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Browsing Archive: May, 2012

The storm before the calm

Posted by Mark I on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, In : More about Us 



This great window sign is a combination of sharp lettering on the outside of the glass, and a shiny pony inside the window display. It's easily read from across the street and proves that 'window signs' don't have to be just a line of text on the bottom of the window...
 

Estes Park is funny- the season goes like this: Wind down from summer, make it through winter, get hit like a train on Memorial Day weekend, then siesta for the first 2 weeks in June- then- Hold On! Summer is a wild ride until...
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A little here, a little there...

Posted by Mark I on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, In : Sign truck 
It seems there's never any time for ourselves, namely, our truck project.

Every day, up at 530 to get set for the day before helping the kids out the door to school from 645 to 730. Then, back at work until they come home at 340, and family things, or Scouts, or Fire Dept, or dropping off or picking up or eating dinner, homework, reading books and everything else until around 9- then if I have any momentum left at all maybe another coat of paint or wrap up something from earlier - until midnig...
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Copeland Institute coming together

Posted by Mark I on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, In : Project Showcase 
A retreat center outside of Estes Park approached us several months ago about a sign... and after addressing the sign code in Boulder County (!) and the required red tape, this sign has been coming along exactly as planned. The sign will be installed by the customer, so all we have to do is build, assemble and deliver!

Our favorite part- building!

We should be delivering this sign tomorrow (5/16)- this is how it's been developing:


In the rough cut stage of routing, this sign was a little longer ...
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Signs of Life, Inc   Estes Park, Colorado   (970) 586-6995 

... meet the signmaker


Mark Igel It all started in 1992, I was working full time as a Paramedic and made a few signs on the side. The word got out, so I made a few more... People will pay me to make signs? I was in! This business is an exciting creative outlet that has allowed me to use cutting edge technology and release the ideas from inside my head- while offering effective signs to our customers. Today alongside my wife Kelly, we're doing our best to raise 7 children from 8-17 years old. I continue to volunteer with the Fire District, and enjoy Scouts with our sons.