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The Markeys create custom metal signage and decor using a unique 3D process for a piece that will grab you and your customers' attention.

 

 

72" wide sign for the PepsiCo in Colorado

Commercial

Our commercial clients love our custom business signage because they stands out from the competition and last a lifetime. PepsiCo of Colorado recently purchased a signs for their bottling facility. 

Entry way signage for Real Health Studios

Entry way signage for Real Health Studios

Small Business

We are able to match the style small businesses want to achieve for their space. A brushed aluminum backer looks clean, contemporary, and since the finish is applied by hand, every one is different. 

"Looking down a canal in Amsterdam"

commissioned pieces

Some pieces take more time to develop. We establish a relationship with each client and and thanks to 2D and 3D modeling we are able confirm all the design aspects of the design prior to fabrication. 

Looking for something special? Adding lighting can really make your sign standout. Incorporating external lighting can be the right choice. 

Looking for something special? Adding lighting can really make your sign standout. Incorporating external lighting can be the right choice. 

Or internal lighting can make the sign look alive!  

Or internal lighting can make the sign look alive!  

Here is a custom metal signage piece done in all stainless steel for a business in Frederick, MD.

Here is a custom metal signage piece done in all stainless steel for a business in Frederick, MD.

Where we incorporated custom lighting for a piece that really stands out at night.  

Where we incorporated custom lighting for a piece that really stands out at night.  

 

Contact us today for a free quote

luke@shieldcoart.com

(240) 394-9893


ShieldCo - Your artistic sign shop


But...we do more than just business signage....

Sign Options from ShieldCo

When you work with ShieldCo for your custom sign, the opportunities are endless. We can use steel, brass, copper, coreten, or our company wide favorite, aluminum. You can choose from hundreds of colors, or we can pick the colors that match your logo. We can create flat signs, or our favorite ones, 3D signs with multiple layers. Through the hundreds (thousands??) of signs that we've created we have identified four main categories of signs that most signs fall under. They are as follows

#1) Negative Cut-out (1 layer)
#2) Negative Cut-out with Back Panel (2 layers)
#3) 3D, layered sign, with backer (multiple layers)
#4) Individual lettering (usually 1 layer)
#5) Individual lettering plus 3d logo (multiple layers)

#1) Negative Cut-out (1 layer) (starting at $300) 
This option basically leaves a void where the lettering/logo would be, showing the wall behind it. We can use our typical french cleat on the back for hanging the sign, or we can use stainless steel standoffs. If we add a frame work to the back of the sign, we can also add lighting. 

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#2) Negative Cut-out with Back Panel (2 layers) (starting at $650) 
This option is similar to option #2, but with a back panel behind the negative cut-out panel. This adds depth to the sign and is the first step in the "3D" realm. Lighting is possible with sign. 

#3) 3D, layered sign, with backer (multiple layers) (starting at $1100) 
This option would have your logo and/or lettering cut out separately and raised off of the surface of a back panel, with spacers, giving your logo depth and texture. This is what we specialize in and what separates us from other companies. We are able to produce these types of signs to an extremely high caliber because of our machinery and our process. Also, we love selling these signs because since every part of the sign is attached to the backer, the sign is extremely easy to hang - can take as little as 10 minutes. Lighting is possible with this sign. 

#4) Individual lettering (usually 1 layer) (starting at $600) 
With this option we would cut your logo into individual pieces that would have threaded studs extending from the back. We would provide you with a template for you to mount on your wall, drill each individual hole, and install your sign with a full proof method ensuring your logo looks excellent on your wall. This is very popular when the wall color or texture is something you want to showcase in addition to the sign. 

#5) Individual lettering plus 3D logo (multiple layers) (starting at $1500) 
The best of both worlds - the individual letters look great and professional on your wall and the 3D logo adds a great artistic effect. The lettering, or parts, would be individually mounted on the wall, with threaded studs and spacers that extend from the back of the part. The logo would have a french cleat mounted on the back. We would provide you with a template for you to mount on your wall, drill each individual hole, and install your sign with a full proof method ensuring your logo looks excellent on your wall. 

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Custom Design

 

Each Shield starts with a custom design.  Just send us your logo or design and your desired size and we will create a 3D rendering of your project for your approval.  If you don’t have a logo or design yet, thats ok, we can help you design one.

Here is an example of a project for the University of Maryland that transformed into many different pieces with different finishes for different customers. 

 

 
As with all of our custom signage pieces, the design begins in AutoCad.

As with all of our custom signage pieces, the design begins in AutoCad.

The first pieces were designed for individual fans and sold in retail locations.

The first pieces were designed for individual fans and sold in retail locations.

Then some were customized for customers who planned to give them as gifts.

Then some were customized for customers who planned to give them as gifts.

One of our favorites was created with the University of Maryland ROTC program for an entry way piece at their new facilities.

One of our favorites was created with the University of Maryland ROTC program for an entry way piece at their new facilities.

And we created an all stainless steel limited edition and donated it to the University to use in their silent auction. 

And we created an all stainless steel limited edition and donated it to the University to use in their silent auction. 

Custom Design

 

Customization is our thing.  How about a city map with your business location done in high detail using brass?  An overhead view of your childhood neighborhood?

 

 
This is a custom piece designed with Central Park as inspiration.

This is a custom piece designed with Central Park as inspiration.

Using only a simple map image as inspiration.

Using only a simple map image as inspiration.

We created an all stainless steel, one of a kind piece of decor.

We created an all stainless steel, one of a kind piece of decor.

That is perfect for your home or office.

That is perfect for your home or office.

And then we changed the design and created a custom fountain.

A Great Entry Way Piece

 

Drawing from inspiration of a piece created by Peter Markey (Luke and Neil's father) and his brother Richard Markey over 20 years ago; Luke and Neil began creating unique 3D skylines.  Our pieces can be customized - Let us add your home or business to your city skyline. 

 

 
We started with Frederick, MD - our hometown.

We started with Frederick, MD - our hometown.

Our customers asked us to create different sizes.

Our customers asked us to create different sizes.

And then New York with its amazing architecture.

And then New York with its amazing architecture.

And different finishes - Here is Frederick again in all copper.

And different finishes - Here is Frederick again in all copper.

We would love to create your favorite city - with your home or business incorporated into the skyline. 

We would love to create your favorite city - with your home or business incorporated into the skyline. 

Recreations

 

ShieldCo can recreate your favorite piece of traditional art. 

 

 
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But in a vibrant 3D format.

But in a vibrant 3D format.

That is durable and will last for lifetimes.

That is durable and will last for lifetimes.

custom metal art
custom metal art
custom metal art

True Craftsmanship

 
  • Personalized Service: Work directly with us, the owners, Luke & Neil to make your custom design a piece of art.  We are honest, responsive, and detail oriented. 
  • Custom Sizing:  Big enough for your main business sign or small enough for the perfect gift.
  • High Quality: High grade laser cut steel or aluminum, industrial powder coating, and hand assembled.
  • No Risk: 100% money back guarantee if you are not 100% satisfied with your order.
  • Feel Good:  Veteran owned, locally designed and produced.  A portion of all profits are donated to The Pointe du Hoc Foundation, a 501(c)3 that supports US Army Rangers and their families.
  • Pricing starting as low as $300.

 

 
All our pieces are custom designed.

All our pieces are custom designed.

And hand assembled and packaged with care.

And hand assembled and packaged with care.

Call us Today

(240) 394-9893

luke@shieldcoart.com