Monthly Archives: January 2018

Speedpro imaging announces record-breaking january

January 31, 2018

Larry Oberly, New CEO of Nation’s Leading Printing and Graphics Franchise, Quickly Fueling Unprecedented New Studio Sales Growth

Centennial, Colo – (January 30, 2017) – SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, is announcing a fast start to 2018. The company is smashing franchise sales records under new corporate leadership as CEO Larry Oberly’s vision is paying immediate dividends. With Oberly at the helm, SpeedPro Imaging just set a record for new sales for the month of January.

Speedpro has hit the ground running after a fantastic finish to 2017 with three new studio sales in the past 30 days. That’s a new January record for the Centennial-based company, whose reach spans coast to coast. Add those new sales to the two studios that opened in December and three more opening by end of February, and the SpeedPro Imaging franchise network has grown to 126 locations in 31 states.

Oberly, who officially became CEO on November 6, 2017, says the SpeedPro Imaging franchise opportunity has never been more attractive and credits his team for quickly implementing a new company vision that prioritizes franchisee profitability.

“The record sales growth we have experienced in January speaks to the attractiveness of the SpeedPro Imaging brand and all those who represent it,” says Oberly. “We’ve strategically made our franchise owners a top priority as we begin a brand-new era at SpeedPro Imaging, including implementing new digital marketing initiatives. Prosperity for all will be accomplished as we continue to expand the number of franchise partnerships in our network in 2018 and beyond.”

The three new members who joined the SpeedPro Imaging family in January 2018 are:

 Lance Springer – SpeedPro Imaging Visual Solutions (Waterloo, Iowa)

 Steve Rowe – SpeedPro Imaging Affinity Solutions (Sarasota, Florida)

 Lily, David, and Jill Smelser – SpeedPro All-Stars (Rochester, MN)

As mentioned, SpeedPro is in the midst of a series of fantastic grand openings as well. The five new business owners who recently opened their studios, or will open in the coming days/weeks, include:

December 2017 SpeedPro Studio Openings:

 Chavah Avraham – SpeedPro Imaging Pearland, TX

 Marc Bouchard – SpeedPro Imaging Towson, MD

January 2018 SpeedPro Studio Openings:

 Dave Poche – SpeedPro Imaging Durham, NC

 Barry & Amy Word – SpeedPro Imaging Centreville, VA

February 2018 SpeedPro Studio Openings:

 Steve & Jean Jaszai – SpeedPro Imaging Northglenn, CO

As the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, SpeedPro Imaging can handle any printing project on behalf of their clients. Each of these new owners is proud to offer a full range of large-format printing services, including:

 Banners, decals, digital signage, directional signage, elevator wraps

 Event graphics, event tents, flags, fleet wraps, floor graphics

 Indoor signage, outdoor signage, point of purchase displays

 Retractors, signs & graphics, table coverings & table-toppers

 Trade show displays, vehicle wraps, wall murals, window graphics

For more information about SpeedPro Imaging’s printing and graphics solutions, please visitspeedpro.com.

For more information about the SpeedPro Imaging Franchise opportunity, please visitspeedprofranchising.com.

About SpeedPro Imaging

With more than 20 years of experience, SpeedPro Imaging is the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise – creating professional large-format imaging for a wide variety of companies in any industry. The company specializes in high-quality products including wall murals, event graphics, tradeshow displays, vehicle wraps and window graphics. Through extreme resolution levels and unparalleled quality standards, SpeedPro Imaging takes visual communications to the next level. Today, there are more than 135 studios open and in development in 32 states.

speedpro imaging’s january 2018 franchisee in focus: steve moran-cassese, marin, ca

January 29, 2018

Nation’s Leading Printing and Graphics Franchise Monthly Franchisee Series Focuses on Studio Owner Steve Moran-Cassese’s Winning Business Spirit

You know the feeling. The premonition that, professionally, maybe it’s time for something new in your life. That’s what led Steve Moran-Cassese to join the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise and launch what is now his very successful and highly publicizedSpeedPro Imaging-Marin studio in the San Francisco Bay area.

For Moran-Cassese, the moment of clarity happened around a decade ago. “I had just returned from living overseas for two years,” he says. “It was percolating over time. I wanted to make a change.”

That change involved leaving the agency industry that helped Moran-Cassese see the world.

“It was an incredible experience,” says Moran-Cassese. Part of his job meant working on five Olympic games, beginning in 1998 all the way until 2006. “I traveled the world on business. I got to go to a lot of places – New Zealand, most of Europe, and Salt Lake City here in the states. I was exposed to and dealt with plenty of high-end clients, including several Fortune 500 companies.”

