FASTSIGNS Recognized as Innovator in Franchisee Satisfaction

Franchise Research Institute Honors Visual Communications Company as 2012 World-Class Franchise

February 29, 2012 // // CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS International Inc., the worldwide franchisor of FASTSIGNS® sign and graphics centers, continues to prove that building positive relationships between franchisor and franchisee pays off. As a result of ongoing initiatives to maintain and further improve franchisee satisfaction, FASTSIGNS was among a select group of companies recognized as a 2012 World-Class Franchise by the Franchise Research Institute.

Whether it’s providing ongoing training for its franchisees to keep them up-to-date on the latest technologies, holding regional town hall meetings where they can learn about company initiatives, providing them with highly effective marketing and advertising tactics, or offering turn-key real estate and construction management services for new centers, FASTSIGNS franchisees continue to rate the company high in satisfaction ratings.

“It’s gratifying to know that our franchise owners view us as a true partner, as they are the ones that represent our brand in the marketplace and are helping us grow our system,” said Catherine Monson, CEO for FASTSIGNS. “My highest priority when joining the company was to build trust with our franchise partners and do everything possible to maximize their success. It’s great to see those efforts paying off.”

In its tenth year of providing franchise research, the Franchise Research Institute distinguishes franchisors based upon independent, third-party research conducted with their franchisees. The Institute honors FASTSIGNS for its outstanding opening support, consistent communication between franchisor and franchisees, initial and ongoing training provided to franchisees, product/service quality, and dedication to overall company excellence.

“FASTSIGNS has proven yet again to be a World Class franchise and we are honored to present them with the title,” said Jeff Johnson, founder of The Franchise Research Institute/FranSurvey. “Franchisee satisfaction is a critical factor in measuring the health of a franchise system, so achieving a high rating in our survey speaks volumes to a franchisor’s level of support and commitment to its franchisees.”

With more than 530 FASTSIGNS sign and graphics centers around the world, FASTSIGNS provides marketing and visual communications solutions to businesses, organizations and events of all types and sizes. FASTSIGNS offers a variety of sign and graphics solutions – including banners, building signs, digital signage, yard signs, vehicle graphics, decals, trade show exhibits and displays, point-of-purchase signs, and posters – as well as mobile websites, promotional products, printing and other marketing services.

For franchise information, contact Mark Jameson at or by phone at 214-346-5679.


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, the Caribbean 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. FASTSIGNS was ranked number one for the second year in a row in the sign and graphic category in the 2012 Entrepreneur Magazine annual Franchise 500®. For franchise information, contact Mark Jameson ( or 214-346-5679) or visit


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