tinygiant, Author at Professional Sign Services

The work of Professional Sign Services is found wherever you eat, shop and meet in Chattanooga. It is not a surprise to find our work where the locals play.

With seating for over 20,000, Finley Stadium is Chattanooga’s largest sports and event venue.

The atmosphere of a sports venue is like no other. Trying to find your seat through crowds of people, the delicious smells coming from the concession stands, the sounds of cheering fans, the way you fill up with pride when your team scores that last minute point to win the game or when you hear your alma mater song after a victory! Nothing compares to watching a live sporting event.

We at PSS enjoy one sports venue over the rest, this venue being Finley Stadium. Finley Stadium is home to the Chattanooga Mocs, Chattanooga Football Club and the main event headquarters for a variety of community events. We side with Finley because it is a great place to showcase some unique projects we have been a part of. From the banner material you see on the concourse, the vinyl decals you read as you take flight on the elevators; PSS has had their hands behind these projects. 

Two of the concourse projects we remember the most at Finley were unique. First, there are the iconic “laced” flagpole banners you see for directional use in the concourse lobby. We enjoyed working on this project due to the different tactic ourselves and Finley personnel came up with. Usually to prevent from wind damage, flagpole banners are made with a mesh material. However, to give these banners more of a stylish look we used a shock chord system. Lacing these signs with shock chord gave them a unique style and a creative solution to a problem. 

You can find another unique project of ours while you wait in line to “relieve ” yourself. That’s right; in the restrooms you can find a not so common graphic install. The technique behind this is the placement of a vinyl graphics onto a textured wall. Unlike other graphic installs in which you place the material on the surface by hand, this technique uses a heating system. The material is heated to conform to the wall and then finished with a lament. This is of course a time consuming, patient job, but the finished product is worth it! Look at our photos to see how it “takes shape” to the wall like it has been there for years.

In Chattanooga, there is a part of Downtown
where good design and presentation matters
– the Southside, Creative District.

The area has the highest concentration of artists, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers in the city. If you’re going to open your business…if you’re going to put your shingle up – it better look good.

They listened to the creative vision and executed our final artwork perfectly. No matter the project, they are always up for the challenge and always deliver with detail.

Rich Abercrombie, Creative Director, Tennessee Stillhouse: Home of Chattanooga Whiskey

We Chattanoogans are proud of our Whiskey. We’re proud, not only because it tastes great or because it’s generating good business for our local economy, but because the people at Chattanooga Whiskey Co. are dedicated to doing business the Chattanooga way. True to form, they chose to set up their still in the heart of downtown, in a historic building that needed some love, and they loved it.

Rich Abercrombie, Creative Director at Tennessee Stillhouse, came to us with some really exciting ideas for the space. He familiarized us with the brand and did a great job of communicating the look and feel that they hoped to achieve in the Stillhouse. Some of the pieces were fairly routine (although exceptionally well-designed) vinyl-on-glass installations. What was most exciting for us, though, was the degree of collaboration and problem-solving involved in pulling off some of the more complex visuals. The hand- painted barrelheads are a prime example of that collaborative process. Rich was able to show us exactly what he wanted, not knowing exactly how to make it happen, and trusted us to execute with a high degree of craftsmanship and attention to detail.

In Chattanooga’s premier shopping & business center, Professional Sign Services has left their creative mark.

Warehouse Row has the highest concentration of high-end shops, boutiques and business offices.

As a designer, it’s vital to have a printer that you can trust and that shares your attention to detail. PSS is like a good friend you can always rely on to have your back. Our artwork is as important to them as it is to us.

Kacie Yates, Graphic Designer/ Creative & Marketing, Jamestown, L.P.

If you have ever ventured into the doors of the iconic Warehouse Row building in downtown Chattanooga you leave awestruck by the design, history and atmosphere that has been created within the brick walls. Warehouse Row is a place where people come to eat, drink and shop. The aroma of 1864 still lingers in the concourse and you catch yourself envisioning what the building was like over 150 years ago. Warehouse Row  truly showcases the history and culture of what Chattanooga stands for.

Trying to recreate a designer’s mind down on paper can be a challenging thing. The factor of using the right materials and style all come into place and determine the outcome. PSS has been honored to be that go-to printer and installer for Warehouse Row. You cannot walk 10 feet in the building without seeing some of the work we have done. From window graphics visible from Market Street, directional signage throughout the concourse and large prints found in the storefront, we helped it all come together.

National Portfolio

Murphy USA

Professional Sign Services has partnered with a national sign company in 2021 to complete many of these petroleum sites in our area and surrounding areas. The scope includes digging new foundations and setting double pylon poles up to 60ft. As well as installing pricer cabinets on canopies. We have built a great relationship with the project managers and continually go above and beyond to make our customer happy and meet target install dates. 

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McDonald’s

CProfessional Sign Services successfully completed over 250 Mcdonalds outdoor menu board scopes throughout 2019 and 2020. Although we were new to the project in the beginning, we became experts by the end. Working with multiple companies we ran up to 6 crews at a time and successfully met target completion dates time and time again. Throughout the project we acquired more equipment to better equip us for the construction phase of the process. We covered a total of 7 states through the entirety of this project.

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Hardee’s

Professional Sign Services was heavily involved with the pilot phase of the Hardees outdoor menu board project. This scope consists of extensive concrete work which PSS has come to excel in throughout the process. We completed an entire demo of the menu board area, dig new foundations, run electrical and data, form up new islands, repour concrete and provision boards. PSS currently runs multiple crews for ODMB scopes with the needed equipment to complete such as skid steers, dump trucks, sign trucks, concrete saws, and enclosed trailers.

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CVS

Professional Sign Services has partnered with a national sign company to complete CVS projects all throughout our area and surrounding areas. The scope consists of a complete rebrand of wall signs, monument signs, directional signs, and interior signage. PSS has been highly recommended by other project managers throughout the success of this project.

“I have been working with Professional Sign Services now for 3+ years. The whole team you deal with is very professional. This is a company that does what they say they will do. All jobs I have partnered with them on came in on budget, and on time.”

“The install crew is awesome. If an issues arise in the field, they think on their feet and come up with solutions, not excuses. I would highly recommend Professional Sign Services for all your signage and lighting needs.”

Kevin Horne
Senior Program Manager for Stratus

“Professional Sign Services has been such a pleasure to work with. They go above and beyond to get all of our projects completed on time and do so in the most professional manor. Their staff and field technicians are knowledgeable and have a mind for on-site problem solving to help come up with a solution to any issues that may arise. I consider PSS to be an invaluable partner who helps me meet my customer’s expectations with every project that they touch.”

Wanda Yarborough
Project Manager for Atlas

“Professional Sign Services’s team is the perfect partner for our company’s largest national construction-based project. Their attention to detail and knowledge allowed our joint efforts to exceed our client’s expectation and we look forward to partnering again on future projects.”

Elise Fine
Project Manager for Bailiwick