With double-digit increases in both global sales and total units, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. took the No. 166 spot on Franchise Times magazine’s 2015 Top 200+ list.
Noted as the most respected ranking in franchising, the Top 200+ measures U.S.-based franchise companies by year-end 2014 global sales across all company and franchised units. FASTSIGNS closed out 2014 with global revenues reaching $388 million and unit count up to 575.
Today, the franchise has achieved record sales of $400 million globally and its location count is up to more than 590 locations across nine countries, with an additional 35-plus signed franchise agreements for new centers that are currently under development. By year’s end, the company expects to open 50 new locations as well as sign another 25-plus franchise agreements and finalize master franchise deals in two new countries.
“We can attribute much of our growth to our ‘More Than’ brand positioning, our proven franchise business model and our outstanding outside sales professionals,” FASTSIGNS International, Inc. EVP of Franchise Support and Development Mark Jameson said. FASTSIGNS sales teams bring advanced, comprehensive solutions to customers of all sizes – across all industries – to help them meet their business objectives and increase their business visibility through the use of signs, graphics, printing, promotional products and related marketing services.
Jameson added, “We have more than 385 sales professionals globally who connect with businesses and offer the specialized and forward-thinking services our franchisees provide. Forming this team has dramatically increased sales across our expanded products and services.”