Monthly Archives: June 2021

17 06, 2021

Batteries Plus Inks Largest Franchise Deal in Company History

2021-06-17T13:26:45-04:00June 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

National Battery Retailer Signs 8-Unit Deal to Expand Presence in North Carolina.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing battery, light bulb, key fob and repair franchise, today announces the largest single signing franchise deal in company history, bringing eight new locations to the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina over the next three years. This new agreement will bring the total store count to 16 in the market.

The eight-unit agreement is spearheaded by multi-unit developer Tribat, LLC, who came to Batteries Plus inspired by the strength and stability of the brand. With over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas retail industry, the development group brings with it expertise in store development and retail operations. The first store is set to open in Raleigh-Durham in early 2022.

“The Batteries Plus brand is in a period of tremendous growth which is a result of our unique combination of product expertise, speed, and omni-channel offerings which allow our owners to thrive in an evolving digital, online retail environment,” said Joe Malmuth, Vice President of Franchise Development. “It is an exciting time in our brand’s history and this most recent eight-unit franchise agreement is validation of the attractiveness and stability of our business model.”

With over 700 store locations nationwide, Batteries Plus franchise owners are passionate about providing essential products and services for their local communities. Batteries Plus has also carved out a unique niche in the industry with its ‘plus’ services – including battery installation and key fob programming – capitalizing on both its knowledge and service offerings.

The stability of the Batteries Plus business model became more apparent than ever last year when, after being deemed an essential business, Batteries Plus stores across the country continued to meet the needs of customers without missing a beat – and at a time when health and safety were a top priority. Building off the strong momentum of last year, Batteries Plus has achieved incredible growth thus far in 2021. The newly signed eight-unit deal comes in addition to the 34 signed franchise agreements and 30-plus store openings the brand has already accomplished this year. By investing in Batteries Plus, these franchisees express their confidence in the brand’s strength and durability, especially after what’s been a difficult year for many business owners.

To learn more about Batteries Plus, including information on the franchise opportunity or tour a store virtually, visit


Batteries Plus, founded in 1988 and headquartered in Hartland, Wisconsin, is a leading omnichannel retailer of batteries, specialty light bulbs and phone repair services for the direct-to-consumer and commercial channels. The retailer also offers key programming, replacement and cutting services. Through a nationwide network of stores, the company offers a differentiated value proposition of unrivaled product selection, in-stock availability and customer service. Batteries Plus is owned by Freeman Spogli, a private equity firm based in Los Angeles and New York City. To learn more about one of Forbes®’ Best Franchises to Buy in America, visit

17 06, 2021

Jennifer LoBianco Named Senior Vice President of Marketing for Best Life Brands

2021-06-17T10:34:52-04:00June 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. — Best Life Brands, LLC (“Best Life Brands”) today announced the addition of Jennifer LoBianco as senior vice president of marketing. LoBianco will lead the Best Life Brands marketing team to support the growth of the company’s senior care brands as well as future acquisitions.

“Jennifer comes to us with an extensive background in marketing and franchising,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. “She has successfully led brands across a variety of industries and is well-versed in driving marketing strategies, innovative campaigns, developing teams that impact results and engaging franchisees. With her background and leadership and our desire to continue to grow our portfolio of brands, it’s an ideal fit.”

Prior to joining Best Life Brands, LoBianco served in several executive roles, including chief marketing officer for Huntington Learning Center, a national education franchise, where she directed brand, franchise development and franchisee marketing programs. Before that, she was the chief marketing officer for American Financial Resources and VP client strategy for a franchise focused marketing firm.

“I’m honored to be part of Best Life Brands and have a deep appreciation for their mission to serve seniors and their families on the continuum of care,” LoBianco said. “Joining a  multi-brand franchise company that continues to evolve is exciting and I look forward to creating new opportunities to expand our offerings, position each brand, increase demand, and engage customers.”

To learn more about Best Life Brands, visit

About Best Life Brands, LLC

Based in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Best Life Brands, LLC is a holding company that includes ComForCare and At Your Side, premier franchised providers of home care; CarePatrol, the nation’s largest franchised senior placement organization; Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S., and PROHealth Home Care, dedicated to providing superior in-home nursing, therapy, and home care services, which together include more than 400 franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada. With a private equity investment from The Riverside Company, Best Life Brands is a platform of award-winning complementary businesses that serve people along the continuum of care.

