Eye-Catching Facility Signage in Lilburn, GA for Parkview Football

Facility Signs - Room-Marker for Parkview Football

Facility Signs – Room-Marker for Parkview Football

If you’ve followed Georgia High School football for any significant portion of the last twenty or so years, then you are no doubt familiar with Parkview Football.  Parkview’s football history includes a dominating 46 game winning streak that ran from 2000 to 2003, culminating in three consecutive state championships in Georgia’s largest classification.  With four total state championship over the past twenty seasons, Parkview owns a lofty place among the top programs in recent Georgia High School football history.

This past fall, Parkview Football moved into their new fieldhouse.  Before the move, Head Coach Eric Godfree called on Big Mouth Signs to design and produce a series of facility signs that would serve as markers for the rooms in the new building.  This new fieldhouse includes a Varsity Locker Room, Freshman Locker Room, Head Coach’s Office, Assistant Coaches’ Office, Pro Room, Training Room, Multi-Purpose Room, and Equipment Room.

Before beginning a facility sign project, we feel it’s important to visit the site.  There are two primary reasons we insist on doing this.  First, we need to get a feel for the project.  Which colors should we use?  Which colors should we avoid?  For this project, Parkview’s school colors are orange and white.  However, blue has long been used as an accent color.  The second reason for performing a site visit has more to do with the physical characteristics of the building itself.  It’s important before designing a series of facility signs to include details as to the amount of space we have available for each sign.  How large does the text need to be for readability?  A site visit provides important information as to the best color choices, proper materials, and ideal mounting options.

Once the site visit was complete, several design concerns were made clear.  First, the new facility room-marker signage for Parkview Football would need to attractive, yet durable and economical.  Second, the background of each sign needed color.  Third, we needed to keep the signs simple, with an emphasis on the Parkview Panther paw logo.  Finally, we needed to keep the signs consistent both in size and design.

Facility Sign - Room-Marker for Parkview Football

Facility Sign – Room-Marker for Parkview Football

The next phase in the Big Mouth Signs process is the design process.  Working with the Parkview Football staff, we developed a design that consisted of 3/16” thick clear acrylic, with a digital print graphic applied to the second surface.  The digital graphic features an orange background in the primary school color, with a subdued or faded orange paw logo.  The graphic has a white paw graphic outlined in blue in the foreground, a nod to the white paw logo on the team’s orange helmet.  A layer of white vinyl would then serve to protect the printed graphic.  Finally, the text portion of the layout would consist of white raised lettering.  The end result was a clean look that immediately catches your eye.  The design approval came quickly, and we were ready for production and installation.

 

Big Mouth Signs appreciates the opportunity to serve the Parkview community.  The facility room marker signs were the most recent of many projects we’ve produced for Parkview High School, the Parkview Community School, and for a variety of Parkview booster organizations.  We also appreciate the opportunity to provide services to a variety of other Gwinnett County Schools, including the following;

  • Arcado Elementary School
  • Camp Creek Elementary School
  • Beaver Ridge Elementary School
  • Berkeley Lake Elementary School
  • Brookwood Elementary School
  • Corley Elementary School
  • Hopkins Elementary School
  • Jackson Elementary School
  • Kanoheda Elementary School
  • Knight Elementary School
  • Level Creek Elementary School
  • Mountain Park Elementary School
  • Mulberry Elementary School
  • Norton Elementary School
  • Patrick Elementary School
  • Peachtree Elementary School
  • Pharr Elementary School
  • Pinckneyville Elementary School
  • Rockbridge Elementary School
  • Sycamore Elementary School
  • Taylor Elementary School
  • Woodward Mill Elementary School
  • Berkmar Middle School
  • Duluth Middle School
  • Five Forks Middle School
  • Lilburn Middle School
  • Louise Radloff Middle School
  • Northbrook Middle School
  • Richards Middle School
  • Sweetwater Middle School
  • Trickum Middle School
  • Twin Rivers Middle School
  • Archer High School
  • Berkmar High School
  • Central Gwinnett High School
  • Collins Hill High School
  • Discovery High School
  • Duluth High School
  • Grayson High School
  • Gwinnett School of Math, Science & Technology
  • Lanier High School
  • Shiloh High School
  • South Gwinnett High School

About Us

Big Mouth Signs is a full-service provider of all types of commercial business signs and school signs.  Located at 40 Rockbridge Road, Suite 200, in Lilburn, GA, we specialize in building signs, facility signs, lobby signs, and office signs.  In addition, we are the #1 provider of electronic message displays for Gwinnett County Schools.  We can be reached by phone at 770-381-9300, or by email at info@bigmouthsigns.com.

