ORDER NOW FOR CHRISTMAS!

Paxton Signs’ residence and cabin signs are unique, useful and always memorable. Hand-painted or sandblasted, personalized art elements or a simple name and address, we’ll help you design it and choose colors and size.

Call today for a consult. We’ll have it ready in time for the holidays.

Paxton Signs’ more than 38 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs, vehicle and fleet graphics – a continuous variety of communication art, serving Fort Collins, northern Colorado, and surrounding mountain communities.

View our Residence Sign Gallery using the menu bar, above. Contact us at 970-221-5519

Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy

• Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional • Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY: River Stone Resort – 2009

River Stone Resort sits on a particularly beautiful section of Fall River. The river and road descend from Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, and are known as the “less traveled” north entrance to the Park. River Stone is located 2 miles from the  entrance, and 2 miles from Estes Park. During the summer season (late June to early September), free shuttle buses run to and from downtown.

River Stone is a year-round resort for both private and business groups.The resort offers fully-equipped condos, including kitchens, baths, gas grills and washers and dryers. In addition to first-rate daily amenities, each condo living room has an HDTV with HD cable box and a DVD player. The bedrooms have TVs with cable connections. Complimentary WiFi is provided throughout the property, and a Business Center is available during office hours, stocked with a computer, printer and FAX.

Rocky Mountain majesty is just a few minutes away from this extraordinary lodge that’s been awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence. You can even recharge your TESLA! 

Visit River Stone Resort’s website at, https://www.riverstoneresorts.com

Paxton Signs designed River Stone’s sign to represent Colorado’s sunlight and perpetual river water that flows by its banks. The hand-carved gold leaf letters reflect the morning light in such a way that the letters glow, catching ever-changing glints of Rocky Mountain sunshine. Minimalist water and rock art depict the river bank without detracting from the sign’s centerpiece gold leaf lettering.The sign is single-faced and measures 4′ x 9′. The panel is fabricated in MDO plywood, using premium quality acrylic latex paints. “River Stone” is hand-cut, shaped, and carved to evoke a rustic look. The letters are finished with 23k gold leaf, and flush-mounted to the background.

Paxton Signs’ more than 38 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs, vehicle and fleet graphics – a continuous variety of communication art, serving Fort Collins, northern Colorado, and surrounding mountain communities.

View Paxton Signs’ galleries using the menu bar, above. Contact us at 970-221-5519

Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy

• Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional • Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity

 

 

RESIDENCE AND CABIN SIGNS: Order Now For The Holidays!

The holiday season is the perfect time to give unique, personalized gifts that can be enjoyed all year long. How about a residence sign from Paxton Signs! There are numerous creative techniques available to create the styles, colors and textures you may have in mind. Interesting, hand-carved elements are popular, as are sandblasted details and hand-painted illustrations. Custom frames and trim can be added for an even more elaborate look.

Most residence signs measure 12” x 20” either vertically or horizontally, and sizes vary for most custom orders. Depending on the design detail involved, the average residence sign will cost approximately $350-$400.

When you consider that it will last decades, a quality Paxton Signs residence sign is a good investment, one you’ll be proud to give and admire every time you visit the happy recipients. Because each sign is unique, custom designed and built, ample time is needed to produce your sign by the holidays, so ORDER NOW!

Above: A hand-painted, recycled wood, residence sign featuring the interests of the recipients.

Right: A sandblasted sign with raised, hand-painted art elements and raised text.

For our complete residence signs portfolio, please use the menu bar, above, to view that gallery.

To order your RESIDENCE SIGN for the holidays, call Paxton Signs at, 970-221-5519, or use the “CONTACT” feature, above.

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Paxton Signs’ more than 38 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs, vehicle and fleet graphics – a continuous variety of communication art, serving Fort Collins, northern Colorado, and surrounding mountain communities.

View Paxton Signs’ galleries using the menu bar, above.

Contact us at 970-221-5519

Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy

• Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional • Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity

FRIDAY’S FEATURE: CB&Potts – Best In Fort Collins


This historic restaurant started in 1971 and added its own brewery nearly two decades later. The restaurant was initially named after a turn-of-the-century British law firm called Chesterfield, Bottomsley & Potts. The name was eventually shortened in the late 1990s in a restaurant contest to,  C.B. & Potts. The first C.B.& Potts opened as a “RAM Deluxe Tavern” in Lakewood, Washington, where it is still headquartered. It operates over 30 restaurants in seven states, including the C.B.& Potts in Fort Collins – voted Best In Fort Collins during the early 1990s. In 1995, they began brewing beer, contributing to the successful evolution of the craft beer industry. Their efforts have garnered over 100 medals from institutions as prestigious as the NABA and GABF. Visit their website at: www.cbpotts.com

Paxton Signs was delighted to design and produce the C.B. & Potts, “Best In Fort Collins” sign. It hung above the establishment’s entryway for many years. The sign panel was sandblasted redwood with columbine blossoms carved into glass then hand painted. The lettering was gilded with 22k gold leaf with variegated gold leaf centers. The teal color was chosen to pick up the booth colors throughout the restaurant. The sign borders were then clear-coated with polyurethane.

