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Dave’s Signs: Your Santa Clarita Sign Company

Dave’s Signs is your local sign company in Santa Clarita. Why is that, you ask? In this post, we put together a few great examples of our signs from Stevenson Ranch, Canyon Country, Valencia, and the Santa Clarita Valley.

Check out the high-quality signs in Santa Clarita, California by Dave's Signs.
Check out the high-quality signs in Santa Clarita, California, by Dave’s Signs.

Our custom signs do more than look good; they are a strategic tool for your business. They can boost your profits by increasing foot traffic and attracting potential customers.

Our Custom Signs in the Santa Clarita Valley

On this local service area page, we’ve showcased some of our favorite Santa Clarita, California signs, including ones we designed, made, and installed.

We’ll also share details about each sign type, the services we provided, and information about the businesses they represent.

Let’s get started!

The Valencia Marketplace Monument Sign

Monument signs like the one we made for Valencia Marketplace are the gold standard for shopping centers. They allow tenants to change or update their names without replacing the whole sign. 

It’s essential to design them to complement the mall’s architectural feel.

Valencia Marketplace shopping mall monument sign by Dave's Signs in Stevenson Ranch.
Valencia Marketplace shopping mall monument sign by Dave’s Signs in Stevenson Ranch.

Finneys Crafthouse Signs in Stevenson Ranch

Finney’s Crafthouse is a family-owned American tavern chain specializing in craft beer and made-from-scratch globally-inspired cuisine. 

After helping them develop sign programs for 11 locations from San Luis Obispo to Laguna Beach, we were excited to hear they are opening a new location in Stevenson Ranch.

Each Finney’s location has signs with specific needs. 

Make a lasting impression with sign solutions for your business like we did for Finney's Crafthouse.
Make a lasting impression with sign solutions for your business like we did for Finney’s Crafthouse.

Since their Stevenson Ranch location is in a shopping mall, it must be seen from a distance. We used channel letters so the business name would stand out day or night.

We installed channel letter signs outdoors on three sides. 

Channel letters, especially red, are some of the best attention-getting signs out there for drive up shopping malls.
Channel letters, especially red, are some of the best attention-getting signs out there for drive-up shopping malls.

We added barn lighting to the sign facing the parking lot, which gives it an extra flare when you walk up.

To give the building a more custom feel, we added a hand-painted “F logo” sign in the top corner, as seen from the parking lot.

Outdoor signs, such as hand-painted graphics on brick, add polish and evoke a nostalgic feeling about a former era.
Outdoor signs, such as hand-painted graphics on brick, add polish and evoke a nostalgic feeling about a former era.

Inside the restaurant, there is a neon sign with the tagline “Craft Beer Spoken Here” and several hand-painted signs. This sign is in all their restaurants.

There is also a black “F logo” graphic above the bar, only at the Stevenson Ranch location.

Custom signs like this neon sign create a sense of place in all Finney's Crafthouse locations.
Custom signs like this neon sign create a sense of place in all Finney’s Crafthouse locations.
We added another custom "F logo" graphic inside over the bar.
We added another custom “F logo” graphic inside over the bar.
Here is a closeup of the graphics from the other side.
Here is a close-up of the graphics from the other side.

Toppers Pizza Place Restaurant Signs in Valencia & Canyon Country

Toppers Pizza Place in Canyon Country and Valencia are beloved local favorites that provide great pizza dining experiences with quality food, drinks, and service in a casual, dog-friendly atmosphere.

As Topper’s sign company, we’ve worked with them on all 10 locations to create inspiring signs with local style. 

Their Canyon Country and Valencia restaurants are no exception.

Toppers Pizza Place Valencia

Valencia has a clean and modern look with channel letter signs on the outside and hand-painted signs on the inside. Take a look!

Channel letter signs make a lasting impression whether coming or going to Toppers Pizza Place in Valencia, CA.
Channel letter signs make a lasting impression whether coming or going to Toppers Pizza Place in Valencia, CA.
Hand-painted graphics are popular with our restaurant clients. Toppers has them in all their locations.
Hand-painted graphics are popular with our restaurant clients. Toppers has them in all their locations.
We offer high quality signs, sign installation and excellent service for all our clients in Santa Clarita, CA.
We offer high-quality signs, sign installation, and excellent service for all our clients in Santa Clarita, CA.

Toppers Pizza Canyon Country

The Canyon Country location is the former Homes and Land Bank building. They decided to keep the bank as a theme and highlighted some of its elements, like the vault, a safe, Dropbox, and other interesting items that weren’t removed but incorporated into the restaurant’s appeal.

The building uses front and back channel letter signs and several hand-painted signs inside.

Toppers Pizza Canyon Country channel letter signs by Dave's Signs. Front of the restaurant. – Santa Clarita, CA signs.
Toppers Pizza Canyon Country channel letter signs by Dave’s Signs. Front of the restaurant. – Santa Clarita, CA signs.
Close up of the channel letter sign located on the wall at the front of the building.
Close up of the channel letter sign located on the wall at the front of the building.
Toppers Pizza Canyon Country channel letter signs. Back of the business. – Santa Clarita, CA signs.
Toppers Pizza Canyon Country channel letter signs. Back of the business. – Santa Clarita, CA signs.
Sign products like hand-painted graphics add good vibes to old buildings, especially on brick walls.
Sign products like hand-painted graphics add good vibes to old buildings, especially on brick walls.
More hand-painted wall graphics. Good times to be had. This way to the Arcade!
More hand-painted wall graphics. Good times to be had. This way to the Arcade!
"Federal Department of Incredible Cheese" dollar bill sign overlooking the kitchen at Canyon Country, CA.
“Federal Department of Incredible Cheese” dollar bill sign overlooking the kitchen at Canyon Country, CA.
Having consistency in your business signage is key to visibility and building your brand.
Having consistency in your business signage is key to visibility and building your brand.
"Toppers Sauce Recipe" custom hand-painted bank dropbox sign.
“Toppers Sauce Recipe” custom hand-painted bank dropbox sign.
"Dough Recipe graphics – Creating sign solutions for your unique business location is our speciality.
“Dough Recipe graphics – Creating sign solutions for your unique business location is our specialty.

Design Masonry Neon Sign in Canyon Country

Design Masonry, Inc. is a well-known premier masonry contractor in California.

They came to us looking for a custom neon sign to add more wow factor inside their offices.

As one of California’s last few sign shops that creates custom-made neon signs in-house, they knew they had come to the right place.

Office signs like this indoor neon sign add a little fun and make the business stand out even more.
Office signs like this indoor neon sign add a little fun and make the business stand out even more.

GrowGeneration Sign Installation in Santa Clarita, CA

GrowGeneration runs specialty stores for organic gardening and hydroponics, providing various growing solutions.

When GrowGeneration took over Commercial Grow Supply in Santa Clarita, they had us put up custom graphic signs in their new store. 

These signs were “ship-ins,” meaning a sign company from outside the area hired us to install them at the new Santa Clarita location.

All our sign solutions come with project management and great customer service, even when its just an installation.
All our sign solutions come with project management and great customer service, even when its just an installation.
GrowGeneration "Ship-in" signs by Dave's Signs serving Santa Clarita, CA.
GrowGeneration “Ship-in” signs by Dave’s Signs serving Santa Clarita, CA.

Sunrise Senior Living in Valencia

Sunrise at Sterling Canyon offers a personalized, wellness-focused lifestyle for its assisted living and memory care residents in Valencia.

They needed a simple yet attractive post-and-panel sign to guide drivers into their entryway, which needed to match the other signs on the property.

Post and panel signs are common in healthcare facilities, apartment complexes, hotels, and business parks.

Are you looking for ideas? Check out our Monuments Signs and Property Management Signs Galleries.

Sunrise Senior Living post and panel sign by Dave's Signs in Valencia, California.
Sunrise Senior Living post and panel sign by Dave’s Signs in Valencia, California.

Dave’s Signs is a Local and National Sign Company

For over 30 years, Dave’s Signs has been creating beautiful signs for both local and national clients. That is why businesses across California and the rest of the country rely on Dave’s Signs for all their commercial signage needs.

We are a Full-Service Sign Company

Dave’s Signs designs, fabricates, and installs eye-catching commercial signs locally in Santa Clarita, CA. Our sign-making services ensure that your business name is clearly displayed for all to see.

With decades of experience working with Santa Clarita-based businesses. We are familiar with all city requirements and have no problem meeting all local ordinances. 

We also do sign service and repairs in Santa Clarita, CA, like this one for Regal Edwards Valencia Stadium 12 & IMAX. They called us to fix their neon sign inside the theatre.

Regal Edwards Valencia Stadium 12 & IMAX neon sign repair.
Regal Edwards Valencia Stadium 12 & IMAX neon sign repair.

Need help with the Permitting Process? No Problem.

As part of our service, we can handle permit acquisition and build signs to meet any specific requirements from our clients and the city.

We Do All Sign Types

We offer a wide range of sign solutions, including restaurant signs, storefront signs, monument signs, apartment signs, blade signs, neon signs, hi-rise signs, and more. For ideas, check out our Sign Galleries.

We can work with your existing design and branding guidelines or create new designs based on your requirements.

No Sign Project is Too Big or Small

Whether you’re a small mom-and-pop shop with one location or a business with multiple locations across California or Nationwide, contact Dave’s Signs. We handle it all.

Call Dave's Signs for all your sign needs in Santa Clarita, CA. You'll be glad you did.
Call Dave’s Signs for all your sign needs in Santa Clarita, CA. You’ll be glad you did.

Dave’s Signs: Your Santa Clarita Valley Sign Company

Have questions? Call us at (805) 641-1387 or Request a Quote online. We’re always here to help and answer any questions you might have.

 

Custom Business Signs in Goleta: Elevating Your Business Identity with Dave’s Signs

Are you looking for custom business signs in Goleta? or a sign company near me in Goleta? You’ve come to the right place. 

This monument sign for Resonant in Goleta is part of a series of signs we did for the company.
This monument sign for Resonant in Goleta is part of a series of signs we did for the company.

Today, we’re excited to highlight some of the incredible custom signs we’ve created for businesses in Goleta. Join us as we take a closer look at these unique projects and the stories behind them.

Dave’s Signs – Goleta’s Full Service Sign Shop

We’ll dive into the various types of signs we specialize in at Dave’s Signs, tailored to meet the diverse needs of Goleta’s businesses. 

From festive restaurant signs that welcome diners to bold storefront signs that catch the eye to the sleek sophistication of office signswe’ve done it all.

We’ll also explore the impact of channel letters, monument signs, outdoor signs, pylon signs, and other building signs, showcasing how each type serves a unique purpose in branding and visibility.

If you just want to get started now, call us at (805) 641-1387 or Request a Quote online.

We can help you with site surveys and permits, sign design, coming up with a sign system for your business, sign fabrication, installation, service, and repair. We also offer sign restoration and retrofitting.

We’ve been working in Goleta for over 30 years.

What Kind of Signs Are You Looking For Today?

Here are some of our local signs for Goleta:

Goleta Restaurant Signs
Storefront Signs in Goleta
Office Signs in Goleta
Goleta Property Management Signs
Goleta Pylon Signs
The Top 10 Sign Types
Why Dave’s Signs?

Goleta Restaurant Signs

A restaurant sign’s key role is to grab attention, showcase the eatery’s unique vibe, and invite customers inside or order Food To Go, like in the case of Pepe’s Mexican Food below.

Pepe’s Mexican Food – Custom Neon Sign

Pepe’s Mexican Food in Goleta is the longest-running Mexican restaurant in the area, having served delicious food to the community since it first opened its doors in 1958. Pepe’s is known for its traditional Mexican cuisine and has a strong reputation in the Goleta community.

The nostalgic feel of a custom neon sign never goes away. Neon signs will always be in the Top 5 Sign Types for Restaurants they use to attract customers.

If you're a Goleta local, you surely recognize Pepe's Mexican Food To Go custom neon sign.
If you’re a Goleta local, you surely recognize Pepe’s Mexican Food To Go custom neon sign.

Wingman Rodeo – Custom Graphic Sign

Wingman Rodeo in Goleta is a chicken wing restaurant that offers a full menu of delicious food, including a variety of house-made sauces and rubs for their wings, and it is Santa Barbara’s first chicken wing restaurant with a second location in downtown Goleta.

Custom graphic signs like this one for Wingman Rodeo look great and are easy on the budget.
Custom graphic signs like this one for Wingman Rodeo look great and are easy on the budget.

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill – Channel Letters & Window Graphics

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill in Goleta was a restaurant known for its organic, natural, and locally sourced ingredients, and it offered a variety of Mexican cuisine. We were sorry to see it leave Goleta.

As their full-scale sign shop, we design, fabricate, install, and service all their signs throughout Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. 

Starting with the outdoor business sign. This channel letter sign uses both front and backlit channel letters. They are one of the most popular sign types for businesses because they look great in the daytime and at night.

Goleta signs – Although no longer at this location, their channel letter sign is an excellent example of the sign type.
Goleta signs – Although no longer at this location, their channel letter sign is an excellent example of the sign type.

Several signs make up the sign system inside Sharky’s in all their locations. One of their main signs is their tagline, “Feel Good About Eating.” This externally lit channel letter sign is mounted on the wall.

Channel letters are also a great option for interior signs like this one inside Sharky's.
Channel letters are also a great option for interior signs like this one inside Sharky’s.

Windows are another great place to add your brand messaging. The Sharky’s logo shown here can be easily seen when walking up, so you are reminded you are in the right place.

Adding your logo to the windows is another option that adds polish to the brand people see before they walk in..
Adding your logo to the windows is another option that adds polish to the brand people see before they walk in..

Dean: A Coffee Shop – Dimensional Letters

Dean: A Coffee Shop in Goleta, located at 6100 Hollister Ave, Unit 1B, is a popular spot known for its inviting and quiet atmosphere, friendly staff, and excellent coffee.

It offers a dedicated study space, an outdoor patio with ample seating and outlets, and a simple menu.

Customers appreciate the unpretentious and relaxed vibe, making it a perfect place for studying alone or with friends.

Externally illuminated dimensional letters complement this uniquely designed building.
Externally illuminated dimensional letters complement this uniquely designed building.

Pizza Hut – Front-Lit Channel Letters – National Sign Accounts

We serve both small boutique stores with one location in Goleta to multi-location national brands like Pizza Hut.

Goleta signs – No job is too big or small for Dave's Signs. We do it all.
Goleta signs – No job is too big or small for Dave’s Signs. We do it all.

McDonald’s – Dimensional Letter Sign

McDonald's in Goleta, we did this interior sign and a few plaques inside the restaurant that are not pictured.
McDonald’s in Goleta, we did this interior sign and a few plaques inside the restaurant that are not pictured.

Storefront Signs in Goleta

Storefront signs are essential as they are the first point of contact with potential customers.

They contribute to brand awareness, attracting foot traffic, and influencing purchasing decisions.

Studies show that a significant percentage of consumers make their first visit and purchase based on the appeal of the storefront sign.

“The survey found that almost eight in 10 (76 percent) American consumers enter a store they have never visited before based on its signs, and nearly seven in 10 (68 percent) have actually purchased a product or service because a sign caught their eye. A small business’ sign can also be an influential word-of-mouth marketing tool, with three out of four consumers saying they have told someone about a store based simply on its signage.” – FedEx Office Survey: Standout Signs Contribute to Sales

Here are a few Goleta signs we did for storefronts.

Mācher – Halo-Lit Channel Letters, Dimensional Letters & Blade Signs

Mācher (pronounced “maker”) is a modern boutique store located in Goleta, California. It offers a variety of goods for the home, baby, and beach and is described as a “modern general store” with unique and beautiful items.

We did three signs for Mācher in the Calle Real Shopping Center.

The first outdoor business sign is a halo-lit channel letter with a modern look matching the brand.

Goleta signs – Dave's Signs offers a full array of custom sign services at a great price, like this one for Mācher.
Goleta signs – Dave’s Signs offers a full array of custom sign services at a great price, like this one for Mācher.

As you get closer, passersby can see a hanging sign above as they walk along the mall—part of the sign system used in the shopping center.

Mācher – Hanging signs are more commonly called blade signs and are great for shopping malls with high pedestrian traffic.
Mācher – Hanging signs are more commonly called blade signs and are great for shopping malls with high pedestrian traffic.

Inside Mācher is a dimensional letter sign mounted on the wall as you walk in.

Interior signs are a great way to tie the good vibes your customers get inside the store with your brand name.

Remind customers where they are when inside your store with indoor signs.
Remind customers where they are when inside your store with indoor signs.

Mission Refill – Front-Lit Channel Letters & Blade Sign

Also in the Calle Real Shopping Center in Goleta managed by The Towbes Group.

Mission Refill is a sustainable living store that allows customers to bring their own empty containers and fill them with a variety of commonly used household goods.

For Mission Refill we created two signs: the Standard front-lit channel letters as you see below and the second sign is a blade sign that hangs under the roof above the sidewalk in front of the store.

Standard front-lit channel letters are just one of the many custom signs we can make at our sign shop.
Standard front-lit channel letters are just one of the many custom signs we can make at our sign shop.
Goleta signs – The Mission Refill blade sign is also consistent with the style of the Shopping Center.
Goleta signs – The Mission Refill blade sign is also consistent with the style of the Shopping Center.

Montecito Bank & Trust – Front-Lit Channel Letters

Montecito Bank & Trust is a locally owned community bank founded in 1975. The bank is known for its ongoing support of the community through unique giving.

It has multiple branches in Santa Barbara and Ventura County.

We do all their signs, including this Goleta Branch at 658 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117.

Goleta signs – Bank signs like this one for Montecito Bank & Trust are one of our specialties. We have several banks as customers.
Goleta signs – Bank signs like this one for Montecito Bank & Trust are one of our specialties. We have several banks as customers.

Trimnasium Dog Grooming – Front-Lit Channel Letters

Trimnasium Dog Grooming in Goleta offers a range of services for pets, including Hydrosurge baths, coat de-matting, flea treatment, toenail clipping, and anal gland expression.

The shop is known for its personal care and friendly atmosphere, and it has a canine mascot named Scout.

Trimnasium Dog Grooming sign in Goleta at the Calle Real Center.
Trimnasium Dog Grooming sign in Goleta at the Calle Real Center.

The Trimnasium sign was part of a series we did for Calle Real Center. The owner renovated the property, and when they did, they ordered new signs for all the tenants.

Beauty Salon V – Halo-Lit Channel Letters

Beauty Salon V in Goleta offers a variety of services, including haircuts, styling, and other beauty treatments. The salon is known for its professional and talented hairstylists and provides services such as wedding parties, kids’ cuts, professional styling, updos, coloring, trims, and highlights.

They kept their sign clean and simple, black with a halo-lit channel letter.

We work with a lot of shopping malls and property management companies like this one at Calle Real Center.
We work with a lot of shopping malls and property management companies like this one at Calle Real Center.

Country Meat Market & Catering – Front-Lit Channel Letters & Lightbox Sign

Country Catering Company is a well-established catering company that has been serving the communities of Goleta and Santa Barbara for over 50 years.

They specialize in catering for local businesses and events of all kinds, offering services such as company picnics, on-site BBQs, and local delivery for corporate luncheon menus. 

They have a local meat market and deli where you can come during select hours and enjoy what they offer.

Front-lit channel letters with a lightbox sign on the side, sometimes called a cabinet sign, for the stamp logo.
Front-lit channel letters with a lightbox sign on the side, sometimes called a cabinet sign, for the stamp logo.

Goleta Valley Athletic Club – Halo-Lit Channel Letters & Metal 3D Letters

The Goleta Valley Athletic Club is a comprehensive fitness center with many amenities, including a 30,000-square-foot fitness center, indoor and outdoor training areas, a sauna, a steam room, and a swimming pool. 

Halo-lit channel letters cast a soft, inviting glow around each letter, creating an elegant aura that captures the essence of your brand and beckons customers with its subtle charm.

Goleta signs by Dave's Signs, halo-lit channel letters.
Goleta signs by Dave’s Signs, halo-lit channel letters.

Brushed metal letter signs blend sleek sophistication with timeless elegance, offering a luxurious visual statement that effortlessly elevates your brand’s presence.

3D signs or dimensional letter signs make great impressions indoors.
3D signs or dimensional letter signs make great impressions indoors.

Office Signs in Goleta

Office signs are essential for guiding visitors and staff, showcasing your brand, and enhancing the work environment. They improve navigation and contribute to a positive office atmosphere.

Investing in quality office signs is a smart decision for any business looking to create a welcoming and efficient workspace.

Resonant – Monument & Office Signs

Resonant in Goleta is a company that specializes in the development of radio frequency (RF) filters with a focus on 5G cellular devices. 

They hired us to design their sign system for their Goleta offices. The signs included a monument sign out front of their offices, indoor office signs, including office suite signs like wall plaques, name plaques, conference room plaques, frosted vinyl window graphics and privacy film covering conference rooms, and refrigerator graphics in their break room.

All together, they bring a sense of pride and professionalism to their space.

The monument sign for Resonant communicates a sense of permanence and credibility for businesses
The monument sign for Resonant communicates a sense of permanence and credibility for businesses
Acrylic signs like this office suite sign add polish and sophistication to the space.
Acrylic signs like this office suite sign add polish and sophistication to the space.
Conference room privacy film.
Conference room privacy film.
Frosted glass letters on glass are a nice choice like this one for the Anacapa Conference room.
Frosted glass letters on glass are a nice choice like this one for the Anacapa Conference room.
Adding to the polish is carrying the brand across into the break room refrigerators. It does take much but makes a difference.
Adding to the polish is carrying the brand across into the break room refrigerators. It does take much but makes a difference.
We also provide custom outdoor parking lot signs, something you may forget about at first but are necessary.
We also provide custom outdoor parking lot signs, something you may forget about at first but are necessary.

CACI International Inc. – Office Suite Signs

CACI International Inc., a professional services and information technology company, provides various services, including information solutions and services to the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and federal civilian government sectors. 

As a local and international industry company, they hired us to design their office suite signs like this door sign pictured below and a series of acrylic office suite signs.

CACI wanted privacy and branding to cover these glass doors. One of a few throughout the offices.
CACI wanted privacy and branding to cover these glass doors. One of a few throughout the offices.
Office suite signs add to the elegance of the space. Clear acrylic or plexiglass are a popular choice.
Office suite signs add to the elegance of the space. Clear acrylic or plexiglass are a popular choice.

Custom Office Building Signs

As a full-scale sign shop, we work with both property managers and individual businesses when it comes to relocation to one of the many offices on Castilian Drive, for example.

