EmbroidMe, a world leader in custom embroidery, screen printing and promotional products, has selected Tampa Bay for its next wave of expansion, adding 20 new locations that are expected to bring more than 200 professional jobs to the area.
It all began with Signarama
, a custom brand signage franchise which has grown to more than 900 locations in 50 countries. In 2000, the EmbroidMe
brand was added to create custom branded promotional solutions for businesses. With six different brands under the United Franchise Group
, businesses can grow their companies with brand solutions from outdoor advertising to convention planning to business brokerage and energy efficiency.
"We specialize in helping business from advertising to being more green. A lot of times our franchisees work together on providing solutions to businesses," says Erin Crawford, VP of Development.
brand has grown to more than 300 locations, with 200 in Florida and 15 abroad.
As the economy experienced a climate shift in recent past years, the company decided to focus its growth plan on strengthening its existing locations for long-term sustainability.
Now, the brand is opening up expansion and new franchise opportunities, centering its focus on the promotional products industry, which is one of the strongest forms of marketing for many businesses.
"We are not just an embroidery company; we are a full-service promotional marketing solutions partner. We’re growing and expanding throughout the United States, specifically in markets where we see things picking back up," says Crawford.
Over the next five years, EmbroidMe plans to add at least seven new locations in Tampa, four in St. Petersburg, and one in Clearwater. The new additions will call for up to five new employees per store which can grow to have up to 15 employees focused on production and sales.
"We have a strong presence in this area and in this market, so we have a heavy growth plan for the bigger markets in Florida -- like Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville and south Florida," says Crawford.
For more information on franchising and career opportunities, visit EmbroidMe’s website
Writer: Kaye Brown
Source: Erin Crawford, EmbroidMe & United Franchise Group