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Auto Dealership Signs Give You the Edge You Need

If you sell vehicles, you know you have to stand out to get maximum brand visibility. Otherwise, you could lose your competitive edge.  Since automotive retailers have so much riding on selling their inventory, a sign that brings customers to their lot to look at their latest models and pre-owned vehicles is a must-have. Enter the auto dealership sign, and one that is sleek and professionally designed will immediately grab the attention of potential buyers passing by your business.

Ganas Auto Dealership

Auto Dealership Signs for National & Regional Companies

Dave’s Signs serves Los Angeles, Ventura, & Santa Barbara counties. We also service accounts nationwide. Over the years, we’ve helped many national auto dealership clients such as Acura, Hyundai, and recently, a regional auto group for used cars called Ganas Auto, with their signage needs (their illuminated sign is above). Our professionals provide complete services that include permits, installations, surveys, maintenance, and more.

Santa Barbara Acura Signs

This Santa Barbara Acura dealership showcases two signs made for them by Dave’s Signs. Dave’s Signs often takes on projects for national auto dealership companies, creating signs according to their specifications, branding guidelines, and local ordinances. These two photos showcase the Acura Signage.

We provided both a dimensional letter sign for the front and this monument sign at the entryway.

This dimensional letter sign we created for the Hyundai dealership is another one of our national sign accounts. As you can tell by the photos, the Hyundai entrance sign is as pleasing to the eye as it is enticing to those looking to purchase vehicles.

The Finest Auto Dealership Signs

Do you want auto dealership sign signage that attracts new potential buyers and gives you the edge you need? If so, you can trust Dave’s Signs to work with you to make the design you want a reality. When you want the finest signage for your franchise, we can help.  Also, Dave Signs can manufacture and ship signs anywhere in the U.S. You can call us at (805) 641-1387 to find out more. You can contact us online for a free quote, too.

Commercial Pole Signs Attract Customers from Miles Away

Calfornia is known for its larger-than-life signs. After all, we are home to the gigantic and famous Hollywood sign that overlooks Tinsel Town. However, there is hardly anything as visible from a distance or stops you in your tracks more than a massive pole sign does.

Pole signage draws people’s eyes and lets them know your business is up and running. If you own a company and want a sign that both attracts customers and makes your business stand out, then a pole sign is the solution for you.

Customers see these special types of landmark signs and instantly recognize your brand or get curious about the new kid in town who has such grand signage. In either case, your signage is instantly recognized from miles away, which translates to more foot traffic for your business.

What Is a Pole Sign?

Pole signs, sometimes called a “pylon sign,” are a type of business sign with the main cabinet structure atop a tall pole.  Materials vary, but they are usually metal. Pole signs stand anywhere from 20 to 80 feet high.

Think gas station or fast food signs mounted on the top of very high poles that are visible from the interstate when you pass them in your car, and you know exactly what we’re talking about when we say pole sign.

Pole Signs

The Genius Behind Appealing and Beautiful Pole Signs

Keep in mind that a pole sign needs a professional and dynamic design or the result is going to give the phrase “sticking out like a sore thumb” a completely new meaning. What follows are a few well-designed and appealing pole sign examples.

This wooden commercial sign’s oasis approach was custom-made-to-order for the Kimpton Goodland Hotel. The pole sign’s 3-D effect and painted lettering combine perfectly with the rustic wood background for an aesthetically-pleasing and professional appearance. Also, the signage blends in very well with the palm trees and other parts of the landscape.

Pole Signs

The Iconic Ventura Pole Sign

Pole Signs

Dave’s Signs is proud to be one of the premiere in-house neon sign production houses in the United States. This historic illuminated pole sign in Ventura is one of our crowning achievements, and it draws the eye and highlights the best that California has to offer.

The sign is visible from passersby on the freeway, and it beckons them to stay, eat, surf, and shop. The sign is reminiscent of a beach town pole sign from the 1950s, and its exposed neon gives it a bright, luminous effect at night that really pops.

The placement and size of a pole sign are essential to its success, and you can trust Dave’s Signs to make the right choice for yours. Making beautiful signs for Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Counties and Nationwide is our specialty, and you can call us at (805) 641-1387 or request a quote online if you’d like to find out more.

