May 29, 2008 // Franchising.com // - A new FASTSIGNS® sign and graphics center is now open in Rockville under the ownership Hank and Amera Bharmal.
Located at 7634 Standish Place—just off Rockville Pike via Gude Drive—the new FASTSIGNS center provides a full range of sign and graphic solutions to area businesses, organizations and events, from full-color banners and point-of-purchase signs, to vehicle graphics and wraps.
With the doors to the new Rockville FASTSIGNS open and ready for business, the Bharmals and their team of talented sign professionals are prepared to build a reputation on hard work, customer service and top-quality signs. "The FASTSIGNS concept thrives on the goal of making the sign and graphics buying experience simple for the customer," says Hank. "Thanks to innovative ideas and state-of-the art technology, our experts can create and deliver high-quality and quick turn-around alternatives for businesses and organizations—whether they need one sign or a thousand."
The Bharmals are not new to the FASTSIGNS network. They have owned the FASTSIGNS center in Arlington, VA since 2004, serving large defense contractors, federal government agencies, small businesses and publicly traded companies. "We appreciate the trust our customers put in us to help aid them with their signage, visual identification, trade show and special event projects," said Hank. "We want to earn our business and even encourage customers to compare us with others in the marketplace. We stand behind our product, deliver exemplary customer service and will do whatever it takes to help our customers' business succeed."
Hank will be responsible for the general operations and sales, and his wife Amera will handle customer service and back office functions for the center. Also joining the Bharmals in Rockville are Joel Grissinger, Domenic Balivo and Michael Jiminez. Grissinger, who has been in the sign production industry for over 30 years, will assist in production and graphic design functions. Balivo, who trained in Italy in fine arts and commercial graphic design, is the graphic designer. Jimenez, who has worked with Hank and Amera for the past two years at the Arlington center, will handle the majority of the production work.
"Our center will best serve the community by understanding the local requirements and by being sensitive to the regional needs and wants," said Hank, who is a member of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. "Additionally, we want to take an active part in the community, supporting local businesses and government entities in meeting all their sign and graphic design requirements."
Hank sums up the excitement of achieving his business-ownership goals with the opening of his second FASTSIGNS by saying, "We have lived in the Washington DC area for the past seven years, and have established roots here. To be able to own two businesses here in our hometown is a dream come true."
For more information, the new Rockville FASTSIGNS center can be reached by phone at 301-251-0555 or on the web at www.fastsigns.com/526. The Bharmals' other FASTSIGNS center in Arlington, VA is located at 850 N Randolph St., and can be reached by phone at 703-243-0100 or on the web at www.fastsigns.com/272.