Approximately 10% of SouthWood’s business is in the Caribbean, primarily the Cayman Islands. One of our clients there, Health City Development, is making a big impact on Grand Cayman Island. The real estate development company is developing and managing commercial, mixed-use, residential and healthcare properties in areas popular for residents and tourists alike.
Our latest project with Health City is Hurley's Marketplace. Hurley's is known as the Cayman Islands' premiere grocer featuring the finest and freshest meats, produce and seafood. They pride themselves on providing locally sourced foods for chefs and travelers on-the-go, in a beautiful and convenient setting. Now here’s where we come in.
Hurley’s began renovations on their store in October 2017. Their objective was to create a better shopping experience for patrons. In doing this, they created new sections of the store, including cheese and charcuterie, floral, sushi, expanded deli and prepared foods and a beautiful display for produce. SouthWood was hired to manufacture the interior and exterior signage and install once the renovation was complete. The exterior signage included adding two large logos and a welcoming tagline to their newly-remodeled entryway. On the interior of the marketplace, Hurley’s wanted to highlight each new area of the store with directionals atop the displays.
Partnering with Hurley’s consultant in Canada, SouthWood produced section ID signs, many of which incorporate preserved moss that fits inside the stainless steel metal frame of each letter. This “green” signage is a growing trend we are witnessing in the U.S. and beyond. By “going green” with signs, Hurley’s has created the ultimate fresh and modern shopping experience that emulates their reputation for fresh food.
When we think skill and precision, we think Sam. Maybe that’s because he’s been working at SouthWood for over 30 years, maybe because he’s an expert at what he does, or both. He’s the go-to guy in the vinyl department that processes vinyl letters and digital prints and applies them to various substrates. Sam likes fishing on his boat and landscaping. He was also an avid karaoke singer in his youth.