Good signs incorporate
design and marketing decisions creating the message, look, colors, sign
types, sizes, quantities, etc. to create the required impact. They draw
attention to themselves.
Quoting U. S. Small Business Administration research, 89% of businesses
that fail do so because of improper signs!
Stated differently, good
signs give a business an almost 90% probability of success.
Will ANY business decision
you make affect you more? If you stop and think about it, you can’t
even risk buying an “average” sign; you need “exceptional” signs.
The trouble with improper or
average signs is that you will never know how many potential customers
they’ve driven away, or not attracted, by simply looking inappropriate.
Your success or failure may be determined the day your sign is installed!
Fortunately, we are not a
sign company, sign broker, or sign store. We are a sign manufacturer.
We engineer exceptional signs for our customers.
It is the most targeted advertising you can do according to the
U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which also states that 85% of
a businesses sales usually come from within a 5 mile radius. Your sign
constantly advertises your business to a potential customer who frequents
the area where your business is located.
If a sign costs you money it is not doing its job. It should
effectively advertise your company and earn you money.
As examples, how important would a free-standing
pylon sign be to your business? McDonald's says that simply
Monument sign in front of one of their stores to a pylon sign increases
their store's business 15%. A Whataburger that was unhappy with their
new store's volume removed their brand-new pylon sign and installed one 40%
larger and taller. The store's volume increased 23% the day after
installation, and sales have exceeded the previous months for more than 5
Purchasing the right signs for the job helps a business survive by bringing
higher sales volume.
The importance of signs in helping a business to survive was recently
underscored when the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), with their
NxLeveL for Entrepreneurs training program, which is available in 40 states,
added an entire week to their program to present more deeply "…the
importance of signs and their impact on a business…"
can help, so long as your landlord and the City of Addison allow you to
install signs that will help your business. Unfortunately this isn't
always true. Choose your location(s) wisely (and receive your
landlord's approval of your signs package BEFORE you sign your lease.)
Remember the axiom "Location, Location, Location!" The supreme
importance of "location" is the numbers of potential customers that will see
your signs...and be able to read and understand them. Very important design
and marketing considerations.
Your Cities Sign Ordinances can be easily accessed by visiting our "Permits
& Approvals" page, after accessing our "Installation
& Service" page, if you wish to learn about your ordinances without
our help. However we have worked with your city for so long we know them
Texas Department of Transportation has probably counted traffic in front of
your new location. Go to
www.dfwinfo.com/trans/data/tcins to see how many vehicles will see your
signs every day! Other regions have similar information available.
Surprisingly 30% of traffic on almost all business streets occurs when it is
dark; people see your sign only if it is lighted when it is dark out,
including on dark days when everyone else's sign is lighted.
With 18.6% of the entire US population moving each year, your sign will be
constantly seen by MANY potentially new customers.
The Signs Manufacturing On-Location Sales Team
No matter what types of signs you are interested in, our sales team, consisting of 11 highly-trained individuals, is at your beck and call.
Let us meet with you in your office, or at your new signs location, or home, or anywhere.
You will probably have a firm quotation for what you want during our meeting; certainly no more than a day later.
Visit Our Unique Sign Lighting Laboratory and LED Video Display Showroom
Unique in the entire sign industry, Signs Manufacturing™ built an 85’ by 50’ (over 4,000 sq ft) indoor sign lighting laboratory for testing the longevity, visibility, and effectiveness of all the lighted signs we manufacture.
The Laboratory is open to the public, for FREE, adding an LED Video Display Showroom because we realized how important one would be to consumers.
If you are considering purchasing an LED Video Display or Digital LED Message Center sign this exclusive opportunity will be particularly important. You must determine what type of sign, and which LED spacing is best, so that your sign will be successful, considering how you will use it.
How will shadows affect my sign's readability during the day? Should the wall behind my sign be light or dark colored? Would a different type of sign look better on my brick wall? Should I consider a routed sign face with push-through letters?
Don't buy a sign from a drawing when you can actually see and compare real signs.
No one else can offer you this unique opportunity. Be sure to take advantage.
Your business will be better because you do.
If you don't visit it could cost you thousands in sales every year.
Can you afford not to?
