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                                       The Watson Family's Full-Service Sign Company

Signs Manufacturing Sign Company Texas

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About Our Sign Company

Meet the family!

Full-Service Facility


Our 4 buildings taken by satellite  Part of the office building  Some of the cranes around one of the production buildings

Our modern 1.2 acre (under roof) production facility, with both high and low dock doors, is located on a 3 acre concrete pad; the additional area being used for parking and "clean" outside storage.  One-half acre is planted greenbelt.

Please visit our four-building production “campus” (photo courtesy of Google Earth.)

If you are seriously considering buying from someone else we suggest that you also visit their location to observe if they can actually do what they say they can; or at least “Google” their address.  A lot of competitors who present themselves as manufacturers actually only buy and resell signs, working out of a house, office building, small warehouse, or storefront!

Signs Manufacturing Campus 2001

Signs Manufacturing Corporation's Four-building Manufacturing Campus (Two sets of joined buildings) prior to our 7,500 sq. ft. expansion (2001 Photo courtesy of Bing.)

Signs Manufacturing's 2004 Building Expansion

Weekend photo showing Signs Manufacturing Corporation's 2004 Building Expansion, taken during our 2009 re-roofing project (Courtesy of Google Earth.)

Free Factory Tour


Come and see the array of equipment and tools, and the facility dedicated to making good signs.

Contact William Watson to arrange a plant tour.  Click our "Contact Us" tab to the left for location and contact details.

History of Helping Our Customers Succeed


Over 75,000 Signs Manufactured and Installed"Thank you for your patience.  It's been a pleasure working with you and your team on this sign.  You get things done when you say you are and are infinitely patient with the many changes my tenants wanted.  You are now my only source of signs and I'll refer anyone who needs a sign to you."
#1 SIGN COMPANY IN CUSTOMER SATISFACTIONThu Nguyen, Bluebonnet Plaza

Signs Manufacturing™, a Watson Family owned and managed corporation, has been building quality signs and shipping them worldwide since 1979.

Signs Manufacturing™, as used in this website, refers equally or individually to Signs Manufacturing Corporation, Signs Manufacturing and Maintenance Corporation, or Sunburst LED Displays, LP, all Watson family entities.

We manufacture LED signs, channel letters, wall cabinet signs, monument signs, pole signs, electronic message centers, pylon signs, neon, cold-cathode lighting, awnings, and other signs.

Three Family members are licensed electricians (two are Masters), each with over 30 years experience in every phase of the business.  One member holds both Master Sign Electrician and Master Electrician licenses, at one time the only individual in Texas to do so.

Every adult member of the Family has a University business degree (1-SMU, 2-UT, 2-CSU.)  Our educations and experiences cause us to look at the sign business differently.

The principal owner of Signs Manufacturing™, a university-trained marketing professional, formed several successful businesses for large and small corporations, and was heavily involved in the marketing and advertising necessary to make a business successful, prior to starting Signs Manufacturing™ with the Family.

Our signs on a magazine coverHe saw an opportunity to build a sign company serving local and regional businesses that understood marketing issues, a huge void even today, to help customers become successful.

We understand what it takes to make a business successful, so we develop "looks" and processes that benefit our customers by giving them continuously better, more productive signs at continuously lower prices.

Sunburst LED Displays™, Trembler™ Signs, PinLights™, Sunburst LED Displays™, LetterLites™ and SpectraLites™ Channel Letters, and solar powered signs, are current examples.

Underwriters Laboratories has evaluated our sister products PinLights™ and LetterLites™ and they have been approved for use in outdoor, damp and wet location signs.  UL Approval #E345252.

They are the only approved individual LED first-surface lighting products.  As the manufacturer we are very proud of this.

An example of our dedication to helping our customers succeed is this website.  It IS the definitive source on signage information, ranked by Alexa® in the top 0.05% of ALL websites in the world, the top 0.01% in the USA!  (We placed the website online in 1999, and have been improving it ever since.)

