• How to Make Your Store Standout Among Others

    If you’re looking for a way to make your storefront standout among other small business, window signage might be just the thing you need. Window signs and graphics are a fairly inexpensive way to draw attention to your business and make it noticeable. You’ll want your business to stand out to those walking or driving by, which means you’ll want high-quality graphics that are visible from the street.

    It used to be common for businesses to use paint on their windows to advertise specials or try to get onlookers to stop in and take a look around. Today window graphics are much more popular and they are much easier to put up and remove and replace. Window graphics can also be reused easily for events like holidays or annual sales or promotions.

    Using window signage can make your business stand out by increasing your brand awareness. While it may not seem like it, if your business has a “cool” sign and a competitor does not, it may make certain customers choose to do business with you instead of them.

    Window signs and other graphics are a great way to promote special offers and sales to get people to come into your business. Traditional advertising like print or online is also valuable, but you want something to draw them in while they’re physically in front of your location.

    You can also place graphics on the inside of your windows for the customers that are already inside your business, and you can also use graphics for company vehicles as well. Whether you prefer more traditional signs or graphics, LED signs, electronic messaging centers, channel letters, or any other type of signage, contact Olympic Signs today by calling 630-413-1198.

  • Creative Ways to Use Window Advertising


    If you own a small business you’re probably looking for creative ways to advertise. Creativity can actually take you further than you think when it comes to business signage. The windows at your physical business location are valuable space that can be used to advertise for your company. There are a wide variety of signs and other graphics that can make your business stand out to anyone passing by.

    The use of signs or stickers in advertising is not only an easy way to attract attention, it’s also very cost-effective compared to other, more traditional forms of advertising. At the very least, your business should feature its name and other necessary information including its hours and phone number on your windows.

    Using window graphics can transform an otherwise dull and dreary space into something very exciting and eye-catching. Windows are a great place to advertise specials or other promotions. They can be used to show off the products or services you feature. The great news about window advertising is that you can be as creative as you want with text or images.

    Window graphics can create a sense of curiosity to get people to come inside your business. Getting bodies in the door is key in business because if they don’t come in they will never know what they’re missing. If you want to get even more creative, decals and vinyl displays can be placed on company cars as well.

    Signs and other displays can also be used on the inside of your business as well. These displays should be a bit more focused, trying to get customers already inside your business to make a purchase or inquire about a promotion. For more information on how to creative use signage for your business contact Olympic Signs at 630-413-1198.

  • Using Channel Lettering for Your Sign Design


    All kinds of businesses go with exterior signs to make their buildings more noticeable and spread the word about their products and services. If you’re thinking about hiring a sign company to help improve your storefront, think about the type of letting you’d use. Here’s a look at channel lettering for your sign design.

    Not every type of sign will bring up your curb appeal, so you should think about what looks enticing and what might turn customers off. Channel lettering involves physical, 3D letters that pop out from the building. Each letter is cut individually, and when combined with LED lighting, this can create quite a spectacle that can be seen from the road. There are many ways to combine your lighting and your lettering to create a beautiful and engaging sign. If you choose channel lettering for your design, do your research and work with a company that has experience with this specific type of lettering.

    Exterior signs can be effective, especially if they have channel letters near Chicago, IL. Call Olympic Signs at (630) 424-6100 if you’re looking for an installation or would like some help with your sign maintenance.

  • Marketing Tips for Local Businesses

    You can’t get your new business off the ground if nobody knows about it. With outdoor signs and some digital marketing know-how, you can get your name out there. Watch this video on marketing tips for local businesses.

    Good marketing gives your company the edge. Start by building your email list so you have a pool of prospects to reach out to. It’s easy to build up your base when you offer free samples for signing up. Think about the local businesses you can work to expand your network and gain new opportunities. Use creative social media advertising to reach out to your target demographic, and post reviews from satisfied customers.

    Olympic Signs is a sign company serving Chicago, IL that can help your local business get more attention. View our awnings and outdoor signs on our website, or call us at (630) 424-6100 today.

  • How to Keep Your Awning in Top Condition


    You get to admire a beautiful new awning as soon as your sign installers are finished, but keeping it in shape comes with maintenance. Clear off twigs and debris, inspect your awnings for punctures, and call your sign company if you notice any damage. Read ahead and learn exactly how to keep your awning in top condition.

    Clean Off Debris

    As you may have seen with your roof or fence, it doesn’t take long for debris to build up. It can be tough to remove once it does, and it may leave stains behind even after you’ve gotten rid of the buildup. Make sure you get rid of wet leaves, twigs, and bird droppings whenever you notice them starting to collect on your awning. Wet leaves and bird droppings can even lead to mold problems if they’re not dealt with quickly. It’s also a good idea to give your awning a spot clean occasionally, using warm water and a mild detergent.

    Check for Problems

    In addition to leaves and bird droppings, awnings are exposed to the elements on a constant basis. Even especially durable awnings can take some damage after a bad storm, so check on yours regularly and look for signs of a problem. Mold growth can tarnish the awning’s appeal as well as present health hazards, but there are other issues to look for as well. Check the metal components for rust, and make sure there are no tears in the fabric.

    Act Quickly

    If you do come across a problem when you’re inspecting your awning, call your sign company right away. A small puncture could turn into a large tear in no time, so you’ll want to repair it as soon as possible, and you’ll want the job to be done properly.

    The pros are here to help with your awnings in Chicago, IL, so reach out to Olympic Signs or visit our website to see what we can offer. You can also call our sign installers at (630) 424-6100 if you have any questions.

