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tdewitt

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tdewitt last won the day on September 28 2017

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About tdewitt

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    Journeyman
  • Birthday 02/20/1981

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  • Website URL
    http://www.proimagelighting.com

Profile Information

  • Name
    Travis DeWitt
  • Company
    ProImage Sign & Lighting
  • Job Title
    Owner/operator
  • Location
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • Gender
    Male

Previous Fields

  • Company Type
    Full Service Shop

Quick Company Info

  • Contact Number
    515-962-5188
  • Address
    810 W. 2nd Ave
    Indianola, IA 50125
  • Equipment
    45' Versalift
    60' Elliott sign crane
    54" Roland Print/Cut
    54" Cold laminator
    5x10 CNC Router
    S250 Bobcat skidsteer w/auger attachments

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  1. Collecting a debt

    Yeah, it was about $4500.00... I actually spoke to him yesterday, he stated that he cannot file bankruptcy because the IRS seized his assets??? I have NO idea about all of this, but do believe that he is telling me a long line of lies to keep me reeling.... We have our attorney looking into it to see what we can do. I also found out that he just started another business renting campers and from what I'm told he just purchased several hundred thousand dollars of new inventory so I'm guessing the money is there he is just not paying.
  2. Collecting a debt

    We had a customer that we did several signs for in a real quick hurry, customer paid the 50% deposit on the entire bill, we put up the signs on all 5 of his locations and then went silent, couldn't reach him, wouldn't return our calls....nothing. I found his home address and drove to his house as it actually turned out to be only about 4 miles from my home. They were home but would not answer the door. Two weeks go by and I start noticing the business heading down the tube, less and less people coming and going and then the stores wouldn't be open when their hours said they would be. Then about a week later they are all closed except one of them in a town 25 minutes south of our shop. I scrambled and blew up every phone number I could find for anyone that may have ties to him... After finally getting a hold of him he stated that the IRS had seized the stores and he had nothing to do with them any longer... I can't find any evidence of any of this on any websites. What are your experiences of getting money out of someone that has claimed the IRS has seized their business? I will be contacting my attorney in the morning but just wanted to see if any of ya'll had any stories...
  3. Aaaargh Aluminum prices

    http://money.cnn.com/2018/04/23/news/companies/aluminum-prices-russia/index.html
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  5. Sign Installer Map

    How do we become able to post our location on that map?
  6. What is the point of sending out a spec for signage on a project when none of the specs you have sent out are going to be used in the actual signage for the building? I have sent three bids out for a project in our area from a local architect, the one we provided a conceptual layout for the purpose of what the signs will look like on the building with the colors used in the signage as usual, we were awarded the project, we built the signage with the colors spec'd only to go to install the signage and find that they used a completely different color of cultured stone on the building, this stone was a dark grey and black.... the channel letters were black cans with black perf faces to light white at night.... You can not see these signs during the day now because they blend in with the wall!!! Now they are on the hook for placing a white backer around the channel letters for them to pop off of the building. The other two, I bid just as stated in the spec. to the "T", I get a phone call that says I'm a quarter of the price of all the others that have bid it and wondering if I bid it correctly? I stated that I bid it just as the spec stated and they replied with "the spec was wrong and we need to bid reverse illuminated letters and push through acrylic faces on the monument" WELL PUT IT IN YOUR SPEC SHEET THEN!!!!!!! Rant over, Thank you for taking the time to read..... Carry on!
  7. Aaaargh Aluminum prices

    Just called and ordered aluminum yesterday, no increase in price at my supplier as of yet.
  8. Sign Monkey sign shop?

    After looking at their website... It's really no different than any other LED channel letter set. I really like the "plug and play" system as far as hooking up the channel letters to the power supply, I have been on way too many service calls where there are loose or missing wire nuts or 75 wires in 1 wire nut! So making the letters connect to the power supply with a simple two pin connector is a pretty great idea to me. With that being said, the lexan clips for mounting is a TERRIBLE IDEA! Ol' John Won tightens the screws too tight when mounting it to the building and that thing will break, what are the chances he removes the clip and replaces it? If he was cheap enough to want to install the sign himself then I don't see that happening.,, As far as not having to be an electrician, Low voltage does not require any kind of license in most states that I know of, getting primary to the sign is where you have to have a license in most cases. Their power supply does plug into an outlet so you would still have to have an electrician get an outlet to the location of your sign. Now with all that being said... I really don't think having the end user install their own sign is a good idea at all, there are way too many scenarios that come into play with the mounting of the sign let alone the risks of having them up on a ladder or scaffolding rolling out a 25' paper pattern. I would also question the quality of the products that they are using if you are seeing it coming apart. My prediction... You will start seeing either his "plug and play" connectors or another version of them on letters everywhere soon.
  9. Flex Face Clip Help

    Looks to me like it would be an excellart product. Take a look at the PDF I have attached. Flex-Face-Assembly-Instructions-Part-1(1).pdf
  10. Flex Face Clip Help

    Do you have a photo of it?
  11. Flex Face install in 30° temps

    Even when it's cut vinyl applied to the face? I could see that when it's a printed flex face but the two substrates are totally different animals.
  12. What is the minimum temp that you will install flex faces in? Customer want's it done ASAP and has called the manufacturer of the flex, they told him there is no minimum temp that it can be installed in!! We did one in 28° temps that we had to go back and replace because it stretched tight until it warmed up and then loosened, once the wind had it's way with it, it was junk.
  13. Hyundai Signs For Sale

    In my experience when they come down they would need to be destroyed as they are no longer a logo/concept that the company supports, I think the whole antiques guys going around and buying the old signs has wised up the major corporations about people making money off of their brand... I would bet that if he were to look into his contract with Hyundai, there is some verbiage in there to support this. I have taken down several Ford, Chevy, Chrysler, GoodYear signs and had to provide photos of them being destroyed to the company. I also completed a big casino sign renovation project that included removing a flex face cabinet and installing channel letters, when I took the cabinet down, I just cut the face out instead of removing all of the clips to access the mounting lags. I rolled up the old flex face and threw it in the dumpster, I was contacted by the casino a couple of weeks after completion of the project to advise me that if I didn't remove the post from Craigslist and destroy the face that they would pursue legal action against me, I called them up just as fast as I could to let them know it wasn't me and I had thrown it away just as they had asked, come to find out some guy went dumpster diving, pulled the face out and posted it on Craigslist for $500.00! Just my .02....I could be completely wrong but I would check with all parties before I moved forward with selling the signs.
  14. 5 degrees here today YUCK

    NO FLIPIN WAY!! We run our business all day every day, but on a day like that we would not make our employees come in. I know bills need to be paid and if we're not open or not sending the trucks out we don't make any money, but there is a time when the install or service call would cost you money to complete. I seen one of the other service companies out yesterday servicing a Jimmy Johns logo, -5 degrees with -25 wind chills, it just didn't make sense to me to send out your truck and employee to service a sign in those conditions, by the time you figure the cost of extra fuel and time because the employee is sitting in the truck warming up every 15 minutes... I know the equation of just passing the buck onto the customer but when he gets a bill for 350.00 vs the 175.00 bill he got last time all you may be doing is pissing off a customer.
  15. 5 degrees here today YUCK

    We can dress in layers and keep somewhat warm, jumping in and out of the truck for warmth....But I'm just in constant cringe mode when running our trucks in this weather. What do you guys do for warm up procedures on the hydraulics after driving your truck to the job site?
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