Shawn and Mark Glenn, owners of four FASTSIGNS® franchise locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, received national recognition at the 2018 FASTSIGNS Convention recently held in Houston, Texas.
The husband and wife team received the FASTSIGNS of the Year Award, which is the most prestigious recognition in the franchise network of more than 675 locations worldwide. This award is presented to the franchisees who best represent the FASTSIGNS brand in their community and in the network, and provide exceptional customer service, mentoring, company culture and employee development.
“It’s an honor to present Shawn and Mark Glenn with the FASTSIGNS of Year Award,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “This award recognizes franchisees who excel in solving visual communications and marketing challenges; helping customers and employees achieve their objectives and realize their full potential; and working with other franchisees to increase the strength and integrity of the FASTSIGNS brand. We are thankful to have individuals like this as members of the FASTSIGNS system.”
Additionally, two of the Glenns’ FASTSIGNS centers were recognized for top performance. FASTSIGNS® of Carrollton, TX, which Shawn and Mark Glenn own with business partner Josh Sylvester, and FASTSIGNS of Dallas – Oak Lawn both received the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to centers ranked 26 to 125 for sales volume between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized for our FASTSIGNS centers’ outstanding achievements,” said Mark Glenn. “These awards reflect our teams’ hard work and dedication to helping businesses and organizations solve their visual communications challenges every day.”
Prior to owning a FASTSIGNS franchise, Mark Glenn served as a business consultant at FASTSIGNS International’s corporate office in North Texas. In 2011, Mark and Shawn Glenn became franchise owners and acquired an existing FASTSIGNS location in Carrollton, Texas. After two short years of owning the center, they achieved over $1 million in annual sales. In 2015, FASTSIGNS® of Carrollton, TX received the Business of the Year Award from the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce. After much success in Carrollton, the Glenns expanded their business, acquiring three additional FASTSIGNS franchise centers in Dallas on Oak Lawn Ave., on West Mockingbird and in downtown.
Today, they own and operate a total of four FASTSIGNS locations along with a 9,000-square-foot production facility, and employ 30 team members. Collectively, the four FASTSIGNS locations achieved $3.8 million in annual sales volume for 2017. Mark also serves on the FASTSIGNS Franchise Advisory Council.
“We thank our customers for their support and look forward to continue helping companies of all sizes achieve their goals using comprehensive signs and visual graphics,” Glenn said.
FASTSIGNS® 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 touch points including décor, events, wearables, digital signage and marketing materials. To learn more, visit: