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Priority Architectural Graphics Acquires Redwood City’s VKK Signmakers

Juliana Choy Sommer
May 19, 2021
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Priority Architectural Graphics has announced that effective May 1, 2021, the San Francisco leader in architectural graphics and commercial signage has acquired Redwood City based VKK Signmakers. The acquisition builds on our growth strategy, allowing us to expand both our production capabilities and client reach within life sciences, healthcare and technology enterprises located in the South Bay.

 

Founded in 1989, VKK Signmakers has been a well-respected designer, manufacturer and installer of high-quality commercial signage for numerous successful Silicon Valley leaders including Gilead, Intel, eBay, PayPal, Adobe, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Stanford University, among others. The company’s product line encompasses a diverse portfolio of high-quality signage products including identification, code, monument, wayfinding, large-format graphics and art installations mirroring that of Priority Graphics. 

The acquisition of VKK will enable Priority to expand into new segments in technology and healthcare, enlarge its geographic footprint into the South Bay and add a 10,000 Redwood City production facility to its new 8,000 square foot location in San Francisco.

VKK Signmaker’s CEO, Dan Kitzmiller, commented:

“I’m so excited for the future of VKK with this acquisition of our company by Priority Architectural Graphics. Juliana and I have been respected colleagues for over two decades and I can’t think of a more complimentary and synergistic partner to help lead VKK forward. Our strong portfolio of client projects in the private sector, in healthcare, tech and pharma, is the perfect complement to Priority’s strength in the public sector. Bringing these two teams of signage experts together will be a win-win for clients in both the North and South Bay”.

In 2020, Priority Architectural Graphics celebrated the company’s 25th anniversary and was also honored by the San Francisco Business Times on its Fast100 List as one of the fastest growing private companies in the Bay Area.

“Despite the challenges to all businesses posed by the pandemic, the acquisition of VKK Signmakers is for us at Priority Graphics, a true “silver lining”. The management team and artisans at VKK are outstanding signage professionals known throughout the Peninsula for their collaborative approach, strong attention to client service and excellence in workmanship, fit and finish, and signage quality. I couldn’t be prouder to welcome the VKK team to our team at Priority and continue to build on VKK’s success in the South Bay.”

In 2021, Priority Graphics will continue managing signage projects for several high-profile commercial developments including those at SFO, Pier 70, Mission Rock, Treasure Island, the Flower Mart and 5M.

Full press release is here.

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