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24 02, 2022

Five Star Franchising Names J. Andrew Mengason Chief Growth Officer, Promotes Sandi Ellis to Brand President of Bio-One Inc.

2022-02-24T09:46:18-05:00February 24th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Service franchise brand parent group positions new leadership to steer accelerated growth, brand development in 2022 and beyond.

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Five Star Franchising, an innovative service-based franchise platform company, has appointed J. Andrew Mengason as Chief Growth Officer. Additionally, one of Five Star Franchising’s brands, Bio-One Inc., has promoted former Vice President of Operations Sandi Ellis, to President of the brand.

Mengason comes to Five Star Franchising with two-and-a-half decades of experience in franchising and acquisition of brands, most notably in the restoration and home service industries. He began his career with a small textile restoration firm, then took a leadership position with Certified Restoration Dry Cleaning Network (CRDCN) and then moved to Chief Operating Officer with BELFOR Franchise Group. As COO of BELFOR Franchise Group, he led the acquisition of 1-800 Water Damage and oversaw the growth of the company’s other residential and commercial brands, including DUCTZ and HOODZ, eventually positioning the company for a sale to American Securities in 2019.

Mengason will focus on franchise development growth of the Five Star brands. In addition to leading the franchise development team, he will have operational responsibility for several Five Star brands.

“I’m thrilled to join the Five Star Franchising team,” said Mengason. “Throughout my career, growing companies through acquisitions, expanding brands and making sure franchisees get the support they need to succeed in their businesses have been my priorities, and Five Star shares these goals.”

One of Five Star Franchising’s five brands, Bio-One Inc., has promoted former Vice President of Operations Sandi Ellis to Brand President. After being a Bio-One franchise owner from 2013 to 2017, Ellis joined the Bio-One corporate team, helping it grow to more than 115 franchise locations across 40 states. Prior to owning a Bio-One franchise, Ellis was with Brinker International where she held multiple finance and operational roles.

“Now is an exciting time to be a part of Bio-One, and I deeply enjoy working alongside our passionate and dedicated teams,” said Ellis. “Bio-One has been part of my life for nearly a decade, and I’m humbled and honored to lead the organization through this next chapter of growth and continue our long-standing tradition of helping those in their greatest times of need.”

“Much of Andrew’s success in franchising can be tied to his entrepreneurial spirit and relentless pursuit of providing the highest level of support to the customer; the franchise owner,” said Five Star Franchising CEO, Scott Abbott. “With Sandi, as a former franchisee and Vice President of Operations, she fully understands what franchisees experience and how to help them succeed. In her new role, she will oversee ongoing business operations for our franchise offices across the United States.”

If you are interested in one of the Five Star Franchising brands, visit http://fivestarfranchising.com/franchise-opportunities/ to learn more.

About Five Star Franchising

Five Star Franchising is an innovative group of franchised brands that includes Five Star Bath Solutions, Joe Homebuyer, Gotcha Covered and Bio-One. Also under the Five Star umbrella is ProNexis, a leader in call center and lead-generation systems for home services franchisees. Five Star represents the best franchising systems in the industry with a mission to ensure its brands are top performers in technology, marketing, branding, and people. With a franchisee-first approach to business, Five Star excels at ensuring local-market success for each of their franchisees. For more information, visit www.fivestarfranchising.com.

31 03, 2019

April 2019: Home-Service Franchises

2019-04-03T00:43:02-04:00March 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

B.O.R. Restoration & Bio-One

You might think that owning two home-service franchise brands would be a conflict of interest, but for Nick Zamucen, it made good business sense. In fact, Zamucen launched Best Option Restoration (B.O.R.) as a complement to his first franchise offering, Bio-One, a biohazard and decontamination service. “After getting repeated inquiries for restoration services, I decided to explore the options and saw an opportunity. There’s a lot of synergy between the two businesses. It just made sense,” he says.

While Bio-One provides cleanup services for hoarding and in response to events like murders and suicides, B.O.R. helps customers who are victims of water and fire damage. “Both companies offer different specialty services, but both are in the business of helping people in a time of need,” Zamucen says.

Zamucen hired Jason O’Brien as CEO to run Bio-One so he could focus on B.O.R. “Jason started out as a franchise consultant who knew my brand inside out. It was a perfect fit. Now we have a healthy rivalry, which really isn’t a rivalry at all. I wanted to hire someone who was as passionate and motivated as I was to take over. Someone who could beat me at my own business,” Zamucen jokes.
Investors can start with either brand and have the option to add the other at a reduced fee when they are ready. “For franchisees, adding on is a great way to keep staff busy steadily and have backup support when needed. You just never know when a disaster is going to strike,” Zamucen says. “You can’t predict it, but the model solves that problem.” Working together as two separate companies allows for shared leads, cross-training of employees, and cross-marketing. “It’s a win-win,” he says.

Franchisees don’t require any restoration background but should be passionate about helping others and have a desire to make a difference while building a business. “Find me a person who wants to be successful, and we can teach them the rest,” Zamucen says.

For more information, visit www.BORestoration.com or call 720-204-2095.

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B.O.R. Restoration & Bio-One

You might think that owning two home-service franchise brands would be a conflict of interest, but for Nick Zamucen, it made good business sense. In fact, Zamucen launched Best Option Restoration (B.O.R.) as a complement to his first franchise offering, Bio-One, a biohazard and decontamination service. “After getting repeated inquiries for restoration services, I decided to explore the options and saw an opportunity. There’s a lot of synergy between the two businesses. It just made sense,” he says.

While Bio-One provides cleanup services for hoarding and in response to events like murders and suicides, B.O.R. helps customers who are victims of water and fire damage. “Both companies offer different specialty services, but both are in the business of helping people in a time of need,” Zamucen says.

Zamucen hired Jason O’Brien as CEO to run Bio-One so he could focus on B.O.R. “Jason started out as a franchise consultant who knew my brand inside out. It was a perfect fit. Now we have a healthy rivalry, which really isn’t a rivalry at all. I wanted to hire someone who was as passionate and motivated as I was to take over. Someone who could beat me at my own business,” Zamucen jokes.
Investors can start with either brand and have the option to add the other at a reduced fee when they are ready. “For franchisees, adding on is a great way to keep staff busy steadily and have backup support when needed. You just never know when a disaster is going to strike,” Zamucen says. “You can’t predict it, but the model solves that problem.” Working together as two separate companies allows for shared leads, cross-training of employees, and cross-marketing. “It’s a win-win,” he says.

Franchisees don’t require any restoration background but should be passionate about helping others and have a desire to make a difference while building a business. “Find me a person who wants to be successful, and we can teach them the rest,” Zamucen says.

For more information, visit www.BORestoration.com or call 720-204-2095.

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