Thursday, October 15, 2015

FastSigns of Irving/Colinas expands (Jeff Youngblood mentioned)

Blog Publisher’s comments:

First, I’d like to congratulate Jeff and Cory on the expansion of their business.  Second, for those of you who are not aware of Jeff Youngblood’s background, he was, for around ten years, the digital services manager at Thomas Reprographics (now called Thomas Printworks) in Dallas.  After that, he was the General Manager of Express Color’s Dallas location.  And, after that, he worked for FastSigns Corporate (the franchisor) and was responsible for rolling-out wide-format digital color printing services at FastSigns franchisee locations around the U.S.  Jeff is one smart cookie and a great guy.  Nice to see his business continuing to grow and expand.

The below article appears on the Irving Blog of the Dallas News:

FASTSIGNS® of Irving/Las Colinas celebrates 28 years
Published: October 14, 2015 9:30 am

FASTSIGNS® of Irving/Las Colinas, owned by Jeff Youngblood and Cory Merchant, is celebrating 28 years in business by moving to a larger suite within its current shopping center and more than doubling in size.

“We’re adding 4,500 square feet of space with this move and building a one-of-a-kind showroom that can only be described as a sign buyer’s dream store—think of a ‘sign depot’,” Youngblood said in a news release. “Moving and building out this new 8,500-square-foot center creates an even better environment for our team and for our customers.”

The new location will open its doors in November and an Open House event is scheduled for Dec. 8. The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony during the open house.

FASTSIGNS of Irving/Las Colinas is investing $100,000 into the move and expansion, with an additional $60,000 investment from landlord JAH Property Co.

One of the oldest centers in a global network of more than 590 locations, FASTSIGNS® of Irving/Las Colinas has been recognized as a Small Business of the Year by the Irving Chamber and the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce. It first opened in 1987 and was purchased by Youngblood and Merchant in 2005.

FASTSIGNS of Irving/Las Colinas is an independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company. To learn more, visit or call 972-255-2022.

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