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Huston Sign

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

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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"Our old sign served us well for many years, but as technology progressed our sign grew outdated and we were due for an update.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.

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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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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.

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 Sign Division had the privilege to work with the City of Kokomo on many of the signs at the Kokomo Municipal Stadium.  The City of Kokomo approached Huston with architectural drawings and designs and Huston offered competitive pricing and ultimately delivered in manufacturing and installing the various sign packages.  We worked closely with Ross Pierce, the City’s System Project Designer.  The sign projects came in phases as the stadium was being built and from start to finish we were involved for a year and a half with approximately 70 signs throughout the stadium.  We are grateful to have been a part of this beautiful stadium and all that it has to offer.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Gas_City.jpgGas City’s Industrial Park now has a pylon sign to advertise its businesses including the Walmart Distribution Center,
American Woodmark, Wright Repair, and BWI (Butterworth Industries).  This multi-tenant sign is internally
illuminated with LEDs providing a nice, bright-white illumination for the sign faces.  The tenant faces are flat
with digitally printed graphics while the header cabinet has pan formed faces with digitally printed graphics. 

Huston Electric’s Sign Division is privileged to have worked with the UAW Local 685 on the sign for their new location.  The idea for this sign was a long-time in the making as we offered several options on materials and how the sign could be made.  During the design process we tried different colors and sizes and ultimately landed on this beauty. This laser cut, multi-layer sign is a one of a kind that really makes a statement with its copper detail and dimensional look. 

Check out the new channel letters at Rabb / Kinetico on 931 South in Kokomo.  These letters are front lit with Day/Night vinyl faces so during the day the letters are blue and black, but when they illuminate at night they shine white!  We also gave the existing pylon a facelift by giving the cabinet and pole a fresh coat of paint and putting in painted faces with embossed lettering.  If you could use some updates to your existing signs or are thinking about new signs then give Huston's Sign Division a call.  We'll enhance the look of your storefront with new signs that really stand out!

If you like to feel the wind in your hair and cruise the open road on two wheels then it’s likely you know JD Corey and PowerSports of Lafayette.  His incredible showroom is an aesthetic experience in and of itself, even without all of the high powered inventory.  What they lacked, however, was a way to communicate to all the traffic that passes their facility.  JD worked with us to create a monument sign with an electronic message center so that he’s not only easy to find, but he can also give his clients and the people passing by a new message every minute!  From advertising sales to letting commuters know the time and temperature to sharing community messages JD can now get Greater Lafayette his message with just a few clicks.  As you know, it’s the season for motorcycles so JD doesn’t have a lot of time during the day to work at a computer, but with his new EMC can work on messages in his free time when he is at home!  We always love working with PowerSports, and we are so thankful that they choose us once again to help them STAND OUT!

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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, Lebanon 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 at www.hustonelectric.com  and www.838graphics.com

 

 

Kokomo has a new shopping destination – Boutique 1803 located on East Hoffer.  Be sure to check out the stylish channel letters that Huston Electric’s Sign Division installed.  These letters are black aluminum with LEDs installed to the backs to give the letters a halo effect at night.  What a great way to advertise your business!


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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 Westfield, 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.eight38signco.com.