Custom sign and graphics manufacturer

More than fast. More than signs.

The brainchild of Gary Salomon and his partner, the late Bob Schanbaum, FASTSIGNS came to realization in 1985 when the duo experimented with the concept of quick turnaround signs and graphics. Ultimately - and, of course, unbeknownst to Bob and Gary at the time - FASTSIGNS would go on to revolutionize the signage industry and helped create an entirely new niche.

By late 1987, the Dallas Metroplex area played host to three company-owned FASTSIGNS centers, and by that time, Gary was committed to growing the brand through franchising. Today, FASTSIGNS is a recognized leader in the sign industry with over 675 franchised units in eight countries - the United States & Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Grand Cayman and Australia (operating under the SIGNWAVE brand).

At its core, FASTSIGNS is a company of collaborators, strategists, graphics experts and problem solvers all focused on one thing: raising the visibility of businesses across the country and around the world. By design, this is a goal largely left open to interpretation. There are virtually endless ways to raise visibility for a company, limited only by imagination. This fact alone makes FASTSIGNS a unique franchise opportunity best suited for driven, creative individuals.

Veteran's Discount - 50% of Franchise Fee

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#55 in Franchise 500 for 2020.
#44 in Franchise 500 for 2021.

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How much does it cost to open a FASTSIGNS Franchise?

The investment required to open a FASTSIGNS Franchise is between $218,596-$298,679. There is an initial franchise fee of $49,750 which grants you the license to run a business under the FASTSIGNS name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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FASTSIGNS News & Press Releases

When did the first FASTSIGNS open? 1985
When did FASTSIGNS start Franchising? 1986

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2017 576 28 47 0
2016 547 27 47 0

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

Third Party Financing Source(s): GE Capital, The Lending Source, the SBA & other sources


As a FASTSIGNS franchisee, you will have our direct and active support from the very beginning including:
*Site Selection and Build-Out
*Pre-Opening Marketing Blitz to drive traffic
*Grand Opening Support and Guidance from an outside sales manager and brand ambassador
*Dedicated Business Consultants to assist with business/finances training, marketing and sales, production and staff management
*Franchisee Mentor Program to guide you and lend support in every aspect of your business
*24-Hour Web-Based Learning Management System that keeps you and your staff up-to-speed and in-the-know in this fast-paced market
*Personalized Operational Support such as advanced pricing and cost analysis tools and dedicated business consultants
*Business & Financial Management, Product Testing & Ratings, Vendor & Equipment Evaluations and Advanced Technological Expertise
*A FASTSIGNS Network featuring an annual convention and vendor show, Franchise Partner message boards, Franchise Advisory Committee and online access to support Training, Technical, Marketing and HR Tools

Professional broadcast and print advertising materials.
* Customized online presence.
* Powerful web marketing.
* Sales training programs.
* Dedicated Marketing Services Manager

15% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 3 - 8

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills
  • Sales experience

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at FASTSIGNS Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    FastSigns, signs, banners, labels, trade show displays, digitalprinting
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