What SWFL Signs is About

Fort Myers & Cape Coral's Premiere Sign Manufacturer

SWFL Signs (priorly, Gulf Coast Graphics & Design) is a family owned and operated sign company that has been serving our Fort Myers & Cape Coral clients since 1972. Over the year we have expanded our operations to Punta Gorda, North Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples, FL. We hope our visions and values that drive us each day to design signs, vehicle wraps, apparel and more for Southwest Florida businesses  are viewed with pride.  Designing and manufacturing signs right here in Fort Myers, allows us to connect with our clients and provide more effective signage solutions, all while getting to know more about our customers.

Since we are the Sign manufacturer it allows us to offer you the best prices, with no haggling with a middle man. It also allows us to provide the best quality and the ability to meet your specific needs. We are not a cookie cutter shop. What you want is what we create!

Our belief is that Quality work is the only right way to do the job, so we do it right the first time. Our clients are our priority and we want them all happy, big job or small job.

Contact Us for more information or questions with all of your business advertising, printing and promotional needs.

What Our Clients Say

Gulf Coast Graphics and Design handle our stickers and t-shirts for Camo Dreams, Inc. they are great to work with and provide quality products!!

Derek Fussell

Gulf coast graphics and designs is the best of the best. Great quality. I would recommend to anyone looking for graphics or signs.

Miriah Meek

Gulf Coast Graphics is the best sign company that I have had the pleasure using. They did a wonderful job on our sign, Family Life Fellowship, Cape Coral

Ray Bezares

I was a contractor for over twenty years. I have known Stacy for over five. I have worked with him and found him to be extremely knowledgeable, professional and exacting. I would work with him anytime.

Lesley Jackson

Have always been pleased with the superior work of Gulf Coast Graphics & Design!

Michelle Thompson

Gulf Coast Designs made some Juice Bar menus for a business I was running - they did an awesome job, got them done quickly and for a great price. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Kerrie Morris Wooten

I love Gulf Coast Graphics and Design! I have been a customer since 2001 🙂 I have had custom window signs done two times, splashy signage for my van, two church buses and sooooo many custom t-shirts printed over the years. BEST quality ever (even if you're really picky, like me!), great prices, awesome customer service! Can't recommend them highly enough

Sheli Thompson-Gauthier

Very satisfied! I called Gulf coast graphics and Design for some Real Estate signage and they were very helpful by asking questions in order to recommend the right font style, size, and colors for my signs. I have used them a few times and will continue to use them in the future. The owner Stacey made me feel like family by the time we were done. Excellent service and followup!

Jamie Mobley

Golf Coast Design did 24 T-shirts for my construction company. They also designed my logo as well. There were a couple emails of ideas for a logo, a couple of phone calls to make sure design was on point and that I was happy and ready to have them made. Before I knew it the shirts were done. Very nice and personable to confirm everything over the phone in person versus email alone. Yes, we all like email for the paper trail but it's also nice to hear the persons voice versus reading text. The shirts were great! I handed them out to the guys and everybody went to work with the new company shirts on. I have a ton of phone calls and communications throughout my day. Golf Coast Designs made it really easy on me. What more could you ask for?

Mt Dave

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does It Take To Build A Sign?

It generally takes 2 to 4 weeks on signs such as Channel Letter, Pole and Lighted Box Signs and 4 to 6 weeks for signs such as Pylon and Monument Signs.

How Do I Obtain A Permit For My Sign?

We pull all permits for the work we perform. This is a time-consuming process which requires knowledge in the field and for certain sign types requires engineering.

If your company is renting from a Landlord, we will provide you with the necessary Consent form. You will only be responsible for obtaining the Landlord’s notarized signature and providing us with the original.

What are the steps in getting a sign? Point A to Z?

Step 1 – If your company is renting space, Your First step is to review your Lease Agreement or check with your Landlord as to the sign requirements that are permitted on the building. You can usually get an idea of what the permitted signs are in the building by looking at the other businesses signs.

Step 2 – Schedule a Free Survey with us. We will take the necessary measurements and advise you of what the possibilities are.

Step 3 – Design phase, we will work with you on the look you desire, whether you already have an idea or need our help in creating the perfect sign to attract customers.

Step 4 – A proof will be provided to you for your final approval.

Step 5 – Once we have received your approval, we will bring the Sign Agreement to you for signature and collect the 50% deposit, unless you are financing.

Step 6 – We will obtain the Permit from the appropriate city or county.

Step 7 – Once the Permit has been approved, your sign will go into production, unless you are financing.

Step 8 – We will contact you to schedule installation. You are required to be present to ensure that we have access to necessary panels, etc and to provide payment on the remaining 50%.

Step 9 – Like us on Facebook and add us to Linked if your sign looks as awesome as your new business is.

+ Note: We are glad to match paint colors on buildings, but for the best results, we ask that you obtain the color code for the paint on the building from the Landlord.

Is Financing Available?

Yes, we offer financing. Applications are available on our financing partner, Credential Leasing & Finance.

What are some of the Materials used to make signs?


∙Aluminium composite panel

∙Corrugated plastic

∙High-density polyethylene (HDPE)

∙High-density polyurethane

∙Medium density overlay panels

∙Modular curved frame technology

∙Polyvinyl chloride (PVC or vinyl)


∙Polypropylene, polystyrene, and other thermoplastics


∙Stainless Steel


What type of Lighting is available for signs and which is best?

Signs frequently use lighting as a means of conveying their information or as a way to increase visibility. But which type of lighting is best and why?

The most advanced, Environmentally friendly and cost-effective lighting is Light-emitting diode (LED) technology and with a variety of brightness and color options. Light-emitting diode is an electronic component that emits light when connected to direct current. It works on electroluminescent principle and can emit light in visible specter as well as in infrared and ultraviolet. They have characteristically low energy consumption, small size, longer lifetime and faster switching than incandescent lamps and because of that, they have a wide palette of applicability. This technology, first used primarily at sporting events, later appeared at businesses, churches, schools, and government buildings. Today, LED technology is also used in light panels to illuminate advertising graphics in public places including malls, subways, and airports.

LED lighting is used as a replacement for incandescent and neon lights, as they emit more light per watt than incandescent lamps, they are much smaller, their on/off time is much shorter than of the other types of electric light sources (they are quick), their lifetime is much longer and they are much more difficult to damage. LED lighting is finding its place in the commercial signage industry, is environmental friendly and is here to stay.

Other lighting available

Fluorescent – Need description. This type of lighting is initially less expensive then LED lighting, but it doesn’t make it up in the end and cannot provide the same illuminating effect as LED.

Neon introduced in 1910 at the Paris Motor Show, are produced by the craft of bending glass tubing into shapes. A worker skilled in this craft is known as a glass bender, neon or tube bender. As Neon is becoming less popular due to the dangerous high voltage required to operate, potential fire hazard, costs of electrical usage and the high costs of the Neon itself, new LED technology has provided a neon substitute which is the closest option currently available. In no way does this advanced technology come close to our beloved Neon, but the option is available.

God & Family First

Dedicated to God,

My Wife, Our Children, & Our Customers

Fort Myers Sign Co. Family

In Memory of Our Beloved

Daughter & Sister, Kayla James - 12/23/94 to 03/29/12