Founded in 1982, TFN Architectural Signage, Inc. also known as Third Floor North has grown to become one of the most respected custom signage and environmental graphic fabricators on the West Coast. We have built this reputation with developers, general contractors, architects and environmental graphic design studios across the country with our thorough project management, quality fabrication, and a creed that echoes throughout our company: “The job is never completed until the customer and the vision is completely satisfied.”
TFN Architectural Signage, Inc. consist of four major divisions each formulated to meet customer’s needs and to provide highly specialized fabrication services for the increased technologically and creatively advanced designs and custom requests of their customers. Perhaps the most important is the Business Development Division which closely works in developing plans with architects and environmental graphic designers to ensure proposed designs can work including value or better engineering and pre-bid budget consultation; competitive bids that stick to the proposed documents; and timetables with the primary purpose of meeting the agreed upon deadlines and proposed budgets.
The second major division is our Project Management Division whom ensures that your project is implemented to all agreed time lines and budget while developing the working drawings to adhere to all codes, ensuring safe and proper installation, and generating maximum labor productivity and efficiency based upon the mutually agreed upon project proposal.
The third major division is our Fabrication Division whom embraces over 80 collective years of fabrication experience to deliver products and paint finishes that will last well beyond TFN’s standard warranty of 3 years (which is one of the highest warranties in the business). In 2003, TFN opened a fabrication facility in Mexico to handle the increased demand by developers for labor intensive architectural style signage that has now far exceeded the old commercial style of fabricating signs. Our shop rate is one of the lowest in the industry, however we do put more time into all of our projects which has become the hallmark of TFN’s quality control. Responding to designers’ and developers’ requests for better quality in the industry, TFN has in some cases set the fabrication standard for limited visible fasteners, seamless construction, and quality paint finishes, which may be why TFN was awarded the Best Custom Fabricator in 2006 from the international Society of Environmental Graphic Designers (SEGD).
The fourth major division is our Installation Division whom is dedicated to ensuring a safe, secure and clean installation of your project. Two man crews arrive in fully equipped and clean trucks to your job site. With the ability to expand or contract crews at any time, TFN Architectural Signage can handle all local, interstate, or even international projects. Housed in a 21,000 sq. ft. office/warehouse building in sunny Santa Ana, California, is a full staff of 45 people, including estimators, fabrication designers, project managers, artisan fabricators and clean installers, whom are aimed to exceed your expectations.