Moran-Cassese spent 17 years producing action-based television programming and executing event marketing. After moving back to the San Francisco Bay area, life was going well, but something needed to change. “I needed a fresh start. I was in my 40s and had reached a point where the status quo was no longer acceptable. I needed to decompress. That’s when I decided to take a sabbatical.”

That sabbatical sent him back overseas, this time to Africa to volunteer on a game reserve for six weeks assisting in animal research.

“There’s nothing like hearing hyenas cackle in the middle of the night or waking up and seeing a giraffe in the distance,” says Moran-Cassese. “It was great being disengaged from everyday life.”

While life was going well overseas, a big decision was awaiting him when he returned to the Bay area. How was he going to make a living?

Moran-Cassese found the answer through research. While embarking on the trip of a lifetime, Moran-Cassese was also engaged with what was the next step in his life. When he returned home, that research only intensified. With the help of a franchise consultant, Moran-Cassese narrowed his potential suitors to a few options. It was between SpeedPro Imaging and a few food-focused franchises.

“I considered getting into the food franchising industry, specifically the new fast/casual sector,” says Steve. “There were a lot of new franchises in the organic food market that I liked. However, the more I learned, the more I saw that this type of business would require having a lot of staff, long hours, having to work seven days a week, etc. I didn’t want to have to deal with staff turnover, the operating hours and all of the additional headaches.”

SpeedPro Imaging’s business model – with its client-based services and network of business professionals, paired with normal work hours and less overhead – stood out to Moran-Cassese and proved to be the deciding factor. In 2011, he signed on with SpeedPro Imaging to open a new studio in the San Francisco Bay area.

“I’ve always been an entrepreneur,” says Moran-Cassese. “When I was younger, I invented a product and applied for a patent. I also produced and sold t-shirts in college to make some extra money. Being a business owner has always been inside me.”

Moran-Cassese says his past experiences within the agency industry prepared him for his SpeedPro Imaging business. He adds that the SpeedPro Imaging business model is appealing to some of America’s most influential companies in his territory.

“I understood customer service, B2B clients, and project management. When I was managing large, complex events around the Olympics and televised sports programs, there were lots of fast-moving parts that needed constant attention. Here at SpeedPro Imaging, that ability to manage multiple projects at once is important. When clients come to us, they’re expecting our input and expertise to help them discover the graphic solutions that best fit their needs. We work with many national agencies, as well as large brands like Clif Bar and Facebook; we know what they’re looking for. They want professional service, dependability and a quality product. They have other important things to do than worry about their printing project. That’s why they hire us.”

Moran-Cassese’s efforts are getting noticed. His wall murals received praise and recognition recently in several articles. As he sees it, working on projects – such as thesemesmerizing graphics – are a no-brainer. “The research is out there – environmental/interior graphics is the fastest-growing market segment. We see that as a big opportunity and thus, we’ve put a lot of effort into the environmental graphics space. It’s a top priority for us.”

From business ownership to bottom-line growth, Moran-Cassese is always thinking about what’s next. And ever since he’s joined SpeedPro Imaging, that future-focused train of thought has paid off – big time.

For more information on the SpeedPro Imaging franchise opportunity and what it takes to be a successful franchise owner, like Steve, please visit speedprofranchising.com.

speedpro imaging ranked a top franchise in entrepreneur’s annual franchise 500® list

January 23, 2018

Centennial, CO – (January 23, 2018) – SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, proudly announces its inclusion in the exclusive Franchise 500® byEntrepreneur magazine. SpeedPro Imaging ranked #399 on the list for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, brand power and financial strength and stability.

“At SpeedPro Imaging, we’re working hard each day to provide excellent service to our clients and help our franchise owners achieve unprecedented profitability,” says Larry Oberly, SpeedPro Imaging’s chief executive officer. “We are continuously implementing programs and systems dedicated to creating a more productive environment at our corporate office and our studios. This ranking is a testament to the phenomenal work done by our corporate office and all SpeedPro Imaging franchisees. It’s humbling to be recognized among the very best by Entrepreneur magazine.”

A dedication to be the industry leader in wide-format graphics helped propel SpeedPro Imaging to the highly sought-after honor. Entrepreneur received more than 1,000 applications. Over its 39 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. SpeedPro Imaging’s position on the ranking is a testament to its strength as a franchise opportunity.

