KUDOS FROM CLIENTS
This was a monumental project for Taubman and the city of Salt Lake, with many difficult facets. CRĒO’s input early on regarding some inventive material and finish options was very helpful in managing both the performance and the aesthetics of the graphics package and placemaking elements. Equally impressive was CRĒO’s ability to work with all the different constituents, including the EG design firm, the architects, and three different general contractors, managing input from all of those stakeholders and coordinating with all on site trades to keep the project on track. In the end, the signage fabrication and installation work was performed flawlessly and with extreme attention to detail.
The challenge presented to CRĒO Industrial Arts at The Natick Collection was extremely difficult: Document, fabricate, ship, and install over $3 million worth of world-class architectural graphics and signage in less than 5 months. Despite the complexity and scale of the designs, CRĒO completed the project on time, within budget, and to unanimous acclaim.
I can’t remember the numbers exactly, but at Key Arena there were something like eighty bajillion signs to fabricate and install… and there was only one that had to be corrected. I’d call that great quality.
We have been working with CRĒO for almost two decades, and trust them fully to build our designs to the highest standards of excellence. Their craftsmanship is exquisite – we know they’ll always get it right. On top of having superior attention to detail during fabrication, they are great communicators and project managers. They are always willing to work out solutions in order to meet project goals, and we value our collaborative relationship. It’s evident from their work –everyone at CRĒO is a team player!
We designed a large mural using archival material from Planned Parenthood’s controversial history, which was to be installed in their national headquarters. We worked with CRĒO Industrial Arts for this piece as well as all of the signage within the space. Even working long distance from Seattle to New York, it was a seamless process. CRĒO was a great partner and always provided what we needed, perfectly done and on time. They exceeded our expectations!
After 20 years and a multitude of projects, CRĒO Industrial Arts always gets it right, always on time, always on budget. That is the easy part. The part that keeps me coming back is that they have a natural sense of detail and design. They are able to do things no one else can do, see things no one else can see. CRĒO becomes a partner in my projects. They are there for me at the beginning offering advice and council, providing their in depth knowledge on materials, finishes and engineering. They follow through to completion with as much personal investment as myself and our clients.
As the designers of the signage and graphics for the SlotZilla project, Contour Entertainment entrusted us to bring their iconic concept to life. Once we started firming up the designs, we were asked whom we would recommend to build this giant project. Without hesitation, CPD gladly recommended CRĒO. There was never a doubt that our designs would be recreated faithfully and with the highest quality possible. The finished product speaks for itself. Bold, dynamic and the correct level of showmanship that equals or is better than anything else in Las Vegas. SlotZilla is a fantastic example of a passion for what you do and the knowledge on how best to do it! That is what you get when you engage the talents of CRĒO Industrial Arts.
We partnered with CRĒO Industrial Arts on the Husky Stadium Renovation Project during the preconstruction design phase, and we maintained a close working relationship with them as they progressed through fabrication and installation. By collaborating with the team including the graphic designers early on, we were able to get the best product for the best value. CRĒO did an outstanding job, assisting us with alternate manufacturing methods along with alternate materials procurement and final installation on site. Wright Runstad & Company and the design team will continue to partner with CRĒO on future projects.
Our team at Interior Architects was inspired to create an office space in the spirit of an arcade market. Each level features fictional interpretations of brick and mortar storefronts derived from traditional shopping departments and vendors. Curiosities abound on every floor, and we wanted the end user to have fun discovering each “shop’s” unique story. CRĒO is the reason this project was so successful. Their attention to detail, as a whole, is unparalleled. Every step of the process was thoughtful, exciting, and we became like a family because of the open dialogue through every phase of the project. High standards and commitment to the design vision is where CRĒO shines, and it was a dream to partner with this team. I could only hope for more collaborations in the future.
We recently had to an EG system for a very picky client – ourselves! At RTKL, we regularly combine many different disciplines, cultures, and ways of working. We worked closely with CRĒO Industrial Arts to produce a very unusual collection of items that help communicate our brand story, from custom wallpaper to over scale lanterns that identify collaborative spaces in the office. I’m sure that we weren’t the easiest client CRĒO Industrial Arts has ever had to work with, but they calmed our worries throughout the process and always came through with flying colors.
The artistic and technical balance found at CRĒO is a testament to their unique ability to problem solve and their raw passion to take on new challenges.
Like the architecture that surrounds it, the signage for the Hyatt at Olive 8 is sleek, modern, and upscale. CRĒO’s execution of the design was flawless, and as a result, the signage conveys a sense of sophistication consistent with this high end urban hotel. Their creativity, thorough management style, and ability to work through challenges were a breath of fresh air welcome addition to the project.. We couldn’t be happier with the end result. CRĒO’s exceeded performance met our lofty expectations. To anyone whose project needs nothing short of the best for its signage and graphics, I highly recommend CRĒO.
As the final environmental graphic design came to fruition, CRĒO and its proactive team of professionals made the transition from design to complete signage package much easier than past projects that I have been involved with. We were extremely happy with the process of shop drawings production, submittal and CRĒO’s attention to detail. This was a monumental flagship project for us with a lot of difficult signage and CRĒO’s patience to go through the design changes with us was extremely helpful. There were several key target dates for each of the various phases and CRĒO’s effort to complete the work and hit all of our dates was successful. CRĒO’s direct coordination with our media provider saved us a lot of money and time which we greatly appreciate.
Topshop Topman was a large-scale and high-demand retail store project, which not only required a sign fabrication company that could produce our unique signage design, but would also guarantee an effortless work flow through meticulous communication. CRĒO proved to be a great and dedicated collaborator that delivered on all of these fronts, meeting Gensler’s expectation to its highest.
The project was a huge success from every perspective. Your firm showed that it was more than capable of taking on a project of this magnitude and complexity and completing it on time and with an outstanding level of quality. Not only were you responsible for basic signage, but you were tasked with all of the environmental graphics as well and showed the ability to handle to large metal fabrication, as well as the detailed artistic elements. You worked very closely with the Design Architect to coordinate and resolve any fabrication and design issues.