17 06, 2021

PJ’s Coffee Named a 2021 Top Mover & Shaker by Fast Casual

2021-06-17T10:25:16-04:00June 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

National Coffee Franchise is recognized for unwavering growth, even through pandemic.

NEW ORLEANS — For the 16th year in a row, Fast Casual has released their Top 100 Movers & Shakers list, with PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans ranking at #71 due to their impressive growth and resilience, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This annual ranking takes into consideration factors like leadership, innovation, and promise. Between PJ’s Coffee’s strong support to franchisees and their consistent expansion, Fast Casual has only confirmed their dedication to their product, customers, and franchisees.

This announcement comes amid PJ’s continuous booming growth. PJ’s drive-thru locations achieved a 12.1% same-store sales increase in 2020 compared to 2019, as well as setting several new records.

“Last year, we awarded 32 new franchises and opened 21 new locations, which was a first for the brand,” said Ryan Stansbury, Vice President of Franchise Development for PJ’s Coffee. “This year will be even better, as we’re projected to surpass those numbers and set another new round of records.”

In 2021, the coffee franchise is expected to award over 45 new franchises and open more than 40 stores. This, paired with their double-digital Q1 same-store sales increase, solidifies the influence the brand holds in the franchising world and sets the tone for even more sensational years ahead.

You can download the full list of 2021 Movers & Shakers on Fast Casual’s website.

For more information about PJ’s Coffee franchise opportunities and to request your free franchise information booklet, please visit


PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans was founded in 1978 by Phyllis Jordan, a pioneer in the coffee industry. The coffeehouse was acquired by Ballard Brands in 2008 which was spearheaded by brothers Paul, Scott and Steve Ballard. The New Orleans-based coffeehouse demonstrates that better beans, superior roasting techniques, and pure passion for the art of coffee-making matter. The brand serves a wide variety of hot, iced and frozen coffee beverages using only the top one percent of Arabica beans, as well as organic tea and fresh breakfast pastries, sandwiches and a New Orleans inspired beignet. With 42 years as an established brand, it continues to remain an authentic coffeehouse with a New Orleans spirit. PJ’s Coffee has over 130 locations operating nationally and internationally.

17 06, 2021

The Patch Boys Franchise Experiencing Rapid Growth And Record Sales

2021-06-17T10:12:46-04:00June 17th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

New locations and national recognition among company milestones in first year as part of BELFOR Franchise Group.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.The Patch Boys, America’s first, largest and most trusted drywall repair franchise company, today announced several company milestones.

Since being acquired by BELFOR Franchise Group in June 2020, The Patch Boys has added 32 licenses nationwide. As the demand for the company’s services – including drywall repair and installation, ceiling and plaster repair, popcorn ceiling removal and texture matching – significantly increased in the past year, The Patch Boys franchise network achieved record sales.

Additionally, The Patch Boys was recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Franchises in 2020” and on their 2021 Franchise 500® ranking. The company was also named one of the Top 100 Home Service Franchises to Invest In” by Franchise Connect Magazine and included in Franchise Business Review’s list of 200 Best Franchises to Buy.”

“Whether fixing a water damaged wall after a storm or helping homeowners with their quarantine projects, our franchisees are there for our customers’ every need,” said Ted Speers, President of The Patch Boys. “With our growth over the past year accelerating beyond our best predictions, we could not be more excited about the future of The Patch Boys.”

“As people spend more time in their houses, The Patch Boys franchise network has done an incredible job meeting the demand for home services and exceeding consumer expectations,” said Rusty Amarante, President of BELFOR Franchise Group. “As the most recent addition to our family of franchise brands, we have been extremely impressed with their exceptional work, growth and sales.”

To learn more about The Patch Boys’ services near you, click here.

