February 25, 2008 // Franchising.com // Cleveland, Ohio – Proforma, a leading provider of printing and promotional product solutions, has been ranked #1 in the miscellaneous business services category and #120 overall in Entrepreneur Magazine's Annual Franchise 500® Listing. This is the fourth consecutive year that Proforma has been ranked #1 in its category; it's the fifth time since 2003 that Proforma has received this distinction.
Entrepreneur's rankings for the Franchise 500® are based on financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Also taken into consideration are the number of years the franchise has been in business, length of time franchising, startup costs, litigation, terminations and whether the company provides financing. In 2006, Proforma had $293 million in sales, 635 office locations throughout North America, and 100 employees at its Worldwide Support Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Greg Muzzillo, Founder and Co-CEO, states that Proforma's success is due to the innovative franchise model that allows Proforma Owners to sell a wide range of products and services to a diverse group of clients. "We are excited to receive this prestigious recognition," says Greg Muzzillo, founder and Co-CEO of Proforma. "Being ranked #1 in the business services category illustrates the strength of our business model and the strength of the collective commitment our Owners have made to provide the highest quality business solutions and customer service."
Since its founding in 1978, Proforma has received numerous awards and recognition. In 2007, Proforma was ranked as the #1 Top Distributor in North America by Print Solutions magazine, the official publication of the Document Management Industries Association (DMIA), and recognized as a Gold-Level Distributor by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI). In addition, Proforma was ranked the #2 Top Distributor by BFL&S magazine, the #2 Top Distributor in the Promotional Products Industry by Promotional Marketing magazine and the #3 Top Distributor by Counselor magazines.
With over 30 years of experience, Proforma remains clearly focused on providing solutions to North American businesses for their printing and promotional needs. A leading provider of promotional products, printing, business documents, and e-solutions, Proforma has received numerous awards and is recognized as one of the top five largest companies in our industry. Proforma serves over 50,000 clients through more than 635 member offices in North America. The Proforma Worldwide Support Center is located in Cleveland, Ohio. www.proforma.com.