Paxton Signs’ more than 38 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs, vehicle and fleet graphics – a continuous variety of communication art, serving Fort Collins, northern Colorado, and surrounding mountain communities.

View Paxton Signs’ galleries using the menu bar, above. Contact us at 970-221-5519

Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy

• Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional • Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity

The Green New Deal in Sign Making

 
 
“Green” consciousness has been in full swing for years. And Paxton Signs continues to offer interesting choices in recycled and/or natural materials and processes. For example, instead of using plastic sign material, maybe choose glass. Instead of sign synthetics, wood is much more interesting. Why fill up landfills with vinyl products when simple, honest paint offers more interest and life expectancy to signs. In many cases, these three alternatives will be more cost effective, saving businesses advertising dollars.
 
“My Sister Knits” liked the idea of recycling the wood from another retired business sign, and, in so doing, gave new life to otherwise wasted material. This is notable because of the formidable increase in the global environmental consciousness. My Sister Knits wanted to be a part of the movement towards a sustainable future. Their signage reflects their commitment to this ideal.
 
The Green New Deal is not only closer than we think, but it’s a much wiser, economically sound, and environmentally responsible direction to take your business. Ask us about our Green New Deals for your next sign!
 
View Paxton Signs’ galleries by using the menu feature, above. Or, contact us at 970-221-5519
 
Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy
 
Recycled • Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional • Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity

THROWBACK THURSDAY! Featuring: Open Country Adventures – 2006

“When Sherman McCoy filed for a homestead in 1888, Nebraska was still part of the frontier. Having left Iowa by train, he walked the last 30 miles from the western most stop at Elsie, Nebraska, to his new home – the home of generations to come.

Homesteaded in 1888, the then Lone Star Ranch was the predecessor of Wine Glass Ranch, Inc. — a family operation dedicated to providing clients with professional and profitable management of cattle and natural resources.

Through good stewardship and thrifty living, the original operation grew to almost 8,000 acres. The current operation includes farming, ranching, cattle management services and natural resource management. For landowners, Wine Glass Ranch offers farm, ranch and natural resource management. For cattle owners and investors, Wine Glass Ranch offers a vast array of cattle management services, and other select breeding opportunities.”

For more information, visit their web site at: www.wineglassranchinc.com

In 2006, Paxton Signs created the Wine Glass sign, using their logo design as its focus. We arranged the art elements to emphasize the ranch’s wine glass cattle brand, then anchored their name prominently, just below the stylized hill elements and wine glass logo. The sign’s shape was custom-cut, then sandblasted, into high-density urethane. The wine glass itself was gold-leafed, giving the sign additional interest and appeal. As always, a triple-coat paint finish insured the sign would have a long life in Nebraska’s sometimes harsh weather conditions.

Paxton Signs’ more than 38 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs, vehicle and fleet graphics – a continuous variety of communication art, serving Fort Collins, northern Colorado, and surrounding mountain communities.

View Paxton Signs’ galleries using the menu bar, above. Contact us at 970-221-5519

Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy

• Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional • Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY! Featuring: Twin Moose Yogurt, Breckenridge, Colo – 2012

In most Colorado vacation destinations, sign codes are strictly controlled by the towns and counties that regulate outdoor advertising in their areas. This usually means that storefront signs must reflect a tasteful, subdued appearance that corresponds with the surrounding scenic environment.

At Paxton Signs, we think of our sign designs as “communication art,” in contrast to harsh, overpowering, highway billboards, neon signs, or other aggressive outdoor marketing tools. Although these products have their places in the advertising world, they are prohibited in getaways such as Breckenridge, Frisco, Vail, Aspen, Steamboat or Crested Butte. In fact, the outdoor marketing in these areas is so artistic, one can walk through their respective business districts and enjoy an adventure in “commercial art.”

Twin Moose Yogurt Company of Breckenridge, Colorado, had size and space requirements that limited their sign investment. This was actually good for them because it minimized their per-square-foot cost. The local sign restrictions also assured them that other signs in the immediate area wouldn’t overwhelm theirs, which, in turn, created another issue: Conformity. To set their sign apart from the uniformity of the surrounding signs, Paxton Signs suggested using gold leaf on the store’s hand-carved letters. The way in which gold leaf catches light guaranteed that their sign, literally, would reflect their name to passers-by, an advantage in the local competitive treat market.  The sign’s background was sandblasted in high-density urethane for added dimension. The moose and tree elements were hand-carved in HDU as well, then painted in realistic, natural colors. Needless to say, the yogurt was legendary.