Our range of office signs includes office directories, office suite signs, window graphics, office lobby signs, window privacy film, door signs, wayfinding signs, ADA compliance signs, and parking lot signs.

Here are just a few…

One of a series of directory signs for 150 Castilian Drive offices.
One of a series of directory signs for 150 Castilian Drive offices.
As you can see each name slides in and out pretty easily when a new tenant comes in.
As you can see each name slides in and out pretty easily when a new tenant comes in.
Brushed aluminum with a clear acrylic overlay with vinyl letters are always in style.
Brushed aluminum with a clear acrylic overlay with vinyl letters are always in style.
We designed, fabrication and installed all the signs. We also will update them when needed.
We designed, fabrication and installed all the signs. We also will update them when needed.
Serimmune uses a frosted vinyl graphic of their logo on the door and wall plaque that matches all the others in the building.
Serimmune uses a frosted vinyl graphic of their logo on the door and wall plaque that matches all the others in the building.
Plexiglass plaques are a popular choice like this one for Clover Telecom.
Plexiglass plaques are a popular choice like this one for Clover Telecom.

Goleta Property Management Signs

Upgrading your property management signs is a smart move. It makes your property look better, helps it run more efficiently, and keeps it in line with new regulations. Plus, it can even let you command higher rents.

Ellwood Station – Residential Property Signs

We do a lot of apartment and residential community signs. Ellwood Station is a recent residential property in Goleta we did. Here are a few photos of some of the signs.

Dimensional letters sign mounted to the wall at the entrance of the property. Similar to a monument sign.
Dimensional letters sign mounted to the wall at the entrance of the property. Similar to a monument sign.
The main way-finding directory of all the residences on the property.
The main way-finding directory of all the residences on the property.
Post and panel sign and private property sign.
Post and panel sign and private property sign.
Custom parking lot signs are another one of our specialties. We can also line the parking spaces for you.
Custom parking lot signs are another one of our specialties. We can also line the parking spaces for you.
When all the signs are seen together on the property, it can make a real difference in the perception of the property.
When all the signs are seen together on the property, it can make a real difference in the perception of the property.

Goleta Pylon Signs

Pylon signs stand tall and are easily seen from afar, ensuring your business stands out. They boost your brand’s visibility, especially along busy roads, helping attract more customers.

Great for hotels, gas stations and any business that wants to be seen from a distance.

The Kimpton Goodland Hotel – Pylon Sign

The Kimpton Goodland Hotel, located in Goleta, California, is a boutique hotel known for its retro vibe and modern amenities. The property offers a unique and welcoming atmosphere, featuring record players in rooms, a stylish lobby, and a restaurant with a local staple menu.

The hotel was recently rebranded as “The Leta,” following its acquisition by AWH Partners and the appointment of Spire Hospitality as the new management company.

The Kimpton Goodland Hotel lightbox pylon sign before the rebrand.
The Kimpton Goodland Hotel lightbox pylon sign before the rebrand.

The Top 10 Sign Types

At Dave’s Signs, we do all of the different sign types. Check out our Sign Galleries for inspiration or call us with questions at ‭(805) 641-1387‬. Here are our Top 10 Sign Types:

  1. Dimensional Letters: These raised letters add depth to signage, creating a striking visual effect. They can be made from materials like acrylic, aluminum, plastic, metal, or wood and used indoors and outdoors.
  2. Illuminated SignsSigns equipped with lighting elements to make them visible at night. They can include LED backlit signs, lightbox signs, and more, perfect for businesses open in the evening or dimly lit areas.
  3. Neon Signs: Known for their bright, glowing appearance, neon signs offer a retro vibe and are great for attracting attention. They are made with neon gas-filled tubes that light up in vibrant colors.
  4. Monument Signs: Ground-level signs, often constructed from stone, brick, or metal materials. Monument signs are durable, offer a high-end look, and are commonly used at corporate campuses, shopping centers, and park entrances.
  5. Property Management Signs: These signs communicate rules, directions, and branding for residential or commercial properties. They include tenant boards, wayfinding signs, and informational postings.
  6. Channel Letters: Individual letters or figures usually illuminated and mounted on buildings’ exteriors. Channel letters are effective for storefront branding, offering high daily and night visibility.
  7. Office Signs: Signs used within an office setting for branding, wayfinding, or informational purposes. They include lobby signs, wall plaques, and directory signs.
  8. Custom Graphics: Tailored graphic designs are used in various applications, from vehicle wraps to wall murals. Custom graphics are a versatile way to uniquely convey a brand’s identity and messages.

  9. Window Graphics: Adhesive graphics applied to windows, used for promotional purposes, privacy, or decor. They can display business hours, logos, sales information, or decorative designs without blocking light.

  10. Blade Signs: Projecting signs mounted perpendicularly to a building’s facade, making them visible to pedestrians approaching from the side. Blade signs are ideal for businesses in busy shopping streets or malls, helping them stand out from a distance.

A few honorable mentions…

  1. Awnings: Dual-purpose for protection and promotion, awnings feature business branding on durable materials, enhancing curb appeal and comfort for stores and restaurants.
  2. Digital Signs: Electronic displays for dynamic content, including text, images, and videos, perfect for real-time updates and captivating visuals for event spaces and gas stations.

If you have something not listed here, let us know! Chances are, we can help.

Back when Pascucci was in Goleta we did this halo-lit channel letter sign.
Back when Pascucci was in Goleta we did this halo-lit channel letter sign.

Why Dave’s Signs?

When you hire Dave’s Signs, you get the full-scale sign shop. One point of contact for all your signage needs. Leave it to us so you can focus on something else.

Who We Serve

Our sign services cater to a diverse clientele, from mom-and-pop businesses to companies in Goleta that have locations nationwide. No job is too big or small.

We’ve been working with businesses in Goleta for over 30 years.

Site Surveys & Permitting

We’re here to help you with site surveys and getting the necessary permits. We’re very familiar with how things work in Goleta.

In-House Sign Design

We have our own specialized Sign Design Team in-house who can help you develop an appealing sign system for your business. We can help design signs that match your brand guidelines or start from scratch to create something new.

Sign Fabrication

Since we make our signs in-house, it streamlines the process and ensures your signs are designed correctly from the beginning. We build everything using time-tested best practices to ensure your signs look their best and meet all the local regulations.

Sign Installation

Who better to install your signs than the company that made them? We have a fleet of boom trucks, special equipment, and sign installers who are experts and can ensure your signs are installed safely and on time since we control the entire process from concept to completion.

We even offer installation services for sign companies outside the area, known in the industry as ship-ins.

Sign Service & Repair

Do you have a worn-out sign? Or does it need repair? No problem. We can fix it.

Sign Restoration & Retrofitting

Do you have an old sign that needs restoration or retrofitting to LED lighting? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve restored a lot of different signs over the years. And if you want to replace those burnt-out neon tubes with modern LED lights, we can do that, too.

The Point Market is a gas station market we did both indoor and outdoor signs for with locations in Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Summerland.
The Point Market is a gas station market we did both indoor and outdoor signs for with locations in Goleta, Santa Barbara, and Summerland.

Have Questions? Contact Us!

If you have questions about your sign project in Goleta, call us! ‭(805) 641-1387‬. Or Request a Quote online. We’re always happy to help and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to talking with you!

 

Custom Building Signs – The Ultimate Guide

Imagine walking down a busy street, your eyes scanning the surroundings for a place to eat, shop, or simply enjoy. What catches your attention? The answer is simple: eye-catching, well-designed building signs.

At Dave's Signs, we handle clients across California and Nationwide, like these outdoor signs for ODU in San Diego, CA.
At Dave’s Signs, we handle clients across California and Nationwide, like these outdoor signs for ODU in San Diego, CA.

 

In this Ultimate Guide, we’ll dive into the world of custom building signs and explore their importance, sign types, materials, design considerations and the benefits of working with an experienced sign company like Dave’s Signs.

Get ready to be inspired and learn how to make your business stand out from the crowd!

Key Points About Building Signs We’ll Cover:

What’s so Important about Business Building Signs?

Outdoor signs like this one in Goleta, CA is one of many we did for for Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill.
Outdoor signs like this one in Goleta, CA is one of many we did for for Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill.

To begin with, building signs are crucial for businesses for several important reasons. Here are the main ones:

Visibility and Recognition: Building signs make your business location easily visible and recognizable to potential customers. They act as landmarks, helping people find your establishment in a crowded area.

Branding: Building signs prominently display your business name, logo, and brand colors. This reinforces your brand identity and helps in brand recall, making your business more memorable.

Professionalism: A well-designed and maintained building sign conveys professionalism and reliability. It signals to customers that your business is established and trustworthy.

Marketing and Promotion: Building signs can serve as a powerful marketing tool. You can use them to advertise special offers, promotions, or new products and services, attracting passersby and increasing foot traffic.

24/7 Advertising: Unlike other forms of advertising that have time limitations, building signs are visible 24/7, providing constant exposure to potential customers.

Local Advertising: Building signs are particularly effective for local businesses as they target the immediate community. They can help draw in both local residents and visitors.

Differentiation: In a competitive market, a distinctive building sign can help your business stand out from competitors. It sets you apart and creates a unique identity.

Information: Building signs can provide essential information, such as your business hours, contact details, and services offered, helping potential customers make informed decisions.

Customer Trust: A well-maintained building sign can instill trust in your customers. It indicates that your business is stable and invested in its physical presence.

Wayfinding: Building signs can also serve as directional signs, guiding customers to entrances, parking areas, and specific departments or offices within your establishment.

Cost-Effective: Building signs are a one-time investment with relatively low maintenance costs compared to other advertising methods. They offer long-term value for your marketing efforts.

Local Regulations: In many areas, building signs are subject to local regulations and zoning codes. Complying with these regulations ensures that your business operates legally and avoids potential fines or penalties. That is why it’s important to work with a custom building sign expert like Dave’s Signs who is familiar with all the local regulations and can handle it for you or guide you along the way.

 

Indoor building signs like this halo-lit channel letters sign and custom wall graphics for Safeport in Oxnard, CA, help bring in new customers.
Indoor building signs like this halo-lit channel letters sign and custom wall graphics for Safeport in Oxnard, CA, help bring in new customers.

A Custom Building Sign is Your Brands MVP

Think of building signs like the MVPs of your business’s marketing and branding game. They make you stand out, look pro, and give customers the positive experience they need while advertising your message around the clock. When you invest in an eye-catching, high quality signs, it’s like giving your business a boost toward success.

 

What are the Most Common Types of Building Signs?

Whether choosing outdoor signs or indoor signs, each has its own special purpose, style, and unique benefits. Choosing the signs that are right for you depends on your business needs and aesthetics.

Building signs like one found in shopping centers and residential communities like the one we did for Wagon Wheel in Oxnard, CA.
Building signs like one found in shopping centers and residential communities like the one we did for Wagon Wheel in Oxnard, CA.

