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General Monument Sign Cost Information
Many Different Ways to Purchase Our Signs
We offer a discount for purchases by cash or check.
Credit Cards Accepted
Custom-Tailored Monthly Payment Plans Available
In addition to conventional leases we offer accelerated leases and lease/purchase options that save you money overall, while still providing the opportunity to pay for the majority of your signs out of monthly profits.
Would a $65.00 per month payment, with no down payment, and no payments for the first 3 months, be preferable to paying for your sign up-front?
You can create the attention-getting signage you need to be successful, without short-term cost concerns. Pay for your signs out of your business’s future, increased, cash flow.
Signs on Time™ Purchase Plans
If you want to lease or lease/purchase, rather than purchase your signs outright, and need help in arranging a lease, please let us know.
Our leasing companies can combine our signs with other equipment you need in one lease or lease/purchase package. Equipment such as point-of-sale computerized cash-register systems, telephone systems, security systems, manufacturing machinery, etc. can all be leased.
All signs maintenance costs can be included in the lease package.
Leasing gives you the option to upgrade your signs package, to change your look, at no additional cost at the end of the lease period.
Pay as You Grow™ Purchase Options
In addition to conventional leases we offer accelerated leases and lease/purchase options that save you money overall, while still providing the opportunity to pay for the majority, or all, of your signs out of monthly profits.
Zero Down Options
To help you open your business we have worked with one of our lenders to create exclusive no down payment plans.
FastStart™ Payment Options
To help you get your new venture out of the starting-blocks, payment programs are available that help conserve your initial operating cash; no payments for the first 3 months.
Why Do Companies Lease Equipment?
Eight out of ten companies lease some or all of their equipment.
Why do they lease? Because the flexibility provided by leasing allows them to have the most effective operation possible.
Conserve Your Nest Egg™
Save your cash to operate your business.
We will help you apply for financing that allows you to make NO down payment with 0% APR for the first 12 to 15 months, depending on the plan you select, so long as you make timely payments.
The companies we associate with allow you to pay-off your loan any time you wish.
Justification - When Will the Sign Start Making Me Money?
What does a sign really cost?
Of course you have to invest money in a lighted business sign so that it can create you income.
But, a sign can’t cost you money, it has to make you money. It is an investment to make your business grow.
So, when does a sign start making you money?
For an example let’s decide if we can afford to add $10,000 additional dollars to the cost of our sign to enhance its look and improve our image. You may want to spend more, maybe less.
If you borrow 100% of the money to purchase this sign, and pay it back over 6 years with a 10% interest rate, your additional monthly payment will be about $185 per month. Add to this the monthly additional operating costs for electricity, insurance, and property taxes because of the more-valuable sign – the sign’s ONLY other costs. For our example we will use a $190 per month total cost ($6.25 per day.)
How much business will the sign need to generate to pay for itself?
You probably operate with a 25% to 50% cost of goods, depending on the type of business, so the sign theoretically has to generate $8.33 to $12.50 per day in increased business to pay for itself in 6 years.
The sign is a capital expense, and the interest paid is an expense, both saving you income taxes on your investment. If you are in a 28% tax bracket this will return to you $3,730 in Federal Income Taxes you would otherwise have been obligated to pay during the depreciation period. (Because of the PATH ACT you will recover over $3,000 of your $10,000 investment the first year.) This reduces the break-even point by about $1.70 per day.
Would a beautiful sign in front of your business, rather than a “box” like everyone else has, attract $6.63 - $10.80 in additional business per day?
Of course it would!
The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act sets the Federal tax deductions for businesses that purchase qualifying equipment. For instance, a $100,000 sign now costs a business $65,000 after taxes, if they are in a 35% tax bracket. Equipment purchases under $500,000 are now expensed in the same year, not depreciated over many years’ time as in the past, giving a business an instant deduction of their investment.
Section 179 allows for Bonus Depreciation for businesses that purchase more than $500,000 in qualifying equipment. With Bonus Depreciation these businesses can depreciate 50% of the entire cost of equipment over $500,000 acquired and put into service before the end of the year. This 50% depreciation bonus is also available for equipment purchases in 2017, but after that Bonus Depreciation will phase down to 40% in 2018 and 30% in 2019 before disappearing. After 2019 uniform depreciation schedules will be the law for purchase totals exceeding $500,000.
"How much money should I budget for a new sign?"
The following estimates are based on information on the Pricing page that proceeded this page and includes all features. It is a ball-park "budget" estimate of the general cost of an installed sign. Because of the huge impact a new sign has on a business you may want to budget considerably more, depending on your particular needs.
The pricing is roughly identical for either fluorescent OR first-surface LED cabinets.
A double-faced illuminated Monument sign with a 4' x 8' cabinet, installed: $5,500.
A double-faced illuminated Monument sign with a 5' x 10' cabinet, installed: $7,500.
A double-faced illuminated Monument sign with a 10' x 12' cabinet, installed: $16,000.
But, please, contact us to develop an exact plan to meet your particular needs - for free (see our "Design Center" page!)
