FASTSIGNS® of Grand Rapids named a 2016 CNBC America’s Star Franchisee

by Jayme Nelson | May 16, 2016

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) May 16, 2016 – Family-owned sign and visual graphics provider FASTSIGNS® of Grand Rapids was selected by CNBC as Michigan’s 2016 Star Franchisee. Out of more than 28,500 individual franchisees from 364 franchise brands, CNBC chose one franchisee per state who exemplified a combination of financial success and professional satisfaction to represent America’s Star Franchisees 2016.


“Our team at FASTSIGNS of Grand Rapids is truly honored and humbled to be recognized as one of the top 50 franchisees in the country,” said Michael Gilpin, who owns FASTSIGNS of Grand Rapids with his parents, Kim and Judy Gilpin. “We attribute our center’s success to our team’s talent, daily dedication and ability to go above and beyond to exceed our customers’ expectations.”     

Since opening FASTSIGNS of Grand Rapids over 10 years ago, the Gilpins have grown their center to 15 employees. In 2015, they achieved over $2 million in annual sales revenue and they continue to rank in the top 5 percent of more than 600 FASTSIGNS locations worldwide. FASTSIGNS of Grand Rapids is the only FASTSIGNS center selected on CNBC’s list of America’s Star Franchisees.

“We are so proud of FASTSIGNS of Grand Rapids for being named one of America’s Star Franchisees,” said Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. “The Gilpins and their FASTSIGNS team are true leaders in their community, represent the brand’s values and continue to inspire everyone they work with.”

Click here to view the full list of America’s Star Franchisees 2016.


FASTSIGNS® of Grand Rapids is an 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 and marketing materials. To learn more, visit or call (616) 949-7446.


Editor’s Note: Click here for a photo of Michael Gilpin (left), who owns FASTSIGNS of Grand Rapids with his parents Kim Gilpin (center) and Judy Gilpin (right).