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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.

 

 

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.

Pylon Signs: The Ultimate Guide

If you’ve ever driven by a towering sign by the road, you’ve seen a pylon sign. They stand tall, command attention, and significantly influence how we find and perceive businesses. Whether you’re a small mom-and-pop store, a nationwide franchise, or someone who manages multiple properties, pylon signs make a statement. 

Custom pylon signs like the Ventura Sign can be easily seen by passing traffic on the 101 freeway.
Custom pylon signs like the Ventura Sign can be easily seen by passing traffic on the 101 freeway.

But what makes them so important? Let’s dive in. 

At Dave’s Signs, we’ve been making pylon signs for years. We’re here to help you understand their value and how they can make a difference for your business. 

Ready? Let’s get started.

 

What are Pylon Signs?

Another view of the Ventura pylon sign showcases the city of Ventura and Rip Curl, a local surf shop.
Another view of the Ventura pylon sign advertises the city of Ventura and Rip Curl, a local surf shop.

Pylon signs, often seen gracing highways and busy streets, are more than just towering advertisements.

Let’s break down their essentials:

 

Definition and Types of Pylon Signs:

   – At their core, pylon signs are freestanding structures. They’re elevated from the ground, typically supported by one or two poles. These signs come in various shapes and sizes; you’ve probably seen some with LED lights or digital displays, like this gas station sign pictured below.

Pylon signs really stand out to motorists like this one for Conserve Fuel in Santa Barbara, CA.
Pylon signs really stand out to motorists like this one for Conserve Fuel in Santa Barbara, CA.

 

Historical Significance and the Evolution of Pylon Signs:

   – While the modern pylon signs we know are relatively recent, the idea of tall, standing signs has historical roots. From ancient obelisks marking territories to the towering neon of the 20th century, signs have always reached for the skies. Over time, technology and design have evolved, making today’s pylon signs more versatile and eye-catching.

 

Benefits of Using Pylon Signs Over Other Types of Signage:

   – Here’s where the magic happens. Pylon signs offer unmatched visibility. Imagine driving down a road, and what catches your eye? The tall, illuminated sign that’s hard to miss, right? But that’s not all. These signs are also durable, customizable, and can showcase multiple businesses if located in a plaza or industrial park. They truly stand out, both in height and impact.

 

As we journey through this guide, we’ll delve deeper into how pylon signs can benefit various businesses. Whether you’re new to the concept or seeking a fresh perspective, we’ve got insights to share.

 

What is the Difference Between a Pole Sign & a Pylon Sign?

Double sided custom lightbox pole signs like this one for the Goodland Hotel in Goleta, CA tower above surrounding buildings.
Double sided custom lightbox pole signs like this one for the Goodland Hotel in Goleta, CA tower above surrounding buildings.

Pole signs and pylon signs are often used interchangeably in casual conversation because of their similarities, but there are subtle differences between the two:

Structure & Design:

   – Pole Signs: As the name suggests, these signs are typically mounted on a single pole. They are more simplistic in design, emphasizing elevating the sign high for visibility. 

   – Pylon Signs: Pylon signs can be supported by one or more poles or pillars and often have more architectural features or decorative elements than simpler pole signs. The base of a pylon sign might be encased in materials like brick or stone, adding to its aesthetic appeal.

Size & Height: 

   – Both signs can be tall, but pylon signs are often more substantial in their overall presence. Pylon signs may also incorporate multi-tenant listings for shopping centers or business parks.

Usage:

The M Malibu pylon sign has excellent visibility and can be easily seen by passing traffic on the PCH.
The M Malibu pylon sign has excellent visibility and can be easily seen by passing traffic on the PCH.

   – Pole Signs: Often found in places where the primary goal is to be seen from a distance, like highways or busy roads. Gas stations and fast-food restaurants commonly use pole signs.

   – Pylon Signs: These are used in similar settings but can also be found at the entrances of malls, business parks, or multi-tenant complexes because of their ability to incorporate more detailed information and design elements.

Aesthetic Appeal:

   – Pylon signs generally offer more room for design customization and aesthetic enhancements, while pole signs lean more towards functionality and visibility.

In the signage industry, the distinction between the two can blur, and sometimes, the terms might be used interchangeably. However, when commissioning or purchasing a sign, it’s essential to be clear about the specific features corporate colors and design elements you’re seeking.

 

What’s the Difference Between Monument and Pylon Signs?

Both pylon and monument signs are popular types of freestanding exterior signs, but they have distinct differences in design, purpose, and placement. Here’s a breakdown:

 

Pylon Signs:

Pepe's Mexican Food is a classic neon pylon sign in Goleta for a restaurant that has been around since 1958.
Pepe’s Mexican Food is a classic neon pylon sign in Goleta for a restaurant that has been around since 1958.

Height: Pylon signs are typically taller than monument signs, sometimes reaching several feet to even towering heights. They’re designed to be visible from a distance, often alongside highways or major roads.

