Sign store ranks among tops in chain


FASTSIGNS of Grand Rapids is the official sign supplier of the Grand Rapids Griffins. Photo via

A sign store is one of the top-selling franchisees in its chain.

Dallas-based FASTSIGNS said this month that FASTSIGNS of Grand Rapids won the chain's CEO Circle Award at the 2015 FASTSIGNS International Convention for being one of the top 25 stores in the U.S. and Canada.

The store was ranked out of about 570 locations worldwide.

FASTSIGNS is an international franchise of stores that sell custom signs, banners, displays and graphics.

FASTSIGNS of Grand Rapids is located at 3582 29th St. SE and co-owned by Mike Gilpin and his parents, Kim and Judy.

The Grand Rapids store is the official sign supplier for the Grand Rapids Griffins and West Michigan Whitecaps.


Mike Gilpin said a big part of the store’s success has been its dedicated 13-person team.

“This award commemorates all of the hard work and excellent service our team,” he said. “We want to thank our customers for their continued support.”

Gilpin added that another reason the store has done so well is the team’s ability to be innovative.

“We’re so much more than just sign makers,” he said. “We’re visual communications consultants.”

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