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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.

Last October I had some time in between a couple of meetings and decided to stop in to Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre because I noticed their exterior sign was not fully illuminating.  When I introduced myself to the facility manager Nick Stark and let him know the reason I stopped by, he said that the sign was on hold for now but he had an immediate need for new lighting in the kitchen.  After reviewing the scope of work, I ran back to the office after my next appointment and gave him a proposal to retrofit his existing lighting in kitchen from T12 to T8.  We were out there 7 days later installing new lamps and ballasts in his kitchen. After the first of the year, we were contacted to service a couple of the exterior pole lights and he mentioned he wanted to get new faces and LED technology in the exterior sign.  We gave proposals and they gave the notice to proceed.  Please see before and after pictures of the new sign faces and LED Technology. 

Huston Electric’s Sign Division had the privilege of working with the Kokomo YMCA on the signage at their new facility. 
All of the exterior channel letters and architectural letters were provided and installed by Huston Signs.
 
We provided (2) sets of internally illuminated LED channel letters of the Y logo reading “the” “Y” “YMCA”. 
Under the logos are formed acrylic architectural letters honoring Delmar E. Demaree for the generous contributions he
made to the Kokomo YMCA.
 
We also installed black aluminum architectural letters to a steel beam at the front entrance of the YMCA.  
 
Additionally Huston provided a variety of interior signs.  One of the interior signs is a Dedication Plaque that is precision
tooled aluminum with a black pebble texture.  Other interior signs we provided were PVC substrates with digitally printed
graphics that include gym etiquette, gym rules, and locker room information.
 
Huston has had a long-standing relationship with the Kokomo YMCA and we were honored to work with them on their
new signage for the new facility.
 
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.

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Have you ever heard the saying “A referral is the best form of flattery”?  We are so grateful to the Kokomo YMCA for recommending our services to the Marion YMCA.  The Marion YMCA underwent a name change recently from “Star Financial YMCA” to “Star Financial Coliseum”.  Huston’s Sign Division delivered on updating the exterior channel letters by re-facing the “Star” logo and replacing the “YMCA” letters with “Coliseum”.  We consider it a privilege to work with the local YMCA’s on their re-brandings and are grateful they have chosen to work with Huston!


Testimonial from Kyle Strohman, CEO of Grant County YMCA
 
Working with Huston Electric for our sign change was the best decision we could have made.
 
YMCA of the USA had initiated a national rebranding initiative. Here in Marion, Indiana we had the challenge of meeting the branding standards yet continuing to honor and respect a local corporate partner whose name was on the outside of our building. From my first conversation with Huston they took the time to understand the complicated nature of this project. We had multiple options still being debated internally, a tight timeline, a tighter budget, and two companies’ graphic guidelines to fully understand. Unlike other companies, Huston quickly created the needed mock ups, quoted the project at a reasonable rate, and most importantly followed through on every promise they made.

My favorite story was during installation. The project was set to begin 5 weeks ahead of schedule, but then famous Indiana weather struck. Unlike other companies who would have used the additional time as an excuse, Samantha quickly updated me on the project status, even apologizing for a delay on a project they were weeks ahead of schedule.  It was clear to me they took great pride in their customer service, and treated this job like it was their most important.


Have you considered a new image or logo for your business?  Huston is here to help!  Our graphic design team can create a new logo for your company and provide business cards, letterhead, and other marketing materials.  Our sign team is well equipped to provide and install brand new signs like channel letters, sign cabinets, pylon signs, monument signs and more.  If you’re considering an update to your business’s logo give us a call so we can help your business 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 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.