SIGNARAMA Troy is a proud new participant and member of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce. We are excited to take advantage of the local organizations networking events, meeting other local businesses and being a resource for it’s current members! We strongly believe having a presence and involvement in local organizations is key to being a successful business.
On June 12, 2013 we attended and sponsored a table at the Chamber’s “Business Exchange Luncheon”. We met many great people and enjoyed lunch while networking at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Auburn Hills. We were introduced to the 50+ attendees as the newest member of the Chamber and was given an opportunity to offer a brief overview of SIGNARAMA Troy’s history and services! We were warmly greeted and welcomed to the group and are looking forward to being involved with the Chamber for many years to come.
The Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is an award winning Chamber in the state of Michigan. Founded in 1955, the Chamber is the principal voice of the business community in Rochester, Rochester Hills, and Oakland Township. They are focused on fostering a favorable business climate, and promoting orderly, progressive development for the region.
The Mission of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is to provide leadership and resources in order to advance business development in partnership with civic, cultural, and educational interests for the benefit of its members and the community.
Our membership in the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce is the latest addition to our involvement in local community organizations. SIGNARAMA Troy currently holds membership in the Troy Chamber of Commerce and Sunrise Networking Group.
For more information on the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce please visit their website:
Who are we?
Sign-A-Rama is proud to be Metro Detroit’s most energetic, passionate AND experienced sign company! While we have the equipment and team to produce rush signs of all kinds in under 10 minutes, our real specialty is our full service branding expertise; helping many local and national companies develop their “look and feel”. We then produce any type of sign you can dream up completely in house, and proudly made in Detroit.
Sign-A-Rama design, builds and installs electric channel letters, monument signs, cabinets, wall signs, vehicle wraps, wall murals, routed signs and much more!
Who are you?
- You are everything that makes a good designer cool. You are quirky. You are a perfectionist. You are constantly looking for that type of job that fills your mind with ideas.
- You deserve the title “Metro Detroit’s Best Graphic Designer”
- You value the impact you can have on a team of people, and take great pride in putting in your share of work to see big things happen.
- You have proficient… no…. EXCELLENT computer skills (email, documents, preparing presentations)
- You are a people person… no really, you actually LIKE talking to people… we know this is not normal for Graphic Designers, but it is a MUST for our workplace.
- You enjoy a work environment that is fast paced, fun every day… and filled with over-the-top personalities that are ecstatic to make their clients happy.
- You are looking for a place where you don’t feel limited, where you can come up with weird ideas and get the approval to test them out.
- You like to dress professionally, but are proud of your mohawk (we would be too).
What does the Graphic Designer position do at your Metro Detroit Signarama?
We are known for two things around here. First is our never-ending desire to make our customers happy. Second is our award winning, business altering, cityscape changing sign project. The graphic designer is one of the most important parts of our success! We need talented graphic designers to keep our workload ahead of schedule and ensure top of the line quality sign projects for our customers. You are the creative part of our equation.
Based on your experience, the position is paid hourly. Knowledge of the sign industry is not required at all, but experience with Adobe Creative Suite is a must. We need someone who has actual work experience with these software programs, and not someone who has watched a few online tutorials. No offense to those of you looking to improve your skills… but we need an Illustrator Warrior!
SIGNARAMA provides graphics and signage of all kinds directly to local businesses (large and small) and often for churches, schools and other industries. The truth is, we like that our industry is a bit mysterious… that is part of our success! To be very honest, we are REALLY BUSY. Our customers deserve the best, and we recognize that we need an additional team player to help us get back to them promptly and efficiently. Are you that person?
We are looking for someone with the following skills:
- Excellent design software skills (Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Photoshop and Illustrator)
- The ability to actually listen to what customers say they want (even though you will strive to show them why your ideas rock even more)
- Fanatic customer service skills, we support our families by keeping our customers smiling… and yes we even need our graphic designers to act this way.
- Time management is a must. We will be counting on you every day.
- Promptness with your schedule. Arriving late would throw us all off….
- You must thrive in a team environment. We are picky… and we are all wacky…. but we work extraordinarily well together.
