Elevate, A Unique Monument

We are honored to be involved in the design, construction, and installation of this one-of-a-kind slab monument. A 1” thick aluminum plate with the lettering and bird recessed. And black. We make all sorts of monuments, but most retail shopping center monuments are Aluminum and have tenant panels. Most residential monuments are unlit and just announce the community’s name. Multifamily housing (Apartments, Condos and townhouses) are often hybrid monuments. This is unique. What is it? Well let’s explore this.

CNC Routing

TAWD monument sign Elevate on CNC 2

What is it made from?

It starts with a 1” thick Aluminum plate. This is very ridged and heavy, close to 300 pounds. We shape it with a CNC router. Then the letters and image are touted into the plate, at about an 1/8”. It also has a welded in base for aid in install and a structure inside the concrete.

Finishing it is paint. We use a Matthews Paint System designed for signs. It is a PPG paint, but unlike automotive paint it is designed with a larger particle size and a matte finish. It is made to resist fad, have a very tough surface and require no attention for years. Unlike automotive finishes, there is no clearcoat, so not clearcoat peal.

For more information on design options, prices, and delivery schedules, please call us at 760-730-5118 or email us at sales@s4sd.com, and our knowledgeable and friendly customer service representatives will be happy to help


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Developer & Designer
I, Frank Murch was born in Honolulu. Dad was an Army Captain. After his separation he drove my 2-year-old self and Mom to Colorado. After starting Kindergarten and terrorizing my parents, brother and sister for 20 years, I graduated both Kindergarten and the University of Colorado. I worked at Coors Porcelain for a time and then a series of high-tech companies in California, Pennsylvania, New York, and Tokyo. Along the way I gathered letters to drag behind my name MSEng, MBA.  30 years later I started Signs for San Diego. Signs for San Diego is a manufacturing company. Much more about building signs than other Sign Companies; it comes from my background. Technical Capability is a focus. We are a wholesale source for the industry. We want to make the best sign possible. It is in my DNA. Applying 30 years of manufacturing experience and 10 years of entrepreneurial experience make us the best sign company around. I also am of the HP management culture, Inclusion, respect and treating people as adults makes Signs for San Diego a happy place to work. We are looking for customers that match our culture, happy, better quality, and better than what is generally available