  • A New Groundbreaking in Peoria means new Signs from Olympic

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    People in Peoria have something to get excited about- a new Portillo’s location, opening in May of 2018. This Chicago favorite is going to be a big hit with the residents of Peoria, and we at Olympic Signs are excited about it too. Why? Because we’ve been in on it since the very beginning!

    It’s been our pleasure to partner with Portillo’s on this project. Our President, Rob Whitehead, even wielded a shovel at the groundbreaking event. The new Portillo’s will be located at Rockwood and Baumann Way, featuring all the delicious favorites you probably already love from Portillo’s.

    If you don’t know Portillo’s, you’re in for a real treat! Having risen from their humble beginnings in 1963 as a small hot dog stand outside Chicago, they’ve grown into a local favorite. Their delicious offerings include Italian beef sandwiches, Chicago-style hot dogs, char-grilled burgers, fresh salad, cheese fries, and “world famous” chocolate cake. If you haven’t ever experienced what they have to offer, be sure to check out the new location in May. You’ll have no trouble finding it, because it will feature eye-catching signage from Olympic Signs!

    If you’re opening a business, or just need new signs to help you stand out, give Olympic Signs a call. Since 1980, we’ve been providing exceptional signs to satisfied customers, building a reputation based on total customer satisfaction. We’re a full service sign company offering a full range of services, and our attention to detail means your project will be completed in a professional and timely manner. Visit our website to learn all about how we can work with you to make your business stand out, or call us today at 630.413.1198 so we can get started on the signs that will give you the competitive edge.

  • The Olympic Signs Difference

    Since 1980, Olympic Signs has been helping Chicago-area businesses make their brands visible with custom signs of an unbeatable quality. Watch this video to hear directly from Olympic Signs President and co-owner, Rob Whitehead. He talks about how the detail-oriented and highly skillful employees of this sign company are integral to its success.

    Olympic Signs also boasts cutting-edge equipment in order to fulfill any business’ signage needs. In fact, most of the signs made here are custom indoor and outdoor signs. From design to fabrication to maintenance, this sign company does it all.

    Experience the Olympic Signs difference for yourself, and contact our sign company serving Chicago, IL at (630) 424-6100. We’ll work closely with you to ensure your custom sign fulfills the vision of your company.

  • Which Type of Exterior Sign Is Right for Your Business?


    Proper signage is a key element for your business. As you are browsing the different types of outdoor signs that are available for your commercial property, you may find that your sign company can provide you with a variety of different sign styles and options. By picking a sign that matches with your business’ architecture and style, you can make sure that your new sign is a seamless part of your branding. Let’s take a look at some popular exterior sign styles that may be right for your business.

    Wall Sign

    As its name suggests, a wall sign is mounted directly on the wall of your commercial building. If your business has a blank wall space at the front, a wall sign may be appropriate for your needs. When you design a wall sign, you can incorporate text, logos, and bright colors that will help you to advertise your business.

    Pylon Signs

    If your business is located in a busy shopping center, you may want to consider investing in a pylon sign. A pylon sign is designed to be mounted on a large frame, and many shopping centers stack pylon signs in a vertical column. You will find that your pylon sign helps your customers find you more easily.

    Awning Sign

    An awning sign will mark your business location, while also providing customers with protection from the elements. When you design an awning sign, you can pick out an awning fabric material that matches the logo colors of your business. You may also find that your awning signs provides the façade of your building with an attractive architectural element.

    To get started on designing new outdoor signs in Chicago , get in contact with the team at Olympic Signs. Our company specializes in commercial signs, and we will be able to help you create visible pylon signs for your business. Give us a call at (630) 424-6100 to get started on the process of creating a new outdoor sign.

  • Olympic Signs: An American Success Story

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    Olympic Signs now operates out of a 30,000 square foot building in Lombard, IL, but the company’s roots are in a two-car garage converted to be a makeshift office space for the startup. Rob Whitehead and Bill Pyter started the company in 1980, with little money in the bank and only a manual crane and pickup truck at their disposal. Hard work and perseverance helped them build the company into the leading provider of outdoor signs and other commercial signs that it is today.

    By 1985, Rob and Bill had attracted enough customers to add to their team and expanded out of their garage into their first office building. Over the years, they have continued with their commitment to providing high-quality indoor and outdoor signs and complete customer satisfaction. This has allowed them to grow their customer base, expand their service lines, and become the full-service corporate sign business that Olympic Signs is now.

    Find out how Olympic Signs can help your business get the right signs at the right price for your business. Call our sign company in Chicago at (630) 424-6100 to get started today.

  • Spotlight on the Olympic Signs Service Department

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    Once you design and install the right outdoor signs for your business from Olympic Signs, you can feel confident that your sign will look its best for years to come. With our expert sign maintenance service, we keep your sign in top condition and respond to any problems that do occur. Here is a look at what you can expect from the Olympic Signs service department and maintenance services.

    Our team can perform any and all repairs on your outdoor signs, including those with LED lights and neon graphics, as well as traditional nylon and electric signs. In addition to repairs, we provide regular maintenance for not only the signs we install but signs installed by other sign companies as well. Our licensed and insured technicians are thoroughly trained in maintenance and safety techniques, so you can call our crew with confidence.

    Whether you’re in the market for exterior signs or need sign maintenance, call Olympic Signs. Our sign company in Chicago offers installation and service for businesses both large and small across the Chicagoland area. For more information, please call (630) 424-6100.