About Signature Structures
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Signature was formed on the premise that our customers become our partners and long term relationships start when a project is successfully completed. Our mission is to be the best in the business, and our signature makes this guarantee on every contract. Read about our Management, Company Philosophy and True Team Approach:
Simply put, The Signature Philosophy is based on projects
that are of premium quality and last for many years of service.
We believe there are universal constants that ensure a successful
project. Quality materials produced at high factory standards,
engineering to site specific requirements, exterior PVC membrane
known for long life, and experienced construction management.
Signature adheres to these universal constants and we prove
it with a 100% track record in customer satisfaction.
Signature Structures LLC is a company where management has
been prepared by years of experience to embrace the fabric
structure industry and exemplify the highest standards of
quality and service. Throughout the past 40 years the fabric
structure industry has been in the development phase with
structures being used primarily for agriculture. With the
industry moving into mainstream application, the need for
structures to meet more traditional project goals and harsh
elements has increased.
The Signature Team brings to market a total design/build solution
to selective clients in search of quality structures and professional
service, filling a void in the frame supported fabric structure
industry. Having grown with several companies in the industry,
our team combines over 80 years of experience. As individuals
and with our partners, we have been part of the most successful
and unique projects undertaken. Our familiarity with numerous
frame, membrane and building designs gives Signature the ability
to consult on any project and offer solutions to those who
have been neglected by our competitors.
Most importantly, Signature was formed on the premise that
our customers become our partners and long term relationships
start when a project is successfully completed. Our mission
is to be the best in the business, and our signature makes
this guarantee on every contract.
Meet Our Management
Rennie Turner, Owner
Mr. Turner started in the fabric structure industry in 1996
and has built critical relationships with key decision makers
acting as both a sales director and merger consultant with structure
values exceeding $30 million. Rennie has over 25 years of experience
in the sports industry as a professional athlete and facility
owner/operator. Signature's clients can expect the utmost respect
and true team consulting approach. Throughout his career, he
has been known for his integrity and willingness to go the extra
mile to get the job done for the customer.
John Dufal, Owner
Mr. Dufal started in the industry in 1994 and has experience
in market development, sales, product research and development
and contracts. John has been responsible for over $35 million
in sales within industrial and government markets, specializing
in custom design/build projects. Signature's clients should
expect innovative solutions to their requirements and a long
term partnership well after their project's successful completion.
Signature's clients will benefit from his hands-on approach
from project inception to ongoing building maintenance. As
co-owner of Signature, John is responsible for contracts and
Mel Nelson, Director of Construction
Mr. Nelson's fabric structure experience began in 1985 installing
some of the industry's premier projects. Mel has successfully
run projects and installation teams since 1995 and been responsible
for oversight in areas of fabrication, logistics and value
engineering. He has developed standard installation procedures,
training manuals and certification programs for the fabric
structure industry. Mel's quality control and oversight ensure
a project's success from initial design to construction. As
director of construction Mel offers technical coordination
in developing a final scope of work and reviews all project
requirements with the project team. He works directly with
sub contractors (ours or yours) that have main components
that integrate with our structure. During the design phase
his review of structural members aid in the construction process
and the most cost efficient design. He works closely with
the team during fabrication and becomes the main contact for
all construction related topics including scheduling, safety,
and key accessories within the structure. He will be the main
point of contact upon mobilization of our crews to the site
and is responsible for all manuals, drawings and procedures
means we stand behind our building with
pride and a solid committment to our clients.
Signature has the best: warranties, steel framework, coating protection, membrane, engineering and design services, custom management and design/build team, and the best after sales support and maintenance services. We work with every client to determine the right solution to meet specific project goals and structural requirements. Read about the Signature Difference:
Signature Structures LLC offers the strongest long-term warranty
in the business, period. Complete confidence in our design,
construction personnel and materials gives us the peace of mind
to offer a 15 year warranty with the first 8 years covering
all materials, labor and equipment upon signed maintenance agreement.
Unlike our competitors we offer the 15 year warranty as standard.
Compare us to our competitors and you will see the Signature
Only the highest quality heavy gauge structural steel is used
in our buildings. Coated with superior galvanizing protection
and ISO compliant epoxy paints, the steel frame is capable
of withstanding the most corrosive industrial environment
and inclement weather conditions. At Signature, we build with
your safety in mind by designing a structure to pass all local
loading requirements without exception.
All structural steel is post hot-dip galvanized or epoxy primed
and finished after fabrication. This method equally covers
all surfaces of the steel, both inside and out, with a 6 -
8 mil layer of zinc or Temacoat BH paint. Post fabrication
coating guarantees a corrosion free steel structure for a
minimum of 15 years. Most competitors choose to apply a thin
layer of zinc while the steel is being formed. Although this
procedure is less expensive, it only provides a fraction of
the protection and will ultimately cost more money to replace.
Our complete coating coverage after production ensures long-term
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) fabric is a fire retardant/self-extinguishing
and self-cleaning fabric that is the industry standard for
quality structures. It passes NFPA701 and ASTM E84 Fire Codes.