 

Here is a List of the Top 20 Building Signs:

  1. Illuminated Signs: Signs with built-in lighting, including LED and neon, are widely used for their eye-catching appeal.
  2. Channel Letters: These three-dimensional signs with individual letters are famous for their visibility and versatility.
  3. Neon Signs: Vintage-style neon signs add a unique, retro flair to businesses.
  4. Lightbox Signs: Also called cabinet signs, these signs feature a translucent panel with internal lighting, creating a glowing effect that enhances visibility, particularly at night. 
  5. Dimensional Letters: Signs with raised letters or elements add a distinctive touch to branding. Commonly made using acrylic, they can be lit externally for advertising at night.
  6. Monument Signs: Freestanding signs, often made of durable materials, make a solid visual landmark at city entryways, shopping malls, business parks, churches and apartment complexes.
  7. Post and Panel Signs: Signs consisting of posts and a panel are often used for wayfinding, directional information, or displaying important messages.
  8. Pylon Signs: Sometimes called pole signs, they’re tall, multiple-faced signs commonly used near highways and busy roads for maximum visibility.
  9. Architectural Signs: Custom signs complementing a building’s design create a cohesive look. Great for property management, where brand consistency matters.
  10. Blade Signs: Signs that extend outward from a building’s facade, often hanging or projecting, for visibility in high-traffic pedestrian areas like shopping malls, office buildings, or downtown.
  11. Office Signs: Custom signs tailored for office spaces, including lobby signs, door and room identification signs like wall plaques, ADA signs, and directories.
  12. Directional and Wayfinding Signs: Essential for guiding visitors within a facility or complex.
  13. Historical and Vintage Signs: These signs evoke nostalgia. Often, we can restore original signs to their former glory or create a new sign to replicate historical aesthetics.
  14. Marquee Signs: Signs often found at theater entrances or hotels, providing information about events, shows, or accommodations.
  15. Window Graphics: Vinyl decals and graphics on windows are a cost-effective way to convey messages.
  16. Wall Murals and Graphics: Large-scale wall graphics are used for decorative and branding purposes.
  17. Floor Graphics: Graphics applied to flooring surfaces, commonly used for wayfinding or promotional purposes within a building, whether a store, restaurant, or office.
  18. Awnings and Canopies: These serve a dual purpose by providing shade and displaying business signage.
  19. Hand-Painted Signs: Crafted by skilled artists, hand-painted signs offer a personalized and artisanal touch to signage, often capturing a nostalgic or classic aesthetic.
  20. Digital Signs: Electronic Message Centers (EMCs) are electronic displays with dynamic content that are increasingly popular for their ability to engage and inform, like at gas stations and event spaces.
Bank of the Sierra is another client we service, with locations all over California. This location is in Lompoc, CA.
Bank of the Sierra is another client we service, with locations all over California. This location is in Lompoc, CA.

 

What are the Benefits of Each Sign Type?

Next, we will examine each type along with their benefits to aid you in selecting the most suitable sign for your business.

You can jump ahead, if you like:

  1. Illuminated Signs
  2. Channel Letters
  3. Neon Signs
  4. Lightbox Signs
  5. Dimensional Letters
  6. Monument Signs
  7. Post & Panel Signs
  8. Pylon Signs
  9. Architectural Signs
  10. Blade Signs
  11. Office Signs
  12. Directional and Wayfinding Signs
  13. Historical and Vintage Signs
  14. Marquee Signs
  15. Window Graphics
  16. Wall Murals & Graphics
  17. Floor Graphics
  18. Awnings and Canopies
  19. Hand-Painted Signs
  20. Digital Signs

Illuminated Signs

Be the Shining Star After Dark – Illuminated signs, with LED and neon options, are like your business’s spotlight in the night. When the sun sets, these signs come alive, ensuring your brand never goes unnoticed, even in the dark. Whether you’re running a 24/7 diner or simply want to make a bold statement after hours, illuminated signs are your go-to choice to add that extra sparkle.

Illuminated outdoor signs like this blade sign for Finney's in Ventura, CA, use LED lights and a lightbox for "& Kitchen."
Illuminated outdoor signs like this blade sign for Finney’s in Ventura, CA, use LED lights and a lightbox for “& Kitchen.”

 

Channel Letters

Adding a 3D Twist to Your Brand – Channel letter signs bring a cool 3D vibe to your business’s identity. These signs are all about personalization, making your brand not just unique but also versatile. Whether you’re a trendy boutique or a big corporate player, channel letter signs let you create a standout presence that clicks with your audience.

It's hard to beat outdoor signs using halo-lit channel letters. They just glow with excitement like Bombay in downtown Ventura.
It’s hard to beat outdoor signs using halo-lit channel letters. They just glow with excitement like Bombay in downtown Ventura.

 

Neon Signs

A Blast from the Past with a Modern Twist – Neon signs are like a cool throwback party for your business. With their unique, colorful glow, they give you an unforgettable and one-of-a-kind look that resonates with customers looking for something special.

The iconic Ventura Sign is a pylon sign using neon lighting that can be seen from the 101 freeway.
The iconic Ventura Sign is a pylon sign using neon lighting that can be seen from the 101 freeway.

 

Lightbox Signs

Illuminating Your Message – Lightbox signs use internal lighting to make your message shine brightly. Whether day or night, they ensure your business stands out, providing a captivating, stylish, and economical signage solution.

Lightbox signs are simple yet effective business signs like this one for Red Barn Market in Ventura, CA.
Lightbox signs are simple yet effective business signs like this one for Red Barn Market in Ventura, CA.

 

Dimensional Letters

Adding Texture to Your Brand – Dimensional letter signs bring depth and professionalism to your brand’s image. With raised letters and elements, they leave a lasting impression. These signs are all about adding sophistication and giving your unique identity that extra edge.

Outdoor signs need to withstand the elements like this dimensional letter sign on the Ventura Pier for Beach House Fish.
Outdoor signs need to withstand the elements like this dimensional letter sign on the Ventura Pier for Beach House Fish.

 

Monument Signs

Making a Landmark Statement – Monument signs are like the rock stars of high impact. They stand tall, giving your business a sense of permanence and professionalism. If you aim to leave a lasting mark in your community, monument signs are the way to go.

A well designed custom building sign can help command higher rents like this monument sign for Noho Centre Apartments in North Hollywood, CA.
A well designed custom building sign can help command higher rents like this monument sign for Noho Centre Apartments in North Hollywood, CA.

 

Post & Panel Signs

Directing Your Way with Clarity – Post & panel signs are perfect for guiding your customers with clear and informative messaging. They are a practical choice to convey your brand effectively, ensuring that your organizations identity shines through in every message and direction they provide.

This post and panel sign for the Ventura Mission is informative yet complements the overall aesthetic.
This post and panel sign for the Ventura Mission is informative yet complements the overall aesthetic.

 

Pylon Signs

Rise Above the Crowd – When you’re in a bustling location or along a busy highway, pylon signs are your secret weapon. These towering signs ensure your business isn’t missed from a mile away. Whether you’re part of a shopping complex or a highway pit stop, pylon signs will guide customers right to your doorstep.

With pole signs you can change or modernize your sign with less hassle from the city since you are using an existing structure.
With pole signs you can change or modernize your sign with less hassle from the city since you are using an existing structure.

 

Architectural Signs

Blend In While Standing Out – Architectural signs are all about blending in with your building’s style while adding a touch of elegance. They make your brand look good and feel cohesive. If you’re all about aesthetics and want to create a stunning overall look, architectural signs are your match.

Outdoor signs like this architectural sign for Los Feliz Estates in Los Angeles, CA set the tone for the community
Outdoor signs like this architectural sign for Los Feliz Estates in Los Angeles, CA set the tone for the community

 

Blade Signs

Be the Showstopper in Pedestrian Hotspots – Blade signs are the superheroes of busy pedestrian areas where wall space is scarce. They project or hang from your building, ensuring people can’t miss you, whether downtown, an office complex, or a bustling mall.

One of several signs we did for the Victoria Court in downtown Santa Barbara. This blade sign uses both channel and dimensional letters.
One of several signs we did for the Victoria Court in downtown Santa Barbara. This blade sign uses both channel and dimensional letters.

 

Office Signs

Tailored Professionalism – Office signs are like a perfectly tailored suit for your workspace. Whether it’s lobby signs, room nameplates, or ADA-compliant directories, these custom signs create an atmosphere that screams professionalism and warmth.

ODU office lobby sign in their Camarillo, CA location uses halo-lit channel letters with dimensional letters.
ODU office lobby sign in their Camarillo, CA location uses halo-lit channel letters with dimensional letters.

 

Directional and Wayfinding Signs

Your Navigational Sidekick – Directional and wayfinding signs are your trusty sidekicks in ensuring visitors find their way smoothly. They make the experience hassle-free, leaving everyone with a smile.

Part a series of office suite signs we did for Cabrillo Cardiology in Oxnard, CA. Acrylic plaques like this one can be both elegant and functional.
Part a series of office suite signs we did for Cabrillo Cardiology in Oxnard, CA. Acrylic plaques like this one can be both elegant and functional.

 

Historical and Vintage Signs

Time-Travel Branding – Historical and vintage signs don’t just bring nostalgia; they add character and charm to your place. Whether recreating an old style or restoring original signs to their former glory, they give your brand a unique and memorable touch.

We restored the famous Lido Apts neon sign in Hollywood, CA. Made famous by the Eagles Hotel CA album.
We restored the famous Lido Apts neon sign in Hollywood, CA. Made famous by the Eagles Hotel CA album.

 

Marquee Signs

Adding Star Power – Marquee signs create a captivating entrance to your establishment, showcasing events, shows, or accommodations in a way that leaves a lasting impression. Whether you’re announcing the latest concert, promoting a special event, or highlighting your venue’s unique offerings, these signs add a touch of excitement and charm to your business’s facade.

The Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank CA uses a marquee sign. The whole sign system definitely leaves a lasting impression.
The Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank CA uses a marquee sign. The whole sign system definitely leaves a lasting impression.

 

Window Graphics

Budget-Friendly Messaging – Window graphics are like your wallet’s best friend. They give you a cost-effective way to share your messages and promos while still letting people see what’s inside. If you’re tight on space but big on visibility, window graphics have your back.

Window graphics can stand on their own or complement the other signs like these on the front doors of Finney's in Ventura, CA.
Window graphics can stand on their own or complement the other signs like these on the front doors of Finney’s in Ventura, CA.

 

Wall Murals & Graphics

Transform Your Space – Wall murals and graphics turn plain walls into captivating canvases, adding artistry and branding to your business environment. Whether you want to create a visual experience, share your company’s story, or add life to your walls, these versatile elements transform surfaces into engaging works of art.

Wall graphics like these for Safeport in Oxnard, CA can really change and enhance the space to fit your brand.
Wall graphics like these for Safeport in Oxnard, CA can really change and enhance the space to fit your brand.

 

Floor Graphics

Messaging at Your Feet – Floor graphics are an inventive way to showcase your brand, using often overlooked spaces to capture attention. Whether you want to lead customers to a special display or add a fun element to your store, these graphics engage people right where they walk.

 

Awnings and Canopies

Dual-Purpose Charm – Awnings and canopies don’t just offer shade; they’re also a canvas for your brand. Perfect for creating an inviting vibe at your restaurant, café, or boutique, they double as functional architecture, making your place warm and unforgettable.

Many don't think of awnings as a custom building sign, but awnings offer another opportunity to showcase your brand.
Many don’t think of awnings as a custom building sign, but awnings offer another opportunity to showcase your brand.

 

Hand-Painted Signs

Artistry in Every Stroke – Hand-painted signs are true works of art, offering a unique, artisanal touch to your signage that captures a classic and nostalgic aesthetic. They showcase craftsmanship and creativity. Each stroke tells a story and adds timeless charm to your business’s identity.

Outdoor business signs like this hand-painted wall sign uses gold leafing add a touch of elegance to your space.
Outdoor business signs like this hand-painted wall sign uses gold leafing add a touch of elegance to your space.

