Allen Industries provide services and products that exceed expectations by serving our customers with respect, courtesy, integrity and professionalism. Our mission is to deliver your products and services on time, on spec, and on budget.
Our Turn-Key Approach
Every project is different, and Allen Industries has been excelling at adapting to the unique needs of each customer for more than 80 years.
Here, in general, are the steps we take with most clients:
- Comprehensive site assessment and surveying
- Thorough zoning and code investigation
- Review of property owner requirements
- Site-specific drawings (2-D and 3-D).
- Applying for the necessary permits
- In-house fabrication of the signage and architectural elements
- Careful crating and shipping
- Installing your signage and architectural elements
- Ongoing maintenance and repairs
Our well trained project managers and support staff, many with 20+ years in the industry, partner with customers from the very first stages of planning to the final phase of installation. Our collaborative approach and excellent service are key reasons why several of our customer relationships have lasted more than 40 years.
Each customer is assigned a project manager whose role includes, but is not limited to:
- Learning and understanding your needs and expectations.
- Conducting a careful evaluation and situation analysis.
- Preparing and presenting to you a complete sign program, from production through installation.
- Working with the design department to initiate design concepts and drawings.
- Assisting in setting and maintaining a project budget.
- Establishing a project timetable.
- Scheduling and managing site surveys, both physical and photographic.
- Providing code checks and handling all permitting.
- Preparing and presenting progress reports.
- Overseeing the Implementation Team that installs the signage and closely monitoring any issues that may arise.
- Finalizing the billing process.
- Overseeing your maintenance needs.
Even after installation, the relationships between our project managers and customers continue over the long term, keeping the doors of communication open for account updates and ideas. Allen Industries remains available for service and maintenance for our installed signs – and ready to assist when it is time for rebranding and reimaging.
Design and Engineering
We supply as much—or as little—creative input as your project requires. We work closely with your design and branding partners, and have a long history of collaborating with renowned design firms.
Great signage begins with great design, and Allen’s in-house team is one of the industry’s best. Our highly experienced designers and engineers bring customers’ corporate identities and brand standards to life. We transform rough concepts into striking drawings that conform to every site specification. Then we create 3-D vivid presentations that allow you to see your building, with the virtual signage and architectural elements in place, from all angles on your computer screen. In some cases, we build physical prototypes
We are experts in visually enhancing your corporate identity while incorporating the requirements of landlords, local ordinances and environmental regulations. Through sophisticated software, our engineering team leverages the laws of physics, determining the best materials to meet design, load-bearing and even wind-speed requirements. Our estimators calculate the costs to implement the entire program, taking into account such factors as the long-term electricity and maintenance savings of using LED lighting. Based on customer feedback and budgets, the entire signage program is adjusted accordingly.
Whether a customer needs high-rise, pylon or monument signs – or custom lettering, menu boards, awnings or architectural elements – Allen’s state-of-the-art facilities are capable of handling a high volume of orders to meet deadlines and budgets.
With four large manufacturing facilities — located in Greensboro, High Point, Clearwater and Phoenix — we efficiently serve customers both domestically and internationally. We work with a vast array of materials including plastics, aluminum, aluminum composites (ACM), structural steel and polycarbonates. Our ability to create all of our customers’ signage and architectural elements in-house, rather than via out-sourcing, ensures the highest levels of quality and consistency.
Allen Industries’ investment in innovative technologies and automation brings added value to our customers. Our top-of-the-line equipment includes machinery capable of bending sheet metal into ovals, pole covers and more; water-jet cutting machines that can pierce 6 inches of solid steel; 3D routers that create formed faces, and channel-letter machines that bend letters to exact specifications. We also employ skilled craftsmen who produce top-quality welded architectural elements and letters.
Allen Industries’ Implementation Team controls the installation time lines to keep your project on schedule. We partner with a robust network of highly qualified installation and service companies throughout the Western Hemisphere. This large network of over 1,000 smaller companies, strategically located throughout the U.S. and Central America, allows Allen to be competitive in terms of installation costs.
Allen maintains the highest standards of qualifications for these companies. We continually monitor and grade our subcontractors to the highest levels of capabilities and performance, as well as quality of equipment, personnel and insurance coverage.
Warranty and Repairs
Allen Industries continues to be available after installation to provide service or maintenance to our installed signs. We warrant that all service and repair performed by Allen or our subcontractors is free of defects in workmanship for a period of one year from the date of service. Any service or repair that must be redone due to faulty workmanship will be done at no cost to the client. Parts installed by Allen carry their own manufacturers’ warranties. Learn more
Research and Development
Allen Industries’ progressive management team is comprised of leaders in national and international sign industry organizations. Through these relationships, the company is continually involved in research and development with partners such as GE, AkzoNobel and Covestro.
Allen Industries is at the forefront of helping develop, test and bring to market the latest in innovative technology and manufacturing capability – ensuring that we will help your customers see Your Brand at Its Best now, and for many years to come.