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General Contractors

An Experienced Partner for General Contractors

At Metro Sign & Awning, we realize the trust you place in us when you recommend or select our company to work on your project. We realize that our products and interactions with your clients reflect back on you. And this is why we will work with your client through every step of the process and keep them informed on the timeline and cost.

We understand the multi-level relationship and involvement of a project owned and built by a General Contractor, which often requires the approval and input of a design firm, architect and owner.

We work directly with owners, developers, design firms, and architects to allow our partners to meet client requirements while being considerate of critical timelines related to project build out and inspections.

By partnering with us, you can build a trusting and professional relationship with your clients that will reflect well on you and your team.

As a partner for General Contractors, we focus on the details including:

Design

Metro Sign and Awning aims to design signage that reflects your brand and addresses your needs. Our expert consultants will work closely with you to create a sign that matches your vision and your client’s brand.

From signage that stands out for all the right reasons, to ones that are compliant with all the rules and regulations, we can provide them all. We deliver signs that are designed to drive customer traffic and grow end-user brand image.

We provide interior / exterior signage for residential, hotel, corporate, private and public schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, shopping centers, casinos, entertainment, and transportation. We understand that each project requires a different type of unique base building (the signage needed for the certificate of occupancy) and branded signage / architectural elements.

At Metro, we have the knowledge and expertise to walk our partners through the variables successfully for both planning and execution.

Turnkey Installation

We can assist with design/engineering of specialty items in a project that our GC partner isn’t familiar with. We can take over from the GC and develop a turn-key solution such as the reception desk and glass cabinet built into granite shown for 22 Boston Wharf  and the high-pressure laminate wall system  for Suffolk University.

Cost Estimation

Metro Sign and Awning can develop an estimate based on general specifications. We offer ADD-ALT for items, where an improved approach may need to be considered by GC and presented to owner. We can create a comprehensive breakdown or cost analysis of project deliverables to provide our GC partners with visibility into product / labor break-downs needed to easily add or remove items as the project transitions into mobilization and changes scope.

Project Management

We attend and participate in site safety and flex/stretch meetings and oversee union organization / mobilization / field installation. We can create visualization to the list of deliverables related to critical paths and milestones. With us, General Contractors are more aware of trade barriers and can alter their schedules accordingly for long term build outs.

We can break out phases of project deliverables as the project progresses to ensure approvals are in place for our partners to maintain control over large project scopes with ease. MSA coordinates with other trades to ensure electrical requirements are met and signage is properly coordinated with related trades i.e. j-bolt patterns, Dig-Safe, paving, paint templates, plates and blocking prior to closing walls, etc. We update submittals, schedule of values, progress billings, and close out packages on GC Project Management Dashboard.

What Our Partners Say

“Warren Conference Center: Leadership Impressed”

“Just wanted to let you know that the President and Senior Leadership had their retreat over this past weekend and so far we’ve heard a lot of great feedback about the signs and new branding! I’ve been told the signs were beautiful especially the ones with the carved trees, they said the dimension was impressive. I can’t wait to get over there myself to eventually see them! Thanks again so much for all your help with that project, hope to work with you again soon!”

Exceeded Our Expectations! – C & K Switches

“Thanks again to you and your team for the outstanding job with our wall graphics and illuminated sign. The end result is amazing and exceeded our expectations. The feedback so far has been nothing short of stellar. The work you and your team did was of the highest quality, met our extremely tight deadline, and we were met with courteousness and professionalism at every step of the process. Well done, we couldn’t be happier. Needless to say we’ve found our sign vendor.”

“Our Space Has Gone from Ordinary to Extraordinary” – Stephen Johnston
Sea Grille

We appreciate Metro’s partnership in support of Meritage and Rowes Wharf Sea Grille’s signage at the Boston Harbor Hotel. As you’re able to see in the before/after photos, our space has gone from ordinary to extraordinary with the use of eye-catching branding in the form of signage! The Meritage Canopy and Marquee sign truly brands the corner and acts as a marketing tool, attracting customers into the bar. Not only is the sign elegant, but effective. Our Rowes Wharf Sea Grill Projecting Sign brings forth a classic presence, attracting attention from the daily crowds of pedestrian and auto traffic. Adding painted fabric banners and additional branding facing the Harbor ties it all together and identifies our 5-star estabishments at our

“Working with Metro Has Been Excellent” – Michael Pugh, Project Manager
Skanska

“Everyone I’ve had the pleasure of working with at Metro has been excellent and I’d welcome the opportunity to work with you again. The whole process, from submittal to install, was very fluid. There was an open communication between Metro, FMA and Skanska which, I believe, was a large contributor to the overall success of the project.”

“Gymboree Can’t Say Enough About Workmanship & Service” -David Mitchell
 Gymboree

“The build-out and grand opening of our new flagship Gymboree Play & Music center in Arlington was on an incredibly tight time-line.  Metro Sign was with us every step of the way, and ultimately was able to meet our expedited time table.  Our signage and awnings were in place and installed in time for our grand opening event! I just can’t say enough about both the high quality of workmanship and the first-rate customer service we received.  When it comes time to open our next location sometime next year, I plan on having Metro Sign right there with me!”

“Cafco Appreciates the Hard Work & Dedication” – The team at Cafco Construction Management

“All of us at Cafco would like to express our sincere thanks to you and your team for your efforts on the Radisson Hotel project. Every successful project can be attributed to a collaboration of individual efforts. We acknowledge that it was the hard work and dedication of each individual, under aggressive time constraints, that enabled Cafco to realize our commitment. Thank you again and we look forward to future opportunities.” –

Phenomenal Job! – Mike, Creative Lead
ActBlue

“The guys just left. They did a phenomenal job, and the product looks amazing in the space. Your crew really knocked it out of the park. There were no disruptions to business at all, and they were super nice and professional. I wanted to pass along the praise, because they deserve it, as does your shop.”

With our project management skills, architectural signage experience, and craftsmanship, the entire Metro team is committed to working with developers to bring their project vision to reality. Contact us to get started on your project today.

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