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Custom Signs

A sign is nothing without design. Our designers are skilled at creating beauty and maintaining functionality.

3rd Party Installation

We have a dedicated team that works with national sign companies to provide a confident resource for all of their installation needs.

Service & Maintenance

Our dedicated service division repairs outages & performs LED upgrades.  Quick response time is important to keep your brand working for you.

Sign Types


Likes to be seen from a distance Typically supported by a single or double pole a pylon sign is the right style if your location has multiple lanes of traffic with speeds over 40mph. Pylon signs identify the location of your site and the height can vary from 20’-250’ depending on each site’s unique layout and what audience you are trying to provide visibility to. Typically, the support structure is engineered into a concrete foundation and the signs are internally illuminated. There are a wide variety of ways the faces can be decorated from flat Lexan with vinyl graphics, to routed and backed or even channel letters applied to the faces.

Low and down at eye-level Monument signs are the smaller cousin of pylon signs. These signs tend to be lower to the ground and create that crucial first impression to your customers. Typically less than 20’ in height, monument signs are tied into the brand and also can highlight/complement architectural features of your business’s building itself. The base of a monument sign can be complementary stone/brick or fabricated metal. Oftentimes, on the top of the main cabinet a decorative topper can be created. Monument signs are usually illuminated and can have a variety of face types. These include flat Lexan with vinyl graphics, routed and backed, routed push-thru and even channel letters on the faces.

The future in signs has arrived Electronic message centers are one of the hottest selling segments in the sign industry. With applications from churches to stadiums the impact of what an EMC can do for your business is limitless. Size and resolution are key to a good EMC, have one of our professional account executives walk you through this process. The SBA (Small Business Association) states that adding an EMC will add a minimum of 18% increase in business all the way through 1000%.

Industry Standard Cabinet Signs can come in a variety of shapes but are best known in the classic rectangular shape. These signs are typically internally illuminated and are built from an extrusion system that allows for a variety of depth. The faces can be Lexan, flex face, routed and backed aluminum or routed push thru acrylic. The flexibility of cabinet signs allows our fabricators to make them into any shape, including complete radius curves. This style is most often found on the exterior storefront but can also serve as interior signage as well. In addition to being wall-mounted, cabinet signs can also be mounted on poles or on a monument sign base.

Timeless & Appealing Face lit channel letters are an appealing way to promote your brand on your building or on a monument sign. At night, each individual letter lights up giving the appearance of your name floating on your building. Letters can be flush mounted to the building or on a raceway to allow for easier installation and less penetrations into the wall. Our letters are all LED illuminated ensuring a long lasting display and peace of mind.

Pointing the Way Directional signs are your customer's personal compass to get them in and out of your business. Size and design are important when creating a good directional sign program. It is recommended that directional signs be illuminated. You will often hear the term “Post and Panel” when referring to a directional sign. It is recommended to have a professional sign company come out and review your site and traffic flows to determine the most optimal directional sign program.

Getting you from A to B Wayfinding signs move people from different points and also let them know where they currently are. These can be as simple as an interior directory system to as elaborate as an entire downtown City wayfinding program which can designate shopping, restaurant and historic districts. Oftentimes, a wayfinding system is necessary if a property has more than one building. Our team can consult, design, fabricate and install an entire wayfinding system for your City, University or Business Complex.

Providing a path A good interior sign system helps your customers, employees and vendors get where they want to go. Our team is up to date on the latest ADA (American with Disabilities Act) requirements and we can help you plan your interior sign program. Let our experienced team guide you on your interior sign program.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make our clients’ business or organization better. We accomplish this by leveraging our industry leading sales team and world class products to help our clients reach their maximum potential.


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What they're saying about us


Burkhart Advertising was such a pleasure to work with. Not only were they able to create a sign for Chase Plastics on a very short time frame but they created a sign that blew away my expectations. The follow-up and promptness that I received from Burkhart was incredible. – Katherine Chase, Chase Plastics

Working with Burkhart on a couple different projects has always been a great experience. They are professional and always attentive to details and quick to get back to me. Recently we had some large signage projects and a very short time frame to complete the job but the folks a Burkhart went out of their way to make sure the job was done and done right. I would certainly recommend. – Joe Hart, South Bend Cubs

We love the new sign! Thanks so much for all your effort in making this possible. We greatly appreciate the generosity shown us by the Burkhart company. I really appreciated the men who installed it. They were great to work with. – Rev. Dr. William Salsbery, Heartland Ministries

Burkhart Sign Systems did a great job on our custom sign and awnings.  They were professional, safe and kept me in constant communication throughout the project.  They took the time to look at our site and even suggested some additional wayfinding signs we were not thinking of to create smooth site access.  I would highly recommend Burkhart Sign Systems to anyone looking to enhance their brand and business. – Blake Baumgartner, Bitmap Products

The sign looks GREAT! I could not be more happy with the outcome!!!!! Thanks to Burkhart for being so wonderful to work with and for putting up with my pickiness. I also want to thank Burkhart for their honesty and putting us in touch with Troy the electrician to get the down lighting at a more reasonable cost. I am grateful for companies like Burkhart! – Erin Thompson, Unity Boutique

Working with Burkhart was a joy. We needed a large-scale indoor wall wrap with short notice to serve as the backdrop for a high-profile national touring exhibit. The Burkhart Sign team was able to quickly print and deliver a high-quality piece that exceeded our expectations and created the “wow” factor we needed.” — Aaron Nichols, Audience Development Manager, Shakespeare at Notre Dame

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