Have you ever had an appointment in a multi-tenant building that had no system for identifying each suite? Did you end up having to open every door in the building to ask, “Are you the one I’m looking for?” Conversely, is your enterprise located in a building where strangers are constantly walking in, interrupting your meetings, and asking, “Are you the one I’m looking for?”
Markee Valuations and the Funky Bunch
No, Markee Valuations isn’t part of a 90s hip-hop group. They are the brainchild of Laure Markee, a business appraiser and financial damages expert. From their location on West 12th Street in downtown Vancouver, they offer a plethora of valuable services to area businesses. Basically, they help companies figure out how much they’re worth.
When an organization that does so much for the business community came to us for two-tier lobby directory signs in Vancouver, WA, we couldn’t wait to help out. This wasn’t our first time working with Markee. Last year, we refurbished a pole sign for them. This project was a bit different. Markee owns their building, but it’s kind of big for their needs, so they lease out unused space to other tenants. They needed a marker with an upscale look but that would be relatively easy to change as tenants moved in and out. We had just the solution.
How We Helped Markee
Designing the new sign was the first step. For this, Markee worked with their favorite design firm, Reed Creative. As luck would have it, they are one of our favorite design firms as well! We worked directly with Lori Reed by giving her some ideas on materials and mounting hardware so she could better visualize a design for the perfect marker for Markee Valuations.
Once we had a design that all parties were happy with, we began fabricating the sign. The two-tier system consisted of a back panel of 3/16” thick black acrylic with a brushed copper laminate metal face. The six front panels were made of 1/8” thick clear acrylic. Black brass standoff mounting hardware was utilized to set the back panel away from the wall and to set the clear panels another 1/2” off from the copper faced backer.
With this system, tenant updates will be simple. SGS just unscrews the standoff caps on each side of the panel that needs to be changed and removes the panel from the sign. Next, we remove the black cut vinyl graphics and add new vinyl lettering for the new tenant. Lastly, we pop it back into place on the sign. Easy peasy!
In the end, Markee Valuations was completely satisfied with their convenient new lobby sign.
If you’d like to class up your joint a bit, contact the mighty sign makers at SGS today for a free quote on custom lobby signs.