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In reference to Sandy Ellis, APCO Midwest:
"Sandy, thank you. You have a great company, always responsive and professional! "

Gary Mikulec
Chief of Police
Ankeny, IA




"The signs look great and they make a considerable difference to the appearance on our campus. APCO did an outstanding job -- many compliments are coming in. "

Richard A. McKown, PE
Director, Facility Services Department
Durham Technical Community College




"Thank you from the depths of Georgia Tech for all the work you and your team performed to get the Mason Building donor recognition plaques designed, produced and installed in time for the dedication on November 1...the recognition pieces look lovely and our donors were so proud to see their names and gifts represented throughout the building! Your team's professionalism throughout project, especially your ability to adapt to a different design layout and ALL of the editing was paramount in completing the project in time. As your website says, "nothing happens without good people!" and your team is an excellent example of this. Thank you. We definitely look forward work with you in the future. "

Trisha L. Sisk
Associate Director of Development Stewardship
Georgia Institute of Technology
Office of Development



"Wayfinding is intricately tied to accessibility. For the visitor, our campus is cumbersome and difficult to find one's way through. Wayfinding is our way of beginning to show hospitality, love, & clarity to guests as soon as they enter our campus. APCO's team studied Hampton Park, its goals, its people, and its property to figure out how to best serve us. They then presented possible solutions to our wide array of issues. They taught us how to better communicate through signage. Through their guidance, we got to be a part of the process of determining the look and feel of the proposed signs. Every APCO team member from the Sales team to the sign engineers were incredibly helpful, patient, and kind. It is a group of brilliant people helping you to accomplish your mission!

APCO's knowledge of wayfinding increases the value of the signs they make because they study your property and know why and how a sign should be placed in a given location. They haven't been in business for over 40 years trying to get by, they have been striving for excellence in learning, honing, and executing their craft. They know why signs go in specific places, they know how to create them, and they know how to beautifully blend design functionality, and brilliant clarity for your first time guests.

APCO's knowledge of wayfinding + their knowledge of their product + their knowledge of us and our property placed them before every other company we considered."


Josh McCarnan
Hampton Park Baptist Church
Greenville, SC




"In 2009 we opened a new 10-story patient tower which more than doubled the size of our facility and campus. The expansion brought to light the woeful state of our signage both interior and exterior. APCO surveyed our facility, developed efficient solutions for our longstanding wayfinding issues. Not only are the signs attractive they are simple and cost effective to maintain. They continue to provide quality customer service and support during our ongoing re-signing efforts."

Galen Horton
Art Director
Halifax Health




"Wayfinding in our older building was difficult, even for staff. Needless to say, the old, out-of-date directories didn't exactly help the thousands of students and campus community navigate our halls. With more than 40 directories/bulletin boards to replace, five departments to satisfy, and respect for fiscally challenging times, Kevin Immel, my APCO sales representative, made the sizeable project much easier to digest. From helping select signage appropriate for the needs of an educational institution through overseeing the installation of the selected directories, Kevin shared his expert industry knowledge and provided first-rate customer service. I would entrust APCO, and specifically Kevin, again with any wayfinding projects -- both big and small."

Sara Quarterman
Executive Assistant
Office of the Dean, Division of Social Sciences
University of California, San Diego




"I have been conducting business with APCO for over 10 years. Their quality, materials and fabrication, as well as excellent customer service, make each project enjoyable and seamless from start to finish."

Kristen Anderson
David Riley & Associates
Newport Beach, CA




"Our experience with APCO was extremely service oriented throughout our wayfinding project, including the signage design, implementation, installation and follow up. Our APCO consultants were especially helpful in offering a number of different signage recommendations and solutions for helping our patients navigate through our hospital. Our administration was very pleased with APCO's revitalization of our existing monument entrance sign that was transformed to replicate the design of the new directional
and ID signs APCO had provided for our campus. From the halls of our hospital to the rows of our parking lot, our campus now has consistent, patient-friendly signage thanks to our ongoing relationship with APCO.
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Rachel Covar
Marketing Manager
Trinity Hospital
Augusta, GA




"I just wanted to let you know the signs look really, really good. They are the perfect finishing touch to our newly renovated building. It's been a pleasure to work with you."