Structure: They usually stand on one or two poles or pillars, allowing the actual signage part to be elevated well above ground level.

Purpose: Because of their height, pylon signs are ideal for businesses or locations that want to grab attention from a distance, such as gas stations, shopping centers, or businesses set back from the road.

Visibility: Pylon signs are often illuminated, making them noticeable day and night.

 

Monument Signs:

Apartment buildings like this monument sign for NoHo Centre Apartments in Los Angeles, CA.
Apartment buildings like this monument sign for NoHo Centre Apartments in Los Angeles, CA.

Height: Monument signs are generally shorter and closer to the ground than pylon signs. They often match a person’s height or are just a bit taller.

Structure: These signs have a solid base that rests directly on or near the ground, often made from materials that give a substantial, permanent look, such as stone, brick, or metal.

Purpose: Monument signs are designed to integrate seamlessly with the surrounding landscape and architecture. They’re commonly found at the entrances of corporate campuses, parks, subdivisions, schools, churches and apartment complexes.

Visibility: While they can also be illuminated, monument signs are more about creating a sense of permanence, elegance, or prestige rather than being seen from great distances.

 

In essence, while both signs serve the purpose of branding a company’s information and direction, pylon signs are all about height and visibility. In contrast, monument signs focus on presenting a grounded, solid, and often upscale appearance.

 

Why Pylon Signs are a Perfect Fit for Various Types of Businesses

Pylon signs aren’t one-size-fits-all. They cater to diverse businesses, each with unique needs and ambitions. Let’s understand how:

Mom and Pop Businesses with One Location:

When the Amanzi Hotel took over the Country Inn in Ventura they used the existing pylon sign structure.
When the Amanzi Hotel took over the Country Inn in Ventura they used the existing pylon sign structure.

   – Cost-effective advertisement: Think of pylon signs as a 24/7 salesperson. Without breaking the bank, these signs introduce passersby to your business and welcome customers day and night.

   – Establishing a local presence: For local gems hidden away, a pylon sign can be the beacon guiding customers to your door. It’s like planting a flag in your community and proudly announcing, “We’re here, and we’re open for business!”

   – Directing traffic to the establishment: A well-placed sign can navigate potential customers to your storefront, especially if you’re tucked away from the main road.

 

Business Owners with Multiple Locations in Southern California:

Pylon signage like this one for Ganas Auto in Oxnard, CA is a very tall sign that can be seen from long distances.
Pylon signage like this one for Ganas Auto in Oxnard, CA is a very tall sign that can be seen from long distances.

   – Uniformity in branding: Pylon signs ensure a consistent look across all outlets. This means an auto dealership in Oxnard, like Ganas above, and another in San Fernando can have the same signature sign, building brand recognition.

   – Greater visibility over larger areas: The sprawling landscape of Southern California demands signs that can be seen from a distance. Pylon signs bridge that gap, ensuring every outlet stands tall and gets noticed.

   – Enhanced business image and perception: Multiple outlets with uniform, impressive pylon signs send a clear message: “We’re professional, established, and here to serve you.”

 

Nationwide Businesses with Locations Across the Country:

Whether your business is local or nationwide, we can make sure your pylon sign design is consistent.
Whether your business is local or nationwide, we can make sure your pylon sign design is consistent.

   – Maintaining consistent branding: Whether you’re in California or Colorado, pylon signs can help maintain a cohesive brand image. This consistency reassures customers and builds trust.

   – Ease of replication and scalability: One of the strengths of pylon signs is that they can be replicated with the same design standards, ensuring brand uniformity regardless of location.

   – Adapting to regional needs: While maintaining brand consistency is crucial, pylon signs allow for tweaks and customizations. This way, businesses can cater to local tastes and preferences while staying true to their brand.

 

Property Management Companies:

Check out this custom pylon sign for Mountain Gate Plaza in Simi Valley. The perfect sign for tenant businesses.
Check out this custom pylon sign for Mountain Gate Plaza in Simi Valley. The perfect sign for tenant businesses.

   – Easy identification of properties: Managing multiple properties? Pylon signs can act as landmarks, making it easier for visitors and potential tenants to locate and recognize your properties.

   – Enhancing aesthetic appeal: A well-designed pylon sign serves a functional purpose and can elevate the visual appeal of shopping malls, business complexes and office buildings.

   – Ensuring safety and regulations compliance: Safety is paramount. Pylon signs can be designed to adhere to local regulations, ensuring they’re effective and compliant.

 

Other Sign Companies from Out of State:

Check out this double sided ship-in illuminated lightbox pylon sign we installed for Black Bear Diner in Ventura, CA.
Check out this double sided ship-in illuminated lightbox pylon sign we installed for Black Bear Diner in Ventura, CA.

   – Partnering with a local touch: Collaborating with a local sign company, like Dave’s Signs, ensures you get that local expertise. We know the region, its regulations, and its preferences.

