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!
Marco Island Historical Museum
Lykins-Signtek has worked with Miromar Development Corporation on various types of signage for many years. A long-delayed plan to install a directory sign at the Miromar Design Center on Corkscrew Road finally became reality and we set out to build the massive 25 ft x 20 ft wall. Our electrical sign workshop is fairly spacious but it was an interesting challenge to fabricate, paint and assemble the 5 large pieces (base, body, top, and 2 columns) that make up this sign.
Soon thereafter, we completed a 25 ft long illuminated cabinet sign for Avow Hospice‘s resale shop – not nearly as large as the Miromar sign, but the narrow nature of this cabinet made it look very very long indeed!
Finally, our fabricators enjoyed creating a 22-ft tall wall-mounted double-sided illuminated cabinet sign for the new Marco Island Fire Station (a DeAngelis Diamond Construction project) – which was installed next to the 25-ft wall-mounted flagpole that we also provided.
We love projects of all sizes so don’t hesitate to come to us with your oversize ideas!
Our team creates hundreds of signs of all shapes and size, of many colors and materials. Yet when an apparently simple sign such as this one for the Spa at the Naples Grande Hotel sat in our photo area a few days ago, everyone commented on how beautiful it is. We built this 3 ft x 4 ft sign out of 1.5″ cedar with 1/4″ acrylic letters painted brilliant metallic gold (the gold color does not show well on the picture). It has an “Old School Craftsmanship” quality to it that our employees immediately appreciate. We take pride in our product and love what we do!
We realize the last few posts in our Blog discussed various issues resulting from Hurricane Irma, so it is high time for something more uplifting. This is the week of Valentine’s Day and we got to make a few signs that warm our hearts. A Happy Valentine to everyone!
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.
The Tunaskin Store, a specialty aquatic sports store on Duval Street in Key West, determined that Lykins-Signtek was the best choice for their new signage. Jim Geiger worked with the client to create two internally illuminated signs: one double-sided canopy hanging sign and one wall sign. The signs are of all-aluminum, welded construction with router-cut lettering and logo and “push-through” acrylic inserts covered with brushed aluminum laminate. When illuminated, the lettering and logo appear to “float” on a halo of light. A big thank you to Mitch Fusek from Tunaskin for bringing this great concept to us!
We produce and install signs of many types, shapes, and colors every day but sometimes one just stands out. The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club in Fort Myers has been a loyal customer of Lykins-Signtek for several years and recently ordered a new sign for their Sports Complex. 1.5″ thick high-density urethane (sometimes called signfoam) was CNC routed, masked off and sandblasted with a wood-grain overlay, primed, and hand-painted with 7 enamel colors to achieve the vibrant finish that makes it so appealing. This is a nice example of the products we love to make, take great pride in, and are uniquely positioned to create.
At Naples Reserve, our client’s design firm created fun, original sign concepts for the Island Club clubhouse area. We had to come up with ways to turn those concepts into durable, weather-resistant products. One of our favorites is the Beach Rules sign – it should look like a surfboard planted in the sand. We 3D-routed the boards out of 1″ thick solid PVC, painted and applied laminated digital graphics, then mounted them to a sturdy welded and cross-braced aluminum support structure buried deeply to withstand strong winds. Other fun signs in this project include “charred treasure-map” style pool and spa rules mounted on cedar wood panels.
We design and produce thousands of ADA signs every year, and most of the creative thought revolves around style, layers, materials and colors. But every now and then there’s an interesting twist to the content itself – and St. John’s latest restroom signs are just too good! Credit to the church for originality and humor (it was their idea).