BuildASign.com has revolutionized the custom printing industry
The need for signage has evolved considerably since the ancient Egyptians created the first signboards. But the process of ordering and producing signage and other custom printed products has always been a complicated and time consuming one. In 2005, we decided it was time for some revolutionary changes. We combined sign-making expertise, innovative technology, and exceptional customer service to transform a centuries-old industry for today's customer. We created BuildASign.com, an entirely new kind of custom printing company.
We've made it simple for anyone to quickly and easily design, proof and order high quality, custom printed products. Our customers run the gamut from small business owners and non-profit organizations to franchises and major corporations in virtually every industry. We serve real estate agents, construction companies, retailers, event and conference planners, church and school groups -- anyone wanting to make a statement. Whether for business or for fun, we're empowering expression around the world.
Our easy-to-use, comprehensive online interface gives customers complete control of the design and ordering process from start to finish, including text, colors, design elements, fonts and graphics. Use our exclusive design templates and graphic elements to build your product from scratch, or upload your own graphics, images and designs. Unlike most custom printing companies, you won't be hit with a set up fee for artwork. Whether you need a single banner or hundreds of bumper stickers, we've got a wide range of sizes and top quality materials --all at affordable prices. Best of all, you can complete your order at any time, on any day, from anywhere in the world.
BuildASign.com Fact Sheet
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)
- Dan Graham, CEO
- JR Kraft, President
Kendall Slagle, Public Relations Manager