCL18015, TSCL18016.
Click the "Installation & Service" tab for details.
We serve and have installed signs in the Texas cities of Addison, Aledo, Allen, Alvarado, Anna, Argyle, Arlington, Athens, Aubrey, Avalon, Azle, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Bonham, Briar, Bridgeport, Buckingham, Burleson, Caddo Mills, Canton, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Celina, Cleburne, Cockrell Hill, Colleyville, The Colony, Combine, Coppell, Corsicana, Crandall, Crowley, Dallas, Dalworthington Gardens, Decatur, Denison, Denton, Desoto, D/FW Airport, Dido, Duncanville, Eagle Mountain Lake, Edgecliff, Ennis, Euless, Everman, Farmers Branch, Farmersville, Ferris, Flower Mound, Forest Hill, Forney, Fort Worth, Frisco, Gainesville, Garland, Glenn Heights, Granbury, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Greenville, Gun Barrel City, Haltom City, Haslet, Highland Park, Hillsboro, Hudson Oaks, Hurst, Hutchins, Irving, Italy, Itasca, Jacksboro, Joshua, Justin, Kaufman, Keene, Keller, Kennedale, Kleberg, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Lancaster, Las Colinas, Lawson, Lewisville, Little Elm, Longview, Mansfield, Marshall, Maypearl, McKinney, Melissa, Mesquite, Midlothian, Milford, Mineral Wells, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Murphy, Nevada, Newark, North Richland Hills, Ovilla, Palmer, Pantego, Paris, Parker County, Pelican Bay, Pittsburg, Plano, Ponder, Princeton, Prosper, Quinlan, Quitman, Red Oak, Rendon, Richardson, Richland Hills, Rice, River Oaks, Roanoke, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Sachse, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Sanger, Seagoville, Sherman, Silver Creek, Southlake, Springtown, Stephenville, Sulphur Springs, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Texarkana, Trophy Club, Tyler, University Park, Van Alstyne, Valley View, Watauga, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Wedgewood, Westlake, Weston, Westover Hills, Wheatland, White Settlement, Whitney, Wichita Falls, Willow Park, Wills Point, Wilmer, and Wylie.
Full Service Sign Company (Permit, Manufacture, Install, Service)
Please visit our four-building production “campus” consisting of two sets of joined buildings. (Satellite photo courtesy of Google Earth.)
Learn in our Sign Showroom. Your business will be better if you do.
If you are seriously considering buying from someone else we suggest that you also visit their location to observe if they can actually do what they are offering you; or at least “Google” their address. A lot of competitors, some with very slick websites, who present themselves as full-service sign companies, actually only buy and resell signs, working out of a house, office building, small warehouse, or storefront! Some even hire others to do all actual work.
Fort Worth Signs Mfg's Four-building Manufacturing Campus (Two sets of joined buildings) prior to our 7,500 sq. ft. expansion in 2004 (Photo courtesy of Bing.)
Weekend photo showing Fort Worth Signs Mfg's 2004 Building Expansion, taken during our 2009 re-roofing project (Courtesy of Google Earth.)
The "Metroplex" Success Story
The Dallas/Fort Worth "Metroplex" continues as the fastest growing large city area in the United States, year-after-year. It is the fourth fastest growing such area in the world. As fast as in China or India!
North Texas is expected to gain over 4,000,000 new residents in just the next 4 years! The business economy HERE remains healthy! Well over 100 new businesses are started in just the D/FW Metroplex every week.
Don't let the "doom-n-gloomers" talk you out of being successful. This is the best time ever to start a new business in North Texas and Northeast Texas.
Signs Manufacturing Corporation, Signs Manufacturing and Maintenance Corporation, and Sunburst LED Displays, LP help support the Community Food Bank of Fort Worth, and other worthwhile endeavors.
Just for Fun
Go to our "Not-so-Good Signs" tab on our "Design Center" page to witness Fort Worth Signs Mfg's "The Not-so-Good Signs, the Bad, Ugly, Stupid & Dumb Signs" Awards Contest! You can also view the world's most expensive (to purchase and to feed) animated message center.
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