Free Factory Tour
Come and see the array of equipment
and tools, and the facility dedicated to making good
Contact a sales consultant to arrange a plant tour.
In a Nutshell:
The Special Features and Benefits of Doing Business with Signs Manufacturing
Guaranteed Highest Quality...Guaranteed Lowest Price™ - We manufacture the best signs, for the lowest price.
Lifetime* Warranty – Saves you money forever.
Product Liability Insurance – Protects you and your customers forever.
Deposit Insurance – Your money is protected even if we were to default.
Established 1979 and the Largest Custom Sign Company in North Texas – We back our claims.
Better Business Bureau Accredited Business – Others back our claims, too.
Eleven Person On-Location Sales Team – At your location to help you anytime we are needed.
Sign Showroom – Don’t buy a sign from a drawing when you can see the real thing.
State Licensed Electrical Sign Contractor – We know our business and do our job.
State Licensed Electrical Contractor – We know electricity.
Trained QualityCertifiedSigns™ Technicians – We understand quality.
We Actually Manufacture the Signs – Single-source responsibility.
Full-Service Sign Company – We manufacture, install, and service all signs; ours and others. Seven cranes/bucket trucks to 80' reach. Seven installation/service crews.
Electronic LED Sign Experts – Because we manufacture them, we also know how to fix them all.
Five Different Payment Options – Cash, Credit Card, Conserve Your Nest Egg™, Signs on Time™ Lease (with Zero Down option) and Pay as You Grow Lease/Purchase™
™ - Significantly reduced initial billing to help you control your cash-flow.
Features and Benefits Common to All Our Signs
Signlux Paint Systems™ Automotive+ paints and 2 part primer system - The same exterior paint type they paint a Ferrari with. It looks new virtually forever, helping your business.
Impact-Modified Plastics – Won’t break and look bad.
SolarGuard™ Protected Plastics – Won’t fade and look bad to customers.
Lumabrite™ Coated Plastics – The sign always looks brighter because of this coating with no additional energy cost.
Vandal Resistant Coatings – Your sign won’t be intentionally damaged.
Self-Cleaning Sign Faces – Your sign never looks dirty and dingy, chasing potential customers away.
ESA Listed Signs - Assured longevity for all our signs.
UL/ETL Listed Signs – These signs can be installed anywhere, and moved anywhere at a later time. Requires much less electrical service than an unlisted sign.
Features and Benefits Specific to Channel Letters
Thick Welded Aluminum Letters – No rust and the sign will last forever. Virtually Hail-proof.
Computer-generated Cutting and Install Patterns – Perfect look and installation, not handmade, much more impressive.
Letter Insides Painted with Solar Finishes™ “Bright Reflective White” – The letter always lights brighter, attracting more attention, with no additional electrical cost.
Neon Made In-house – Highest quality made specifically for your sign – fits perfectly for even illumination of the entire letter.
Brighter Signs™ Neon – Twice as bright draws more attention.
Solarbrite™ LEDs – A brighter sign.
LetterLites™ First-Surface LED Lighting Option – Attract more attention to do more business. The lights are visible!
SpectraLites™ LED Color-Changing Internal Lighting Option - Differences Sell.
Features and Benefits Specific to Cabinet Signs
Structural Steel Frames with Aluminum Exterior Skins – No rust and lasts forever. Virtually Hail-proof.
Computer-generated Graphics – Perfect look, not handmade, much more impressive.
Cabinet Insides Painted Solar Finishes™ “Bright Reflective White” – The sign always lights brighter, attracting more attention, with no additional electrical cost.
Optigard™ Coated Flexible Sign Faces – This coating eliminates yellowing, which makes a sign look old and dingy, chasing potential customers away.
Brighter Signs™ Technology – Brighter signs always draw more attention.
PinLights™ First-Surface LED Lighting Option – A modern, brighter sign to attract more attention. Do more business. The lights are visible!
LED Message Signs and Video Displays
We Actually Manufacture the Signs – Single-source responsibility, unlike everyone else selling this type sign in North Texas.
Solarbrite™ Large LEDs – A brighter sign with exceptional viewing angles.
Balanced Array™ - A better looking sign.
Internal Processor – Not a computer with all the associated problems they create.