Signs Manufacturing™ has always been a leader in the development of new technologies for the sign industry.

"We will definitely recommend you and Signs Manufacturing™ to anyone looking for a quality product and great service."

- Crystal, Art Smart Art School (in a letter to her Sign Consultant)

Our family's manufacturing, electrical, electronic, computer programming, and IT backgrounds often prove invaluable to our customers, particularly those with or desiring Electronic-Message-Centers.  We can write/modify computer programs in many languages.

Our experiences servicing many brands of LED signs led to our realization that we could build a better LED sign for Texas, and the creation of Sunburst LED Displays™.  We installed our first message center (an incandescent time & temperature) in 1987; we manufactured and installed our first electronic digital LED sign in 1990.

The people at Signs Manufacturing™ are proud that we were the first (and remain the most) automated channel letter production facility IN THE WORLD.  Signs Manufacturing™ helped design the equipment that every very large sign company now uses to produce channel letters. (Accu-bend serial number 1 is on display in our Modern Sign Museum.)

We have manufactured illuminated channel letters from 7 inches to 25 feet tall (the largest channel letter ever made, we are told!)

Our suppliers tell us that we are the largest custom sign company in North Texas.

We have an extremely loyal workforce.  All of our key artisans have been with us for at least 10 years; some 30 years!

Signs we have created has been featured in several national magazines, as well as newspapers, movies and commercials.

We are also proud that we have repeatedly been chosen to conduct training seminars for Cities Sign Inspectors.

Several generations of the Watson family are directly involved in the everyday management of the Company.  Our "Senior" Watson has over 45 years experience in sign and electrical design and manufacturing management.

We are virtually the only sign company in any of the 97 "Metroplex" cities multi-licensed to manufacture and install signs as well as provide electrical service.

 Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise.Signs Manufacturing™ can be totally responsible for installing, wiring, and maintaining your signs and lighting if you choose.

If there is a problem, our modern, radio-dispatched service vehicles, cranes, and ladder trucks keep signs and lighting working and advertising for you.

Signs Manufacturing™ is the only company in the Metroplex regularly inspected by both Underwriters Laboratories and Intertek, and approved for the manufacturing of UL or ETL listed signs - meeting the highest design, structural manufacturing, electrical, and installation standards in the world.

Signs Manufacturing and Maintenance Corporation is a Veteran-owned business.

"We bought our sign from a great guy.  Unfortunately he died, and now our warranty is worthless because his business closed.  No family to continue the tradition.  Fix our sign."

Maurice Feldman, Pine Creek Cleaners

Why Buy Direct from Signs Manufacturing?


Celebrating 35 YearsYou have enough to worry about opening up a new business, don't worry about your sign company too!

There are literally hundreds of Sign Dealers (also called a Sign Broker or a Sign Store.)  Why not buy from them?

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 profit?

Don't expect a sign dealer to buy you the best quality sign, or even the best value. 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 so he can make more money?

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 companies, 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?

Lifetime WarrantyAs 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*.

If you wonder if a sign-seller can legally install and service electrical signs through-out Texas go to http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/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. or E.T.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 **** (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.  **** 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."

The Importance of 30+ Years in the Sign Business


Celebrating 35 YearsWhy is it important to you that Signs Manufacturing™ has been in business under consistent management for 30+ years?

Over the many years we made mistakes, and had to correct them.  We heard about and observed a lot of mistakes made by others, and learned from them.

Very importantly, because of the Family's educational, technical, and electrical backgrounds, we tested and evaluated thousands of metals, sign components, plastics, and coatings, and selected the best to use in making specific signs that will look better, last longer, and use less energy.  This website explains in detail the results of this testing.

We also selected the best, most accurate, construction techniques and equipment.  We even helped invent newer, more accurate ones.

Do you want your sign made by someone who learned from 30+ years of making signs, or from someone who still has to learn?

