Synergy at the District is an apartment community with an industrial edge look in Wauwatosa, WI. Berghammer Construction, the general contractor, needed an experienced sign company to partner with.

The GC’s primary requirement? Meet the target occupancy date with ADA code-compliant signage. As a true partner, it’s on us to design, fabricate and install the sign package on time. That’s where our no-nonsense approach and proven process come into play.

It was also on our team to win the customer over with cutting-edge, branded sign design and superior sign fabrication materials.


Aesthetics are paramount to maintaining the property’s upscale brand. The luxury apartment complex is positioned as being “the best of all worlds”. It offers “designer apartment homes, spacious green rooftop lounges, the region’s premier dining district and fashion retail hub…”

Therefore, the design as well as the material selection had to be high end.

For example, the apartment identification numbers featured two layers of materials and the complex’s brand insignia. We applied a clear coat protectant over the logo to protect it from fading. This approach will keep the color vibrant over time.

Each apartment number was constructed of a clear acrylic paint matching the client’s custom branding color. The second layer was a horizontal grain brushed raw aluminum faceplate that featured raised tactile ADA compliant copy and stainless-steel braille.


Sign Effectz is a one-stop-shop that helps construction companies complete projects that are code compliant. The end goal is ensuring residents and guests of the apartment complex can find their way around safely.


This sign package included more than 500 signs, including:

  • Vinyl Graphics for Storage Units
  • Apartment identification numbers
  • Installation of convex mirrors to help traffic flow throughout the complex
  • Exterior door vinyl graphics: logo, numbers, door numbering (required by fire code).
  • Parking lot clearance bars
  • Exterior clearance letters
  • Trash & recycling identification
  • Directional signs
  • Evacuation map holders

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