Awarded "Best in Business Services" for third consecutive year
February 14, 2008 // Franchising.com // (Carrollton, Texas) — Franchise Business Review has awarded FASTSIGNS International, Inc.—the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS® sign and graphics centers—its "Best-in-Category Award" for the business services industry. This is the third consecutive year that FASTSIGNS has received this prestigious distinction. In addition, the franchise was ranked third on The Franchise 50™ list of the top 50 franchise companies with 200 or more units—also the third consecutive year for placement in the top five.
The Franchise 50™ awards are based on independent surveys of franchisees from over 250 leading franchise companies in North America by Franchise Business Review—a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. The firm examines the critical areas of a franchise system including training and support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations and financial opportunity. The companies with the highest levels of franchise owner satisfaction and franchise buying experiences became this year's Franchise 50™ finalists.
"It's such an honor to be named "Best in Business Services" for three years in a row on The Franchise 50™," said Bill McPherson, FASTSIGNS International, Inc.'s vice president of domestic franchise development. "We make it our mission to help guide our franchisees in any way we can to make their business investment profitable and fulfilling—starting the moment they sign the franchise agreement."
McPherson continues, "It is our responsibility to ensure that our centers have the most up-to-date products, services and training, which in-turn, allows them to build a solid business and satisfied customer base. We put our franchise owners first, and are delighted that our efforts to provide good support are paying off with such high franchisee satisfaction ratings year after year."
Franchisees who participated in the survey commented on the various aspects of the network. From training, support and marketing, "FASTSIGNS has always been at the leading edge in terms of support to their network. That is what I believe sets them apart from the rest." To the overall relationship with the franchisor, "From my first contact with the folks in Franchise Development to this moment, there has never been an unfulfilled promise."
"We are very aware of how important it is to ensure the satisfaction of our franchisees," says McPherson. "Our network has reached 525 centers worldwide and we already have 25 centers in development for 2008 with more to be announced. As long as there's a need for the services we provide, we will continue to bring in motivated and driven franchisees to offer the FASTSIGNS product to their local businesses and organizations."
About FASTSIGNS International, Inc.
FASTSIGNS® sign and graphics centers use innovation and technology to make the sign buying process simple by offering consulting, design, production, file transfer, delivery, installation for a full range of custom sign and graphic products, including wide format banners and POP, site signs, exhibit graphics, window and vehicle graphics, decals and labels, safety and identification signage and floor graphics for interior and exterior use. For more information, visitfranchise.fastsigns.com or call (800) 827-7446.