 

Digital Signs

Get Interactive and Informative – In the digital age, businesses need to keep things dynamic. Digital signs are your ticket to engaging and informing your customers with ever-changing content. They’re perfect for announcing promotions, showcasing events, and keeping everyone in the loop. If you want to stay fresh and relevant, go digital.

Digital signs like this gas station sign in Santa Barbara, CA, can change prices remotely hassle-free.
Digital signs like this gas station sign in Santa Barbara, CA, can change prices remotely hassle-free.

 

Which One is Right for You?

These top 20 building signs offer a wide range of choices to make your business stand out. Whether you want something eye-catching, artistic, or just practical, there’s a sign here for you.

 

Sign Systems – When You Need Multiple Building Signs

When designing a sign system for a property, considerations should be given to the brand’s aesthetics, the local sign ordinances and regulations, durability, lighting conditions (if the signs need to be seen at night), and ADA compliance.

Having a consistent and well-thought-out signage system not only enhances the look and brand of a property but also greatly aids in functionality and user experience.

This post and panel sign plus dimensional letters on the building behind are part of a sign system we did for a new community in Oxnard, CA – The Vines at Riverpark.
This post and panel sign plus dimensional letters on the building behind are part of a sign system we did for a new community in Oxnard, CA – The Vines at Riverpark.

 

Property Managers

If you are a property manager with multiple properties, call us to discuss your needs. We have decades of experience creating sign systems for properties. We can work with landlords, business owners, developers, contractors, the city, and any other outside vendors to make sure your project runs smoothly.

Often, developers will hire us to assist them during the planning stages before anything is even built to help them with city permitting process, making sure the signage not only looks great, meets functional requirements, but also complies with all the local ordinances. 

What About Building Sign Materials?

This channel letter building sign uses aluminum and LED lighting for the halo-lit effect for Nationwide Insurance.
This channel letter building sign uses aluminum and LED lighting for the halo-lit effect for Nationwide Insurance.

When it comes to building signs, the choice of materials often depends on the intended use, desired longevity, appearance, budget, and environmental factors.

Here is an organized breakdown of some of the top materials commonly used for building signs:

 

Durable Outdoor Materials:

  • Aluminum and Metal Alloys: Lightweight, rust-resistant, and versatile.
  • MDO (Medium Density Overlay): Weather-resistant plywood popular in construction.
  • Concrete: Heavy and durable, suited for permanent installations.
  • Stone: Natural materials used for monuments and upscale entrances.
  • Wood: Offers a rustic appearance, with redwood and cedar being especially durable.

 

Lightweight and Versatile Materials:

  • Acrylic and Plexiglas: Used for both interior and exterior, known for a clean, modern look.
  • Vinyl: Flexible and printable, used for banners and window graphics.
  • PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride): Lightweight plastic for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Fabric: Ideal for banners, flags, and large printed displays.

 

Illuminated and Digital Sign Materials:

  • Polycarbonate and Lexan: Durable materials for illuminated sign faces.
  • Neon: Gas-based illumination, giving a retro look.
  • LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes): Modern digital displays and illuminated signs.

 

Want More Details on Sign Materials? Here You Go…

Tony's Pizzaria by the beach in Ventura uses aluminum and neon tubing for their nostalgic sign.
Tony’s Pizzaria by the beach in Ventura uses aluminum and neon tubing for their nostalgic sign.

 

Here we go into more detail about building sign materials.

Acrylic and Plexiglas: These are popular for interior and exterior signs because they offer a clean, modern look and are durable against many weather conditions. They can be used for illuminated signs, directory signs, and more.

Aluminum and Metal Alloys: Lightweight and rust-resistant, aluminum is frequently used for outdoor signage. It can be painted or laminated for protection and aesthetics. Dibond, a type of aluminum composite, is another commonly used material.

Vinyl: Often used for banners, wall graphics, and window decals. It’s flexible and can be printed on, making it a versatile choice for various applications.

Wood: Wooden signs offer a rustic and natural appearance. Depending on the type of wood and treatments applied, they can be quite durable. Redwood and cedar are often used for their resistance to decay.

MDO (Medium Density Overlay): A weather-resistant plywood used for outdoor signs. Its smooth overlay is ideal for painting, making it cost-effective and popular, especially in the construction industry.

Polycarbonate and Lexan: These are tough materials often used for illuminated sign faces because of their durability and ability to diffuse light.

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride): A lightweight and versatile plastic material used for both indoor and outdoor signs. Sintra is a popular brand of PVC sheeting used in sign-making.

Neon: Used for iconic neon signs, neon is a gas that glows when an electric current passes through it. These signs are less common now but remain popular for certain retro or vintage aesthetics.

LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes): With the rise of digital and electronic signage, LEDs are increasingly used for illuminated signs, message boards, and digital displays. They are energy-efficient and can be used in a variety of settings.

Fabric: Used primarily for banners, canvas prints, flags, and trade show displays. It’s lightweight and can be printed on with vibrant colors.

Concrete: A durable material often molded or precast for signs. It can be combined with metal or acrylic details, and its appearance varies from modern to rustic. Its weight ensures stability but requires careful installation.

Stone: A variety of natural materials like granite, slate, limestone, and marble, often engraved or sandblasted. Used for elegant monuments and entrances, stone signs are durable, weather-resistant, and vary in cost based on type.

 

Main Factors to Keep in Mind

When choosing a material for a sign, it’s crucial to consider the specific needs of the project. Factors like aesthetics, location (indoor vs. outdoor), desired lifespan, and budget should all influence the material choice.

This monument sign we refurbished in Simi Valley uses stone, metal, aluminum, acrylic and LED lighting.
This monument sign we refurbished in Simi Valley uses stone, metal, aluminum, acrylic and LED lighting.

 

What About Building Signs Design? What You Need to Know

Working with an experienced sign company with a high-level in-house design department will ensure you get the signs you are looking for. 

They control the entire process from start to finish, so there is no guesswork if the sign can be built as designed. They already know sign fabrication, installation requirements, and city compliance. 

Here are some of the main elements that go into designing building signs.

 

Crafting Your Brand’s Visual Voice

A sign is often the first thing a customer sees, which speaks volumes about your brand. It sets expectations and begins the customer experience before they walk through the door.

For new businesses, a sign is a chance to make a memorable introduction. For established brands, it’s an opportunity to reinforce recognition and trust.

Either way, investing in high-quality design that aligns with your brand’s identity and values is critical. It should reflect your business’s personality, whether professional and polished or quirky and fun.

 

Tailoring Design to Location

Location plays a huge role in how your sign should be designed. A sign perched on a busy highway needs to be bold and simple so it can be read at high speeds. 

In a quaint shopping district, a sign might be more detailed and artisanal to reflect the surroundings. The environment influences materials, too. 

A beachfront business might choose materials resistant to rust and fading, while an urban storefront might need a sturdy sign to withstand the bustle of the city.

Latitude Apartments in San Diego uses a sleek modernized design that complements the surroundings.
Latitude Apartments in San Diego uses a sleek modernized design that complements the surroundings.

 

Striking the Right Balance

Your sign should stand out but not stick out. The right design balances uniqueness with the environment and neighboring signage. It should capture attention for the right reasons—clear branding and legibility—not because it’s overly loud or cluttered.

Finding this balance means considering the font size, color contrast, and imagery that represents your brand effectively at a glance.

 

Compliance and Accessibility

Beyond looks, there are practical considerations. Your sign must meet local zoning laws, which may dictate size, lighting, and placement.

Accessibility is also key; it should be readable and understandable for everyone, including those with disabilities. This means considering height, color contrast, and possibly Braille for wayfinding signs.

 

Material Matters

Longevity is as important as immediate appeal. The materials for your sign should endure the local weather and the wear and tear of the environment.

Quality materials may cost more upfront but can save money and maintain a polished image over time.

 

Making a Lasting Impression

Ultimately, a well-designed sign is a long-term investment in your brand’s visibility and reputation. It’s not just about making a good first impression; it’s about creating a lasting one.

Outdoor signs like this monument sign for Lifetech Resources in Moorpark, CA are part of a series that people remember.
Outdoor signs like this monument sign for Lifetech Resources in Moorpark, CA are part of a series that people remember.

 

Working with a Specialized Building Sign Design Team

Whether starting from scratch or already having brand guidelines in place. At Dave’s Signs, our in-house design team can help. We have decades of experience designing signs and systems for business building signs.

 

Building Signs in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles & Nationwide

Across California and Nationwide, our business signs make our customers look great for years to come! Here are just a few. For more, check out our Sign Galleries.

Outdoor Signs

Custom building sign for The Carving Board Sandwiches in Woodland Hills, CA uses channel letters.
Custom building sign for The Carving Board Sandwiches in Woodland Hills, CA uses channel letters.
Toppers Pizza in the Channel Islands Harbor uses channel letters, neon lights and casino lighting for their epic outdoor signage.
Toppers Pizza in the Channel Islands Harbor uses channel letters, neon lights and casino lighting for their epic outdoor signage.
Exterior signs like this dimensional letter outdoor sign for PolyPeptide Group in Torrance, CA is part of a sign system we did.
Exterior signs like this dimensional letter outdoor sign for PolyPeptide Group in Torrance, CA is part of a sign system we did.
Another outdoor sign in the series for Victoria Court in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. This one uses halo-lit channel letters.
Another outdoor sign in the series for Victoria Court in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. This one uses halo-lit channel letters.
AES building sign in Longbeach, CA is another high quality sign that matches the buildings exterior colors.
AES building sign in Longbeach, CA is another high quality sign that matches the buildings exterior colors.

 

Indoor Signs

Indoor neon restaurant signs like this one for Finney's in Ventura, CA really emphasize your brand message.
Indoor neon restaurant signs like this one for Finney’s in Ventura, CA really emphasize your brand message.
Interior office signs like this acrylic sign for PolyPetide Group in Torrance, CA add polish to the business location.
Interior office signs like this acrylic sign for PolyPetide Group in Torrance, CA add polish to the business location.
Gas station convenience store signs like these for Fuel Depot in Goleta, CA help sell more by making your store more enticing to customer
Gas station convenience store signs like these for Fuel Depot in Goleta, CA help sell more by making your store more enticing to customer
Simple yet sophisticated ADA compliance office suite signs in Agoura Hills, CA. Notice the Braille below the office number.
Simple yet sophisticated ADA compliance office suite signs in Agoura Hills, CA. Notice the Braille below the office number.
Indoor building signs like this one for Wunderkind in Montecito, CA show more than the company's logo. They create a since of place.
Indoor building signs like this one for Wunderkind in Montecito, CA show more than the company’s logo. They create a since of place.

 

Contact Dave’s Signs for Your Custom Building Signs

Check out this simple yet effective monument lightbox sign we did for ReadySpaces in Saddlebrook, NJ.
Check out this simple yet effective monument lightbox sign we did for ReadySpaces in Saddlebrook, NJ.

 

Building signs are crucial for businesses, offering visibility, branding, and professionalism. They come in various types and materials, each with unique benefits.

When choosing a sign, consider your brand, location, and local regulations. Quality materials and design create a lasting impression.

When choosing a sign company for your custom building signs, select an experienced company with the expertise of full service from planning, permitting, design, fabrication, installation and service. Plus a building signage team who has decades of experience working with cities, developers, landlords and contractors. A lot can happen. You want a team that can handle it – hassle free.

For questions and help with your custom building signs, contact Dave’s Signs at (805) 641-1387 or Request a Quote online. Let’s make your business stand out from the crowd.

