What’s it cost to produce this monument sign?

Aluminum composite material wraps this entire sign—posts, bases and faces

By Duncan Wilkie

Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016

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Materials with 50% markup:
HDO plywood……………………. $80
PWF plywood……………………. $40
Dibond ACM……………………. $150
4-by-4-in. treated posts……… $40
Acrylic for graphics…………….. $40
Paint……………………………… $200
Misc…………………………………. $50
Total materials ……………… $600

Labor:
Consult, survey, design……….. 6 hr
Router-cut dimensional
letters and shapes………………2 hr.
Router-cut Dibond,
including file set-up……………2 hr.
Assemble faces…………………..2 hr.
Wrap posts and caps…………..6 hr.
Prep, prime, paint……………….6 hr.
Assemble post structures…….3 hr.
Prep for transit to site………….1 hr.
Travel to and from site…………2 hr.
Dig holes, set posts……………..1 hr.
Assemble sign in place………..2 hr.
Total labor…………………….33 hr.
Evergreen Dental was looking for an interior and exterior sign package for their new building. They viewed our website and contacted us. We directed them to our Create a Signage System document on our site, which outlines the step-by-step process we follow on these projects.

We talked on the phone, then met at the client’s office. The building architect had proposed an exterior sign for the building made of glass and steel. Not only did it not fit the look of the building, but it would be quite costly to build. I proposed an alternate design.


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