About The Patch Boys

The Patch Boys, America’s first and most-trusted drywall repair franchise company, provides drywall repair and installation, ceiling and plaster repair, popcorn ceiling removal and texture matching for commercial and residential locations. Founded in 2008, The Patch Boys has expanded to over 120 franchise locations across the U.S. and the company has been nationally recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Connect Magazine and Franchise Business Review for its fast growth and high-quality home-service offerings. The Patch Boys is part of the BELFOR Franchise Group, a division of BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest property restoration company. For more information about The Patch Boys, visit

16 06, 2021

Men’s Grooming Shop Hammer & Nails Expands into the Northeast

2021-06-16T10:42:00-04:00June 16th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Hammer & Nails is Looking to Develop Locations in Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, and Washington, DC.

HARTFORD, Conn. and RESTON, Va. — Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys, a men’s grooming shop that provides haircuts, shaves, and hand & foot care in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere, is pleased to announce it has signed two new Area Developer franchise agreements in the Northeast. Donald Yurick, a new Area Developer for the brand, has purchased Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Ilona Kirzhner, a franchisee for Hammer & Nails, also purchased Area Developer rights to Washington, DC, and Maryland.

Yurick has over 18 years of sales and marketing experience working in several industries; pharmaceuticals, insurance, and technology. After a recent move to Connecticut, Yurick felt ready to take the next step in his career and become an entrepreneur. He came across Hammer & Nails and instantly saw the opportunity with this brand and industry.

“Throughout my career, I have honed in the ability to help businesses increase sales, drive growth and grab significant market share. This experience has prepared me for this new role,” said Yurick. “When I decided to start looking for entrepreneurial opportunities, I saw so much value in Hammer & Nails. They are creating an experience for men that no other business is, and I liked that as a franchisee and an Area Developer, I could open my location and also help other entrepreneurs open their own Hammer & Nails.”

Yurick plans to open his first Hammer & Nails location in Connecticut by Q2 2022 and has more to follow. As an Area Developer for Hammer & Nails, Yurick will grow the brand in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. He will be recruiting and educating interested entrepreneurs about the process of opening their shops, as well as, assisting Hammer & Nails in selling the 80+ franchise licenses that are currently available in the Northeast. Yurick is not the only new Area Developer for Hammer & Nails in the Northeast. They have also recently announced Kirzhner will become an Area Developer.

Kirzhner is a current Hammer & Nails franchisee that signed a historic 12-unit franchise deal in 2020. She currently has one shop open in Northern Virginia (NOVA) and plans to open the remaining 11 within the next five years in Washington, DC, NOVA, and Maryland. Kirzhner has decided to expand her partnership with Hammer & Nails and become an Area Developer for Washington, DC, and Maryland. Kirzhner’s engineering degree and experience running a very successful store in Leesburg, Virginia, has made her a tremendous asset to Hammer & Nails. As an Area Developer, she will transfer those skills over to help other franchisees succeed to continue to build the brand in the Northeast.

“I am very excited about this new opportunity with Hammer & Nails,” said Kirzhner. “As a franchisee myself, I know how important it is to have a strong support system around you when running a business. Aaron and his team have been great resources. I am looking forward to teaming with corporate and other ADs to help grow the brand locally in the DC metro area, regionally in the Northeast, and nationally across the US.”

The Hammer & Nails experience coming to the Northeast is unlike any other. The atmosphere is low-lit, with soft ambient lighting throughout the shop. Exterior windows are tinted for privacy, and the interior is furnished with dark wood, leather, and steel, creating a relaxing vibe. Members are greeted by name, escorted to a luxurious oversized Bison leather chair, and handed a menu with complimentary beverages ranging from ice-cold water to McAllen’s whiskey, and all included in the cost of the service. Shops have Direct TV, and every guest has a dedicated personal oversized device, remote and noise-canceling BOSE headphones for entertainment during the visit.

“We are thrilled to welcome Don to our team as a franchisee and Area Developer. His experience and expertise make him a huge asset to our team as we continue to expand across the country,” said Aaron Meyers, CEO, Hammer & Nails. “With the addition of Don and Ilona as Area Developer, there is so much room for growth in the Northeast for Hammer & Nails, and we are excited for them to spearhead that effort.”