Sign Company Near Me, Dave’s Signs

If you are looking for a sign company near me, chances are Dave’s Signs is the company you are looking for. 

For over 30 years, we have been making signs for all types of customers, from local mom-and-pop stores and businesses with multiple California locations to big nationwide companies with locations from coast to coast.

San Luis Obispo Signs - We made and installed all of Finney's signs all throughout Southern California.
San Luis Obispo Signs – We made and installed all of Finney’s signs all throughout Southern California.

We Specialize in Custom Signs and Graphics

Our local Southern California Service Areas include:

  1. Ventura County
  2. Los Angeles County
  3. Santa Barbara County
  4. Orange County
  5. San Bernardino County
  6. Riverside County
  7. San Diego County
  8. Kern County
  9. San Luis Obispo County
  10. Imperial County
Oxnard Signs - This Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach hotel monument sign is part of a sign system we created.
Oxnard Signs – This Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach hotel monument sign is part of a sign system we created.

Dave’s Signs, a Complete Commercial Signage Company

Dave’s Signs is your one-stop sign shop. Call us for a free consultation.

  1. Sign Permitting: We can help you navigate the often complex local regulations, ensuring a hassle-free approval process, often saving you time and money.
  2. Sign Design: Whether you have existing brand guidelines to follow or need something created from scratch, our talented in-house design team is here to help.
  3. Sign Fabrication: From custom office signs to outdoor building signs, we make high-quality, durable signage that gets your business noticed, withstands the elements, and meets all local ordinances.
  4. Sign Installation: Professional installation matters. From office signs, restaurant signs, shopping mall signs, and large high-rise building signs. We do it all, including ship-ins.
  5. Sign Restoration and Retrofitting: Do you have an old or worn-out sign? Want to upgrade to LED lights? We’re the sign company that can make your commercial signs look new again.
  6. Sign Repair, Service, and Maintenance: A broken sign reflects poorly on your business. We can fix it. We offer complete repair and maintenance services.
Lompoc Signs - Bank of the Sierra in Lompoc in another client that has locations all over Southern California.
Lompoc Signs – Bank of the Sierra in Lompoc in another client that has locations all over Southern California.

Need Ideas? Here are Some Custom Signs in Your Area

Explore our diverse range of custom business signs available across Southern California to find ideas for your custom signs.

Sign Company Near Me, Ventura County

Here are a few of our outdoor signs in Ventura, Oxnard, and Thousand Oaks, California.

Ventura – Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen Illuminated Blade Sign

Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen is a family-owned American tavern with 10 locations from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura, all across the southland, including Laguna Beach and Redlands. We handle all their signs, including installing temporary signs when they start building out new locations.

Ventura Signs - Custom signs like this illuminated blade sign for Finney's is a textbook case for brand visibility.
Ventura Signs – Custom signs like this illuminated blade sign for Finney’s is a textbook case for brand visibility.

Oxnard – Ganas Auto Channel Letters & Pylon Sign

Ganas Auto moved into their Oxnard location and used an existing pylon sign to create a new sign for their business. The nice thing about using an existing structure is fewer permitting requirements, so updating to a new sign is much easier.

Oxnard Signs – Towering pole signs like Ganas Auto custom signage have no problem being seen by drivers.
Oxnard Signs – Towering pole signs like Ganas Auto custom signage have no problem being seen by drivers.

Thousand Oaks – The Hills Apartments Monument Sign

We do a lot of apartment signs like this monument sign for The Hills Apartments in Thousand Oaks.

When you upgrade your apartment signs, they elevate the brand of the complex. That desire often results in being able to command higher rents since people want to live there even more.

Thousand Oaks Signs - Clean yet sophisticated, apartment monument signs like The Hills are the stand outs on the block.
Thousand Oaks Signs – Clean yet sophisticated, apartment monument signs like The Hills are the stand outs on the block.

Sign Company Near Me, Los Angeles County

Here are more custom signs in Agoura Hills, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Burbank, California.

Agoura Hills – Acelyrin Outdoor Business Sign

This subtle architectural sign we did for Acelyrin in Agoura Hills boosts a space’s aesthetic without being overpowering. It blends seamlessly with its environment while clearly conveying its message.

Agoura Hills Signs – Subtle yet professional. You can't tell during the day, but this sign also illuminates at night.
Agoura Hills Signs – Subtle yet professional. You can’t tell during the day, but this sign also illuminates at night.

Los Angeles – Angel City Brewery Neon Sign

Angel City Brewery is located in the Los Angeles Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. Nothing says nostalgia and style like a neon sign. When this sign lights up at night, it just beckons customer traffic.

We specialize in neon signs and are one of the few remaining sign shops in Los Angeles that still do it in-house.

Los Angeles Signs – Want a neon sign like the one we did for Angel City Brewing? Contac
Los Angeles Signs – Want a neon sign like the one we did for Angel City Brewing? Contac

Long Beach – AES Channel Letters

The AES Alamitos Battery Energy Storage System (BESS), located in Long Beach, uses channel letter signs that compliment the design and style of the building.

We have a fleet of boom trucks, special equipment, and expertise to install signs on multi-story buildings like this one and larger.

Long Beach Signs – AES channel letters, commercial signs by Dave's Signs. The Long Beach sign company.
Long Beach Signs – AES channel letters, commercial signs by Dave’s Signs. The Long Beach sign company.

Pasadena – Solidcore Channel Letters

In Pasadena, Solidcore, “[solidcore] is a high-intensity, low-impact full-body workout on a pilates-inspired reformer.” Their motto is, “Fail with us* means you are doing it right.”

This storefront sign uses front-facing channel letters with a halo-lit. You should see it in the evening when it lights up.

Pasadena Signs – Channel letter signs like this one for Solidcore set the gold standard for storefront signs.
Pasadena Signs – Channel letter signs like this one for Solidcore set the gold standard for storefront signs.

Burbank – Garry Marshall Theatre Signs

The Garry Marshall Theatre in Burbank uses a beautifully crafted sign system. Everything was meticulously designed to go together. Classic yet modern. It utilizes a Marquee Sign as the main sign with LED lighting and lightbox signs for the logo sign on the wall and each movie poster box. And to top it off, the halo-lit channel letters for the sign above the box office window. It’s simply stunning to see, especially when the sun goes down.

Burbank Signs – Illuminating the legacy of Garry Marshall Theatre with vibrant signage that captures the spirit of entertainment.
Burbank Signs – Illuminating the legacy of Garry Marshall Theatre with vibrant signage that captures the spirit of entertainment.

Sign Company Near Me, Santa Barbara County

Here are a few of our signs in Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Santa Maria, California.

Santa Barbara – Victoria Court Halo-lit Channel Letters

Victoria Court is a “hidden gem” shopping center in downtown Santa Barbara, with an unassuming entrance on State Street. It houses a mix of small shops, services, and restaurants, including vintage stores, a photography studio, and a post office.

Santa Barbara Signs –  Halo-lit channel letters like this for Victoria Court are often used in shopping malls.
Santa Barbara Signs –  Halo-lit channel letters like this for Victoria Court are often used in shopping malls.

Santa Barbara – Celadon House Storefront Dimensional Letters & Blade Sign

The Celadon House in downtown Santa Barbara is a home furnishings and interior design store located at 1224 State Street. 

They use a combination of dimensional letters across the top of the storefront and a blade sign that pedestrians can easily see up and down State Street downtown.

Blade signs are great for high foot traffic areas because of their short setbacks.

Santa Barbara Signs –  Blade signs are a popular choice for downtown businesses where there is a lot of foot traffic.
Santa Barbara Signs –  Blade signs are a popular choice for downtown businesses where there is a lot of foot traffic.

Goleta – Goodland Hotel Illuminated Lightbox Pole Sign

The Goodland Hotel, located in Goleta, is a retro boutique hotel that offers guests a unique and fun experience. It features a bohemian style with modern amenities, including a pool, workout room, and record players in the rooms.

The graphic acrylic panel of this lightbox sign makes it look chic and a fun place to stay.

Goleta Signs – Pole signs like the Goodland Hotel are great for the hospitality industry because they can be seen from the freeway.
Goleta Signs – Pole signs like the Goodland Hotel are great for the hospitality industry because they can be seen from the freeway.

Santa Maria – Villa Maria Post Acute Illuminated Lightbox Sign

Villa Maria Post Acute in Santa Maria is a modern, state-of-the-art care center offering skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.

Santa Maria Signs – Villa Maria Post Acute is an illuminated lightbox sign that matches the modern services they bring to skilled nursing and rehabilitation.
Santa Maria Signs – Villa Maria Post Acute is an illuminated lightbox sign that matches the modern services they bring to skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

Sign Company Near Me, Orange County

Custom sign examples in Buena Park, Huntington Beach, and Mission Viejo, California.

Buena Park – Caremax Monument Sign

Caremax in Buena Park provides closed-door pharmacy services and medical supplies to various healthcare facilities and individual patients.

Monument signs like the one we did for Caremax are not just landmarks but are designed to last over a decade, blending durability with aesthetics to make a lasting first impression.

Buena Park Signs – Caremax can be easily seen from the road and uses channel letters that illuminate at night.
Buena Park Signs – Caremax can be easily seen from the road and uses channel letters that illuminate at night.

Huntington Beach – The Breakwater Apartments Property Management Signs

The Breakwater is an apartment community located in Huntington Beach, California. It was built in 1972 and consists of 400 units across two stories.

When they renovated the property, they wanted a sign company with extensive experience with apartment signs. We designed a sign system that included all their apartment signs. Window graphic signs, door signs, pool signs, wayfinding signs, directory signs, and parking signs, 

Huntington Beach Signs – These custom graphic door signs are part of a series we did for The Breakwater Apartments.
Huntington Beach Signs – These custom graphic door signs are part of a series we did for The Breakwater Apartments.

Mission Viejo – CAVA Monument Sign

Cava is known for its Mediterranean-inspired menu, offering curated bowls, pitas, salads, dips, and drinks.

When they moved into the Crown Valley Vista Center, we created and installed this sign to fit right into the existing monument sign.

Mission Viejo Signs – We do a lot of shopping mall monument updates like this one for CAVA.
Mission Viejo Signs – We do a lot of shopping mall monument updates like this one for CAVA.

…More Commercial Signs are Coming

Didn’t see your location this time? Check back with us again soon for more custom signs.

Next Custom Sign Areas:

  1. San Bernardino County
  2. Riverside County
  3. San Diego County
  4. Kern County
  5. San Luis Obispo County
  6. Imperial County

We Specialize in All Types of Signs

At Dave’s Signs, we specialize in various signage options to meet all your business needs and creative visions.

Outdoor Sign Company Near Me

We can create all the most popular types of outdoor signs, including:

Check out our Sign Galleries for photos of all the outdoor sign types.

Custom signs like this monument sign for Red Horse Plaza in Ojai make it easy to add and remove tenants.
Custom signs like this monument sign for Red Horse Plaza in Ojai make it easy to add and remove tenants.

3D Lettering and Logos: Stand-alone letters or logos that add depth and sophistication to a building’s exterior or entrance.

Illuminated Signs: This a catch-all term for signs that use lighting to enhance visibility and impact, especially effective in low-light conditions, and include varieties like neon signs and backlit panels, popular across many types of businesses.

Channel Letter Signs: These are 3D letters, often illuminated, mounted to a building’s facade, and popular for retail stores and restaurants.

