Monthly Archives: May 2024

23 05, 2024

Start Your Day Strong with Wendy’s New $3 English Muffin Deal

2024-05-23T22:33:20-04:00May 23rd, 2024|Tags: , , |

Plus, Wendy’s launches new Sausage Breakfast Burrito, available at participating locations

DUBLIN, Ohio

WHAT:
Wendy’s® is doubling down on better breakfast with unmatched value and quality on the go.

ABOUT WENDY’S:  
Wendy’s was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio. Dave built his business on the premise, “Quality is our Recipe®,” which remains the guidepost of the Wendy’s system. Wendy’s is best known for its made-to-order square hamburgers, using fresh, never frozen beef****, freshly-prepared salads, and other signature items like chili, baked potatoes and the Frosty dessert. The Wendy’s Company (Nasdaq: WEN) is committed to doing the right thing and making a positive difference in the lives of others.  This is most visible through the Company’s support of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® and its signature Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program, which seeks to find a loving, forever home for every child waiting to be adopted from the North American foster care system. Today, Wendy’s and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across over 7,000 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world’s most thriving and beloved restaurant brand. For details on franchising, connect with us at www.wendys.com/franchising.

Visit www.wendys.com and www.squaredealblog.com for more information and connect with us on X and Instagram using @wendys, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wendys.

*Limited time only. U.S. price and participation may vary. Select or request English Muffin Deal to obtain discount. Not valid for a la carte or combo orders. Single item at regular price. Prices are higher in Alaska and Hawaii.

**Get $5 off when you add a Wendy’s Sausage or Bacon Breakfast Burrito on DoorDash orders of $12 or more. Orders must have a minimum subtotal of $12, excluding taxes and fees. Offer valid from 5/31/2024 through 6/6/2024, or while supplies last. Valid only at participating U.S. Wendy’s locations. Fees (including service fee), taxes, and gratuity still apply. All deliveries subject to availability. Must have an existing DoorDash account with a valid form of accepted payment on file. No cash value. Non-transferable. See full terms and conditions at help.doordash.com/consumers/s/article/offer-terms-conditions.

***At participating U.S. Wendy’s. My Wendy’s™ account registration and use required to redeem offers, mobile order, earn points and redeem rewards. Rewards points have no monetary value. See wendys.com or Wendy’s app for details.

****Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada.

Cholula is a registered trademark of SPICY LIQUID LLC © 2024, used under license.

Cinnabon® is a registered trademark of Cinnabon Franchisor SPV LLC. ©2024 Cinnabon Franchisor SPV LLC.

23 05, 2024

JETSET PILATES EXPANDS TO NEW YORK CITY, ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF THE FIRST STUDIO IN SOHO THIS SUMMER

2024-05-23T22:26:31-04:00May 23rd, 2024|Tags: , , |

NEW YORK — Bringing a innovating modern-Pilates experience to New York City, recognized fitness instructor and entrepreneur, Goli Soli announces the opening of JETSET Pilates SoHo this coming summer. The beginning of a multi-studio venture, her first studio is located at 355 West Broadway.

“Being in the industry for a long time, I’ve tried many different fitness concepts, however I knew from my very first JETSET class that this was truly at the top of revolutionizing group and individual fitness. Every class was uniquely curated with harmonized playlists, and instructors that made every student feel like their best friend. Being both a student and instructor of this studio, I wanted to share this experience with everyone in the Big Apple.” – Goli Soli

Since launching its franchise opportunity, JETSET Pilates has grown to become an internationally recognized brand with a growing, loyal community devoted to the unique 50-minute workout that challenges mind, body and soul. Instructors have been trained to create a personal connection with clients, ensuring everyone receives a workout that is effective and appropriate for their personal goals. The intricate designs, intuitive settings and high-performance reformer equipment allows the brand to create a 360 experience like no other for any potential client.