Paxton Signs’ more than 38 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs, vehicle and fleet graphics – a continuous variety of communication art, serving Fort Collins, northern Colorado, and surrounding mountain communities.

View Paxton Signs’ galleries using the menu bar, above. Contact us at 970-221-5519

Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy

• Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional • Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY! Featuring: Diamond Peak Goldsmiths – 2004

In the sign industry – basically, in all outdoor advertising – simple is better when designing an interesting, effective sign. And, although most businesses would like the biggest sign possible, city and county sign codes dictate the size and the installation of commercial signs. To further control the appearance of signs in historic areas, preservation committees usually have the final say in how businesses advertise their wares and services. Such is the case in Old Town, Fort Collins, Colorado, where, for every linear square foot of storefront measured, a store’s sign earns two square feet in size. Where the sign is placed on the storefront is also determined by existing city sign codes. Because of so many restrictions, most store owners opt for simple, artistic sign design.

In 2004, Diamond Peak Goldsmiths liked the idea of contrasting shimmering gold against flat black as an attention-getting option for their sandblasted, oval sign.  Paxton Signs designed the sign to showcase “Goldsmiths” by using a dimensional, domed, gold leaf script – always eye-catching. A lovely jade green paint was used on the border and on the store’s name, “Diamond Peak.” To finish, we designed a  custom-made, steel, swing-arm support – painted, of course, in flat black.

In 2009, Diamond Peak Goldsmiths relocated their business to the northwestern side of Fort Collins. Paxton Signs designed a new sign for that location, as well. Visit their web site at: http://diamondpeakgold.com

Paxton Signs’ more than 37 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs, vehicle and fleet graphics – a continuous variety of communication art, serving Fort Collins and northern Colorado.

View Paxton Signs’ galleries using the menu bar, above. Contact us at 970-221-5519

Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy

• Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional • Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity

 

THROWBACK THURSDAY! Featuring: The Lamp Post Lodge, Westcliffe, CO.

Located in historic Custer County, Colorado, the town of Westcliffe is home to an abundance of passionate stargazers. While there are several awe-inspiring stargazing spots in the area, the Lamp Post Lodge offers “dark-sky” mountain lodging in the heart of the Wet Mountain Valley, at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It boasts crisp linens, cozy atmosphere, fresh mountain air, majestic panoramic views, and, of course, those stars!

The Lamp Post can accommodate individuals or group events, offering the entire hotel property for large gatherings. It’s a convenient short walk from Westcliffe’s Main Street. Visit their web site at: http://www.lamppostlodge.com.

In 2011, Paxton Signs designed the Lamp Post Lodge sign remotely, via the Internet. We’ve never had the pleasure of personally meeting the owners, Dick and Barb Jones. However, because they are serious business owners and community leaders, working with them on-line and in phone conversations made our collaboration smooth and seamless. We produced their 2-sided highway sign (above) in-house, sizing MDO signboard plywood to fit within their existing brick piers. All surfaces were double-coated with high-quality, outdoor latex paint to withstand the exposed sign location.

Paxton Signs’ more than 37 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs, vehicle and fleet graphics – a continuous variety of communication art, serving Fort Collins and northern Colorado.

View Paxton Signs’ galleries using the menu bar, above. Contact us at 970-221-5519

Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy

• Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional • Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity

 

 

 

FEATURED BUSINESS: LuLu Asian Bistro, Fort Collins

Instead of lengthy descriptions of their menu items, LuLu Asian Bistro’s website is filled with large, colorful, photos of their incomparable Asian fare. From sushi to broccoli to sweet and sour, one look at their on-line menu will have you promptly clicking the “order online” feature. Of special interest: The Bistro’s Asian Platters, their All Day Menu, Authentic Chinese Menu, and popular Lunch Menu. This is how all restaurants should display their menus: Big, tempting photos you can almost taste! Visit LuLu Asian Bistro at: https://info781961.wixsite.com/luluasianbistro/menus

In 2007, Paxton Signs had the enviable pleasure of creating LuLu Asian Bistro’s dimensional storefront sign. The simple, tasteful background design was created by using custom-cut aluminum, powder-coated in black. The “LuLu” letters were hand-carved from high-density urethane, then gilded in gold leaf. The “Asian” and “Bistro” letters were router-cut in red acrylic. The combination of these materials has made the LuLu sign durable and weather-resilient. The sign is still in use today – 12 years later – with little fading or change in its overall appearance.

Paxton Signs’ more than 37 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs, vehicle and fleet graphics – a continuous variety of communication art, serving Fort Collins and northern Colorado.

View Paxton Signs’ galleries using the menu bar, above. Contact us at 970-221-5519

Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy

• Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional • Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity

 

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