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NATIONAL SIGN & SERVICE COMPANY REVIEW LIST

For Sign Company's Who Work As Subcontractors

Before You Work For A National Sign & Service Company You Need To Look At The Reviews Of These Companies Before You Work For Them. Learn When To Expect Payment From Them and What It's Like To Work For Them, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly. Learn and Share Your Experiences Yourself For Others

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By Rocco
We just got a request to fill out a new vendor form from these folks.  Does anyone have any experience with them?  Their website says "Enterprise Signs will now work side by side with the teams at Ferrandino & Son ".   Ferrandino is some sort of nation facility maint. company.   I'm hesitant because their site (Enterprise) says that they pay either 9 days (3% discount) or 45 days from when the invoice is APPROVED and specifically states that it's not from the date of the invoice.     How lon
By Salsa Signman
Contact We were contacted today by SignsPlus in Arizona for quotes on several installs in multiple location of direct mount channel letters and pylon sign face installations. Plus the surveys and permit acquisitions. Have any of you worked on a project with this group. If so would you please share your experience working with them.  Thank you! Contact info for SignsPlus https://www.arizonasignsplus.com/ Prescott Ph: 928-772-4070 Phoenix Ph: 623-780-1544  
By Vikki2021
We have received a lien affidavit the company wants us to sign claiming we have been paid the said amount due for the jobs we completed.  As we have not received any payment, I contacted the company to ask if a payment would be coming before I signed the document, which they want sent back to them within a few days.  I was told no, the payments terms as stated in the contract would be when they would pay by.     Has anyone else had this situation?  I don't want to sign something legal
By Erik Sine
I'm going to close and lock Reviews for the  following companies in our National Sign & Service Review Forum   Icon MC Sign Company StarLite Keiffer   We'll start new ones since these companies merged, we'll also leave links to visit the past and links to visit the new in the old reviews so nothing is missed   Icon | MC Keiffer | StarLite
By Erik Sine
Read this topic on a Social Media Platform.  We've discussed this in the past but it's been some time.   It reminded me about a fellow vendor who visits some large sign companies all around the US and how he had to fill out NDA's before he even stepped foot inside the front door or warehouse.    It's also a another big reason why most of the topics, comments here on the SS are mostly made/done by Business Owners and less by Employees.  Admittedly sometimes I even get calls o
By Kev25A19
Been awhile...
By Matt-SDS
SDS Automation is a dynamic, international sales and manufacturing company with US offices located in Boulder, CO and Irvine, CA. SDS Automation provides equipment sales, parts, service and technical support to our electric sign and steel rule diemaking customers throughout North America. We are seeking to fill a remote position (or based out of our CA or CO locations) for a qualified and experienced field service technician to perform machine installations and provide on-site service repai
By Louis Cortina
Would anyone happen to have old structural drawings on the old Shell Gas Station tri-leg hi-rise sign structure.  looking to retrofit one.   Please contact me Louis Cortina  louisc@mbicompanies.com
By Rocco
Hi all,   A customer wants to add a vacancy / no vacancy sign to his pole sign.  I quoted him on neon.  When he got up off the floor (four units, two transformers, enclosure, etc.) he asked about something LED.   I've done a bit of searching online but keep finding either indoor items, single sided units or things that look to be a POS.   Does anyone have a good source for this sort of thing?     Thanks!   Rocco
By Erik Sine
I want to give a big Welcome to The Sign Syndicate's newest Board Vendor, and that is Elrod Engineering         Elrod Engineering offers a pretty wide variety of services from Sign Engineering for those special wall sign projects, monument signs, pylons signs, and even those stressful highrise signs.  Wind calcs, attachment details, all those fine details city developments need and want to have, most importantly making sure you're building and attaching a safe proj
By bnicely
Does anyone have any experience with Capital Signs & Awnings?  We are having trouble getting a response to a relatively small invoice.   Capital Signs & Awnings, LLC 902 NW Main St Bunkie, La 71322 Office: 318-346-9898 Fax: 318-346-9494 Toll Free: 855-346-9898
By Erik Sine
I want to give a big warm welcome to Sign Tracker, our newest Sign Syndicate Board Vendor.   Joe Arenella @Sign Guy Joe has been a member here on the SS for some time.  He's a good guy and I've even run into him on occasion on the floor at ISA   Sign Tracker is a Sign Shop Management Software that can help you get organized with customers, estimates, contracts, scheduling, complete with many interactive features.  Probably something I myself need to look into instead of using

Electric Sign Components


BrightON

 

 

The Sign Syndicate BrightON II LED Module


Maybe I should have titled it "That BrightON Halo Illumination"

Thought I would share a project where our new High-End 24 volt, .8watt BrightON II LED Modules were used.