Goli has not only cemented herself an experienced instructor, but also a devoted entrepreneur, whose expertise unites cultivating first-class experiences in entertainment, professional sports, fitness, and corporate settings. She began her fitness journey in 2012 and has led hundreds of group classes and private sessions both domestic and internationally. Recovering from an intense back injury, she reexamined her personal fitness regimen and immersed herself in Pilates and yoga, going on to share it with the world. Goli strives to empower individuals to get just 1% better each day, both on and off the reformer. Fusing together elements of strength training, cardio, conditioning, blended playlists, and Pilates inspired movements all in one, every class unlocks the connection between fitness and mental health. “With a background in fitness, events and entertainment, every class is an experience for my clients to feel they can show up as their authentic self and continue to raise the bar for what is possible.”

For all JETSET Pilates SoHo updates, along with information regarding memberships and pre-opening schedules, please sign up here.

JETSET Pilates SoHo will be hosting a Neighborhood Mix & Mingle for all local businesses on May 23rd.
For event details please reach out to soho@jetsetpilates.com.

About JETSET Pilates
Founded in 2010 and franchising since 2022, JETSET Pilates has rapidly established itself as one of the most attractive concepts in the boutique franchise business space. JETSET Pilates currently has plans to open studios in FloridaNew YorkNorth CarolinaGeorgiaTexas, and Australia, with over 30 studios in development. JETSET now offers franchising opportunities to entrepreneurs in some of the largest and fastest-growing markets within the fitness franchise sector. For more information, please visit https://jetsetpilates.com/franchise/.

23 05, 2024

Caring Senior Service Earns Spot Among Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2024-05-23T21:24:38-04:00May 23rd, 2024|Tags: , , , |

The non-medical home care company is one of only 100 franchises selected for the prestigious list this year

SAN ANTONIO — Caring Senior Service, a non-medical home care services company, has been named one of Entrepreneur magazine’s Top 100 Franchises for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for 2024.

“We are thrilled with our inclusion in Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for DEI list this year and consider it a reflection of our collective commitment to inclusion,” said Caring Senior Service founder and CEO Jeff Salter. “We believe in diversity of thought and opinion, and we actively recruit team members with distinctive identities. Our goal is to match our clients with the caregivers who will work well with them, and this diversity helps fulfill this goal. Our team of fantastic franchise owners come from a variety of diverse backgrounds, but we all share a common goal: to help seniors throughout the country remain safely at home.”

All of the companies recognized in Entrepreneur’s Top Franchises for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion list were chosen editorially, and are listed in alphabetical order. The list is featured in the May/June issue of the print magazine and can be viewed online by visiting https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/directory/top-diversity-ranking.

The editors based their decisions on information submitted by the companies, as well as their own independent research. Brands were selected for a variety of reasons. Some offer franchise fee discounts and other assistance to help those who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), women, or LGBTQ+. Some promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in other ways, including the communities they serve and the services they offer; initiatives and programs they have implemented at both the corporate and franchise level; representation among their leadership team, franchisees, and employees; and more.

“Franchising is truly an opportunity that’s available to all, but not everyone is aware that it’s within their reach,” said Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “That’s why we want to celebrate the brands that do the most to expand opportunities for everyone—and who are improving their businesses by ensuring that many different voices and experiences are welcomed.”

Caring Senior Service opened its first location in Odessa, Texas, in 1991, and added several other locations in the Lone Star State before creating its franchise development division in 2002. The company now has more than 50 locations in nearly 20 states. For more information about Caring Senior Service, please visit their website at https://www.caringseniorservice.com/.

About Caring Senior Service

Caring Senior Service is a non-medical home care services company based in San Antonio, Texas. Founded by CEO Jeff Salter in 1991, the company provides assistance to seniors, the disabled population and any adult who may need help with the tasks of everyday living such as bathing, personal care, running errands and preparing food. After adding locations throughout Texas in the 1990s, the company extended its reach through franchising in 2002. It now boasts more than 50 locations throughout the United States. Caring Senior Service has also been named as one of the Franchise Business Review’s top franchises in 2022 and 2023 and has created programs to assist potential franchisees in choosing a location and training their staff.

