We are pleased to be able to offer you a full range of sign services including a multitude of sign types and sign options.  Below are the sign categories which outline effective, efficient sign types:

Awning Sign

A building-mounted sign that provides additional functionality as shelter.


A temporary sign of lightweight fabric or similar material that is mounted to a pole or building.


A large, standardized third-party/off-premise structure displaying advertising intended for viewing from extended distances, generally more than 50 feet.

Changeable-Copy Sign

A sign or portion thereof on which the copy of symbols change either automatically through electrical means or manually through replacement of letters or symbols.

Channel Letter

A fabricated or formed three-dimensional letter that may accommodate a light source.

Directional Sign

Signs designed to provide direction to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

Directory Sign

A sign that identifies the names and locations of tenants in a multi-tenant building or in a development made up of a group of buildings.

Double-Faced Sign

A sign with two parallel faces.

Electric Sign

Any sign containing or using electrical wiring.

Electronic Message Center

A variable-message sign that utilizes computer-generated messages or some other electronic means of changing copy.

Exterior Illuminated Sign

A sign that is illuminated by a light source that is directed towards and shines on the face of a sign.

Flat Cut-Out Letter

A dimensional letter cut from sheet or plate stock.

Freestanding Sign

A sign that is not attached to a building.

Ground Sign

A freestanding sign with no visible support structure.

High-Rise Sign

A tall, freestanding sign, usually of pole design and construction.

Light-Emitting Diode/Display (LED) and Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)

Electronic devices that channel light through tubes to create patterns that can produce changing video displays.

Listed Sign

A sign labeled to indicated that the manufacturer of the sign is identified on a list published by a nationally-recognized testing laboratory as producing signs in conformance with the applicable American national standard.  EES produces electric signs following the standards and regulations as provided by Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

Menu Board

A variable-message sign that allows a retailer to list products and prices.

Message Center

An electronic or mechanical variable-message sign enabling changes to be made from locations other than at the sign.

Monument Sign

A ground sign with low overall height.

On-Premise Sign

A sign whose message and design relates to a business, profession, product, service or entertainment event or activity that is sold, offered or conducted on the same property where the sign is located.

Pan Face

A plastic sign face molded into a three-dimensional shape.

Permanent Sign

A sign attached to a building or structure, or to the ground in a manner that enables the sign to resist environmental loads such as wind and that precludes ready removal or movement of the sign.

Pole Sign

A freestanding sign with a visible support structure.

Post and Panel Sign

An unlighted sign which uses one or more visible posts to support the sign body.

Projecting Sign

A building-mounted sign with the faces of the sign projecting from and perpendicular to the building fascia.

Pylon Sign

A freestanding sign with a visible support structure, which may or may not be enclosed by a pole cover.

Regulatory Sign

A sign having the primary purpose of conveying information concerning rules, ordinances, or laws.

Roof Sign

A building-mounted sign erected upon and completely over the roof of the building.

Temporary Sign

Any sign not intended for permanent installation.

Time-and-Temperature Display

A variable message sign that displays current time and temperature in a stationary or alternating manner.

Variable-Message Sign

A sign that includes provisions for message changes.

Wall Sign

A building-mounted sign either attached to or displayed or painted on an exterior wall in a manner parallel with the wall surface, and not projecting more than 16 inches from such surface.

Window Sign

A sign that is painted on, attached to, or suspended directly behind or in front of a window or the glass portion of a door.

Types of Channel Letters

Backlit Letter

An illuminated reverse channel letter with an open  or translucent back so that light from the letter is directed against the surface behind the letter, producing a halo lighting effect around the letter.

Front-Lighted Lettee

An illuminated channel letter with a translucent face.

H Channel Letter

A dimensional letter with baffles at the center of the cross-sectional shape for support of neon tubing and mounting of transformers.

Open Channel Letter

A dimensional letter that has no face and, if illuminated, has a visible light source.

Pan Channel Letter

A dimensional letter that is constructed with side walls, a back, and a face, making the letter a solid integral unit with the side walls and back having a pan-shaped cross-section.

Reverse Channel Letter

A fabricated dimensional letter with opaque face and side walls.

Common Sign Types

Cone of Vision

The area that is clearly visible to a driver, generally described as a “fan-shaped envelope” preceding the driver.

Daily Effective Circulation

The average number of daily potential exposures to a display or group of signs. DEC is determined by counting only those vehicles traveling toward the face of the sign and then multiplying that number by the average number of people per car during the hours the sign is visible.


Letters, graphics, mechanical devices, fiber optics, lighting, cutouts, extensions, structure coverings, vicinity landscaping or any other special-effect addition to a sign that will enhance its appearance and effectively communicate its message.


The surface area of a sign on which the advertising message is displayed.

Full-Service Sign Companies

Sign companies that complete the entire signage project, including site survey and sign design, engineering, manufacturing, permitting, installation, and maintenance.


A design or symbol that represents a product, identity, or service.


Copy or logo that is cut from a substrate as thick or thicker so that the substrate’s thickness extends.


An electrical enclosure that may also serve as a mounting structure for the sign.


An indented detail on a sign.

Right of Way

The land on which a public thoroughfare is located and certain lands adjacent thereto. Permanent commercial signs are generally located on private land adjacent to the public right of way.

Signature Building

A building architecturally designed and/or painted or decorated to reinforce a traditional sign’s message or display.

Signcentric Design

Building or site that makes the on-premise signage the prominent visual feature of the building or site.


Electrical equipment that converts input voltage and current to a different output voltage and current.


Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., a nationally-recognized testing laboratory.

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