Custom office, lobby and architectural signs for your business

At Cadwell Design + Sign in metro Boston, we help our customers make their brands stand-out in a memorable and impactful way. We believe that a great sign system must provide a strong and lasting first impression, provide needed information and the utility of important wayfinding directions meeting safety, health, and ADA compliant sign standards.

In addition, we strive to enhance your facility’s interior design with custom signs that help you present your unique character and enhance your brand awareness. We make your brand standout in an inspiring and memorable way with custom painted, vinyl, engraved, lighted, LED and neon signs. Helping you promote and showcase your brand is our purpose. We view your brand as our brand and we are determined to make your brand shine!

Our Latest Work

Custom signs are the best visual tool for your company or facility. A well-designed office signage and wayfinding system reinforces your brand and portrays your image to the public. Look through our visual gallery to see a sampling of sign design and fabrication ideas and materials. To help you find what you may be looking for we have categorized the galleries into industry, location, and innovation. View just a few of the thousands of signs we have fabricated and installed. Because all of these signs are custom made in Massachusetts, your purchases support local artists and fabricators in our community. We are 100% made in America and by local designers and local manufacturers.

Custom ADA and braille signs for your business

Let Cadwell Design + Sign help you decide if your office signage is compliant with Massachusetts state and Federal Americans with Disabilities Act mandates. Accessibility is a right for all that enter your business, so be sure to show support for their varied needs. From custom Braille signs in your lobby to updated restroom signs, Cadwell Design + Sign can provide the exact custom signage needed to earn a tenant occupancy certificate before you move into your new office location or open your new business.

Sign Codes and Requirements

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) includes a variety of accessibility standards and guidelines. This Act covers everything from the width of pedestrian walkways and wheelchair access to the size, location, and use of Braille signs in all office locations and buildings. It also covers the size and spacing of sign letters on signs and the exact grade of Braille dots needed to comply with the law. All permanent rooms, meeting rooms, room numbers, restrooms, elevators and exit signs must have ADA compliant signs with domed Grade 2, Braille. For any owner or property manager of an office building, business or facility serving the general public, ADA enforcement can have a large impact if you do not meet code requirements. Cadwell Design + Sign are experts on the sign codes and regulations and can help design, build, and install code compliant sign systems.

There have been more than 50,000 ADA-related lawsuits across the US since the law was passed and local building code and the ADA have set new penalties ranging from $25,000 to $75,000 (with a cap at $150,000 for non-compliance), plus attorney’s fees, for not meeting accessibility requirements. Some payouts can be higher than $75,000. In addition, companies can not move into a building or receive a tenant occupancy certificate until they meet all ADA sign codes and requirements.

ADA Violation Enforcement

ADA regulations are enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice. The regulations covered include those governing state and local government services under ADA Title II and public accommodations under Title III.

The DOL’s Office of Disability Employment Policy provides technical assistance on ADA compliance, but its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Civil Rights Center is tasked with enforcing ADA requirements.

Partnering with experienced ADA sign vendors like Cadwell can protect against unwarranted lawsuits and identify issues that can be fixed to make a facility ADA-compliant. They can also provide a time frame to make corrections and establish an intent to correct any existing code issues. It is best to meet code requirements before you move into an office rather than respond to a violation after the fact. In addition, ADA compliant Braille signs require specific fonts, sizes, and designs to meet code. Some states now require unisex or gender-neutral ADA compliant signs. Call Cadwell for an ADA compliant sign system or code review on sign sizes, styles, fonts, colors and placements.

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Not all custom sign fabrication companies are the same, see what makes Cadwell Design + Sign different.

We handle the entire sign design and build process in our Boston area facility, we are 100% American made and this allows us to control quality and speed. Most of our indoor and outdoor business sign customers have been with us for 10+ years and 100% of our customers state, “We plan to do more business with Cadwell.”*

Everything we do is focused on making our customers happy. Our service and satisfaction is the best in the industry. You can trust us to deliver your office or architectural building signage project on time, on budget and all with amazing quality and service. 95% of our customers score us an A or A+ for quality and service on our customer satisfaction survey. At Cadwell “your brand is our purpose” and we are determined to turn every customer into a “raving fan”. Check out our success stories to see examples of our custom business signs.

We are with you for the long haul and we offer a “Lifetime Guarantee”. If our interior office sign construction fails or the commercial business sign install does not hold-up, we will replace the existing sign at no cost for the life of the sign system.

Why upgrade your sign solution?

60% of businesses reported average sales increases of 10% or more by adding or updating their Office signs.**

Your custom made sign system is like a silent salesperson and brand ambassador.. Each custom office sign has the ability to grab attention, build brand awareness and get people into your office or store. A simple update, refresh or splash of color on an exterior sign, custom wall graphics or lobby sign will have a positive impact on your brand awareness and brand recognition.

38% of large companies with multiple locations identified branding as the most important purpose of effective office signage.**

Your reception sign or office lobby sign is the first thing your employees and your customers see when they enter the office every day. The lobby sign is your first chance to make a big impression and a lasting impression. Make sure your corporate lobby sign stands-out and reflects your values and supports your company culture.

68% of customers believe that good commercial building sign signage reflects the quality of a business and their product.**

Think of your in-store signage as your silent salespeople. Although it can’t verbally interact with your customers, a high-quality custom acrylic, aluminum or LED sign communicates a message of quality and professionalism.

75% of Americans have told someone else about a business (or linked to it on social media) as a reaction to your signage.**

We live in the age of millennials and Instagram. The more aesthetically pleasing your business signage and décor are, the more likely your tech-savvy customers are going to Instagram, follow or geotag your store or your company, encouraging all of their friends, fans and followers to do the same.

* Source – Cadwell post installation survey
** Source – International Sign Association & FedEx Office Survey: Standout Signs Contribute to Sales

The signs are even better than we had hoped for. We can’t thank you enough for the work you folks have done. We wish all vendors were this easy to work with. You put the finishing touches in our office space. Thanks again for a job well done.
Gail Dahlstrom, Dahlstrom + Company

“Not only did Cadwell meet our tight deadline (we had just 4 weeks to get our occupancy permit), they did a great job helping to improve our wayfinding signage within our new office space” and “in the end they delivered a high-quality and aesthetically pleasing product”

Client, Vistaprint

Working with Cadwell “allowed me to establish the proper signage specs and add it to our campus standards library for future use” and they great at “tracking down the original specs and recreating a style or replacing a component”

Client, Harvard Medical School

“All of my experiences with Cadwell have been very productive and positive. I look forward to continue to work with them in the future and will highly recommend to others.”

Client, Cushman & Wakefield

”I am a raving fan of Cadwell and score you an A+”

Client, Massachusetts General Brigham