(SAN MARCOS, Texas) May 27, 2021 - FASTSIGNS® of San Marcos, located at 209 N Edward Gary St. in the heart of downtown, is now open for business under the direction of Bob Garcia. No stranger to the world of entrepreneurship, Bob comes from a family of small-business owners. His mother and aunts started a beauty salon in Sequin, Texas, and his father, originally from New Braunfels, owned and operated a jewelry store in San Antonio for over 25 years.
Bob received his MBA and BBA from the University of Texas in Austin. His professional background prior to FASTSIGNS includes an extensive and successful track record in project and business management for major corporations located in central Texas. A devoted family man and native Texan, Bob is married to Arantza Garcia, a local reading specialist. They have two daughters. The eldest works for a consulting firm in Washington D.C., and the youngest, a student at U.T. Austin is studying law. Bob enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and tennis, and volunteering with charitable organizations.
“I chose FASTSIGNS because of the strong leadership and its extensive network of support, training, and operating systems,” said Bob Garcia. “FASTSIGNS International Inc. is an industry leader with over 35 years of experience for me to draw from and more than 740 franchises in the network. Much like the San Marcos community, the FASTSIGNS family rallies to support each other as they succeed together.”
The team at FASTSIGNS also includes Jessie Plotts, Visual Communication Specialist, and Carlos Salas II, Graphic Designer & Production Specialist. Jessie Plotts, a native and resident of San Marcos for 20 years, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas State University in 2015 and completed a masters program in studio art at Southern Methodist University in 2019. She was most recently a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center where she was recipient of a merit scholarship. For the past decade, Jessie has been a professional working artist, showing in galleries across Texas and the US. She has also served as Instructional Assistant for courses in painting, drawing, and art theory and has been invited to present her work as a Guest Lecturer and Visiting Artist at both Southern Methodist University and Texas State University. Prior to joining the FASTSIGNS team, she was an Art Instructor at Rehab Without Walls: Neurosolutions where she taught a small group of students with neurological conditions including autism and traumatic brain injuries.
Carlos Salas II is a graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelors in Art and a Minor in Mass Communications. He has worked at Johnstone Supply as a Graphic Artist and Counter Sales role and was responsible for producing promotional signage to 7 different stores within the south Texas region. Prior to FASTSIGNS, Salas worked at Sign Crafters in Victoria, TX as a Graphic Designer/ Production assistant.
FASTSIGNS of San Marcos is dedicated in its vision to assist local businesses and organizations as they create comprehensive visual communication solutions for their customers.
“As a lifelong resident of central Texas, I decided to open my business in San Marcos, among the people I know in a community I love,” said Bob. “I am thrilled to be embarking on a new entrepreneurial journey in San Marcos, and our team looks forward to working with local businesses and organizations in this dynamic and vibrant community.”
They have joined the San Marcos Main Street Association and have also become an active member of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce. FASTSIGNS of San Marcos is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday by appointment only.
FASTSIGNS® of San Marcos is a locally and independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touchpoints. These include décor, point-of-sale materials, exterior and interior identification signage, banners, vehicle and tradeshow graphics, digital signage solutions, marketing materials, and other ancillary products and services such as tradeshow booths, digital displays, sign design, sign frames, and installation. To learn more, visit fastsigns.com/2337 or (737) 266-5077.