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Blade Signs for Business, Storefront & Restaurant Signage

Blade Signs create visual interest and function well in many environments.

Looking for a new way to advertise your business? Are you searching online for “blade signs near me?” Well, Dave’s Signs has you covered locally and nationwide.

We invite you to check out our blade signage. Our signs are made of high-quality materials and will last for years. Plus, some are easy to install—you don’t need any special tools or equipment.

Our gallery has a wide variety of options, perfect for any store or restaurant.

From stores to office buildings, blade signs have stood the test of time. These classic signs are currently a trending item across the country.

But first, what makes a blade sign a blade sign?

Finney’s Crafthouse Signs by Dave’s Signs 2019

What is a Blade Sign?

Shanghai Beer Garden is a custom illuminated blade sign that uses neon, channel letters and a lightbox for the dragon logo.

Blade signs traditionally consist of a thin, flat piece of metal, aluminum, or MDO plywood mounted to a building or post. The name “blade” comes from the fact that the sign hangs down or juts out like a blade.

Blade signs are designed to hang vertically or horizontally on a bracket or frame near the business’s entryway. Rugged and robust, they are mounted perpendicular to walls or other surfaces. Some even hang down from the ceiling.

One of the best features of a blade sign is its short setback. Paired with an eye-catching design makes them highly visible.

They come illuminated or non-illuminated but always provide a focal point for passersby to view.

There are many different types of blade signs, but all share some standard features. They are typically skinny and lightweight, making them easy to mount. They also have a sleek, modern design, perfect for businesses of all types.

Blade signage works well in strip malls, downtown businesses, areas with frequent pedestrian traffic, and businesses with sidewalks in front.

Blade Signs are Designed for Attracting Foot Traffic

Honey Cup, a non-illuminated storefront pole is a standard swinging blade sign easily seen from the street.

One of the main benefits of blade signage is that they are easy to see while walking. Pedestrians won’t have to turn their heads and look at a sign that is flat up against the storefront. They can see the sign from a distance as they move forward because it projects outward and is perpendicular to the building.

Blade signs are also perfect for businesses that want to make a statement. With their sleek design and eye-catching colors, blade signs are sure to grab attention.

Why Choose a Blade Sign?

Midici Wood Fired Pizza is surface perpendicular so it can be seen without having to turn your head.

This type of sign for your business is beneficial in many ways. Here are some of the most important:

  • Blade signs are very versatile for just about any business.
  • They are made of high-quality materials and will last for years.
  • Some are easy to install and don’t require special tools or equipment.
  • Their sleek, modern style will give your business a professional look.
  • Simple blade signs can be budget-friendly while still making a statement.
  • Sophisticated illuminated blade signs can be the standout on the entire block.

Businesses That Use Blade Signage

Blade Sign Celadon
Celadon House store sign located in downtown Santa Barbara is designed to attract foot traffic.

We’ve seen an incredible number of requests for blade signs in recent years. Here are a few types of businesses that have found great success with blade signs.

  • Retail Stores: Retail stores benefit from blade signage, especially if they are located in a crowded space. Blade signs for retail are a great way to enhance the storefront while attracting the attention of shoppers walking by.
  • Restaurants: Restaurants are perfect for blade signage because they generate excitement and build anticipation for the experience. A high-quality sign says a lot about the food and can create a sense of fun and intrigue.
  • Shopping Malls: These signs are perfect for businesses located in shopping malls. Compact and double-sided, they are a great way to attract attention from drivers and pedestrians.
  • Office Buildings: Office buildings can also use blade signs to promote their business by simply displaying their name and logo. They help customers know where they are, especially in office buildings that look the same, and it’s hard to differentiate one office suite from another.

Blade sign Ojai

  • Vineyards: Local vineyards and tasting rooms abound in California.  A hanging blade sign like the one we created for Majestic Oak Vineyard in Ojai adds an elegant touch that’s on-brand.

Different Types of Custom Blade Signs

As you can see from the gallery at Dave’s Signs, there are many different types of blade signs that you can choose from. Here are a few of their popular designs and the various ways they are used.

Swinging Blade Signs

Point de Chene is a sandblasted and hand-painted blade sign made out of MDO plywood.

Swinging blade signs also called hanging signs are typically double-sided and swing from a mount on the wall or ceiling above the business. They can be designed using custom print graphics, vinyl letters, hand-painted, sandblasted, or even routed. The most common sizes are square, rectangle, and round, but we can make them into any custom shape.

Here are 2 Types of swinging blade signs.

  • Wall Mount: Wall-mounted swinging blade signs are not illuminated. Their custom design displays your company’s name and logo. They usually hang from chains on a bracket mounted on a wall, a pole, or an ornamental frame. These signs are simple, eye-catching, and affordable.
  • Ceiling Mount: Ceiling-mounted swinging blade signs like the one pictured here can be a great way to grab attention in shopping malls and other retail locations where wall space is limited. These hanging signs are right in view, making them easy to see for shoppers walking or driving by.
Carpinteria Eye Care is one of several ceiling mount store signs in this strip mall in Carpinteria, CA.

