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The Best Sign Companies in the Richmond VA Area VA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Sign makers and sign contractors in the Richmond VA Area VA 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 the Richmond VA Area VA, 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 February 3, 2017

 The TOP 10 Sign Companies in the Richmond VA Area VA

Priority 1 Signs
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(877) 958-1240

State Contractor License #ET11000660
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau

Areas Served: all of Virginia, including Richmond VA, Midlothian, VA, Henrico VA
Services: state-of-the-art factory taking orders nationally,ships nationwide, with network of ...

Superior Sign Productions
(804) 271-5685
2510 Willis Rd
North Chesterfield, VA 23237

Areas Served: Chesterfield County VA,Midlothian Virginia,Dale district,Chester VA,Matoaca district
Services: custom sign makers, sign installers, sign maintenance, sign repair services

Norvell Signs
(804) 737-2189
5928 Nine Mile Rd
Richmond, VA 23223

Areas Served: City of Richmond VA,Midlothian VA,Shockoe Hill,Hobby Hill,Monroe Ward,Southside,
Services: electrical signs,neon signs,channel letter signs,pylon siles,pole signs

Capitol Signs Inc
(804) 749-3737
11214 Howards Mill Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Areas Served: Henrico County Virginia,Tuckahoe VA,Three Chopt district,Short Pump VA,Brookland
Services: custom signage,LED message boards,pole signs,monument signs,pylon signs

Talley Sign Co
(804) 649-0325
1908 Chamberlayne Ave
Richmond, VA 23222

Areas Served: Richmond VA,West End,Broad Rock,Midlothian VA,East End,Fawnbrook, the Fan,West End
Services: local sign company for new signage,sign installers,channel letter signs

Moore Sign Corp
(804) 748-5836
901 Old Bermuda Hundred Rd
Chester, VA 23836

Areas Served: Midlothian VA,Chesterfield County VA,Bermuda district,Matoaca district,Richmond VA
Services: sign company & sign makers for custom signage,sign installation

Uptown Neon
(804) 358-6243
2629 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23220

Areas Served: Richmond VA,Shockoe Bottom,Barton Heights,Church Hill,Hobby Hill,Fan,Midlothian VA,
Services: sign contractors for new signs,neon signs,electric signs,sign erectors,sign cleaning

The Best Sign Companies in the Richmond VA Area VA Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The state of Virginia does not require any state license of sign contractors in the Richmond VA Area VA, 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 the Richmond VA Area VA 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 the Richmond VA Area VA 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 the Richmond VA Area VA 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 the Richmond VA Area VA 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 the Richmond VA Area VA Are A Better Value Than Others
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these companies for signs in the Richmond VA Area VA: Priority 1 Signs, Capitol Signs Inc, Uptown Neon, Talley Sign Co, Norvell Signs, Superior Sign Productions, Moore Sign Corp. Other companies repairing, fabricating, or erecting signs in the Richmond VA Area VA who might still be in business include: Brooks Gray Sign Co Richmond VA, Signs Unlimited Inc Richmond VA. Didn't find what you wanted with the TOP 10 Sign Companies in the Richmond VA Area? Then click here to see additional companies in this category.

 

 

Questions To Ask Installers Or Makers of Signs in the Richmond VA Area VA 




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 the Richmond VA Area VA:


• 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 the Richmond VA Area VA 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 the Richmond VA Area 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 the Richmond VA Area VA:

• 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 the Richmond VA Area? 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 the Richmond VA Area? 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 the Richmond VA Area VA 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 the Richmond VA Area VA 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 the Richmond VA Area VA 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 the Richmond VA Area for your specific needs and priorities, make sure they are still licensed in good standing with a Virginia state license if they are doing an electrical signs for you. (All sign companies in the Richmond VA Area VA 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.)

 

 

Types of Signs in the Richmond VA Area VA 


Examples of Types of Signs:







Pylon Signs / Pole Signs: Freestanding signs supported by posts or a single pylon that allow the sign to reach a height that can be seen at great distance. Sometimes also referred to as highway signs or roadside signs.




 

 





Monument Signs: Freestanding signs close to the ground, usually as a single rectangular block of substantial width, sometimes on a pedestal. Monument signs are often made of stone, brick, or metal. 









Neon Signs: A glass tube that has been bent into a series of letters or an image, which is filled with neon gas which glows when charged with an electric current. The glass tubes of neon signs are still largely shaped by hand by neon glass tube artists.

