Being a business owner came naturally to Pauline. She grew up on the sales floor and the backrooms of her family's business, Calagaz Photo, and learned the ins and outs of what it took to run a successful business from her grandfather, father, and uncle. She now owns FASTSIGNS in Mobile and a second location in Daphne, Alabama. Since 2015, Pauline and her team have helped Mobile Bay businesses with their signage.
As a small, woman-owned business with more than a 60% female staff, Pauline says, "we have a unique perspective to signage design and installation and see it as an extension not only of our clients’ brand but also their design aesthetic. We approach projects with design in mind and are extremely detail-oriented. From creative concept to installation, keeping the integrity of our clients’ brand in every detail is at the forefront of everything we do."
FASTSIGNS has access to the highest quality software, materials, production equipment, allowing for a wide variety of in-house services available. FASTSIGNS customized design solutions bring creative ideas to life, from exterior signage and wall graphics to unique cutouts.
"We approach every project as if it were for our own business," said McKean. The majority of our work focuses on helping our clients find solutions. Often, a client comes to us with a signage project in mind, but after meeting with them and visiting their office or business, we offer customized solutions that solve their challenges in ways they never even thought was possible," she continued. "For us, it's not about just creating a sign. It's about providing comprehensive solutions that provide the best result for our clients to achieve their goals."Pauline attributes the success of her small business to her team and her quality products. "Our business is built on relationships. We've got an outstanding team at FASTSIGNS, and that shows in our finished products but in the relationships and friendships we build with our clients. We treat every job with the same level of attention to detail. Whether it's a single birthday banner or interior signage for every floor of a major medical facility, our commitment to communication, quality, and efficiency is our top priority."