Hammer & Nails has a first-to-market advantage in the ever-growing $21B male grooming industry as the only niche male grooming franchise available. For more information about the Hammer & Nails franchise opportunity, visit

About Hammer & Nails

Hammer & Nails was founded in 2013 with the vision to provide hand and foot care, manicures and pedicures, haircuts, and shaves to every type of male. After offering a franchise opportunity in 2015, the brand awarded licenses for more than 200 shops and worked to have 150 locations open and operating by 2025. To learn more about the brand, service offerings, and locations, visit

16 06, 2021

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Works with to Help Families Gain Access to Safe Water

2021-06-16T10:34:29-04:00June 16th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Leading carpet cleaning franchise’s support has helped more than 13,000 people.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, one of the nation’s greenest and fastest-growing carpet cleaning franchises, has donated over $128,000 to the non-profit since 2015. Over the years, Oxi Fresh’s contributions have empowered more than 13,000 people with long-term access to safe water. This access to water is key to further economic opportunity, education, and improved health.

“Every company should give back. Philanthropy sends an important message that a business is more than an earnings machine – it’s a part of the global community. Giving shows that we care – that we truly want to make a difference,” said Oxi Fresh Founder and CEO Jonathan Barnett. “We couldn’t be more proud of our contributions to such an important and worthwhile cause.”

Hundreds of millions of people lack access to clean water and sanitation, but is changing lives with every dollar donated. Through partnerships with in-country financial institutions, the organization connects people in need with small, affordable loans to get access to safe water at home. doesn’t merely give out water – they empower local people and communities so that they can have sustainable, long-term water and sanitation solutions.

“They’re a revolutionary organization,” said Mr. Barnett. “We’re amazed by what they’ve been able to accomplish with our donations.”

Water and Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning
Water is important to Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning. In fact, water conservation has been one of the company’s highest priorities since it was founded in 2006. To date, the carpet cleaning brand has saved many tens of millions of gallons of water with its innovative, low-moisture cleaning process. This method requires only two gallons of water to clean a home instead of the 40-60 gallons required by many traditional steam cleaners.

“One of our goals at Oxi Fresh is to provide our clients with not only a world-class cleaning experience but also unexpected convenience and a green method,” said Mr. Barnett. “Many people expect their carpets to take forever to dry, but our water-conserving system dries quickly and greatly reduces water usage. On top of that, we give back.”

Oxi Fresh donates to with every appointment that customers schedule through the brand’s Online Scheduler. The proceeds go towards’s efforts to help families in Africa, Asia, and Latin America get access to safe water and sanitation solutions.

About is an international nonprofit organization that has positively transformed more than thirty-six million lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, has been pioneering market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis for 30 years – giving women hope, children health, and communities a future. Learn more at and, or join them at

About Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning®

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning offers green carpet cleanings and exceptional results through innovative products and modern technology. The company’s powerful combination of knowledgeable people, innovative technology, and robust processes has landed the brand in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500, ranked in Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500|5000, and saw them named as one of “America’s Best Franchises to Buy,” by Forbes magazine. Oxi Fresh has hundreds of locations throughout the United States and Canada, with more locations currently in development. For more information, visit

16 06, 2021

Saladworks Doubles Down on Guest Originality with Flavor Your World Original Recipe Challenge

2021-06-16T10:27:44-04:00June 16th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Fast-Casual Salad Brand Gives Rewards Members the Opportunity to Create New Menu Items with a Donation to No Kid Hungry During its Fall Fundraising Campaign.

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Last month, Saladworks, the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad franchise and part of the WOWorks family of brands, launched its new “WOW!” Menu filled featuring an array of global flavors its guests can order as a Salad, a Warm Grain Bowl or a Wrap. As part of its Flavor Your World launch campaign, the brand created a Flavor Passport promotion for its Saladworks Rewards members designed to drive awareness and reward trial of its new menu items. As yet another exclusive perk for its Saladworks Rewards members, the brand is offering an opportunity to showcase their own originality by participating in the Flavor Your World Original Recipe Challenge starting on June 14 with an entry deadline of July 9, 2021.

