WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SIGNARAMA, the world's largest full-service sign business, announced today that it is celebrating 25 years of sign industry innovation. In 1986, the father and son team of Roy and Ray Titus founded SIGNARAMA after they realized businesses needed a more efficient means of purchasing signs.
Roy Titus, the founder of the national printing franchise Minuteman Press, and his son Ray leveraged their many years of experience in the printing industry to bring the sign business out of industrial warehouses and into easily accessible retail storefronts with their first location in Farmingdale, New York. The company opened their second location in North Palm Beach, Florida less than a year later and today, SIGNARAMA has grown into the number one sign franchise in the world with more than 850 stores across 50 countries.
"Our growth and success is in response to consumers and businesses who only want the best products and creative services to meet their sign and branding needs," said Jim Tatem, President of SIGNARAMA. "We are extremely proud to celebrate 25 years of hard work with all of our franchisees, their employees, our corporate staff and most importantly, the businesses and communities in which we operate."
SIGNARAMA is part of a successful system of business-to-business franchise brands and development services under the United Franchise Group. As part of the $30-billion-plus worldwide sign market, SIGNARAMA has been at the forefront of the sign industry for more than two decades providing cost effective advertising and branding solutions for companies to increase recognition. Each and every SIGNARAMA store features trained specialists that understand the unique advertising and marketing needs of today's constantly evolving market and can offer impactful solutions from digital signage to vehicle wraps, banners, and monument, neon, LED and pylon signs.
"We started slow 25 years ago to ensure we built a concept that could be replicated with success in any market," said Ray Titus, United Franchise Group CEO and SIGNARAMA founder. "Our commitment to quality and innovation has allowed us to grow tremendously since then and even though we are the world's largest sign franchise, we continue to offer the local support, individualized attention and small-town dedication to service that any project may need."
Last year, Entrepreneur magazine ranked SIGNARAMA number one in its category for the ninth consecutive year in the publication's annual "Franchise 500" ranking, which is determined by factors such as financial growth rate and size. Additionally, Franchise Times also ranked SIGNARAMA as a Top 200 franchise.
About SIGNARAMA (SAR)
With more than 800 locations in 50 countries, SIGNARAMA uses cutting-edge industry software programs to provide a full range of comprehensive sign and graphic services to both the private and commercial segments of the business community. For franchising information, please call (800) 465-0362 or visit www.signarama.com.
About the United Franchise Group (UFG)
The United Franchise Group consists of a number of award-winning business-to-business brands and franchise development services including some of the world's largest industry-leading names. The experts at UFG have used their over 25 years of franchising experience to grow the franchising giant into a $500 million dollar success story with approx. 1400 franchise locations in 50 countries. The company includes franchise industry giants SIGNARAMA, the world's largest sign franchise; EmbroidMe, the world's largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, an incredibly successful out-of-home advertising franchise; Transworld Business Advisors, for people to research business opportunities before investing and Plan Ahead Events, a home-based corporate event planning franchise.