Month: June 2017

From Naples to Minnesota, with our best wishes

Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2017

A long-standing, local client of Lykins-Signtek asked us to provide all the signage for a major renovation to their Quarterdeck Resort property on Gull Lake in Minnesota. This request came with a very tight deadline and consisted of a number of custom-routed wall-mounted and hanging signs made out of high-density urethane as well as some street signs. The larger double-sided hanging signs were built with a “hidden” internal aluminum structure for support. As part of this project we also had to recreate a classic “Phillips 66” gas station sign, something our production team enjoyed doing for some nostalgic reason! However intricate the signs, they were nothing out of the ordinary for our guys and we built and finished them expediently; what was a bit different was the need to pack and ship them so they would get to Minnesota in pristine shape. Our ever-resourceful Pete Lykins stepped in to help build a custom 10 foot long packing crate, carefully bracing each individual sign, much like framed art. Pete later travelled to Gull Lake himself to supervise the installation of the signs – and hopefully enjoyed some bass fishing while he was there!
(the picture shows a partially filled crate)

Please follow our directions…

Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Ever expanding its “Island Paradise” theme, Naples Reserve continues to work with Lykins-Signtek to enhance its resort-style amenities with visually engaging signage. We just completed and installed a fun directional signpost in the Island Club pool and beach area and we believe it is one of the most professional ones around. This sign consists of a 12 ft tall (visible part) 6″ painted aluminum post with 19 unique routed and sandblasted cedar directional signs painted in various colors and finished with a clear coat. Each directional sign is attached with custom-routed PVC spacers. The destinations and distances were provided by the client but in keeping with our desire to “do things right”, we wanted the sign directions to be geographically accurate. This goal added complexity to the layout as the position of the signs on the post had to avoid mutual interference while looking esthetically pleasing and staying within the allowable height. We are truly happy with how it turned out and more importantly, so is our client Eecon Construction.