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19 02, 2024

John Villon and Nilo Quiroz of PuroClean Awarded Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association

2024-02-19T18:23:59-05:00February 19th, 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

PHOENIX — The International Franchise Association (IFA) today named John Villon and Nilo Quiroz, owners of three PuroClean locations, and one additional location opening soon within Texas, as a 2023 Franchisee of the Year. Villon and Quiroz, owners of PuroClean of Central Southwest, Sugarland South, The Woodlands, and soon Pearland, were honored at the 64th IFA Annual Convention in Phoenix, Arizona for being outstanding franchise establishment owner-operators.

“Franchisees of the Year exemplify what franchising is all about – providing opportunity, serving others, and fulfilling the American Dream,” said Matthew Haller, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “We are proud to recognize John Villon and Nilo Quiroz with the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and I have no doubt their work is changing lives and making a lasting community impact.”

The IFA’s Franchisee of the Year Award recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their involvement in their communities, embodying the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering a strong and healthy culture with their workforce, and assisting their fellow franchisees when called upon.

For more than 20 years, PuroClean has helped home and business owners with their restoration and remediation needs, serving communities across the United StatesCanada, and Puerto Rico with a network of over 460 offices. Villon and Quiroz represent the entire PuroClean family and their commitment to providing top-tier restoration services to their community. The two are honored and humbled to accept this award which solidifies the fact that the environment that they have cultivated is something unique, special, and loved by their community.

“I am beyond proud of John Villon and Nilo Quiroz for this amazing accomplishment,” said Steve White, President and COO of PuroClean. “Their dedication, hard work, and commitment to excellence not only reflects their own success but also the strength of our franchise system as a whole.”

John Villon and Nilo Quiroz set out to introduce a concept that would positively impact their local community and change lives in the process. Hailing from Peru and Mexico respectively, John and Nilo brought their expertise from the oil and gas sector, before embarking on their entrepreneurial venture with PuroClean. Their journey is characterized by an unyielding determination to grow and excel, driven by the aspiration to create a lasting legacy for their families and to potentially involve the next generation in their endeavors.

Their exceptional trajectory of success began in 2021, when they shattered records within their first year of operation, earning the esteemed PuroClean Rookie of the Year Award. Within a short span, they expanded to three offices and set ambitious targets, showcasing their rapid and strategic growth. Their journey underscores a commitment to excellence and customer service, celebrating the fact that their locations are some of the highest-rated in the city of Houston. John and Nilo epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit that fuels exceptional achievements within the PuroClean network.

There are over 800,000 franchised businesses across the U.S., providing over 8.7 million direct jobs and generating over $850 billion in economic output. According to Oxford Economics, franchising on average provides higher wages and better benefits than non-franchised businesses, as well as greater entrepreneurial opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.

About the International Franchise Association:
Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance, and promote franchising and the approximately 806,270 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.7 million direct jobs, $858.5 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.

About PuroClean
PuroClean is a leading, world-class service brand for property water damage remediation, fire and smoke damage mitigation, mold removal, and biohazard clean-up services, working with both residential and commercial customers across the US and Canada. Founded in 2001, PuroClean is a diverse, fast-growing network of nearing 500 North American franchise locations, each independently owned and operated. With a commitment to respond within two hours, the professionals at PuroClean are thoroughly screened, insured, and trained in utilizing the latest cutting-edge mitigation technology to complete the remediation task at hand.

19 02, 2024

Chris Sikes of Handyman Connection Wilmington Awarded Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association

2024-02-19T18:15:07-05:00February 19th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

PHOENIX — The International Franchise Association (IFA) today named Chris Sikes, owner and operator of Handyman Connection of Wilmington, NC, as a 2023 Franchisee of the Year. Sikes was honored at the 64th IFA Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz, for being an outstanding franchise establishment owner-operator.

“Franchisees of the Year exemplify what franchising is all about – providing opportunity, serving others, and fulfilling the American Dream,” said Matthew Haller, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association. “We are proud to recognize Chris Sikes with the highest honor IFA awards to individual franchisees, and I have no doubt his work is changing lives and making a lasting community impact.”

The Franchisee of the Year Award recognizes leading franchise owners from IFA member brands whose outstanding performance and contributions help protect, enhance, and promote the franchise business model. Nominated by their parent company, individuals are selected for their involvement in their communities, embodying the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering a strong and healthy culture with their workforce, and assisting their fellow franchisees when called upon.

