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Andria Theatre

Reviving the Historical Landscape of Downtown Alexandria The Andria Theatre (Alexandria Area Arts Association) has been a part of the Alexandria’s downtown scenery since 1936.  A spire was part of the original building back in 1936.  However, a storm blew Read more

Building Relationships and Signs with Contractors

Building Relationships with Contractors Developing genuine trust and providing a value beyond the products and services we provide our customers, has always been a foundational block of our relationships at Indigo Signworks. Not only do we work directly with the Read more

Animated Signage Ignites Attention

One of a Kind Interior Signage for SMOKE BARBEQUE & BREW Shooting Star Casino has asked us to be a part of a fun new project at their Mahnomen location.  SMOKE Barbeque & Brew was conceived to replace Whispering Winds Restaurant.  Read more

Welcome Michael Rodenwald to Indigo Signworks St. Cloud!

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A Big Welcome to Our Newest Team Member, Michael Rodenwald!

Michael RodenwaldWe’re delighted to announce the newest addition to our Sales Team out of our St. Cloud, MN office. Michael Rodenwald handles both custom signage and corporate sign sales for the Minneapolis Metro region. Mike’s depth of knowledge in the sign industry started in 1998 when he attended M-State Technical College in Detroit Lakes, MN, where he went through the Sign Lettering & Design program. After graduation, he started working for Leroy Signs of Minneapolis, MN in the layout and vinyl graphics department. His education continued with on-the-job training within different aspects of the sign business: letter fabrication, pylon and monument fabrication, wiring, as well as installation.

In 2013-2014, Mike was a familiar face to our Indigo Signworks’ family while he worked in our Install Crew out of the Alexandria, MN office. Mike’s hands-on knowledge of the complete sign process from design, manufacture, installation and project management is an invaluable addition to the St Cloud Market sales team as we continue to grow that direction. We couldn’t be happier to have him back on team Indigo!

Michael lives in the town of Saint Martin, MN where he and his wife Alyssa are raising their two boys; Parker (10) and Degan (7). In his spare time, you’ll find Michael at the lake, or in the woods hunting.

Happy Holidays from Indigo Signworks!

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Isn’t this time of year wonderful? It’s twinkling lights and Christmas cookies, presents under the tree and snowmen (maybe we can do without TOO much snow). It’s online shopping orders being delivered to your door and the packed malls and stores filled with sales. It’s flurry of activity and at times, pure craziness. So much so, sometimes, that maybe we forget exactly what the holidays are really for.

It’s about family and friends. It’s about the time we spend with those we care about, and being thankful for the everyday people and things we forget to stop and be thankful for.

As the year ends, we think about all we are grateful for. Our relationships with each of everyone one of you is a gift. This was a year filled with lots of questions; with it being an election year and all the unknowns that seem to come with that for many. Some great perspective comes from a quote many of you may know, “In times like these, it helps to recall, there have always been times like these” (Paul Harvey). There was a wisdom to Havey’s words that are timeless and a great reminder of the power of a positive attitude.

We thank you for the opportunity to work with each and every one of you!!! We couldn’t do what we do, without our strong customer relationships, the amazingly talented team of sign professionals at Indigo Signworks. and committed vendors that make it all come together everyday.

Those are the reasons for the season.

We want to thank EVERYONE who has been a part of us at Indigo Signworks. Here’s to the New Year. May it be even merrier and brighter than the last!

Happy Holidays from us, to you.


Our offices will be closed Monday, December 26th & Monday, January 2nd



Introducing Indigo Electric

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We are proud to annouce our newest division!
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Featured in Sign Builder Illustrated

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Sign Builder Illustrated Feature

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Indigo Signworks Featured in Sign Builder Illustrated

Indigo Signworks is featured in Sign Builder Illustrated this month showcasing the Shooting Star Casino pylon project!

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Indigo Signworks Purchases 44 Sign Company

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ST. CLOUD, MN – Indigo Signworks is proud to announce the purchase of 44 Sign Company in St. Cloud, MN. 44 Sign Company is a St. Cloud based, family owned, full-service sign and large format graphics company established in 2010. Indigo Signworks welcomes Kevin Johnson, owner of 44 Sign Company, his sign-world expertise and 27 plus years of customer service, to join the sales staff in St. Cloud. This merger will create an Express Graphics division at the St. Cloud office, utilizing the knowledge-base and equipment coming over to our St. Cloud office.

Indigo Signworks CEO, Bernie Dardis said, “The merger of 44 Sign Company and Indigo Signworks is a great opportunity to bring together two very talented, experienced sign professional teams into one organization. We are honored to have Kevin Johnson join our company. His dedication and passion for the sign industry and for the business community of St. Cloud and Sauk Rapids is an inspiration to our team.”

Kevin Johnson said, “From the start of my career in the early 80’s I have been focused on customer service and exceeding expectations. In 2010 when I started 44 Sign Company, one of my goals was to be the best known and respected sign and graphics company in central Minnesota. I am proud to say that this goal has been achieved by the merger of 44 Sign Company with Indigo Signworks. The name 44 Sign Company came from a motto of mine “Forward Always Forward,” and this merger is a significant step forward.”

Indigo Signworks Case Study in KeyedIn Solutions

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KeyedIn PdfIndigo Signworks has been highlighted in a case study for KeyedIn Solutions, KeyedIn Manufacturing – Sign Edition


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KeyedIn™ Manufacturing – Sign Edition : A single, 100% web-based business solution for custom sign manufacturers

Developed specifically for the custom sign manufacturing industry,  KeyedIn Manufacturing – Sign Edition is a fully web-based business management software application that can help you take charge of your entire enterprise – from estimating and production to scheduling and installation – with fully-integrated financial management and accounting tools.

There’s no IT needed, no hardware to buy – all you need to get started is an Internet connection and a web browser for secure anywhere, anytime access.

KeyedIn Manufacturing – Sign Edition  combines the power of a proven, robust Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution with tools specifically designed to solve the typical business challenges of custom sign manufacturers – improving productivity, lowering costs, and increasing sales.

Indigo is now of member of the WSA!

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WSAIndigo has joined the rank as a new member of the WSA

Indigo Signworks became a member of the World Sign Associates April 23, 2013.  WSA is a not-for-profit industry association representing sign company members and Associate Product Members who work together in mutually beneficial partnerships to best serve customers.  It was founded to exchange ideas among members, support the highest ethical business standards and promote the industry.   

We are excited to have Indigo Signworks join this WSA Network.

WSA is the premier sign association, widely known and respected for its high-tech, high-touch approach to membership, attracting members representing the highest quality and ethical standards within the sign industry.  Membership in WSA is our opportunity to build professional alliances and develop personal friendships with other sign company representatives who are members of this premier organization.  We will learn from them as they will learn from us.  This sharing is what they call the SPIRIT OF WSA.

WSA’s success is based on every member’s support of the association’s vision and mission as well as the active participation of each member in division and WSA activities.

Education.  Networking.  Fellowship.  Camaraderie.  It’s the WSA way.