Our Process

The easy step by step process of ordering your custom signage that has earned us all 5 star reviews.  

1) Inquiry (Free Quote)
2) Quoting
3) 2D and 3D Mockups
4) Deposit Payment and Fabrication
5) Final pictures and Final Payment
6) Shipping

…After submitting an online request Shield Co was immediately in contact with us and actively working on our design. I was impressed with their response time and attention to our project. It was an extremely smooth transaction that occurred entirely online with zero stress. Follow up and design alterations were done rapidly and updates on the process were frequent. The finished product was amazing and exceeded our expectations. The quality of the sign was excellent. I would recommend anyone looking for a sign to contact Shield Co…
— Chesapeake Energy Homes
 

1) The Inquiry (Free Quote)

Fill out the inquiry form here.

The more information you are able to provide, the less we will have to collect from you later and we will be able to provide you with a more accurate quote.

Aside from your contact info, the most important items to provide are: an image of your logo, an image of where the sign will go, the size you would like, and whether or not you would like to add lighting.

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2) The Quote

Before we officially quote your project, we would love to have a conversation with you on the phone to talk about the specifics of the project. We’ve learned in almost every situation, there are particular requirements that are best uncovered through an informal conversation with one of our sales members. If you are unable to talk on the phone, we can certainly work with you via email, but we prefer to make the individual connection with each of our clients. 

We quote in wide ranges to allow us to modify the sign and continue to hone in on the exact price after our conversations. We can make your custom metal sign in various ways to match your style and budget. If you are unable to talk on the phone, we can certainly work with you via email, but we prefer to make the individual connection with each of our clients. 

 

3) 2D and 3D Mockup

Have an idea but not sure if it will turn out the way you want it to?

If the price we quote is within your budget, and you are interested in moving forward, we will make you a 2D mockup to show you how the sign is going to look. If after the 2D mockup you are still interested, we would be glad to make you a 3D mockup for just $1. There isn't any commitment on your part to purchase the sign after the 3D mockup. The 3D mockup is extremely important for the entire process as it is a clear example of how we are going to make the sign. You can rest assured that your sign is going to look just like the mockup.

2D MOCKUP
In the 2D mockup we can easily show dimensions and the layout and colors of the sign. 

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3D MOCKUP
In the 3D mockups, we want to focus your attention on the depth of the sign and the shadows that the parts cast on each other. Click on the right hand side of the photo to see different viewing angles of the sign. 

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4) Deposit Payment and Fabrication

We will send you a link to your specific project and you can review all of the details of your sign. This description and the 3D mockups are what we are agreeing to provide for you. You can make the deposit payment for the sign at this link. Once deposit is received, fabrication takes around 4-6 weeks on average.

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5) Final Pictures and Final Payment

Once the sign is complete, all the parts are assembled and the lighting is checked. We take final pictures of the sign so you can see how it looks. We will direct you back to the same link we sent previously for the deposit payment so you can make the final payment.

 

6) Shipping

Once we have received the final payment we will painstakingly pack your sign for shipment. We’ve perfected the packing of our signs-
in the thousands of signs that we have shipped, we have a 100% successful delivery rate. We build our boxes out of 2x4s and plywood and pack each part with multiple layers of foam so the sign will look pristine when you receive it.

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ShieldCo is a remarkable business. My experience with ShieldCo and Mr. Markey was very pleasant and professional. I do not have an eye for art and he walked me thru the process and the end product was AMAZING!! Not only was he professional, but honest and work worked within my budget. I would not hesitate to give him my business again!!
— Jamie