Monument Sign

The Ocean View Hills Retail Center lost a Monument Sign and needed a business sign replacement. We are a Commercial sign company, and we made a replacement San Diego Sign

Ocean View Hills Rental Center monument sign totally destroyed by fire.  The cause is unknown, but the replacement would be a custom LED Sign and reuse the existing footer and pole. What caused the fire This is difficult to explain. The inside of a monument sign is Aluminum, Acrylic, LEDs, and a power supply. Aluminum does not burn and acrylic melts at about 250F but does not burn until 1040 o F. That is pretty hot! A bad power supply or wiring problem COULD cause a fire, but there are hundreds of thousands of these all over the country and failures don’t commonly cause fires. There is not much in a monument sign to burn. But…it happened.

Monument Sign, Shopping Mall Sign,
monument sign installer crew

The first step in this electrical sign repair was to clean up. Signs for San Diego stripped the old sign away and left the pole. (Steel poles melt at about 2500-2800o F. This pole was fine, the fire was not THAT hot. The pole was good and embedded in a large concrete footer, it was the only piece we could reuse in the sign repair.

Signs for San Diego built a new custom metal sign, a monument sign, from the ground up, in 3 pieces. The entire assembled sign is 20 feet tall. That is not movable is a single assembly, so we brock it into 3 sections. We moved this commercial sign in 3 parts. On site we mounted each section to the others and assembled this business, ready for installation on the existing pole.

“Some assembly required” on site. This sign build was done with tubular aluminum pipes and sheet metal.  and built it in Oceanside.

The pole is gone?

We arrived back on site ready to install and…the steel pole was gone!! Poles don’t just go missing. Czech and Slovaks, maybe but steel poles?? Somebody cut the pole down.  This 400-pound pole embedded 8 feet down in concrete was cut off at ground level and…. just disappeared into the night without a trace. Poles never just disappear, but… this one did, this actually happened.

We fabricated a new pole, stronger than the original and installed a steel base section, welding everything in place – It would be a lot harder to take this new pole.

Shown here is the new monument, a San Diego sign in place.  The construction was done in Oceanside by our expert and skilled crew. The installation was done by the “two amigos” Chris T and Jay D shown here. Thank you, guys, – Great job

Is your sign possessed by evil spirits? Did somebody steal your pole? Signs for San Diego took a burnt-up mess and preformed a sign exorcism ceremony including a redesigned for manufacture, make and installation. We can do the same thing for you! 

This type of sign not what you are looking for? Maybe another sign type is better for you? We make Blade SignsADA signsMarquee LettersDigital Signs, a monument Sign, 3D lettersVinyl, a Plaque, or a Lobby Sign?

Give us a call. 760-730-5118

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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