April 23, 2012 // Franchising.com // CARROLLTON, Texas – FASTSIGNS® sign and graphics centers has started off 2012 with a strong first quarter of franchise growth, signing deals for new franchises, converting independent sign shops to the brand, and opening several new centers around the country.
On the heels of a five-unit franchise partnership in Puerto Rico, FASTSIGNS started off 2012 with eight signed deals, four of which were independently owned sign shops that converted to the FASTSIGNS brand. In addition, by June 2012, FASTSIGNS, which provides marketing and visual communications solutions to businesses, organizations and events of all types and sizes, will have opened 12 new centers since the beginning of the year. The company’s comparable center sales are also up double digits through the first quarter.
“FASTSIGNS has built momentum by attracting franchise partners that have the skill sets to contribute to the overall growth and wellness of the brand,” said Mark Jameson, Senior Vice President of Franchise Support & Development at FASTSIGNS. “Our systems and our people are what drive this brand. We are already moving in a positive direction, and we expect to see continued great results this year.”
Jameson noted that the company’s franchise growth comes from both new, ground-up FASTSIGNS centers, as well as an initiative that helps independent sign shops and marketing businesses convert into FASTSIGNS centers. Further solidifying their role as a leader in the industry, 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®.
FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is the worldwide franchisor for the more than 530 FASTSIGNS® sign, graphic and visual communications centers in eight countries including the US (and Puerto Rico), Canada, England, Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia and Australia (where centers operate as SIGNWAVE®). FASTSIGNS® provides comprehensive visual communications solutions to help customers of all sizes – across all industries – meet their business objectives and increase their business visibility through the use of signs, graphics, printing, promotional products and related marketing services. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-346-5679) or visit www.fastsigns.com.