We are one of the few sign companies in the area with a full-time permit specialist on staff, and we need it. With dozens of permitted projects on the books at any time, there is a mountain of documentation involved – and it isn’t getting any better. The City of Naples now wants most building signs engineered, and Marco Island is going down the same path. Is it really necessary to engineer the wall mounting method of channel letters that weigh a few pounds? Engineering of course adds delays and costs for our customers. We are all about doing things by the book but with nearly 20 years of experience, we can confidently state that the process is more difficult than ever, and far beyond what is justified.