Augusta Sign Company provided building letters for Natural Bridge State Park. The Natural Bridge in Virginia, one of the geographical wonders in our area, recently changed hands and is now a public park versus having private ownership. A parent of one of my teacher-wife’s kids has an electrical contracting business, Roscher Electric, and he contracts for the Natural Bridge Park. A little bit ago, he contacted me to tell me the park needed new wall letters after the name change took effect, and wondered if I could provide them. Since my company is an eVA vendor, I submitted a quote and was awarded the job.
Wall letters come in many forms. The simplest method to add your brand to a wall is to hand paint the lettering right onto the building surface. In my day, I have provided direct hand-painted graphics for walls of AutoZone stores, Sam’s Clubs, Virginia Frame Builders, and others. These projects entailed lettering on various surfaces from cinder block to stucco, to corrugated metal siding. A step above flush wall graphics is dimensional wall graphics.
Dimensional wall lettering can be made of solid or molded materials, usually plastic or aluminum, but can also be cut from wood and other materials like stainless steel, etc. When a customer orders a set or sets of wall letters, I first take a measurement of the space requirements, check local code for area allowances, and then submit several design options. In the case of the Natural Bridge letters, the customer wanted to keep the same 12″ letter height and typestyle of the previous letters.
When the letters are complete, a mounting pattern is also provided so the installer can set the letters correctly on the surface, in the case of Natural Bridge, the letters were set in wood. Many times the surface is brick, stucco, or corrugated metal, each application having specific choices for mounting the letters, but usually letters are stud mounted with non-rusting metal studs set in clear silicone filled holes.
Roscher Electric got my letters and did a great job on the sign installation down at Natural Bridge! Thanks goes out to them for the referral.
Mark Hackley owns and operates Augusta Sign Company, Waynesboro, VA 22980 540-943-9818. Contact him for all your signage needs!!