The Watson Family's Full-Service Sign Company
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The On-Location Sales Team's Personalized Service
No matter what types of signs you are interested in, our sales team, consisting of 11 highly-trained individuals, is at your beck and call.
Let us meet with you in your office, or at your new signs location, or home, or anywhere.
You will probably have a firm quotation for what you want during our meeting; certainly no more than a day later.
There are 19 questions you must have answers to before investing in signs. Questions not about the signs themselves, but about how the signs will be perceived, and how long they will take to pay for themselves. Our sales team will bring you a COMPLIMENTARY PROFESSIONAL MARKET SURVEY of your new signage locations. Click on the "Sign Market Research" tab to the left for details.
Visit Our $450,000 Sign Showroom with LED Video Displays
Now with Live Showroom Demonstrations of Products that Improve Your Signs
All our products are on display, including our programmable digital LED signs, and our newest product, WindowVision™. Click on the "Sign Types" tab to the left for details on the specific signs we manufacture.
We are constantly innovating with newer, better, more dazzling ways for you to establish your business in the eyes of your customers.
Unique in the entire sign industry, Signs Manufacturing™ built an 85’ by 50’ (over 4,000 sq ft) indoor sign lighting laboratory for testing the longevity, visibility, and effectiveness of all the lighted signs we manufacture.
We have opened our laboratory to the public, for FREE, adding a Sign Showroom that includes LED Video Displays because we realized how important one would be to consumers.
If you are considering purchasing an LED Video Display or Digital LED Message Center sign this exclusive opportunity will be particularly important. You must determine what type of sign, and which LED spacing is best, so that your sign will be successful, considering how you will use it.
Therefore, we have:
We invite you to also observe all other types of signage, viewing them up close as well as from a distance, under varying light conditions (and stay out of the weather while doing so!)
Will your Sodium Vapor or Metal Halide parking lot lights affect the colors of your sign at night? How visible will your pylon sign’s border neon be during the day? Should you consider PinLights™, LetterLites™, SpectraLites™, or Trembler™ signs? Brighter Signs™ neon or Solarbrite™ LED lighting for channel letter signs? Fluorescent or HID lighting for your monument sign? Do Daylight or Cool White fluorescents make your pole sign’s colors look best? What are the differences between a flex-faced, a Lexan, and an acrylic-faced sign cabinet?
How will shadows affect my sign's readability during the day? Should the wall behind my sign be light or dark colored? Would a different type of sign look better on my brick wall? Should I consider a routed sign face with push-through letters?
Don't buy a sign from a drawing, a slick website, or photo-shopped pictures, when you can actually see and compare real signs.
Please Call Ahead
If you can, please call ahead to let us know you're coming!
Don't buy a sign from a drawing, a slick website, or photo-shopped pictures, when you can actually see and compare real signs.
Please Call Ahead
If you can, please call ahead to let us know you're coming!
Live Showroom Demonstrations of Products that Improve Your Signs
No one else, sign company or not, can offer you this unique opportunity. Be sure to take advantage. Your business will be better because you do. Can you afford not to?
"I almost made a huge mistake by not listening to you and visiting your showroom prior to buying my sign. I thought I knew what I wanted, after listening to so many salespeople...boy, was I wrong. My vision of the sign did not jibe with what it would really turn out to be, even after viewing so many drawings. It was obvious the moment I entered the showroom. If I had stuck to my guns my sign would have been a disaster. I would have wasted a lot of money."
Sometimes it really pays to shop.
As an additional enticement to coax you into our showroom, and also smooth our manufacturing flow, we periodically have limited Specials only available "in-store;" even unannounced to our sales team.
They are based on opportunities in our production scheduling. If we tell our salespeople in advance they collectively sell too many, causing other problems!
Specials are always for a specific type of custom-built sign with a large variety of available options, but a very limited quantity, and first-come-first-served.
How successful will your signs be?
Quality Signs are a Critical Part of the Success of Every Business in . Pretty important to churches and schools, too.
But, what results are achieved by every successful sign? To identify, to communicate, and to create the image you desire. It is hard to accomplish all three in a single sign.
Good signs incorporate design services and marketing decisions creating the message, look, colors, sign types, sizes, quantities, etc. to create the required impact. They draw attention to themselves. They provide drive-up appeal.
