Our Signarama franchise has a lot going for it—if you do a bit of research, odds are you’ll like what you see. Of course, you should thoroughly research any franchise in which you are considering investing. When doing your due diligence, don’t just look at the numbers. Look at the support system the franchise has in place, learn about the products or services it offers and whether you would be proud to sell them, and, last but not least, get to know the story behind the franchise.
Our Signarama franchise isn’t a faceless corporation. It was started by people just like you: entrepreneurs with a vision and a desire. The following is a little background about our Signarama franchise:
In the Beginning
In 1986, Roy Titus and his son Ray established Signarama as a family owned and operated business in Farmingdale, New York. Their tireless efforts to provide the businesses in their community with the highest-quality sign products and unrivaled customer service helped them build their reputation as one of the best sign businesses around. This reputation allowed them to grow quickly—they expanded to a second location in Florida only a year later.
Today, Signarama has the distinction of being the number one sign business in the country. Entrepreneur listed Signarama as the number one sign franchise and ranked us 74th on the Franchise 500 list. We expect nothing but continued growth and expansion, especially in a $55 billion sign industry that continues to grow. We currently have more than 700 franchises around the country and around the world.
The Team Behind Signarama
Ray Titus, who co-founded Signarama with his father, now acts as the CEO of the United Franchise Group. He has earned a reputation as an entrepreneur and has been recognized on numerous occasions for his excellent work. He has been given the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Florida, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Presidential “E” Award, the Excalibur Business Leader of the Year Award, and the 2011 Governor’s Business Diversification Award, just to name a few.
Jim Tatem, the first employee of the pilot Signarama store, helped build and grow Signarama and its franchisee training programs. He became the Director of Support, a position he held for 19 years. In this position, he developed store setups, performed research and development for our brand, and created effective field support programs that have allowed our Signarama franchise to flourish. He was named President of Signarama in 2005.
Paula Mercer is the Vice President of Shared Services for the United Franchise Group. She has held the position for over ten years and oversees the organization’s internal operations, as well as the processes and systems needed for the expansion of new Signarama franchises.
Learn More About Our History
As you can see, we have a rich history that you can be proud of. Like most business owners, we took a risk when building our business and expanding our franchise. But in many ways, we took the risk so that you wouldn’t have to. By investing in a Signarama franchise, you can feel comfort in having an established brand that provides full support to all its owners to ensure their best chance at growth. For more information about our Signarama franchise, be sure to contact us at Signarama today.