(this is a copy of a message we posted in newsgroups.)
We are an architectural and graphic design firm based in San Antonio,
Texas, and one of our projects is to coordinate building signage for a
major internet/advertising firm.
We are having difficulties finding a licensed electrician to make the
electrical connections for two illuminated signs in Encino, California.
The building is 2-story, brick covered with dry-vit.
Both signs are wall signs, reverse-channel letters with interior neon
tubes, built by a UL-approved manufacturer and installed by a Los
Angeles-licensed sign installer with appropriate permits. The letters
each have their UL sticker and we have no problems with the sign or
electrical inspectors. One sign is on the face of the roof
parapet...power must be brought from the roof through the masonry, but
we already have a masonry contractor to drill any holes that are needed
in the brick.
The other sign is at the level of the 2nd floor. It is on the solid
dry-vit panel of the curtain wall. There is no wall or floor behind
this sign...it's at a 2-story lobby. We have designed an installation of
interior wall panels to conceal the wiring and transformers behind the
lower sign....this is not the electrician's problem.
Two electrical contractors have looked at this and told us they are not
interested...either they have too much work (which is good!) or the
project looks like a hassle. Please help us find someone who can do
You can reach us at any of the following contacts:
Egan/Martinez design (attn: Christopher Egan)
709 South Alamo
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Aetna Sign Group (attn: Guy Cox)
Thanks for your help!
San Antonio, Texas &
Mexico City, Mexico
Christopher Egan, Architect
Ana Martinez, Graphic Designer & Food Stylist