HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST SIGN COMPANY FOR YOUR MAINE OR NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS
Ask the tough questions to find a great company for your custom sign project in Maine or NH
When you’re considering who to hire for such an important purchase as company signage, ask the following questions to identify the best commercial sign company to partner with for your needs.
After reading the questions to ask, you’ll know that buying signage based on price alone is usually not a good idea. It takes more than an affordable price to deliver quality and longevity in commercial signs.
No matter who you choose, you’ll want to work with an experienced sign sales consultant who can answer your questions and respond promptly to your needs. Make sure you both have a clear understanding of expectations, budget, timeframe, and other vital information to create smooth sailing all the way to installation.
You’ll know you have chosen a great company when your questions have been answered to your satisfaction.
How long has this company been around? Will you be here to meet our future needs?
Signage is not the purchase to make with a company that has changed hands several
times or that doesn’t have licenses or proof of insurance. Signage is a long-term
purchase and the sign company’s qualifications matter.
Bailey Sign is strong financially and has been in Maine for a long time. What we offer can be summed up in two words; integrity and longevity. They’re the reasons we’ve been in Maine since 1975.
You’ll see our signs throughout Maine, New Hampshire and beyond… on major corporate
buildings, banks, medical facilities, retail stores, and local Maine and New Hampshire
restaurants, hair salons, auto service centers, physical therapists and many, many other companies.
We’ve been owned by the same family since day one. We value hard work, reliability and high-quality workmanship. Many of our staff and crew have been with us for 30-plus years.
Do you have experience with the type of sign we need?
A reputable, full service Maine or New Hampshire sign manufacturer will have plenty of proven experience in all types of signs.
Even if your need is unique, they should still easily demonstrate their ability to manufacture what you need.
If you need a freestanding sign, look for companies with a solid track record in manufacturing top-quality freestanding signs. The same goes for building signs, channel letters, electronic message centers, wayfinding and other types of signage.
Bailey Sign manufactures signs in southern Maine. Check out our work; our quality manufacturing throughout Maine (from Portland to York, Augusta to Bangor) and New Hampshire (from Manchester to Portsmouth, Keene to Exeter)
Who am I really buying our sign from?
Some Maine sign companies don’t actually build anything themselves. They outsource a high percentage of their work to out-of-state vendors you may never know the name of. Often, those companies are too big and busy to offer good, personal service to the companies they build signs for. It might as well be made in China….and some of the message centers in the marketplace are made in China! Beware of substandard parts or manufacturing!
You always want to know where your sign is coming from and the type of service
and help you’ll receive down the road should an emergency or need arise.
At Bailey Sign, we build our signs right in our Westbrook, Maine facility. We have full-time designers, graphics, paint, routing, welding, fabricating, assembly, installation and service departments on-site to serve your needs. You’re invited to visit our manufacturing facility at any time for a tour.
If Bailey Sign needs expanded services to do multi-location changeovers or buy materials at special pricing, we can meet your needs thanks to our WSA (World Sign Association) membership. We’re the only Maine-based member of this exceptional organization, which gives us access to top-quality materials from proven vendors or call on extra crews when we’re installing a large-scale, multi-location sign changeover at times of rebranding or acquisition. It’s like a private, elite sign-company club… and Bailey is the only Maine Sign company invited to be a member based on our quality work and longevity.
Our team of highly skilled experts are here to guide you through every phase of the project
Do you offer service and maintenance after installation?
To make sure you’ll receive excellent maintenance and repair service, you’ll want to make sure your Maine or New Hampshire-based sign company has years of experience, the right equipment, and excellent, responsive service when you need it.
Ask any sign vendor:
- How quickly can you service my sign?
- Do you have emergency service for things like a power outage or storm issues?
- Do you employ your own crews?
- Can you ship parts immediately when / if needed?
- Do you offer maintenance programs to change bulbs and other routine needs?
When it comes to stability consider this…. Bailey Sign is a family run business in Maine
with the owner and family members in the shop as managers, consultants and operations
staff. We’ll always be here to provide regular maintenance and as-needed service. Always.
What do your customers say about you?
Any reputable sign company will have dozens of clients willing to sing their praises. Also, they’ll proudly show you their many projects installed out in the market place.
When you check out Our Work, you’re looking at satisfied Bailey Sign customers. Feel free to contact them to see how they feel about our work with them.
Does your company carry industry-required licenses, training, and insurance?
You’d be surprise ho my sign companies DO NOT have the proper licenses, safety practices,
and insurance. Your vendor should be telling you (and showing you proof) that they have:
- Crane operators with the required crane operators’ licenses
- Lighting technicians with required LEL licensing in order to work on lighted signs
- Compliance with OSHA safety regulations
- UL-license for the electrical wiring of the sign itself
- Insurance that protects your business if anything happens on your property (sign
damage, an injury, etc.)
Ultimately, you’ll know you’ve found a great sign company when your questions are answered to your satisfaction.
If you’re ready to put Bailey Sign to the test, contact us for a free, comprehensive quote from one of our estimators.