The Durando Ranch is in the North Fort Myers Florida area. Most of the signs we do end up with a black powder coat. Every now and then we'll do a white powder coat and it always looks great and stands out well. It's always important to consider the background and try to envision how visible the sign will be against the contrasting background colors.
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The late Gene Romero, "Burritto" is honored on this ranch gate in Arroyo Grande California. The Burritto was one of the worlds top motorcycle racers in the 60's and 70's with his biggest win in 1975 at the Daytona 200.
Each piece was cut from 3/16" steel, and shipped in 2 packages to California. Once welded in place, it was painted
Sunrise Village wanted some rustic / rusty signs to install at their beautiful entrance to their subdivision. While rust color powder coat looks beautiful, nothing looks as real as natural rust patina. Each sign is cut from corten steel, which will only rust on the surface. These signs were sandblasted for a quick rust patina. They did a great job with this entrance and I'm glad to play a part in the build.
A 3 piece sign that went out to Santa Rosa California featuring their ranch name, address and logo. For prespective, the arching name is 109" wide. All cut from 3/16" thick steel.
I'm glad to be a part of this ranch gate build. My customer contacted me with a picture of her husband standing on a horse that she wanted to have recreated into a silhouette metal cut out. She had someone build the gate and do the install, she just needed the art for the center of the gate. The entire entrance turned out absolutely beautiful!
This ranch is located in the TX panhandle near Amarillo. The sign was shipped in multiple pieces, welded in place on location and painted. The antlers measure about 4 foot X 8 foot so bracing was added to the backside to counteract the high winds that they get in that part of the country. I love the colors they chose. It should really stand out.
Classic ranch sign design that was sent to Washington. If you have access to a welder, you can easly weld the pieces together on location. This allows you to have the size sign you want without spending a small fortune on shipping. (Kinda looks like "The Ranch" entrance sign on Netflix)
This is a classic South Texas scene that I shipped to a customer in Michigan. Cut from 3/16" steel, sand blasted and powder coated in black. Two chain links welded on each side for hanging.
Texas welcome sign was cut from 1/8", sand blasted and powder coated. Small mounting holes easily attaches the sign to a will with some outdoor grade screws.
My customer said that his father had to high fence his garden to keep unwanted critters out. They nicknamed his garden "Okratraz". He must have done a great job beefing up the security.
Easy to see why they named their Farm "Golden Sunset" in East Hampton, Connecticut. This sign was cut from 3/16" steel. Bracing was added to the back side for rigidity. Sand blasted, powder coated black, crated and shipped.
Here is one way to truely protect your sign. Hot dip galvanized steel is the ultimate in metal protection and it looks great at Camp Bobaloo.
This sign was cut from 3/16". My customer had the sign galvanized after he had recieved it.
This ranch sign is 46" wide and features a Texas sized Lone Star with the couples names, date of their marriage and their college logo. This sign was sand blasted and powder coated black however the only picture I have is prior to the powder coating.
Rancho Padre Viejo (Old Father Ranch). Great Ranch name and very fitting for my customers last name. These two bucks were copies of 2 of the largest buck taken off this ranch. My customer emailed pictures of each buck. I was able to copy and reproduce them on this metal ranch sign.
Papalote is the spanish word for windmill. This sign was around 10 foot long. Some bracing was welded on the back side and it was shipped raw steel. My customer was going to have it hot dip galvanized since it was going to the Texas coastal area.
Two of the best things in life, golfing and fishing. Mosty fishing. This sign was cut from 1/8" steel, sand blasted and powder coated.
My customer had a farily wide ranch entrance. In order to save shipping cost we decided to create the sign in 3 different pieces that could be spaced out across the entrance. Cut from 3/16" steel, heavy duty chain links welded on top, sand blasted and powder coated in black.
"Thanks Jerry for being a part of the family. Hope to see y’all soon, cold beer is waiting for you, cheers."
This sign was cut from 3/16" steel, bracing welded to the backside along with pipe sleeves to slide over the uprights in the ground.
Here is a pic I just recieved from customer.
My wife was in tears she was so happy.
Thanks so much for the great work!
Simple design that looks great mounted on a large rock at the entrance. Cut from 3/16", sand blasted and powder coated black. Installed by the owner using stainless steel hardware.
This is a really neat piece that was made for a customer in California. They are a music group that travels around in the California area playing older Rock-N-Roll. He needed the sign to fit within a frame that he had made by a local fab shop. The idea is that it's moble and can easily be moved from one preformance to next.
"Just a short note to say thanks again. The Songbirds Sign was a great hit at the senior facility where they play. Put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces. Your help in accomplishing this was greatly appreciated"