Stationary Blade Signs

Stationary blade signs are a great way to showcase your business name and logo. They are simple, polished, and professional-looking. Since they are stationary, they can be illuminated with various lighting styles and other sign technologies like channel letters, neon, lightbox illumination, and dimensional letters because they can support the added weight. They can be used indoors or outdoors in your building and come in a variety of sizes.

Illuminated Blade Signs

Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen Illuminated Blade Sign uses a lightbox, front-lit channel letters and LED lighting.

Illuminated blade signs are perfect for businesses that want to make a statement 24/7. These signs are brightly lit and can be seen from a distance. Illuminated blade signs are custom-made to fit your brand and lit using channel letters, LED, neon, and or illuminated lightboxes.

Custom Illuminated Blade Signs

Typically most of our custom illuminated blade signs have a combination of lighting technologies in one sign. Since each lighting style brings its own look and feel, sometimes the right combination of different styles can bring the most eye-catching and appealing sign on the block.

For example, the Finneys Crafthouse & Kitchen sign at the top of this article is a two-sided custom-shaped stationary sign. It uses neon lighting, face-lit channel letters, and an illuminated lightbox for the “& Kitchen” section. This sign is huge and stands out for an entire block. Pedestrians and drivers can all see this sign day or night. It’s like a beacon for all to come and try out Finney’s.

Here are some classics for those who want to focus on one lighting style.

Neon Blade Signs

Neon signs are always going to attract attention to your company or storefront. Here is an example.

Neon-lit blade signs are iconic and are a special type of lighted blade sign we regularly make for our clients. These illuminated blade signs are perfect for businesses that want to stand out from the competition in a nostalgic tone. They are brightly lit and can be seen from a distance, making them perfect for promoting your business at night.

Channel Letter Blade Signs

Victoria Court shopping mall sign uses halo-lit channel letters so looks great during the day and lights up at night.

You can’t go wrong with a channel letter sign. A channel letter means any character, letter, shape, or number that is 3-D and has a lighting element inside. These signs can be face-lit and or halo-lit. Typically made of aluminum and acrylic, a channel letter blade sign is rugged, affordable, and makes a statement 24/7.4

Illuminated Lightbox Blade Signs

Infogrip and Your Low Vision Store projecting lightbox signs can be seen from the street.

Star of CA Illuminated Monument Sign by Dave’s SignsYou’ll find many illuminated lightbox signs – illuminated cabinets – used for businesses alongside city streets. These projecting signs help drivers see the business, especially at night.

These signs offer a property manager a permanent sign fixture that can be easily updated when a new tenant moves into the space.

3-D / Dimensional Letter Blade Signs

Mondos restaurant dimensional letter externally lit blade sign.

Three-dimensional blade signs are perfect for businesses that want to stand out in 3-D at a lower cost than channel letters. The sleek, flowing lines of this type of blade sign will catch the eye of passersby and invite them in to see what the business is all about. These signs can be lit externally with flood and spotlights, bullet, or even gooseneck lights.

Three-dimensional blade signs are perfect for businesses that want to stand out in 3-D without the higher cost of channel letters. The sleek, flowing lines of this type of blade sign will catch the eye of passersby and invite them in to see what you’re business is all about.

Custom Shapes

Rookees blade sign
Want to get creative? Let our sign experts come up with a really eyecatching design that stretches the imagination.

Custom blade sign shapes can be striking. Their detailed craftsmanship, like this custom outdoor blade sign we did for Rookees illustrates a uniqueness and character you can’t get from a standard flat panel sign.

Sandblasted & Routed Blade Signs

Blade sign for massage place
This clean and simple design has texture on the surface to give it that 3-D feel all on one flat panel graphic.

Lastly, everyone has seen a sandblasted or routed sign like this one, Zen Massage Place. A custom shape, 3-D feel on the letters, background texture, and a pop of color make this sign really stand out on Main Street downtown.

What are Blade Signs Made from?

Many materials can go into making them. Let’s take a closer look:

  • Aluminum / Metal – Aluminum and metal with acrylic graphics, flat graphic signs, and illuminated cabinets – aka lightbox signs.
  • Wood – Redwood or cedar for a traditional wood sign look. Great for sandblasted and routed signs.
  • Acrylic – Durable and weather-resistant, acrylic signs get your message across in 3-D.
  • MDO – Flat graphic signs, weather-resistant and waterproof, these medium-density overlay plywood signs are common in real estate.

Blade Signage Services & Support

Blade Signage Design

Our design department can come up with the best store signs and restaurant signs, like this lighted blade sign for Mupu Grill.

