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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.

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.