Wendy Wiebold
Procurement Officer
City of Columbia
Columbia, MO




"Let me also add my words of thanks as well. I have heard nothing but compliments, "ooo's" and "aah's" since the signs were up! Our president has been bragging about them to the community, and it's been a proud and long awaited moment of joy for our faculty and staff here! I so appreciate your assistance in transforming our campus. Well done!"

Tom Jaynes
Vice President, Institutional Advancement and Support
Durham Technical Community College




"With the opening of our new Women's Hospital in 2007 at almost one million square feet and 17 floors of patient care services we knew we needed a system that was both aesthetically pleasing as well as easy to manage. The APCO system met both points and thus we went back to APCO when we added additional inpatient beds. Plus, working with Ken and his staff has been an added benefit."

Maria Guerrero
Program Coordinator, Special Affairs
Prentice Women's Hospital
Chicago, IL




With reference to Brenda Dunaway of the APCO Carolinas Office in Charlotte, NC
"I've had the good fortune to work with Brenda on projects for two separate buildings at the UNC Charlotte Campus.  Each assignment was unique and required a different approach.  Brenda and her crew at APCO provided us with imaginative options, helped guide us through the choices we needed to make, and delivered and installed our product with a minimum of fuss and worry.

Our biggest challenge was finding a way-finding product that would compliment our brand new Student Union.  Brenda recognized how critical the element of design would be to the success of the project and suggested a APCO line that fits into our décor perfectly.  The many compliments we've received post installation are proof of how valuable the recommendation was.  The next time I need a signage project to go smoothly, my first call will be to APCO."


Jerry Mann
Executive Director
Student Union & Cone University Center
UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC





"As an integrated design firm, which includes architecture, landscape and interior design, engineering, as well as signage and graphics, our services allow us to deliver consistent and complete design aesthetics. Signage and graphics often become the defining details of a project, and one of the final long-lasting impressions. These elements direct, enlighten and can even tell a story.

Throughout the years APCO has been an invaluable resource in our process to create practical and meaningful solutions. Our objective is to produce results that are responsive to the project needs, while utilizing cost-effective solutions which meet client goals, regardless of scope and size.

From large ground-up projects to small renovations, APCO's breadth of products has provided flexible and adaptable solutions that inform, educate and enhance the spaces we create. Their comprehensive and holistic solutions not only provide value to our projects, but their customer support highly compliments the quality of service our clients have come to expect. "


Winston Bao
LEED AP
LPA, Inc.




"I have worked with APCO on several projects and have been extremely happy with their services. During planning stages of the projects, my representatives assisted with wayfinding issues, local codes and design recommendations. They worked and interacted successfully on each project with all the team members. Flexibility with our changes as well as contractor and owner requests helped make implementation and installation seamless. The results were successful projects and happy clients!"

Jennifer M. Satterfield, IIDA, ASID
LEED AP
Earl Swensson Associates, Inc.
Nashville, TN




"APCO interior signage systems are used in several of our academic buildings on campus. The thoughtfulness in planning the style, quantity and installation locations is well thought out and executed in a very timely and professional manner. Many of our buildings are classic in style and age yet APCO systems blend in perfectly. Wayfinding, especially in multi-use and multi-level buildings, can be a challenge but the APCO products definitely solve the problem."

Mary Ann Dill
Washington University
St. Louis, MO




With reference to Diane Kurzawski of APCO's Sign Planning Department…..
"Any company is only as good as its employees and Diane, as far as I am concerned, you are what makes APCO the sign company the very best to work with for interior and exterior signage. Throughout the many years we have worked together, you have not only been a great signage representative but have been become a great friend. What more can I say about you or APCO. You are the ones I count on to come through for me when I truly need help with signage."

Ronald Owen
Research Medical Center
Kansas City, MO




With reference to the restoration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Building in Atlanta, Georgia...
"Thank you for all your hard work on the MLK project! Your signage is amazing! I very much appreciate how you were able to take our concept, on a limited budget, and make the signage look so expensive. The metallic coloration and the eagle design are fantastic."

David Ramsey
Lord, Aeck, Sargent
Atlanta, GA