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FASTSIGNS® Named Franchisor of the Year and a Top Choice for Franchisees

In what undoubtedly will be another historic year for the leading sign and visual communications franchisor in North America, FASTSIGNS International, Inc. has been recognized by two leading organizations in the world of franchising.

Canadian Franchise Association

This year, FASTSIGNS has been given the Franchisees’ Choice Award from the Canadian Franchise Association. Along with this being our ninth consecutive year holding this award, we were honored as a silver recipient in the CFA’s Awards of Excellence in Franchising in the traditional franchise category.

The Franchisees’ Choice Designation is awarded by franchisees who were asked to rate their franchisors in key areas of the franchise business model, including:

  • Leadership
  • Business planning
  • Marketing
  • Training and support
  • Ongoing operation
  • Relationship between the franchisee and franchisor

We are proud to celebrate this huge accomplishment with our 40 sign franchise locations throughout Canada, including Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver.

“The CFA Awards of Excellence and the Franchisees’ Choice Designation are the pinnacle of franchise achievement in Canada, and we are honored to once again be recognized as a proven business model and strong investment,” said Mark Jameson, CFE, Chief Support and Development Officer at Propelled Brands. “We value our presence in Canada and continue to focus on growing our brand throughout the country by staying true to our mission of providing franchisees with the tools and resources necessary for them to produce high-quality visual communications for their communities.” You can read more about our CFA award here.

American Association of Franchisees and Dealers

In addition, we were given the Total Quality Franchising Franchisor of the Year Award by the American Association of Franchisees and Dealers on June 24th during AAFD's annual Franchisee Leadership Summit. AADF is a national trade association advocating for franchisees and independent dealers.

"The AAFD Total Quality Franchising Franchisor of the Year Award recognizes FASTSIGNS' significant achievement with respect to embracing a collaborative franchising culture focused on unit-level profitability as the driving force of the brand's sustainable growth," said Robert Purvin, AAFD chief executive officer and chairman.

Catherine Monson, CEO and president of FASTSIGNS International shared, "FASTSIGNS International is honored to be presented with the AAFD Total Quality Franchising Franchisor of the Year Award from an organization that represents franchisees from many industries and from coast to coast”

This award is due to FASTSIGNS’ commitment to implementing the best franchising practices, which includes a large focus on:

  • Focusing on increasing franchisee profitability
  • Helping our franchisees grow their profitable sales
  • Increasing the value of the FASTSIGNS' brand
  • Open and candid two-way communication
  • Franchisee involvement and engagement
  • Treating all franchisees with fairness
  • Respect and dignity
  • Further increasing already high franchisee satisfaction

Every day, Catherine and our business development team is committed to producing the best franchise relationship possible, as well as ensuring we’re providing world-class leadership and support. We’re able to continue reaching new heights by making sure our entire team is committed to these principles. You can read more about this award here.

Of course, AAFD hasn’t been the only one to see our dedication to preserving the best process for our new and existing franchisees. Earlier this year, we were recognized by Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto of Nevada in a report intended to gather strategies to improve the franchise model and prevent unfair and deceptive franchise practices. You can read more about that here.

Interested in benefiting from the sign franchise opportunities FASTSIGNS has? Give our team a call at (888) 285-5935 to request more information or contact us online!