Open Architecture Programming Software – Proprietary is Bad, The Cloud is Bad, Open Architecture software is Good.
64 GB Non-Volatile Memory – This sign will run, and do, whatever you want it to do – every time.
Individual Glare Shields – A sign you can read during the day.
Free Programming Computer, Pre-Programmed – No learning curve.
Structural Steel Frames with Aluminum Exterior Skins – No rust and lasts forever. Virtually Hail-proof.
Ceramic Vacuum Microsphere Exterior Coating – Temperature protection for the sign.
US Military Specification Electrical Insulating Coating – Protects all interior electronics and electrics.
H2ORepel™ Waterproof Interior Coating – Double+ protects all interior electronics, electrics and wiring.
Temperature-controlled Power Ventilation – Saving both maintenance and money.
Using Our Website to Learn About Signs and Create a Successful Image
sign forms that very important "first impression" your potential customer
has of your business. Your sign must always look nearly as good as it
looked the day it was installed so that you don't give potential customers a
worsening impression of your business as your sign ages.
Click our "Sign Types" tab to the left, then pick any of our products and
discover how we make each sign to last; including the use of CNC
manufacturing, rust-proof metal, structural-steel frames, high-end
automotive paint, high-impact plastics, and most importantly, sophisticated
protective coatings. All our signs include these many hidden
features, critically important to you but often ignored by competitors so
they can make more money. We even add self-cleaning properties.
Unless we are doing other work for a customer we do not make banners or do vinyl
lettering, even though we have the equipment to do so. Our skills are
better utilized in other areas. We recommend
If you are considering a
message center, consider our Sunburst Displays™ units, which include a
free computer, and our
"inexpensive/cheap displays" for those on a tight budget. "Click"
our "Sign Types"
tab on the top left of this page and "Message
Centers" to access this information.
We champion brighter, energy-saving
EnergyStar Signs™ solutions that save our customers money while
protecting our environment. No matter what type of signs you are
considering, please explore our "Lighting Choices" tab for that product, with
its own "Energy Savings" tabs. In fact many of our unique sign designs can even
be Solar Powered!
have years of experience. We can help you with your Design Center for free. We even furnish a "Grand
Opening Package" featuring a free parking lot "Coming Soon"
free-standing portable sign to attract attention while your sign is being
We will give your company an edge and help make you money.
We are the "greenest" sign company in Texas. Click the "About
Us" page to learn about our environmental efforts.
Please use and enjoy this 387 page website with over 2000 images, the largest
information resource about signs on the internet, created so you can learn
about all types of signs and how you can control their affect on your image.
We believe that if you're a knowledgeable purchaser there's a real good
chance you'll become our customer.
Sign Cost Information
We sell our signs FACTORY-DIRECT, WHOLESALE to the public.
Each Sign Type, above and on the "Sign
Types" page, has a "Cost" tab under its "Pricing" tab that lists general
budget pricing for that type of sign and explains our 5 different payment
But please contact us to develop an exact plan to meet your particular needs
- for free!
Our professional staff will usually have exact quotations, and exact scale
drawings of your signs installed on your building or property ready for you the
same day we meet with you. (Much faster than the 2 1/2 week average in our
industry.) Contact us NOW...Please!
If you are planning for the future, please bookmark our website as a "Favorite"
so you can find us when you are ready.
Thank you. This is what we do to buy groceries!
Take a look at our photos page to see a partial list
of customers and photos of many of our signs.
Dependent on your location, Fort Worth Signs Mfg may be able to offer you INCOME
from a FREE pole, pylon, monument sign, or electronic message center.
Contact us for exciting details!
"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
Fort Worth Signs Mfg is insured, registered, licensed and bonded per all City and
State regulations, and even carries product liability insurance to protect our
customers, and their customers, which is very rare among sign companies.
We even offer our customers free coverage on a $2,000,000 insurance policy
providing Deposit Insurance if we were to default.
Visit our "Cost" tab on the "Sign Types" page for details on all of the above.
We've got you covered!
