These signs are electrifying! / April 19, 2015

From time to time we receive requests for one type of sign or to serve one kind of client.  For example, years ago we made signs for 10 churches in less than 6 months!

This past winter the trend was to electric signs. In January we created a sign for the much-anticipated reopening of Waterworks Restaurant in the historic Champlain Mill.

Waterworks lit                       Waterworks day

This was followed quickly by two signs on the beautiful new office building on Water Tower Hill in Colchester. Morgan Stanley’s sign had to go above their 6th floor windows. Due to topography on site, we had to use an 85 ft. boom lift to reach the location. Here’s our crack installation team on what may have been the only sunny day in January! They are applying the paper installation pattern that provides locations for each of the dozens of holes that must be drilled in the brick wall.

Morgan Stanley lift

And here are day and night views of the finished product!

Morgan Stanley day                          Morgan Stanley day lit

On that same building, we also installed a 7 ft. square logo for New York Life. This one did not need a lift for workers, but a crane to place the heavy sign on the wall.

NY Life day

Soon after, we installed a new logo sign for WPTZ at their Colchester offices. It uses both an opaque aluminum box (with the “5” illuminated from within) and traditional illuminated channel letters.


All these signs use energy-saving LED illumination. Neon is outdated and expensive to run; it has never been in our portfolio of products we recommend to clients.