The Recipe Challenge invites Saladworks Rewards members to create their own Flavor Your World menu concept with a chance to have it featured on the menu for a limited time this fall in the form of a named/themed Salad, Warm Grain Bowl and Wrap. The company will narrow down all entries to a list of four finalists from which both a Blue-Ribbon Panel of judges – along with Saladworks Rewards members – will select a winning concept based upon Originality, Flavor, Seasonality and Brand ‘Fit.’ And to commemorate Saladworks’ 35th birthday, 35 cents from the purchase of these special menu items will be donated to No Kid Hungry to help eradicate childhood hunger in America.

The prizes guests can qualify for include:

  • Grand Prize: $5,000 travel voucher, concept featured on menu and a Saladworks swag bag
  • Second Place: $2,500 travel voucher, free salad for a year and a Saladworks swag bag
  • Third Place: $1,000 travel voucher, free salad for a month and a Saladworks swag bag
  • Fourth Place: $500 travel Voucher, free salad and a Saladworks swag bag

“The Idea behind our Flavor Your World campaign is to provide exciting new flavor profiles from different cultures around the world that our guests could enjoy as a fresh, crisp Salad, a hearty Warm Grain Bowl or a portable hand-held Wrap,” said Mark Mears, Chief Marketing Officer of WOWorks. “And by inviting our guests to submit their own original menu creations, the experience becomes even more inclusive and engaging. We can’t wait to feature the winning concepts on our menu this fall and associate them with our No Kid Hungry fundraising campaign to help those in need.”

Last month’s menu revamp was the most ambitious update in the brand’s 35-year history with the goal of capitalizing on the popularity of global and regional flavor profiles. Each of the six new recipes can be ordered as a Salad, a Warm Grain Bowl or a Wrap all for the same price. The new Signature menu items represent different flavors and cultures from around the world including: Asian Crispy Chicken (China); Grilled Chicken Mediterranean (Italy); Smoky BBQ Crispy Chicken (Kansas City); Southwest Chipotle Ranch (Mexico); Classic Greek (Greece); and Farmers Market (California).

In addition to the Original Recipe Challenge, Saladworks will continue to build upon its Flavor Your World campaign by providing exclusive offers for its Saladworks Rewards members throughout June:

  • Rewards Rush offering progressive more Bonus Points for each visit – including a Free Entrée on their fifth one
  • Gamification approach where Saladworks Rewards members can earn various designations:
    • The Jetsetter — Highest number of Total Visits
    • The World Traveler — Highest number of new Global Flavors purchased
    • The Wanderer — Highest number of Create-Your-Own menu items purchased
  • Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) promotion on Father’s Day
  • Free Kids Works meal (with adult entrée purchase) every Wednesday in June
  • $2 Off any Pick 2 every Tuesday in June

Saladworks has been in business for 35 years and is the nation’s first ever salad-based fast-casual restaurant.  The brand has always placed a focus on guest originality through its array of over 60 fresh, flavorful and healthy ingredients. In addition to its 12 Signature recipes, Saladworks offers Create-Your-Own options — including Salads, Warm Grain Bowls, Wraps — as well as Soups and a Kids Works menu – plus, new Signature Sandwiches and Panini Melts in many locations.

For more information about its menu, current offers, or to become a Saladworks Rewards member, visit or download the Saladworks Rewards app. For more information about the Flavor Your World Original Recipe Challenge, visit For more information about No Kid Hungry, visit


No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 4 kids could still face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.


Founded in 1986, Saladworks is the nation’s leading fast-casual create-your-own salad destination, with over 130 locations across 18 states and two countries. Part of the WOWorks family of brands, which also includes Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, Frutta Bowls and The Simple Greek, Saladworks encourages guests to be original, giving them the option to choose from salads, warm grain bowls or wraps, along with an endless array of fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins and delicious dressings. Ranked #7 on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers in 2021, Saladworks has been delivering the most original and incredible salad experience to guests for more than 30 years. For more information, visit

14 06, 2021

Local Entrepreneurs Open Always Best Care Of Matthews And Pineville

2021-06-14T17:42:29-04:00June 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

Leading Senior Care Franchise to Expand Services in Matthews, North Carolina Area.