 

Products We've Introduced to Use on Signage


"All sign companies do the same thing!"  Our customers say that other sign companies use this line a lot when asked to explain what they do differently to make their signs superior.

Through years of research we have introduced many quality products to use on signage.  Most remain unused by other sign companies because they have no idea where to obtain them.  Some of these products are:

  • Sunburst LED Displays™ LED Sign Format
  • Vacuum Ceramic Microsphere Coatings
  • Pinlights™
  • Waterproof Whole-Sign Interior Coatings to Protect Electronic Components and Wiring
  • Flame Suppression Coating Systems
  • Spray-On Metal Coatings
  • Optical Brighteners for Plastics
  • UV Protective Coatings for Plastics
  • Self-Cleaning Sign-Face Coatings for Plastics
  • Vandal Resistant Coatings
  • Letterlites™
  • Reduced-Atmosphere Electrical and Component Testing
  • High-Heat Electrical and Component Testing
  • Sign Service™ App

State Licensed Sign Installation and Sign Service


We are a full-service sign company.  We provide sign site surveys, sign permits, sign installation and sign maintenance services for electrical and non-electrical signs for our customers as well as other sign companies.  We provide this work in Dallas, Fort Worth (DFW), and ALL of North Texas and Northeast Texas.

State Sign and Electrical License Numbers:  TECL17503, TSCL18015, TSCL18016.

Quality Certified Signs Technician Q-Check logoOur technicians are also Quality Certified Signs™ certified.   (Click the "Installation & Service" tab for details.)

Over 75,000 Signs Manufactured and InstalledWe 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.

ZIP Codes 75001 thru 76958.

Area Codes 214, 254, 430, 469, 682, 817, 903, 940, and 972.

Serving Collin, Cook, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Titus, Van Zandt, Wood, and Wise Counties in Texas.

We also have signs in 43 different states, and 6 other nations.

The Benefits of Buying Signs Factory-Direct


You need answers to these questions before you buy (anything from anyone.)  Don’t be a naïve consumer.

 

Competition

Signs Manufacturing

Can you view all sign types before you buy?

No

YES

Can you view your sign as it is being made?

No

YES

Will the people who built the sign install it?

No

YES

Are the people who will install the sign factory-trained?

No

YES

Is the sign seller (broker) responsible if the sign is not installed properly?

*

YES

Is the sign installer responsible if the sign is not installed properly?

*

YES

Does the sign seller (broker) provide free Warranty service?

?

YES

Does the sign installer provide free Warranty service?

?

YES

Does the sign manufacturer provide free Warranty service?

?

YES

Does the sign seller (broker) control the manufacturing and installation time table?

No

YES

Are there 2nd and 3rd party profit markups?

YES

No

 Is the sign installer working for you, or the factory, or only the sign seller (broker?)  Who is legally responsible?  Who has the financial ability to remedy accidents and omissions?  Single-source responsibility is best.  Product liability insurance is good, too.

The Additional Benefits of Buying Our Sunburst LED DisplaysFactory-Direct


 

Competition

Signs Manufacturing

Does the sign manufacturer provide free training?

Phone (China?)

YES

Does the sign seller (broker) provide free factory training?

No

YES

Do you call the sign seller (broker) with technical/usage questions?

No

YES

Does the sign factory provide free technical access?

Phone (China?)

YES

Is there one place to call for ALL services?

No

YES

Where is Tech-support located?  Hours (local time?)

?

Dallas

Where do you obtain training for new employees?

?

We come to You

Can you customize your sign?

No

YES

 * A poorly installed EMC can void a factory warranty, leaving YOU to haggle responsibility with the installer and sign seller (broker.)  For instance, without a separate grounding electrode being installed during the installation of most LED signs the manufacturer’s warranty is void.  Will you know if your installer doesn’t install a grounding electrode?  Problems will probably begin to occur months later.

 

Intertek (ETL) Approved ManufacturerUnderwriters Laboratories (UL) Approved ManufacturerSigns Manufacturing & Maintenance Corp.
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