Please visit our Employment Opportunities page to send in your resume right away!
After an order is placed at SIGNARAMA, “Where Metro Detroit Goes for Signs”, we take a few precautions to ensure a smooth transaction from start to finish. One of the ways we provide our clients with world class service, is having them proof every order before we put it into production.
We enforce this even when our clients provide ready to print artwork. Many clients ask why we request them to proof artwork for even the most simple jobs. This extra step may seem like an inconvenience to some, but we want to prevent just that!
At SIGNARAMA we want to make sure you are getting the finished product you ordered, with the quality you always expect from us. Therefore by having you look at a proof of what you’ve ordered, we can help avoid having to revise jobs, miss deadlines and waste materials. At SIGNARAMA we appreciate the time it takes to go through these steps so we have streamlined the process to make it as easy on our respective clients as we can! Our process allows you to approve your artwork or request revisions as soon as we have the design completed by email or in person. Either way, we provide you with a quick and easy process which allows us to execute the best customer service possible!
Some of the things that we often catch with “quick proofs”:
- Simple misspellings (last names especially!)
- Incorrect phone numbers (most often on a reorder of a sign we made years ago with your old number listed?)
- Wrong colors… it is possible you mentioned sapphire blue on the phone to us, but we listed it as navy blue. That can be a big difference!
- Quantity of signs – this can really make a small mistake into a big one!
Just over a year ago, we merged with the Rochester sign shop SIGNARAMA. This merger brought a lot of things to us, with one of the main being our move up to Troy. As many of you know, this move to Troy, has given us a better location, providing us with the space to fit a large flatbed printer!
Even though we merged with the Rochester Hills location, we still have people asking us if we know of a good Rochester sign shop. The answer is a resounding yes! We are the source for all of your signage. With our close location in Troy, we can handle any project you have.
We also have the ability to keep our costs reasonable because we actually will print and build all of your signs here. If you are in need of a set of channel letters for your building, we will never outsource it. We will build them right here in our Troy location, and will even give you a tour of all of our equipment if you want.
Are you interested in getting a lot of yard signs done, and you need them quick. Once again, we are your source. Our flatbed printer can run off your signs in a day. All we need is your artwork approved, and we will get them printed for you.
What about handling the permits for your signage? We can do that as well. Our team literally has combined decades of experience with anything signs. We have a great relationship with the City of Rochester Hills Building Department after all these years of proper permitting and installation of high quality signage in their community.
So, the next time you are wondering if there is a good Rochester sign shop, all you have to do is just head a little further south to SIGNARAMA Troy. We are your source for any project you have, whether great or small.
Whether you are opening up a business in Detroit or Seattle, we are your one stop shop. We have a qualified team that can do everything from pulling permits, fabricating the sign to finding a great installation solution in any city across the nation.
We know it gets complicated when opening a new business in another city you are not familiar with and finding the correct permits to file for your sign. SIGNARAMA can process any type of permit in any type of city or sign situation. We file permits every single day – in a great deal of cities around the United States. know us very well and will process our permit faster for us due to our experience around.
We have also networked with a great deal of installers around the nation. Installers that we research and approve of. Most of them have done work for us in the past or are a referral from another SIGNARAMA around the nation. Being one of over 800 SIGNARAMA locations is a huge benefit to our national clients!
So call or stop in and talk to the team that could help you with that new business you are opening in Detroit or Dallas. We are your one stop shop for anything signs.
I can’t stress this enough, it’s a Monday afternoon and your restaurant is slow, office phone isn’t ringing and the shoppers aren’t stoping in. Could it have something to do with your store hours being written on a piece of paper, or located in the bottom corner of a store front window?
All too often I see this, businesses need to realize a curling and crinkled sheet of paper looks like the store might be closed or is temporally closed. Try a simple solution. Vinyl Graphics for Store Hours!
Nice and BIG on the door to the business makes a world of difference! Offering every color of the rainbow in vinyl, SIGNARAMA Troy,
would love to help your business succeed in a productive and informative store front display.
