October 04, 2013 // Franchising.com // Saco, Maine – Jonni Peace wants to help local businesses grow. On October 7th, Peace will open Signarama at 872 Portland Road in Saco, the company’s return to Maine and their first store in the community. Signarama, the world’s largest sign franchise and full-service sign business, expects further expansion throughout the state with plans to open five additional locations in 2014. The sign giant is targeting Bangor, Lewiston and Portland for growth.
Signarama provides comprehensive sign and graphic services to both the private and commercial segments of the community. The company offers impactful marketing solutions from digital signs to vehicle wraps, banners, monument, neon, LED and pylon signs.
Prior to signing on with Signarama, Peace spent more than 15 years working as a salesperson hosting in-home parties for small groups, but wanted a business of her own. She had been exploring options with her husband, Greg, when her son and his wife announced they were expecting their first child. “That was like a sign,” she said. “We had been researching companies for a few years, and when my son told us we were going to be grandparents we knew it was time to make a decision and Signarama was clearly the best fit for our family.”
The Saco community is excited about the opening of their first Signarama, according to Peace. “So far everyone we’ve talked to is thrilled for us, and either looking forward to referring or doing business with us.” That early buzz is important, because Peace and her husband plan on turning their Signarama store into a family business to pass down to her children and grandchildren.
Approaching 900 locations worldwide, Signarama was founded in 1986 by Ray Titus and his father, franchising pioneer, Roy Titus. The company expects to open 50 more locations through the end of 2013 and have more than 1,200 locations worldwide by the end of 2016.
SOURCE UFG Corp