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Signs & More at Treviso Bay

Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020

 Lykins-Signtek does much more than signage for Treviso Bay. We took care of flagpoles, traffic signs, community monument signs, and most recently, repainting streetlights. Treviso Bay is a prime example of the scope of the abilities that we can handle and our crew hopes to further our relationship as the community continues to grow. A look at the pictures included will show our craftmanship in action.

Our Relationship with Seagate Development Group

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Over the years, we have done many projects with Seagate Development Group. Our salesman, Jim Geiger, has been working with them on development signs and mailboxes for their many communities and buildings. One of the most recent being for Conditioned Air’s new warehouse. We were even able to refurbish one of the signs from their previous warehouse to look brand new on this building and our company is working on a 30’ flagpole, as well.

This business relationship has allowed for us to take on Seagate Development Groups brand new Corporate Headquarters. We completed the channel letters on the building, as well as the monument sign and flag pole out front. We look forward to working with this company for many years to come and appreciate the business. So, from everyone at Lykins-Signtek, we say thank you!

Check Your Pool Rules!

Posted on Friday, August 21, 2020

Everyone is familiar with the signs that must be positioned around a public pool to alert swimmers of the potential dangers, but are you sure that your community’s pool has all their bases covered? In Florida there are 8 regulations you must have plus the certain guidelines that are specific to your pool.

  • A sign with the following pool rules and regulations (printed in at least 1 inch letters):
  •  -No food or beverages in pool or on pool deck
  • -No glass or animals in the pool area
  • -Bathing load: ___ persons
  • -Pool hours: __ a.m. to __ p.m.
  • -Shower before entering
  • -Do not swallow the pool water, it is recirculated
  • -Do not use pool if you are ill with diarrhea
  • -“NO DIVING” in 4 inch letters (for pools larger than 200 square feet).
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  • A sign with site-specific safety guidelines. These guidelines depend on the hazards unique to each pool. If any of these dangers exist, pool user must be appropriately notified.
  • – NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY
  • -Danger: Steep slope
  • – Designated diving areas
  • – Deep water
  • -Underwater obstruction
  • – Dangerous wildlife
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  • Restroom Directions. If restrooms are not visible from the pool deck, directions must be posted in at least 1 inch letters and positioned so that they can be read from any point on pool deck.

Pools that are longer than 300 feet may also be required to obtain additional signage after consulting with the Florida Department of Health. We reiterate that pool owners should corroborate the accuracy of these guidelines by checking relevant state, county, and local statutes.

Marco Island Historical Museum monument sign

Posted on Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Last week we installed the new monument sign for the Marco Island Historical Museum. The original (vintage!) sign had been destroyed in a car accident over a year ago.
The museum is one of five Collier County historical museums and this sign exhibits the new style that the County wants to adopt for all.
We recommend visiting the museum if you have an opportunity. The exhibits are of high quality and provide a wealth of information about the natural and human history of the area – and do not miss the “world-famous” Marco Cat!
Collier Museums
Marco Island Historical Museum

Signs to support your COVID-19 policies

Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2020

Just like you, we learn and adapt our business to the latest COVID-19 news and requirements on a daily basis. While making some temporary signage for our own needs, we realized many other companies, communities, institutions etc may also need better options than a piece of paper to explain changes and restrictions to their customers, employees or residents. We’re of course all hopeful that we will get past this pandemic sooner rather than later but there’s now little doubt that we’re in this for several more weeks if not months.
Did you switch to take-out orders? Or now do curbside delivery only? Are you restricting access or have you changed access routes? Do you need to guide or redirect customers? Show safe distances? We have many affordable options for small roadside or yard signs, banners, portable A-frame signs, or vinyl window signs that provide effective, weather-resistant, and professional signage for the duration of these special measures and help you get your message across. Our team will help you pick the best solution for your needs and we have most materials in stock for a fast turnaround. Call us at 239-594-8494 (Naples) or 941-484-9169 (Nokomis).
Stay Safe!

