Fastsigns adds more locations in Canada and seeks Area Developer in Quebec

Mark Jameson.
Mark Jameson.

Fastsigns International, has opened two new centers in Canada in the first half of 2017, and has signed four franchise agreements to develop additional new locations in Calgary, Winnipeg and Oshawa in the coming months. Due to the ongoing worldwide need for visual communications and digital signage technology, and an extremely successful 2016, the company said that it expects to sell a projected six to eight locations in Canada in 2017. Currently there are 36 locations throughout the country. “Canada has been and will continue to be a huge growth market for Fastsigns, so we’re excited about our expansion so far this year,” said Mark Jameson, EVP of Franchise Support and Development. “There are ample opportunities to strengthen our presence through franchise development in key markets such as our continued expansion in Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta as well as planned aggressive growth in Quebec. We’re also looking for qualified single-unit and a Master or Area Developer for Quebec franchisees to help us grow our footprint across Canada.”

The company added that, for any existing business looking to expand into this market, Fastsigns “gives the added support and training needed to make the process smooth. Whether an existing print-based business or a photography studio, Fastsigns’ co-brand centres receive the same assistance as any new franchisee – with the added bonus of being able to exclude established revenue streams outside of the Fastsigns core business offering from future royalty payments. Both the co-brand franchise opportunity and conversion can be started with $15,000 down on the initial franchise fee.” Fastsigns International is the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, and is the worldwide franchisor of 660 independently owned and operated Fastsigns centres in eight countries including Canada, the U.S, England, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Grand Cayman, Mexico and Australia (where centres operate as Signwave).

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.