When Mike Daly left the military, he opted for a career in the private sector. He accepted a position with DynCorp, an American private military contractor. However, some of his friends and colleagues were leaving that company behind in order to open up their own businesses with the help of Signal 88 Security. So Daly decided to look into the brand’s franchising opportunities.
Right away, Daly knew that joining Signal 88’s system was the right move for him. The brand, which provides industry-leading security services for residential, commercial, retail and institutional customers, gave him the opportunity to be his own boss while at the same time utilize the training and experience he gained in his previous roles. Since officially opening his doors for business in Florida, Daly’s Signal 88 franchise has rapidly grown.
“The response from the community has been pretty dramatic—people have been incredibly supportive. In fact, the first day were open and out looking for clients, we signed a contract. From there, it’s just been a domino effect of new business,” said Daly. “By following Signal 88’s business model and establishing a strong reputation among consumers, we’ve been able to expand at a fast pace.”
That impressive growth rate is partially due to Signal 88’s incredibly supportive network of corporate team members and local franchisees. It’s part of what makes the brand so unique—business owners all reach out to one another to brainstorm ideas and make plans for further expansion. And as Signal 88 adds more franchisees to its network, that support system is only going to grow.
“Mike is an example of what the best Signal 88 franchisees bring to the table. Not only is his business performing incredibly well, he’s also a leader and mentor to our other local business owners in Florida. That’s why he’s been the recipient of our brand champion award multiple times,” said Reed Nyffeler, co-founder and CEO of Signal 88 Security. “At the end of the day, we want all of our franchisees to reach that level of success. That’s why we’re constantly working to provide ongoing support to our local business owners, and encouraging our franchisees to use one another’s experiences to their advantage.”
Signal 88 Security’s services and business model are unparalleled in the industry. Franchisees receive both initial and ongoing training that sets them up for success. It’s also affordable for entrepreneurs to buy into the brand—prospective franchisees can expect their initial investment to range from $73,000to $268,400.
“It’s always going to be tough to build your own business from the ground up. But Signal 88 has a business model in place and a system of supportive franchisees who really make it easy to succeed,” Dally said. “I’m incredibly proud of where I am today, and I’d encourage other entrepreneurs to open up their own Signal 88 franchise.”