ROSEVILLE, Calif.Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced today the launch of its newest territory in the state of North Carolina with the opening of its newest location in Matthews and Pineville. Located at 1811 Sardis Road North Suite 216, Always Best Care of Matthews and Pineville is owned and operated by new franchisees Shayna and Jerrell Tonia, and will provide award-winning senior care services to Matthews and Pineville as well as the surrounding communities of South Charlotte, Mint Hill, Wildwoods, and Allen.

“With Shayna’s strong background in business management coupled with Jerrell’s leadership expertise, we are certain these driven entrepreneurs will establish strong relationships within their community and provide quality care for the seniors they serve,” said Jake Brown, President & CEO of Always Best Care. “The senior population continues to expand in the greater South Charlotte area, and we are thrilled the Tonia’s will be spearheading our growth in North Carolina with this opening. We look forward to supporting their business every step of the way.”

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, the Tonia’s recently relocated to North Carolina, now calling the Tar Heel State home a little over a year ago. The husband-and-wife team bring more than 12 years of experience in the management and banking industries. The entrepreneurs have also worked within companies like OneMain Financial and PC Godfrey, constantly proving their drive and dedication to success. Throughout her career in the banking industry, Shayna fulfilled personal banker and account specialist roles, while Jerrell worked in management as a warehouse and inventory manager. Today, the duo is pleased to have already employed three nurses and five caregivers as part of their initial launch, as well as Cheryl Green, Shayna’s mother, as Operations Manager of the business.

“Always having the dream to become an entrepreneur and work for ourselves, Jerrell and I knew that looking for a proven franchise model would be an ideal option for us as we established ourselves within the Mathews community,” said Shayna. “After looking deeper into our diverse skill sets and what is close to our hearts, we knew Always Best Care was the perfect business for us. With the support of the corporate office and the need for senior care in the greater South Charlotte area, I know our family-owned business will continue to make great strides in providing quality care for our community members.”

Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care and assisted living referral services. The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 200 independently owned and operated franchise territories throughout the United States and Canada.

By working with case managers, social workers, discharge planners, doctors, and families, Always Best Care franchise owners provide affordable, comprehensive solutions that can be specifically matched to meet a client’s particular physical or social needs. The hallmark services of Always Best Care include non-medical in-home care and assisted living finder and referral services, with skilled home health care in some limited markets.

For additional information on services available through Always Best Care of Matthews and Pineville, or for a free evaluation, please call (704) 981-0505, email or visit

About Always Best Care

Founded in 1996, Always Best Care Senior Services is based on the belief that having the right people for the right level of care means peace of mind for the client and family. Always Best Care assists seniors with a wide range of conditions and personal needs, and currently provides millions of hours of care every year. Franchise opportunities are available to individuals interested in leveraging the company’s clear strategy and proven track record for delivering affordable, dependable service to seniors in their local areas.

Always Best Care also offers an exclusive program called Always in Touch, a telephone reassurance program that provides a daily phone call to seniors and disabled adults who are living alone and have limited contact with the outside world. Always in Touch is a national telephone reassurance program offered in the USA and Canada. For more information on Always in Touch, or to request an application, visit

11 06, 2021

Local Veteran to Open First Surveillance Secure In Houston

2021-06-11T10:35:28-04:00June 11th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Rapidly-growing commercial security franchise concept set to open first Texas location.

HOUSTON — Surveillance Secure – a security integrator that consults, designs, installs and supports a full range of enterprise grade technology for commercial clients – is opening the brand’s first location in Houston. The new location has been awarded to local Houston Marine Corps veteran and entrepreneur, Brandon Foss, and is set to open in July.

Foss’s professional background in security will serve as a great asset to Surveillance Secure and the community of Houston. He worked with Blackwater for eight years and owns franchise locations with Signal 88, a mobile patrol franchise which supplies clients with security guard services. Foss’s decision to open his own Surveillance Secure location came from the steady customer demand for electronic security from his Signal 88 customers. He is excited about the enterprise-grade technology that Surveillance Secure products and services can offer to his existing customers and grateful that Surveillance Secure provides owners like him with the opportunity and support structure to grow with his commercial customers nationwide. With the support of the security integrator brand, Foss is looking forward to hitting the ground running in Houston this summer for a successful start.

