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Wabash Stations

We are always telling you about new signs and the latest and greatest that we have to offer, but did you know we can work with what you’ve got to give your sign a facelift? We recently worked with Wabash Stations to rebuild their existing pole sign and install new faces for their tenants. This sign was rusted and falling apart, but it wasn’t too big a challenge for us! We removed the cabinet and rebuilt it to ensure that it was safe and secure. The sign was originally meant to illuminate, but the customer didn’t require that anymore so we fabricated metal faces with vinyl graphics, which are changeable, allowing flexibility with tenants. It was easy to miss this sign before, but we think this transformation has made it a real STAND OUT! How can we help you give your existing sign a new look?

Cindy Taylor from Habitat for Humanity approached Huston Electric for help with a very specific request… She was looking for electricians that happened to be women.

If you’re hungry and on the go Dan the Man’s is for you, their food is amazing and the service is top notch!  That’s why we were so excited when Dan gave us the opportunity to work with him on his vehicle graphics.  He wanted something fun and eye-catching, and we had a blast designing it.  After we finished his food truck he was so happy with the outcome that he had us add graphics to his personal vehicle.  You certainly won’t drive past without noticing him now, so be sure to stop and grab a bite to eat with this STAND OUT client!

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. 

Since 1977, Kokomo has held the Haynes Apperson Festival in commemoration of the pioneer auto company of the same name.  The company was founded by Elwood Haynes and brothers Elmer and Edgar Apperson.  Haynes-Apperson Company was a manufacturer of Brass Era automobiles in Kokomo, Indiana, from 1896-1905.  It was the first automobile manufacturer in Indiana, and among the first in the United States.  Elwood Haynes was the inventor of stainless steel and stellite, and many of the early advances in automobile technology were first invented by the company. The Haynes Apperson Festival has become one of Kokomo’s premier events, with visitors traveling in each year for the holiday weekend fun.

Every summer for the last 35 years, food vendors, musicians, and thousands of hungry people have filled the streets of downtown Lafayette for the annual Taste of Tippecanoe. With this year’s construction, setting up the 33 vendors and 4 music stages could have been quite difficult. Fortunately, Huston Electric rose to the challenge and got the job done.

Nearly everyone in Lafayette has eaten at one of the Hunter’s Pub locations, so owners Sandy and Jeff Tyrie certainly didn’t need our help bringing in customers.  However, they recently underwent some name changes and wanted to get their signage updated with their new names and logos.  Hunter’s Down Under is now simply “Down Under”, and Hunter’s Pub South is now “Legacy Pub”. 

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.