Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 11

61 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 11 S ignarama has well-earned recognition as the leading sign and graphics franchise in the world, with over 700 locations spread globally in 20 countries. While the company does not own any sign shops itself, it provides hands-on support to its hundreds of franchisees and their employees, creating a solid support network that is the bedrock of its growth. At the helm is A.J. Titus, Signarama President – son of founder Raymond (Ray) Titus and grandson of Roy Titus, who started the family down the business path it is on today. Born and raised in the Signarama fold, A.J. has worked with the company nearly his entire life. Today, that signage DNA plays a more important role than ever as the junior Titus helps the company navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. As President, he is responsible for defining the path the company will take as it seeks further growth both in franchise numbers and the number of sales each franchisee makes. In a post-pandemic world, it seems all eyes are on him to steer the ship to clear blue waters, a task he believes he is equal to and ready to take on. Signarama is a portfolio company of United Franchise Group, headed by founder and CEO Ray Titus. Although other UFG portfolio companies are associated with marketing services, Signarama is unique because it is at the cutting edge of outdoor and indoor signage and graphics solutions for businesses, offering products like monument signs, dimensional lettering, carved and sandblasted signs, and vehicle wraps. “We are always on the lookout for new and cutting-edge technologies that can help our franchise owners win more business and make more money,” says A.J. “Some of the technologies we are seeing emerging now and that we are actively investigating are LED message centers and high-definition LCD screens. 3-D printing has been around for a while and holds a lot of promise, and we’ll only see more adoption as it becomes more efficient and cost-effective.” SIGNARA