About Art Sign Works
Some of the Members of Our Production Team
Art Sign Works, Inc. is an independent family-owned and operated national design and manufacturing company which has profit-sharing with its employees. We have three generations of family working in this family-owned business (see photo below right).
Three generations who work at our family-owned and operated business - Paul, who is President/CEO and founder; Christie, his eldest daughter, on-site General Manager, on the right; and Natalia, Sales Assistant, Christie's daughter and Paul's granddaughter, on the left.
Art Sign Works has customers and resellers throughout the USA and Canada, and also ships to many locations in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. We make over 8000 custom dimensional signs each year for over 2000 customers. We specialize in designing and building artistic dimensional carved hand-crafted wood, High-Density-Urethane (HDU), and bronze, brass and aluminum signs and plaques of all sizes which are completely custom, yet are easily affordable for residences, small & large businesses, federal, state and local governments, the courts, the military, police & firefighters, farms, apartments & condos, universities & schools, professional offices, and churches and clubs.
We were founded in 2005, and are chartered as a Corporation in the State of California. We are certified as a woman-owned small business. For Federal contracts and PO's, we are listed in SAM (System for Award Management), and have products listed on the GSA schedule, as well as on many state and city vendor registries. We have an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and five-star ratings on Google Business and Yelp.
We sell our custom products retail (factory direct) to residential, commercial, non-profit, military, and government clients throughout the USA and overseas. We also sell our products at wholesale prices, to over 850 independent and franchise sign retailers and re-sellers in every US state, and Canada. We are a preferred supplier of carved wood and HDU signs to several National sign companies, including SignWorld, Fast Signs, Signs-by-Tomorrow, and Signarama. We have made plaques for the White House, Congress, the Pentagon, and the Supreme Court, over 100 Federal and State Courts, and many State Governors. We have made signs and plaques for over half of the Fortune 500 companies. We are one of largest manufacturers of high quality carved and dimensional signs in the US.
We are located in the Temecula Valley, in southern California, in an 14,000 ft2 Office & Factory Complex
Most of our design & manufacturing operations and personnel are located on a 14,000 ft2 factory in two adjacent industrial buildings in Murrieta, CA, at 41785 Elm Street, Suite 302, in the Temecula Valley in Riverside County. Our location is not important, because we ship our custom products to every US state and Canadian province, as well as most overseas locations. We also have over 850 sign shop distributors located throughout the USA.
The Temecula Valley is well-known for its over fifty boutique wineries and vineyards. Our factory is located 60 miles north of San Diego, and about 90 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, 15 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. We are surrounded by beautiful mountains, the highest being Mt. Jacinto, 10,834 ft, snow-capped in winter. Our twenty-two (22) customer service staff, project managers, computer design and manufacturing craftsmen, artisans anf fine painting artists are all located at our Murrieta facility. We design and fabricate over 8000 signs and plaques each year in this facility. You can call us M-F 9-5 Pacific time at 951-698-8484 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our four customer service representatives, Christie, Regina and Liz will be happy to discuss with you your signage needs. They are ably supported by our three in-house designers, Kevin, Leon and Thomas , and two contract 3-D bas-relief geometric model designers, one of whom lives in the Ukraine.
In our factory we have extensive computer design facilities with a network of 10 computers, printers, vinyl cutters, a large sandblast booth (handles up to 14 feet signs), a fully-equipped paint spray booth, and a complete woodworking shop with many saws, routers, sanders, planers, joiners, drills, lathes, and six large-table (5 x 12 ft) computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) routers and 3-D carving machines. We also have a metal shop, where we can cut, bend, weld, and coat various metals, and make custom aluminum signs, wrought iron hangers, and steel and aluminum posts and frames.
Some of our Design & Manufacturing Processes (Click on red arrow to see short 1 minute Video with Sound)
We use a CNC water-jet cutter that cuts elaborate metal and plastic sheet shapes precisely with smooth edges. We have a metal-coating and polishing facility (bronze, brass, copper, silver-nickel, aluminum and stainless steel) and a special clean area where we apply hand-crafted gold-leaf and silver-leaf gilding. We also can print full-color digital vinyl for photo or artist painting appliques on our signs and plaques. We have a large heated temperature-controlled drying room where we can cure the coatings on our signs & plaques. We have rigorous manufacturing process, QA and schedule control systems to ensure every sign we make is compliant with client specifications and meets our high quality standards, and is delivered on time. We have a very experienced and professional staff to ensure your signs or plaques meet your expectations. Visitors are welcome any time to our factory during our business hours; we will give you a short tour and show you some sign samples. The short video below shows some of our design & manufacturing processes.
Manufacturing Operations in our Wood and Paint Shops
Our company's highly experienced staff of 22 customer service representatives, project managers, designers, craftsmen, artisans, and artists (several who have been with us for a decade), have a passion for fine art and old-world craftsmanship. Our goal is not to make the most signs, but rather to make high-quality, long-lasting, affordable signs that are beautiful and elegant while conveying the customer's message in a clear way. Our team is proud of every sign and plaque we produce, and we hope you will enjoy and value the products we build for you. We stand behind all our products and offer a two-year warranty. We take great pride in our customer service, design capability, and workmanship; we are responsive, creative, flexible, and easy to work with. We guarantee customer satisfaction, even when it costs us. You will find we really are the "Friendly Sign Makers"! See our short video on our employees and a few of our products by clicking on this link "Candy Man at Art Sign Works". Turn on your speakers to hear the song!
Paul Williamson, President/CEO/Principal Owner, CFO, Marketing Manager
Christie Valenzuela, General Manager, HR Manager, and Project Manager
Regina Bui, Assistant General Manager and Project Manager
Kevin Cohn, Sr. Designer, Production Manager, and Project Manager
Liz Olson-Skadal, Sales Manager and Project Manager