As I've discussed before in the past.  There is a difference and a gap between "Usable Light" and "Competitive Light".  The BrightON II is the most efficient (Light per power) LED Module in it's class, and it is the definition of Competitive Light.

As explained here and suggested for spacing, it was chosen to use the 3" module spacer, and obviously  you'll see as you scroll down the spacing could have even been much farther apart.

National Sign & Service Company Review Forum


The National Sign & Service Company Review Forum is a list of companies chosen or requested by members who produce signs or provide services such as installation or maintenance on a national level .  

These Companies seek services of local Sign Shops who work as "Sub-Contractors" in regional areas to finish & projects for "Their" clients.

This is a  Discussion Forum by Members who  have first hand working experience by all listed companies in regards to Payments, Management, & Relationships

This Forum is for Upgraded Members such as Board Patrons, Board Vendors, & National Board Patrons.  These Upgraded Memberships can be purchased from Subscriptions using the button below

Popular National Sign & Service Review Forum Topics



FAIREMONT SIGN COMPANY

 

"......Anyway, Fairmont contacted me just prior to the time I realized Regency was going to give me the runaround. So at the time, I didn't think to check for feedback here (lesson learned obviously). They asked me to remove a Goodyear sign. Did that, then the Regency crap started, then I saw their feedback. That's about when they asked me to remove signs at a Kwik Car location. I told them I would do it but if they don't pay...."


BROADWAY NATIONAL

 

"....Hey guys so I heard from the long lost Broadway peeps today!  Just a warning to all in my area, they are looking for someone to install a "BIG PROJECT' but was never real specific about what exactly it was.  The  first thing I asked was payment terms and do they give a deposit, she said " Net 60 and only a deposit if we were manufacturing".  I knew they were on my Shady list, and verified it with others here...."


ICON IDENTITY SOLUTIONS, INC

 

"....I hear ya!  We've been at this for 40 years and yet I still find myself giving these nationals the benefit of the doubt, only to have it bite my in the arse.  And another problem I am encountering lately is the last minute installs.  Being given ONE day to install a complete site (pylons, readers, building letters, DT, etc.  WTH?  And then 90 days later STILL waiting on payment.  Not any more....."


COAST SIGN INC

"....Has anyone had fairly recent dealings with them?  We are working with a JCPenny at a local mall for them.  First trip we go out there and "parts are onsite"... this was a joke as the Neon wasn't even made for that letter and the transformer was not correct.  We have given a quote for...."

Latest National Sign & Service Company Review Forum Posts


Cranes, Buckets, & Trucks


General Sign Truck Discussion

A Forum Filled with topics such as Member Truck Modifications, adding Ladder Racks, Welders, Jibs.  General Maintenance for Controllers, Cables, Tubing & Lubing, Outriggers, Engines. 

Make & Model Reviews,  what to look for, what to stay away from.

Certification News & Regulations.

Reviews of Sellers

Updated Cranes, Buckets, & Trucks Topics


24V - Sign Cabinet LED Modules


Double Sided Cabinet Light Spacing For LEDs

Most Light Source Suppliers and Manufacturers won't show you examples let alone "numbers" of light readings on Sign Cabinet or Sign Projects from light source components they push like these I'm posting here, but....This is The Sign Syndicate!

"Seeing is believing" as they say.

So, one of the components I've been big on because of feedback and demand is a strong enough LED module that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, isn't proprietary where you need to buy their special clips, brackets, etc, and actually put out enough light without exaggerated "Usable Light" under too far spread spacing that's supposed to save you money that won't compete with other existing signs in the area of your project. 