Pre-constraint technology gives the fabric high tensile strength
and gives it the capability to maintain tension in extreme
climates. UV inhibitors and other high quality top coats prolong
membrane life. We separate ourselves from the competition
by impregnating an ultraviolet protecting, Acrylic/PVDF top
coat. The Acrylic/PVDF coating has the highest bonding ratio
to PVC, eliminating the delaminating effects that results
from lower quality top coats. PVC is available in a variety
of colors or in a white translucent to allow for evenly distributed,
Engineering and Design
Signature's pre-engineered and custom structures are independently
designed to meet all local, environmental and building code
requirements - including IBC's 2003 new stringent minimum
requirements for 20 lb per square foot live load for all structures.
Once the structural drawings and calculations are completed,
third party engineering reviews and stamps our design to ensure
an unbiased interpretation of structural and code requirements.
Structures have been engineered for wind speeds in excess
of 160mph and snow loads 100 lbs per square foot. Collateral
loads can be designed into the framing to allow for most internal
applications. Modular capabilities of a Signature structure
allow for relatively easy transporting and relocation with
the ability to be expanded or reduced in length.
& Design/Build Team
Signature offers construction management services ranging
from structure design and installation to complete turnkey
solutions. Project Management packages can include but are
not limited to soils analysis, surveying, civil and electrical
work, and custom integration.
After Sales Support and
Signature offers a service and maintenance and partner programs
to all fabric building owners. We have successfully refurbished
membrane structures from other manufacturers. If you experience
less than satisfactory results with other companies we maybe
able to help re-new your building, aid in heat loss or condensation
issues, membrane replacement or relocation. We offer lucrative
programs for membrane structure owners to join our team and
have references that can attest to professionalism and responsiveness.
Signature's pre-engineered and custom structures are independently designed to meet all local, environmental and building code requirements. Design packages are customized to meet each client's needs from exploratory presentation materials to stamped engineered drawings. We work with you to create the building that perfectly fits your needs. Read about Signature's Design Services:
Due to the market demanding energy efficient, climate controlled,
semi-permanent fabric structures that require complete interior
buildout, Signature has developed and grown with the market
to meet specific customer needs.
Signature Design Services Include
- Bid Package Preparation
- Rendering Packages
- Structural Design, Review & Analysis
- Foundation Design & Review
- Soils Analysis & Surveying
- Civil, Electrical & Mechanical
- Custom Integration
Signature is as involved with the construction of the project as our client's need. With every project being different, Signature will simply supply the structure with an onsite project manager to complete turnkey with a partnership of our network of general contractors. We are there for our clients from beginning to end. Read about our Construction Services:
The Signature Team is dedicated to
making each client's dream a reality. We offer a wide variety
of construction services from project management to complete
turnkey solutions. It is important to Signature to provide oversight
on the installation of every structure we sell. Our participation
in construction ensures proper installation allowing the full
extent of the warranty to be initiated. Our partnership with
general contractors and suppliers gives us direct access to
experts in specialized trades such as hvac, plumbing, and electrical.
Our professional installation crews have experience installing
several structure designs allowing Signature to install any
fabric structure; and refurbish existing structures:
Pre Site Coordination
Pre site coordination is a very important aspect of the
construction phase that when not addressed can cause major
hurdles when the structure arrives on site. Coordination
of sub trades, site layout, staging, and project schedules
not only makes the project run smoother, but also helps
to reduce installation costs.
Once the size and scope of a project has been determined,
the Construction Division will thoroughly review all means
and methods that are best suited for the project.
Signature assigns a project manager who is available
throughout the duration of the project to every project.
Project Management at a minimum includes a technical supervisor
who will aid in installation.
The method of construction is dynamic for each
project. Every construction site is unique and requires
specific equipment to best fit the site layout, structure
size and location. Consequently, pricing installation is
not so cut and dry. Local equipment rental rates, union
labor, weather and site access/location are just a few variables
that can affect on the installation method and price.
Safety is a top priority during the construction
of any project. Signature has developed safety standards
that are reviewed with install crews, the end client and
its employees. Ensuring a safe work environment decreases
the risk of injury and property damage.
Signature's installation crews have been building
fabric structures since 1995. Having worked with several
companies over the years, our crews have experience installing
and dismantling several structure designs.
Signature brings to the market refurbish, renovation,
and addition packages to structures not originally manufactured
by Signature. There are several fabric structure companies
who have retired or simply do not service the structure
after the sale. It is Signature's belief that fabric structures
sell fabric structures; and we want to make sure that every
building is performing to its fullest capabilities. We invite
all structure owners to join Signature's winning team.
After Sales Support
The Signature Difference continues with our unrivaled after
sale support. Our long term warranty combined with the annual
maintenance program is the strongest in the industry. Warranty
and Maintenance programs are also available on fabric structures
not originally manufactured and/or installed by Signature
Structures. Read about our Maintenance Program and Warranty.