Whether you are working with existing branding guidelines, sign designs, or need something designed from scratch. We have an excellent design team that can work with you to come up with a standout design that matches your brand and meets the sign requirements of your city or location.

Blade Signage Permits

Do you need help with the city permitting process? Or maybe you have restrictions or limitations at your site location. Let us handle it. We have been working with cities and compliance for over 20 years. We know the permitting process. Often clients will come to us before they purchase or lease property to advise them on signage regulations and how they will affect their business.

Escape Blade Sign
One of the benefits is our experienced staff can help you with the permitting process – no matter what city you are in.

Blade Signage Fabrication

We fabricate our blade signage in-house so we can control the quality. Whether it’s a simple flat graphic blade sign or sophisticated illuminated cabinet blade signage with neon and halo-lit channel letters, we make sure it’s up to code and looks great.

We work on projects big and small. From large high rises to small downtown businesses where blade signs are popular.

Blade Sign Installation

A few blade signs are simple, lightweight, and easy to install because the brackets are already in place. You just have to switch out the swinging flat panel. However, most blade signage requires professional installation. Our expert installers will ensure your sign is secure, looks great, and is compliant with city ordinances.

Blade Sign
Blade signs bring in customers. A classic that’s been around for many years and its here to stay.

Blade Signage Service & Repair

We feel that there is no one better to maintain your sign than the company who made it. Not only will we design, fabricate and install your signs. We’ll be there for routine maintenance and repair when the need arises.

Do you already have blade signage done by someone else? Does it need repair, removal, or restoration? No problem, call us. We can repair your sign or create a brand new sign just like it.

Dave’s Signs: Your Custom Blade Sign Company

Toppers Pizza Blade Sign
Here is a design, build and installation we did for Toppers Pizza in Channel Islands. Contact us for your signage needs.

From a traditional blade sign design to custom signs that speak to your brand, the team at Dave’s Signs can make the right sign for your business site a reality. And whether we use custom lighting like halo-lit channel letters or something else you have in mind, your projecting sign will capture the imagination of everyone passing by.

We’ll be there for every step, from getting permits, designing your sign, and fabrication to installing it properly.

Whether you’re local or out of state – we ship nationwide. If you’re interested in finding out more about our custom blade signage, you can contact us at (805) 641-1387. You can also reach out to us with questions or request a quote online.

 

Some of Our Favorite Signs in Los Angeles

There’s nothing that describes a sign shop better than the signs they have made that you know and love. We thought we’d put together a few posts that show you some of our favorite signs in Los Angeles we’ve designed and mounted in specific cities around the city and tell you a bit about the companies they represent.

Also—if you see building signage while you are out and about in Los Angeles that reminds you of these signs, chances are we made them, too. If you want to know more, simply contact us and tell us about the ones you saw during your outing. We’ll let you know if your hunch is correct.

Business Signs in Los Angeles

Dave’s Signs created and mounted the Hollymont apartment sign in neon.

Los Angeles is a city with a rich history. From the movie stars that live here to the businesses that thrive, LA is a unique place. One of the things that make LA so special are the signs, and they have a long and storied history. They can be found everywhere, from big business districts to small mom-and-pop shops. Here, we take a look at some of our favorite signs we’ve created and mounted for companies in Los Angeles.

Examples of Business Signs We’ve Made Throughout Los Angeles County

Dave’s Signs works with designers and architects to bring eye-catching and unique signage to businesses in the Los Angeles County area. Creations we’ve made range from high-end retail signage to unique and custom build projects to more simple and straightforward designs. We’ve worked with some of the biggest names in LA, all of which have helped contribute to the unique landscape that is Los Angeles.

Here are the sign types we make, along with a few of our favorite signs we’ve made for our customers in Los Angeles.

Apartment Signs

One of our favorite things to do is create unique apartment signs that help give each complex its own identity, while also advertising its availability. We’ve made everything from simple and sleek designs to more intricate and detailed ones. No matter what the style, we always make sure that the signs we create are high quality and will last for years to come.

Lido Apartments Neon Sign Restoration, Hollywood, CA

Daves Signs Photos 6/2016

We were thrilled when our sign company got the call to help restore the Lido Apartments neon sign. We can rent the equipment and other necessary resources to get your sign up on the side or top of a tall building. Dave’s Signs often fabricates and installs signage in hard-to-get-to places. We also work to get any Los Angeles sign permits that are needed for our customer’s new signs.

NoHo Centre Apartments, North Hollywood, CA

This sign we made for the luxurious NoHo Centre Apartments in Valley Village is monument-styled. It features bold colors in their brand’s blue and green. The sign is easy to read and makes a big impact.

Illuminated Signs

There’s something about illuminated signs that just make them stand out. Maybe it’s the way they catch your eye when you’re driving by or the way they light up a dark street. They are the ultimate in advertising, too, announcing your business’s presence 24/7 with their luminosity. Whatever the reason, we love making illuminated signs—we’ve made some fantastic ones for companies in Los Angeles.

