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    Brian Stoddard
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    NW Custom Signs
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    Monroe, WA
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  1. I have a project that calls out porcelain panels for the graphics - any good sources out there?
  2. Northwest Sign & Design has an immediate opening for a journeyman level sign installation / service expert. Northwest Sign & Design is a design / build custom sign company specializing in electrical and architectural signage. We are very proud of our work and our team. We believe in using top quality parts with exceptional craftsmanship and serving our clients with integrity. Come work for a company that respects your skills and talents and work in an environment that is healthy both physically and mentally. We work together as a team! Great things are happening, come join the excitement! The right candidate will have excellent customer service and problem-solving skills. Duties to include loading signage onto trucks, managing truck inventory, performing surveys, completing installation of all types of signage using a variety of equipment including buckets trucks, ladders, and lifts. Complete installations efficiently and safely. Requirements: Must be able to complete labor intensive work repeatedly, including lifting 50lbs, climb ladders, dig footings, etc. Read and work to plans. Pass a drug test Must be able to work well under pressure and solve problems. Have general construction knowledge. Have clean driving record with CDL Have a crane certificate 04 Electrical license Compensation depends on experience, we offer fully paid insurance, personal time off, vacation, and retirement plan
  3. Position: Sign Project Manager Job description At Northwest Signs a project manager oversees projects from consultative sales to completion, guiding the client smoothly through the process with clear communication. Project managers are accountable for managing project schedules, budgets, scope of work, vendors, and quality. Duties · Provide oversight of projects from start to finish (including scope, budget, vendors, monthly billing, design, fabrication, and installation) · Create and manage project plans and all related project documentation, including work orders and installation guidelines. · Directly manage the creation of sign drawings, working with the design team on behalf of the client. · Keep detailed, organized documentation for projects at all times allowing documentation to be accessible to members of the management team for review and complete as built documentation. · Deliver responsive customer service that builds confidence and quality service · Review and complete contracts with clients. · Maintain contact with client throughout process to provide updates. · Work with sales, estimating, fabrication, installation, and design teams in order to complete projects on time, to quality specifications, and within budget. Skills & Qualifications · Minimum 5 years’ project management experience preferred · Have knowledge and confidence to share while being willing to learn. · Strong customer relation skills with the ability to resolve conflicts and carry projects through difficult circumstances when needed. · Good math skills to keep and maintain a budget. · Solid analytical skills to solve problems. · Must be able to read and understand architectural drawings, plans and specs · Excellent written and verbal communication skills · Extremely organized with ability to multi-task · Technically savvy and experienced with modern software tools · Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Adobe Illustrator experience preferred. · Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team Compensation: Northwest Sign & Design is looking for the best employees in the industry and offers a comprehensive compensation package including competitive salary, 100% coverage of health care for employee, personal days, vacations, and retirement plan. About us Located in Monroe, Washington, Northwest Sign & Design specializes in custom electrical signs, architectural signs and custom visual arts with an emphasis on dynamic and creative design. We believe great sign design is the first and most important step to a successful sign for any business or community. We are a 25-year-old business that is very stable and undergoing new and exciting growth. Our team is deep with talent, creativity, knowledge, and care for our clients. We believe that designing and building with our clients’ best interest in mind builds great relationships. We look for long term employees that have a passion for what we do and work hard together within our casual environment. Attach your resume below to apply. https://www.nwsigns.com/form/careers
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    Adams Tech thumbs up

