Spike Stories

Spike Stories: Columbine Window Tint Saves Time With Spike

Spike helps Columbine Window Tint look more professional and capture measurements with efficiency. (Photo courtesy Columbine Window Tint) For more than 20 years, Columbine Window Tint, a Littleton, Colorado-based window film shop, has operated as a small family-owned business. Dave Swanson first started the business as a one-man shop for the commercial and residential markets, but...

Spike Stories: YESCO Delaware Uses Spike to Work More Efficiently

With Spike, YESCO Delaware can capture measurements that would normally require a bucket truck without leaving the ground. (Photo courtesy YESCO Delaware) While most sign shops concentrate on the manufacturing and installation sides of the business, New Castle, Delaware-based YESCO sets itself apart from competition by focusing on existing signage service, says General Manager Mike Hewitt....

Spike Stories: City of Westminster Streamlines Inspections With Spike

Whenever a private entity in the city of Westminster proposes a new building or structure, the city’s Department of Community Development approves the plan and issues a permit with certain construction parameters. After construction, Scott Kolowitz, official development plan inspector for the city of Westminster, visits the build site to ensure the facility is in accordance with the permit....

Spike Stories: Magnify Signs Streamlines Business With Spike

With such a busy workload, Tim Root of Magnify Signs finds Spike especially valuable because it allows him to turn around more estimates in a day. (Photo courtesy ikeGPS) As a full-service sign shop in Englewood, Colorado, Magnify Signs offers all types of signage. From digital printing to interior signage and channel letters, Magnify Signs can...

Spike Stories: Adams Window Tinting Increases Sales With Spike

Jeanne Kratz, owner of Adams Window Tinting, uses Spike for buildings as tall as nine stories. (Photo courtesy Adams Window Tinting) Since purchasing Oklahoma City-based Adams Window Tinting in 2003, owners David and Jeanne Kratz have been on a mission to grow the tint shop and put their own mark on this well-established business, which has...

Spike Stories: Starfish Signs Sees Productivity Improvement With Spike

Starfish Signs and Graphics fabricates a wide range of indoor and outdoor signs and often works on installations for several national sign companies, including Brite Lite Neon, Ramsay Signs and Victory Signs. (Photo courtesy Starfish Signs and Graphics) After a career in biochemical engineering, Mike Reilly was in search of a new business opportunity. Reilly looked...

Spike Stories: FASTSIGNS Kitchener Measures Faster With Spike’s Cloud Capability

Spike allows FASTSIGNS Kitchener-Waterloo work quicker to better serve customers. (Photo courtesy FASTSIGNS Kitchener-Waterloo) After working his way up the corporate ladder as a charter accountant, Rob Richmond, owner of Kitchener, Ontario-based FASTSIGNS was ready to take his career in his own hands. Richmond wanted a career that gave him more control over his future, so...

Spike Stories: AlphaGraphics Denton Improves Productivity With Spike

Spike works well for estimating partial vehicle wraps because AlphaGraphics Denton can turnaround estimates faster and beat the low revenue margins. (Photo courtesy AlphaGraphics Denton) Before entering the signage market, Denton, Texas-based AlphaGraphics offered a suite of printing services – from business cards to brochures, booklets, pamphlets and direct mail, says Rob Chatwin, sign specialist for...

Spike Stories: Naperville Signarama Trades In Tape Measure for Spike

Naperville Signarama takes on a variety of signage projects and finds Spike makes it easier to capture those hard-to-reach measurements. (Photo courtesy Signarama Naperville) As a full-service sign shop, Naperville, Illinois-based Signarama can handle nearly any signage request, which keeps co-owners Herb Greene and Kathy Greene busy. Herb spends most of his time managing operations and...