Over 1400+ LOCATIONS IN 80+ COUNTRIES
Franchising Over 30 Years!
About United Franchise Group
Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group houses a successful group of business-to-business franchise systems. Our franchised concepts specialize in personalized business services including signs, embroidery, and business brokerage. With over 30 years in the franchising industry and more than 1400 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.
The United Franchise Group consists of a number of award-winning business-to-business brands and franchise development services including some of the world’s largest industry-leading names.
The conglomerate first began franchising with Signarama in Farmingdale, New York in 1987, which is now the world’s largest sign franchise touting locations in 62 countries. In 2000, the first EmbroidMe opened its doors in West Palm Beach, FL and further provided branding solutions in the business community with embroidery and promotional product services.
Through a partnership between CEO Ray Titus and Andy Cagnetta, CEO of the largest business brokerage in the U.S., the Transworld Business Advisors concept was added to UFG’s repertoire of offerings in December of 2010. Our latest concept, SuperGreen Solutions opened its flagship location in North Palm Beach, FL in 2011 and now has close to 10 locations around the U.S.
Today, United Franchise Group has more than 200 employees with established offices in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Its corporate headquarters are located in West Palm Beach, Florida and also house a superior state-of-the-art training facility, where all new franchisees are welcomed to begin their journey into business ownership throughout the year.
The expertise of the team at United Franchise group provides the foundation for the continuous evolvement and growth of development services the company offers. United Franchise Group has established master licenses for its brands in more than 50 countries and has services that assist other franchise companies from conception to international expansion. In particular, World Franchisors was exclusively created by UFG to aide other franchisors in selling master licenses for their brands.
With the combination of award-winning franchise concepts, development services, and industry excellence, United Franchise Group is the global leader for today’s entrepreneurs.
Chief Executive Officer
Ray Titus, CEO of United Franchise Group, is the son of franchise pioneer Roy Titus, founder of Minuteman Press International, Inc., who along with Ray co-founded Signarama.
Chief Operating Officer
David Baxter is the Chief Operating Officer for United Franchise Group. He’s primarily responsible for establishing and implementing systems to execute the organization’s strategic plan. He develops goals and systems to track progress toward those goals.
Director of Sales
Director of Sales for SuperGreen Solutions Franchise
Transworld Business Advisors, President
Andrew Cagnetta Jr.
Andrew Cagnetta Jr. is the President of Transworld Business Advisors. Now over thirty years old, Transworld is the number one business brokerage in the State of Florida and a nationwide Franchisor.
Master license sales for all brands globally, organize and strategically plan global growth for the company.
President - Transworld Business Advisors
Manages the growth of Transworld Business Advisors throughout the United States as well as international expansion.
President - Experimac
Chief Financial Officer
Manages all financial aspects of UFG – Treasury, Tax, Financial Reporting , Budgeting – Corporate Structure and Financial Planning
President - Signarama
'JT' Jim Tatem
Brand leader for Signarama, Australia Oversight, Global Department Operations.
Company to Provide Business Plan Competition and Mentoring for Students
West Palm Beach, FL (Sept. 7, 2011) – The United Franchise Group (UFG), a $500 million West Palm Beach franchise organization, today announced it has partnered with Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) to help student entrepreneurs start their own business ventures by contributing mentoring and funding toward their visionary concepts. Called J.J.’s Entrepreneur’s, the program includes a five year, minimum $75,000 commitment by UFG. It was developed to encourage and teach young students about the benefits of entrepreneurship and owning their own business.
As part of the program, students will work to create an innovative business plan. A screening committee, made up of local business owners and PBA staff members, will select the top two business plans. One student will be awarded $10,000 and one will receive $5,000 to launch their business concepts. Entrepreneurs get a head start from EmbroidMe
JJ’s Entrepreneurs provides an integrative learning experience for participants, drawing from both the Palm Beach Atlantic University curriculum and United Franchise Group’s business experience. Students participating in the competition will be mentored by business leaders Ray Titus, CEO of UFG, and J.J. Prendamano, who together alone have more than 75 years of experience in business and many different franchise industries. The J.J.’s Entrepreneur program was created to honor J.J. Prendamano and recognize his commitment to mentoring and helping new owners become successful and thrive within the UFG franchises.
“We are thrilled to partner with Palm Beach Atlantic University to help students beyond the classroom and assist them in pursuing their dreams of starting their own business,” said UFG CEO Ray Titus. “This partnership speaks of UFG’s commitment of giving back to the community and at the same time honors its namesake J.J. Prendamano for all he’s done in our organization.”
“Palm Beach Atlantic University is extremely grateful to Ray Titus and The United Franchise Group for their personal and financial investment in our university and business students,” said PBA Interim President William M.B. Fleming, J.R. “This ground-breaking partnership provides our students with a unique opportunity to further refine their business talents and innovative business concepts while learning what it takes to run a successful business from leading entrepreneurs.”
UFG is made up of five industry-leading franchise brands including Signarama, the world’s largest full-service sign business; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, a home-based advertising agency; Plan Ahead Events, a home-based event planning business; and TransWorld Business Advisors, a business brokerage and franchise development services firm. In 2010, UFG developed nearly 200 new franchises and projects its growth trend to continue in 2011 with a goal of adding up to 300 new franchise locations around the world.