"...I had to hound Vital ***** (a sign
broker) for weeks and weeks, then I had to call ******** (the manufacturer)
to finally get a hold of Vital *****. I thought Vital ***** 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 Vital ***** and there were judgments in Dallas County,
civil judgments for Vital ***** 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, City *****, finally did show up and after giving them another $30,000
the sign was installed but City ***** didn't pay Vital *****, I guess, his
"fair cut" of it.
Vital ***** was initially mad at City *****
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 Vital *****, they won't do anything about it. I'm
never dealing any way but directly with a manufacturer again!"
Mr. Sinkler, Freedom Wash
Why Buy Factory-Direct, from a State-Licensed Company?
Design, Manufacturing, Installation, and Service
buy from a Sign Dealer (also called a Sign Broker or a Sign Store?)
Would you give a car dealer $10,000 and tell him to buy you the best car he can
for the money, sight unseen (or from a drawing?) Don't you think you would
get the car that made him the most?
Do you think you could meet your needs asking for the cheapest car he can buy?
Why would a sign dealer (sign broker or sign store) be any different?
Remember, they are merely buying a sign from a manufacturer to resell to you,
usually to resemble a drawing, making the most money they can.
You need to know ALL of the details on how your
sign will be manufactured, and how it will be installed. It needs to
meet YOUR needs, not the seller's profit goals. What is he telling the
manufacturer you don't need?
Believing "...a sign is a sign" gets you a Yugo instead of a Cadillac.
Remember the Yugo? They didn't last very long, either.
Also, most sign dealers, sign brokers and sign stores cannot legally install
or service an electric sign. Ask to see their license.
Ask to see a manufacturer's license also. A few are not licensed to do
electrical work, either, they also have to hire other companies to install the
signs they make.
Now, who provides the warranty? The manufacturer, the installer, the
salesman, anyone? If the sign was installed illegally do you think
they'll honor their warranty? Did they REALLY obtain your City sign
permit? Is the sign even safe?
As a large, both UL and ETL listed manufacturer, our name is on all our signs. Just
like you, we can't afford to have a bad sign destroy our business. We
have to care, particularly with our LIFETIME* warranty.
you wonder if a sign-seller can legally install and service electrical signs
through-out Texas go to
http://www.license.state.tx.us/LicenseSearch/, enter "Electricians" in the
"Inquire by License Type" box and the name of the sign business or person in
the "Inquire by Name" box. If they are not licensed they can not.
So someone can sell you signs and not be licensed to install or service them.
You may have to have this done. But unless the electrical signs you buy
are "listed" (U.L. usually) they won't be allowed to be installed in Texas, a
State of Texas Consumer Protection Safety Law designed to insure that signs are
safe to use, with a few local city ordinance exceptions. It is not illegal
to sell them to you, however. Buy carefully.
"I had a ****-a-**** (sign company) right
across the street … that store's out of business now … I found out they
hired some other company to build and install our sign and they did a
really #@%&&$ job, the thing has never lit right. ****-a-****
Corporate won't do anything, they say the closed store was an independent
franchise, and the sign builder/installer won't fix it, they say we
weren't their customer. I need you to come out, tell me what it will
cost to get the thing working properly and get it fixed."
As detailed on the pages that follow, everything will be done to make your sign
look better, and last longer...Guaranteed.
Fort Worth Signs Mfg 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.
State Licensed Sign Installation and Sign Service
are a full-service
We provide sign
site surveys, sign permits, sign
installation and sign maintenance services for
electrical and non-electrical signs. We provide this work in Dallas,
Fort Worth (DFW), and ALL of North Texas and Northeast Texas.
