Posted by: signgirl
Date: October 25, 2007 12:29AM
I am looking at starting my own business primarily focusing on pre-permitting, permit secural, and site due diligence. I have almost ten years in the sign business - program management, sales, installation, design, permitting, variances, and surveys. I have worked with national accounts,developers, and architects nationwide for starters. I know there is a need for this type of service but not quite sure how the sign industry will respond to this service. Primarily sign companies handle pre-permitting, permits, variances, and due diligence reports in house. However, due to high volume conversions, change outs, remodels, and new store construction, why hire a temp or train someone who then leaves after a few months, when you can hire a college educated, professional, with extensive knowledge in zoning regulations, and can find the "loop holes" in the ordinances, to get the sign that your customer wants installed? Any comments, suggestions, or past experiences with a code analysis provider is appreciated OR if you are looking for an experienced person at your company to fill this type of position, I am open to that as well.