- ABOUT THE UASG
- MISSION & VISION
- CODE OF CONDUCT
- MARKETS SERVED
- REQUEST INFO
- LOCATE MEMBERS
Raising the Bar
The installers that participate in the UASG and the 3M Certified Graphic Installation program are set apart by successfully meeting all of the following criteria:
Proof of insurance and W9
Minimum 3 years in business
Proof of employment for installers
Multiple positive industry references
On site interview
Proof of job and warranty records
MSDS sheets on hand
Written test at 3M in St. Paul, MN
Timed hands-on test at 3M in St. Paul, MN
Adherence to a code of conduct
Ongoing site – checks
Ongoing training and education
Established in 1999 by leaders in the installation community, the UASG distinguished itself as being the first organization of its kind to require companies to meet a varied criteria to become members. The criteria include a high level of professionalism, a proven track record, and a high level of hands-on installation skill. The screening process, by which companies are evaluated, was developed to give a fair and accurate assessment and eliminate any personal bias that might exist.
When the organization was founded, the installation community lacked representation on a national level. There were few resources for a business owner to turn to when they had a problem or needed a source of information for problems specific to their line of work. The UASG has filled these voids. We have successfully worked to raise the "bar" for decal installers so that the true professionals can identify themselves to the rest of the industry.
Who is the UASG
The organization is made up of companies that employ full time installers. Whether you are a one-man operation or have a staff of installers as a part of your graphic manufacturing business, you can participate and gain the benefits of membership. The organization's focus, activities, services, and dues are determined by the members themselves. All members have an opportunity to be a part of the elected Board of Directors. Through our annual meetings and ongoing communications, we provide our members with information on everything from new products and installation tips to health care and human resources. We serve as a clearinghouse of information and research assistance for solving problems in all areas of business. When a member needs help, we're there for them.
We work hard to ensure that our members are of high integrity as well as installation skill. They are the specified vendors for a multitude of national accounts and are considered to be the strongest installation contractors in the country. Building relationships with customers requires mutual trust and commitment from all. Customers can rest assured that all members of the UASG organization agree to adhere to a strict Code of Conduct.
Give Us Your Input
While the UASG is focused on the installer, we've also been careful to seek the input of vinyl and graphic manufacturers. We are all a part of this graphic industry and must work together if we are to be successful. For more specific information on how to find a member or become one, please browse further around our site or contact us.