   – Understanding regional dynamics: Every region has its unique quirks. By partnering locally, out-of-state companies can ensure their signs resonate with the local audience.

   – Local sourcing and efficiency: Working with Dave’s Signs means tapping into our experienced team of sign technicians familiar with all the local ordinances. This ensures quality and makes the process more efficient and seamless.

No matter the scale or scope of the business, pylon signs play a pivotal role in brand visibility and recognition. They’re not just signs; they’re statements. And we’re here to help craft the perfect message for you.

 

Six Key Considerations for Pylon Signs

Get the perfect sign on metal poles - like this neon sign for El Tecolote Cafe in Camarillo, CA.
Get the perfect sign on metal poles – like this neon sign for El Tecolote Cafe in Camarillo, CA.

Choosing the right pylon sign is comparable to selecting a tailored suit – it should fit your business perfectly. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind:

 

Material and Durability:

   – Pylon signs can be exposed to varying weather conditions. The choice of materials, whether aluminum, steel, or acrylic, impacts the sign’s longevity. We always advise selecting durable materials that can withstand the elements.

Pylon signs make great outdoor signage for apartment complexes like this one 555 Apartments in Milpitas, CA.
Pylon signs make great outdoor signage for apartment complexes like this one 555 Apartments in Milpitas, CA.

Customizability and Design Elements:

   – Every business is unique. Your sign should reflect that. Consider design elements like color, typography, and graphics. Should your sign be double sided? The more custom options available, the better your sign will represent your brand.

 

Lighting Options: LED vs. Traditional:

 – Illumination can make or break a pylon sign’s effectiveness. LED lights offer energy efficiency and longevity, while traditional lights might provide a particular aesthetic. Determine which suits your needs and budget. Gas station digital displays typically use LED, while an industrial park may traditionally feature channel letter or lightbox signage solutions that list multiple businesses.

 

Cost Considerations and Return on Investment:

   – Like any business decision, cost plays a role. However, it’s essential to view pylon signs as an investment. Think of the visibility and brand recognition they offer. A well-placed and well-designed sign can drive traffic and revenue.

 

Local Regulations and Compliance:

   – Every region has sign regulations, from size restrictions to lighting guidelines. Awareness of these regulations and ensuring your sign complies is crucial. We at Dave’s Signs always prioritize staying updated on local rules.

Do you need a site survey? or need help with permits? No problem, we are your one stop shop, and can help you navigate the local permitting process, hassle free.

 

Maintenance and Long-term Serviceability:

   – A sign is not a “set it and forget it” endeavor. Over time, maintenance might be required, be it for the lighting, structure, or design updates. Consider the ease of maintenance and potential long-term service needs.

Making the right decisions when selecting your pylon sign can significantly enhance its impact and longevity. Considering these factors, you’ll be better equipped to make an informed choice. And, of course, we’re always here to guide you every step of the way.

 

Do You Need to Update Existing Pole Signs?

It didn't take much for us to set up this sign for Cascabel in Los Angeles since the structure was already in place.
It didn’t take much for us to set up this sign for Cascabel in Los Angeles since the structure was already in place.

In the dynamic business world, tenants come and go, brands get refreshed, and messages evolve. Thankfully, pylon signs are designed with this ebb and flow in mind. 

Let’s dive into the benefits and the simplicity of updating an existing pylon sign for a new tenant or business:

 

Cost-Effective Transition:

   – Updating an existing pylon sign is often more cost-effective than installing a brand-new sign. The structure and electrical systems are already in place, so you’re primarily updating the sign’s face or graphics.

 

Speedy Brand Placement:

   – Updating for a new tenant can be swift with the foundational elements already established. This means businesses can quickly establish their presence, ensuring minimal downtime and fast brand visibility.

 

Flexibility in Design:

   – Modern pylon signs are designed with customization in mind. Whether the new tenant desires a change in color, logo, typography, or even illumination style, these modifications can be easily achieved, ensuring the sign reflects the brand’s current aesthetics and messaging.

 

Sustainable Choice:

   – In a world increasingly conscious of environmental impact, reusing and modifying the existing structure as needed is a greener choice. It reduces waste, minimizes the carbon footprint of manufacturing new materials, and promotes a sustainable business practice.

 

Seamless Integration:

   – For multi-tenant complexes, updating a segment of a pylon sign ensures that the overall look remains cohesive. The sign complements the environment and other businesses while accommodating the new tenant.

 

Maintain Regulatory Compliance:

   – If your existing pylon sign already adheres to local signage regulations, updates for new tenants will likely remain compliant. This saves businesses from navigating the often complex regulatory landscape anew.

 

Boosted Tenant Appeal:

   – For property managers or commercial space owners, the ease of updating pylon signs can be a selling point. Potential tenants recognize the value of having a sign that can be swiftly and effectively customized to their branding needs.

