Carrollton, Texas-based sign shop franchisor FASTSIGNS International Inc. announces the opening of a new center in Queens, New York, its first in that borough. That means the company is now represented in all five of the city’s boroughs.
The center was opened under the direction of franchising industry veteran Greg Carafello of Executive Franchise Group LLC. As part of his area representative agreement with FASTSIGNS, Carafello has agreed to develop new FASTSIGNS outlets in all five boroughs, as well as oversee franchise development and provide operational support for the market throughout its ongoing growth.
FASTSIGNS of South Ozone Park in Queens, located at 11109 Rockaway Blvd., South Ozone Park, Queens, New York, 11420, is the first of its kind to open under the direction of Carafello. The franchisees are Candy and Graydon Grush, who converted their current sign business to a FASTSIGNS center.
“After joining one of the most respected names in franchising and number one in the signage segment, I have begun to drive FASTSIGNS’ expansion throughout New York City,” says Carafello. “I know that Candy and Graydon Grush, franchisees with FASTSIGNS of South Ozone Park, are the right candidates for the brand, and I look forward to positioning them for success and supporting them for many years to come.”
FASTSIGNS currently has two existing locations in Manhattan and Staten Island, with plans to develop more than 20 additional centers in the coming years. Expansion in the New York City area includes additional locations planned in White Plains and the West Hempstead area of Long Island.