If you are planning for the future, please bookmark our website as a "Favorite" so you can find us when you are ready.
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!
Guaranteed Highest Quality...
Guaranteed Lowest Price™
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.
Payment Plan Calculator™
Significantly reduced initial billing to help you control your cash-flow.
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Potential Texas Sales/Use Tax Savings
If we are manufacturing and/or installing a newly constructed sign on a newly constructed building, or a new free-standing sign, the State of Texas only requires Sales/Use Tax to be paid on our cost of the materials, NOT the full price of the sign, because of the “Separated Contract” we will offer you.
You will save much more than you can from most our competitors. Because we are actually the manufacturer, we must charge sales tax only on the cost of our raw materials, not what we paid someone else to build and ship the sign to us for.
Our invoices are the controlling part of a “Separated Contract.” In the instances above we will provide you with an invoice which is written to reflect Sales/Use Taxes for the materials only.
This is an average savings of 80% of the usual Texas Sales/Use Taxes!
Securing Your Investment
“After being ripped-off by one sign company, who took my several-thousand-dollar deposit but never delivered my sign, I was nervous. I’m sure glad I met you guys!”
Paul Lewis, Jubilee Mortgage
All too often we hear about sign companies who took deposits from customers but never delivered their signs. In every instance, because the sign company had few assets, there was no recourse.
We are also told of companies that don’t pay for the materials used in a sign, and/or never pay their laborers, in which case(s) THE CUSTOMER is legally liable for these bills EVEN THOUGH they paid the sign company!
Signs Manufacturing™ protects our customers, as the law allows, by providing them with both “Partial” and “Final” Lien Releases to legally protect them should ANYONE question whether we paid for materials and/or labor.
We also offer all our customers to be listed as "Additional Insured" for free on our $3,000,000 insurance policy, providing coverage if we default.
And as "Additional Insured" on our $25,000,000 Worker's Compensation/Accident Insurance.
Also, size DOES matter. Our size, our investment in the community, and our State licensing, insures our customers that we will be here to deliver and install our signs (and to back our Lifetime Warranty* if our signs need service.)
Signs Manufacturing™ is insured, registered, licensed and bonded per City and State regulations, and carries product liability insurance. We are regulated by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, P. O. Box 12157, Austin, Texas 78711, 1-800-803-9202, 512-463-6599; website: www.tdlr.texas.gov.
"...I had to hound **** (a sign broker) for weeks and weeks, then I had to call ******** (the manufacturer) to finally get a hold of ****. I thought **** was taking my deposit money and running. When he asked for the second deposit I was kind of hesitant based on my experience with him. I did some research on **** and there were judgments in Dallas County, civil judgments for **** taking money and not putting up a sign! But the manufacturer said I had to deal with him, and he already had a great deal of my money.
The installation company he subcontracted with, *****, finally did show up and after giving them another $30,000 the sign was installed but ***** didn't pay ****, I guess, his "fair cut" of it.
**** was initially mad at ***** and then he was mad at me, so he came and took the controller out of the sign so now it doesn't even work! I tried to go back to ******** (the manufacturer), and gave them all of the documentation and they said it's between me and ****, they won't do anything about it. I'm never dealing any way but directly with a manufacturer again!"
Mr. Sinkler, Freedom Wash
"Our electronic-message-centers were nightmares. Even though they were only 2 years old the manufacturer refused to service them."
Major Vincent, Salvation Army
"Our brand new sign looks terrible when it lights. All splotchy and uneven. The company that installed it refuses to correct the problem. It is killing our business. Fix it, but keep us informed as to the cost."
Delores Vasquez, Nations Video (They spent $2,000 repairing their brand-new sign.)
"Our LED electronic-message-center, which cost us over $28,000, failed when it was 2 weeks old. The company that installed it refuses to repair it - saying it can't be fixed. The manufacturer refuses to fix it also. Please repair or replace it."
Mark McCarthy, Harvest Christian Fellowship (We had to replace it, they had to sue the manufacturer and installer.)
"I cannot express how disappointed we are to learn that our two-year-old $70,000 message center cannot be repaired. I obviously wish we had purchased a good one from you."
Apostle Lobias Murray, Full Gospel Holy Temple
The “Average” Cost of Advertising
* US Small Business Administration figures. Assumes 10,000 cars per day – a very conservative figure for ANY business street, only 1 person in each car, and only a 10 year useful life for the sign. ALL very conservative!
Most of the Newspaper, Television and Radio consumers reached are not in most businesses marketing area, a 5 mile radius of their store according to the US Small Business Administration. The actual cost of reaching a POTENTIAL consumer by these means is unknown, but much higher.
Mailing list costs are not included.
The “Known” Costs of Advertising
with Signs Manufacturing™ Built Signs
* Also assumes 10,000 cars per day – still a very conservative figure, the known National average of 1.59 people in each car, and a known 30+ year (so far) useful life for our signs. Includes our known costs of owning and operating the signs (historical electricity, insurance, property taxes where applicable, in North Texas.)
Read what the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has to say about the advantages and costs of signs for your business:
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