4 Tips To Make Outdoor Signs Stand Out

For commercial outdoor signs to be successful, they need to grab your attention. People have to be able to see them from a distance, often driving by at high-speed. The design has to be eye-catching, especially when there are other signs in the area.

Here are four tips to make outdoor signs stand out from the crowd.

1. Make Designs Bright & Bold

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This is a photo of the Mondo’s Beach Break custom illuminated channel letter sign designed, fabricated, and installed by Dave’s Signs. Mondo’s Beach Break is located in Ventura, CA.

Sometimes words aren’t enough. Try adding an image or logo to mix things up a little. Meanwhile, if you want to make your sign scream, “Look at me,” add some bold colors to both. For instance, the text and logo for the Mondos Beach Break sign are both vibrant and colorful. The design sparks curiosity and imagination of what’s inside.

2. Fonts Matter

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There are many styles of fonts to choose from. But you have to be careful about which one you choose.  For instance, the font style that worked for Coca Cola doesn’t work for everyone. If fonts have serifs at the bottom and top of the text, it can all blend into a hot mess. Yolanda’s Mexican Cafe sign works well with this font style, but can you imagine if it was ensconced within a dental office sign? For the best results, the font must be visible, large, and professional in appearance. It also needs to adequately match your brand.

3. Outdoor Signs Only Need a Few Words

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For outdoor signs to be truly effective, it’s best to minimize the word count. You want the message to be short and simple so customers can read it on the go. Too many words on a sign can lead to missed opportunities. Just like websites people scan, you need to get the point across right away. Don’t let customers pass you by because they aren’t sure what you have to offer. In this case, less is more!

4. Dimensional Signs

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This is a photo of the Barkley Insurance & Risk Management dimensional letter sign in Oxnard, CA.

Dimensional Letter signs are popular right now and give your outdoor sign an artistic edge. They are not only attractive but economical. Typically these signs are made using acrylic, but they can be fabricated with metal, aluminum, wood, or plastic.

Take a look at the Barkley Insurance & Risk Management dimensional letter sign in Oxnard, California. We created this dimensional letter sign to not only showcase the business but fit in and enhance the historic building in downtown.

Whether you have a business in Ventura, Santa Barbara & Los Angeles counties, or even nationwide, you can trust Dave’s Signs to take your custom signage to a whole new level. Call us at (805) 641-1387 or request a quote online.  


5 Top Commercial Sign Trends for 2020

Eye-catching professional signs attract customers and give you the edge you need. For organizations in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties, that usually means fresh takes on the interior and exterior signage. Sign trends include anything from contemporary accents on monument signs, to keeping with the new normal through vivid, communicative signage.

To check out your options, here are five top commercial sign trends for 2020.

Sign Trend #1:  Uniquely Styled Monuments

Sign Trends and Designs

A monument sign is an excellent way to welcome new customers or provide directions to existing ones. Like a Cabazon dinosaur, they draw your eye to them in a flash! Current trends include using sleek, contemporary freestanding monuments. This style of sign refreshes your visual identity and helps you rebrand. Freestanding monument signage stands out prominently on your topography, while still blending in naturally with your landscaping.

Sign Trend # 2: Illuminated Channel Letters

Custom Sign Design

Whereas current monument sign trends focus on refreshing and rebranding, channel letters drive your company’s name home. With this in mind, channel letter signs use your specialized font to make your brand instantly recognizable. Reverse channel lettering design is particularly in demand for 2020. Their halo effect makes them the darling of healthcare providers since they give an impactful and classy appearance to offices.

Sign Trend #3: Wayfinding Signs

Office ADA Signs

Who nowadays wants to waste precious time searching? Certainly not us. To that end, uncertain times in 2020 call for signs with a purpose. Dave’s Signs answers that call with anything from COVID-19 direction and regulatory signs to informational signage. The current trend consists of signs that assist in getting you safely where you’re going. Additionally, our wayfinding signs are both beautiful and functional. They’re your wingman.

Sign Trend # 4: Wood Decorated Signs

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Wood decorated signs can achieve a wide array of visual effects. Their appearance runs the gamut from metropolitan sophistication to small-town vibe. Moreover, sandblasted wood signs are in vogue now, and you often see them adorning Southern California beach locales.