Handyman Connection services a variety of home improvement and repair needs from carpentry, flooring, and electrical work to painting, plumbing, and remodeling. Even if Handyman Connection can’t provide a specific service, the brand’s expansive network of local craftsmen allows them to refer one who can get the job done right. Handyman Connection’s core values of delivering on its commitments, respecting its connections, practicing continuous improvement, and having pride in what they do have allowed the brand to uphold its quality assurance standard for over three decades. Sikes is honored and humbled to accept this award which solidifies the fact that the effort he has put towards franchise entrepreneurship has not gone unnoticed and he has created a business that is special and loved by his community.

“I am beyond proud of Chris Sikes for his amazing accomplishment,” said Jeff Wall, CEO of Handyman Connection. “Chris embodies everything that Handyman Connection stands for and our commitment to providing world-class care and customer service to our communities in need.”

Handyman Connection of Wilmington is locally owned and operated by Chris Sikes. Chris is a Veteran of the US Army, where he served proudly for 13 years. With more than a combined 17 years in the home construction field, we are committed to excellent customer service alongside top-quality workmanship. The brand takes great pride in hiring, and as such, their craftsman are experts in their trades. Chris and his team look forward to taking their customer’s repairs and remodeling dreams to reality and beyond. They believe that quality is in the name and trust is in the relationship at Handyman Connection of Wilmington.

“Being honored as a 2023 IFA’s Franchisee of the Year is an incredible honor and a testament to the dedication of my team,” said Chris Sikes. “We work tirelessly, not for accolades, but to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our clients and customers. This accomplishment underscores the importance of our commitment to excellence and the trust our community places in us. Together, we strive to go above and beyond, knowing that our hard work isn’t just about fixing homes; it’s about changing lives for the better.”

There are over 800,000 franchised businesses across the U.S., providing over 8.7 million direct jobs and generating over $850 billion in economic output. According to Oxford Economics, franchising on average provides higher wages and better benefits than non-franchised businesses, as well as greater entrepreneurial opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, and other underrepresented communities.

About the International Franchise Association:

Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the approximately 806,270 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.7 million direct jobs, $858.5 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.

About Handyman Connection

Ranked as the #1 Handyman Company by Qualified Remodeler for the past 11 years, Handyman Connection operates in more than 60 locations throughout 25 states and Canada. Since 1991, the brand has offered homeowners across North America a complete resource for professional craftsmanship and exemplary customer service. Handyman Connection provides over 430+ different services ranging from traditional home repairs and painting to remodeling, plumbing, electrical work, and more. Each local office is supported by a team of qualified craftspeople and is always seeking talented professionals to join them in helping customers improve their homes. For more information, please go to https://handymanconnection.com.

19 02, 2024

Neighborly® Surpasses $4 Billion in Systemwide Sales Amid 2023 Filled with Historic Private Equity Activity

2024-02-19T18:07:50-05:00February 19th, 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

The company experienced significant achievements last year, highlighted by a multitude of territory acquisitions from leading private equity firms, and foreshadowing more growth in 2024 across its brands.

WACO, Texas — Neighborly®, the world’s largest home services company, announced today during this year’s annual International Franchise Association (“IFA”) convention that it officially surpassed $4 billion in systemwide sales and 5,500 franchises globally in 2023, a milestone year during which the company’s continued success garnered an unparalleled wave of private equity investments across the global franchisor’s flagship brands.

“The substantial private equity investments we’ve attracted across our flagship brands is a major achievement that reinforces the market’s confidence in our strategic vision and highlights Neighborly and our brands as a valuable investment,” said Jon Shell, interim Chief Executive Officer of Neighborly.

The record-breaking year brought notable investments from multiple private equity sponsors:

  • In May of 2023, Eagle Merchant Partners announced its investment in Impact Home Services, an independent owner and operator of three franchises within Neighborly, serving Metro Atlanta and broader Georgia. Impact operates franchises for leading brands Mr. Rooter® Plumbing, Mr. Electric® and Precision Garage Door Service™.
  • August of 2023 saw the transformative sale of Trades Holding Company, LLC, a leading Ohio-based franchise of Mr. Rooter Plumbing and Mr. Electric, to CPC, a private holding company.
  • October of 2023 brought a groundbreaking partnership between Franchise Equity Partners (FEP) and the management of Reliable Residential HoldCo, the largest franchise owner-operator within Neighborly.
  • In November of 2023, Sydnic, LLC, a leading franchise owner of Precision Garage Door Service™, announced its acquisition by SBJ Capital, a private investment firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area, showcasing the strength and appeal of the Neighborly brands.
  • Most recently, Highland Arms Enterprises took on a strategic growth investment from Main Post Partners, a leading private equity investment firm. Together, they plan to invest further into additional Precision Garage Door Service franchise locations and additional Neighborly brands.