Biggest complaint from sign shops about cabinet LEDs....."I don't want to use a whole bunch of power supplies!"

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Employment Job Listing Forum


  • By Matt-SDS
    SDS Automation is a dynamic, international sales and manufacturing company with US offices located in Boulder, CO and Irvine, CA. SDS Automation provides equipment sales, parts, service and technical support to our electric sign and steel rule diemaking customers throughout North America. We are seeking to fill a remote position (or based out of our CA or CO locations) for a qualified and experienced field service technician to perform machine installations and provide on-site service repai
  • By lights12
    SIGN FABRICATOR (Los Alamitos, CA) Immediate Opening For an Experienced Sign Fabricator - Fabricate all types of interior and exterior signage, both illuminated and non-illuminated. Pylon and monument signs, channel letters, wayfinding signage, and cabinet signs Responsibilities: - Read and fabricate various types of signage from engineered and or shop drawings - Ability to weld steel and aluminum
  • By lights12
    SIGN SERVICE TECHNICIAN/SIGN INSTALLER (Los Alamitos, CA) JOB DESCRIPTION: Troubleshoot and repair various types of signs, exterior and interior - Sign types include: Channel letters (Neon/LED) pylons/monument signs, digital displays, etc. - Load signage, manage truck inventory, perform surveys - Removal and Installation: Complete installation of all types of signage using a variety of equipment (Crane, lifts, ladders, etc.) - Must be able to lift (50lbs), climb
  • By BKBri
    Custom electric sign company on business for over 25  years seeking a shop foreman to join our team who knows how to build custom electrical signs. experience with LED, neon , steel aluminum, capable of welding and sheet metal fabrication Experience is a must. please apply by email  to: info@bksigns.com
  • By NWWsigns
    Northwest Sign & Design has an immediate opening for a journeyman level sign installer. Northwest Sign & Design places a high value on a positive culture of teamwork and care for employees and clients. We work hard to develop a culture of respect for all employees with a servant leadership style – the right candidate must fit well into this culture to be successful. We want our employees to go home to their families proud of what they do every day and excited to come back to work ev
  • By Bryan Vaughn
    Creative Sign Designs a leading custom architectural sign manufacturer is now hiring for experienced sign fabricators. Candidates must be self-motivated, hard-working, and quick learners with a minimum 3 years’ experience.   Responsibilities/Requirements may include, but are not limited to: ·        3 yr. experience minimum-fabricating pylons, monuments, channel letters, and custom metal work in large custom formats ·        Aluminum and Steel welding experience required ·   
  • By Paul Norton
    Install and service signs in Northern California. Apprentice to Journeyman level. $17 to $30 to start depending upon experience and qualifications. California Commercial Drivers License A or B. Prefer Livermore area resident. Send resume to pnorton@instantneon.com.
  • By signshoplo
    Sign Installer Electrician Required: Journeyman Electrician Sign License Job Summary This position performs Completing installation of all types of signage, both illuminated and non-illuminated, using a variety of equipment including bucket trucks, ladders, and lifts. Essential Functions: Troubleshooting, repairing and installing electric and non-electric signs both exterior & interior. Drive bucket truck or crane to customer locations and operate an a
  • By kerrywms
    Long Beach Sign Co. looking for experienced sign workers to hire immediately! Departments: Metal, Assembly, Vinyl/Plastic, Crating/Shipping, Stockroom, Cad Workers, Install, Service and Designers/Production Artists. Fabrication & Welding experience and SIGN industry experience a plus.   $15 - $25 wage scale; dependent on department and experience   Email – hr@superiorsigns.com www.superiorsigns.com
  • By VEXUSALLEN
    Full time job opening at growing Full Service Sign Shop for Graphic Designer, Digital media output specialist.  Must be skilled in Adobe products especially Illustrator, Flexi Sign Pro, Cad. Vetric, EnRoute and clear understanding of how they all fit in the sign industry.  Must be familiar with vinyl cutting, digital printing, output to Router table for Channel letter bending machine, Mimaki and Allen Data graph vinyl plotters , Mimaki and HP digital printers, Accubend devices.  Must have clear
  • By burkeenterprise
    Well established sign company seeking a neon tube bender open to working throughout the sign trade. Our clients are accustomed to an extreme level of service and high quality products delivered in a timely manner by highly professional staff. Requires either tube bending experience or recent tube bending school attendance. General knowledge of the sign trade helpful Good customer relations
  • By kerrywms
    Metal Fabricators Wanted! (Long Beach, CA) Long Beach Sign Co seeking experienced Sign Metal Fabricators. ALUMINUM experience necessary. Minimum 3 years sign industry experience preferred. FT, Benefits. Compensation: $18 - $26/hr.; depending on experience   Fax 562.437.3160 or email – hr@superiorsigns.com