 

In conclusion, updating an existing pylon sign for a new tenant or business is not just a practical decision; it’s a strategic one. It offers the dual benefits of rapid brand visibility and cost savings while being an environmentally considerate choice. 

 

Whether you’re a property owner, a new tenant, or a business on the move, leveraging the versatility of pylon signs can set you on a swift path to visibility and recognition.

 

Why Dave’s Signs is the Ultimate Choice for Your Pylon Signs

You can't go wrong with pylon signage especially when you are a gas station, like this neon sign in Fillmore, CA.
You can’t go wrong with pylon signage especially when you are a gas station, like this neon sign in Fillmore, CA.

When crafting the perfect pylon sign for your business, there’s no substitute for experience, expertise, and commitment. Here’s why Dave’s Signs is your go-to choice:

 

Expertise and Years of Experience:

   – We’ve been in the sign business since 1992 and have seen trends come and go. This experience means we know what works, what lasts, and how to innovate for the future.

 

Comprehensive Services: From Design to Installation and Maintenance:

   – Our team is with you every step of the way. We’ll help conceptualize the perfect design, meticulously install it, and even offer maintenance services to ensure your sign remains in top condition.

 

Trustworthiness: A Long List of Repeat Customers:

   – Over the years, we’ve worked with diverse clients, from small local businesses to nationwide brands. Their repeat business, and our portfolio testify to our dedication and quality.

 

Wide-reaching Service Area:

   – While deeply rooted in Southern California, our services don’t stop there. We’ve built signs for businesses nationwide and have even partnered with out-of-state companies, providing the local expertise they need. Check out our local installation and service area for more information.

 

Commitment to Quality:

   – At Dave’s Signs, we believe in crafting signs that stand the test of time. Whether it’s the materials we choose, the technologies we adopt, or the craftsmanship of our team, quality is at the heart of what we do.

 

Personalized Consultations:

   – We understand that every business is unique, and so are their signage needs. That’s why we offer personalized consultations to ensure the final product aligns perfectly with your vision and objectives.

Whether you have existing brand guidelines you want us to follow or need a sign system designed completely from scratch, we have a team of designers and sign experts that can assist you in making the right decisions for your business.

 

Choosing a sign company is more than just a transaction; it’s a partnership. At Dave’s Signs, we commit to being a trusted partner, guiding and supporting your signage journey. We pride ourselves on turning ideas into vibrant realities.

 

Contact Dave’s Signs for Your Pylon Sign Needs

Tall signs like this custom pylon sign for Oxnard Lemon stand out in strip malls and alert motorists - We're here!
Tall signs like this custom pylon sign for Oxnard Lemon stand out in strip malls and alert motorists – We’re here!

Whether you want to order pylon signs for your new business or redesign your existing pylon sign, call Dave’s Signs.

Serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Counties, and Nationwide

You can reach us at ‭‭‭(805) 641-1387‬‬‬ or Request a Quote online.  Contact us! We’re always happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

Sign Installation Near Me

Your Local Sign Installation Company in Ventura, Santa Barbara and Greater Los Angeles Counties: and Nationwide

WW sign installation at the new Wagon Wheel Residential Community in Oxnard, CA.
WW sign installation at the new Wagon Wheel Residential Community in Oxnard, CA.

At Dave’s Signs, we take pride in being a premier provider of sign installations. Serving Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles counties, we have extended our expert services to our local clients that are nationwide.

A Reputation Built on Excellence

We have built a formidable reputation based on prompt, professional, and courteous service. Our expertise and commitment to our customers has made us a trusted and reliable signage partner.

From Nationwide Companies to Small Businesses

Dave's Signs designed, fabricated, and installed this gas station sign in Fillmore, California.
Dave’s Signs designed, fabricated, and installed this gas station sign in Fillmore, California.

For over 30 years, companies in every industry have trusted us for their sign installation, survey work, permitting, and maintenance. We’ve proved our competence and versatility with vast experience serving in the greater Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura County areas: and Nationwide.

Our Sign Installation Services

We offer a complete range of professional sign installation services. Typically we design and fabricate the signs we install, but we also install signs – known as “ship-ins” from other sign companies or national sign accounts who are looking for a local sign company to handle the permitting process, survey work and installation.

