FASTSIGNS International, Inc. celebrated the opening of a new center location in Queens, New York under the support of franchising industry veteran Greg Carafello of Executive Franchise Group, LLC. Carafello is working to utilize his New York business relationships to bring this region’s centers through the process from opening to actively thriving business.
As part of his Area Representative Agreement with FASTSIGNS®, Carafello agreed to develop new FASTSIGNS locations in all of the city’s five boroughs, as well as oversee franchise development and provide operational support for the market throughout its ongoing growth. FASTSIGNS currently has two existing locations in Manhattan and Staten Island, with plans to develop more than 20 additional centers in the coming years. With this plan in place, FASTSIGNS has the opportunity to penetrate the business market and increase the market share.
FASTSIGNS of South Ozone Park in Queens is the first of its kind to open under the direction of Carafello. Franchisees, Candy and Graydon Grush have converted their current sign business to a FASTSIGNS center, and as a conversion, the center is well on its way to success with a ready-to-utilize book of business.
Expansion in the NYC metro area includes additional locations that are planned, already sold and under development such as White Plains, NY, New York City and the West Hempstead area of Long Island.