Family Business Owners Open New FASTSIGNS® Franchise in Surprise

Author: Christina Krenek

(SURPRISE, Ariz.) —Family business owners Jeffrey Thomas and his mother, Kathleen Thomas, have opened a new FASTSIGNS® franchise location in Surprise located at 15332 W. Bell Road. The sign and graphics business will hold a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting event on Nov. 16.

Surprise Arizona - storefront“We are excited to bring FASTSIGNS to Surprise and help local businesses and organizations with their visual communications needs,” said Jeffrey Thomas. “We provide customers a one-stop-shop for all of their signs, graphics and visual marketing solutions and offer extensive services including project management, permitting, design, production, delivery and installation.”   

Jeffrey has a strong background in the signage industry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. During college, he also worked as an installer at a FASTSIGNS location in Ohio. He then served as a project manager for a large sign company before relocating to Arizona and opening his own FASTSIGNS business.

Kathleen has extensive sales experience and has owned a variety of businesses throughout her career. At FASTSIGNS of Surprise, she serves as a sales consultant.

“I’m thrilled to assist Jeff with his new business venture,” Kathleen said. “I look forward to seeing the many positive contributions our FASTSIGNS team can make in Surprise and the West Valley.”

FASTSIGNS of Surprise is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at (623) 232-2844.

FASTSIGNS® of Surprise 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 or call (623) 232-2844.