Lykins-Signtek acquires SignMasters in Nokomis, FL

Posted on Friday, January 10, 2020

Under its new ownership, our company is seeking to expand its geographical reach and strengthen its presence in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Manatee counties. We are pleased to announce the acquisition of SignMasters of Nokomis, FL. SignMasters, also doing business as Artisan Signs, has provided signage to the local community in Nokomis, Venice, Siesta Key and Sarasota County for over 30 years. Following this acquisition, Lykins-Signtek will greatly enhance the product offerings of SignMasters with its own capabilities, including electrical signs, pylon signs, street signs, residential and commercial mailboxes, and much more, while clients will continue to enjoy easy, local access to sales, design, and existing production resources.
SignMasters’ former owner, Jon Priestap, will stay on for the near term to help ensure a smooth transition. We are also excited that Dan Godlewski, a Nokomis resident. has agreed to join us in a Sales and Business Development role. Dan can be reached at dan@lykins-signtek.com.
We welcome the team at SignMasters into our company and look forward to the opportunity to meet its clients.

New ownership brings new opportunities for Lykins-Signtek!

Posted on Sunday, October 20, 2019

As of October 10, 2019, our founders have handed over the keys to Project Combo, a company on a mission. Project Combo (which will continue to operate the business under the Lykins-Signtek name) recognized the technical capabilities, quality reputation, and strong relationships built over the years by our founders Pete Lykins and Steve Stephenson and their entire team, and intends to build on those to set the company on a growth path into new geographical areas and product lines. Pete Lykins stays on as Vice-President, in his familiar role of technical mastermind, while Steve Stephenson will enjoy stepping back into well-deserved – and undoubtedly very active – retirement. We will miss you and wish you the best, Steve!
With new ownership come computer hardware and software updates, cloud-based invoicing, some extra hires – and a new logo! We look forward to the opportunities ahead.

Need service for your sign? Ask Russ!

Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019

Lykins-Signtek has always serviced signs of its own manufacture, but also local signs for national brands or signs made by others. We repair, repaint, refurbish, modify, remove and move signs; replace tenant panels, lettering and graphics, fix lighting problems or upgrade to LED lighting, reface channel letters and much more.
While our Sales staff have handled service requests in the past – and will happily continue to do so for their customers – we have recently appointed Russ Hopkins as Service Advisor with the primary responsibility to take care of your service needs. Russ has extensive field installation and service experience with our company, including electrical, painting, and boom truck work. He will come on site for a (free) evaluation, provide a quote, and manage your service project, coordinating with our Production and Installation teams as needed so you have a single point of contact throughout the project. Call Russ at 239-594-8494 (office) or 239-273-4517 (mobile).

Freedom Eagles: retiring American Flags with dignity and purpose

Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2019

Lykins-Signtek sells dozens of flagpoles every year, projects we truly enjoy – especially when we raise the American Flag for the first time upon installation. Of course flags do not last forever, so when we were contacted by the Freedom Eagles, an organization that collects American Flags for proper retirement and disposal, it was an easy decision to support them with some of our resources. We’ll let Mr. R. Butcher of the Freedom Eagles explain their initiative better than we can:

Once again, “Thank You” and the staff for all you have done for the Freedom Eagles.
It is nice to know that there are folks who believe in our cause. We now retire 4/5000 Flags a year and most of them are collected with people using our Flag Boxes, located throughout our community. Of these:
1. Approx. 1000 of these are given to some of the local funeral homes to be retired with a Veteran when they are cremated. No greater way to retire the American Flag than to be draped over a Veteran (who was willing to die for the Flag) at the time of cremation.
2. We furnish Flags to be retired on Flag Day at Freedom Park.
3. The rest of them are taken to the airport where they are retired in a proper and respectful manner.
Your kindness and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated.

Our sincere thanks to the Freedom Eagles for this service!

Another Pulte “Built to Honor” home completed for a wounded veteran and his family

Posted on Monday, April 08, 2019

Since 2013, PulteGroup and their many suppliers, contractors, and partners have built over 50 homes nationwide for veterans wounded in combat through their “Built to Honor” initiative. Every year, we are proud to support this program locally with signage. This year, US Army Sergeant Howard Appleby of Cape Coral, a veteran with two tours in Iraq, was handed over the keys to a new, mortgage-free home in Babcock Ranch. More info is available here. Our most sincere thank you and congratulations to Sergeant Appleby and his family!