Garry Marshall Theatre, Burbank, CA

For the Garry Marshall theatre, we chose illuminated lightbox signs to showcase the movie or play being shown at that venue. The colors we chose help make their business sign stand out, even against the bright lights of Hollywood. We also created the neon marquis sign that compliments the entire aesthetic.

Monument Signs

Monument signs are a great way for a business to make a big impact without being too overwhelming. These visual signs are perfect for companies that want to make a statement. We’ve made monument signs for all sorts of businesses, from small shops to large corporations.

Dynamic Spectrum Business Park Los Angeles, CA

The Monument Sign we created for our Dynamic Spectrum customer in their business park is an example of a Directory Monument Sign. That means it is scalable, which comes in handy when the businesses that are coming and going need their panels installed or removed. If your property has companies that need their panels updated often, these are a perfect solution.

Private Suite LAX, Los Angeles, CA

Featuring a more static design is the Halo Lit Channel Letter Monument Sign that welcomes travelers coming and going from the Los Angeles International Airport. The private suites business offers luxurious amenities, and the glowing sign design captures this elegant mission.

Murals

Los Angeles is a city of vibrant murals, and we love being a part of that. We’ve worked with some amazing artists to create murals for customers all over LA. Whether it’s a small mural on the side of a building or a large one that spans an entire wall, we want to make sure that the mural is high quality and that the client is delighted with the results.

Pico Blvd Building in Santa Monica, CA

Signs in Los Angeles: Pico Santa Monica Mural

Santa Monica is a virtual arts and culture hub. The city houses more than 130+ street art murals within its eight neighborhoods, and they are a real feast for the eyes. Keeping with this theme, our sign company hand-painted this beautiful mural for Pico, SM. We think it is the ultimate in custom signs and that it really pops!

Restaurant Neon Signs

Neon signs are an LA staple and we love making them for our clients. There’s something about a bright and colorful neon sign that just makes us happy and fills us with nostalgia. We’ve made all sorts of gorgeous neon signs, especially for restaurants. Los Angeles is a foodie city and we love helping companies stand out with glowing, neon signs. We will bring your neon vision to life and attract customers to your establishment like a moth to a flame.

Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill Restaurant Sign in Los Angeles, CA

One of the more recent neon sign projects our sign company completed was the one we did for Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill. They wanted a bright and colorful business sign that would attract attention and elevate their restaurant. We think we accomplished that with this sharp-looking Neon Lit Interior Channel Letter Restaurant sign.

Smize Cream Ice Cream Parlor, Santa Monica, CA

The Smize Cream Ice Cream Parlor company used to operate the Santa Monica location shown here. They’ve since shut down, but we were so excited to make their Neon and Window Graphic Signs, and they turned out so darn cute! The kaleidoscope of neon colors is eye-catching and the total design is just too sweet.

Office Building Signs

Office buildings are a big part of the Los Angeles landscape and they have a professional appearance that needs to be matched with high-quality signage. We’ve made all sorts of office building signs, from small directory signs to large illuminated lobby signs to more complex wayfinding signage.

FocalPoint Partners LLC Office Lobby Sign, Los Angeles. CA

Office Signs in Los Angeles: FocalPoint

Our sign company makes exterior and interior office signs for Los Angeles firms. Take FocalPoint Partners, LLC, for example. Their green “focal point” logo and Dimensional Lettering are front-lit for a smooth, professional look.

Ispire Ducore, Venice, CA

 

Ispire Ducore offers high-end vaping products that use the latest technology for its products. This customer came to our sign company for a visual that would give their office lobby a luxurious look and feel and represent their brand. We used gold and white dimensional letters to make their office lobby signage look sophisticated against the brick wall facade in their lobby.

Shopping Mall Signs

Shopping malls are a big part of the Los Angeles landscape and they need high-quality outdoor signs to guide shoppers to their destination. We’ve made all sorts of shopping mall signs, from small directory signs to large illuminated directional signs. We make sure that all signs are up to code and look great for our shopping mall customers.

Bixby Point Shopping Mall Channel Letter Signs in Long Beach, CA

Signs in Los Angeles: Bixby Point

Long Beach has a buzzing shopping scene that blends urban sophistication with utter beach-town revelry. One of our newest shopping mall clients is the Bixby Point Shopping Mall in Long Beach. They came to us for a complete sign makeover and we delivered with new, modern Channel Letter signs. The sign installation shows off the understated white colors of the lettering combined with natural shadowing from the sun really stand out against the brick exterior of the mall, giving it a 3-D appearance.

Storefront Signs

Storefront signs are a brilliant way to attract attention to your business. They are front and center when shoppers walk up, so it’s important to make a good impression. We’ve made all sorts of storefront signs, from simple designs to more complex ones. No matter what the design, we will work with you to create a sign that is eye-catching and unique.

