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The Best Sign Companies in Wilmington DE Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Sign makers and sign contractors in Wilmington DE bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are ones proven  by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for safety and reliability, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as sign contractors in Wilmington DE, including custom sign makers for new sign fabrication, as sign erectors, or sign repair and maintenance, and including sandblasted signs, subdivision signs, neon signs, electric signs, vehicle wraps, vehicle graphics, vinyl banners, vehicle lettering, and more.

 

Updated January 13, 2017

 The TOP 10 Sign Companies in Wilmington DE

Delaware Sign Co
(302) 324-1135
27 Allegretto Rd
New Castle, DE 19720

Areas Served: Wilmington DE,New Castle County,Upper Christiana DE,Brandywine DE,Glasgow DE,Bear DE
Services: sign contractors for new signs,neon signs,electric signs,sign erectors,sign cleaning

Brandywine Signs
(302) 529-1778
36 Carpenter Plz
Wilmington, DE 19810

Areas Served: New Castle County,Lower Christiana DE,Glasgow DE,Wilmington DE,Brandywine,New Castle
Services: sign erectors & sign makers,commercial signage,retail signs

Signs Now
(302) 636-9040
506 First State Blvd
Wilmington, DE 19804

Areas Served: Wilmington Delaware,New Castle DE,Middletown DE,Brookside DE,Brandywine DE,Bear DE
Services: neon signs,pylon signs,pole signs,monument signs,digital signs,LED message boards

KC Sign Co
(302) 668-1838
3617 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE 19808

Areas Served: Glasgow DE,New Castle DE,Wilmington DE,Pike Creek DE,Brandywine DE,New Castle County
Services: sign fabricators for custom signage,channel letter signs & electric signs

Signs By Tomorrow
(302) 894-9330
2659 Kirkwood Hwy
Newark, DE 19711

Areas Served: Hockessin DE,New Castle DE,Brookside DE,Brandywine DE,Middletown DE,Wilmington DE
Services: custom signage,LED message boards,pole signs,monument signs,pylon signs

Vinyl Signs & Graphics
(302) 429-6243
3201 Miller Rd # A
Wilmington, DE 19802

Areas Served: New Castle County,Piedmont DE,Brandywine DE,Lower Christiana DE,Wilmington Delaware
Services: custom sign makers, sign installers, sign maintenance, sign repair services

The Best Sign Companies in Wilmington DE Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The state of Delaware does not require any state license of sign contractors in Wilmington DE, so there's no state standard for competency among sign companies, with the exception of electric sign contractors who do require a state electrical license.

Without state license oversight there is no mechanism that requires sign installers to first show the state proof of worker's comp insurance or liability insurance and both are critical to you. If an employee of theirs were injured on your property and the sign company doesn't have workers' comp, you will be held liable. Similarly if any accidental damage occurs to your property and the sign company doesn't have liability insurance, you will be on the hook for it.

This makes it all the more significant that all sign companies in Wilmington DE bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff, and have had to pass all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, verified state license (for electrical sign contractors), only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.


In addition to being sign designers and sign installers, sign contractors also conduct site surveys in preparation for sign installations, and perform sign maintenance and repair like replacing missing sign letters, wiring repair for electrical signs including digital and LED signage, replacing neon bulbs, routine sign cleaning, and more.

Most sign makers in Wilmington DE do not need a state license either because they are sign makers only leaving the intallation to others, or they make and install items that don't require a licensed contractor such as vehicle lettering, vehicle wraps, vinyl banners, vehicle graphics, real estate signs, trade show signs and trade shows displays, window graphics, magnetic signs, gold leaf window letter and more.

The best sign companies in Wilmington DE will make the time to find out your intended results and advise you on sign options you might not have been aware of for everything from vinyl banners and vehicle wraps to building signs, yard signs, magnetic signs, tradeshow signs for tradeshow displays, real estate signs, church signs, vehicle graphics and car wraps, business signs, coroplast signs, decals, interior signs, glass etched signs, sandblasted subdivision signs and more. Those with experience will know what has worked for previous customers seeking to accomplish the same thing you are, and this advice can save you money and/or boost your results significantly.

Some sign companies in Wilmington DE are also dealers of trophies, plaques and do the engraving for those, and other awards and promotional items including silk screened shirts. Most also print name badges, name plates, color badges, indentification badges, and more.



Some Sign Companies in Wilmington DE Are A Better Value Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these companies for signs in Wilmington DE: Signs By Tomorrow, Delaware Sign Co, Vinyl Signs & Graphics, Signs Now, KC Sign Co, Brandywine Signs. Other companies repairing, fabricating, or erecting signs in Wilmington DE who might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions To Ask Installers Or Makers of Signs in Wilmington DE 




When choosing which sign makers or sign installers to hire, ask these questions about their range of services, previous experience, credentials, materials and methods:

Questions For Makers of Signs in Wilmington DE:


• Are they a genuine sign company or are they merely a sign broker?


