Huston delivers new signage for Silo Storage in Indianapolis

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Silo is a new storage facility in Indianapolis that provides the highest level of security for cars, trucks, and motorcycles.  They are a first-of-its-kind collector of exotic vehicles in the Indy area offering concierge car storage, conference rooms, and even a luxuriously outfitted bar.  Silo caters to the most prestigious car owners and offers a lavish setting for storage and admiration of the automobiles.

The logo design of Silo was provided by Willow Marketing of Indianapolis with the aura of “elite class” in mind.  The logo is comprised of bold lettering and an eagle design.  The eagle represents authority and leadership while its shield embodies security and refuge.  The wings complete the aesthetic and mimic a car emblem.
When it came to material choices of the signage, we knew it had to make an impact.  The “SILO” letters are front-lit and back-lit reverse channel letters with the faces being routed silver aluminum with ½” push-thru white acrylic and illuminated with white LEDs.  These letters are baffled and back-lit with red LEDs.  The eagle is also front-lit and back-lit.  The face of the eagle is routed, backed with white polycarbonate and illuminated with white LEDs.  The eagle is baffled and back-lit with red LEDs.  The eagle reverse channel logo is painted red.  The lettering reading “AUTO CLUB AND CONSERVANCY” are non-illuminated reverse channel letters.
Huston’s graphic design team provided the scaled rendering and material specs for fabrication of the signage.  We provided a smooth installation using a 2-man crew with a bucket truck to get the job done.
Huston’s Account Executive, Mike Ford, spearheaded this project and brought it all together beautifully with his communication between the customer, designers, manufacturers, and installers.
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.

Brookestone Office Complex Enjoys Quality New Signage

Brookestone is an office complex located in Kokomo, Indiana with 19,000+ square feet that is comprised of office suites and conference rooms to fit small business needs.  This building was formerly the home of a local UAW so the building underwent an extensive interior remodel through Perkins Contracting.  Their renovations included new signage to advertise for their tenants and lighting retro-fits to the interior and exterior fixtures; all of which were provided and installed by Huston Electric.

Huston’s Sign Division worked with Scott Perkins on the signage plans by offering design concepts and material choices to educate Scott on the different options.  The signage is streamlined to offer a cohesive look for the office complex, while still allowing each of the tenants to use their own branding.  We didn’t want to compromise the sophisticated look of the complex by allowing multi-colored logos on the pylon sign so the tenants were permitted to use their logos, but in white and Duranodic bronze only.  The sign faces of the pylon are white polycarbonate substrates applied with 3M opaque Duranodic vinyl with the tenant logos weeded out to showcase their logos in white.  Perkins Contracting provided the excavation, concrete, and stone for the pylon sign’s base while Huston provided and installed the steel supports and signage.  Working with Perkins Contracting was seamless and together we achieved a well-designed, well-built sign that will positively represent Brookestone and their tenants for years to come.
 
Huston also provided and installed brushed aluminum letters reading “BROOKESTONE” “OFFICE SUITES” using brushed aluminum architectural letters.  These letters are stud-mounted and flush-mounted to the main building frontage.  The signage is illuminated with an LED flood light.  Additionally, we provided and installed the “Edward Jones” brushed aluminum architectural letters.
 
Scott Perkins provided the following testimonial:
“One of those most important pieces to this multi-tenant facility was the signage to highlight the many businesses that call Brookestone home.  Matt and Samantha were very patient in designing the perfect sign for Brookestone.  They gave great advice and produced signs that have met every need.  Samantha worked very hard to make sure I got exactly what I wanted and her input was invaluable.  I am extremely proud of the finished product at Brookestone and very grateful to Huston Signs for adding the finishing touch!”
We greatly appreciate Scott Perkins for choosing Huston for his sign and lighting needs at Brookestone.  We are proud to have been part of such a great project!
 
 
 
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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Westminster Village Receives New Signage

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Westminster Village is a beautiful senior living community in West Lafayette and Huston Electric has been fortunate enough to work with them as their facility has continued to grow over the years on their needs for electrical, generators, telephone systems, and signage.  We value our partnership with Westminster Village immensely and are extremely proud of the work our electricians and technicians have provided to them.