In 2021, Caring Senior Service created a non-profit organization called “Close the Gap in Senior Care” to raise awareness of the overlooked and underserved aspects of senior care. Salter launched Close the Gap with an electric bike ride to each Caring Senior Service franchise location throughout the country, totaling more than 9,000 miles.

For more information on Caring Senior Service, please visit their website at https://www.caringseniorservice.com/.

23 05, 2024

The Junkluggers Celebrates 20 Years of Sustainable Junk Removal, Appoints Industry Leader Justin Waltz as New Brand President

2024-05-23T21:17:31-04:00May 23rd, 2024|Tags: , , |

COLUMBIA, Md. — The Junkluggers, a renowned, eco-conscious junk removal company, is proud to announce its upcoming 20th anniversary this June. Since its inception, The Junkluggers has been dedicated to providing sustainable solutions for junk removal while prioritizing environmental responsibility and community impact. In tandem with this significant milestone, The Junkluggers today announced the hiring of Justin WaltzBrand President.

Waltz joins The Junkluggers and its parent company, Authority Brands, with over a decade of both junk removal and franchise industry experience. With an impressive background in business management and a passion for sustainability, Waltz brings a wealth of experience to his new position. After assuming the role in January 2024, Waltz has been keen on building relationships with franchise owners nationwide, getting to know them each personally to collect feedback and understand ways to improve the business under his leadership. He has also made significant strides in driving technological innovation to have the brand stand further out within the industry.

“As brand president of The Junkluggers, my key focuses are to attract top-tier talent and perfect our business model to make us the leading junk removal brand nationwide,” said Justin WaltzBrand President. “Joining The Junkluggers is not only an exciting opportunity because of my experience, but because I get to lead a team that shares my values and commitment to making a positive impact on the environment. I’m confident in this talented team’s ability to grow and consistently offer quality services to our clientele. I look forward to further enhancing our services and expanding our footprint to put a green truck on the corner of every community across the country.”

Waltz’s journey into the junk removal industry started humbly. Joining 1-800-GOT-JUNK as a truck driver in 2005, he promptly displayed his entrepreneurial flair, playing a pivotal role in his particular franchise reaching $1.7 million in revenue. Transitioning to the corporate realm to become a franchise business consultant, Waltz contributed significantly to the growth of College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving®. He helped elevate the brand’s portfolio to encompass 120 owners and boost the average unit volume (AUV) from $200,000 to $1 million. Most recently, Waltz served as the managing director of franchise operations for Big Blue Swim School and its parent organization, L5 Capital. In this role, Waltz oversaw franchise owner engagement and training, profitability, strategic planning, and the installation of franchise operations teams and processes across portfolio companies. With a comprehensive industry background spanning from junk truck driver to franchise owner to corporate employee, Waltz emerged as the perfect candidate to take charge of The Junkluggers. His profound understanding of business operations, alongside his passion for the home services sector and sustainability, will help him lead this values-driven organization.

Under Waltz’s leadership, The Junkluggers aims to continue its 20-year legacy of providing exceptional junk removal services. Waltz is betting big on his hyperlocal approach to neighborhood saturation and strongly believes this will set The Junkluggers up for tremendous success over the next few years. Additionally, The Junkluggers will further its commitment to sustainability and community engagement with Waltz at the helm. The company remains dedicated to diverting items from landfills through responsible disposal methods, recycling initiatives, and partnerships with local charities. Remix Market, another service line offered by The Junkluggers franchise owners, enables the system to rehome and recycle secondhand items in an eco-conscious manner. The Remix Market portion of the business is focused on the same mission as The Junkluggers – to enhance lives, our communities, and the environment by donating, recycling, and supporting local charities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Justin Waltz aboard as The Junkluggers’ new president as we celebrate our 20th anniversary,” said Leanne Stapf, EVP of Authority Brands. “We cannot say enough good things about Justin. His track record of leadership and extensive junk removal experience make him the perfect fit to lead The Junkluggers into its next chapter of growth and innovation. This year marks a new chapter for The Junkluggers and we couldn’t be more excited about the future of this impressive brand under Justin’s guidance.”

