ADA Makeover – University Hospital of Parma, Ohio

Owners Brenda and Don O’Toole of Signs PDQ recently completed a massive project for UH in Cleveland, Ohio. This project was not the first time Signs PDQ and UH met as they have been working on various signs together for the past ten years. UH was also impressed with the fact that Signs PDQ was a Certified Woman Owned Business (WBE). After working with Signs PDQ on past projects, UH and the architectural team trusted them to complete their biggest project yet, an entire interior remodel of signage including ADA signs in a hospital they had just purchased. The entire project would amount to a total of 4,500 signs. UH required custom made ADA signage which included seven different sizes of letters and multiple layers of material. Because Signs PDQ manufactures ADA signs in-house they were able to design and manufacture each piece in the project. UH also required many directories and way finding signs on every floor.

To take on the massive project, Signs PDQ hired an additional ADA designer, two full time production leads, and a part time production assistant. In total, fourteen people on the PDQ Team were working on the project.  They purchased a third laser engraver that is larger and faster than their previous machines.  Even though this project was extremely time consuming, and sometimes challenging, Signs PDQ continued their day to day work for ADA Signs Wholesale as well as traditional types of signs.  In total, the original project took a bit more than six months to complete. Signs PDQ brought in a revenue of roughly a half million dollars from this project, making their yearly revenue increase by 40%.  As soon as this project wrapped up, UH requested Signs PDQ to continue to work on their satellite offices.

To learn more about Signs PDQ and their ADA work along with all their other signage, visit their website- www.adasignswholesale.com

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