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  • $68.00
    The 24V .8Watt BrightON II
    HIGH BRIGHTNESS CONSTANT CURRENT MODULES
     

     
    PROJECT / INFORMATION THREAD LINK
     
     
     
    For questions, place order by phone, please call us at (858) 880-1400 or email us at orders@thesignsyndicate.com
     
     

     
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    5 Year, 50K Lifetime 6500K 24V LED System High-End High Brightness LED Modules for Channel Letters and Sign Cabinets Constant Current Regulated LED Provides Stability Control Over Time For Longer Life, NOT Constant Voltage .8 Watts Per Module U.L. E481425/ CE Certified FULLY Weatherproof IP67 175˙ High Efficiency Uniformity Optics 80 Modules per bag.  1.6 Module Per Foot Fully Stretched (50 Linear Feet) 123lm  
     
     
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    The 24V 3Watt BrightON SunFire LED
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    PROJECT / INFORMATION THREAD LINK
     
     
     
    For questions, place order by phone, please call us at (858) 880-1400 or email us at orders@thesignsyndicate.com
     
     

     
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    Spacing between modules and rows varies based on depth and sign face type.  Double sided Sign Cabinets 10" to 12" Depth, or Single Sided cabinets 5" to 8"recommend spacing between modules and rows is 10" to 12".  See Double Sided Sign Cabinet article
     
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    15" Wire length between modules
     
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    5 Year, 50K Lifetime 6500K 24V LED System High End High Brightness LED Product Constant Current Regulated LED Provides Stability Control Over Time For Longer Life, NOT Constant Voltage 3 Watts Per Module U.L. E481425 / CE Certified FULLY Weatherproof IP66 170˙ High Uniformity Optics 1 Module Per Foot  (12" OC, 40 Linear Feet)  
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    Use with our France "True Power" Lighting Solutions LED Power Supplies
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    Input Current  (Amps)  1.2/.6
    Input Power  120-277volt
    Output VDC  24volt
    Output Current (Amps)  4A
    Rated Output Power  96W
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    6" Length LED Channel Letter Wall Pass Thru - 10 Pack
     
    Made in America
     
    Versatile feed through insulators that protect insulated LED Sign Wires for Channel Letters, Reverse Channel Letters in wall penetrations (per NEC 300.4), & other Sign bodies or enclosures
     
    • UL 879
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    • Available in 2", 4", 6", & 8"
    • Requires a 9/16" hole
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    Matches up with 3M Poppy Red 3630-143 and Pantone 179 C
     
    PLASCO Trim Cap
     

     
     
    U.L. Recognized & Listed in the UL SAM 151 Feet Per Roll Made In Germany Easier To Fabricate With For Smaller Letters 3/4" Plasco Has The Same Mechanical Clearance as 1" Jewelite Bonds Well To Polycarbonate with Channel Bond (Scroll Below)
     

     
     
     
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    PLASCO Trim Cap
     

     
     
    U.L. Recognized & Listed in the UL SAM 151 Feet Per Roll Made In Germany Easier To Fabricate With For Smaller Letters 3/4" Plasco Has The Same Mechanical Clearance as 1" Jewelite Bonds Well To Polycarbonate with Channel Bond (Scroll Below)
     

     
     
     
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    BOX of 100

     

    Transco To Go, LLC offers a range of popular sized Electrodes used in the neon industry worldwide. The highest quality raw materials were chosen to offer neon manufacturers a quality product coupled with user friendly processing. The manufacturing process is closely monitored throughout and specific Q.C. procedures are incorporated to ensure consistent quality.

     

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