“These transactions combined represent investments of more than $400 million by leading private equity sponsors are a testament to the growth potential in the residential services market, and the strength of the Neighborly brands and the entire Neighborly system,” added Shell. “Each one of them is looking to further penetrate existing markets, invest in new markets, and add additional Neighborly service brands across our diverse portfolio of 19 service verticals.”

Among the many factors that positioned Neighborly as so attractive to investors, the company accomplished another year of strong same-store sales growth and exceeded its franchise development targets selling a record-breaking 468 franchises globally in 2023. As Neighborly looks ahead, the existing strategy remains the roadmap, with a commitment to expanding the footprints of its service brands and driving awareness to strengthen its presence in key markets.

Other 2023 noteworthy developments include:

  • Launched version 2.0 of the Neighborly App aimed at providing customers with a frictionless experience beyond big search platforms by making it easier to find and schedule services specific to their needs, creating more cross-branding opportunities, and driving more leads.
  • Strengthened ties with the Veteran community by engaging existing Veteran Neighborly owners at a local level and establishing partnerships with organizations like the Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) and ZeroMils.
  • Received recognition for Neighborly and its franchise brands in top industry rankings, highlighted by 18 Neighborly brands included in the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 rankings, six brands ranked #1 in their category, and 14 brands recognized for offering incentives and other programs to help veterans become franchisees. Click here to view additional awards highlights.
  • Accelerated adoption of new recruiting and retention platforms, partnerships, and tools for franchise owners.
  • A brand refresh for Window Genie® capturing the robust service offering, including residential and commercial window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, and holiday lighting.

“Last year was also an extremely difficult and emotional time for so many of us with the sudden passing of our CEO, Mike Bidwell, in September,” added Shell. “Mike would have been extremely proud to see how this organization rallied together to achieve such great things. We miss Mike more than words can express and we will continue to carry his vision for Neighborly forward.”

For more information about Neighborly’s service brands, visit www.neighborlybrands.com.

About Neighborly®

Neighborly® is the world’s largest home services company with more than 30 brands and 5,500 franchises in six countries that have collectively served 14 million+ customers by repairing, maintaining, and enhancing their homes and businesses. Through Neighborly.com and the Neighborly mobile app, we connect consumers to local service providers that meet rigorous franchisor standards across 19 service categories. More information about Neighborly, and its franchise concepts, is available at Neighborlybrands.com. To learn about franchising opportunities with Neighborly, click here.

19 02, 2024

Zoom Drain opens new location in Phoenix’s East Valley

2024-02-19T17:57:39-05:00February 19th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Local owners Nathan and Heather Merrill were drawn to the drain and sewer services company because of its positive company culture

PHOENIX — Zoom Drain, a leading operator of drain and sewer services, announces the opening of its newest franchise location in Phoenix’s East Valley on Feb. 19, and owners Nathan and Heather Merrill say they are happy to be members of a company dedicated to customer service and an energetic company culture.

“We wanted to become a part of a specialty trade business that would always be in demand and provide a vital service for the East Valley community,” Nathan Merrill said. “But Zoom Drain’s commitment to fast and focused customer service and their healthy company culture captured our attention. We like that as franchise owners, we’re backed by Zoom Drain’s extensive industry knowledge and experience.”

Before purchasing their new Zoom Drain location, Merrill worked for more than 14 years as an investment advisor and retirement planner. He spent more than 12 of that 14 years working for Fidelity Investments. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Utah and has experience in business development, marketing, sales and account and operations management.

Heather Merrill has more than 15 years of experience as a project manager and program director for organizations in the technology, nonprofit, and legal markets. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Brigham Young University.

Nathan Merrill believes the couple’s skill sets will help them make Zoom Drain Phoenix East Valley a success.

“We’ve made Pheonix East Valley our home for more than 12 years, and we love the people in this area,” he said. “That’s why we appreciate companies like Zoom Drain that have developed processes to prioritize customer service and build a positive company culture. Emulating these principles will result in a strong and loyal customer base.”

Zoom Drain provides around-the-clock residential and commercial services centered on drain and sewer cleaning, sewer pipe video inspections, grease trap maintenance, and more. The company focuses on everything from clogged sinks and bathtubs to main sewer line blockages and everything in between. Zoom Drain is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and there’s never any additional cost for “off-hours” service such as nights, weekends, or even holidays.

Zoom Drain Phoenix East Valley serves ChandlerGilbertMesaQueen Creek and the surrounding areas.

To learn more about Zoom Drain Phoenix East Valley, visit https://www.zoomdrain.com/phoenix-east-valley/.

About Zoom Drain

Zoom Drain is an operator and franchisor of drain and sewer services focusing on repairing, maintaining, and installing everything “below the drain.” Zoom Drain provides expertly trained wastewater specialists for emergencies and planned maintenance of drains and sewers. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Zoom Drain currently has more than 59 locations across the U.S. and continues to grow.

19 02, 2024

Propelled Brands Announces Speakers at International Franchise Association’s 64th Annual Convention

2024-02-19T17:49:35-05:00February 19th, 2024|Tags: , , |

CEO Catherine Monson to receive IFA Hall of Fame Award

CARROLLTON, Texas — Propelled Brands, the leading, multi-brand franchisor of FASTSIGNS®, MY SALON Suite®, Camp Bow Wow® and NerdsToGo®, announces its speakers and honoree at the International Franchise Association’s 64th Annual Convention in PhoenixFeb. 17-20.

Catherine Monson, CEO of Propelled Brands and Past Chair of the IFA, will be receiving the IFA Hall of Fame Award during the Opening General Session on Saturday, Feb. 17. The Hall of Fame Award is the oldest and most prestigious recognition conferred by IFA, recognizing a franchisor or franchisee who has contributed significantly to the advancement of the franchise business model and to the benefit of the IFA mission. The honor recognizes those whose careers and leadership are viewed as  legendary in franchising. On Monday, Feb. 19, Monson will also be speaking with additional award winners in a Masterclass session focused on Strategies for Success from Top Franchise Visionaries.

On Monday, Feb. 19Jeffrey Lewis, Assistant Vice President for Franchise Support, will be a featured panelist speaking on franchise renewals and updates.

Additional members of the Propelled Brands Executive team attending include: Mark Jameson, Chief Development Officer for Propelled Brands; Jennifer Herskind, Chief Marketing Officer for Propelled Brands; Shayne Mehringer, Chief Information Officer for Propelled Brands; and Russell Kruse, General Counsel for Propelled Brands as well as franchisees and members of the FASTSIGNS, MY SALON Suite, Camp Bow Wow and NerdsToGo leadership teams.

IFA is the franchising sector’s only global trade association. Thousands of franchisees, franchisors, executives and suppliers are expected to attend the acclaimed IFA Convention that is meant to inform, inspire and educate franchise stakeholders at every level.

About Propelled Brands®:
Propelled Brands® is a multi-brand platform company dedicated to accelerating the growth of service-oriented businesses with an unrelenting focus on franchising best practices and franchisee profitability and satisfaction. We have a robust franchise business model that provides a clear growth trajectory for the unique position, purpose and momentum of each brand. While there are many paths to success, there’s only one direction we know: forward. Our portfolio includes highly recognized and award winning brands: FASTSIGNS®, MY SALON Suite®, Camp Bow Wow® and NerdsToGo®.  Propelled Brands is looking to partner with other service-oriented franchise concepts. For more information or to learn about opportunities, visit propelledbrands.com.

About the International Franchise Association:
Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 733,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 7.6 million direct jobs, $674.3 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and 2.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.

19 02, 2024

Window Hero hopes to enhance the beauty of the north Dallas Metroplex area with new franchise location in Frisco, Texas

2024-02-19T17:43:15-05:00February 19th, 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

Local owners Lilliana Aranda and Chad Taylor will introduce their new business to the community with two local events at a bowling alley and a home show in late February

FRISCO, Texas — Window Hero, a HomeFront Brands franchise specializing in a wide range of exterior cleaning services, announced today it will celebrate the opening of its Frisco, Texas, location with a ceremony at Strikz Entertainment Bowling Alley at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 22 and an appearance at the Home & Garden Show of Collin County Feb. 23-25 at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center.

Local owners Lilliana Aranda and her business partner and fiancé, Chad Taylor, along with the Frisco Chamber of Commerce will meet with locals for a ribbon cutting at the bowling alley located at 8789 Lebanon Road, Frisco. Aranda and Taylor will also host a booth at Collin County’s home show, where visitors have a chance to win a Yeti cooler and $50 off any of their services to use in March. They will be at Booth T13.

“Owning an exterior cleaning company provides us with the prospect of offering revitalization services to residential and commercial buildings throughout the Frisco and north Texas areas,” Aranda said. “It’s exciting to be able to wash away dirty buildup so that our clients are provided with a fresh perspective. Clean windows not only make a home more attractive, they also increase its resale value. Regular window cleaning prevents damage to panes, sills and frames.”

Aranda understands the benefit of keeping the exterior of a home tidy. She serves as the health, safety and environmental manager for Got Safety LLC, where she is in charge of the company’s occupational health and safety and OSHA compliance standards.

“This position has given me the ability to cultivate safe environments within organizations and ensure the well-being of employees,” Aranda said. “This has given me the keen eye for detail and an ease with the fieldwork I’ll need to run our Window Hero location.”

Aranda and Taylor are both from Hobbs, New Mexico, a small town “where everybody knows everyone else,” she said. The couple came to Texas a little more than eight years ago. During that time, Aranda has pursued her education in health and safety by receiving a certification from the University of Texas at Arlington. She said she is still struck by the beauty of the Frisco area.

“I’m so excited to be a part of the unfolding Frisco narrative and I am enamored with the area,” Aranda said. “Frisco’s vibrant atmosphere, exceptional educational institutions, diverse community and consistent growth make it a wonderful place to live and raise a family.”

As a former U.S. Army soldier, Taylor is committed to the service of others and enjoys working outdoors. For the past 20 years, he has worked for an oil well service company as the vice president of sales and in operations management.

Taylor has owned other businesses in the past, including a real estate agency, a property management company, an escrow company and a property investment business.

“My duties in the property investment industry encompassed readying buildings for sale,” Taylor said. “That included power washing the exterior and improving the interior with paint and light remodeling. You have to have a great curb appeal if you want to stand out in the market. I understand how important a clean building is in improving the look and feel of a building.”

In addition to working together to build their exterior cleaning service, Aranda and Taylor also have three sons.

“Chad and I are dedicated to adding to the beauty of this area,” Aranda said. “We want our Window Hero location to enhance the vibrancy of the Frisco area. We can tell Frisco is growing area but still has the same values and kind-hearted people that smaller towns have. We’re excited about starting our business here.”

Window Hero specializes in a wide range of exterior cleaning services, including window cleaning, gutter care, pressure washing and solar panel cleaning. The company offers both routine maintenance and one-time deep cleaning solutions.

Window Hero Frisco services several areas in the Midlands, including Frisco, HackberryHebron and The Colony. For more information about Window Hero Frisco, please visit https://windowhero.com/locations/frisco/.

About Window Hero

Window Hero is a trusted and reliable company specializing in a wide range of exterior cleaning services. Whether it’s window cleaning, gutter care, pressure washing, soft washing, gutter guard installation or even solar panel cleaning, Window Hero has the right team of experts, skills and equipment to get the job done right. Window Hero offers routine maintenance and one-time deep cleaning services. Founded in 2005 as Labor Panes, founder Tyler Kirk started the company as a residential window cleaning service before expanding it to offer a variety of exterior cleaning, repair and maintenance services. For more information about Window Hero, please visit https://windowhero.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, BiltRite Home Inspections, Top Rail Fence and Mozzie Dome – to transform lives through franchise ownership.

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

18 02, 2024

WellBiz Brands Inc. Names Franchise Industry Veteran Amanda Clark as CEO

2024-02-18T18:17:28-05:00February 18th, 2024|Tags: , , |

Experienced Executive to Drive Next Phase of Growth for Leading Franchise Platform of Best-in-Class Beauty and Wellness Brands

DENVER — WellBiz Brands Inc. (“WellBiz Brands”), the pre-eminent beauty and wellness franchise platform, today announced that Amanda Clark, a seasoned franchise industry executive, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective March 12, 2024.

Ms. Clark succeeds Jeremy Morgan, who will transition from the business after seven years leading the company. Under Mr. Morgan’s leadership, WellBiz Brands successfully acquired three category-leading brands and system-wide sales grew from $200 million to nearly $700 million.

“After conducting a comprehensive search, it became clear that Amanda is the right leader to drive the next phase of growth for the WellBiz Brands platform and our world-class, experience-based consumer brands,” said Mr. Morgan. “Amanda has deep expertise in franchising, a unique cross-functional operational background, and a proven record of delivering profitable growth and building lasting brands. I am confident WellBiz Brands is well positioned to enter a new chapter of success under her leadership.”

Ms. Clark joins WellBiz Brands from Papa John’s International, Inc., where she was Chief Operating Officer for International and, earlier, Chief Development Officer. As International COO, Ms. Clark helped lead the delivery of more than 700 net new units and the completion of the two largest development deals in company history. Prior to Papa Johns, Ms. Clark served as Executive Vice President of Restaurant Experience at Taco Bell, overseeing the customer experience of Taco Bell’s 7,000-plus restaurants, including design, consumer-facing technology, merchandising, customer marketing, new concepts, and company development. Earlier in her career, Ms. Clark worked for nearly 12 years at Procter & Gamble, where she held a variety of brand management and marketing roles, driving growth for some of the world’s largest beauty and wellness brands.

“I couldn’t be more excited to work with such a talented team and industry-leading franchisee base,” said Ms. Clark. “I am passionate about the beauty and wellness industry and inspired by this portfolio of female-focused brands that build confidence and foster well-being. We have an exciting journey ahead as we build on our momentum and strengthen the impact we can have for our customers, franchisees, and brands.”

In 2023, WellBiz Brands delivered a record year in systemwide sales across 900 studios, serving over seven million customers. The WellBiz Brands portfolio features category leaders including Drybar®, Amazing Lash Studio®, Radiant Waxing®, Elements Massage®, and Fitness Together®.

About WellBiz Brands Inc.

WellBiz Brands Inc. is the pre-eminent beauty and wellness franchise platform catering to the needs of the affluent female consumer. The WellBiz Brands’ portfolio features category leaders including Drybar®, Amazing Lash Studio®Radiant Waxing®, Elements Massage® and Fitness Together®. The company’s cross-brand digital marketing program drives effective member acquisition strategies, creating a world-class membership ecosystem. WellBizONE system, a proprietary technology platform, enhances studio operations for franchisees, fueling member engagement and retention. With expertise in supply chain management, e-commerce and product innovation, WellBiz Brands provides franchisees with a leading edge. The company has received national recognition on lists such as the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and Franchise Times Fast & Serious, among others. For more information, visit WellBizBrands.com. SOURCE WellBiz Brands, Inc.

18 02, 2024

ALWAYS BEST CARE GROWTH IN MULTIPLE STATES FUELED BY EXISTING FRANCHISE OWNERS EXPANDING TERRITORIES

2024-02-18T18:01:17-05:00February 18th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

-Leading Senior Care Franchise System Signs Three New Territory Agreements with Long-Time Owners, 
Growing Service Areas in AlabamaMaryland and North Carolina –

ROSEVILLE, Calif. — Always Best Care Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, announced today that three franchise owners in AlabamaMaryland and North Carolina have expanded their territories, growing existing coverage areas to help even more families. These entrepreneurs have been serving seniors in their communities for many years and are seizing an opportunity to reinvest in the Always Best Care brand as demand for non-medical in-home care and senior living referral services surges across the country.

“Always Best Care franchise owners are passionate about helping people maintain a safe, independent and dignified lifestyle throughout the various transitions of life,” said Jake Brown, President & CEO of Always Best Care. “These motivated professionals who have chosen to grow with us also stand out in their communities for the continuum of care they provide, from exceptional in-home care to helping with senior living referrals when that time comes. We are thrilled to see them expand their businesses and continue to capitalize on the multiple revenue streams available to them as franchise owners in our system.”

The franchise owners who have recently signed for additional territories with Always Best Care include:

Always Best Care of BirminghamAlabama, has been serving the area since 2013 with Jennifer Mancuso at the helm. After many years as a senior manager with leading clinical and health management service companies, she was ready for a new chapter. Her franchise location is the only homecare company in Alabama accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Healthcare (ACHC) for companion and aide services. Mancuso added an additional territory to serve five more cities in her area. She and her team are now available to help families in HooverHomewood, Lake Purdy, Shoal Creek and Indian Springs Village.