Quoting U. S. Small Business Administration research, 89% of businesses that fail do so because of improper signs!
Will ANY business decision you make affect you more? If you stop and think about it, you can’t even risk buying an “average” sign; you need “exceptional” signs.
AT&T gives advice, in writing, to Yellow Pages customers, "If business is slow, what does your sign look like?"
The trouble with improper or average signs is that you will never know how many potential customers they’ve driven away, or not attracted, by simply looking inappropriate. Your success or failure may be determined the day your sign is installed!
Fortunately, we are not a sign company, sign broker, or sign store. We are a sign manufacturer. We engineer exceptional signs for our customers.
Whether they are illuminated channel letters, neon signs, lighted sign cabinets, LED message centers, pole signs, pylon signs, or Monument signs that light, outdoor custom electric signs in front of your business are the least costly means of advertising available to you over time.
It is the most targeted advertising you can do according to the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which also states that 85% of a businesses sales usually come from within a 5 mile radius. Your sign constantly advertises your business to a potential customer who frequents the area where your business is located.
If a sign costs you money it is not doing its job. It should effectively advertise your company and earn you money.
As examples, how important would a free-standing pylon sign be to your business? McDonald's says that simply changing a Monument sign in front of one of their stores to a pylon sign increases their store's business 15%. A Whataburger that was unhappy with their new store's volume removed their brand-new pylon sign and installed one 40% larger and taller. The store's volume increased 23% the day after installation, and sales have exceeded the previous months for more than 5 years now.
The SBA says that an LED Message Center increases store volume 15 - 150%.
Purchasing the right signs for the job helps a business survive by bringing higher sales volume.
The importance of signs in helping a business to survive was recently underscored when the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), with their NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs training program, which is available in 40 states, added an entire week to their program to present more deeply "…the importance of signs and their impact on a business…"
We can help, so long as your landlord and the City allow you to install signs that will help your business. Unfortunately this isn't always true. Choose your location(s) wisely (and receive your landlord's approval of your signs package BEFORE you sign your lease.)
Remember the axiom "Location, Location, Location!" The supreme importance of "location" is the numbers of potential customers that will see your signs...and be able to read and understand them. Very important design and marketing considerations.
Your Cities Sign Ordinances can be easily accessed by visiting our "Permits & Approvals" page, after accessing our "Installation & Service" page, if you wish to learn about your ordinances without our help. However we have worked with your city for so long we know them by heart.
The Texas Department of Transportation has probably counted traffic in front of your new location. Go to www.dfwinfo.com/trans/data/tcins to see how many vehicles will see your signs every day! Other regions have similar information available.
Surprisingly 30% of traffic on almost all business streets occurs when it is dark; people see your sign only if it is lighted when it is dark out, including on dark days when everyone else's sign is lighted.
With 18.6% of the entire US population moving each year, your sign will be constantly seen by MANY potentially new customers.
Using Our Website to Learn About Signs and Create a Successful Image
Your sign forms that very important "first impression" your potential customer has of your business. Your sign must always look nearly as good as it looked the day it was installed so that you don't give potential customers a worsening impression of your business as your sign ages.
An example of our dedication to helping our customers succeed is this website. It IS the definitive source on signage information, ranked by Alexa® in the top 0.05% of ALL websites in the world, the top 0.01% in the USA! Not bad for a sign company serving North Texas. (We placed the website online in 1999, and have been improving it ever since.)
Click our "Sign Types" tab to the left, then pick any of our products and discover how we make each sign to last; including the use of CNC manufacturing, rust-proof metal, structural-steel frames, high-end automotive paint, high-impact plastics, and most importantly, sophisticated protective coatings. All our signs include these many hidden features, critically important to you but often ignored by competitors so they can make more money. We even add self-cleaning properties.
Signs Manufacturing™ makes more than lighted and unlighted business signs. We manufacture, install and service church signs, school signs, apartment signs, park signs, governmental signs, architectural signs, etc. Interior signs as well as exterior signs.
Unless we are doing other work for a customer we do not make banners or do vinyl lettering, even though we have the equipment to do so. Our skills are better utilized in other areas.
We manufacture road signs and building signs including channel letter signs (internally lighted with neon or Solarbrite™ LEDs, or externally lighted with first-surface LetterLites™ LEDs), neon signs, wall sign cabinets, pole signs, pylon signs, Monument signs, message centers, PinLights™ LED signs, architectural signs, plastic lettering, metal lettering, trim-cap lettering, plaques and more! Please "click" our "Sign Types" tab on the top left of this page to learn about our products by category.