Mansour Fine Rugs Channel Letter Sign, Los Angeles, CA

Signs in Los Angeles: Mansour

Mansour is a business that sells vintage and new fine rugs from all over the world. They came to us for a sign that would represent their brand and give their store a luxurious look. We used blue Channel Letters to create a sign that is sleek and sophisticated for their storefront display.

These are just a handful of favorite signs that Dave’s Signs has made for companies in Los Angeles. This is just a sampling of some of our favorite signs we’ve made for businesses in Los Angeles. Be to check out our website for more examples of our work!

Dave Signs: Your One-Stop-Shop for Beautiful Custom Signs

The team at Dave’s Signs loves working with companies in the LA community, and we’re always looking for new and exciting projects. When you work with us, you can be sure that your sign will be made with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Plus, we’ll work closely with you to make sure that all results are top-notch.

We are a licensed, bonded, and insured sign company. Our specialized services include design, planning, custom fabrication, sign installation, service, and repair – including restoration. As you’ve seen, our team can get the needed sign permits and anything else that the city requires to make things happen. If you’re interested in having our sign company create a sign for your business, please contact us at (805) 641-1387. Alternatively, you can use our online form to get a free quote or have a consultation with us to see how we can help.

 

Dave’s Signs: Your Thousand Oaks Sign Company

Dave’s Signs is your Thousand Oaks sign company. Why do we say that? That’s because several of our most eye-catching signs are located in Thousand Oaks and other areas in Conejo Valley, CA.

And besides being nice to look at, our custom signs solve critical business challenges. For instance, they increase foot traffic and attract the attention of potential customers, bettering your bottom line.

For this city page, we thought we’d put together a collection of some of the best customs signs we’ve created and mounted in these specific areas. We’ll also tell you a little bit about each type of signage and the specific services we did for them, along with information about the companies they represent.

Examples of Dave’s Signs in the Thousand Oaks Area

These 8 examples below showcase some of the best signs we’ve designed and installed in the Thousand Oaks area.

West Tasting room sign from Your Thousand Oaks Sign Company

1. Clear Oaks Plaza – Thousand Oaks

We’re going to kick off our city page with a Channel Letter Sign and Window Graphics we made for Clear Oaks Plaza in Thousand Oaks. The Channel Letter Sign was a particularly fun sign to design because it included all sorts of custom elements.

We took the logo Clear Oaks uses for their wines and created their Channel Letter Sign that uses that color scheme. The bottom banner is also made with channel letters that spelled out “Tasting Room.” The Window Graphics on their front door have a similar function. But they also display important info like Clear Oaks’ hours of operation.

2. Lifetech Resources – Moorpark

California-based company Lifetech Resources contacted us to help provide them with signage that is in line with their branding while also reflecting their cutting-edge technology.

To meet that request, we designed custom signs with window graphics for their business frontage and office windows. The sleek lines of the Lifetech logo are represented in the design. The last of the three photos is a Wayfinding Monument Sign we made for them that is impressive and eye-catching.

Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant from Your Thousand Oaks Sign Company

3. Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant – Agoura Hills

Every so often, an apparently simple sign design for local mom and pop businesses can get a little complicated—nothing we can’t handle, though. Take the custom Channel Letter Sign we did for Lal Mirch Indian Restaurant, for example.

There were a few complexities when we submitted their sign for approval, including adding a mansard to the sign design before the City of Thousand Oaks would approve it. We were able to create the mansard that the city required before installing the sign. Once completed, you can see the sign is really striking. The red channel letters combined with the stainless steel and yellow finishes on the sign make a striking contrast (as does delicious Indian food!).

Regency Theatres Agoura Hills from your Thousand Oaks Sign Company

4. Regency Theatres – Agoura Hills

Dave’s Signs also makes signs for large corporations. Regency Theatres has many locations in the Los Angeles area, and they have to choose the right local businesses to partner with since appearances are critical. We created this professional, eye-catching illuminated sign with Channel Letters for Regency Theatre at Stadium 8. Movie signs like this can pay dividends by amping up moviegoer attendance to the next level.

Property Management Sign for Old Agoura Apartments from Your Thousand Oaks Sign Company

5. Old Agoura Apartments – Agoura Hills

Agoura Apartments didn’t want just any sign to represent their community. We are proud of the Property Management Sign we created for Old Agoura Hills Luxury Apartments, with its business directory information displayed throughout. Notice the wood grain on the sign. This apartment sign is very effective and provides a professional appearance and a lasting impression on the reader.

6. Shops at Kanan Village – Agoura Hills

Below is a stylish and smooth Multitenant Monument Sign we created for the Shops at Kanan Village. They are a surprisingly cost-effective way to advertise shops and office parks and attract more tenants. The helping display on both sides directs consumers to things like “gourmet popcorn” and “Chinese cuisine” at this Agoura Hills shopping center.

