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 of signage and home decor items. Products include signs, canvas, apparel, business cards, car wraps and more. Founded in 2005, the Austin-based company – which also operates EasyCanvasPrints.com and AlliedShirts.com – has over 300 employees, $71 million in revenue in 2014 and international sales.
The BuildASign.com Giving Program, a self-sustaining program that supports nonprofit organizations nationwide, has made more than $1 million of in-kind donations to more than 1,700 nonprofits of all sizes. The program was created in 2010 and provides donations and discounts on signage and other BuildASign.com products to nonprofit organizations to help them keep their overhead costs down. BuildASign.com has also received national recognition for its donation of more than 345,000 welcome home banners and signs (valued at more than $10 million) to the friends and families of military service members returning home from a deployment.
- Founded: 2005
- 2014 Revenue: $71MM
- Employees: 300+
- Headquarters: Austin, TX
- Ownership: privately owned
- BuildASign Operated Sites: 40+
To empower expression around the world.
To dominate the worlds print.
Since its inception in 2010, BuildASign.com's Giving Program has donated more than $1 million in cash, in-kind gifts and services to more than 1,700 nonprofit organizations nationwide. The Giving Program operates as a self-funded and self-sustaining business unit that allows for exponential growth and giving, and also funds BuildASign.com’s employee donation matching and in-kind and cash corporate gifts.
In addition to working with local nonprofit organizations, the Giving Program also partners with national organizations like The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and supports them by providing technology solutions, branding and logistics assistance. Through the support of the Giving Program, all chapter staff across the country has access to pre-approved templates for items like event and corporate signage to allow them to focus more time on their mission rather than logistics.
The Troops Program is just one of the ways BuildASign.com shows its support for the men and women who serve our country. One of the greatest times for a military family is when their loved one returns home from a deployment, so BuildASign.com provides military friends and families with free customized welcome home signage to help make each homecoming just a little more special. To date, BuildASign.com has donated more than 345,000 welcome home banners and signs (valued at more than $10 million).
In 2013, BuildASign.com spearheaded the creation of Philanthropitch, a fast pitch forum for Austin’s most promising nonprofit organizations looking for access to human and financial capital. The high energy event serves as a platform for local organizations to present a specific need that will dramatically grow their impact on the community. Since 2013, over $300,000 has been donated to deserving Central Texas nonprofit organizations through the event.
Awards and Recognition
- 2015: Entrepreneurs Foundation Culturati Award for community excellence (large company)
- 2014: Forbes list of America’s Most Promising Companies
- 2014: Association of Corporate Growth Central Texas, Outstanding Corporate Growth Award finalist ($25M to $100M annual revenue category)
- 2014: Greater Austin Business Award finalist (Customer Service, large company)
- 2013: Greater Austin Business Award winner (Community Relations, large company)
- 2013: Deloitte Technology Fast 500
- 2012: Austin Gives GeneroCity Award (Big Hearts Category)
- 2012: Greater Austin Business Awards finalist (Innovative Practices, large company)
- Austin Young Chamber of Commerce FAVE Awards finalist (Community-Minded Company 2011-2012, 2014)
- Inc. 5000 list (2010-2014)
- Austin Business Journal Fast 50 Company (2009-2014)
- Austin Business Journal Best Places to Work (2008-2012, 2014)
BuildASign.com Board of Directors:
- Chip Baird
- David Ferguson
- Dan Graham
- Wes Herman
- J.R. Kraft
Sue Darrow, Director of People Operations