"Click" our "Sign Types" tab and Channel Letters, Wall Cabinet Signs, Pole or Pylon Signs, or Monument Signs also to learn about our "EZ Install Signs™" that are manufactured so that you can install them yourself.
If you are considering a LED electronic message center, consider our Sunburst Displays™ units, and our "inexpensive/cheap displays" for those on a tight budget. "Click" our "Sign Types" tab on the top left of this page and "Message Centers" to access this information.
We champion brighter, energy-saving solutions that save our customers money while protecting our environment. No matter what type of signs you are considering, please explore our "Lighting Choices" tab for that product, with its own "Energy Savings" tabs. In fact many of our unique sign designs can even be Solar Powered!
We have lots of experience. Click our "Sign Design Center" tab to the left to learn how we can help you - for free. We even furnish a "Grand Opening Package" featuring a free parking lot "Coming Soon" free-standing portable sign to attract attention while your sign is being constructed.
We will give your company an edge and help make you money.
Please use and enjoy this 400+ (always growing) page website with over 2000 images, the largest information resource about signs on the internet, created so you can learn about all types of signs and how you can control their affect on your image.
We believe that if you're a knowledgeable purchaser there's a real good chance you'll become our customer.
Sign Cost Information
We sell our signs FACTORY-DIRECT, WHOLESALE to the public.
Each Sign Type, above and on the "Sign Types" page, has a "Cost" tab under its "Pricing" tab that lists general budget pricing for that type of sign and explains our 5 different payment options.
But, please, contact us to develop an exact plan to meet your particular needs - for free (see our "Sign Design Center" page!)
Our professional staff will usually have exact quotations, and exact scale drawings of your signs installed on your building or property ready for you the same day we meet with you. (Much faster than the 2 1/2 week average in our industry.) Contact us NOW...Please!
If you are planning for the future, please bookmark our website as a "Favorite" so you can find us when you are ready.
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You May Qualify for a "BETTER THAN FREE™" Sign
Dependent on your location, Signs Manufacturing™ may be able to offer you INCOME from a FREE pole, pylon, monument sign, or electronic message center.
Contact us for exciting details!
Many Different Ways to Purchase Signs
Zero Down on Sunburst LED Displays Digital LED Electronic Message Centers and Video Displays
To help you open your business we have worked with one of our lenders to create an exclusive NO DOWN PAYMENT lease. Now you can pay for your sign totally out of your businesses’ future cash flow.
Signs Manufacturing™ is insured, registered, licensed and bonded per all City and State regulations, and even carries product liability insurance to protect our customers, and their customers, which is very rare among sign companies.
We even offer our customers free coverage on a $2,000,000 insurance policy providing Deposit Insurance if we were to default.
Visit our "Cost" tab on the "Sign Types" page for details on all of the above.
We've got you covered!
Why Buy Factory-Direct, from a State-Licensed Company?
TURN-KEY Design, Manufacturing, Installation, and Service
Why not buy from a Sign Dealer (also called a Sign Broker or a Sign Store?)
Do you think you could meet your needs asking for the cheapest car he can buy?
Why would a sign dealer (sign broker or sign store) be any different? Remember, they are merely buying a sign from a manufacturer to resell to you, usually to resemble a drawing, making the most money they can.
You need to know ALL of the details on how your sign will be manufactured, and how it will be installed. It needs to meet YOUR needs, not the seller's profit goals. What is he telling the manufacturer you don't need?
Believing "...a sign is a sign" gets you a Yugo instead of a Cadillac. Remember the Yugo? They didn't last very long, either.
Also, most sign dealers, sign brokers and sign stores cannot legally install or service an electric sign. Ask to see their license.
Now, who provides the warranty? The manufacturer, the installer, the salesman, anyone? If the sign was installed illegally do you think they'll honor their warranty? Did they REALLY obtain your City sign permit? Is the sign even safe?
As a large, both UL and ETL listed manufacturer, our name is on all our signs. Just like you, we can't afford to have a bad sign destroy our business. We have to care, particularly with our LIFETIME* warranty.
