2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#156 Ranked #130 last year
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Initial investment
$120K - $318K
Units as of 2023
669 Decrease 8% over 3 years

In a world where attention is one of the most crucial commodities, effective communication is becoming more complex. There are many ways you can achieve effective communication. However, for businesses, precision becomes key.

For Signarama, signage is of the utmost importance and has formed the company's primary focus Ray Titus founded it in 1986. One year later, Titus began franchising the company. Signarama offers sign-making services to organizations and businesses at various levels. Signarama's prowess is evident in its ability to scale up to more than 700 franchises worldwide, including over 400 in the U.S.

Why You May Want to Start a Signarama Franchise

The desire to effectively reach out to clients has resulted in an increased demand for quality and effective signage at different levels. This demand means it could be the right time for you to invest in the signage industry. Beginning from scratch might be appealing, but the time and effort required to get to the top is daunting.

A Signarama franchise offers a unique and proven approach to investing in the signage industry. By opting for a Signarama franchise, you may tap into a company with the experience and expertise in digital and traditional signage, allowing you to offer greater value to your clients.

What Might Make Signarama a Good Choice?

Whether you are looking for corporate signs or outdoor business sign ideas, Signarama has you covered. By opting to use a franchise model, you will enjoy a strong brand presence and access to years of experience and expertise in the industry. A Signarama franchise may better your chance of success since your growth is evidence of their operational model's effectiveness.

To operate a Signarama franchise, you should make sure you're financially stable enough to make an initial investment that will include that franchise fee along with other startup costs, as well as ongoing fees that will include a royalty fee and advertising fee. 

Signarama also offers you classroom and on-the-job training, as well as providing you with ongoing support as you embark on your entrepreneurial journey.

How to Open a Signarama Franchise

If the Signarama franchise appeals to you, owning one may be simple. Complete as few as five to six steps, and you'll be on your way to running a Signarama franchise. The first step is to make a formal inquiry. Afterward, a representative from Signarama will reach out to you. The initial discussion will focus on existing opportunities and available territories. If both parties agree to a partnership, you may sign a Franchise Disclosure Document.

Once this is complete, you can choose an appropriate location for your franchise. Once a site has been selected, you will then move to staff employment, where you can focus on bringing the right people on board to help you achieve your franchise dream. It is from here that you will jump to the marketing step as you prepare for launch.

Signarama will be with you every step of the way to work towards creating a successful new Signarama franchise operated by you

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Company Overview

About Signarama

Industry Business Services
Related Categories Signs
Founded 1986
Parent Company Sign*A*Rama Inc.
Leadership A.J. Titus, Brand President
Corporate Address 2121 Vista Pkwy.
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest
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Trusted Brand. Proven Model. Track Record of Success.

Signarama is the WORLD’s largest full-service provider of a wide range of sign products and services. As the leading innovator in the signs & graphics industry, we serve our customers with pride and commitment to their success. With nearly four decades experience and more locations around the world than anyone else, Signarama is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of a rapidly growing sign industry. 

Signs Of Our Beginnings - And Future

Signarama was founded in 1986 by Ray and Roy Titus in Farmingdale, New York. They opened their next pilot store in North Palm Beach, Florida and began franchising in 1987. Tremendous growth has followed and Signarama is now the prominent force in the sign industry, building a reputation for innovation, exemplary support and high-quality products and services for business owners around the world.

As CEO of Signarama, Ray leads this privately held family run business. No private equity firms here. When Ray started the company with his father, his exit strategy has always been to someday hand it to his three children. In 2018, his oldest son, A.J. Titus took the helm as the President of Signarama after working his way up from selling signs door to door for a local franchisee and serving in a variety of leadership roles including Operations Manager and Sales Manager. 

Signs Of Good Business

Signarama is the sign industry leader, with more locations around the world, driving better buying power and name recognition than anyone else. With our wide variety of services and products, every local business owner in your community could be your customer. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you are not only building your future, but also helping other business owners to grow as they look for ways to stand out in the ever-competitive marketplace. The need to seek attention, brand recognition and local advertising has catapulted the U.S. sign industry alone into an estimated $49 billion market.