Kanan Village Monument Sign in Agoura Hills

7. Corepower Yoga Outdoor & Indoor Signs – Westlake Village

Above are three signs we designed for the exterior and interior for Corepower Yoga in Westlake Village. All three are great examples of how we can take your logo and turn it into a dynamic sign for you. For example, the color palette used in the logo and design font for the Channel Letter Sign below matches their brand colors.

Corepower Yoga from Your Thousand Oaks Sign Company

Having an Illuminated Storefront Sign will draw attention and give just about any business an advantage. We used an illuminated style in the image of Corepower’s frontage below. The font and logo are illuminated in the exterior lightbox panel on the establishment’s frontage. We created dark letters for the lightbox that is backlit, making them really pop at night.

The interior sign we made below really fits in with the groovy, Zen message of Corepower Yoga.

Golden Rock Real Estate Sign from Your Thousand Oaks Sign Company

8. Golden Rock Realty Channel Letter Sign – Calabasas

The Channel Letter Sign we created for Golden Rock Realty in Calabasas is another example of how we can take your logo and turn it into a dynamic sign for you. For instance, the color palette used in the logo matches our installation’s finish exactly. In addition, the font below the main channel letters has an elegant touch that gives the sign polish.

Dave’s Signs is a Local and National Sign Company

Dave’s Signs has been making beautiful signs for local and national sign accounts for over 20 years. That’s why companies in California and the rest of the nation call on Dave’s Signs for all their commercial signage needs.

We are a Full-Service Sign Company

Dave’s Signs designs, fabricates and installs beautiful commercial signs locally in Thousand Oaks. As part of our sign manufacturing services, we’ll prominently display your business name for all to see.

We have decades of experience working with Thousand Oaks-based businesses and have familiarity with their city requirements—we can meet any local ordinance. As part of our professional service, we acquire permits and build to any unique sign requirements our clients and the city require.

From massive neon signs atop tall hotel buildings to custom graphics in convenience stores, we can help you with your existing design or brand guidelines. In addition, we can even design something for you based on your design requirements.

No Sign Job is Too Big or Small

Lastly, we hope you can tell why Dave’s Signs is your Thousand Oaks Sign Company. We can make all the visual media solutions for your company, no matter what size you need. We can make a wide variety of sign types and sizes that lists all your comprehensive business information and checks all of the boxes you expect from a professional sign company.

Dave’s Signs: Your Conejo Valley Sign Company

From neon signs to custom window graphics, from channel letters to lightboxes—our sign shop can create any type of commercial signage you need. That’s why when you want your commercial or residential sign to truly reflect the unique personality of your brand, give Dave’s Signs a call at (805) 641-1387. Alternatively, you can use our online form to get a free and fair price quote or have us answer any questions you have.

Check Out Some of Our Custom Business Signs in Ojai, California

There’s nothing that describes a sign shop better than the signs they have made that you know and love. We thought we’d put together a few posts that show you some of our favorite signs we’ve designed and mounted in specific cities around Ventura County and tell you a bit about the companies they represent. This city page highlights some of the best signage we’ve created for Ojai, California.

If you see other signs around town that remind you of these, chances are we made them, too. If you’re curious, contact us and tell us which sign you think we made. We’ll let you know if you guessed correctly.

This is a photo of the Red Horse Plaza custom illuminated monument sign designed, fabricated and installed by Dave’s Signs. Red Horse Plaza is located in Ojai, CA.

#1: Red Brick Plaza

This sturdy monument sign we made for Red Horse Plaza really captures the history of Ojai. The brick background brings to mind a time when most buildings were made from red bricks, an example of that era.

Welcome to Ojai Monument Sign

#2: Welcome to Ojai Sign

There is something mystical about stone structures, and this monument sign we made for the City of Ojai is no exception. Additionally, the design emphasizes the “Welcome to Ojai” text and focuses on the natural beauty found throughout the city.

Dave’s Signs designs, builds and installs custom restaurant signs, monuments signs, serving Ventura County, CA.

#3: AJ Chinese Express

One of the popular restaurants in Ojai, AJ Chinese Express, is a family-owned and operated business. The font and delicate flowers on their exterior signage, like their food, is an elegant presentation. Channel Letter Signs like the one on the storefront is halo-lit too. The sign looks like it belongs with the rest of the building and its surroundings, as any well-designed signage should.

#4: Topa Mountain Winery

Ventura County wineries are iconic and are often featured in places like the Ojai Valley News. Dave’s Signs made this gorgeous Dimensional Letter sign for Topa Mountain Winery that stands out from all of them because it has an old-fashioned vintage charm to it with its rustic exterior and simple design.

The owners were looking for something unusual yet natural for their winery, which is why they chose this classic design. It is located in the heart of Ojai Valley and has been a popular destination for wine lovers since it opened.