If you wonder if a sign-seller can legally install and service electrical signs through-out Texas go to http://www.tldr.texas.gov/LicenseSearch/, enter "Electricians" in the "Inquire by License Type" box and the name of the sign business or person in the "Inquire by Name" box. If they are not licensed they can not.
So someone can sell you signs and not be licensed to install or service them. You may have to have this done. But unless the electrical signs you buy are "listed" (U.L. usually) they won't be allowed to be installed in Texas, a State of Texas Consumer Protection Safety Law designed to insure that signs are safe to use, with a few local city ordinance exceptions. It is not illegal to sell them to you, however. Buy carefully.
"I had a ****-a-**** (sign company) right across the street … that store's out of business now … I found out they hired some other company to build and install our sign and they did a really #@%&&$ job, the thing has never lit right. ****-a-**** Corporate won't do anything, they say the closed store was an independent franchise, and the sign builder/installer won't fix it, they say we weren't their customer. I need you to come out, tell me what it will cost to get the thing working properly and get it fixed."
Chris Jennings, Jimmy Johns
Guaranteed Highest Quality ... Guaranteed Lowest Price™
As detailed on the pages that follow, everything will be done to make your sign look better, and last longer...Guaranteed.
Signs Manufacturing™ also guarantees that our price will be the lowest price you can obtain on the products described in this website; now or anytime during the next 90 days.
If you are offered a lower price by someone else we will match that lower price PLUS give you 10% of the difference.
Free Factory Tour
Come and see the array of equipment and tools, and the facility dedicated to making good signs.
Contact a sales consultant to arrange a plant tour.
State Licensed Sign Installation and Sign Service
We are a full-service sign company. We provide sign site surveys, sign permits, sign installation and sign maintenance services for electrical and non-electrical signs. We provide this work in Dallas, Fort Worth (DFW), and ALL of North Texas and Northeast Texas.
Our technicians are State and QualityCertifiedSigns™ certified.
Our main Permit Technician is trained by the International Code Council (ICC), the group that trains all city employees in the area, and is in fact an ex city Sign Permit Technician.
State Sign and Electrical License Numbers: TECL17503, TSCL18015, TSCL18016.
Click the "Installation & Service" tab for details.
We serve and have installed signs in the Texas cities of Addison, Aledo, Allen, Alvarado, Anna, Argyle, Arlington, Athens, Aubrey, Avalon, Azle, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Bonham, Briar, Bridgeport, Buckingham, Burleson, Caddo Mills, Canton, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Celina, Cleburne, Cockrell Hill, Colleyville, The Colony, Combine, Coppell, Corsicana, Crandall, Crowley, Dallas, Dalworthington Gardens, Decatur, Denison, Denton, Desoto, D/FW Airport, Dido, Duncanville, Eagle Mountain Lake, Edgecliff, Ennis, Euless, Everman, Farmers Branch, Farmersville, Ferris, Flower Mound, Forest Hill, Forney, Fort Worth, Frisco, Gainesville, Garland, Glenn Heights, Granbury, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Greenville, Gun Barrel City, Haltom City, Haslet, Highland Park, Hillsboro, Hudson Oaks, Hurst, Hutchins, Irving, Italy, Itasca, Jacksboro, Joshua, Justin, Kaufman, Keene, Keller, Kennedale, Kleberg, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Lancaster, Las Colinas, Lawson, Lewisville, Little Elm, Longview, Mansfield, Marshall, Maypearl, McKinney, Melissa, Mesquite, Midlothian, Milford, Mineral Wells, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Murphy, Nevada, Newark, North Richland Hills, Ovilla, Palmer, Pantego, Paris, Parker County, Pelican Bay, Pittsburg, Plano, Ponder, Princeton, Prosper, Quinlan, Quitman, Red Oak, Rendon, Richardson, Richland Hills, Rice, River Oaks, Roanoke, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Sachse, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Sanger, Seagoville, Sherman, Silver Creek, Southlake, Springtown, Stephenville, Sulphur Springs, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Texarkana, Trophy Club, Tyler, University Park, Van Alstyne, Valley View, Watauga, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Wedgewood, Westlake, Weston, Westover Hills, Wheatland, White Settlement, Whitney, Wichita Falls, Willow Park, Wills Point, Wilmer, and Wylie.
Full Service Facility
Please visit our four-building production “campus.”
