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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.

Clients can be fun too

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018

We’re completing a project for a loyal client who is apparently pleased with their sales representative’s Jim Geiger efforts and surprised him with this little jpg. A pretty good representation of Jim although he usually wears a proper shirt, at least in the office!

A perfect assignment for an important day

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018

Pure coincidence or….? One of our installation teams installed a flagpole at South Seas Club in Marco Island and proudly raised Old Glory on the fateful date of 9/11.
We will never forget. Thank You.

Lykins-Signtek needs Installation and Production personnel – we’re hiring!

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017

As the scope of Irma’s destructive impact on street and traffic signs and business signage becomes clear, as our phones ring off the hook with requests and our yard fills up with damaged signs, there is only one conclusion: WE NEED MORE PEOPLE!
Please check our Jobs webpage for a list of current openings. But in more general terms, if you have, or know of and can recommend anyone with, solid welding, field or booth painting, assembly, installation, or general trades skills, with a quality mindset and a positive attitude, we want to talk!
Our company offers a competitive pay and benefit package, a friendly atmosphere, and – with over 40 employees – long-term career opportunities. Contact Deanna at 239-594-8494 NOW.

This wasn’t us…

Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2017

…but it is too funny. When you’re in business for as long as we have been, you have pretty much made every mistake possible at some point along the way, but we don’t recall our installation team ever hanging a sign upside down! We don’t know which one of our competitors handled this one – nor would we name them here – but hopefully they notice soon.
Business lesson: don’t take anything for granted. Employee training, job documentation, installation records, management review. Our installers are required to take a picture of the product upon completion, the job packets submitted for invoicing include the design proof, work orders and installation notes, and every job packet is checked by management. It does not stop human error, but it allows us to detect errors quickly – and fix them.

Brand New?

Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Lykins-Signtek has been Pulte’s primary signage supplier for years. Nearly a decade ago, we provided all marketing signage for the Plantation and Bridgetown communities by Centex (now Pulte) and we have added and updated signs since, but most of the signs are at least 5 years old. A few days ago, Pulte requested thorough cleaning of the existing signs and there is no better proof of the quality of our products than the results achieved after cleaning: the signs still look almost as good as new! High quality materials, high quality digital graphic prints, high quality lamination, high quality paint. What Lykins-Signtek stands for.

Here’s to a great 2017!

Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We wish our clients, partners, and suppliers an excellent year and look forward to meeting many new friends. Lykins-Signtek was built on long-term relationships and has enjoyed the highs and weathered the storms with you and because of you. Thank You!