July 20, 2010 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas -- Continuing to set the bar as the leader in the sign and graphics industry, FASTSIGNS, the world's premier business-to-business marketing solution franchise with more than 530 locations, announces the signing of a new conversion franchise in Fernandina Beach, Fla.
The deal is part of a national growth strategy focusing on expansion through a combination of new center development and conversions of existing independent sign shops. As part of the conversion initiative, FASTSIGNS offers the dominant brand name in the sign and graphics industry, the highest average unit volumes, unparalleled franchisee satisfaction, access to endless marketing resources and all of the benefits that come from networking with various centers nationwide.
"FASTSIGNS offers a proven economic model and stability to individuals looking to increase their profits while decreasing costs," said Mark Jameson, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development for FASTSIGNS. "Our conversion initiative allows store owners to experience all the benefits and support of an established system while remaining in business for themselves."
The new Fernandina Beach FASTSIGNS is expected to convert in the next three months and will be a conversion of an independent sign and graphics store, The Sign Shoppe. Having owned the location for the last year and a half, local owner Mike Zaffaroni saw it as an ideal time to affiliate with an industry-leading franchise system.
"Joining FASTSIGNS presents a great opportunity to reach my goal of taking my business to the next level" said Zaffaroni. "With the staff I currently have in place and my past experience, the addition of an international company's support and resources will greatly impact our success in the local market."
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 530 FASTSIGNS® sign and graphic centers located in the US, Canada, the UK, Brazil, Mexico and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS sign and graphics centers leverage sign and marketing knowledge, state-of-the-art technology and innovative thinking to solve customers' marketing and communications challenges—from the simple… to the simply impossible™. Centers provide consulting, file transfer, design, production, delivery and installation for a full range of custom sign and graphic solutions.