“I am eager to hit the ground running and serve the Houston community, I see the growth opportunity here and it’s very promising,” stated Foss. “Surveillance Secure’s advancement in technology and digital analytics are just several of the reasons why this brand is so unique and continues to see such sprawling success.”

Founded in 2006 and franchising since 2019, Surveillance Secure has been a proven security industry leader, serving commercial clients in eight states, including New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Colorado, Arizona, Texas and Washington D.C. The rapidly expanding franchise services the electronic security needs of commercial, retail, education and government clients for security cameras, access control systems, alarm & video monitoring solutions, and video image analytic software. The brand provides the latest surveillance and access control technology and ongoing support for all installation projects and cameras that meet the requirements and timeline of end users.

“We are excited to expand into Texas with such an experienced and focused franchisee,” stated Kim Hartman, CEO and Founder of Surveillance Secure. “Brandon’s previous security and Marine Corps background will help support the community of Houston and significantly benefit Surveillance Secure.”

The Initial Franchise Fee for a single Franchise (the “Initial Franchise Fee”) ranges from $55,000 to $75,000, and the overall investment range to open a Surveillance Secure location is from $116,000 to $173,700. Additionally, the brand offers franchisees large, exclusive territories, allowing them to control entire urban metro areas.

For more information on Surveillance Secure Houston, visit Brandon’s franchisee website,

For more information on the franchise opportunity, visit

Surveillance Secure has partnered with Oakscale for its franchise development efforts.

About Surveillance Secure

Founded in 2006 and franchising since 2019, Surveillance Secure is a security integrator that brings a full range of enterprise grade security technology to its clients. The brand consults, designs, installs and supports clients by helping provide them with operational insight and business solutions. The brand currently operates in eight states. For more information about Surveillance Secure, please visit:

9 06, 2021

IMAGE Studios rockets past 100 locations!

2021-06-09T10:55:23-04:00June 9th, 2021|Tags: , , |

SALT LAKE CITY — IMAGE Studios® has reached an important milestone selling its 100th location, with salons coming to Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey, and Texas! IMAGE is a nationwide franchise brand with a real estate model that is revolutionizing the salon industry.

Founder and CEO, Jason Olsen commented, “We are a unique real estate investment opportunity, attracting the highest caliber franchisees from coast to coast. We have a best-in-class leadership team at IMAGE, creating a strong support network of automation, data mining and industry research, as well as huge amounts of resources, training, and coaching for franchise owners to help them successfully recruit and retain salon professionals at each location. With the recent launch of our custom smartphone app IMAGE Pro by GlossGenius, IMAGE Studios® is taking salon suites to a whole new level as we expand our nationwide footprint. We appreciate every IMAGE Owner who joins this incredible journey with us!”

With 100+ locations in development, 2021 is another monumental year for IMAGE Studios®! Shaun Olsen, Founder and Vice President mentioned, “IMAGE has developed a powerful support network for new franchise owners. In the last year alone, we’ve implemented new systems to scale, web-based software platforms, and weekly roundtables for owners and operators!”

IMAGE recently announced their dynamite leadership and support team members including Director of Franchise Development, Brandon Campbell, Development Coordinator, Maria Moys, Director of Real Estate & Construction, Marcia Carter, Director of Marketing, Lizzie Webb, Corporate Coordinator, Delaney Gagliano, and Industry Expert, Matthew Landis.

COO, Taylor Lamont, boasted, “IMAGE has experienced transformative growth and brand evolution the last 24 months. We’ve onboarded key leadership roles and introduced team members, automation, and standardization at strategic milestones as we’ve scaled. Our company is collectively driven by our core values of creativity, freedom, and success; and we seek out owners who align. We design beautiful modern salon suites that elevate our professionals’ entrepreneur experience – with business training, community, and support offered every step of the way. Over the last decade, thousands of small business owners have started their journey at IMAGE Studios®.”


About IMAGE Studios®

IMAGE is a nationwide franchise brand with a real estate model that is revolutionizing the salon industry. IMAGE is currently franchising in 45 states with locations across California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, and Ohio and is growing rapidly in their East Coast expansion with 25 locations in development throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey!