Local FASTSIGNS Opens in Addison

Jun 15, 2020

New Business in Community Despite Pandemic

(ADDISON, IL) May 21, 2020- Despite a challenging business landscape today, FASTSIGNS® of Addison, a locally owned and operated sign and graphics company, opened under the direction of Mark Carlson. The center is located at 520 W Lake St., Unit E in the Lake Mill Plaza in the West/NW suburbs of Chicago just minutes from O'Hare airport.

“As our local economy slowly goes back to business, FASTSIGNS will support local businesses during this time,” said Mark Carlson. “We look forward to being a positive force in the community and contributing to the overall beauty and success of the area.”

A veteran of the Northwest Suburbs of Illinois for over 40 years and a former FASTSIGNS customer himself, Carlson brings his background in architecture and his work as a Commercial General Contractor to his new role. 

Carlson researched FASTSIGNS as a company and was impressed to learn of its international reach and its accomplishments as a franchisor with a strong online presence. He was also impressed with the information and interviews he found highlighting Catherine Monson, the CEO at FASTSIGNS International, Inc. A final selling point for Carlson was his recent experience at the 2020 FASTSIGNS International Convention where he interacted with other FASTSIGNS franchisees and employees.

“I can say without exception, they have all been so warm and friendly, eager to help in any way they can with new centers,” said Carlson. “More than anything, I am very excited and pleased to be joining such a group of people, and I hope to one day help others and be as welcoming as everyone has been to me.” 

Carlson plans to join the local chamber and be involved in his local business community. FASTSIGNS of Addison is open from Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday by appointment only.