Robin Henoch has owned Always Best Care of Rockville in Maryland since November 2014, when she ended a 24-year career with an investment consulting firm and pursued her passion of helping others. Throughout her career in senior care, she has become a leader in the community. Henoch received the Debra Levy Humanitarian award for working above and beyond to enrich and improve the lives of Montgomery County seniors. She was also featured in Montgomery Magazine as a Woman of Strength. By widening her service area, she and her team now service all of Montgomery County, Maryland.

Always Best Care of Winston-Salem co-owner Joanne Pizzuto had over 25 years of experience working with seniors in a variety of assisted living community and long-term care facility settings before opening her first Always Best Care office in North Carolina in 2011. In 2021, she brought the business to the greater Winston-Salem market. She now has 19 new cities, with the newest expansion adding LexingtonKingRural HallAdvanceMocksville and Thomasville to the list of cities she serves.

Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care and senior living referral services, with skilled home health care in limited markets. The company delivers its services through an international network of more than 250 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.

Franchise opportunities are available in many new territories for individuals interested in leveraging Always Best Care’s clear strategy and proven track record for delivering affordable, dependable service to seniors in their local areas. Markets open for development include key cities in FloridaGeorgiaLouisianaArkansasPennsylvaniaMissouriOhioMichiganOklahomaNebraskaIndianaIdahoNevadaUtahSouthern CaliforniaOregon and Washington state.

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 has been assisting seniors with a wide range of conditions and personal needs for over 27 years and currently provides thousands 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 exclusive programs such as Always in Touch, Balance Tracking System, remote patient monitoring and a 24/7 Virtual Care. For more information regarding Always Best Care’s solutions, visit www.alwaysbestcare.com.

18 02, 2024

OutFit Training Seeks Qualified Partners to Expand Brand within Florida

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Boutique Mobile Fitness Brand looks to develop in NaplesTampaSt. PetersburgJacksonville and Orlando

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — OutFit Training – the veteran-founded, mobile outdoor fitness company – has announced plans to bring its one-of-a-kind group and private fitness training vans to other areas of Florida through franchising. The brand has named NaplesTampaSt. PetersburgJacksonville and Orlando as its initial priority cities, and is seeking entrepreneurs who are passionate about building their own health & fitness business.

Named a 2023 Top Brand by Franchise Journal, OutFit Training was founded in 2021 and is now Florida’s leading outdoor fitness program. OutFit Training has expanded to Atlanta, Georgia and has added several locations within its home market of Fort Lauderdale. The brand initially aims to bring three vans and one multi-unit opportunity to each city. OutFit chose Florida as its springboard to national expansion because of the state’s climate, volume of parks & open spaces, large population, and outdoor culture.

“We see the demand for fitness services in Florida and the other concepts already on the market,” said Randy Hetrick, CEO & Founder of OutFit Training. “OutFit is a fitness industry disruptor, taking high-intensity interval training and creating community based outdoor sessions that allow Floridians to take advantage of the beautiful geography they call home. OutFit business owners will be introducing their communities to a revolution in boutique fitness.”

OutFit seeks fitness professionals, veterans, and entrepreneurs who want to combine their passion for a healthy lifestyle with an affordable business ownership model. At a fraction of the cost of traditional fitness studios, OutFit Training provides franchisees with everything they need to thrive in the fitness space. Each van is equipped with a gym’s worth of TRX® training equipment, and franchisees enjoy a full range of support by OutFit’s headquarters team as well as a network of industry-leading preferred vendors. Franchisees have the opportunity to create flexible schedules, and receive extensive training in business, technology, and fitness operations – as well as one of the industry’s lowest startup investments at less than $100,000. The brand’s franchise opportunity appeals to qualified candidates seeking an affordable buy-in, low-overhead business, with an opportunity to generate cashflow and break even quickly.