 

– Written by Big Mouth Signs, Inc.

Post & Panel Signs 101: Get to Know the Options in Atlanta, GA

Apartment & HOA - Mission VIlla - Post and Panel Sign

Post & Panel Signs 101:  Get to Know the Options in Atlanta, GA

By definition, a sign is “an object, quality, or event whose presence or occurrence indicates the probable presence or occurrence of something else”.  That “something else” could be just about anything; a building or group of buildings such as a business, apartment complex, or industrial property.  It could be an event or special occasion, such as a Grand Opening, an Open House, a concert, or a competition.  It could be a promotion, such as an offer to sell, to lease, or to buy, such as a “Property for Sale” real estate sign.  Whatever the situation or need, there’s probably a Post and Panel solution that makes sense.

Post and Panel signs are a popular sign choice for a variety of reasons; 

  • Economical: Post and Panel signs are very economical!  Big Mouth Signs can build your new Post and Panel sign using a wide variety of long-lasting and durable materials to fit almost any budget!
  • Great Value: Post and Panel signs offer great value!  Many of our Post and Panel solutions can be easily modified or re-purposed.  It’s easy to change the size or shape of the sign panel, add or remove a rider, or change the content.
  • Versatility: Post and Panel signs are extremely versatile!  There are Post and Panel sign solutions with one, two, and three post options in an array of materials, shapes, and sizes.  Big Mouth Signs can customize your Post and Panel to achieve a wide variety of looks – – from simple to elegant.
  • Quick Turnaround: Post and Panel signs don’t take long to build!  If fast turnaround is essential, then a post and panel sign might be the answer!  Big Mouth Signs can produce many of our Post and Panel sign solutions in one week or less.

 Economy Options:

At Big Mouth Signs, we recognize the need for low-cost, quick-turnaround signage for events, promotions, building identification, and directional signage.  We offer economical sign material options ranging from 10mm corrugated plastic (coroplast) to plywood/MDO, to aluminum composite materials in a variety of thicknesses.  Our low-cost post options include pressure-treated wood posts (both painted and unpainted), and PVC posts and post sleeves.  We offer full-color digital graphics, cut vinyl graphics, and changeable-letter sign options at prices that will make you smile!

Post & Panel - Rreef

Post and Panel Sign with Rider

Post and Panel Sign

V-shape Post and Panel Sign

Post and Panel Directional Sign

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid-Range Options:

If you’re looking for a sign that’s going to look great longer term, then you’ll want to consider stepping up in materials.  For a more permanent sign, we offer Post and Panel signs with aluminum post options in a variety of shapes and sizes; round, square, and triangular.  These posts are available in raw finish aluminum, or aluminum that has been painted or powder coated.  Sign panel options include composite metal panels with vinyl or digital graphics in a variety of panel thicknesses.  Sign systems that utilize fabricated posts and extrusions are an excellent way to get a great-looking sign that represents a great value.

Post and Panel Sign – Building ID Sign

Post and Panel Sign – Property Directional

Post Panel Sign – Building ID

Post and Panel Sign – Property Directional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premium Options:

For an upscale look, you can count on Big Mouth Signs to be your go-to source for high-quality Post and Panel sign solutions.  We offer an outstanding selection of exceptional Post and Panel sign options.  Our post options are available in a variety of sizes, and we carry a wide array of available decorative bases, sign brackets, and finials.  Panel options include router-engraved HDU or PVC, sandblasted HDU, custom panels with dimensional or 3D graphics and lettering, panels with changeable slat systems.