Bali Blue Furniture Lounge sign in Ojai CA

#5: Bali Blue Furniture Lounge

Remember the Bali Blue Furniture Lounge? Sadly it, and this neon sign doesn’t exist anymore (sigh). However, during its heyday, it was an iconic slice of Americana and idyllic Southern California experience. Who could forget sitting on the porch of the beautiful Bali Blue Furniture Lounge on Ventura Avenue in comfy furniture, while enjoying a cup of coffee and watching the world go by.

The blue neon sign that Dave’s Signs made for this establishment gives you that same iconic feeling with its bright colors and simple style.

#6: Westridge Market

This beautiful old-fashioned grocery store in Ojai has been a staple of the community since it first opened. Dave’s Signs created several nostalgic signs with Custom Graphics for their interior that captures the essence of the market and its long history. The aesthetic looks hand-painted, which fits well with the rustic essence of Westridge.

#7: Sander’s & Son’s Gelato

If you’re looking for a delicious treat while in Ojai, stop by Sanders & Son’s on Ojai Avenue and enjoy a cup of Italian artisan gelatos and sorbets made with fresh local ingredients.

Dave’s Signs fun window graphics will meet you as you go in the front door too. The golden font features the name and year they were founded, and the overall effect is eye-catching and inviting. The sign complements the fun and delicious experience on a hot summer day in Ojai perfectly!

Ojai Mira Monte Apartments Sign

#8: Ojai Mira Monte Apartments

Ojai Mira Monte Apartment homes offer studio, one, and two-bedroom options that offer views of the Ojai Valley. There is a strong sense of community there where families lounge by the pool or barbecue in their picnic area. 

The natural design that Dave’s Signs made for them gives the complex a welcoming vibe that will make it easy for you to feel at home.

Additionally, the Monument Sign features their name. That way, people passers-by can get more information about what makes Ojai Mira Monte Apartments the perfect place to live. 

#9: Peralta Real Estate Team

Dave’s Signs created this custom sign for the Peralta Real Estate Team that captures their playful and modern approach to real estate. The simple, refined style of the Dimensional Letter Sign fits well with the upscale properties they work with here in Ojai too.

You can see why Penalta chose Dave’s Signs to make their sign. Its simple yet sophisticated style makes it easy to distinguish from other real estate signs in the area. And that is what you want when your goal is to help people find their dream home.

Majestic Oak Vineyard in Ojai Valley

#10. Ojai Majestic Oak and Wine Tasting

Tucked away in the heart of Ojai Valley, this family-owned and operated vineyard is a must-see destination for wine lovers. The vintage color palette, rustic style, and simple lettering give it an old-world charm that makes it fit perfectly in Ojai Valley.

This Blade Sign by Dave’s Signs gets its inspiration from their location, and its rugged material will surely stand the test of time. It features their familiar and beautiful illustration of an oak tree with vines growing all around it.

Let Dave’s Signs Create Your Beautiful Ojai Signs 

Dave’s Signs is proud to be a part of the Ojai community. We create beautiful signs that capture the unique spirit of this wonderful city. If you’re looking for high-quality, affordable signage, contact us today by calling ‭(805) 641-1387‬ or Request a Quote online and we’ll be happy to help you get started on your project.

How to Brand Your Growing Business with Corporate Building Signs

As anyone who has tried to grow their business knows, it’s vital to focus on your branding efforts. After all, even Pepsi and Coca-Cola still work on branding, and they’ve been America’s favorite sodas since the 1940s. There are many different aspects of branding for you to work on, including your corporate signs. Without proper signage, your customers won’t be able to connect each of your products to your specific company. Instead, read on to find out more about corporate building signs that give your prospective customers a lasting impression.

Steps to Branding with Corporate Building Signs

Before you begin designing your signs, make sure you know what colors and logo you’re going to use. Daves’s Signs does excellent design work. We can take anything from a loose sketch to existing logos, fonts, colors—to brand guidelines or architectural renderings that were done by an agency, to collaborate and present you with sign solutions.

For instance, we can take your existing logo to come up with eye-catching sign ideas, resulting in something wonderful in terms of look and feel that fits your needs. Dave’s Signs is also fully knowledgeable about what the city allows for signage. We’ll work to get you a beautiful sign that checks all the boxes when it comes to local ordinances.

Bank of the Sierra Channel Letter Sign
Bank of the Sierra Channel Letter Sign.

Starting from scratch? No problem—our design team can collaborate with you to design the perfect branding solution for your business needs. In short, we’ll design, fabricate and install a sign that meets all city requirements and elevates your brand.

Lastly, you’ll need to decide between several different sign types. Some are easier to choose than others based purely on your location or industry.

Custom Signs That Make Excellent Corporate Building Signs

The custom sign types available from Dave’s Signs include:

      • Dimensional Letters
      • Illuminated Signs
      • Neon Signs
      • Monument Signs
      • Property Management Signs
      • Channel Letters
      • Office Signs
      • Custom Graphics
      • Window Graphics
      • Blade Signs

Below is some information about these custom signs, including how they draw attention to your brand.

