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In my 10 years of audio video work and programming Control4 systems I have had the opportunity to do some incredible, very fun, interesting, projects.
I’ve designed and installed systems for residences, restaurants, offices, and conference rooms.  Each one had their own unique objective with different aspects of
AV and automation control.  As comprehensive and technologically advanced as many of them have been, none of them quite had it all.  
It just hadn’t happened… until now.

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SIGN SPECS: FULL Color 19mm LED3’5”h x 10’3”wID Cabinet: Polycarbonate sign faces with digitally printed graphics

Huston Case Study | Watch What Happens


Background:
McGavic Outdoor Power has longbelieved in the power of on premise advertising as they purchased their first Watchfire electronic message center (EMC) in 2003.  Their original EMC was a one-color display capable of text based messages. At the end of 2016 the City of Kokomo announced that all pylon signs would have to be converted to monument-style signs by the year 2022.  This announcement pushed Mr. McGavic to update his signage as he had already been considering upgrading the electronic portion of his sign.

Results:
After a 14-year run of using the one-color sign, Mr. McGavic upgraded to new technology and purchased a Watchfire full color 19mm EMC.  The new full color EMC allows them to publish photos of their lawn equipment & other inventory, vendor ads, and logos as well as animations that are provided in the library of images provided by Watchfire.  McGavic’s achieved great looking signage while keeping in compliance with the city’s new sign regulations.

Testimonial:
"Our old sign served us well for many years, but as technology progressed our sign grew outdated and we were due for an update.  The new sign has opened up many new and exciting forms of advertisement for us at the click of a button. The new sign is extremely easy to program and makes updating the sign a simple, fast, and easy task.  Updating our sign to this new color display was one of the best choices we have made in a long time for our advertisement.  We look forward to using this sign for many years to come and we are very satisfied with the service Huston has provided."

By showcasing the products and logos that they offer, they are creating brand awareness to those who simply drive by their store.  McGavic Outdoor Power  is located on US Highway 931 and gets almost one million people that drive by every month!  They can reach existing and potential customers 24/7 to get the word out on their new products, sales, promotions, and special events.  

Could you benefit from a digital sign that advertises for your business 24/7?  Huston is here to help!  It takes a lot to make these types of signs functional and Huston specializes in turnkey solutions.  Who do you know that can provide electrical conduit, CAT5 cabling, wireless communication, IT programming, and in-person software training?  Huston is the answer!  Call us if you are ready to begin planning signs like these for your business.Huston Signs provides and installs electronic message centers, channel letters, architectural letters, monument signs, pylon signs, neon signs and blade signs.  Huston has physical locations in Kokomo, Lafayette and Indianapolis, Indiana. Huston Inc. was founded in 1939 and has divisions specializing in electrical contracting and service, home and business automation, telecommunications, visual communications and signage, generators and compressors. To learn more about Huston/Eight38 graphics, please visit us www.hustonelectric.com and www.838graphics.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL HUSTON 800•455•8898

The illuminated Colts horseshoe logo gracing the new lobby of the Colts complex was designed by Jarrett Hagy of Lodge Design, located in Indianapolis.
Huston was privileged to once again work with Jarrett on the installation of another one of his amazing designs.  Huston has partnered with Jarrett on many projects over the last few years and he never Disappoints!

Huston installed this backlit channel logo of the Colts horseshoe, mounted to a pvc backer with the actual horseshoe having halo lighting.  The sign makes a strong statement with its soft glow.

Go Colts!

Huston Signs/ Eight38 Graphics is a full service branding, graphics and custom signage company serving central Indiana. We specialize in helping our customers create their brand and then assisting them in marketing that brand to the public. We help our customers visually communicate their brand in the following ways: business cards and letterhead, vehicle wraps and vinyl lettering, interior wall wraps, construction site signs, post and panel signs and way finding signage.

Huston Signs provides and installs electronic message centers, channel letters, architectural letters, monument signs, pylon signs, neon signs and blade signs.  Huston has physical locations in Kokomo, Lafayette and Indianapolis, Indiana. Huston Inc. was founded in 1939 and has divisions specializing in electrical contracting and service, home and business automation, telecommunications, visual communications and signage, generators and compressors. To learn more about Huston/ Eight38 graphics, please visit us www.hustonelectric.com and www.838graphics.com.
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Our local electrical union has recently updated its conference room to a Control4 audio visual and HVAC control system. The new system seamlessly integrates multiple video sources to be selected and distributed to a new Vivetek ceiling mounted projector and 120” drop down projection screen.

Huston’s Sign Division did it again! We installed a full color 15.85mm Daktronics electronic message center at Indiana Heartland Federal Credit Union.  Their new sign helps them stay in touch with their customers by advertising current rates, special events, and promotions.  The sophisticated design of the sign structure fits perfectly with the aesthetic of Indiana Heartland’s new building.

Employee Recognition Dinner

We are proud to say that we just had our First Annual Employee Recognition Dinner, to celebrate the amazing people that we are fortunate to have work for us here at Huston.  We spent an evening out having dinner, giving out awards, and spending time with one another.

Not Everything Goes According to Plan…

Huston helped Family Psychiatric Center with new lettering for their monument sign at the end of 2016, but not everything went according to plan. 
Family Psychiatric Center had an existing monument-style sign with wooden letters and they asked us to provide new painted aluminum letters of their new logo. 

Huston’s Electrical Service Division recently had the opportunity to assist in retrofitting the interior lighting at the Montgomery Aviation / Indy Executive Airport in Zionsville, IN.  We worked closely with Sean White, General Manager, in finding the appropriate LED fixture for the airplane hangars.

Pete Septoski evaluated the different LED lighting options and decided on the RAB Rail225 high bay fixture.  The new LED fixtures replaced existing 400 watt HID high bay fixtures.

in Huston Technology

After six years of steady growth, Huston AVTech has achieved Gold Dealership status with Control4.
Control4 is the industry standard for Home Control and Small Business Automation systems.
Control4 dealers can raise their status level by achieving purchasing goals for the year.
The benefit of achieving these levels raises dealer visibility on the Control4 website and is a stamp
of professionalism and competence for Huston AVTech.

A special thank you to all of our clients for trusting Huston to install these amazing Home Control
and Business Automation systems. We look forward to new partnerships and growth in the future.

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For the 6th year in a row Huston Electric, Inc. is proud to accept the Journal & Courier’s Reader’s Choice Award for the category “Best Electrician”.
We are so proud of our amazing staff who have made this possible, and for the community who has embraced us for so long.