• Do they offer sign design? If so, what is their design background, education, or qualifications?


• Are they sign makers, or sign installers, or both? If both, are they doing the installation themselves or they are subcontracting it out to a sign contractor and if so, which one?

• Will the sign company give you client names and numbers  you can call as references? (All sign companies in Wilmington DE bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their client references called  by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do they offer a written guarantee on their work and for how long? Is there a written warranty on the sign itself whether or not they are the sign manufacturer?

• How many signs do they do each year that are the same kind as yours? There can be a difference in the experience required to do proper sign design or sign installation between different types of signage, such as neon signs versus pole  signs, electrical signs versus monument signs, pylon signs versus channel letter signs, etc.

• Can they do computer design visuals of your specific property so you can see how different options in new signage would look before making a decision among all the options of sign type, size, color, etc.?

• After you explain what you want, is there a similar, but less expensive alternative to what you've asked for and what would you lose? Similarly, is there a big leap in quality or function that can be had for just a little bit more money?

• Will they give you a detailed bid in writing for the new signage including the exact materials used to make your sign (type and amount of paint, thickness of metal) construction method, fastening method, etc? This is important. A cheap sign company may only appear less expensive because they've left out important details from the bid, preventing you from seeing that you're getting much less than what another sign company has quoted.

• If you're getting a bid for an electric sign including neon signs or LED signs, can they help you estimate your monthly or annual energy cost to run it?  Can they help you compare the energy costs among different options in electric signs?

• In the case of signs requiring metal work, will the letters be welded together or merely screwed, stapled or pop-riveted? Welding gives better structural integrity and some cities in Wilmington or landlords may require welded sign letters.

• For sign companies doing vehicle wraps such as vinyl car wraps, what brand and grade of vinyl will they be using? (One way some companies merely appear cheaper is by using thinner or inferior vinyl car wraps that quickly fade or peel).


Questions For Installers of Signs in Wilmington DE:

• Do they offer ongoing sign maintenance or sign repair services for the new signage after installation? 



• What permits for the signage will be required for your area of Wilmington? Will they be pulling the necessary permits or do they expect you to do that? If they will, is that cost included in their price quote or is it extra and by how much?

• How many other signs have they installed in Wilmington? How many in your town? This can be an indication of how familiar they are, or not, with state, county, or city ordinances regarding signs.

• In preparation for a written bid for your evaluation, what process will they undertake to do a thorough sign survey of your property first?

• Can the sign contractor prove that all their workers sent to your property are legally allowed to work in the U.S.? (All sign companies in Wilmington DE bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• How well does the sign company know the installation crew coming to your property? Are they using trained, long term employees, or do they use temporary labor on a project-by-project basis? Remember, the owner of the sign company may be a licensed sign contractor but his employees probably aren't and employee abilities and degree of professionalism can vary widely.

• Does the sign contractor have active workers' compensation and general liability insurance for your protection? (All sign contractors in Wilmington DE bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)


Once you've got answers to these questions, you're ready to review their bid.  Price should rarely be the determining factor since cheap signs in Wilmington DE usually aren't the best signs and it can cost you more to repair or replace than if you chose the best sign company to begin with.

When you've chosen the best sign company in Wilmington for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are still licensed in good standing with a Delaware state license if they are doing an electrical signs for you. (All sign companies in Wilmington DE bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

 

Resources About Signage in Wilmington DE 




The following is a list of trade associations relevant to signage in Wilmington DE:


ISA (International Sign Association)
www.signs.org

NASSD (National Association of Sign Supply Distributors)
www.nassd.org

USSC (United States Sign Council)
www.ussc.org

Northeast States Sign Association
www.nssasign.org




The following are publications relevant to signage in Wilmington DE



SignCraft Magazine
www.signcraft.com

SignWeb - The Signmakers' Resource
www.signweb.com

Sign Builder Illustrated
www.signshop.com

Sign & Digital Graphics Trade Magazine
www.sdgmag.com


If you are looking for sign makers or sign installers, The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Companies for Signage in Wilmington DE within the following zip codes:

19711, 19803, 19899, 19718, 19702, 19715, 19707, 19802, 19710, 19850, 19703, 19714, 19808, 19801, 19713, 19804, 19806, 19938, 19810, 19708, 19895, 19731, 19730, 19734, 19701, 19809, 19805, 19720, 19736, 19977, 19709, 19807, 19706 and 19733



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Companies for Signs in Wilmington DE within the following cities:

North Star, Hockessin, Brandywine, Wilmington, Lower Christiana, Claymont, Bear, Glasgow, Greenville, Upper Christiana, Pike Creek, Pike Creek Valley, Elsmere, Wilmington Manor, Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood, Townsend, Edgemoor, New Castle, Middletown, Piedmont, Brookside, Red Lion and Newark