Signarama Signs Are Everywhere!

Signarama offers world class service along with the most comprehensive sign products to meet every need from vinyl banners to digital signs to vehicle wraps to business signs of all types. 

Signarama has sold over $4 billion of signs and prints about 32,645 miles of graphic images per year. That’s enough to go around the planet about 1.3 times!

What Makes Signarama Special?

Signs are part of a massive global market and Signarama has been meeting those sign needs for more than three decades. As the most established brand in the industry, no one else has more locations or experience, we represent more than 80% of internationally franchised sign stores. Your customers will appreciate your ability to tap into your global network of Signarama stores across Australia, Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, Central America, the Middle East and North America. Signarama is an award-winning innovator, providing a wide variety of services and products that meet the ever-growing needs of local businesses in communities all over the world. There’s never been a better time to become a Signarama owner.

Truly Turn-Key Business Opportunity

You bring the passion, we’ll bring the knowledge and support. Our unrelenting dedication to your success will begin from the time you enter into your franchise agreement and will never end.

Most of our franchisees had little to no experience in signs or graphics, nor had they run their own business before. 

That means you’ll count on us for the same guidance that has helped so many other Signarama franchisees become a success. 

  • Financing
  • Demographic & Marketing Studies
  • Site Selection
  • Lease Negotiation Assistance
  • Layout, Build Out, & Setup
  • Technology
  • Vendors & Suppliers Preferred Pricing

From start to finish, we guide you through the transition of becoming a new business owner. Signarama truly offers you a turn-key opportunity.

Dynamic Marketing Programs Drive the Signarama Experience

When you become a Signarama franchisee you are capitalizing on a brand name customers know and trust.

Our full marketing team will provide you with all the tools you need to build on that brand in your local community.

  • Grand Opening: PR & Logistics Team to Promote & Manage the Event
  • Localized Website: Ongoing Search Engine Optimization & Pay Per Click Advertising
  • Locally Focused, Geo-Targeted Online Marketing Campaigns Driving Leads
  • Social Meda & Ongoing Posts and Management
  • Digital: Email Campaigns, Ads, Graphics, Presentations, Video Content
  • Printed Marketing Collateral
  • Customer Engagement Programs
  • Reputation Management
  • Map & Directory Management

Innovation & Strategic Alliances

Signarama is an award-winning innovator, providing a wide variety of services and products that meet the ever-growing needs of local businesses in communities all over the world. 

Whether its new technologies or custom services, our commitment to being the best includes a dynamic research & development program to keep you on the cutting edge of technology. And since we are enhanced by the company we keep, you’ll benefit from our long-standing relationships with vendors and suppliers who will provide you with some of the best pricing and strongest incentives in the business. Our proprietary “Vendor Connect” portal gives you a straight line to our vendor partners with preferred pricing and the information you need to obtain the materials you need for your business.

Let’s Get Started!

If you’ve dreamed of being your own boss, controlling your own destiny and having the independence and financial security that a growing industry can provide, then you should consider the advantages Signarama offers.

  • Powerful worldwide presence as the largest sign franchise in the world
  • Nearly 800 locations in close to 50 countries
  • Tested, proven business for nearly 40 years
  • Royalty incentive programs 
  • Multiple product and service offerings 
  • Industry recognition from sign & franchising leaders
  • Comprehensive training program & ongoing support
  • Dedicated Mentor program 
  • Tools and programs only a successful established network can provide
  • A corporate staff with rich industry knowledge and expertise to guide you

Business Overview

Franchising Since 1987 (37 years)
# of employees at HQ 224
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

# of Units 669 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Signarama franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee Information Circle
Initial Investment Information Circle
$120,205 - $318,244
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
20% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee Information Circle
Ad Royalty Fee Information Circle
Term of Agreement Information Circle
35 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Signarama has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 80 hours
Classroom Training 80 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
# of employees required to run 3
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle

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Updated: December 12th, 2022