As The Junkluggers looks ahead to the next 20 years, the company remains committed to its core values of environmental responsibility and exceptional customer service. With Waltz at the helm, The Junkluggers is poised to continue making a positive impact on the planet while providing top-notch junk removal services to customers nationwide. During this milestone year, The Junkluggers is looking to expand in major cities nationwide including New YorkLos AngelesChicagoPhiladelphiaDallasHoustonAtlanta and more.

The Junkluggers is part of the Authority Brands portfolio of 16 at-home service concepts. Additional brands under their portfolio include America’s Swimming Pool Company, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, The Cleaning Authority, Color World Painting, DoodyCalls, DRYmedic Restoration Services, Homewatch CareGivers, Lawn Squad, Mister Sparky, Monster Tree Service, Mosquito Squad, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Screenmobile, STOP Restoration, and Woofie’s. To learn more about The Junkluggers and available franchising opportunities, please visit https://www.junkluggers.com/. To learn more about Authority Brands’ companies and the executive team, visit https://www.authoritybrands.com/.

About The Junkluggers
Founded in 2004, The Junkluggers provides sustainable junk removal services. This team of big-hearted professionals revolutionizes the hauling and removal industry by focusing on eco-conscious, community-oriented practices as they remove your furniture and junk. For more information, please visit www.junkluggers.com. For franchise opportunities, visit www.junkluggersfranchise.com.

About Authority Brands
Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Authority Brands’ companies include 16 leading home service franchise brands: America’s Swimming Pool Company, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, The Cleaning Authority, Color World Painting, DoodyCalls, DRYmedic Restoration Services, Homewatch CareGivers, The Junkluggers, Lawn Squad, Mister Sparky, Monster Tree Service, Mosquito Squad, One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, Screenmobile, STOP Restoration, and Woofie’s. Together, these brands provide home services through more than 2,000 territories operated by more than 1,000 franchise owners. Authority Brands is dedicated to supporting individual franchise owner growth by providing strong marketing, technology, and operational support. See www.authoritybrands.com for more information.

23 05, 2024

Local Entrepreneur Ready to Light Kansas City Community with New Blingle! Franchise

2024-05-23T21:09:29-04:00May 23rd, 2024|Tags: , , , |

This is The Brand’s First Location in The City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Blingle!, the premier outdoor lighting franchise, proudly announced today its newest franchise location that will serve the South Kansas City Metro area on both the Kansas and Missouri side. This new operation is owned and operated by a local luminary and respected lawyer with deep community ties who is embarking on a new entrepreneurial journey.

Emulating his father’s path from banking to entrepreneurship, our local owner brings a legacy of business acumen, honed from representing some of the world’s largest companies as a lawyer. Inspired by his father’s triumphs and the cherished legacy of family business, he is poised to chart his own course with Blingle! The franchise’s sterling leadership and the vibrant home service sector clinched his decision.

“The excitement is palpable as we introduce Blingle! to Kansas City,” stated the franchisee. “Our brand is more than just a business; it’s a visionary concept set to infuse joy into every corner of the community through our distinctive products and services. We’re confident that Kansas City will embrace Blingle! with the same enthusiasm and passion that captured my heart upon discovering the remarkable identity of the brand.”

Looking forward to an early June 2024 launch, Blingle! of South Kansas City is already setting sights on expanding its presence, ensuring the brand becomes a household name across the region.

“We are excited to bring Blingle! to the Kansas City community,” Josh Skolnick, Founder of HorsePower Brands said. “To be able to bring the premier products and service that we have to offer to the city is a great opportunity.”

To learn more about Blingle! please visit: blingle.com. For more information about franchising opportunities, please visit: blingle.com/franchising and horsepowerbrands.com.

