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BuildASign.com Overview

Austin, TX
201 to 500 employees
2005
Company - Private
Manufacturing
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
BuildASign.com is a leading online custom printing provider of signage and home decor items. Products include signs, canvas, apparel, business cards, car wraps and more. Proprietary web- based technology lets customers place their online custom signage and home decor orders ... Read more

Mission: Dominate the world's print.

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BuildASign.com – Why Work For Us?


BuildASign.com® has revolutionized the custom printing industry

BuildASign was founded in 2005 with one goal in mind, revolutionize the printing industry. We combined sign-making expertise, innovative technology, and exceptional customer service to transform a centuries-old industry for today's customer. BuildASign® was created to be an entirely new kind of custom printing company. Today we manage over 6 different website properties including our flagship, BuildASign.com, EasyCanvasPrints.com, a custom canvas printing solution and AlliedShirts.com, our custom apparel line.

As the #1 retailer of custom signs, we offer half the price and half the time of your local sign shop. Our products are manufactured and designed in Austin, TX and we're proud to offer materials 100% made in the USA. Our customers include real estate agents, construction companies, retailers, event and conference planners, church and school groups -- anyone wanting to make a statement. Whether for business or for fun, we're empowering expression around the world.

Fast Facts

  • Founded: 2005
  • 2015 Revenue: around $90MM
  • Employees: 347+
  • Ownership: Parella Weinberg Partners (PWP)
  • Headquarters: Austin, TX


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Our Vision

To empower expression around the world.

Our Mission

To dominate the worlds print.


Through the BuildASign.com® Giving Program, the company has contributed more than $1.2M to over 2,000 local and national nonprofits. It has also received national recognition for its donation of more than 352,000 Welcome Home banners and signs (valued at over $10.4 million) to the friends and families of military service members returning home from a deployment.

Since its start in 2008, BuildASign.com's Giving Program has donated over $1.2M in cash, in-kind gifts and services to more than 2,000 nonprofit organizations nationwide. Through our self-funded Giving Program, we help organizations keep their overhead costs down to ensure that more money goes directly to the causes they support.

The Troops Program is one of the ways BuildASign.com® shows its support for the men and women who serve our country. One of the most special times for a military family is when their family member returns home from a deployment – so we decided to provide military friends and families with free “Welcome Home” banners for their loved ones. To date, BuildASign.com® has donated over 352,000 Welcome Home banners (valued at over $10.4million).

At BuildASign.com®, staff engagement is a core part of our company's culture. In fact, have a staff member solely dedicated to getting our fellow co-workers involved in the Austin community. One way we do this is by providing every full-time BuildASign.com® employee with 24 hours of paid time off each year to volunteer with a local organization of their choice.

In 2013, BuildASign.com spearheaded the creation of Philanthropitch, a fast pitch forum for Austin’s most promising nonprofit organizations looking for access to financial capital. The high energy event serves as a platform for local organizations to present a specific need that will dramatically grow their impact on the community. In 2013, over $55,000 was donated to the nonprofit finalists and in 2014, over $121,000 was donated. In 2015 our local event donated over $133,000. We also launched Philanthropitch International in 2015 and donated over $75,000 to organizations from across the country.. In total Philanthropitch has donated over $385,000!


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I have always been drawn to BuildASign's Giving program and unique city-wide fundraising efforts. I absolutely loving being the Community Advocate and could not think of a better role for myself!

 

-Haley Swindell (Community Advocate)



 

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Working in the Giving Program at  BuildASign.com allows me to assist in making an impact in so many different causes each and every day. So not only do I get to be a part of an awesome company with great people but I also get to help the community.

 

-Meghan Gatewood (Account Manager)


 
 
 
 
 

 

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    I have been working at BuildASign.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of Pros at BAS
    They go above and beyond to provide an atmosphere that is much like you would find at home, with caring fun people!!
    The benefits are endless, my coworkers are amazing and I absolutely love working here and I am happy to come to work and look forward to it every day!! The staff is always ready to help and its such an upbeat place and a HAPPY Place to work at, I recommend it to everyone !!
    I have worked at many places and this by far has been the best call center/job ever!!
    I CONSIDER everyone FAMILY!! LOVE MY BAS FAMILY!!!

    Cons

    None really, it is really hard to find cons here at BUILDASIGN !!!

    Advice to Management

    KEEP BEING AWESOME AS YOU ALL ARE AMAZING!!!

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BuildASign.com (Austin, TX) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The first part of the interview involved a 10-15 minute phone interview which consisted of questions regarding current employment, reason for the job search, etc. Jolene was very easy to talk with and made this part very comfortable. Following the phone interview was an on-site interview that came a few days later. I was very surprised and pleased at how different the office looked than any other office setting I have worked in before. Jolene met me in the lobby and brought me to "The Bat Cave" where she and Cameron interviewed. Overall, I can say that at this point that this was the most comfortable interview process I have ever been through.

    Interview Questions

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BuildASign.com Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Austin Business Journal, 2014
  • Healthiest Employers of Central Texas, Austin Business Journal, 2014
  • Outstanding Corporate Growth - Finalist (($25M to $100M annual revenue category)), Association of Corporate Growth Central Texas, 2014
  • Kate Voth Award Finalist, SOS Leadership, 2014
  • Financial Services & Insurance category, Austin Under 40 Awards, 2014
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