We Guarantee Quality Workmanship & Proper Installation:

  • Building Signs
  • Outdoor Signs
  • Indoor Signs
  • Architectural Signage
  • Shopping Mall Signs
  • Restaurant Signs
  • Storefront Signs
  • Pylon Signs
  • Office Signs
  • Lobby Signs
  • High Rise Building Signs
  • Property Management Signs
  • Apartment Signs
  • Business Park Signs
  • Hotel Signs
  • Healthcare Signs
  • ADA Signs
  • Monument Signs
  • Directory Signs
  • Parking Lot Signs
  • Residential Community Signs
  • Movie Theater Signs
  • Gas Station Signs
  • Dimensional Letter Signs
  • Illuminated Signs
  • Channel Letters
  • Custom Graphics
  • Blade Signs
  • Awning Signs
  • Marquee Signs
  • Digital Signs
  • Window Signs
  • Wall Signs
  • Murals
  • Floor Signs
  • Even Large Banners

 

Dave’s Signs, a Full Service Commercial Sign Company

Gary Marshall Theatre illuminated sign installation in Burbank, CA by Dave's Signs.
Gary Marshall Theatre illuminated sign installation in Burbank, CA by Dave’s Signs.

Our services extend beyond just sign installation. We have a talented in-house Design Department ready to collaborate with you to craft your ideal custom signs. Whether starting from scratch or following existing branding guidelines, we can create a comprehensive sign system tailored to your company’s needs. Plus, we don’t stop there. We also offer full service fabrication and we are one of the last sign companies in California with an on-site neon facility.

Dave's Signs does more than sign installation. Here is a neon sign being made at our on-site neon facility.
Dave’s Signs does more than sign installation. Here is a neon sign being made at our on-site neon facility.

Big or small, we work with every type of customer

Our project managers are familiar with all local codes in California and are standing by ready to work with you on your professional installation.

 

Mom & Pop Businesses with One Location

Electrical work is important when it comes to sign installation. Shanghai Beers Gardens halo-lit channel letters installation in Ventura, CA.
Electrical work is important when it comes to sign installation. Shanghai Beers Gardens halo-lit channel letters installation in Ventura, CA.

Mom and pop businesses with one location can greatly benefit from professional signage installation services from an experienced sign company, like Dave’s Signs. Installing eye-catching and well-designed signs can attract more customers, increase visibility, and establish a strong brand presence in the local community.

Properly installed signs reflect the professionalism and dedication of the business, making it stand out from competitors.

 

Business Owners with More than One Location in Southern California

Toppers Pizza Place has ten locations in Ventura & Los Angeles Counties. We installed ALL their signs.
Toppers Pizza Place has ten locations in Ventura & Los Angeles Counties. We installed ALL their signs.

For business owners with multiple locations in Southern California, like Toppers Pizza Place for example, consistent branding across all sites is essential. Professional sign installation ensures that each location maintains a uniform appearance, reinforcing brand recognition and creating a cohesive brand image. With expertise in handling multi-location projects, a sign installation service like ours can provide seamless coordination and reliable installation for all your sites.

 

Nationwide Businesses with Locations Across the Country

Untuckit has locations across the country. They hired us to handle locations locally, Dallas and New York City.
Untuckit has locations across the country. They hired us to handle locations locally, Dallas and New York City.

We at Dave’s Signs understand that nationwide businesses with locations spread across the country require a sign company to be capable of managing installations nationally. Coordinating sign installations in different regions and ensuring consistent quality and branding can be challenging. 

At Dave’s Signs, we offer professional sign installation services for local clients with projects nationwide. We have the expertise, resources, and network to handle installations efficiently, maintaining brand integrity and uniformity across all your locations.

 

Property Management Companies with Lots of Properties

We work with Property Management companies for sign installation services, from apartment complexes to shopping malls.
We work with Property Management companies for sign installation services, from apartment complexes to shopping malls. We do them all including high rise buildings.

Property management companies that oversee multiple properties, including apartment complexesshopping malls, and office buildings, often need signage installation services to enhance the appeal and functionality of their properties. Well-designed and professionally installed signs help tenants and visitors navigate the premises, communicate important information, and create a welcoming environment. 

Our sign installation experts can work closely with property management companies to understand your specific requirements and provide effective signage solutions for your properties.

 

Other Sign Companies from Out of State

National sign companies trust us for their local sign installation services. Like this pylon sign for Black Bear Diner in Ventura, CA.
National sign companies trust us for their local sign installation services. Like this pylon sign for Black Bear Diner in Ventura, CA.

We know sign companies calling from outside the area and seeking a local sign company have unique needs. They require a trusted partner who understands the local regulations, permits, and installation practices. As your local sign installation service company, we can collaborate with you to provide reliable, on-the-ground support for your projects. By leveraging our local expertise and resources, we ensure that your designs and standards are maintained while delivering high-quality installations within the desired timeframe.

 

A Few More Locally Installed Signs

Take a look at some of these notable signs we installed in various locations around Southern California.

 

Ventura County Sign Installation

Anytime Fitness exterior sign installation in Ventura, CA. We have a fleet of boom trucks standing by.
Anytime Fitness exterior sign installation in Ventura, CA. We have a fleet of boom trucks standing by.

 

Ganas Auto dealership exterior signs in Oxnard, CA. It's hard not to notice these channel letter signs.
Ganas Auto dealership exterior signs in Oxnard, CA. It’s hard not to notice these channel letter signs.