Randy Hetrick, a Navy SEAL veteran who served the country for more than 14 years, founded OutFit Training in Fort Lauderdale in 2021. Throughout his military career, Hetrick was deployed on missions around the world, where access to physical training equipment was extremely limited. While deployed on a counterpiracy operation he devised an ingenious training harness, leveraging bodyweight as resistance – that would ultimately transform the fitness industry. In 2004, he founded TRX — the company that would commercialize his invention, TRX Suspension Trainer®, and transform it into one of the most popular exercise systems on the planet. Hetrick noticed the surprising absence of any reliable mobile fitness providers to the great outdoors. This sparked the idea for what would become the OutFit Training: a technology-enabled mobile fitness network providing outdoor group and personal training services. In 2021 he formed a new company and registered a trademark for the name, OutFit, and the franchise that is now changing the landscape of fitness was born.

To learn more about OutFit Training, or for interest in the opportunity to own an OutFit franchise in your community, please visit https://outfitfranchise.com/florida/.

About OutFit Training 
Founded in 2021 and franchising since May of 2023, OutFit Training is the premiere, tech-enabled mobile fitness brand bringing boutique group fitness and personal training to the great outdoors. OutFit is young but growing fast and now operates territories in 2 states with several more under development. The Veteran-owned brand offers free family memberships to municipal 1st Responders in the cities it serves and has quickly established itself as a leader in mobile fitness franchising. OutFit offers workouts suitable for everyone, at all levels of fitness. As a proud supporter of the U.S. military & 1st Responder communities, OutFit also provides veteran and active-duty 1st Responders and military personnel & their spouses a preferred discount to its initial franchise fee. For more information, please visit https://outfittraining.com/.

18 02, 2024

Best Life Brand’s ComForCare and Blue Moon Estate Sales Reach New Heights as Top Franchises in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Highly Competitive Franchise 500®

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ComForCare and Blue Moon Estate Sales scale the list earning higher rankings

TROY, Mich. — Best Life Brands, LLC (“Best Life Brands”), a franchised organization with a portfolio of brands dedicated to senior care, proudly announced today that two of its distinguished brands, ComForCare and Blue Moon Estate Sales, were recognized as two of the top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first and most comprehensive franchise ranking. For 45 years, the annual Entrepreneur Franchise 500® has been a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry and recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees.

The 2024 Franchise 500® ranks each brand based on their outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. ComForCare, a franchised provider of in-home caregiving services, scaled an impressive 148 spots compared to 2023, earning a ranking of #254. Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S., came in at #478, highlighting its unwavering commitment to helping the communities they are a part of and providing exceptional opportunities for aspiring small business owners. Both brands achieved higher rankings in 2024 compared to 2023 on the Franchise 500®, showcasing the brands’ commitment to furthering franchise growth and development.

“ComForCare and Blue Moon Estate Sales’ unwavering commitment to excellence is the reason both of these brands achieved esteemed recognition from Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands. “We are proud of the immense growth and success our brands are continuously witnessing in the franchising industry, which further underscores the strength of the business ownership opportunities we provide to aspiring entrepreneurs through our proven franchise model. This acknowledgement inspires all of us, including our world-class franchisees, to keep pushing the boundaries of innovation and reaching new milestones as we anticipate promising opportunities to come.”

In Entrepreneur’s continuing effort to best understand and evaluate the ever-changing franchise marketplace, the company’s ranking formula continues to evolve as well. The editorial team researches and assesses several factors, including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is then given a cumulative score based on an analysis of more than 150 data points, and the 500 franchises with the highest cumulative scores become the Franchise 500® in ranked order.

“Every brand on the Franchise 500 has its own unique story, but they all collectively make the same statement: Franchising is strong and resilient, is full of innovation and opportunity, and provides a powerful entrepreneurial path for many people,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Our 45th annual ranking is full of companies with fresh ideas, exciting business models, cultural sway, and the kind of business sophistication that will define the next 45 years and beyond.”

Over its 45 years in existence, the Franchise 500® has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for potential franchisees. To view ComForCare and CarePatrol in the full ranking, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500 or pick up a copy of the January/February 2024 issue of Entrepreneur on newsstands now.

To learn more about ComForCare, visit www.comforcare.com/.

To learn more about Blue Moon Estate Sales, visit www.bluemoonestatesales.com/.

To learn more about Best Life Brands, visit https://www.bestlifebrands.com/.

About Best Life Brands, LLC
Based in Troy, 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 care solutions organization; Blue Moon Estate Sales, the leading estate sale franchise in the U.S., and Boost Home Healthcare, dedicated to providing superior in-home nursing, therapy, and home care services, which together include more than 600 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.