Signarama Salutes Hometown Heroes for Memorial Day

Memorial Day

This past Memorial Day, Signarama®, the world’s largest sign franchise, turned the spotlight on those who have served our country. The company proudly has veterans turned franchisees within their organization. Franz Federschmidt, new owner of Signarama Gainesville, is one of those individuals. In addition to providing an attractive business opportunity for veterans, Signarama also does its part in honoring veterans throughout the year.

“Military personnel hold a special place in our hearts. We greatly admire their dedication to selflessly serve and protect our country,” said A.J. Titus, President of Signarama. “We are proud to recognize Franz and other Signarama veterans for all that they’ve done, not only during their time of service with the military, but also for their commitment to our organization.

“Signarama offers veterans with the opportunity to grow their own business and help others expand along the way.”

Signarama supports our military men and women by offering Veteran Discount Programs & VetFran participation. A career in franchising provides returning veterans with an excellent path to become leaders and productive participants in the U.S. economy. Not only does Signarama provide discounts for U.S. military, they provide training, financial assistance and industry support for new franchisees. Signarama has been ranked as one of the Top Three “Best for Vets” Franchises by Military Times and was recognized as one of the Top 50 franchises for military veterans by USA Today.

“I am grateful for my experience with the Navy and all the practical professional and life skills that I’ve acquired,” said Franz Federschmidt, Franchise Owner of Signarama Gainesville and veteran of the U.S. Navy. “I’ve been able to translate my military experience into my business and am proud to be a part of the Signarama family. Through their franchisee program, I receive the support and guidance I need to successfully run my company. As a business owner, I am able to use that platform to give back to fellow military through discounts and other services.”

Throughout the year, Signarama has celebrated the military via pro bono projects and other community initiatives.

For example, Signarama Rockville provided forty banners for the Elks Hometown Heroes Banner Presentation. Each banner was personalized for local veterans, who were honored at this celebration.

Other franchisees have offered their support through similar programs or by hiring veterans to be a part of their teams.

For more information about Signarama and the opportunities available to U.S. military veterans, visit