Signs By Benchmark Faux Stacked Stone Pole Covers Perfect for Towering Pylon Sign
Signs By Benchmark (a division of Benchmark Foam) has long enjoyed a productive relationship with Indigo Signworks of Fargo, North Dakota. A recent collaboration called for pole covers to dress up a 25’ pylon sign for a newly constructed Stop-N-Go Gas and Convenience Center (with two additional tenants in the facility) in West Fargo, North Dakota.
The Indigo Signworks team planned a sign base of stacked stone designed to match exterior architecture of the building. However, while stone worked nicely for the base, they knew that the 22’ 7” pole covers called for a lightweight material. Knowing that Signs By Benchmark specializes in creating extremely realistic faux finishes, the Indigo team didn’t hesitate to make the call.
“When the project began,” said Mary Krage of Indigo Signworks, “all we had was a small sample stone section that looked much lighter in color than the completed building. So I matched paint colors, took photos of the job site, then sent them to Signs By Benchmark.”
Working from the materials sent by Krage, the Signs By Benchmark team set to work designing, then creating the two colossal pole covers. Large blocks of cellular plastic (EPS expanded polystyrene) were molded in the Signs By Benchmark plant. The blocks were first CNC-cut to specifications, then hand sculpted to achieve the realistic faux finish for which the skilled Signs By Benchmark team is known.
After receiving a coat of Signs By Benchmark’s signature hard coat for durability, the covers were painted and shaded to match original stone elements. The final product was two 22’ 7” high x 10’ wide x 32” deep lightweight, faux stacked stone pole covers ready for easy installation.
“It was a pleasure working with the team at Signs By Benchmark,” said Krage. “As anyone can see, the pole covers are almost a perfect match to the original stone. That made a nervous sales person and the client very happy!”
To learn more about our durable, lightweight products that are able to withstand severe weather conditions, give the Signs By Benchmark team a call at 800-658-3444 or 605-886-8084. Count on their years of experience to produce a product that will meet your needs.