Sarah Mitchell, Designer for Westminster Village, provided this testimonial, “Huston was a wonderful company to work with to get the right signage we were looking for.  Excellent customer service and quality work.  We will continue using them on future projects!”
Westminster is comprised of several housing options for their residents with both assisted living and independent houses and apartments.  Because they have such a large community all on one property there is a need for many different types of signage such as directional signs that point toward different areas of the complex, building name identifiers, and street signs.  We have stayed consistent with the style of the signs by using the same fonts, color schemes, and materials as new signs are made through the years.  Their cohesive branding is simple yet sophisticated and fits perfectly with their lovely environment.

 
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Marble The Steakhouse Receives Grand Sign Package

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Do you want your signs to stand out above the rest with quality design and craftsmanship?  Look no further, Huston can deliver on all of your signage needs! 
Our most recent example of this can be seen at the new Marble The Steakhouse located in downtown Kokomo. 

We provided two wall signs and a perpendicular sign all with flanged edges, dimensional lettering, and digitally printed graphics of the cow logo.  The flanged edges help give the signs depth as opposed to just doing a flat sign panel.  The dimensional lettering is a sophisticated way of displaying the lettering for “MARBLE” “THE STEAKHOUSE” and the digitally printed cow logo really adds to the character of the signage.
Along with the building signs, we also made a cut-out cow from PVC and applied digitally printed vinyl over it and hung it over their kitchen door.  We did another digitally printed cow logo on an old-fashioned electrical box and applied vinyl to three exterior doors using their logo with the hours of operation, “Please Use Main Door”, and “Employee Entrance”. 
Just like Marble is a “cut above” other steakhouses, we feel the same about the signs we provide.  Many competitors in the sign industry may offer a cheaper price, but the materials will reflect that as well.  We offered these attractive signs to Marble at an affordable price, but went the extra mile in recommending better materials to help them visually communicate their quality brand.
We love helping our customers stand out in the community with great looking signs!  Call us for your next sign project and we’ll be glad to help you with logo design and will provide on-site renderings of what your new signage could look like on your property.  From there, we’ll discuss material options so you can make an educated decision on what works best for you and your budget.  Huston’s sign team also handles all sign permits through the local municipalities so you never have to worry about the paperwork to have your signs permitted.  Huston offers the best signs and customer experience & we can’t wait to work with you on your next sign project!
 

 
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Huston Case Study | McGavic Outdoor Power Electronic Message Center Upgrade

SIGN SPECS: FULL Color 19mm LED 3’5”h x 10’3”w ID Cabinet: Polycarbonate sign faces with digitally printed graphics
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Background:McGavic Outdoor Power has long believed 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
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Huston brings illuminated Colts horseshoe logo to life in new Colts complex lobby.

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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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Indiana Heartland Federal Credit Union Receives Beautiful Electronic Message Center

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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.

The faces of the ID cabinet are routed aluminum with push-thru acrylic lettering and logo.  The faces of the lettering are applied with perforated vinyl (also known as “day/night” vinyl).  By having the perforated vinyl the letters look black during the day, but when the letters are illuminated at night they shine white.  The electronic message center has the capability to display full color graphics and animations with a pixel pitch of 15.85 which provides clear images when viewed from driving and/or walking distances.Buffey Hedrick, CEO of Indiana Heartland, had this to say about the sign project:“Working with Huston Electric and Perkins Contracting on our new monument sign was wonderful.  From the planning stage to installation, to software training, to the final product we felt so taken care of and confident in the services Huston provided.  Perkins Contracting did a beautiful job on the stonework that perfectly matches our building façade.  Huston Electric did a extraordinary job of taking my vision and creating an attractive sign which matches the esthetics of our new Credit Union. They were very patient with me and if you know me you know that is a terrific task!!!   We have had so much positive feedback from our members and are very happy with the purchase of our digital sign.”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 installations.  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/ 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 Helps Family Psychiatric Center With New Lettering For Their Current Monument Sign

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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. 