Lightbox Signs: Illuminated signs with a translucent panel and internal lighting offer excellent day and night visibility and are a commonly used affordable option by retail stores, restaurants, and service businesses.

Commercial signs like this pylon sign next to the 101 freeway in Ventura will definitely get your brand noticed.
Commercial signs like this pylon sign next to the 101 freeway in Ventura will definitely get your brand noticed.

Pylon Signs: Tall, freestanding signs seen near highways or large shopping centers, great for high visibility from a distance.

Monument Signs: Often ground-level signs made of durable materials like stone or brick, used for entrances to corporate campuses, shopping centers, or residential areas.

Cabinet Signs: Tall, freestanding signs seen near highways or large shopping centers, great for high visibility from a distance. Gas station signs are probably some of the most common.

Directional and Wayfinding Signs: Essential for helping visitors navigate around large complexes, parks, or business areas.

Post and Panel Signs: Versatile and cost-effective, these signs are commonly used for real estate, construction sites, and directional purposes.

Window Graphics: Vinyl decals or clings applied to windows, effective for promotions, branding, or decorative purposes in retail and commercial settings. Another low-cost sign and graphics option.

Blade Signs: Projecting signs mounted perpendicularly to a building, easily seen by foot traffic, and ideal for businesses in busy streets or shopping areas. Downtown businesses love these.

LED Signs: Digital displays capable of showing changing text or graphics, ideal for businesses that need to update their messaging frequently. Gas stations or event spaces use this type of custom sign.

Murals: Large-scale paintings or artworks displayed on exterior walls; murals are a creative and impactful way to convey a brand’s identity, message, or artistic expression, adding aesthetic value to the urban landscape.

Indoor Sign Company Near Me

Including the most popular indoor signs from branding to navigation. Here’s a list of some commonly used indoor signs:

Check out our Sign Galleries for photos of all the indoor sign types.

Interior signage like this office lobby sign for ODU in Camarillo is an acrylic sign using halo-lit channel letters.
Interior signage like this office lobby sign for ODU in Camarillo is an acrylic sign using halo-lit channel letters.

Wayfinding Signs: These include directional signs, room identifiers, and floor numbers, crucial for helping people navigate large buildings like offices, hospitals, and schools.

ADA-Compliant Signs: Required in public spaces, these signs include braille and high-contrast visuals to aid those with disabilities.

Reception and Lobby Signs: Often the first thing visitors see, these signs can include the company logo and welcome messages, setting the tone for a business.

Wall Murals and Graphics: Used for branding and interior decoration, these can transform the look and feel of a space.

Menu Boards: Essential in restaurants and cafes, they display food and drink options.

Point of Purchase (POP) Displays: Located near checkout areas in retail stores inside banks, they promote products or special offers.

Custom signs like this office building wayfinding sign in Oxnards Topa Topa Tower add polish and compliance.
Custom signs like this office building wayfinding sign in Oxnards Topa Topa Tower add polish and compliance.

Safety and Compliance Signs: Include emergency exit signs, fire evacuation maps, and other health and safety-related signage.

Directory Signs: These signs are found in lobbies of multi-tenant buildings and list the names and locations of businesses or departments.

Office and Door Nameplates: Identify rooms, offices, or areas and can range from simple text to more elaborate designs featuring logos.

Informational Signs: Provide details about products, services, or facilities and can be used in various settings like museums, galleries, or information centers.

Indoor signs are more than just informative; they transform any indoor space. They boost your brand’s presence and ensure safety and compliance. Plus, they make navigating indoor settings a breeze!

Wood Sign Company Near Me

This custom sign is a popular post and panel monument sign for The Vines at Riverpark in Oxnard.
This custom sign is a popular post and panel monument sign for The Vines at Riverpark in Oxnard.

Wood signs are an excellent choice for several reasons. They have this natural, warm look that can make a place feel welcoming and cozy.

They’re perfect if you’re going for a rustic or vintage feel, but they’re also versatile enough to fit more modern designs.

Metal Sign Company Near Me

Waypoint Ventura uses metal for their custom signage that includes channel letters mountain atop a shipping container with vinyl graphics.
Waypoint Ventura uses metal for their custom signage that includes channel letters mountain atop a shipping container with vinyl graphics.

Metal signs are also a fantastic choice. They’re incredibly durable. Made to withstand all sorts of weather, they’re perfect for outdoor use and last for years. This durability means you’re getting tremendous value in the long run.

Metal signs, whether a brushed steel finish or a bold, painted aluminum, metal signs can give your business a modern and high-end feel.

Building Sign Company Near Me

Giorgio Armani in San Francisco is a branded storefront sign using halo-lit channel letters.
Giorgio Armani in San Francisco is a branded storefront sign using halo-lit channel letters.

Building signs are like a big hello to your customers, ensuring people can find you easily.

They give a sneak peek into your brand’s personality, setting the tone before anyone walks through the door. They’re great for standing out in a crowded street or shopping center.

Well-designed building signs boost brand awareness, making your business memorable even when your customers are no longer there.

Vinyl Sign Company Near Me

A window is a great place to add a vinyl sign. It another great place to get the business noticed.
A window is a great place to add a vinyl sign. It another great place to get the business noticed.

Vinyl signs are a hit for several reasons. First, they’re super versatile – you can use them indoors or outdoors, and they fit just about anywhere, from windows to walls to vehicles. They’re also durable, holding up well against weather and sunlight, which is excellent for long-term use.

Another big plus is how vibrant and eye-catching they can be. The colors really pop, making your message or brand hard to miss. And when it comes to customization, the sky’s the limit. 

Lastly, they’re cost-effective. You get a lot of bang for your buck with vinyl signs, especially considering how long and impactful they last. 

So, whether you’re promoting a sale, directing traffic, or just boosting your brand, vinyl signs are a solid choice.

Print Sign Company Near Me

Custom signage like this graphic print show what could be in Oxnards new Oakwood Residential Communities.
Custom signage like this graphic print show what could be in Oxnards new Oakwood Residential Communities.

Print signs are popular for businesses due to their versatility, cost-effectiveness, and ability to capture attention with vibrant colors and clear images. They are quick to produce and easy to install, making them ideal for timely promotions and flexible branding needs.

If You’re Looking for a Sign Shop Near Me, Look No Further than Dave’s Signs 

Southern California or Nationwide. We're your go-to sign company for signage services.
Southern California or Nationwide. We’re your go-to sign company for signage services.

Dave’s Signs is your complete commercial signage company. We can help you acquire permits, plan out and design your signs, fabrication, and installation, and be there when your sign needs maintenance. We have been helping businesses just like yours for over 30 years.

Have questions? No problem. Call us at ‭(805) 641-1387‬ for a free consultation or Request a Quote online.

 

 

Lobby Signs 101: What You Need to Know

At Dave’s Signs, we understand the power of a captivating first impression. That’s why we specialize in crafting exceptional lobby signs that leave a lasting impact. Welcome to “Lobby Signs 101: What You Need to Know,” where we’ll take you on a journey through everything you need to know about these vital elements of your business’s visual identity.

Corporate office lobby signs like this neon sign we did for UNTUCKit in New York City really make a statement.
Corporate office lobby signs like this neon sign we did for UNTUCKit in New York City really make a statement.

Lobby Signs Enhance Your Brand Image

In this guide, we’ll delve into the importance of custom lobby signs and how they can elevate your brand. Whether you’re a small mom-and-pop business, a multi-location enterprise in Southern California, a nationwide company with branches across the country, or a property management company overseeing numerous properties, we’ve got you covered.

 

Let Us Help You Make Informed Decisions

Our goal is to educate and empower businesses like yours with the knowledge to make informed decisions about interior lobby signs. We’ll explore different types of indoor signs, sign materials, design considerations, and customization options for various buyer categories. Whether you’re looking to create a unique local charm or maintain consistent branding across multiple locations, we’ve got insights tailored to your needs.

 

The Creation Process

Office signs like this dimensional letter sign for Derby Curtis LLP in Los Angeles in are simple but look so appealing.
Office signs like this dimensional letter sign for Derby Curtis LLP in Los Angeles in are simple but look so appealing.

Beyond design, we’ll also walk you through the lobby signage creation process, installation logistics, and long-term maintenance strategies. We understand that every aspect of custom lobby sign management matters, from the initial design collaboration to keeping your signs in pristine condition for years to come.

 

Let’s Get Started

So, let’s dive in and unlock the secrets to crafting remarkable reception signs that make a statement about your business. With Dave’s Signs as your trusted guide, you can expect nothing less than exceptional service and expertise throughout your lobby sign journey.

 

Understanding the Importance of Lobby Signs

You might be wondering, what makes lobby signs so crucial for your business? Allow us to shed some light on their significance and the impact they can have.

Office lobby signs like this halo-lit channel letters sign for ODU in Camarillo, CA go long way to present a professional image.
Office lobby signs like this halo-lit channel letters sign for ODU in Camarillo, CA go long way to present a professional image.

Lobby signs serve as the first point of contact between your business and visitors. They play a vital role in creating a positive and memorable first impression. As customers step into your space, a well-crafted lobby sign immediately communicates your brand’s professionalism, credibility, and attention to detail.

 

Office Signs Shape Your Brand Identity

Beyond aesthetics, lobby signs contribute to shaping your brand identity. They become a visual representation of your company’s values, culture, and unique selling points. By incorporating your logo, tagline, or other brand elements, lobby signs help reinforce your brand message and enhance customer perception.

Some might even say they are your silent brand ambassador.

 

Standing Out in a Crowded Space

In today’s competitive marketplace, standing out is essential. A thoughtfully designed and strategically placed lobby sign can differentiate your business from competitors. It can make your space more memorable and leave a lasting impression on customers, making them more likely to return and recommend your services to others.

 

Exceptional Customer Experience

Indoor signs like this window graphic sign for Towbes Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA is the perfect solution.
Indoor signs like this window graphic sign for Towbes Foundation in Santa Barbara, CA is the perfect solution.

Lobby signs also offer an opportunity to showcase your commitment to quality and excellence. Whether it’s through sleek dimensional lettering, eye-catching illumination, or dynamic digital displays, these signs reflect your professional attention to detail and dedication to providing an exceptional customer experience.

In summary, lobby signs are not just decorative elements—they are powerful branding and marketing tools. They contribute to a positive customer experience, elevate your brand’s perception, and set the stage for a successful business interaction. By investing in a well-designed lobby sign, you’re investing in your business’s long-term success and growth.

 

Choosing the Right Corporate Lobby Signs for Your Business

We ship corporate lobby signs nationwide like this one for tekservePOS in Hoffman Estates, IL.
We ship corporate lobby signs nationwide like this one for tekservePOS in Hoffman Estates, IL.

When it comes to selecting the perfect lobby sign for your business, we understand the importance of finding a solution that aligns with your unique needs and goals. Here are some essential factors to consider:

First, let’s start with your target audience and business objectives. Who are you trying to reach, and what message do you want to convey? Understanding your audience will help you determine the design elements and visual language that will resonate with them.

These Bourke Wealth Management office signs in Santa Barbara, CA make a great first impressions.
These Bourke Wealth Management office signs in Santa Barbara, CA make a great first impressions.

Next, explore the various types of lobby signs available. From dimensional lettering that adds depth and sophistication to illuminated signs that grab attention, there are numerous options to consider. Digital displays can bring dynamic content and versatility to your lobby, allowing you to showcase promotions or share important information.

