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International Quiksigns, which makes yacht name sign boards and other products, has relocated to the south side of 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale.

The move is strategic in giving the company not only more space, but more opportunity. The building is zoned differently in the city so the company can expand into full manufacturing, including welding and neon, said Mike Meyer, the new owner and president.

“We have a new focus on customer service,” said new owner Mike Meyer. “We’re going to do everything we need to do to make people happy with their signs. That’s really, really important to me.”

After purchasing the company in May 2018, a new sign appeared in the former location window noting “New Owner – yes. New Pricing – yess. Great Customer Service – yesss.”

“We were looking for a place we could own,” Meyer said, noting that the company is currently leasing with plans to buy. The new location at 804 SE 17th St. also has a lot behind for parking and additional work space.

Mike Meyer, owner of International Quiksigns in Fort Lauderdale. Photo by Lucy Reed

Meyer, a former physical commodity trader and active boater, said he was tired of traveling and living overseas, so he purchased the company to settle into Fort Lauderdale’s boating lifestyle.

“I really want to be part of a community,” he said. “I’m looking forward to giving back and working with non-profits. I want to be the sign guy they all use.”

The company can handle a diverse array of sign options for boats from vinyl names and lighted signs to wraps, engraved plaques and instrument panel covers. 

“It’s hard to explain all that we do,” he said. We do a thousand different things. We have a material that’s like stainless steel, and we can put a boat’s emergency plan on a plaque. We’re more than just signs.”

Meyer was also a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army and hopes to expand the business into aviation eventually.

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