The year was 1978...
and the country was in economic turmoil. Times were tough. It was not the best time to go into business, unless you knew how to take care of customers. Patrick Chandler was such a fellow. A veteran of the sign industry, Mr. Chandler worked at several sign companies prior to founding Chandler Signs. One customer became two. Then three. Soon, Chandler Signs made a name for itself handling a major retail pharmacy conversion. Eventually, Mr. Chandler stepped aside and sold Chandler Signs to a partnership lead by Rockford V. Gray.
Leadership, focus and faith
The mid-eighties brought new challenges for Chandler Signs. It was time to implement a system of managing projects that would become the envy of the sign industry. "Rocky" Gray employed skilled craftsman in the manufacturing, engineering and art departments. Equally important, he mentored Chandler's sales staff and developed an estimating department second to none. Chandler Signs business philosophy of customer commitment is guided by deep seated faith. Faith is part of Chandler Signs guiding lights to this day.
Eventually, Chandler Signs outgrew it's one office and became a national presence in the sign industry. Chandler Signs now performs large scale conversions on fast-tracks for the banking, medical, retail and hospitality industries. We are unique in the sign industry as we are a Scotchprint® Graphics Authorized Manufacturer. We take pride in each and every product we manufacture from the largest high-rise sign to the smallest hotel room number plaque.
Manufacturing and Engineering
All of our manufacturing and engineering is performed on-site at our Dallas headquarters. Our engineering design and art design departments average over 20 years sign industry experience per person. That means experienced, expert eyes keep track of your project at all times.
Today's Chandler Signs At-A-Glance
•Our manufacturing facility, approximately 240,000 sq. feet, is located in the Love Field Industrial area, west of downtown Dallas, Texas.
•Chandler Signs employs over 300 dedicated individuals, many of whom have spent 10 or more years with the company.
•We have established a reputation for quality, dependability and professionalism. Our signs have been installed throughout the United States and many foreign countries.
•Chandler Signs maintains a large installation and service fleet, as well as a huge nationwide network of sub-contractors allowing us to reach any address in North America.
•Large conversion programs are no problem here. We have seamlessly performed many, multi-location bank conversions as well as large-scale conversions for companies such as CVS Pharmacy, Marriott, Hilton, Levi’s and Rite Aid, among others.
•Chandler Signs has over 50 Project Managers who, with their teams, work on a daily basis with our sales representatives and installation teams to provide smooth, up to the minute service for our customers.