 

Post & Panel - Charleston Place

Post and Panel Sign – Property Directional

Post & Panel - Riverbend

Post and Panel Sign – Property Directional

Post and Panel SIgn – Business ID

Post & Panel - Oral & Facial

Post and Panel Sign – Building ID

Post & Panel - 263 Shannon Way

Post and Panel – Directory Sign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post and Panel Sign Types and Uses:

  • Architectural Display Systems
  • Architectural Signs
  • Banner Frames
  • Banner Poles and Brackets
  • Monument Signs
  • Building I.D. Signs
  • Campus Signs
  • Community Reader Boards
  • Corporate I.D. Signs
  • Directional Signs
  • Directory Signs
  • Interpretive Displays
  • Kiosk Signs
  • Map Signs
  • Property Signs
  • Real Estate Signs
  • Resort Signs
  • Retail Store Signs
  • Slat Sign Systems
  • Traffic Signs
  • Yard Arm Signs
  • Wayfinding Signs

About Us

Big Mouth Signs is located in Lilburn, GA.  We specialize in post and panel signs, monument signs, and exterior building signs.   Thank you for reading this post.  We hope you have found it useful and informative.  Our service area includes;

Metro Atlanta

  • Fulton County, including Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek
  • Forsyth County, including Cumming
  • Gwinnett County, including Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Lilburn, Snellville, Lawrenceville, Sugar Hill, Duluth, Buford, Suwanee, Berkeley Lake, Dacula, Grayson, Suwanee, Hamilton Mill
  • Dekalb County, including Atlanta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Chamblee, Doraville, Clarkston, Avondale Estates, Stone Mountain, Pine Lake, Lithonia
  • Rockdale County, including Conyers

We can be reached for a free Post and Panel sign consultation by calling 770-381-9300 or by clicking here.

Innovative Office Signage in Columbus, GA for Path-Tec 

Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter most.  The right office signs, including lobby directories, wayfinding signs or directional signs, office markers, conference room signs, etc., are like that accessory that doesn’t seem so important until you take it away – – the set of diamond stud earrings with the little black dress, or the gold cuff links with the black tuxedo.  And so, at Big Mouth Signs, we understand the finishing touches are important.  That’s why we provide a variety of outstanding office signage options from top manufacturers such as Modulex, Arris, Vista System, and Sign Pro Systems.  That’s why we’ll also take the time to meet with you, so that we can get a feel for your organization – no matter how small – and the environment you are trying to create.

In today’s increasingly complex and complicated world, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the information flowing back and forth.  We get so focused on the communication flow – – the impressions that are being created outside our four walls.  While that communication, and those impressions are obviously important, what about the impressions –  the environment – that is being created inside those four walls?  Have you considered the effectiveness of your office sign system?  When you hire a new staff member, does it take days, or weeks to recognize them with a name plate for their desk or work station?  Is it easy to tell if the conference room is available for use, or if someone has already scheduled a meeting?  How easy is it for a new employee to find their way around?  When you promote someone, how quickly can you recognize them for their promotion with a new office marker?

 

WWall-Mounted Directory Sign

Wall-Mounted Directional Sign

Wall-Mounted Room Marker

Wall-Mounted Room Marker

Wall-Mounted Directory Sign from Arris Sign Systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arris Sign Systems offers an outstanding selection of office environment signs – – from desk and workstation signs to wall signs, directories, and overhead signs.  Arris offers a variety of freestanding signs as well.  It’s the outstanding simplicity of the system that makes it both attractive and cost effective for any office.  The individual frames that are part of the Arris Sign System can be customized through the use of Arris’ Accents decorative backers.  Arris’ design templates make printing and changing frame inserts a snap – – no need to wait days or weeks to recognize new staff members and promotions!

It’s the look and flexibility of the Arris product that resulted in Path-Tec, a Columbus, GA-based specimen management solutions provider.  When Path-Tec made plans to move into their new location, they turned to Big Mouth Signs to provide office environment signage solutions that fit their culture, and their budget.  What they needed was an effective office sign system that was attractive.  As a growing and vibrant company, their new office sign system needed to be flexible, with easy-to-update inserts.  It needed to be modular, so that as the company continues to grow, work station signage complimented office signage, directory signage, and even the signage in the reception area.

It’s been said that interior office signage isn’t for your customers, it’s for your employees.  Obviously, your lobby sign is a key component to any business message – – it provides a value message that cannot be overstated.  But, what about the signs that your employees and staff walk by every day, signs your customers may never see?  Your office sign system is a key part of that environment, and the messages formulated and delivered there.  Regardless of the type of business, messages are being conveyed every day, even when no one else is around.  What messages are being conveyed inside your four walls?

