FastSigns Int'l. Inc.

FastSigns Int'l. Inc.

FastSigns Int'l. Inc.
#87

Initial Investment

LOW: $151,140
HIGH: $293,525

Change in Units

+9.2% +56 UNITS (1 Year)
+11.5% +70 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1985

Franchising Since

1986 (30 Years)

Corporate Address

2542 Highlander Wy. Carrollton, TX 75006

CEO

Catherine Monson

Parent Company

FASTSIGNS

About FastSigns Int'l. Inc.

In 1985, print broker and catalog developer Gary Salomon visited a computer shop in Austin, Texas. Impressed with how quickly the shop was able to produce vinyl signs, he decided to open a signmaking shop of his own. Salomon and partner Robert Schanbaum convinced the store's owner to train them on the new technology and signmaking techniques. In exchange, they promised not to open a competing business in Austin.

The partners opened their first store in Dallas later that year and began selling franchises in 1986. By 2000, the company had more than 400 stores making banners, architectural letters, vehicle graphics and signs for windows, yards and buildings.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$151,140 - $293,525

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$80,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$44,500

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

FastSigns Int'l. Inc. has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


50% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 79

Lowest Rank: 138

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
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Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: Up to 2 weeks

Training at headquarters: 3 weeks

Additional Training: Ongoing visits, regional & annual convention, web seminars

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Number of employees required to run: 3 - 5

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Updated: May 2nd, 2016

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