Since 1976, W.E. Wall, the catering company that inspired Billy Bones and the “fire breathing hog”, is now considered in many circles, to be the most respected outdoor caterer in the midwest and has formed a cult-like following consisting of those who just love to live life and eat great food! In 2019, Billy Bones BBQ was purchased by the long-time customer, Silver Lake Chicken Shack of the Silver Lake Sand Dunes in Michigan. A tourist hot spot boasting the BEST EVER wings made famous by using Billy’s rub.
Ascension Providence Hospital in Rochester delivers advanced emergency stroke care using advanced brain imaging and stroke assessments to rapidly diagnose and treat patients who are experiencing stroke symptoms. They are a team of doctors working together to deliver medication therapies, surgical care options, and neurophysiology care that’s right for the patient.
Electro-Matic has a longstanding relationship with OCC—working on their led signage packages dating back the last 15 years.
Our relationship with Namdar is strong as can be, and the project we did for their Centerpointe property is another success story of over 100 properties nationwide that we're doing from them.
GSI is one of the longstanding premier sign companies in Metro Detroit servicing all of Michigan, as well as the Ohio market. We have been partnered with them selling our LED displays dating back to the mid-2000s. We primarily work with them with their Genisys Credit Union account all over Michigan as well as other projects in Detroit. We've been with them a long time and have a great partnership.
This particular project was to assist them with their own signage. It was an honor to do their signage, as their headquarters are positioned right off of in Troy, Michigan, so this Electro-Matic display has received a ton of traffic. It has benefited both of our companies in promoting or products and services to tens of thousands of cars each day.
"It has been a pleasure working with Electro-Matic on this display for our corporate signage project. The LED display looks fantastic and we are excited about all the branding opportunities. It really presents beautifully." - Scott Gardner, CEO
"With our long and positive history working with GSI, EM Visual jumped at the chance to work with them on this project." - James Baker
Since the sign was put up in October 2020, it's been a great branding tool for GSI. They are receiving leads off of the display as well as new project opportunities from all of the exposure that this display provides.
List products and services EM used:
10 mm 3x15 EM Display
Car dealership parking lot lighting is more important than you think. LED lighting is rapidly becoming the obvious ideal option for a variety of applications, including your outside parking lot at your car dealership. That being said, LED lights are without a doubt the most energy efficient choice that is readily available on the marketplace. LED lighting for car dealerships are unrivaled in their life-span and efficiency, in comparison to traditional lighting.
The Lakes Mall is a 600,000 sq. ft regional shopping mall located in Muskegon County. The mall sits on a 101-acre property line and has over 40 stores and 4 anchor stores located on its premises.
General Manager, Jonathan Pittman, pays the initial energy cost for common areas and the inline spaces in the parking lot. The energy challenge at this property, however, was that the landlord did not have separately metered spaces. Although the retailer reimburses landlords for their space energy consumption the common area had high wattage lighting throughout the mall which created an expensive lighting system.
The common area of the mall had CFL and Metal Halide lights ranging in wattage consumption from 15 - 1,000-watt bulbs.
The objective was to find a way to lower energy costs for the landlord by reducing the wattage of each fixture in the common areas of the mall starting with the parking Lot Lights.
EM resolved a problem by diagnosing the mall's common area energy usage. They created a plan of action and implemented a project to remove high-wattage CFL and Metal Halide lights and replace them with lower-wattage LED light bulbs and fixtures.
The mall has benefited from this lighting project because the energy usage is lower causing an energy cost savings for the land lord. The mall's lighting is also brighter and gives it a cleaner and crisp look that customers and retailers can enjoy.
"The lights brought life back into the mall. Foot traffic has increased in the mall since the lights have been installed. “ Jonathan Pittman, Lakes Mall General Manager
List products and services Electro-Matic used:
We used 55 Different LED products for both inside and outside.
Any external companies that helped on the project or solution and their services provided:
Tri-State Light did the install.
Crystal Gardens is a premier banquet center that has offered elegant and spacious banquet rooms, custom table settings, and the perfect menus for more than 40 years. However, their Southgate, Michigan location had an Optec unit so out-of-date that replacement parts were no longer available.
Mike Richardson, at Mr. LED had sold them their old unit so Electro-Matic knew a replacement project with them was on the horizon for years. Through Mr. LED, EM Visual scheduled a demo with Crystal Gardens for operation and ownership. The demo featured the modern technology of our Fusion Series. Following the demo, Crystal Gardens decided to move forward with the project.
Electro-Matic upgraded the resolution significantly from what they had previously. We were able to meet the project budget and Mr. LED was able to coordinate the project efficiently.
“Working with Mike at Mr. LED Signs is always a pleasant experience. After a couple of years of consideration, Once he was able to set up the demo, the project closed very quickly. It’s a primetime installation for EMV on the main hub in Southgate on a highly viewable intersection.”
– Visual Sales Team
Products and Services Electro-Matic used:
- Fusion 5’ x 11 m/s 16 mm – 84 x 192
- AAA Signs, Flat Rock, MI performed the installation.
Pro Care Auto is an Automotive Services small business. The owner, Greg Jarossy, contacted Electro-Matic in January of 2018. They were moving to a new property and had an old, mono electronic message center that had failed. He wanted to replace and upgrade to full color, then take his sign along with him and make the upgrade once the property closed.
Electro-Matic was able to find the sign on Google Maps to get a feel for the structure and overall design of the sign. We were able to easily recommend 2’ x 8’ m/s both at 11 mm & 16 mm for Greg’s review. We also recommended he trade places with the EMC going to the ID cabinet space, and the ID to the EMC space. This would provide him with a bigger EMC allowing him more space for his variable messages and graphic options.
We were able to position ourselves as an asset for Greg as he reviewed both EMV and our Fusion product against some other options. He relayed that we were at the head of the pack. The project took just over a year from the first contact to close, which is a very consistent time period for a retail opportunity.
“We love it. Easy to program as well. Plus...your customer service is top-notch!”
– Greg Jarossy, Owner of Pro Auto Care
Located in Minooka, Illinois, Chapin's Banquets and Catering is a beautiful banquet hall perfect for hosting a variety of events including weddings, receptions, fundraisers, birthdays, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, business meetings, holiday parties, graduation parties, sport banquets, off-site caterings and much more. On top of the banquet hall they have an exquisite full-service restaurant called Twin Rail Pub.
Chapin's Banquets found themselves in a predicament when water began to leak into their electronic message center which caused all sorts of troubleshoot problems. The overseas vendor they purchased the sign from years ago was not delivering adequate customer service in regards to providing new parts to replace those with water damage, or any other assistance for that matter. Chapin's wanted a new EMC from a company they could depend on. It was then they reached out to Electro-Matic Visual for some help. With Twin Rail Pub being on the back side of the building many people don’t know that it is.
When presented with the project, EM Visual knew the first step was to find a size to fit, and type of resolution that would best fit the needs of this application. The Electro-Matic demo trailer made it easy to present the owner with both an 11mm and 16mm option.
Solution: After the demo the customer had decided that he only needed a 16mm full color based on his location. With the customer up on a hill and the cars below the 16mm was the best option while keeping price in mind. Once that was decided Visions Signs took care of all installation and permitting.
Benefits: With the new 16mm fusion message center Chapin’s and Twin Rail Pub with now have full exposure to promote their events. Chapin’s will use the message center as a way to advertise their services, but also advertise what event is going on. As far as Twin Rail Pub they now will gain street exposure and use this to promote food and beverage specials.
List products and services EM used:
16mm 60x144 LED Display.
External companies that helped on the project or solution and their services provided:
Visions Signs was the sign company that sold and installed the project.