When starting your own business or even if you have been in business a long time, marketing to new potential clients and maintaining a high quality service with present clients are HUGE. I’m relatively new to the pet service industry of Austin, so getting my name out there was the first hurdle. I strongly believe in having an online presence and after that it is about getting out in the community. I was in need of a sign that could be read from far away that would get my name, purpose, and contact information to someone in one glance. To my absolute delight I was contacted by BuildASign.com to try out their product. It was a win win and I was eager to see what value they brought to the table. I have tried Vista Print and Overnight Prints in the past. Build A Sign was professional, easy to use, and prompt. It took me a little getting used to how to use their design tools online, and it was about the same if not easier that that of other services. When I received the banner it was exactly how I designed it and no edges were cut off. It was perfect. The light blue wasn’t quite as saturated as I expected, but it works just great. I would definitely recommend Build A Sign to any business owner as well as someone who may need a banner for a party or game. Thank you Build A Sign – you have a returning customer here!
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BuildASign.com Company Overview
BuildASign.com® is a leading online custom printing provider. Proprietary web-based technology lets customers place their online custom signage and home decor orders quickly and easily, while an innovative production system ensures that each high quality piece prints and ships with industry-leading speed. Founded in 2005, the Austin-based company – which also operates EasyCanvasPrints.com – has been bootstrapped to great success, with over 215 employees, $42 million in revenue and operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Germany.
Through the BuildASign.com® Giving Program, the company has contributed more than $600,000 to over 500 local and national nonprofits. It has also received national recognition for its donation of more than 275,000 Welcome Home banners (valued at over $8.5 million) to friends and families of military service members returning home from a deployment.
- Founded: 2005
- 2012 Revenue: $42MM
- Financial Growth: 50% year-over-year, on average
- Employees: 215+
- Ownership: privately owned
- Headquarters: Austin, TX
- Operating locations: U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany
- BuildASign Operated Sites: 40+
To empower expression around the world.
Since its start in 2008, BuildASign.com’s Giving Program has donated over $600,000 in cash, in-kind gifts and services to more than 500 nonprofit organizations nationwide. Through our self-funded Giving Program, we help organizations keep their overhead costs down to ensure that more money goes directly to the causes they support.
The Troops Program is one of the ways BuildASign.com® shows its support for the men and women who serve our country. One of the most special times for a military family is when their family member returns home from a deployment – so we decided to provide military friends and families with free “Welcome Home” banners for their loved ones. To date, BuildASign.com® has donated over 275,000 Welcome Home banners (valued at over $8.5 million).
At BuildASign.com®, staff engagement is a core part of our company’s culture. In fact, have a staff member solely dedicated to getting our fellow co-workers involved in the Austin community. One way we do this is by providing every full-time BuildASign.com® employee with 24 hours of paid time off each year to volunteer with a local organization of their choice. In the last year alone, we’ve donated more than $22,000 through corporate donation drives and community events.
Awards and Recognition
- 2012 Austin Gives GeneroCity Award (Big Hearts Category)
- 2012 Inc. Hire Power Award
- Inc. 5000 list (2010-2012)
- Austin Business Journal Fast 50 Companies (2009-2012)
- Austin Business Journal Best Places to Work (2008-2012)
- Austin Young Chamber of Commerce FAVE Awards Finalist (Community-Minded Company Category 2011-2012)
- 2012 Greater Austin Business Awards Finalist (Innovative Practices Category)