ABOUT BLINGLE!
Founded in Omaha, Neb. in 2014, Blingle!, a part of HorsePower Brands, specializes in providing year-round premium lighting services for homes, businesses and events. Blingle!’s services cover all outdoor lighting needs, including landscape, permanent, holiday, patio, event, and commercial lighting. As the premier lighting service, Blingle! uses state-of-the-art designs and products to transform outdoor spaces and create memorable illuminations with spectacular lighting. Blingle! is Ida Dark Sky approved, and accredited by the Better Business Bureau and The Institute of Wedding and Event Design. Additionally, Blingle! was named an Elite Service and Screened and Approved by HomeAdvisor. To learn more about Blingle! and HorsePower Brands, please visit https://www.blingle.com/ or https://horsepowerbrands.com/.

23 05, 2024

Tint World® continues Georgia expansion with 10th location

2024-05-23T21:04:19-04:00May 23rd, 2024|Tags: , , , |

The National Automotive Styling Centers franchise opens new store in Stone Mountain

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, announces the opening of a new location in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Tint World Stone Mountain, owned and operated by David Dinh, offers a comprehensive lineup of automotive styling and performance services, including window tint, paint protection films, ceramic coatings, audio and video systems and professional detailing.

“I can’t wait to introduce Tint World’s superior styling products and services to the Stone Mountain area,” Dinh said. “The franchise is known for being the best in the industry, and that passion and experience is one of the things that drew me to Tint World in the first place. They’ve got an amazing franchise system in place that will help me do what I love and be successful at it.”

Tint World Stone Mountain, located at 5370 Stone Mountain Hwy Ste 1050, Stone Mountain, Georgia 30087, serves Stone MountainSnellvilleLilburnTuckerConyersNorcrossLoganville and Redan, Georgia.

To book an appointment, request a quote or learn more about services provided by Tint World Stone Mountain, call 404-224-9822 or visit https://www.tintworld.com/locations/ga/stone-mountain-120/.

“Tint World has had a strong showing in Georgia, and I expect that trend to continue with the Stone Mountain location,” said Charles J. Bonfiglio, president and CEO of Tint World. “David is enthusiastic and 100% committed to making this location a success. He’s going to make an excellent addition to the Tint World family, and I look forward to seeing this location grow.”

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers offer sales and installation of auto accessories, mobile electronics, audio video equipment, security systems, custom wheels and tire packages, window tinting, vehicle wraps, paint protection films, detailing services, nano ceramic coatings, maintenance and repair services, and more. Tint World® is also the leading provider of residential, commercial and marine computerized window tinting and security film services with locations throughout the U.S. and abroad, with franchise opportunities available worldwide.

About Tint World® 
Founded in 1982, Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™ is America’s largest and fastest-growing automotive accessories and window tinting international franchise, specializing in window tinting, protective films, vehicle wraps, audio and electronics, security systems, car and truck accessories, wheels and tires, detailing and ceramic coatings, and installation services.

Tint World® Mobile Services include marine, residential, and commercial window tinting films, solar films, decorative films, safety and security films, and protective ceramic coatings. Tint World® has locations in the United StatesCanadaSaudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with master franchise opportunities available worldwide. To find out more, please visit www.TintWorld.com or  https://www.tintworld.com/franchise-opportunities.

22 05, 2024

Austin Alexander Appointed Vice President of Franchise Development as Massage Heights Continues Rapid Growth

2024-05-22T21:36:09-04:00May 22nd, 2024|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Leading Massage, Skincare & Wellness Franchise Strengthens its Corporate Bench to Further Elevate Lives Across the Nation

SAN ANTONIO — Massage Heights, esteemed massage and wellness brand, has appointed Austin Alexander as Vice President of Franchise Development. This announcement follows the release of the International Franchise Association (IFA) report, which forecasts personal services to remain the top industry for franchise expansion in 2024.

With health and wellness concepts ranking on the top of this list, the brand is primed for significant growth, with a network of over 115 Retreats across North America.

Known for exceptional massage, skincare and wellness services, adding Alexander to the team sets them up to embrace new opportunities and achieve even greater success.


