was the day before the grand opening and the new sign
had arrived last minute the day earlier. We moved
quickly to load it on to our truck and perform the
install on time. We arrived in plenty of time, the
weather was good, and everything was moving along fine.
We swung the boom across to put the sign into place
suddenly the sign tech yelled out,
"IT DOESN'T FIT!"
"What do you mean it
doesn't fit?" I yelled up.
"IT'S TOO BIG, IT WON'T
GO INTO PLACE!" he shouted.
I saw a look of panic
flash across the project manager's eyes as I told the
news, "Sorry, but the sign is useless."
There would be no lighted
sign for the grand opening. Now, in agony, the
project manager counted the cost: thousands for a new
sign, thousands for another install, and a couple
hundred bucks to do the survey right this time. You see,
the sign was bad because the survey was bad. Another
company was chosen to do the survey because it was
thought that we were a little too high. Now I know there
may be companies out there offering cheap, or free,
surveys. Frankly, I don't know how they do it. To do a
proper survey we have to:
Send a diesel bucket
truck to your location however far away that is
(because we actually go up and measure). Do you know
how much diesel a bucket truck uses?
Pay someone to go out
When they come back,
pay them to actually do the survey, then format,
print, and ship.
Sound expensive? IT IS,
but you will never get pictures with some chicken
scratch on them from us. You will get a professional
package that you will be confident to take to apply for
permits and manufacture.