Signs of Growth at Sir Speedy, PIP, Signal Graphics Annual Convention

Franchisees and salespeople recognized at multiple award ceremonies. Excitement about new product and service opportunities permeates at vendor show.


MISSION VIEJO, Calif., August 4, 2016 – The annual Sir Speedy, PIP, and Signal Graphics International Convention and Vendor Show was held July 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. During the three-day event, franchise owners and salespeople from around the country were presented with awards for sales and other outstanding achievements in 2015. Franchise network revenue for 2015 was up higher than the industry average, which was evident during the awards ceremonies where many first timers were recognized.

“We present more than 100 awards in many categories to recognize the sales achievements and accomplishments of leaders in our franchise network,” said Richard Lowe, President and COO of Franchise Services. “Each and every one is well-earned, and I am honored to have such a talented and professional network of franchisees and salespeople in our organization.”

A highlight of the event each year is the announcement of Franchisees of the Year for both the Sir Speedy and PIP brands. George Coriaty of Whittier, CA was named the Sir Speedy Franchisee of the Year, and Steve and Ellen Sax of Sunrise, FL were named the PIP Franchisee of the Year.

“I couldn’t be more proud of this year’s Franchisees of the Year. They are both long time operators who represent our brands well and who both have overcome entrepreneurial challenges that have made them and their businesses stronger and role models for their fellow franchisees,” said Lowe.

In addition to the award ceremonies, events included keynote presentations, breakout seminars, social gatherings and the largest trade show hosted by any single company in the printing, signs and marketing services industry where leading companies such as Ricoh, Xerox, Canon U.S.A., HP, Four51, EFI, Konica Minolta, Duplo and others exhibited in more than 140 booths. Ricoh has served as Signature Sponsor of the event since 2011.

About Franchise Services

Franchise Services, Inc., (FSI) is a franchise management company that owns the franchise brands, Sir Speedy, PIP Marketing Signs Print, Signal Graphics, MultiCopy, and TeamLogic IT. The company has a 40-year+ history managing award-winning brands that support the small- to medium-sized business market. The company’s brands and worldwide affiliates encompass more nearly 400 locations in 12 countries.

Contact: Denise Denton, Assistant Vice President, Marketing Communications, Franchise Services, Inc., 26722 Plaza, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Tel: 949/348-5400. Email: Website: Photos available on request to Denise Denton.