Materials and colors also play a significant role in creating a compelling lobby sign. Consider materials that align with your brand image, such as acrylic, metal, cor-ten steel, wood, or you can even get creative. Colors should reflect your brand’s personality while maintaining readability and visibility.

Custom lobby signs – The Trade Desk in Ventura uses brushed aluminum, grass and external overhead lighting.
Custom lobby signs – The Trade Desk in Ventura uses brushed aluminum, grass and external overhead lighting.

Of course, budgetary considerations are important as well. We can work with you to find the right balance between quality and affordability, ensuring that you get a lobby sign that fits your financial parameters.

Lastly, think about long-term maintenance requirements. Some materials and finishes may require more upkeep than others. We can provide guidance on the best practices for maintaining the appearance and functionality of your lobby sign over time.

 

Leave a Lasting Impression

By carefully evaluating these factors, you can choose a lobby sign that speaks volumes about your business and leaves a lasting impression on visitors. Remember, we’re here to help you navigate through the options and create a lobby sign that truly reflects your brand’s identity and goals.

 

Customizing Lobby Signs for Different Buyer Categories

Logo signs like this one for Ambulnz in Torrance California present a professional image to employees and customers alike.
Logo signs like this one for Ambulnz in Torrance California present a professional image to employees and customers alike.

At Dave’s Signs, we understand that different businesses have unique requirements when it comes to lobby signs. Let’s explore how we can customize lobby signs for various buyer categories:

Mom-and-Pop Businesses with One Location:

Interior wall signs like this custom lobby sign for Ispire Ducore in Los Angeles, CA can be subtle but effective.
Interior wall signs like this custom lobby sign for Ispire Ducore in Los Angeles, CA can be subtle but effective.

   – We can provide cost-effective options and design ideas tailored to smaller budgets.

   – Our team can help you infuse local charm and uniqueness into your lobby sign to reflect the character of your business and community.

Business Owners with Multiple Locations in Southern California:

Logo signs like this custom made business stand for Bank of the Sierra really stand out in all their locations.
Logo signs like this custom made business stand for Bank of the Sierra really stand out in all their locations in California.

   – Consistent branding across multiple sites is crucial. We can assist in developing strategies to ensure brand uniformity across all your locations.

   – Our streamlined production and installation processes make managing multiple lobby signs more efficient and hassle-free.

   – We can leverage our knowledge of Southern California to incorporate local elements that resonate with the community and enhance brand recognition.

Nationwide Businesses with Locations Across the Country:

Standard reception area signs for Focalpoint Partners LLC were used in all their locations nationwide.
Standard reception area signs for Focalpoint Partners LLC were used in all their locations nationwide.

   – Standardizing lobby sign design and branding guidelines is essential to maintain a cohesive brand image. We can help you develop a comprehensive signage program that meets your national requirements.

   – Coordinating production and installation logistics across multiple locations can be complex. Our expertise and network allow us to efficiently manage these aspects for you.

   – We understand that regional variations and customization needs may arise. We can work with you to address these specific requirements while maintaining brand consistency.

Property Management Companies with Numerous Properties:

Corporate lobby signs like this one for 7530 Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank, CA use acrylic name plates that can be easily updated.
Corporate lobby signs like this one for 7530 Glenoaks Blvd. in Burbank, CA use acrylic name plates that can be easily updated.

   – Scalability and flexibility are key when it comes to lobby signs for property management companies. We can create customized solutions that can be adapted to various properties within your portfolio.

   – We understand the importance of consistent branding while accommodating the unique characteristics of each property. Our team can provide solutions that meet both requirements.

   – Managing installations and ongoing maintenance for multiple locations can be challenging. We have the resources and experience to handle these tasks efficiently, ensuring your lobby signs always make a positive impression.

Assisting Other Sign Companies Looking for a Local Partner:

Indoor signs like this face lit channel letter sign for Google in Santa Barbara, CA use LED lights that are energy efficient
Indoor signs like this face lit channel letter sign for Google in Santa Barbara, CA use LED lights that are energy efficient

   – If you’re a sign company calling from out of state and seeking a local partner in Southern California, we’re here to assist you.

   – We can showcase our expertise and local knowledge to help you execute sign projects smoothly in our area.

   – Partnering with us provides the benefits of working with a reliable local sign company that understands the unique aspects of the Southern California market.

 

Interior signs like this Bank of the Sierra acrylic logo sign are in all locations across California.
Interior signs like this Bank of the Sierra acrylic logo sign are in all locations across California.

No matter your buyer category, we have the expertise and flexibility to customize lobby signs that meet your specific needs. Our goal is to ensure your lobby sign becomes an impactful representation of your business, aligning with your brand identity and making a statement to your visitors. Let’s collaborate to create a custom lobby sign that exceeds your expectations.

 

The Lobby Sign Design and Installation Process

Custom signs like this one for Matax Consulting in Diamondbar and San Francisco use channel letters that are metal laminates and back-lit.
Custom signs like this one for Matax Consulting in Diamondbar and San Francisco use channel letters that are metal laminates and back-lit.

At Dave’s Signs, we pride ourselves on providing a seamless and collaborative design and installation process for your lobby and interior signs everywhere. Here’s a glimpse into how we make it happen:

 

Collaborative Design Process:

   – We believe in working closely with our clients to bring their vision to life. Through consultations and discussions, we gather your ideas, preferences, and branding guidelines.

   – Our team of skilled designers will then create mock-ups and visual representations of your lobby sign, allowing you to provide feedback and make necessary adjustments until we achieve the perfect design.

Office signs like this one for New American Funding in Whittier, CA look like brushed aluminum, but are actually metal laminates.
Office signs like this one for New American Funding in Whittier, CA look like brushed aluminum, but are actually metal laminates.

Considerations for Size, Placement, and Visibility:

   – Choosing the right size for your lobby sign is crucial to ensure it stands out without overwhelming the space. We consider factors such as the size of your lobby, architectural features, and viewing angles to determine the optimal dimensions.

   – Placement plays a significant role in maximizing the impact of your lobby sign. We assess different placement options, considering visibility from various entry points and sightlines.

   – We also take lighting and natural light sources into account, ensuring your lobby sign is well-illuminated and visible, even in dimly lit areas.

These indoor signs in the lobby area for CACI in Goleta use frosted glass to create privacy while still making a good first impression.
These indoor signs in the lobby area for CACI in Goleta use frosted glass to create privacy while still making a good first impression.

Production and Fabrication Techniques:

   – Once the design is finalized, our team utilizes state-of-the-art production and fabrication techniques to bring your lobby sign to life. We work with high-quality materials and employ skilled craftsmanship to ensure a durable and visually stunning end result.

Installation Methods and Timeline Expectations:

   – Our experienced installation team handles the entire installation process, ensuring precision and professionalism.

   – We collaborate with you to determine the most convenient installation schedule, minimizing disruption to your business operations.

   – Our goal is to complete the installation efficiently, ensuring your lobby sign is securely mounted and perfectly aligned.

Office signs that match your exterior signage have a consistent feel throughout – The Towbes Group, Santa Barbara, CA.
Office signs that match your exterior signage have a consistent feel throughout – The Towbes Group, Santa Barbara, CA.

Throughout the design and installation process, we maintain open lines of communication with you, keeping you informed at every stage. Our team’s expertise and attention to detail ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience, from the initial design concept to the final installation of your stunning lobby sign.

By entrusting your lobby sign project to us, you can have confidence in our ability to deliver exceptional results that exceed your expectations. Let’s work together to create a lobby sign that becomes the focal point of your space, leaving a lasting impression on everyone who walks through your doors.

 

Maintaining and Updating Lobby Signs

Logo signs or custom lobby signs can even be used to cover conference room doors like this one for Dekra in Oxnard, CA.
Logo signs or custom lobby signs can even be used to cover conference room doors like this one for Dekra in Oxnard, CA.

Ensuring the longevity and pristine appearance of your office lobby signs is essential. We’re here to guide you on maintaining and updating your lobby signage as needed:

 

Maintenance Best Practices for Lobby Signage:

   – Regular cleaning and maintenance are crucial to preserve the visual impact of your lobby sign. We recommend using non-abrasive cleaners and soft cloths to gently remove dust and dirt.

   – Inspecting your office signs periodically allows you to identify any signs of wear, damage, or malfunction. Promptly addressing any issues ensures your sign remains in optimal condition.

Ventura Orthopedics logo sign uses metal laminates that look like brushed aluminum at a much lower cost.
Ventura Orthopedics logo sign uses metal laminates that look like brushed aluminum at a much lower cost.

Importance of Regular Cleaning and Inspections:

   – Regular cleaning not only keeps your lobby sign looking its best but also ensures readability and visibility. Clean signs contribute to a positive first impression of your business.

   – Regular inspections allow you to identify any signs of fading, peeling, or damage to the materials or lighting elements. Addressing these issues promptly helps maintain the integrity and functionality of your lobby sign.

Updating Lobby Signs to Reflect Brand Changes or Trends:

Imagine your office lobby reception area looking like this. Another wow! for the The Trade Desk in Ventura, CA.
Imagine your office lobby reception area looking like this. Another wow! for the The Trade Desk in Ventura, CA.

   – Over time, your brand identity may evolve, or industry trends may change. We can assist you in updating your lobby sign to reflect these updates while maintaining brand consistency.

   – Whether it’s incorporating new logos, changing color schemes, or adapting the design to align with a refreshed brand strategy, we have the expertise to seamlessly update your lobby sign.

By following these maintenance practices and staying proactive, you can extend the lifespan of your lobby sign and ensure it continues to make a positive impact. And when the time comes for updates or modifications, our team is ready to assist you every step of the way.

Interior signs like this metal laminate reception area sign for Smart Home Mortgage in Oxnard, CA has a local charm feel.
Interior signs like this metal laminate reception area sign for Smart Home Mortgage in Oxnard, CA has a local charm feel.

Remember, a well-maintained and thoughtfully updated lobby sign speaks volumes about your business’s commitment to excellence and attention to detail. Let us help you keep your lobby sign looking its best and reflecting the evolving nature of your brand.

 

Conclusion

We hope this comprehensive resource has provided you with valuable insights into lobby signs and their impact on your business.

Lobby space doesn't have to be just plain white walls. Spice it up with your logo – The Trade Desk 3D sign in Ventura, CA.
Lobby space doesn’t have to be just plain white walls. Spice it up with your logo – The Trade Desk 3D sign in Ventura, CA.

Lobby signs are more than just decorative elements; they are powerful tools for creating a positive first impression, enhancing your brand identity, and elevating your business’s professionalism. Whether you’re a mom-and-pop business, a multi-location enterprise, a nationwide company, or a property management company, we understand your unique needs and can customize lobby signs to meet your specific requirements.

From choosing the right lobby sign design and materials to ensuring proper installation and maintenance, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. At Dave’s Signs, we pride ourselves on our expertise, quality craftsmanship, and exceptional customer service.

 

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Custom wayfinding signs give you the professional appearance while meeting ADA compliance – Topa Financial Tower in Oxnard, CA.
Custom wayfinding signs give you the professional appearance while meeting ADA compliance – Topa Financial Tower in Oxnard, CA.

From hotel lobby signage to elegant wayfinding solutions and interactive touchpoints, the right signs can dramatically uplift the guest experience.

Dave’s Signs invites you to reach out to us for further assistance and to explore how we can help bring your lobby sign vision to life. Our team is ready to collaborate with you, ensuring your lobby sign becomes an impressive statement that leaves a lasting impression on your customers and visitors.

 

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