Texas-based FASTSIGNS has announced the opening of six more centres in Canada, adding to its existing base of 22 centres throughout the country. Four centres will open in the Maritimes and two others will open in Toronto and Calgary, respectively, joining the company’s network of 540 FASTSIGNS centres in eight countries worldwide.
“As we continue to expand our footprint worldwide, Canada remains a key growth market for FASTSIGNS,” said Mark Jameson, Senior VP of Franchise Support and Development. “Because of our 20-year plus success in Canada and recent recognition with the [Canadian Franchise Association], we believe that now is a great opportunity for franchisees in Canada.”
As part of the four-unit agreement, franchisee Philip Zakem and three partners will open their first FASTSIGNS centre in Halifax, NS, slated for the fourth quarter of 2013. The partners are also converting their independent sign business, located in Charlottetown, PEI, into a FASTSIGNS franchise in 2014. Their final two FASTSIGNS centres will open in Saint John, NB, and Moncton, NB.
“Partnering with FASTSIGNS was a strategic decision to help us reach our long-term goal of expanding our business across the Maritimes,” said Zakem in a statement. “The brand recognition and franchisee support, coupled with FASTSIGNS’ in-depth product and technology knowledge, is exactly what we need to take our business to the next level. We’re looking forward to continue serving our current clients while also reaching new customers.”