Austin Alexander’s Background

  • With an impressive background of being a franchisee as well as on the franchisor side within the development team of a fitness concept, Alexander brings a wealth of experience from the health and wellness industry to Massage Heights. Having been on both sides of a franchise model, he understands the ins and outs of brand growth and will offer a unique perspective to franchisees.
  • Austin’s track record speaks volumes, demonstrating his adeptness in various aspects of franchising, from market analysis to territory selection. Prior to his current role, he held key positions within well-established franchises such as Self Esteem Brands and Lift Brands, refining his skills in operations, sales, and business development.
  • From firsthand experience, Alexander understands the challenges new franchisees face and what it takes to run a successful business. His knowledge of franchise ownership gives him unique insights into the desires of potential franchisees and the ability to truly resonate and empathize with them.

“Stepping into this role is a privilege, and I’m thrilled to continue leveraging my extensive franchising experience within this respected brand,” said Alexander. “My goal is to further propel growth, forge strong partnerships, and support franchisees as we expand the Massage Heights community together. With a deep understanding of our brand’s values and a commitment to excellence, I am dedicated to fostering a culture of success and empowerment within our franchise network.” Top of Form

Along with the IFA, FranData posted strong projections for 2024, reporting that personal services will maintain its position as the top industry for franchise expansion this year. With that knowledge, Massage Heights has identified key target growth markets and has prime territories available nationwide.

“An energetic and enthusiastic entrepreneur at heart, Austin is deeply committed to empowering others to realize their own entrepreneurial aspirations and contribute to community well-being through business ownership,” said Shane Evans, Founder & CEO of Massage Heights. “His strong background and passion for franchising, particularly in the health and wellness sector, align perfectly with our mission to empower individuals to own their own businesses and promote well-being within communities. We are on a strong growth trajectory being in our 20th anniversary year, and I’m confident Austin will help us continue this momentum.”

Massage Heights is currently seeking single and multi-unit operators to join its growing brand. To learn about Massage Heights franchise opportunities, visit https://www.massageheightsfranchise.com/.

About Massage Heights
The massage franchise started in 2004 and has grown to more than 115 Retreats throughout North America by providing personalized wellness treatment options through therapeutic massage and skincare services. Massage Heights is a massage and wellness franchise dedicated to elevating the lives of others by providing Members and Guests with professional, affordable and resort-quality massage, skincare and wellness services.

22 05, 2024

Grasons Celebrates the Legacy of Loved Ones with Estate Sales This Memorial Day

2024-05-22T21:30:23-04:00May 22nd, 2024|Tags: , , |

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — As Memorial Day approaches, Grasons, a leader in the estate sale industry, is dedicated to helping families honor and preserve the memories of their loved ones. The company recognizes the importance of this holiday as a time to reflect on the past and celebrate the lives of those who have passed.

Estate sales offer a unique opportunity to cherish and pass on the belongings of loved ones, ensuring that their legacy lives on. Grasons is committed to providing a respectful and compassionate service, understanding the emotional significance of these items to families.

“Memorial Day is a time of remembrance, and we are honored to assist families in celebrating the lives of their loved ones through estate sales,” said Dave Dembinski, Vice President of Operations at Grasons. “Our goal is to ensure that each item finds a new home where it can continue to be appreciated and cherished.”

As families gather to commemorate Memorial Day, Grasons encourages them to consider the role of estate sales in preserving the history and memories of their loved ones.

Grasons specializes in professionally conducted estate sales, handling everything from antiques and collectibles to everyday household items. The company’s expertise ensures that each sale is conducted with the utmost care and respect for the family’s wishes and the memories attached to their belongings.

In addition to facilitating estate sales, Grasons is actively involved in the community, working with various organizations to ensure that unsold items are donated to those in need. This approach not only benefits the environment by reducing waste but also supports local charities and non-profit organizations.

Grasons understands that each estate sale is more than just a transaction; it’s a celebration of a life well-lived and a legacy that continues. The company takes pride in its ability to connect buyers with items that hold historical and sentimental value, creating new memories while honoring old ones.

For more information about Grasons services, or to schedule a consultation, visit www.grasons.com.

About Grasons

Grasons is a nationally recognized estate sale and business liquidation franchise and a proud member of Evive Brands, providing nationwide compassionate care for health and home. Grasons is committed to providing a respectful and efficient service, helping clients during transitional phases of life.

