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Commercial Sign for NES Environmental in Frankfort, IL

NES Environmental provides environmental services that discover, eliminate and secure buildings infested with asbestos, lead, mold and/or hazardous materials. NES also offers infrared investigations that allow for non-evasive, yet thorough building investigations to detect water infiltration, construction defects, exterior building issues, roof and electrical problems. NES recently recently completely renovated and moved into a beautiful new commercial building in Frankfort, Illinois and they asked the talented team at Sharp Mill, a local Frankfort sign company, to help them add the finishing touches to the exterior with this custom building sign. The exterior sign is crafted with 4″ deep stainless steel reverse channel letters and 1″ deep aluminum dimensional letters that are flush stud mounted in the brick facade with stainless…

Vehicle Wrap for Carey’s Small Arms Range Ventilation

Carey’s Small Arms Range Ventilation based in Tinley Park, IL specializes in the design, manufacturing and installation of indoor ventilation systems for gun shooting ranges. Their systems have been installed in military, police and civilian ranges all throughout the United States. They have installed over 1,000 systems and counting! Carey’s purchased a new Chevy City Express commercial cargo van and reached out to Sharp Mill to help them design and create a custom vehicle wrap for it that will be an eye-catching marketing tool for their company! A large portion of Carey’s clientele consists of police shooting ranges, so they specifically wanted to incorporate uniformed police officers wearing eye protection and ear protection shooting their service pistols with muzzle fire…

Storefront Window Graphics for Neat Repeats

Neat Repeats are resale boutique shops located in Orland Park, IL and Worth, IL that are owned and operated by the Crisis Center of South Suburbia. The Crisis Center of South Suburbia provides programs and services for victims of domestic violence and the Neat Repeats retail stores provide more than 1/3 of the organizations operating revenue. The Marketing Director of Neat Repeats reached out to Sharp Mill to help them add a little curb appeal to their Orland Park and Worth retail stores with custom exterior storefront window graphics. We designed, printed and installed the outdoor window decals on the upper transom windows to ensure their view wouldn’t be obstructed by any vehicles parked in front of the store and…

Commercial Signs for DOT Foods Fleet Maintenance Facility

When DOT Foods moved their Joliet, IL Distribution Center to University Park, IL in 2016 they reached out to Sharp Mill Graphics to help them introduce their brand to the new space with several of our corporate signage solutions. You can learn more about those projects by checking out one of our previous blog posts titled Corporate Signage for DOT Foods in University Park, IL. However, the distribution center facility didn’t have the accommodations to handle the daily maintenance of their fleet of trucks and trailers, so at the beginning of 2017 they began building a beautiful new state-of-the-art fleet maintenance facility directly next door to the distribution center facility, which just recently was completed at the end of 2017….

Checklist for Displaying Effective Business Signage

Every business owner knows the importance of cultivating a positive and recognizable brand image. Your brand vision is what connects you to your consumer base and lets them know what you stand for. It’s also what helps you turn first time buyers into loyal customers, and in turn generate referrals. If you want to attract new business in a market overrun with competing messages, you need to make it easy not only for new customers to find you, but also to trust in your brand message. Though building a strong online presence is certainly an important component of building brand awareness, don’t disregard the benefits of physical signage as well, especially in terms of building connection and visibility within your…

Importance Of Cursive Handwriting In Modern Culture

The teaching of cursive handwriting in US elementary and high schools has been on a decline for some time now. Because of the ever-increasing rise in computer technology and its integration into the classrooms, handwriting is becoming less and less of a focus altogether. Cursive has somehow slipped into the classification of unnecessities, as if it’s simply a fun thing to learn if you choose to, but you don’t need to be well acquainted with it in order to function in society. And now with the emergence of Common Core curriculum, it is no longer required to be taught; it is merely optional. The strange thing about this new philosophy is that cursive signatures are still required in countless instances…

What Professional Signs Can Do For Your Event

Every event has a budget for advertising, and you want to make the most of what you have. Professional signs are a great way to make each event memorable and profitable for everyone involved. Whether you are an event host or a marketing manager, you may want to invest in event signs for the following reasons. It’s The Fast Way To Get Word Of The Event Out You want to reach many people with the event information as efficiently as possible. A professionally done sign tells everyone who is local to the event everything they need to know with one act, instead of having to hunt down every individual hang out. It can complement your other efforts, too, to make…

Why Vehicle Graphics Are the Most Cost-Effective Marketing Strategy for Your Business

What do many of America’s Fortune 500 companies and largest corporations have in common with small and medium size businesses from coast to coast? They’ve all discovered the business value of using vehicle graphics to promote their brand and boost sales. There’s a good reason: vehicle graphics represent one of the most effective—and cost-effective—forms of out of home advertising available. What Are Vehicle Graphics? Vehicle graphics are essentially a mobile billboard, one which is digitally printed and installed on a company vehicle. They can cover an entire vehicle or only part of it, depending on each company’s individual needs. Vehicle graphics can be in the form of signage applied to a single or multiple company cars or trucks, or a…

5 Reasons Professional Signs and Graphics are A Must for Your Business

As a business owner, you have a lot of important decisions to make when it comes to your marketing budget and strategy. Instead of trying a little of everything when it comes to advertising, and hoping that something sticks, it’s best to go straight for marketing that has proven to be effective. Professional signs and graphics tie your brand together, help you stick out from the crowd, and bring in new business all at the same time. Here are five reasons your business needs professionally designed and printed signs and graphics: Signs and Graphics Create a Cohesive, Recognizable Brand One of the biggest goals of any strategic marketing campaign is to ensure your business stands out from the competition, and…

Sharp Mill Graphics Works with PepsiCo and Easterseals on New Dimensional Wall Sign

Chicago professional sign company Sharp Mill Graphics was proud recently to be called in by PepsiCo to provide a 3-Dimensional wall sign at Easterseals Academy in Tinley Park. According to their website, Easterseals Academies partners with local school districts “to assist in providing educational programs for children with an autism spectrum disorder, emotional disability, developmental delay or intellectual disability.” Currently the academies are operational in Chicago, Rockford and Tinley Park. Dan Whitaker, an executive with PepsiCo, recently toured the academies and noticed the school stores at the Academies needed some updating. So, he called on PepsiCo employees to volunteer their services. As part of the remodel, PepsiCo reached out to Sharp Mil Graphics to help add a new dimensional wall sign…

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