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26 09, 2023

Window Hero opens second Texas branch with a new location in Belton

2023-09-26T09:58:20-04:00September 26th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Veteran brings a wide variety of home maintenance, cleaning, and repair services, offers career opportunities for local veterans. 

BELTON, Texas — Window Hero, a HomeFront Brands franchise specializing in a wide range of exterior cleaning services, announces the opening of its second location in Texas. The newest branch, located in TempleBelton, is owned by Mike Murphy and offers window cleaning, gutter care, pressure washing and more.

A graduate from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK, Murphy has lived in Belton for the past 17 years with his wife, Katie Murphy, and their daughter. He learned about Window Hero while attending a franchise event in Dallas.

“This is an underserved market. My personal experience with window cleaning businesses has been poor, and I want to change that for others in the area,” Murphy said. “My overall vision is to create a business that is in high demand and serves as the premier team of experts.”

Having served over 12 years in the military, Murphy wants to implement a mentorship program for veterans transitioning out of the Army.

Belton is highly populated with active-duty service members and veterans, and I want to create more possibilities for locals looking for a career change into the civilian world,” Murphy said. “I understand the challenges that come with that transition, and I’m thankful to be in a place where I can help others navigate those challenges.”

Following his military service, Murphy went on to run his own financial advisory office and insurance firm before transitioning into the operational department for a franchise.

“From my military service to experience as a financial advisor, I believe leadership is the number one skill that will translate into being a successful business owner,” Murphy said.

Building a business that he and his family can call their own is a priority for Murphy. The work-life balance of franchising and the vision to create a business in high demand played a major role in his decision to open a Window Hero location.

“I want to start something that my family can call their own,” Murphy said. “I want to empower our young daughter to reach her goals, and I want to set an example for her.”

The ribbon cutting for the new location will take place on Oct. 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Belton Area Chamber of Commerce. Food will be catered by Miller’s Smokehouse and giveaways will be available at the event.

For more information about Window Hero Temple-Belton, please visit

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

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

12 09, 2023

HomeFront Brands Names Michael O’Driscoll President of Franchising

2023-09-12T10:32:23-04:00September 12th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Multi-Brand Franchise Platform Promotes Accomplished Executive to Further Company’s Commitment to Being a Franchisee-First Focused Organization; Maintains COO Role. 

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — HomeFront Brands, the property service franchise platform with six emerging concepts in its franchise portfolio (Window Hero, The Designery, Temporary Wall Systems, BiltRite Home Inspections, Top Rail Fence and Mozzie Dome), announced that it has appointed Michael O’Driscoll to the role of President of Franchising. Promoted to oversee and lead the company’s operations, marketing and finance departments, O’Driscoll is heading the HomeFront Brands efforts to scale the leadership and corporate support teams, as well as its robust shared services programs, to reinforce the company’s commitment to supporting franchisees

“Over the years, I’ve had the chance to hone in on the core of what it takes to create a winning franchise business, and HomeFront Brands is the embodiment of just that,” said O’Driscoll, who brandishes a 36-year career in franchising holding executive level roles with both U.S.-based and overseas-based companies. “In early 2022, Chairman and CEO Jeff Dudan launched HomeFront Brands to be the most responsible franchise platform. His approach to put the franchisee at the center of everything we do hit home with me and it’s working wonderfully. Our first 12 months have been nothing short of extraordinary. We still have plenty of work to do to fully build out our support model for franchisees. The job will never really be done.”

O’Driscoll’s time with HomeFront Brands began less than nine months after its launch, serving as the company’s COO, a role he maintains along with his new title. His responsibilities thus far have included oversight of franchisee onboarding, franchisee coaching, call center operations, technology, data analytics, learning and development and the company’s annual convention. A key contributor to the HomeFront Brands shared services model, the franchise industry veteran brings more than three decades of experience to the President of Franchising position. Like with HomeFront Brands, the companies he has worked for have primarily been in property services, although he’s seen the sector at a global level. Launching his career in Australia, his home country, O’Driscoll has held leadership positions at the franchisor and franchise supplier levels with expertise in building models to scale, operations and finance. He is a proven company leader and successful entrepreneur in the franchise industry.

“Few are as dynamic as Michael,” said Dudan, who, before hiring O’Driscoll as a HomeFront Brands executive, turned to him as a consultant. “He was a key focal point for me in building out the company, and someone I trust implicitly to see through our goals.”

Working closely with Dudan to continue to elevate HomeFront Brands and cement it as an enterprise level business based on family values, O’Driscoll has his sights set on the company’s 10-year plan to build a 100-year company. As part of the leadership team, within the past year, HomeFront Brands and its platform’s six franchise brands, Window Hero, The Designery, Temporary Wall Systems, BiltRite Home Inspections, Top Rail Fence and Mozzie Dome, have opened more than 100 territories, with another 100-plus sold and in the process of opening. He has shaped each of the concepts as attractive franchise investments with minimized barriers to entry – lower start-up costs, fast to open, quick to generate revenue and simplified multi-concept, multi-territory ownership. He has implemented a world class learning management system which reduces training time and is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In addition to his successes at HomeFront Brands and prior, O’Driscoll has been active in franchise advocacy and industrywide leadership, serving on Boards and committees for the Franchise Council of Australia and the International Franchise Association, for which he currently serves on the Membership Committee.

About HomeFront Brands

HomeFront Brands offers community-based franchise opportunities to aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to build a dynasty and create generational wealth. By leveraging data-driven insights and enterprise level solutions with a focus on responsible franchising, the brand is accelerating the growth of its portfolio of property service franchise concepts.

For more information about HomeFront Brands and its portfolio of concepts, visit