Lance and Larry Puccio, franchisees at FASTSIGNS® of Morgantown-Fairmont, WV were recently featured in Franchise Business Review. With a positive attitude, Lance shared that the pandemic actually helped them have time to get their feet wet in the franchising world and their particular sign business.
The article touched on the resiliency of the FASTSIGNS brand, and how it was pandemic-proof with the assistance that they received from their corporate team in Texas. Opening a business with mandated closures in the first several months was a serious obstacle, but Lance and Larry have continued on and experienced incredible growth.
Their business trajectory included being at the corporate headquarters in February 2020 for training and within a few weeks, COVID-19 forced them to shut the center down. Lance was quoted about how this didn’t really affect their orders and they were able to do curbside pickup and focus on networking to grow their business during that time.
Located in the first mall built in the state, the center is primed for business growth as the area is currently being expanded and built out. With a background in the energy industry in accounting, Lance Puccio was drawn to this franchise opportunity because of the support he experienced and would receive regularly.
Lance shared that while it was a big leap, once they started moving with the business, things began fitting together and they have seen success. The piece also touched on how FASTSIGNS has grown with a new acquisition and ultimately into Propelled Brands. In addition, the piece also shared details for others who might be interested in a FASTSIGNS franchise opportunity. To read the article in its entirety, visit the link here.