The Bay Point Marina & Resort in Marblehead, Ohio, was due for a complete signage refresh. Situated on the shore of Lake Erie, its wayfinding and other signs had aged due to the harsh Midwestern winters, and many were installed one by one over time, resulting in a mixed bag of styles.
But meeting the signage needs of the resort would be anything but a day at the beach! Nearly 100 new signs were needed. The start of season— Memorial Day—was just over a month away. And the resort staff requested no weekend work, as the summer’s early birds were already flocking in.
The resort’s architects reached out to several nearby signage resources, eventually selecting Signs Now – Perrysburg, Ohio for the Center’s competitive pricing and buck-stops-here representation. The resort would be dealing not with a salesperson, but instead directly with the owner of the signage provider.
A whirlwind of activity soon followed. Signs Now – Perrysburg measured, designed, fabricated and installed scores of single- and double-sided aluminum post-and-panel signs for wayfinding, as well as many other building, dock, entrance, restaurant, street and other signs over the resort’s 180 acres.
As the project’s completion date drew near, one significant challenge remained—the installation of a large sign on a bridge welcoming boaters to the resort. Coast Guard regulations prevented workers from using the channel below the structure, while overhead lines precluded utilization of a bucket truck.
While several other sign companies declined the challenge, Signs Now – Perrysburg accepted… and succeeded! By securing a worker to a rope and suspending him from the bridge in the same manner as a mountaineer, the signage resource attached six custom aluminum mounting brackets before securing the sign.
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