22 05, 2024

Floor Coverings International’s Record-Breaking Q1 Lays Foundation for Unparalleled Growth

2024-05-22T21:25:41-04:00May 22nd, 2024|Tags: , , |

No. 1 Flooring Franchise Wraps First Quarter with Expansion Across 40 Territories

ATLANTA — Floor Coverings International® (FCI), the No. 1 flooring franchise in North America, known for its locally owned Mobile Flooring Showrooms® and knowledgeable teams of trusted professionals, signed 19 new franchisees into its system in Q1 of 2024. Making for a record-breaking quarter, these numbers reflect a 90% growth increase compared to Q1 of 2023 and puts the brand on the fast track to achieving its goal of awarding 100 new franchisees this year.

Floor Coverings International’s 19 newest franchisees span 40 territories across North America. They will join the brand’s current roster of more than 250 franchises and continue in FCI’s legacy of responsible franchising. Over the last 35 years, FCI has cultivated an ethos of effective franchise management. The credibility the brand has built with franchise owners and customers alike has paved the way for its franchise development strategies to accelerate year-over-year.

“Floor Coverings International’s track record over the last 30 years speaks for itself, but this recent wave of interested and qualified candidates is a testament to the quality system, brand, and team we’ve built,” said Albert Hermans, Vice President of Franchise Development at Floor Coverings International. “Providing unparalleled service to our customers and being accountable to our franchisees is second nature to us. The growth we are witnessing today is a result of decades of doing business right and ensuring we serve each franchisee with the support, care, and resources they deserve.”

The franchise brand’s rapid growth in the last quarter is the culmination of three years of planning driven by the brand’s marketing, operations, and franchise development teams. The franchise’s novel use of 32 regional marketing co-ops has helped boost brand awareness across North America. Floor Coverings International has incorporated new technologies to facilitate better customer service, and its continuously evolving training programs have been strengthening the franchise at every level.

“The number of new franchises we’ve welcomed into our community in Q1 alone is an exciting indication of what’s to come,” said Tom Wood, President & CEO of Floor Coverings International. “We’ve been around long enough to know when goals are unrealistic, and I can confidently say that our mission to bring on 100 new franchisees by year end is ambitious, but absolutely achievable. When you can be this confident in your systems and your people, you’re obligated to reach for incredible goals.”

Floor Coverings International’s focus on strengthening its foundation has expedited the onboarding of new franchisees, with 92% of them becoming operational within six months of signing on. The initial training period for new franchisees entails two years of guided support and in-person visits to solidify new owners’ foundation in the flooring industry, even after doors open. The speed of and support provided during the early stages of opening a FCI franchise has piqued the interest of potential new franchise owners looking to invest in a resilient concept with the potential to grow.

Since its launch in 1988, FCI has become a recognized market leader by building a robust network of more than 250 franchises across the country, serving more than 400,000 happy customers, and is showing no signs of slowing down. With the $48 billion flooring industry expected to rise, FCI is poised to continue its market leadership and growth.

With hundreds of prime territories available, Floor Coverings International is actively seeking growth-minded individuals who are involved in their community, boast leadership skills, and are eager to explore the world of franchising. When franchisees invest with FCI, they’re investing in an organization with a strong culture, solid systems, and a proven business model backed with 35-plus years of experience in providing exceptional customer service.

FCI’s franchise opportunity is one of the most affordable within the $450 billion home remodeling industry, with total investment costs ranging from $154,400 – $341,000*.

For more information about the franchise opportunity, please visit https://flooring-franchise.com/ or call 877-559-3496.

About Floor Coverings International
Floor Coverings International is the #1 Mobile Flooring franchise in North America. Utilizing a unique in-home experience, the mobile showroom comes directly to the customer’s door with more than 3,000 flooring choices. Floor Coverings International has 250-plus locations throughout the U.S. and Canada with plenty of opportunity for continued expansion. For franchise information, please visit https://flooring-franchise.com/ and to find your closest location go to www.floorcoveringsinternational.com.