 

 





Bench Signs: Signs for public seating such as on bus stop benches or park benches.

 

 

 

 



 




Cabinet Signs: Signs designed as a box, often for the purpose of housing lights behind the front face to illuminate it. Lights are most often fluorescent tubes or LEDs








Channel Letter Signs: Signs with three dimensional letters, often hollow for the placement of lighting inside that makes the letters glow.


 

 


Reverse Channel Letter Signs are those with the lighting placed behind the letters to create a halo effect. Channel Letter Signs can also be non-illuminated.








Dimensional Letters: Letters that are taller than the surface of the sign to create dimension, sometimes using flat cutout letters made of plastic or metal.









Engraved Signs: The letters are carved out of the surface of the sign, or alternatively, the surface is cut away from the letters leaving them raised from the surface.

 
















Projecting Signs: Building-mounted signs that stick out perpendicular to the face of the building so that it can be read by people approaching the address from the street, often double-faced signs so that they can be read from either direction.

 

 

 



Sandblasted Signs: Signs most often made of wood, or HDU (high density urethane) which can even be given a simulated wood grain. The text or image to be displayed is laid on the base material, and then all the base material around it is blasted away by sand, leaving the text or image as a raised relief.

 

 

 

 

Sidewalk Signs / Sandwich Signs: A kind of portable sign often made as a folding/unfolding A-frame that can stand independently and be easily moved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources About Signage in the Richmond VA Area VA 




The following is a list of trade associations relevant to signage in the Richmond VA Area VA:


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 the Richmond VA Area VA



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 the Richmond VA Area VA within the following zip codes:

23260, 23237, 23838, 23233, 23235, 23284, 23836, 23218, 23219, 23222, 23234, 23221, 23834, 23223, 23803, 23227, 23112, 23832, 23226, 23831, 23255, 23249, 23288, 23075, 23298, 23150, 23236, 23113, 23114, 23220, 23230, 23242, 23058, 23229, 23261, 23231, 23228, 23238, 23294, 23224, 23060, 23225, 23250 and 23059



The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Companies for Signs in the Richmond VA Area VA within the following cities:

Matoaca district, Manchester, Shockoe Hill, Newtowne West, Woodland Heights, Shockoe Bottom, East End, North Side, Highland Springs, Cullenwood, Chester, Bon Air, Downtown Richmond, Monroe Ward, Three Chopt district, Church Hill, Cherry Gardens, Richmond, Jackson Ward, Southside, Chestnut Hill-Plateau, Bermuda district, Brookland district, Meadowbrook, Tuckahoe, Fawnbrook, Fairfield district, Glen Allen, Barton Heights, Hobby Hill, Fan, Lakeside, Varina district, Dale district, Short Pump, Midlothian, Laurel, Brandermill, Broad Rock, West End and Clover Hill district


 

 

 

 

Record or Write a Review

Consumers use the Prime Buyer's Report to avoid the scam, fraud, and businesses with low customer satisfaction.

Independent research conducted by Prime Buyer's Report editors includes phone call surveys with customers of local businesses, checks with state agencies on license and complaint history, verification that each business has insurance coverage to protect you as a customer, phone interviews of business owners, signed agreements that they use only legal workers, and more to determine the businesses that are safe to spend with.

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Sign Companies in the Richmond VA Area serving Matoaca district, Manchester, Shockoe Hill, Newtowne West, Woodland Heights, Shockoe Bottom, East End, North Side, Highland Springs, Cullenwood, Chester, Bon Air, Downtown Richmond, Monroe Ward, Three Chopt district, Church Hill, Cherry Gardens, Richmond, Jackson Ward, Southside, Chestnut Hill-Plateau, Bermuda district, Brookland district, Meadowbrook, Tuckahoe, Fawnbrook, Fairfield district, Glen Allen, Barton Heights, Hobby Hill, Fan, Lakeside, Varina district, Dale district, Short Pump, Midlothian, Laurel, Brandermill, Broad Rock, West End and Clover Hill district

 

Learn:

Questions To Ask Installers Or Makers of Signs in the Richmond VA Area VA


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

 

Resources:

Types of Signs in the Richmond VA Area VA


Examples of Types of Signsmore »

 

Learn:

Resources About Signage in the Richmond VA Area VA


The following are trade associations and publications relevant to sign makers, sign contractors and signage in the Richmond VA Area VAmore »