FASTSIGNS® franchise owner Stan Gray was recently featured in Franchise Dictionary Magazine highlighting our commitment to military veterans. Gray, a veteran of the U.S. Navy Reserve, owns two locations of our signage and graphics franchise, purchasing his first store in Long Beach, California, in 2015, followed by a second store in Torrance, California, two years after that.
The catalyst for Gray’s journey with FASTSIGNS® came when he was working as a graphics director for a real estate/fund manager. As a reservist, Gray worked a civilian job as an architect while also serving as a member of the Naval Construction Force, also known as the Seabees, and he was commissioned as an officer in 2009. However, he accepted the graphics position in 2010, after the sluggish economy inspired him to leave his civilian job. In his new role, he interacted with and hired sign companies and discovered he had a strong interest in signage.
As he began to explore the signage industry, he was pleased to discover the veterans benefits available through FASTSIGNS®. Upon further research, Gray knew the signage franchise opportunity was a perfect fit, as our mission and values aligned with his own. He spoke with several other franchise owners, as well as our leadership team, to be sure he would have the support he needed to succeed even in areas where he had minimal experience. Furthermore, our veteran discount helped pave the way for a financially successful future for Gray and his family.
Read the full article on the Franchise Dictionary Magazine website.
Our Commitment to Veterans
At FASTSIGNS®, we show our commitment to veterans and first responders by participating in the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program and by offering our own incentive program. We are the only franchise in the industry to offer a 50% discount to veterans and first responders without stipulations, as well as reduced royalties for the first 12 months and other benefits. We are dedicated to honoring the people who serve our country and helping them achieve financial independence by building a profitable business.
Visit our website to learn more about our veterans and first responders program or contact us to get started with our signage and graphics franchise opportunity.