    I have been blunt in the past about the trimless letters and some of the issues I see with them so I figured I ought to be quick about giving praise where its due as well. Our Super Channelbender has served us well and we crank out a lot of letters. Lately we had an issue with a sensor at a very bad time with a deadlines looming and after making a few calls we had several techs from Adams calling us to make sure we were taken care of. They shipped us a part very quickly and we were up an running in no time at all - making precision letters once again. Thanks Adams!
  5. Northwest Sign & Design is seeking a highly-motivated sales professional to develop regional accounts in North King and Snohomish counties. Northwest Sign is a high-end design and build sign company specializing in architectural and electrical projects. We have served our clients with integrity for 25 years and have a great reputation in the industry. The ideal candidate will a consultative sales approach and the confidence to network and sell at the senior level. Sign sales experience is preferred but related construction sales experience with a proven track record is required. Candidates should have: Proficient computer skills. Exceptional communication skills. The knowledge, confidence, and drive to generate new leads through networking and cold calling. Sign Experience preferred. Compensation to include salary plus commission Paid vacation, bonuses, and medical. Join our highly-committed team – send your resume to apply. https://www.nwsigns.com/form/careers
  6. NW Signs has designed and built creative custom signs for nearly 25 years. We build electrical and architectural signs from a variety of materials with an emphasis on good design and quality craftsmanship. We enjoy working together and have pride and ownership in the quality of our finished products. We have an immediate opening for an experienced electrical sign installer to lead our new installation and service department. This is a lead level position; applicant should be able to work independently as well as lead a team and establish ongoing training as the department grows. Duties to include: installation of all types of signage, service, surveys, stocking and maintenance on truck. Training and supervision of installation apprentices. Provide input for permitting, design, and fabrication as needed. Must have: Minimum 5 years of electrical sign installation experience including complex installs. Ability to work under pressure and solve problems under deadlines Valid Washington State EL04 Sign Electrician card Good driving record Own tools Exceptional customer service skills CDL license Bonus points for: NCCCO crane operator certification (we will facilitate this if needed) Certified field welder Compensation: TOP pay DOE, medical with bonuses Will assist with relocation for the right candidate.
  7. Looking for an experienced lead installer to run our brand new L60 Pete. Great pay and benefits. Will help relocate the right candidate. Must have all the requires licenses and a minimum of 5 years experience with the ability to train and lead other installers.
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    Trimless Letters

    Thanks James. I will shoot you an email as well with additional questions. Looking forward to nailing this down. The machine bends with enough precision to fit an acrylic face well but the adhesive has been eluding us.
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    Trimless Letters

    Alright so I need to get to the bottom of this for outdoor use. We have an Adams SCB and have been asking about the trimless letters but keep getting the answer that they are for indoor use and smaller letters. The weak point would be the adhesive used to mount the acrylic face in. The adhesive needs to be clear of course but any clear option is not designed for structural use. We have built some samples and put them through testing with not so great success. Is this a serious viable product for outdoor use that has been tested or just a sales pitch? Again I am a customer and love the machine, we crank out a lot of letters with precision and speed but the whole trimless thing? not so much. I would love a solution that works if there is one.
  10. NW Signs is seeking a business development and sales manager willing to take ownership of our sales and marketing process by becoming a champion for our company, building our reputation through marketing and relationships as well as developing new sales strategies. This person will understand that the greatest way to build our reputation is to truly care for our clients and to seek out their best interest. This person will have a proven sales and marketing record with corporate and retail business clients and will be able to develop a sales strategy and team with little assistance. NW Signs is a custom electrical and architectural sign company of 23 years. We have a stellar reputation in the industry and more importantly with our customers. We are in an aggressive growth phase and expanding into a larger facility with a fantastic team of employees. As a growing company we require flexibility, the present role will include the following responsibilities… Seek and develop new relationships in order to increase the highest profit margin revenue streams Build better relationships with existing clients to develop additional opportunities. Develop sales strategies and train new outside sales reps. Work with the design department to develop marketing materials. Look for opportunities to increase customer satisfaction across all departments. Invest in self education of the sign business including learning our manufacturing process and capabilities. The right candidate will have the following experience and character… Must have a good reputation, being known for honesty and good virtue. A degree or equivalent qualification is recommended, but a proven background in business development is far more important. A strong track record of business-to-business sales at a corporate and retail level. Strong research and strategic analysis skills. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and be able to cold call potential clients with confidence. Skilled at listening well to potential clients and providing solutions that are best for the client. Excellent organizational skills. Able to track many ongoing projects and potential clients. Proficient with basic computer skills including outlook and Microsoft office applications. Has a reliable vehicle and license in order to travel locally. Compensation Highly dependent on experience and abilities. Structure to include salary, commission, bonus, and benefits.
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    Burn Out

    This may not sound encouraging but I mean it to be - this is on you if you are in charge. Sounds like it is time to step back and work on your business instead of letting it grow out of control. Look at your processes and kill what is not working and try something new. Establish new process and standards and stick to them for at least 90 days and then reevaluate. Create a new business and marketing plan and go after markets you want with the clients you want and fire the rest. Create a new niche or develop a new product or style. Been there. Sold my last sign shop ten years ago for the same reason and then later realized all the mistakes I had made. Keep fine tuning and run your business, dont let it run you into the ground.
  12. I call genius marketing stunt.
  13. Are these guys still around? Looks like their site is gone and probably has been for some time. Looking for options on metal retainers for larger clouds and channel lettering. Any other sources?
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    Keydin Sign Edition

    Thanks Brian, that is certainly helpful. We use Excel for estimating and PM right now but hoping for something easier to implement for employees.
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    Keydin Sign Edition

    Any users here? Love it? Hate it? Could care less about it?