“This year’s Franchise 500® ranking features both up-and-comers who bring fresh ideas to an ever- changing industry, as well as savvy stalwarts that have thrived for decades. We are proud to highlight and celebrate them all,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur. “Our results show that the industry is strong—and that the most enduring franchisors are those who learn to balance innovation with reliability. That’s how to attract new customers while keeping the old ones happy.”

The key factors that go into Entrepreneur’s evaluation include costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength and financial strength and ability. All franchises are given a cumulative score based on more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranking order.

To view SpeedPro Imaging in the full ranking, visit entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands now.

For more information about SpeedPro Imaging’s printing and graphics solutions, please visitspeedpro.com.

For more information about SpeedPro Imaging franchise opportunities, please visitspeedprofranchising.com.

About SpeedPro Imaging

With more than 20 years of experience, SpeedPro Imaging is the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise – creating professional large format imaging for a wide variety of companies in any industry. The company specializes in high-quality products including wall murals, event graphics, tradeshow displays, vehicle wraps and window graphics. Through extreme resolution levels and unparalleled

Speedpro imaging riding wave of franchise development momentum into 2018

January 17, 2018

SpeedPro Imaging, the Nation’s Leading Printing and Graphics Franchise, Builds on a Wildly Successful 2017 Defined by Franchise Growth and Introducing a New CEO

(Centennial, CO – January 17, 2018) – SpeedPro Imaging, the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, is proud of the success, gains and advancements made systemwide in 2017. Most notably, SpeedPro Imaging opened 11 new locations across the United States and introduced Larry Oberly as its new CEO. All corporate executives and franchise partners are eager to expand upon this recent success in 2018, further establishing SpeedPro Imaging as the industry leader in wide-format graphics.

The nationwide franchise experienced significant expansion over the course of the year. In 2017, SpeedPro generated a 10.6% increase over 2016’s systemwide sales figures and introduced 13 new franchisees with diverse backgrounds. Among the most recent to open their SpeedPro Imaging studios:

  • Gerald and Pam Stout in Akron, OH
  • Steve and Jean Jaszai in Northglenn, CO
  • Chavah Avraham in Pearland, TX
  • Marc Bouchard in Towson, MD
  • Dave Poche in Durham, NC

Beyond that, perhaps the biggest headline from 2017 was the introduction of Larry Oberly as the company’s new chief executive officer. Oberly, a franchise leader with over 25 years of experience as a franchisor and franchisee (including 10 years as vice president of global development at RE/MAX), joined the SpeedPro Imaging team on November 6, 2017.

Soon after taking over, Oberly defined and shared his vision with the entire SpeedPro family (learn more in part one and part two of a recent sit-down interview with Oberly). He then worked swiftly to begin implementing this vision, emboldening the SpeedPro brand and empowering SpeedPro franchisees to be more successful.

With Oberly at the helm, SpeedPro Imaging is poised to revolutionize the industry for years to come. The company is preparing to open new franchises at a blistering pace in 2018. There are currently nine units in development that will open early in the year, with many more in the pipeline.

Oberly says he’s excited to grow the SpeedPro Imaging franchise system while providing current franchisees with unprecedented support and guidance.

“2018 will be a breakout year for SpeedPro Imaging,” says Oberly. “We are creating a lot of momentum coming into the new year and look forward to further establishing our company as the national leader in large-format printing. The key to accomplishing that is turning our full attention to our franchisees – helping them become more profitable and efficient than ever before. We’re hard at work executing our new vision and we’re already seeing fantastic results. We’re excited to make 2018 the best year yet for everyone at SpeedPro Imaging.”

As the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise, SpeedPro Imaging can handle any printing project on behalf of their clients, including:

  • Banners, decals, digital signage, directional signage, elevator wraps
  • Event graphics, event tents, flags, fleet wraps, floor graphics
  • Indoor signage, outdoor signage, point-of-purchase displays
  • Retractors, signs and graphics, table coverings and table-toppers
  • Trade show displays, vehicle wraps, wall murals, window graphics

For more information about SpeedPro Imaging’s printing and graphics solutions, please visitspeedpro.com.

For more information about the SpeedPro Imaging franchise opportunity, please visitspeedprofranchising.com.

About SpeedPro Imaging

With more than 20 years of experience, SpeedPro Imaging is the nation’s leading printing and graphics franchise – creating professional large format imaging for a wide variety of companies in any industry. The company specializes in high-quality products including wall murals, event graphics, tradeshow displays, vehicle wraps and window graphics. Through extreme resolution levels and unparalleled quality standards, SpeedPro Imaging takes visual communications to the next level. Today, there are 128 studios open and operating in 31 states, with several more in various stages of development.