Dimensional Letters 

Storefront Signs

Dimensional Letter Signs refer to any lettering or logo that has three dimensions (as opposed to flat panels). You may also hear them called metal letters, plastic cut letters or 3D graphics too. While dimensional letters are not intrinsically illuminated, they can be lit in some ways. When similar letters are internally illuminated or backlit, they are called channel letters.

Illuminated Signs

If your business is open after dark, Illuminated Signs are a must-have. Illuminated signs will help people engage with your business, while also providing high visibility day and night. Additionally, bear in mind that some shopping centers and property management companies make it mandatory that your storefront signs be illuminated. For more information on illuminated signs check out our post, “What are the Different Types of Lighted Signs? Here are our Top 5.”

Neon Signs

If you want to make a lasting impression, Neon Signs have been getting desired results for brands for over a century. Neon tubing has been a popular solution for both creating and accenting signs for over 100 years, and their steady, piercing lights have a high visual impact, bringing attention to the artwork from blocks away. The businesses that choose neon signs light up the night with distinct primary colors, making them a definite focal point at night, thereby branding your business.

Monument Signs

For many hotels, shopping malls, apartment complexes, business parks, restaurants, and even city entryways, exterior monument signs are truly impressive and make a large impact. Monument signage provides a wonderful landmark for your company by letting all passers-by know exactly who and where you are.

Property Management Signs

Property Management Signs covers all sign types for apartments, planned communities, shopping malls, hotels, office buildings & properties, and retail outlets. They work hard to elevate your brand and establish your reputation, along with helping your business communicate effectively with the local community with a cohesive look and functionality throughout.

Channel Letter Signs

Custom Corporate Signs: Finney's

Channel Letter Signs is one of the best ways to present your business to the public and one of the most popular. By forming each channel letter separately using its own light source, you get a 3D effect for your corporate signs that are awe-inspiring to your prospective customers. Some of the most high-end and complex illuminated signs use channel letters. For more info on channel letters, check out our post “Channel Letters 101 – What You Need to Know to Select Yours,” or see lots of examples in our channel letters sign gallery.

Office Signs

Custom Corporate Signs: Derby Curtis on wood

Interior Office Signs often require elegance and elevated visual appeal. Dave’s Signs can provide custom Lobby Signs, illuminated or not, Letter Set Signs, Interior Signs, Way-finding Signs, ADA Signs, Office Suite Signs, Door Signs, Interior Store Signs with beautiful fabricated letters and logos. Pair them with custom exterior signs to really enforce your brand name in your customer’s mind.

Custom Graphics

Custom Graphic Wall Sign

Few things set your business apart more than Custom Graphics. These include anything from Custom Printed Graphics & Signage, Hand Painted Signs, Custom Wall, Floor, Window Graphics, Custom Boat & Vehicle Graphics. The images and lettering used can transform something drab into dynamic and modern branding. Our sign professionals can take your ideas and turn them into custom graphics with visual appeal. Or, we can start from scratch and design you something totally unique.

Window Graphics

Windows, which make up a large portion of your storefront, restaurant, or office, can provide excellent real estate for marketing your business effectively. Our sign experts will create Custom Window Graphics based on your brand requirements. Whether we design it or you bring us the designs, we can make full-color stickers, vinyl letters and install them to look great.

Blade Signs

 Custom Corporate Signs: Rookees

Blade Signs create visual interest and function well in many environments. They really make for nice corporate building signs too. These signs hang vertically or horizontally on a bracket or frame near the entryway to your store, restaurant or building. Likewise, Blade Signs work well in strip malls, downtown businesses, areas with frequent pedestrian traffic and business with sidewalks in front. Want to see some great examples? Check out our blade sign gallery or head downtown to your favorite stores and restaurants.

AES Channel Letter Sign

Do I Really Need a High-Quality Corporate Sign?

Have you ever been to a store that’s still using a worn-out sign that’s seen better days? If so, you already know how unprofessional this can look. These battered signs might be considered charming at a vegetable stand on the side of the road. However, if you plan to be in business for the long run, then it’s best to invest in high-quality signs.

So, to answer the question, yes, you do need a high-quality corporate sign. Consider beautiful, professional corporate building signs a sound investment since placing one outside your building or outside of your restaurant is going to get you more attention, better-paying customers and a better all-around feeling about your business.

Let Dave’s Signs Help with Your Corporate Building Signs

Branding your business is the ultimate business strategy. No matter what type of signs you need, call Dave’s Signs for assistance at (805) 641-1387 or Request a Quote online. We’ve got the perfect signage solutions for you and we are specialists in creating unique signs for our customers for more than 20 years. We’ll work with you, the city you are located in and make sure you get the signs that are right for you.

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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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.

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.

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