Last year we started the (slow and painful) process of trying to get a sign put out in front of our building downtown in Bethel. After about a year of back and forth with our (then) chosen sign designer, I got the price estimate.
It was double the range we had been discussing. Despite my prior decision to use this vendor, I thought it prudent at that time to seek other options. We ended up choosing another local sign vendor, Scott Fisk of Sharon, Vermont. Scott did an excellent job, and his first design was right in line with what we were thinking. Five weeks later, we have a new sign out front. So far, the response has been all positive.