Signal 88 Security has identified Washington, D.C. as a top market for development in 2018. The leading security franchise brand has been speaking to franchise candidates in the area, and will be meeting with prospects interested in providing peace of mind in their communities on May 11, 2018, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia.
Washington, D.C. spends much more per person on security than any other city. Overall, D.C. spends $931 per person on security, which is almost nine times the U.S. average. The corporate team at Signal 88 sees great potential in our nation’s capital because of a fairly high crime rate and opportunity for government contracts, in addition to patrolling private businesses and residential communities, all needing security services. Key executives traveling to D.C. for the event include CEO Reed Nyffeler, CDO Kevin Jones, and CFO Don Conway. Under Nyffeler’s leadership, the brand has become the nation’s largest security franchise.
One of the best reasons to join a franchise system is to gain the ability to tap into the entire network and access support and training to learn best practices from other franchisees and the corporate team. Signal 88’s franchise network promotes personal growth and development for its franchise owners, giving them the necessary tools to succeed and scale their businesses for growth.
“We’re serious about expanding in Washington, D.C., so our executive team is investing in this event to explain our franchise model and answer any questions from potential franchise candidates,” said Signal 88 Security CEO Reed Nyffeler. “With more than 25,000 Active Duty, Reserve Members, and Authorized Program Facility Department of Defense Civilian Members in Washington, D.C. — and many more in the D.C. metropolitan area — there are so many qualified prospects in the market who would make great franchisees that could really excel in our model.”
Signal 88 Security’s franchise system is comprised of people who are used to holding the safety of others as a top priority. More than 70 percent of the brand’s franchise system is made up of entrepreneurs who bring with them years of police and military experience. Their experiences in the field often translate into success as a local franchise owner as they continue to protect the community.
For example, veteran Todd Seeley opened a Signal 88 franchise last fall in Stafford County, Virginia. His background fit the veteran-turned-franchisee profile that works so well within the Signal 88 system. He served in the Air Force before becoming a government contractor and then sought out a business opportunity that would complement his skill set.
“I’d read a lot of stories about other veterans who did something similar,” said Seeley to the Free Lance-Star. “It seemed to be a trend with people of similar background, and touched on all the right areas for me.”
Already having the background and experience in protecting his country, Seeley needed help with some of the day-to-day business aspects of running a security business, like training and payroll. That’s where the franchisor’s expertise comes in handy. The corporate team in Omaha is equipped to help with nearly every aspect of managing and administrating the business outside of the actual security patrols.
“Our team is constantly looking for opportunities to help our franchisees grow their businesses and make processes as efficient as possible,” said Nyffeler. “As we continue to grow our brand through franchising, we know that we have to stay cutting edge as a leader in the industry, and to constantly focus on innovating and bettering our business.”
With the franchisee’s bottom line in mind, Signal 88’s patrol service model allows for officers to go from one site to another acting as a proactive deterrent, a departure from traditional dedicated security solutions. Franchisees are thus able to book multiple contracts for officers to patrol on each shift, maximizing revenue for the owner and security for the client.
With over 6 million people living in the D.C. metro area, Signal 88 plans on opening multiple locations in the area potentially employing hundreds of residents.
The initial franchise investment can range from $75,000 to $268,400 with financing available to qualified candidates. To attend the Dine and Discover Event, sign up here