Ganas Auto uses the existing pylon structure of the previous dealership for their sign installation.

 

Monument directory sign installation in Ojai, CA for Red Horse Plaza. We also designed and built the sign.
Monument directory sign installation in Ojai, CA for Red Horse Plaza. We also designed and built the sign.

 

Santa Barbara County Sign Installation

Dealership monument sign restoration and installation in Santa Barbara, California.
Dealership monument sign restoration and installation in Santa Barbara, California.

 

Indoor lobby sign installation services for Bank of the Sierra in Santa Barbara, California. – Dimensional letter sign.
Indoor lobby sign installation services for Bank of the Sierra in Santa Barbara, California. – Dimensional letter sign.

 

Illuminated blade sign installation for Dargan's Irish Pub in downtown Santa Barbara.
Illuminated blade sign installation for Dargan’s Irish Pub in downtown Santa Barbara.

 

Los Angeles County Sign Installation

Los Angeles County sign installation for AES in Long Beach, California.
Los Angeles County sign installation for AES in Long Beach, California.

 

Installing the Gary Marshall Theatre sign in Burbank at night. Call Dave's Signs for your sign installation services.
Installing the Gary Marshall Theatre sign in Burbank at night. Call Dave’s Signs for your sign installation services.

 

Our sign installation services include interior office suite ADA signs like this one for Agoura Hills Dental Designs in Agoura Hills, CA.
Our sign installation services include interior office suite ADA signs like this one for Agoura Hills Dental Designs in Agoura Hills, CA.

 

Contact Dave’s Signs for Your Sign Installations

Have questions or want a quote? Call us! You can reach us at ‭‭(805) 641-1387‬‬ or Request a Quote online.

How to Choose the Right Outdoor Building Signs

Choosing the right outdoor building signs is essential to the success of your company, no matter where you are located – Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles or Nationwide. There are many factors to consider when choosing exterior signage, including size, shape, material, design, and whether or not it’s going to be a lighted sign. The most important factor is to choose a sign that accurately reflects your brand identity.

AES channel letter building signs in Long Beach, CA. Design, fabrication and installation using existing branding guidelines.
AES channel letter signs in Long Beach, CA. Design, fabrication and installation using existing branding guidelines.

If you’re thinking about investing in outdoor building signs for your business, keep reading to learn what you’ll need to know about choosing the right signs for your organization.

Introduction: Why custom building signage is important for businesses

Building Signs – Toppers Pizza Place channel letter sign in Valencia, CA. Dave's Signs services all 10 locations.
Toppers Pizza Place channel letter sign in Valencia, CA. Dave’s Signs services all 10 locations.

Custom outdoor building signs are one of the most important marketing tools for businesses. They help to identify your business to potential customers, and they can be used to convey unique and important information about your products or services. Signs can also be used to create a sense of brand visibility, helping to build customer loyalty.

In addition, custom exterior signs can help you to stand out from your competition and make your business more visible in the community. Outdoor signs play an essential role in the success of any business. If you are not using building signs to promote your business, you are missing out on a powerful marketing tool.

The different types of building signs available

There are a variety of building signs available to suit the needs of any business. Here are a few of the most popular.

Blade Signs

Building Signs – Midici Wood Fired Pizza illuminated lightbox blade sign in downtown Ventura, CA. Easy to see for passersby.
Midici Wood Fired Pizza illuminated lightbox blade sign in downtown Ventura, CA. Easy to see for passersby.

Blade signs are a popular choice for many businesses, as they are highly visible and can be mounted on a building’s wall or eave. These signs are also called projecting signs, hanging signs, and flat panel signs. They are ideal for strip malls, downtown businesses, and areas with high pedestrian traffic.

If your business has a sidewalk in front, installing a blade sign is an excellent way to increase foot traffic and boost sales. They also make it easier to see when driving by because the viewer can see the sign looking forward without having to turn their head.

Dimensional Letters

Building Signs – Motion Industries dimensional letter sign in Oxnard, CA.
Motion Industries dimensional letter building sign in Oxnard, CA.

Dimensional letters are also quite popular, as they give a building’s facade depth and dimension. Dimensional letter signs use three-dimensional lettering or a custom logo (as opposed to flat panels).

Metal letters, plastic cut letters, or 3-D graphics are also known as dimensional letter signs. They’re not only appealing and weather resistant but also cost-effective, making them a great choice for anybody looking to have a high-quality sign on a tighter budget. When paired with spotlights, they look fantastic, ensuring that the sign is seen at night and during the evening hours.

Illuminated Signs

Building Signs – Gary Marshall Theatre illuminated signs in Burbank, CA by Dave's Signs.
Gary Marshall Theatre illuminated signs in Burbank, CA by Dave’s Signs.

Illuminated signs are an excellent choice for businesses that want to stand out, as they can be seen even at night or in low-light conditions. Whatever the need, there is a building sign that can help businesses to reach their target audience. If your business is open at night, lighted signs are an absolute necessity. Not only do they help people find and engage with your business, but they provide high visibility day and night.

