After its most successful year in company history, United Franchise Group is recognized in South Florida as a leader in franchising and the business community.

United Franchise Group (UFG) is making waves in the South Florida business community, having recently been named the 2023 South Florida Business Journal’s Business of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes the company’s exceptional performance and unparalleled commitment to family values, franchisee success, and corporate social responsibility.

UFG’s dedication to creating a positive and empowering work environment for its employees and franchise owners is one of the many reasons why the company is a leader in the franchising industry. With nearly 15 employees working for them for over 20 years, and 15 second-generation employees, UFG’s unique culture has resulted in a loyal and passionate team.

The company’s core values, which include “Keep growing – sales first,” “Positive attitude, enthusiasm, and passion for the company,” and “Family-owned company that is like a family,” and its mission statement “We have one customer, our franchisee. When they are successful, we are successful.” have helped UFG stand out in the competitive franchising industry.

“United Franchise Group is not just a business – we’re a family, and that’s what sets us apart,” said Ray Titus, who founded the company with his father, Roy Titus. Since its inception, Ray has brought in his sons and nephews to carry on the family legacy, who successfully led various brands within the organization. He has instilled the same passion and values in their personal and professional development, ensuring a continued commitment to creating a positive and empowering work environment for employees and franchisees. By providing the necessary tools, resources, and support, Ray and his team help individuals within the company achieve their full potential through continued education and mentor programs.

In recent years, UFG has pursued specific initiatives that have positively impacted franchisee success, including the addition of Graze Craze and Office Evolution to its family of affiliated brands. These new franchise concepts have led to an increase in UFG’s global portfolio and a wider range of options for potential franchisees, allowing them to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams with UFG’s unparalleled support and resources.

UFG’s commitment to family values extends beyond its own family, significantly impacting the broader community. Since opening its first store in 1986, the company has contributed to local economies by promoting entrepreneurship, stimulating growth, and creating jobs through franchising. UFG has developed a global network of franchising industry experts, best-in-class resources, and unparalleled support that have helped thousands of people thrive in franchise ownership. Additionally, UFG is passionate about educating the youth to become future entrepreneurs through the Titus Center for Franchising. These efforts and their dedication to a positive work environment reflect UFG’s unwavering commitment to enhancing lives and fostering success across the communities they serve.

As UFG continues to grow, the company remains committed to its core principles and providing franchisees with the support they need to succeed. UFG’s recognition as South Florida Business Journal’s Business of the Year is a testament to the company’s exceptional performance. The local business community can look forward to seeing more exciting developments from UFG in the future.