We never quit working to keep each and every one of you smiling. And this New Year, we have added three new members to the Sign-A-Rama family to aid with continuing to make that happen. Meet Drew, Katelyn, and Micah: Your newest sign experts!
Wondering who that unfamiliar face is that is in and out of the office lately? Don’t be mistaken; that is Drew—our new Outside Sales Representative! His main duty will be to spread our name to businesses that are unaware of the Sign-A-Rama experience. Although he is new to Sign-A-Rama-Detroit, his true journey began in 2009, where he actually worked as Store Manager of the Plymouth-Canton location before briefly leaving the company. When he, however, was approached with a sales oriented position with us, he was thrilled to bring his exceptional customer service skills back to both the Sign-A-Rama family and customers!
If you have called the store lately, you may be wondering why Torey is not on the line. Well, that new voice on the phone is Katelyn, our Inside Sales Representative! Torey has recently been promoted to Project Manager, so we brought in Katelyn to take on the job! Have small indoor signage needs, such as A-Frames or banners? Katelyn is your girl! She will assist you with the ordering of your smaller signs, while keeping you up-to-date with the status of it all! Although she has years of experience in sales, she is new to the sign industry, and ready to expand her knowledge of everything signs!
If you will be needing real-estate signs installed sometime in the near future, then you will soon be having the pleasure to meet our last, but certainly not least, addition to the family—Micah! As our new Real Estate Installer, he is ready to make your Sign-A-Rama experience even easier with installing your larger, v-shaped real-estate signs. With a great deal of construction and installing work under his belt, he will be working with Nick, our already existing installer, to make the process as quick and hassle-free as possible. No matter the weather, Micah will be more than happy to do the job! We are excited to have Micah, along with Drew and Katelyn, as a part of the team!
Come on by and meet our new additions. The three are sure to make your next experience one that reaches Sign-A-Rama standards!
Congratulations; you have made the wise decision to “Go Green” in your Metro Detroit company! Now that you have the foot in the door of reducing your carbon footprint, where do you go from here? You can begin the journey with your company’s signage!
Simply making the switch to environmental sustainable materials for your business’s sign needs is a quick and easy way to add some “green” into your company. What is even more reassuring is that no searching for a vendor is required because your local SIGNARAMA Troy can help you in the process! We have plenty of earth-friendly options for you that will help your business build LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points, each sign at a time!
How does Sign-A-Rama Metro Detroit accomplish this? We have the ability to order green paper products through eco-friendly suppliers, such as Converd. LEED verified, Converd can supply us with an amazing range of trade-marked paper products for your signage needs; from their Blox-Lite paper for banners, to GreenLight Plus for backlit posters! With materials all across the board available, there is always the option to make your sign one that will keep both you and Mother Nature smiling. Another bonus—your business will be one step closer to LEED Certification!
Achieve that “Green” reputation that you have been striving for today with some eco-friendly signage from SIGNARAMA Troy!
Franchising world is a magazine all about—yes you guessed it—franchising! The magazine relays the IFA’s (International Franchise Association) mission of “Protecting, enhancing, and promoting franchising”. And that very association decided to choose Bob as one of three for this prestigious award for 2008! Along with the announcement is a brief description on Bob and his achievements within Sign-A-Rama, which includes Franchise Mentor of the Year! Todd and Wendy Diskin of EmbroidMe were rightfully recognized as Franchisees of the year as well in the spread. Congratulations, and thank you Franchising World for selecting Sign-A-Rama-Detroit’s very-own Bob Chapa!
Sign & Digital Graphics Magazine chose Sign-A-Rama-Detroit as one of the few lucky shops to interview for an article featuring digital signage! Bob Chapa, owner of Sign-A-Rama-Detroit, gave his greatest advice on how to apply this modern way of advertising in your company. “They (the business owner)…can increase their image and their spending dollar on advertising in ways that are a little more advanced,” Chapa points out in the article. Digital signage is a great investment for any company that has a lot of information to get out, especially if multiple business locations are a factor. Sign & Digital Graphics even printed a photo of one of our digital signs to show how well you can advertise various types of tournaments with these modern tools! Thank you Sign & Digital Graphics for choosing us!