Cornerstone Air, Heating & Plumbing
A retro logo, reflecting quality and service, helps this HVAC and plumbing company stand out in a crowded market—while also increasing sales and leads each month.
The Hurdle: Communicate a Unique Value Proposition Through a Brand
Like many of our clients, Cornerstone Air, Heating & Plumbing found itself in a saturated market, and struggling to stand out. Its current branding failed to translate the company’s value proposition of old-school customer service and quality workmanship. Compounding the issue was the recent expansion into the plumbing sector, which did not appear in the branding.
Graphic D-Signs’ Small Business Marketing Solution
Cornerstone Air, Heating & Plumbing came to us for a bold, retro look for their logo, truck wrap and website, which would help differentiate themselves from the competition.
“We approached Graphic D-Signs because we liked the retro look that they had produced for other Air Conditioning companies,” said Dana Spears of Cornerstone Air, Heating & Plumbing.
To present the wholesome values of yesteryear, we fashioned a retro brand image with a vintage color palette of green and brown, and an icon featuring a smiling serviceman sporting a bowtie and eager to work. Rounding out the logo, an upscale font communicates premium service.
The new brand identity made a splash in the market with a vehicle wrap that prominently features the new logo and its slogan—‘Fair. Fast. Friendly.’ which reinforces the theme through vintage flourishes on the font. Those same vintage embellishments are extended on Cornerstone Air’s award-winning website, where we added to the old-school feel by making the imagery appear as if it came from an instant camera. The website received an award in the Graphic Design USA 2014 American Web Design Awards, and in June of 2014, was named Best Consumer Web Site by the NJ AD Club, as well being awarded Best in Show for the Digital Media category.
Signs of Success: Cornerstone’s Keystone for Growth
“The quality of work and designs that were created by Graphic D-Signs took us to the next level.”
Enhancing Cornerstone Air, Heating & Plumbing’s image was simple, because the company had a strong foundation of old-school values and craftsmanship on which to build. The company now holds a unique place in the market, and is positioned for extreme growth. Since launching their new brand, Cornerstone Air, Heating & Plumbing’s sales increased by nearly $100,000 each month. In addition, the new website contact form generates 30-60 more leads per month.
“Our customers have told us that our new branding and website are extremely classy and that we are now a few notches above our competitors,” said Dana. “I am very proud to call this business my own. Our fresh new image now reflects the great service we provide to our customers every day.”
With a unified brand image presented to customers in the market and online, Cornerstone Air, Heating & Plumbing has already begun the next stage of growth. “The quality of work and designs that were created by Graphic D-Signs took us to the next level,” Dana said, relaying that revenue for the air conditioning division has increased by six digits every month since the changeover.