Sign Trend # 5: Window Signs

Last, but not least are window signs. They are some attention-grabbers, too. Our window graphics and text pop, and they can turn your windows and doors into an effective sales pitch. Hot designs for window sign graphics include bright, multi-colored icons. Also, minimalist line drawings that make glass look like a chalkboard are making their rounds.

Are you intrigued about the top commercial sign trends? Contact us or inquire at (805) 641-1387‬ if you would like one for your business. In fact, the professionals at Dave’s Signs can install a customized new one or even repair the ones you have.


Blade Signs Help Restaurants Generate Foot Traffic

Stay-at-home-orders are beginning to lift, resulting in many restaurants opening their doors to start the process of serving delicious food again.

It’s not a stretch to say we Californians have missed frequenting our favorite noshing spots from burgers to sushi cravings.

Previously, restaurants only offered pickup and delivery services, but some now are offering indoor seating. However, the social distancing measure that requires them to distance dining tables six feet apart also reduces their seating capacity to about half of what it used to be.

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A Fresh Solution to Reduced Seating

Fortunately, many restaurant owners in Ventura County and neighboring areas are getting their patron numbers up by expanding outside seating. 

You may have noticed this accommodation style along sidewalks, streets, and even in cars if you’ve dined out. 

The move makes dining out alfresco, a dining experience rooted in the Italian tradition. Italian locals nourish themselves with delicious food while basking in the fresh air of their natural surroundings, alfresco, “done or eaten in the open air.”

Keep in mind that if you are an owner offering outside dining amenities, patrons will now want to find your restaurant to try it out. They will soon be on the move for the alfresco experience in their area if they haven’t done so already. 

Therefore, you’ll want to greet your eager diners with signage designed in a manner that directs them to your restaurant. In light of that, blade signs are an effective way to attract street and foot traffic. 

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Blade Signs in Brief

A blade sign is designed to project out from the façade of a building or storefront pole. Other types are attached to surfaces that are perpendicular to passersby. They are extremely popular in areas where there is plenty of foot traffic, such as downtown storefronts and shopping areas.

Retro Blade Signs of the Fox Theatre

Fox Theatre Blade Signs


Blade signs debuted in the fourteenth century, and sign makers started offering more elaborately designed styles in the 1930s. Nostalgic blade signs that most of us are probably familiar with include the old-style neon signs that adorned theatres in the 1930s and 1940s. The historic Fox Theatre in downtown Riverside, now known as the Fox Performing Arts Center, originally had two examples of these classic neon signs at its entryways. 

The Fox Theatre was shuttered until the 1990s when a revitalization effort was started to reopen it. It was renovated in 2010, giving the Theatre a massive facelift. Weighing in at 900-pound, 22-foot each, two replicas of the original hanging signs were installed during the renovation. A decade later, the building that functioned as a vaudeville stage and movie palace in 1929 is still fabulous today. The signs are a big part of the Theatre’s charm. They attract and direct people to the entertainment venue.


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The Advantages of Blade Signs

The advantages that blade signs bring to your business can’t be emphasized enough. The right design can:

  • Get you noticed – Blade signs operate similarly to way-finding signs, and they pull the eye to look at them for navigation. This feature has your business stand out from the rest in terms of sending street and foot traffic your way. Eye-grabbing signage also entices patrons to peek inside to see what you have “in-store.”


  • Add welcome familiarity –Whether for a restaurant or other franchise, renowned brands, and logos stand out to people who appreciate and find comfort in familiar products. An excellent experience (including a unique and memorable sign), translates to excellent word of mouth advertising and repeat business, all from a well-known brand or brand that is new and exciting.


  • Be designed in various waysCustom crafted signs capture the essence and message of your business’s brand. Dave’s Signs takes your input to make this happen and creates your sign in whatever design style, shape, and size. We design, fabricate and install eye-catching blade signage. Styles we recommend include Sandblasted Panel Signs, Box Cabinet Signs, and Aluminum Blade Signs.


Dave’s Signs operates locally throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, and L.A. Counties. We also provide custom created signage to organizations nationwide. From providing contemporary signs to refurbishing retro neon signs, Dave’s is the premier sign company to turn to for your blade sign needs. We are also the experts in crafting signs that stay in tune with the brand, identity, look, and feel of your business. Call us today for a quote at (805) 641-1387 or contact us online.


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.

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Call us at (805) 641-1387

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.

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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.

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