Salt Lake City-based franchisor AlphaGraphics announces the awards it handed out at its recent annual conference for franchisees, held in Orlando, Florida.
Barrie Keiser and Jim Lombardo, owners of the AlphaGraphics franchise in Fort Worth, Texas, have been recognized as having the Most Improved franchise for 2017. That award looks at overall improvement during the prior year in areas including sales and other key operational metrics. Keiser and Lombardo achieved a sales growth of 2Â½ times their first year and have moved the Fort Worth center into a solid, healthy position within the AlphaGraphics network, according to the company.
Before becoming franchisees both men spent more than 20 years working for large medical supply companies.
AlphaGraphics awarded its Rising Star award to Mitch Usrey, a franchise owner in San Antonio, Texas. That award recognizes a franchisee who has been part of the network for at least nine months but not more than 24 months; has the highest month-over-month sales growth in the year prior; demonstrates high-quality operations; and is compliant with AlphaGrapics Inc. system and operational standards.
According to the company, although Usrey spent several years as a NASA subcontractor engineer working on the International Space Station, he also comes from a printing background. His parents operated a printing franchise for several years before Usrey took it over. He ran it as an independent shop for nine years prior to joining the AlphaGraphics Network in 2015.