If you are seriously considering buying from someone else we suggest that you also visit their location to observe if they can actually do what they say they can; or at least “Google” their address.
Our factory addresses are 4540, 4550, 4560, and 4610 Mint Way, Dallas, Texas 75236.
A lot of competitors who present themselves as manufacturers actually only buy and resell signs, working out of a house, office building, small warehouse, or storefront!
Signs Manufacturing Corporation's Four-building Manufacturing Campus (Two sets of joined buildings) prior to our 7,500 sq. ft. expansion in 2004 (Photo courtesy of Bing.)
Weekend photo showing Signs Manufacturing Corporation's 2004 Building Expansion, taken during our 2009 re-roofing project (Courtesy of Google Earth.)
The "Metroplex" Success Story
The Dallas/Fort Worth "Metroplex" continues as the fastest growing large city area in the United States, year-after-year. It is the fourth fastest growing such area in the world. As fast as in China or India!
North Texas is expected to gain over 4,000,000 new residents in just the next 4 years! The business economy HERE remains healthy! Well over 100 new businesses are started in just the D/FW Metroplex every week.
Don't let the "doom-n-gloomers" talk you out of being successful. This is the best time ever to start a new business in North Texas and Northeast Texas.
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The Benefits of Buying All Signs Factory-Direct
You need answers to these questions before you buy (anything from anyone.) Don’t be a naïve consumer.
Is the sign installer working for you, or the factory, or only the sign seller (broker?) Who is legally responsible? Who has the financial ability to remedy accidents and omissions? Single-source responsibility is best. Product liability insurance is good, too.
The Additional Benefits of Buying Our Sunburst LED Displays™ Factory-Direct
* A poorly installed EMC can void a factory warranty, leaving YOU to haggle responsibility with the installer and sign seller (broker.) For instance, without a separate grounding electrode being installed during the installation of most LED signs the manufacturer’s warranty is void. Will you know if your installer doesn’t install a grounding electrode? Problems will probably begin to occur months later.
The Hottest New Signs
Have you noticed that the signs that catch your eye most often are LED displays? Signs like LED billboard displays.
Gaining attention gains you customers.
You can gain the advantages of LED faces on your new signs.
These signs are better-looking, cost less, and use less energy.
Also go to our "SpectraLites™ & LED" page under Channel Letter Lighting Choices to learn about back-lighted Channel Letter faces that automatically change colors. There is a video so you can see them in action.
Come see them in person in our Signs Showroom.
BIG Business Booster
There is no question that LED electronic message centers are the business signage communication wave of the future. Local advertising has never been cheaper because of them.
Every business has a need to promote special events, sales, sponsorships, etc.; either at their business location and/or at local sports events, parades, church and school events.
If your business is not located where you can have a permanent messaging sign, or you need to advertise at multiple locations (like the kid's soccer game), the question is, HOW?
This question has been answered with “The LED Sled™” pictured here, Signs Manufacturing™’s new portable self-powered LED electronic message center and video display.
Local businesses have never before been able to be so creative, to think so far outside the box to gain a competitive advertising advantage.
“To rent, or to own, THAT is the question.” (sorry Shakespeare.) How often do you need to promote your business?
If you are a multi-location business you need to own one of these! Some location ALWAYS has special needs or opportunities. Or a new store under construction.
If you’re not in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex you absolutely need to own one because you are too far away for us to rent you one!
Come see them in person in our Signs Showroom.
E-Mail Specials & Newsletter Blog
Occasionally Signs Manufacturing™ will have excess production on certain sign types, or discounts on installation or service exceeding our standard LIFETIME* WARRANTY 20% discount.
Or, we have information about Signs Manufacturing™, or the sign industry, we would like to share.
If you would like to be informed of these specials by email, click on the "Newsletter & Blog " tab to the left, and send us your contact information or subscribe to our RSS feed.
If you are not old enough to have piloted a business during the late 1970's, and depending on what our future brings, you might appreciate our Blog about inflation. It is written from the knowledge-base of our senior Watson, who did, and another of the family members, who has a SMU degree in finance.
Just for Fun
Go to our "Not-so-Good Signs" tab on our "Sign Design Center" page to witness Signs Manufacturing Corporation's "The Not-so-Good Signs, the Bad, Ugly, Stupid & Dumb Signs" Awards Contest! You can also view the world's most expensive (to purchase and to feed) animated message center.
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