"Southminster engaged APCO Signs to design and manufacture interior signage for two major construction projects in 2019: the Terrace apartments and our new health center Embrace Health, both of which were completed in 2020. Their sales and design team worked closely with our staff to complete the project successfully, on time and on budget. We had such a positive experience working with the APCO sales and design team that we engaged them to design, manufacture and install our campus exterior signage, which was completed in 2021. And in 2022 we engaged APCO once more to complete interior wayfinding signage throughout our main campus. In total, APCO has designed, manufactured, and installed signage in over 600,000 square feet of our interior space. We continue to work with APCO on smaller projects and highly recommend their services. Their excellent customer service is present through every step of the process, making a typically tedious project rewarding for all parties involved."
Southminster Retirement Community
"We recently had the privilege of working with the staff at APCO Sign Company on a large external sign project for our College campus. They are outstanding professionals who were always focused on meeting our needs and completing the project on time and on budget. We have worked with APCO several times over the years and they continuously go above and beyond to meet our expectations. They are reliable, dependable and wonderful to work with. We are so excited about our new signs and the elevated look they have given our campus. Thanks so much to the APCO Team!"
Lee Anna Haney
Director of Marketing & Communications
Carol Ann Lydon
Director of Planning, Research & Institutional Effectiveness
Blue Ridge Community College
"APCO has been invaluable to me and my organization as we work through the process of rebranding our facilities, adding great looking, custom signage to both our interior and exterior spaces. The sales and install teams have been nothing short of magnificent; they are creative and hard-working folks with a keen eye for detail and a desire to make the customer happy. APCO has been instrumental in extending our brand to all of our locations, helping our customers find us, creating a cohesive and professional appearance for our organization, and making our buildings look great! I highly recommend APCO!"
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
"For over a decade, APCO has provided outstanding service and products for The University of Georgia’s Center for Continuing Education & Hotel. The standard product lines are beautifully made and of the highest quality. Additionally, the design team is phenomenal at creating custom designs to fit our needs whenever our scenarios fall outside a standard offering. We have implemented everything from Wayfinding to office and hotel signage. The sales team is responsive, professional, and well versed in their product lines. I feel fortunate to have a local business so expertly meet the needs of our facility. APCO is our “go-to” for all things signage!"
Facilities Management Department Head
Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
University of Georgia
"APCO Signs completed our sign design and fabrication of all of our interior and exterior signs here at Durham Tech. Our APCO rep Brenda Dunaway was very approachable, knowledgeable, and showed great interest in making sure our sign design was exactly what we needed for our campus. APCO Signs has a great team of installers as well. We found the quality of APCO’s signs to be second to none which is why quality and customer service was the deciding factors for Durham Tech in choosing APCO Signs"
Director, Facility Service
"APCO has been a great partner for our Parish, as these diligent professionals have come through time and time again for our many, and varied needs. Brenda Dunaway, our regional representative, has been amazingly available (Day and night, weekends and holidays) to respond to our inquiries and has worked with us on all our signage needs. APCO has shown their expertise from exterior directional signs, to interior signs, and the beautiful original designed and manufactured ‘Donor Wall” for our Church. Their service, dedication to excellence, and superior customer relations is a rare combination that has served us well on all of our projects. "
St Mary Magdalene Church
"The design and construction of our new Life Plan Community was a great experience for staff, residents, and families. APCO signs was one of our favorite partners on the recent project, from their creative design work, follow up, installation, and superb customer service, the entire team was fabulous to work with! The custom designed signs showcasing local views of the surrounding “Blue Ridge Mountains”, the popular “Historic Red Barn”, to the attractive and useful wayfinding signs, all have contributed to the overall aesthetics of our community. Many families and guest often comment on the helpful and attractive signage throughout the community. We could not have asked for more commitment to excellence from APCO and are so appreciative of the great customer service and commitment provided after the installation. Thanks for contributing so much to our project!"
James F. Jacobsen, LNHA
"We are very pleased with the prototype building ID sign and the map signs. They really bring a professional look to the campus."
Project Director - Fiscal Affairs
Dalton State College
"I received the two signs today. They're perfect. Thank you for your promptness in responding to me, and thanks for your excellent customer service.."
Environmental Graphic Designer
Museum of Life + Science
"It was a pleasure to work with APCO and Diana. From opening contract to design to installation, you and your team were professional and fun to work with. We've had a number of compliments on the signs, including some from our neighbors! Our experience with APCO was excellent and we would happily recommend APCO to anyone. Thank you for all you did. It was a pleasure working with you and the APCO team. "
Rev. Merrill Wade & Jim Michael
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
"I was responsible for developing all signage for our new church building, both internal and exterior signage. Having limited experience with signage, our plan was to interview 2-3 signage companies, then choose one. After our initial meeting with Tom Crowe at APCO, we chose to eliminate other interviews and go with APCO. There were three qualities prompting this decision: APCO’s (and Tom’s) experience, breadth of offerings, and flexibility. Our project plan with APCO lasted slightly less than a year culminating with our first church service on March 1, 2020. During the entire process, Tom met with us about every other week assisting with development of the signage schedule, choosing all aspects of signage style (size, fonts, color, logos, etc), as well as working with us to meet our budgetary requirements. Our entire church building committee team and church membership has been extremely pleased with our signage efforts. We have an absolutely beautiful new church building which is complimented perfectly by our signage thanks to Tom and his team at APCO."
First Baptist Church of Dickson
"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!"
VP, Institutional Advancement and Support
Durham Technical Community College
"The team at APCO came through huge on the Pantex ASC building. We had everything from a custom monument sign to thousands of pieces of interior signage and when our project timeline went from stroll to sprint overnight, Tom, Lucy, Dan and the whole team at APCO took it in stride and made the Architectural team look like heroes."
"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."
Program Coordinator, Special Affairs
Prentice Women's Hospital
In reference to Sandy Ellis, APCO Midwest:
"Sandy, thank you. You have a great company, always responsive and professional! "
Chief of Police
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."
Student Union & Cone University Center
"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
"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. "
"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."
Hampton Park Baptist Church
"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
Earl Swensson Associates, Inc.
"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."
"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
St. Louis, MO
"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."
Office of the Dean, Division of Social Sciences
University of California, San Diego
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."
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."
Lord, Aeck, Sargent
"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."
David Riley & Associates
Newport Beach, CA
"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."
City of Columbia
"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."