About the United Franchise Group (UFG):
United Franchise Group (http://www.unitedfranchisegroup.com) is a $500-million franchising expert with 30 years of experience and 1,400 franchise locations in over 50 countries. Brands include Signarama, EmbroidMe, Billboard Connection, Plan Ahead Events, and Transworld Business Advisors. Information on franchising opportunities is available at 800-286-8671 (U.S.) or 001-561-640-5570 (international).
About Palm Beach Atlantic University:
Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private, independent university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, with campuses in West Palm Beach, Orlando and Wellington. The University is dedicated to the integration of Christian principles to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership and service. For additional information, visit our website: http://www.pba.edu.
Job Creation Stewardship
United Franchise Group is committed to the improvement of economic growth within the United States and around the globe. Through the growth of our new franchise stores and existing franchisees across all brands along with corporate growth, United Franchise Group plans to add many jobs over the next 3 years. Feel free to review our available positions and send your resume for upcoming opportunities by email.
Denver EmbroidMe Owner Talks About His Experience on CNN
August 3rd, 2011 by Matt Segall
Tim Sheahan, EmbroidMe Owner of Colorado, was recently interviewed by CNN about his experience as one of the many who have been impacted by the economy and corporate downsizing. After both he and his wife lost their jobs on the very same day, he decided not to pursue the daunting task of seeking another corporate job and started his own business as an EmbroidMe franchise owner.
Tim goes on further to talk about the positive impact his ownership experience has had on his life, health, and especially family. We are so excited to hear of our franchisee success stories and look forward to sharing many more!
In The News
Archive for the ‘News’ Category
September 17th, 2015 by UFG Corp
Experimac will soon be opening in the Quad Cities. The following article features Joe King, who will soon be opening an Experimac in Illinois, with his son.
Joe King is not one of the many who quit his soul-sucking corporate job to start his own business. On the contrary, King loved his career.
“I am just retiring from John Deere as an Engineering and Quality manager after 37 years,” says King. “I had an excellent career with Deere and wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Instead, King’s focus in buying the franchise is on his son.
“My son wants to run a business and I want to help him get started as part of my retirement plan,” says King. “I can’t fish all the time.”
King’s solution was to become a franchisee of, Experimac, the new concept that provides pre-owned computers and devices; repair and upgrade services for laptops, phones and tablets; trade-ins of existing devices; and sales of accessories and software for Apple®devices.
King says his recent move to Apple products helped convince him this was an industry he wanted to work in.
“I am amazed at the simplicity and connectedness of the products and the apps and programs,” says King. “And the translation between Windows products now is seamless.”
King has noticed he’s not the only fan of Apple’s products.
August 6th, 2015 by UFG Corp
A 2011 survey by The Commonwealth Institute and UM’s School of Business Administration reported that 62 percent of women business owners in Florida have been mentored and believed it important to developing greater potential in all business owners. “Having a mentor helped me become successful quicker,” said Paul Klugerman, owner/franchisee of Signarama in Kendall. Signarama, a franchise headquartered in West Palm Beach, has had a mentoring program for the last 12 years. The program takes some of the most successful franchisees and pairs them with new owners, allowing each new owner access to a franchisee who can give them guidance and direction. Klugerman said he has multiple mentees who come to him with questions on matters such as where to buy supplies or how to handle payroll. “When you are passionate and want to help someone, mentoring doesn’t seem time-consuming,” Klugerman said.
July 31st, 2015 by Matt Segall
Dan Dubell, Chris Grohman and Jeff Mitchell recently combined their business experience into a new local venture, EmbroidMe of Bel Air.
Dubell previously worked as Director of Operations for 56 Taco Bell and KFC locations over 10 years, while Mitchell worked for the same group for nine. The two teamed up and entered the embroidery business together in 2003, which they recently converted into an EmbroidMe franchise. Grohman, a youth minister, later joined the duo after meeting Dubell through charity work.
EmbroidMe was recently ranked 20th by The Advertising Specialty Institute’s Counselor magazine in its annual Top 40 Distributors listing. The ranking recognizes the top distributors in the promotional products industry based on the previous year’s gross revenue.
UFG3 – Putting Our Experience To Work For You
We all know there is strength in numbers. With the widest network in the franchising industry to provide business services including signage, promotional products, event planning, business brokerage, green energy solutions, and outdoor advertising, United Franchise Group helps your franchisees open and grow their businesses while saving you time and more importantly, money!
Marketing & Promotions
United Franchise Group offers services that help your franchise brand be seen! From building signs and outdoor advertising campaigns to uniforms and promotional products, our brands offer one-stop shopping and project management.
When it comes to franchise sales, no one knows it better than United Franchise Group. Our experts can work with your franchise to help sell new or existing units, territories or area developments. Time to take your franchise brand worldwide? We have extensive knowledge and experience in expansion to new countries and can help you offer your brand as a Master License.
United Franchise Group also offers products and services to help support your franchise in its day-to-day operations. Our corporate meeting and events planning services can help you plan your next convention or grand opening. Our newest brand, SuperGreen Solutions, now offers products for you and your franchisees that are suited to save both money and the planet with eco-frienldy products, from LED lighting to solar power and electric vehicle charging stations.
Find out how UNITED FRANCHISE GROUP can bring your franchise to the next level by the power of three, the UFG 3!