We started by removing their letters and providing an aluminum substrate that was covered in print vinyl to match the paint color of their building.  This served as a new, clean surface to mount the letters onto.  Well, our color matching wasn’t spot on so the backer panel looked a bit yellow in comparison to their tan building facade.  We did another color match and this time we got it just right and laid new vinyl over the backer panel which looked great.  Then, when we went to install their new aluminum letters we found something else was wrong — they were WAY TOO SMALL.  We apologized for our error and immediately found our mistake in sizing and re-ordered the correct size letters.  Since the new letters were going to take about two weeks to come in, we applied cut vinyl lettering of their logo to the backer panel so their business would have identification in the meantime.
While we don’t often make mistakes, we are sure to remedy them as quickly as possible and with no cost to the customer.  Our contacts at Family Psychiatric Center were incredibly understanding and gracious during this time.  We are happy to report that the new letters that came in were a perfect fit and were a wonderful improvement from where we started!

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. To learn more about Huston/Eight38 Graphics, please visit us at www.hustonelectric.com and www.838graphics.com.
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.
 

Huston Team Helps City Of Kokomo With New Stadium Signage

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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.

 
“Huston worked with us on the very specific designs that we wanted for the Stadium and exceeded our expectations on craftsmanship and with their technicians’ workmanship. From start to finish, everyone with Huston were extremely easy to work with and were eager to satisfy the City’s needs.”
– Ross Pierce, System Project Designer
 
Huston’s signs include the architectural letters identifying “Kokomo Municipal Stadium” and Section Seating signs, Suite, Restroom, and other Wayfinding signage.
The architectural letters reading “Kokomo Municipal Stadium” are 1” thick cast aluminum letters that are stud-mounted into the brick that surrounds the stadium.
 
Inside the stadium there are multi-layer painted aluminum signs that identify section seating, suite numbers, and restrooms.  We ended up producing about 30 signs directing fans where their seats or other amenities are located, with another 30 signs labeling each room in the stadium.  These signs hang from the ceiling or are mounted perpendicularly on steel beams.
 
Additionally, there are many multi-layer acrylic signs that are ADA compliant identifying handicap seating, restrooms, tickets, offices, storage rooms, and “No-Smoking”. To better define certain zones, we needed some extra signage to show that some space is for ADA compliant seating. We also wanted to re-emphasize that Kokomo Municipal Stadium is a smoke-free environment with signs throughout.
 
“This was an exciting project to work be a part of and, by far, one of my favorites!  The signage plans for Kokomo Municipal Stadium began in the fall of 2014 and by the time the stadium was fully completed we were able to install the last of the signs in the spring of 2016.  I was fully invested over the course of the project and take pride in the work that our Huston team provided.  Any time my family and I go to a Jackrabbits game I can’t help but feel a sense of appreciation for getting to a play small part in Kokomo’s beautiful Municipal Stadium.” –Samantha Milburn, Project Manager for Huston’s Sign Division
 
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. To learn more about Huston/Eight38 Graphics, please visit us at www.hustonelectric.com and www.838graphics.com.
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Gas City’s Industrial Park Gets New Pylon Sign

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Gas 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. 

With the help of Bowman Construction, the foundation was added by excavating and setting two steel tubes in concrete.  From there, we welded the signs to the steel tubes and the masonry was added.
“Huston Electric was an easy choice for the city’s new industrial park sign.  We have worked with Huston in the past and have never been disappointed.  Their level of training, attention to detail and quick response to our needs resulted in a successful project that complements our industrial park.The clients of our industrial park are pleased at the increased visibility for their companies.  Samantha Milburn was great to work with, her knowledge, experience and professionalism are an asset to Huston.  Thanks Huston, we look forward to working with you again.” – Brad Kline, Permits Officer
We want to send a big “thank you” to the City of Gas City for choosing Huston for this sign project!
Huston Signs provides and installs electronic message centers, channel letters, architecturalletters, monument signs, pylon signs, neon signs and blade signs.  Huston has physical locations in Kokomo, Lafayette and Indianapolis, Indiana.
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.
To learn more about Huston / Eight38 Graphics, please visit us at www.hustonelectric.com and www.838graphics.com.
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.
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