Rich and Rhonda Sampognaro know signs. With deep experience in the often confusing world of signs, this husband-and-wife team have been creating and producing signs in the Sacramento market for two decades. Rich originally worked for Fastsigns and, combining his passion for the industry with Rhonda’s flair for design, they launched Capital City Signs (CCS) from a garage in 1995. This year they celebrate 23 years in business. The company built a strong customer base, took increasingly bigger accounts, and grew to 11 employees before the economic downturn in 2008. After downsizing and struggling in an economy in which more business signs were coming down than going up, CCS is back stronger than ever, expanding to a larger location on Auburn Boulevard, adding employees, and accepting new clients.
CCS is a full-service electric sign company with in-house capabilities including CNC routing, welding, metal, wood, and plastic fabrication. They offer everything from monuments, store fronts, tenant directories, and wayfinding to interior and exterior architectural displays, banners, vinyl and digital graphics. Business sign needs often involve budgets, municipal codes, and landlord restraints. Being able to identify those variables and finding that happy medium has been fundamental to CCS’s sustainability. As licensed contractors, CCS is familiar with all the different sign regulations and can supply the necessary plans to file and secure your permits.
They design, build, and service signs throughout Sacramento and the Bay Area. Rich, Rhonda and the CCS team enjoy a challenge and view every project with a keen eye toward providing the best solutions for clients. Rich concludes, “Achieving the client’s goal has always been the key to our success.”