Channel Letters

Building Signs – The Ivy Mae Salon channel letter sign in Ventura, CA. Clean and sophisticated custom lighted signs.
The Ivy Mae Salon channel letter sign in Ventura, CA. Clean and sophisticated custom-lighted signs.

Channel letters are another popular option for outdoor signs, as they can be custom-sized to fit any space and are illuminated for greater visibility.

Channel letters are three-dimensional illuminated letters and graphics that are often seen on stores at shopping centers, restaurants, specialty stores, and pretty much every type of business location. They’re an excellent way to identify your business. By forming each letter separately and giving it its own light source, you create an effect that is sure to impress potential customers.

Neon Signs

Building Signs – Tony's Pizzaria marquee neon sign with casino lighting - Sign fabrication and installation in Ventura, CA.
Tony’s Pizzaria marquee neon sign with casino lighting – Sign fabrication and installation in Ventura, CA.

Neon signs are a popular type of lighted sign that uses neon gas to create a bright, attention-getting display. Neon signs were first developed in the early 1900s, and they quickly became a popular way to advertise businesses and products.

Today, neon signs are used for a wide variety of purposes, from promoting businesses to highlighting landmarks and tourist attractions. Neon signs are often considered to be works of art, and they are still a popular choice for outdoor signs.

Neon signs are durable and long-lasting, and they can be customized to fit any need. Whether you’re looking for a simple business sign or an iconic work of art, neon signs offer an eye-catching solution.

Monument Signs

Building Signs – Star of CA monument sign with halo-lit channel letters, dimensional letters and external ground lights in Ventura, CA.
Star of CA monument sign with halo-lit channel letters, dimensional letters and external ground lights in Ventura, CA. 

Monument signs are a type of signage that is freestanding and usually located at the entrance of a business park, shopping mall, hotel, restaurant, or residential community, like an apartment complex.

This type of outdoor sign is often made out of stone, brick, or concrete to give them a more permanent look.

For businesses, monument signs can be an excellent way to advertise your company name and logo to customers driving or walking by. Most often, these are lighted signs using many forms, including channel letters, dimensional letters, and lightbox signs – shopping malls with individual business names added, for example.

Monument signs are also commonly used in parks and other public spaces to help visitors find their way around.

In addition to their practical purposes, monument signs can also be used to add aesthetic appeal to a property. Well-designed monument signs can be eye-catching and make a positive first impression on visitors.

If you are looking for a way to improve the visibility and curb appeal of your business or public space, a monument sign may be the ideal solution.

Pylon Signs

Ganas Auto pole sign in Oxnard, CA. We used the existing structure to make this sign.
Ganas Auto pole sign in Oxnard, CA. We used the existing structure to make this sign.

Pylon signs, aka pole signs, are a type of freestanding business sign that is often used for advertising businesses or promoting special events. Pylon signs are usually tall and thin, with a large base that helps to stabilize the structure. The height of pylon signs makes them highly visible from a distance, which is ideal for getting the attention of potential customers or passersby.

Pylon signs can be lit from within, making them visible even at night or in low-light conditions. Additionally, pylon signs are often double-sided so that they can be seen from both directions on a busy street.

Pylon signs are a versatile and effective way to get your message out, and they can be customized to fit your specific needs.

Typically, pylon signs can be updated using an existing structure when a new business moves in or is looking to update its outdoor signs.

Wayfinding Signs

Lifetech Resources in Moorpark, CA. One of a series of wayfinding monument signs created by Dave's Signs.
Lifetech Resources in Moorpark, CA. One of a series of wayfinding monument signs created by Dave’s Signs.

Wayfinding signs are invaluable tools for helping people navigate their way around unfamiliar places. By providing clear and concise directions, wayfinding signs can help people to avoid getting lost or disoriented.

These directional signs can be found in a variety of settings, including shopping malls, office buildings, hospitals, and airports. In many cases, these informational signs are designed to blend in with their surroundings, making them easy to miss if you’re not looking for them. However, their simple design can often be misleading, as their straightforward appearance can disguise the complex task of navigation they perform.

Wayfinding signs may not always be the most exciting things to look at, but they play a vital role in helping us get to where we want to go.

How to choose the right building signs for your business

Lifetech Resources dimensional letter monument sign in Moorpark, CA.
Lifetech Resources dimensional letter monument sign in Moorpark, CA.

When it comes to promoting your business, exterior signs are an important investment. Not only do they help customers find your location, but they also create a first impression of your brand. With so many different types of exterior signage available, it can be difficult to know which one is right for your business. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing exterior signs:

First, consider the location of your sign

Bank of the Sierra monument sign. One of several locations we did around Southern California.
Bank of the Sierra monument sign. One of several locations we did around Southern California.

