FASTSIGNS Encourages Veterans and First Responders to Join by Offering 50% off the Franchise Fee



FASTSIGNS, the leading sign, graphics, and visual communications franchise, is currently seeking qualified franchisees to become owner-operators to help the brand grow across the United States. To facilitate this growth and find productive franchisees with a good work ethic, FASTSIGNS views veterans as ideal candidates for the skillsets they cultivate during their military experience.




“FASTSIGNS is proud to support and offer our veterans the opportunity to open their own business and become successful entrepreneurs,” said Mark Jameson, chief support and development officer at Propelled Brands. “Over the past several years, we have seen many veterans become highly successful franchisees due to their strong work ethic and motivation to succeed. Because of this, we look forward to each chance we get to add a veteran to our growing network of FASTSIGNS franchisees.”


FASTSIGNS commitment to veterans is recognized on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Franchises for Veterans list. This is the fifth year FASTSIGNS has been included, highlighting a wide variety of franchises that provide profitable opportunities for veterans. Already associated with low start-up costs, FASTSIGNS provides veteran-friendly financing options, including 50 percent off the initial franchise fee for veterans and first responders as well as reduced royalties for the first 12 months of business.


“We are encouraging everyone–from people who have been working for many years to the next generation–to consider a career in the sign and graphics industry,” said Catherine Monson, CEO at FASTSIGNS International, Inc. and Chair of the International Franchising Association. “We’re seeing demand for our services continue to escalate as events return and business resumes. As a result, our franchisees’ role of being the go-to resource for visual communications in their communities continues to grow stronger every day. The growth and momentum we’ve experienced is a true testament to the strong FASTSIGNS network, our brand’s adaptability, and the rising demand for our services.”





To date, FASTSIGNS operates more than 750 locations in 46 states and eight countries. Of these FASTSIGNS franchisees, around 10% are owned by veterans. 


“What makes FASTSIGNS stand out is the high-quality support offered by Catherine Monson and the team at FASTSIGNS International,” said Darrin Lawrence, Army veteran and FASTSIGNS franchisee in Richardson, Texas. “During the pandemic, I could see FASTSIGNS constantly working to ensure their franchise centers were deemed essential businesses. Their support allowed me to open my doors in 2020 when everything else was shutting down and helped me transition into my current role as an owner and operator.”


The total investment for a FASTSIGNS franchise is approximately $233,555 – $307,308 including a $49,750 franchise fee. Ideal candidates have a net worth of $300,000, of which $80K is liquid. Additionally, FASTSIGNS offers a special incentive for veterans and first responders, including paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, sheriffs, and firefighters, which includes a 50% reduction on the franchise fee — a savings of $24,875.


For information about the FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity, contact Mark Jameson ( or 214-346-5679)