Signarama Starts 2024 Off Strong

Signarama 2024 Strong
Dawn Bent, co-owner of Signarama Huntington.

Signarama, a world-leading sign and graphics franchise, kicked off 2024 strong after a year of impressive performance in franchise development growth, including three franchise deals renewed for another thirty-five years for a total commitment of seventy years each in Huntington, New York; Norwalk, Connecticut; and Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Dawn Bent, co-owner of Signarama Huntington, called the renewal a “no-brainer.” “Signarama is family-driven, just as we are, and we share the goal of creating a well-rounded business that invests in its people and community,” she said. “We are committed to being a member of this global family. There’s so much more to do, together.”

Bent opened her Signarama storefront in 1988 with her brother Mike and, in 2009, purchased a large mixed-use building to expand their fabrication capabilities, which helped fuel their ongoing growth over the last fourteen years.

In September, Bent moved Signarama Huntington to a new location that can better accommodate a high volume of full-service projects while maintaining quality and efficiency. With 25,000 square feet, the new facility features a dedicated showroom and design space, collaborative workstations, an industrial workshop, a large garage for onsite storage of their fleet of service trucks, an employee lounge, and conference rooms for team meetings and training.

Bent, along with the other owners of the extended franchises, cited the support from the corporate leadership team as a significant factor in renewing their agreements for another thirty-five years.

Signarama Strong 2024
Jaime Camacho, owner of the Norwalk franchise.

“You’re never alone,” said Jaime Camacho, owner of the Norwalk franchise. “The corporate team is constantly innovating and improving, giving us new ideas to help grow our business.”

Agreed Buck and Colete Hearn, Doylestown franchise owners, “The long-term benefits of franchising are limitless, but the keys to us are the continuous growth, the ability to share knowledge and expertise so we can stay ahead of the industry.”

Including the first-ever thirty-five-year franchise renewals, Signarama added thirty-one new franchisees into the system in the U.S. this past year. The brand also expanded into four new markets including Oldsmar, Florida; Centerville, Ohio; Spring Hill, Florida; and Broussard, Louisiana. The brand also re-entered into O’Fallon, Missouri, and Pembroke Pines, Florida.

Additionally Signarama converted three locally owned sign businesses to Signarama stores in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Orlando, Florida; and Warrensburg, Missouri.

The company projects that they will add over 100 franchisees to the system in 2024, including new and converted sign business locations.

Signarama 2024 Strong
Colete Hearn, Doylestown franchise owner.

We’re thrilled with the momentum we’ve been experiencing and are especially proud to have three of our longest standing franchise owners renew for another thirty-five years,” said A.J. Titus, president of Signarama. “It speaks volumes about our brand that so many entrepreneurs recognize the long-term earning potential of investing in a Signarama franchise and are committing for the long haul.

“We are a company that people stick with, and we stick with our people.”

Signarama is part of the United Franchise Group™ (UFG) family of affiliated brands and consultants and is managed within the Starpoint Brands group of companies representing the best of their industries. Members have access to a global network of expert support and resources and more than four decades of experience in the franchising industry. Signarama is an international corporation, but all of its locations are independently (and locally) owned by highly trained sign experts.

—Press Release