We serve and have installed signs in the Texas cities of
Addison, Aledo, Allen, Alvarado, Anna, Argyle, Arlington, Athens, Aubrey,
Avalon, Azle, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Bonham, Briar,
Bridgeport, Buckingham, Burleson, Caddo Mills, Canton, Carrollton, Cedar Hill,
Celina, Cleburne, Cockrell Hill, Colleyville, The Colony, Combine, Coppell,
Corsicana, Crandall, Crowley, Dallas, Dalworthington Gardens, Decatur, Denison,
Denton, Desoto, D/FW Airport, Dido, Duncanville, Eagle Mountain Lake, Edgecliff,
Ennis, Euless, Everman, Farmers Branch, Farmersville, Ferris, Flower Mound,
Forest Hill, Forney, Fort Worth, Frisco, Gainesville, Garland, Glenn Heights,
Granbury, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Greenville, Gun Barrel City, Haltom City,
Haslet, Highland Park, Hillsboro, Hudson Oaks, Hurst, Hutchins, Irving, Italy,
Itasca, Jacksboro, Joshua, Justin, Kaufman, Keene, Keller, Kennedale, Kleberg,
Krum, Lake Dallas, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Lancaster, Las Colinas, Lawson,
Lewisville, Little Elm, Longview, Mansfield, Marshall, Maypearl, McKinney,
Melissa, Mesquite, Midlothian, Milford, Mineral Wells, Mount Pleasant, Mount
Vernon, Murphy, Nevada, Newark, North Richland Hills, Ovilla, Palmer, Pantego,
Paris, Parker County, Pelican Bay, Pittsburg, Plano, Ponder, Princeton, Prosper,
Quinlan, Quitman, Red Oak, Rendon, Richardson, Richland Hills, Rice, River Oaks,
Roanoke, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Sachse, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Sanger,
Seagoville, Sherman, Silver Creek, Southlake, Springtown, Stephenville, Sulphur
Springs, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Texarkana, Trophy Club, Tyler, University Park, Van
Alstyne, Valley View, Watauga, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Wedgewood, Westlake,
Weston, Westover Hills, Wheatland, White Settlement, Whitney, Wichita Falls,
Willow Park, Wills Point, Wilmer, and Wylie.
Fort Worth Signs Mfg's Four-building Manufacturing Campus prior to our 7,500 sq.
ft. expansion in 2004 (Photo courtesy of Bing.)
Weekend photo showing
Fort Worth Signs Mfg's 2004 Building Expansion, taken
during our 2009 re-roofing project (Courtesy of Google Earth.)
The Hottest New Signs
new sign-types will separate you from the crowd.
noticed that the signs that catch your eye most often are LED displays?
Signs like LED billboard displays.
attention gains you customers.
You can gain
the advantages of LED faces on your new signs.
are better-looking, cost less, and use less energy.
Also go to
& LED" page under Channel Letter Lighting Choices to learn
about back-lighted Channel Letter faces that automatically change colors.
There is a video so you can see them in action.
BIG Business Booster
is no question that LED electronic message centers are the business signage
communication wave of the future. Local advertising has never been
cheaper because of them.
Every business has a need to promote
special events, sales, sponsorships, etc.; either at their business location
and/or at local sports events, parades, church and school events.
your business is not located where you can have a permanent messaging sign,
or you need to advertise at multiple locations (like the kid's soccer game),
the question is, HOW?
This question has been answered with “The
LED Sled™” pictured here, Fort Worth Signs Mfg’s new portable
self-powered LED electronic message
center and video display.
Local businesses have never
before been able to be so creative, to think so far outside the box to gain
a competitive advertising advantage.
“To rent, or to own, THAT is the
question.” (sorry Shakespeare.) How often do you need to promote your
If you are a multi-location business you
need to own one of these! Some location ALWAYS has special needs or
opportunities. Or a new store under construction.
If you’re not in the Dallas/Fort Worth
Metroplex you absolutely need to own one because you are too far away for us
to rent you one!
The Dallas/Fort Worth "Metroplex" continues as the fastest growing
large city area in the United States, year-after-year.
It is the fourth fastest growing such area in the world. As fast as in
China or India!
North Texas is expected to gain over 4,000,000 new residents in just the
next 4 years! The business economy HERE remains healthy! Well
over 100 new businesses are started in just the D/FW Metroplex every week.
Don't let the "doom-n-gloomers" talk you out
of being successful. This is the best time ever to start a new
business in North Texas and Northeast Texas.
Just for Fun
Go to our "Not-so-Good
Signs" tab on our "Design Center" page to witness Fort Worth Signs Mfg's "The Not-so-Good
Signs, the Bad, Ugly, Stupid & Dumb Signs" Awards Contest! You can
also view the world's most expensive (to purchase and to feed) animated
Here are a few projects that we have JUST completed:
Stone Monument Signage
Unlit Metal Letter Sign
Lighted Channel Letters by Signs Manufacturing