Leading signs, visual communications and graphics franchise business FASTSIGNS International, Inc., was recently recognized by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA). The brand was a silver recipient of CFA's Franchisees' Choice Designation for 2019 for its seventh year in a row of strong franchiser-franchisee relationships and its comprehensive franchisee training and support.
Brand EVP of Franchise Support and Development Mark Jameson said that the franchiser prides itself on its high franchisee satisfaction level in all of its market. According to Jameson, the company has the highest franchisee support ratio among companies in its category, and as the brand continues to expand, it will also continue to devote significant resources to top-tier training and support for those who have recently taken on the franchise opportunity and seasoned franchisees.
Recipients of this CFA honor are member franchisers who elected to participate in a survey that was administered by an independent third party. Franchisees were asked to evaluate franchisers in crucial areas of the franchise system model, including the franchisee information package and selection process, leadership, business marketing and planning, training, and support.
Ontario FASTSIGNS franchisee Craig Gibbs, who has been with the brand for over a decade, added that he's received fantastic support in most areas of his business throughout his time as a franchisee. The Ontario franchisee is very happy with the franchiser and looks forward to the future.
During the process of evaluating a franchise opportunity, it's crucial that the voices of existing franchisees are heard and that their input is considered. For people looking for a franchise, the Franchisees' Choice Designation from CFA demonstrates which brands have received strong ratings from their current franchisees.
Currently, FASTSIGNS has 30 locations in Canada and more than 700 locations across nine countries. Locations offer many marketing, promo and graphics services to individuals, businesses and organizations, including interior, exterior and fleet graphics, digital signs, event graphics, banners, displays, and more. This franchiser has earned several top industry awards and accolades, including being ranked the top opportunity in its category by Entrepreneur Magazine for its 2019 Franchise 500 list and named "Best in Category" by Franchise Business Review for 2018.
This brand is now seeking qualified franchisees to continue its growth in Canada, including a candidate for a Master Franchisee for Quebec development. The initial investment ranges from $193,548 to $289,639, which includes a $47,500 franchise fee.