Will it be visible from the street? Is it in a high-traffic area? The placement of your sign will impact its effectiveness, so be sure to choose a location that will maximize visibility.

Second, think about the type of sign that will best match your brand identity

Bank of the Sierra channel letter sign. One of many locations we did around Southern California.
Bank of the Sierra channel letter sign. One of many locations we did around Southern California.

Are you looking for something traditional or modern? Eye-catching or understated? The right sign should reflect the personality of your company and help you stand out from the competition.

Third, don’t forget to consider your budget

Building signs come in a wide range of prices, so it’s important to set a realistic budget before you start shopping. By taking the time to consider all of these factors, you can be sure to choose the right exterior sign for your business.

Finally, talk to a commercial sign company like Dave’s Signs

One of several large channel letter signs we did for the new Wagon Wheel Community in Oxnard, CA.
One of several large channel letter signs we did for the new Wagon Wheel Community in Oxnard, CA.

We can help you understand the different sign options available.

From sign planning, assistance with the city permitting process, sign design ideas, fabrication, and installation.

We can help you find an effective way to get your business noticed while staying in compliance with your building’s features and city requirements.

Exterior signage is an important part of any business, so it’s important to choose the right signs for your needs. By considering the location, types, and budget for your signs, you can be sure to find options that will help you attract customers and promote your brand.

Just as important is choosing the right commercial signage company with the experience and expertise to help you plan, design, and fabricate the ideal solution.

Whether you need a custom logo designed or already have a brand identity system in place. We can design and build your outdoor business signs – dimensional letters, logo signs, pole signs, lighted signs, channel letters, blade signs, or any type of custom sign – that’s what we do.

Conclusion: why you should invest in outdoor signs for your business

Lifetech Resources channel letter sign in Moorpark, CA.
Lifetech Resources channel letter sign in Moorpark, CA.
Blue Mountain Christian Fellowship dimensional letter monument sign we shipped to Wala Wala, Washington.
Blue Mountain Christian Fellowship dimensional letter monument sign we shipped to Wala Wala, Washington.

Outdoor signs are a great way to make your business stand out from the competition.

Exterior signs are one of the first things that customers and potential customers will see when they visit your business, so it’s important to make sure that your building sign is eye-catching and visible.

Outdoor signage helps improve the curb appeal of your business, making it more attractive to customers and passers-by. A well-designed building sign can help to communicate your brand message and increase your name recognition.

And because outdoor signage is durably built and weather resistant, it can provide many years of service with minimal maintenance.

If you’re looking for a way to improve the visibility of your business and reach more customers – a custom outdoor sign is a great investment.

Contact Dave’s Signs for Your Outdoor Building Signs

The Hills Apartments monument sign using dimensional letters in Thousand Oaks, CA.
The Hills Apartments monument sign in Thousand Oaks, CA uses dimensional letters.

Dave’s Signs has been creating custom signs for businesses of all types for over 20+ years, and we can help you make the perfect signs for your needs. We work with you from start to finish, from design to installation, to make sure your signs are exactly what you want.

Contact Dave’s Signs today to get started on your outdoor building signs.

Whether you are located in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Counties, or nationwide. Pick up the phone and call us at‭ ‭(805) 641-1387‬‬ or contact us online. We are always happy to help and answer any questions you may have.

Dave’s Signs Blog

This is a blog about signs. We highlight the different types of signs: signs we’ve created for our customers, history of sign design and today’s cutting edge sign technologies. Ask a question about signs, and you’ll likely find the answer here.

Case Studies

Spencer Makenzies Neon Sign

Here we go into detail on some of the custom signs we’ve done. Including Spencer Makenzie’s Neon Sign, Topper’s Pizza Neon Signs in the Oxnard Harbor, and The Historic Ventura Pole Sign. Check back with us. We’ll have more case studies of signs posted in the near future.

Custom Signs Near You

Saloon BBQ Custom Sign

We’ve designed, fabricated, installed and serviced signs all over southern California. Here are some highlighted areas near you including Ventura, Oxnard and Santa Barbara. Check back soon for more updates.

Call us today for an Estimate at (805) 641-1387 or

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Neon Sign Design Computer

We Make Beautiful Neon Signs in Our On-Site Facility

Dave’s Signs has perfected the art of neon signs. We can handle all sizes of neon signage, from the small intricate signs to the eye-catching, large neon signs. Ask us for a personalized quote or contact us for any questions you may have about neon signage.

See Our Neon Sign Gallery


Dave’s Signs Makes Custom Office Signs

Whether you need a lobby sign, directional signage or ADA signs, Dave’s Signs can help you with all your office sign needs. We can use your logo and create a beautiful, distinctive sign for your office. We can also create custom building directory signs, suite signs, and directional signs to give the building a unique unified theme. Call us today to help you with all your office sign needs.

See Our Custom Signs

Custom Sign Design Grove Avenue