HOUSTON – Business is booming for local yard staking companies, capitalizing on the newfound popularity of celebrating milestone moments during the coronavirus pandemic with yard signs.
‘Yard staking’ has become a normal sight around neighborhoods in the Houston area.
Installing colorful letters and signs in front yards has been around for a while, but the concept has gained popularity amid the coronavirus pandemic, says Stephanie Jurica with Sign Gypsies.
“It just boomed,” Jurica said. “It was like overnight, every person was like, ‘I have a birthday tomorrow,’ ‘They are graduating. We can’t do anything else, can you help me?'”
According to Jurica, she can transform a yard in minutes.
“I sneak into your yard, set it up and it’s a surprise in the morning,” Jurica said.
Customers can choose from a variety of package options, said Jurica. Her pricing starts at $65.
“I do my best to make every sign unique and custom,” Jurica said. “I never want someone to go down the street and say, ‘Oh, I saw that in my neighbor’s yard.’”