Browse our complete sign management services below.
In the business of custom signage, every project has its own unique requirements. The process starts with a consultation with one of our representatives either over the phone, via email or on site. We come to you whichever way you are comfortable with, then listen to what you need. We can then help determine what type of sign or signs would be best for your business and your budget. We take photos and measurements, then we can start designing your new sign.
A very important part of the process is to come to site and perform field measurements, ensure access for our equipment, plan for electrical and more. This step is crucial in confirming the scope of work when installation day comes. If we are digging, we have to perform locates in order to ensure we do not damage any existing utilities
Let our team of designers create sign proposals that will show you how the final product is intended. We scale it to the area we are going to install the final sign. No fabrication is started without your full approval….it’s our policy.
Our design team has the “hands on & in shop” experience required to propose accurate, eye grabbing designs that are easily fabricated & installed.
Our design team is fluent in the following software: AutoCAD, Corel Draw, Adobe suite, V-Carve, Flexi-sign, Sketch-Up, Solidworks and more. This allows us to create 3D renderings and elevation drawings required to establish visual clarity. You will always receive the signage you expect.
Shop drawings are technical instructions for the fabrication shop and the installation team. These are mandatory for success in every project.
Building owners and landlords typically require this information prior to allowing any signage to be installed on their buildings.
Our complete sign management service includes a dedicated project manager who will keep you up to date on your project status. Our services include site inspections, obtaining landlord approvals, securing municipal permits, as well as managing your project timeline.
Sign Permits: Every municipality has specific sign bylaws. Most require a permit before installation of any signage. Our team of designers work within the bylaws. You are provided with a rendering for your approval prior to applying for the permit. We provide all elevation drawings required, fill out the signage permit application forms, submit on your behalf, then update you on the status and or approval.
Our state of the art manufacturing facilities are located in Calgary, Alberta. “In House” manufacturing allows us to oversee and control the quality of your project from beginning to end. Our shop prides itself on research and development, ongoing employee training and investment in all of the latest technology. Our local fabricators have backgrounds in aluminum, steel & plastic fabrication, construction, painting, welding & electrical. This ensures all of our signs are manufactured to the highest standards. All of our signs are certified to CSA standards and individually labelled in order to track the signs.
Simply put….Safety is our number one concern. Our team of installers are qualified, experienced professionals that can handle any installation project in a very safe manner. The safety of our team, the public & other trades is priority number one at Universal.
Every project is unique in its own way. Some buildings are over 100 years old, others are brand new. Each installation requires different equipment, hardware, tools & skills. It is our priority that your installation is done correctly, safely & on time. We take great pride in our team, equipment and systems in order to take care of ALL of your installation needs.
Sign & Lighting Service
Our service technicians are trained to diagnose and deliver fast accurate service to keep your signs and lighting in working order. Whether it’s fluorescent lamps, neon, LED’s, power supplies, or a failure in ballast, we carry as many parts as possible on our trucks to get you lit up as soon as possible. If we do not have the parts required, we source them and install them as fast as available.
We can effectively change out any lighting to LED. Parking lot lighting, parkade lighting, interior lighting, building lighting or sign lighting. We have the expertise and equipment to get your lighting updated quickly.
Crating & Shipping
We have full crating & shipping services that keep your signs safe & clean all the way to site… no matter where the installation is.