ADA Braille Signs by Signs PDQ and ADA Signs Wholesale
Signs PDQ wants to welcome you to the home of ADA/Braille Engraved signs where we offer TRUE WHOLESALE pricing to sign companies across the U.S. It is our goal to supply knowledge about ADA signs beginning with finding the opportunities, to compiling the estimate, through installation of the signs.
Lending you our expertise with this process to help you grow your bottom line by including ADA signs to what you have to offer your clients is important to us. ADA/Braille engraved signage as well as installation of it is profitable. Contact Signs PDQ to begin the transaction. We look forward to working with you.
Your sign company offers a wide variety of products. When it comes to ADA signage you may be a bit hesitant to bid on that larger project. Looking at the plans/specs can be overwhelming. To begin, get an overview of signage needed by taking note of sign types, materials and quantities. It is important to count each sign type accurately.
This may include: room identification signs, restroom signs, fire escapes, pictograms, wayfinding directional signage, and evacuation signs. If sign quantities are in question it’s better to error on the high side. Once the signage quantities are in place it’s time to get your estimate. At Signs PDQ we are happy to help you with the process. If there is a question we’ll assist in getting you the answer…contact us!
Matching Existing ADA Signs
You have a customer that needs a few ADA signs to match existing signs. Signs PDQ can certainly help. It is ideal if you can obtain a live sample for us to match. If this isn’t possible take a photo of your sign from the front and side view. This will help us determine how the original signs have been built. Next you can go to Rowmark.com to locate color matches. As you know, the color you see on your screen may not be exactly the way the end product looks. It will be close…but may not be exact!
Signs PDQ or Rowmark can provide you with a hard copy catalogue. There is a possibility that the sign we are duplicating is back painted a custom color. You can refer to the Sherwin WIlliams color chart. We would suggest your customer signing off on the chosen colors. Once colors are in place we will need to know the quantity, size and text. If frames are involved Signs PDQ can certainly recommend a vendor to duplicate the frame. Standoffs are treated the same way. The photo you take needs to reflect all of the features of the current signs.
You need a wholesale estimate for ADA/Braille signs to mark up & present to your customer. You can count on Signs PDQ for a quick estimate on any amount of signs. If your customer needs a couple of ADA compliant signs or an entire building full of signs we can help you.
Our suggestion is to be detailed when you email your estimate request to us. Contact us for a spreadsheet to use as a guide to get all the important info to us. Once you receive our estimate you will need to get your quote together. Our suggestion is to make your estimate as detailed as possible. This will be helpful not only to your customer but to you. By adding item numbers, colors, frames, type of ADA sign you will help us get you the correct items quoted but will help you once you are awarded the job. Bid situations can take a bit of time so making note of specs are extremely important. When you are awarded the job your life will be much easier when details are available. Need more info? Check out our website.
You’ve been asked (ITB- Invitation To Bid) by a General Contractor. When a GC requests a bid from you it is obviously courteous to respond. Not only is it courteous, but this gives you the opportunity to develop a relationship with this contractor. Before you decide if you will be bidding, we advise you to look over the bid and compile a list of questions you may have. Responding to an estimator in a timely fashion is ideal….the continuing of a relationship. Get your hands on the plans! Most plans are available on line. Many GC’s have on-line plan rooms. It is possible that they have included the link with the invitation. If not, you will be instructed on what site to visit in order to view the plans. If you’re fortunate a “door schedule” will exist and the sign may have been counted for you. There will be architectural drawings that show you the types of ADA/Braille engraved signs they are looking for. You will see what type of signs are required. You may have to count the signs yourself and even determine the quantity of each style. If a symbol is designated for each ADA sign style you will need to look for these on the drawings of each level in the building. Contact Signs PDQ at 440-951-6651 or email dotoole@signs pdq.com.
Last week Signs PDQ attended a Pre-Bid meeting held by a local General Contractor in Cleveland, OH. This particular job includes the rehab of several buildings and one new building. There were many reasons why this meeting was valuable. We have mentioned throughout our blogs that developing relationships with GC’s is beneficial. This is an excellent opportunity to achieve this. Prior to this walk-through we did our homework by studying the blueprints regarding all signage needed. We formulated any questions we have. This would be the time to get questions answered. Pre-Bid meetings are great networking events. We met 25 contractors that may need signage for various projects. We also obtained insight into the project. Signs PDQ was the ONLY sign company present. Upon returning back to Signs PDQ we had already received an email from the GC regarding a question we asked. We then began formulating our quote which consisted of about 300 ADA signs as well as dimensional numbers above the doorway of each building. Once you have counted the signs give Signs PDQ a call and we’ll estimate all ADA/engraved signage. We’re here to help! Visit adasignswholesale-48e673.easywp.com