  • Written by Big Mouth Signs, a full service provider of all types of visual communications products, including office environment signs, wayfinding signs, and ADA signage. Based in Lilburn, GA, we proudly serve the Atlanta metro area with quality signage solutions that help your business get noticed!

5 Tips You Need to Know for Fantastic Wayfinding Signs!

STOP Sign DIrectionalIt’s been said that half the streets in Atlanta are named “Peachtree.”  While that’s a slight exaggeration, 71 roads in Metro Atlanta do include “Peachtree” somewhere in their name.  Think about it…  Peachtree Battle, Peachtree Walk, Peachtree Valley Road, Peachtree Industrial, Peachtree Parkway, South Old Peachtree – –  the list goes on and on.  While Atlanta natives quietly ponder how we ever managed without Google Maps and TomToms, imagine how visitors and newcomers cope with the confusing array of twisting, turning, name-changing drives and parkways, avenues and trails.

Before there were Garmins and Mapquest, before there were built-in navigation systems, there were outdoor wayfinding signs and directional signs.  Wayfinding and directional signs help get us to work, and they help us get home.  They are time savers and mistake-preventers.

For property managers – – from multi-family complexes to business parks and industrial parks – – effective and efficient outdoor directional signs, traffic control signs, and wayfinding signs are crucial.  Making sure that there is ease of entry and exit, that traffic flow is smooth and efficient, can make a world of difference in the perception of your property.  Nobody likes to waste time wondering which way to turn, or where they should park.  The challenge is finding the right balance between aesthetic value, functionality, and affordability.  We’re here to help.  Start with these “5 Tips You Need to Know for Fantastic Wayfinding Signs!”

 

Tip #1:  Walk the Property.  A sign company that wants to help you solve a problem will do this with you.  A sign company that wants to sell you a sign package, probably won’t.  Wayfinding Signs and Directional Signs should be available where people look for them.  Anticipate the need.

Tip #2:  Wayfinding Signs and Directional Signs should be easy to read.  Use legible fonts, and make the signs large enough that letter size isn’t an issue.  Use concise, simple content.  Maintain a good contrast between the background color and the color of the text.  Using two shades of neutral tones might be a great idea for the buildings on your property, it’s probably not a good idea for your signs.

Tip #3:  Anticipate the need to repair and replace your Directional Signs and Wayfinding Signs.  Your signs have lots of enemies…  Weed whackers damage the posts.  Bikes and cars run into them.  Signs are faded by the sun, rocks are thrown, paint is sprayed… the list is endless.  Minimize repair costs by building inexpensive “post boots” into the design – – they are functional and attractive.  Use a textured finish that will help hide blemishes.  Use metal or aluminum composite materials as backers to add strength and protection to engraved or sandblasted signs.  Avoid the use of costly foam sign materials such as HDU.  Protect your signs and with plantings such as Holly and Barberry.  For parking signs, position them far enough from the curb stops that they don’t become stop marks for vehicles.

Tip #4:  Use quality manufactured and safety signs where they make sense (See Tip #3 above).  It’s possible to design a Directional Sign and Wayfinding Sign package that incorporates economical metal traffic control sign blanks along with engraved directional signs and still achieve the desired level of curb appeal.   Use quality (minimum thickness .080 aluminum) engineer-grade reflective STOP signs, Speed Limit signs, Handicap Parking signs, and for any safety signs.

Tip #5:  Never skimp on the posts.  Pressure treated wood posts are much less expensive, but they are a temporary post.  A quality Directional Sign and Wayfinding Sign package will last a number of years.  Use aluminum tube posts (minimum 3” x 3”, with .125” wall) with a textured finish.  Insist the posts be set in concrete.  Consider you environment – – taller posts make sense where delivery and moving trucks are common.  For parking signs where the quantity of the signs makes it unfeasible to use aluminum tube posts, use galvanized metal – – they will cost a little more but won’t rust or fade like painted green metal posts.

Big Mouth Signs designs and installs quality Wayfinding and Directional Sign packages for property managers of multi-family and apartment complexes, office and business parks, and industrial complexes.  We’ll take the time to identify your needs, and we’ll provide solutions that make sense.  We’re located in Lilburn, GA and we’d love to help with your next sign project.