*See Item 7 of our current Franchise Disclosure Document for more information and context about the initial investment.

19 05, 2024

Temporary Wall Systems widens its Texas footprint with a new location in Austin

2024-05-19T22:57:41-04:00May 19th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Local owners Kipp and Brooke Koeppel say their reusable containment system is perfect for a growing city like Austin that is also concerned with environmental impact

AUSTIN, Texas — Temporary Wall Systems (TWS), the first and leading full-service, temporary containment wall provider in the United States, will introduce its new Austin, Texas, location at the Austin Build Expo at the Palmer Events Center on May 22-23.

Temporary Wall Systems Austin owners Kipp and Brooke Koeppel will be on-hand at Booth 333 to give out information about the company and will offer a giveaway of a YETI 24 hard cooler.

“We’re excited about our new Temporary Wall Systems venture and look forward to bringing a cleaner, more efficient containment and abatement solution to the Austin construction industry,” Kipp Koeppel said. “Austin is a rapidly growing city, and there is a lot of construction and renovation as a result. Our system will allow businesses to safely expand and reinvent themselves while continuing to operate as usual and do it in a way that is better for the environment.”

The Koeppels moved to Austin in 2020 after spending several years in Charlotte, North Carolina. The couple met while selling advertising at an Alabama newspaper. Kipp Koeppel then spent the next 15 years in the financial services industry in a variety of positions, including 401(k) recordkeeping, sales and relationship management.

Brooke Koeppel continued her work in sales before eventually moving on to staffing and then financial advisor recruiting for several large financial institutions.

In addition to their corporate jobs, the couple also invested in real estate and rental properties over the past 14 years, doing a lot of the renovation work themselves. It is with this experience that they saw a need in the market for reliable contractors with a focus on customer service.

After moving to Austin, the couple introduced The Brothers that just do Gutters franchise to the area and have since earned recognition as a “Best Place to Work” by the Austin Business Journal in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

“We love Austin’s unique vibe, plentiful outdoor activities, delicious food options and live music scene,” Brooke Koeppel said. “Opening another franchise in this community just solidified our commitment to invest in Austin and all it has to offer.”

The couple believes their experience in sales, marketing, recruiting, HR, accounting, operations, home improvement and social media will prove valuable in launching their TWS location.

Temporary Wall Systems Austin serves the greater Austin area including BudaCedar ParkGeorgetownHuttoKyleLakewayLeanderManorNew BraunfelsPflugervilleRound RockSan Marcos, and Spicewood.

TWS is part of HomeFront Brands, a family of emerging, franchised residential and commercial property service brands that offers integrated technology, data support, lead generation, business intelligence systems and training to its partners.

For more information about Temporary Wall Systems Austin, visit https://tempwallsystems.com/locations/austin/.

About Temporary Wall Systems

Founded in 2017 and franchised since 2022, Temporary Wall Systems (TWS) is the first and leading full-service, rentable containment wall provider in the United States. TWS offers commercial contractors and facilities managers a turnkey alternative to labor-intensive interim containment methods like drywall. Our customers benefit from clean and quiet business continuity during construction, renovation, or maintenance projects in healthcare, public transportation, education, retail, and commercial office facilities. TWS is a brand partner of HomeFront Brands, a platform company of emerging property service franchises. Explore the versatility of Temporary Wall Systems at https://tempwallsystems.com/.

About HomeFront Brands

HomeFront Brands empowers entrepreneurs to create thriving franchised residential and commercial property service brands. Driven by an experienced team of franchise executives and rooted in family values, HomeFront Brands helps emerging or established concepts accelerate their growth by delivering enterprise-level solutions to local business owners who aspire to build a dynasty and create generational wealth. By leveraging integrated technology, data-driven intelligence and advanced learning management systems, HomeFront Brands is building a foundation for its brands — Window Hero, The Designery, Temporary Wall Systems, Top Rail Fence and Yard Patrol Pros – to transform lives through franchise ownership.

For more information about HomeFront Brands’ current solutions, new business development, and franchising opportunities, please visit https://homefrontbrands.com/.