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11 11, 2019

World’s #1 STEM Enrichment Franchise Challenge Island® Holds Nationwide Events in Recognition of National STEM/STEAM Day

2019-11-11T11:46:08-05:00November 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

ATLANTA — Challenge Island® is the world’s #1 ranked STEM/STEAM enrichment franchise. With over 100 locations nationwide, Challenge Island has served over 1 million children in 4000 schools, community centers and other family focused locations.  In celebration of National STEM/STEAM Day on November 8, Challenge Island® franchisees ran action-packed STEM/STEAM adventures from coast to coast.  The events were designed to help spark local children’s interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Shachi Mody, owner of Challenge Island NW Houston – Katy, TX, partnered with Chick-Fil-A Cinco Ranch to provide hands-on STEM/STEAM Day activities to families in the restaurant.  Jill Garcia, owner of Challenge Island South Charlotte, NC, celebrated by building roller coasters with the students of Thales Academy.  Debbie Torniven, owner of Challenge Island Reno, NV, was visited by a local news crew as she led a STEAMtastic slime volcano building activity at Sarah Winnemuca Elementary.

In Oahu, Hawaii, Challenge Island Owner Erica Lenentine, held a celebratory STEM/STEAM Family Night at Aikahi Elementary School. Stephanie Edwards of Challenge Island Middle Tennessee set up a sensational STEAM stop at Newk’s Eatery, while Candida Ramdass of Challenge Island Santa Cruz-San Jose, CA took students at Spring Hill School on a World Tour themed engineering adventure. Meanwhile, Ritika Senghal of Challenge Island San Diego Coastal took the children of Kinderhouse Montessori School on an imaginary trek through the Amazon Rainforest.

Robin Bergeron and Leslie Thibodaux, of Challenge Island Houma, LA celebrated by building suspension bridges with the students of the Church Academy of St. Amant, while Tia Sukenik, of Challenge Island North Dallas-West Plano, TX held STEAM festivities with the children of Temple Emanuel Preschool.  At Wisconsin’s Brookfield Elementary, students designed African safari rides with Andrea Davis, owner of Challenge Island Waukesha-Milwaukee.

In Rockland County, NY, Julie Termini of Challenge Island Rockland/ NE Bergen held a special STEM/STEAM Day Mechanical Engineering Badge Workshop for the Daisy Scouts of Troop 40129.  “On November 8th we proudly celebrated National STEM/STEAM Day,” says Termini, “but at Challenge Island we give children the opportunity to develop their science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills all year round – incorporating communication, collaboration, and critical thinking, while we’re at it!”

Says Oahu owner, Erica Lenentine: “At Challenge Island, EVERY DAY is National STEM/STEAM Day!”  And indeed it is.

About Challenge Island®

Challenge Island® is a home-based/mobile children’s educational enrichment franchise.  Franchisees run STEM / STEAM afterschool enrichment classes, in-school field trips, camps, Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge workshops, as well as Challenge Island Junior™ and Challenge Island Senior™ programming in preschools and senior living communities.

Learn More About Challenge Island programming near you at www.challenge-island.com and 228906@email4pr.com.

Learn More About Challenge Island franchising opportunities at https://franchise.challenge-island.com/ and 228906@email4pr.com  (985) 209-8430

28 03, 2019

Challenge Island® Ranked one of the Fastest-Growing Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine

2019-03-28T16:22:06-04:00March 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

ATLANTA — Challenge Island®, the #1 STEM / STEAM franchise in Entrepreneur 2019 Franchise 500®, was recently ranked in Entrepreneur‘s Fastest-Growing Franchises list. This highly competitive list recognizes the 150 companies with the greatest franchise unit growth in North America.

“We are incredibly honored to be ranked #98 on Entrepreneur’s 2019 Fastest Growing Franchises list, as well as #307 on Entrepreneur’s 2019 Franchise 500®. These accomplishments are testament to the strength of the brand, our fantastic franchisees, our unwavering support team, the epically exciting Challenge Island® franchise opportunity, and our company’s contagious mission to positively impact the lives of children across the country and the globe.”

Learn More About Challenge Island at www.challenge-island.com and https://franchise.challenge-island.com/ 

Founded and led by Sharon Duke Estroff, an award-winning educator, Penguin Random House parenting author, internationally syndicated parenting columnist, and education contributor for numerous national magazines including Scholastic Parent and Child, Good Housekeeping and Parents, Challenge Island® has over 90 franchises across the US and internationally. “Thanks to our spectacular growth and momentum,” says Estroff who is also the company’s CEO, “Challenge Island® is on course to have touched the lives over 1 million children by 2020.”

“Franchising trends are always changing, and our ranking of the fastest-growing franchises offers crisp insight into what’s hot right now,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur’s editor in chief. “And through this list, we’re also able to see the strategies that help newer brands ramp up quickly and that enable older ones to maintain their momentum.”

Entrepreneur’s 2019 Fastest-Growing Franchises ranking is based on each company’s net franchise-unit growth in the U.S. and Canada from July 31, 2017 to July 31, 2018. Challenge Island’s position on the ranking demonstrates the brand’s rising popularity with both franchisees and customers.

To view Challenge Island in the full ranking, visit entrepreneur.com/franchises/fastestgrowing. Results can also be seen in the March issue of Entrepreneur, available now on newsstands.

About Challenge Island®

Challenge Island® is a home-based/mobile children’s educational enrichment franchise.  Franchisees run STEM / STEAM afterschool enrichment classes, in-school field trips, camps, Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge workshops, as well as Challenge Island Junior™ and Challenge Island Senior™ programming in preschools and senior living communities.

26 07, 2018

The Patch Boys opens 19 new locations in First 6 months of 2018

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Lakewood, NJ

The Patch Boys, the FIRST and MOST-TRUSTED drywall repair franchising company in the nation, is experiencing explosive growth as it introduces its concept across the nation.

A completely mobile business, The Patch Boys provides homeowners, landlords, property managers and business owners with a highly focused wall patching service – a specialization that most general contractors, electricians, plumbers, handymen and construction companies don’t want to do or can’t do very well.

The franchisor now has more than 60 locations in 28 states, including 19 that already opened this year. These include new territories in Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, Ft. Worth, TX, Dallas, TX, Virginia Beach, VA, Little Rock, AR, Austin, TX and Raleigh, NC. There are also over 30 territories in the pipe line.

“The growth of our brand is very exciting and the quality of owners we attract is simply flattering” said Leo Goldberger, Founder and CEO. “Not only have we invented this concept and brought it to the homeowners across the nation, but we constantly improve the process, and introduce up-to-date features to make the process easier for the franchise owners and our clients.”

Entrepreneur magazine recently named The Patch Boys among one of the 2018’s Up-and-coming brands, while FranchiseRankings.com has ranked them in the TOP-10 franchises in multiple categories. The company’s growth over its last 3 years, has consistently grown by approx 8% month over month.

In addition to working with homeowners, landlords and property management companies, The Patch Boys also subcontracts services directly to general contractors, roofers, electricians, plumbers, HVAC companies and other trade professionals who may not have the time or resources to repair damages to drywall as a result of their services. Moreover, a simple business model and proprietary computer technology allows Patch Boys franchise owners the luxury of operating the business from the comfort of their own homes.

About The Patch Boys

Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Leo Goldberger, The Patch Boys has become synonymous with drywall repair. Recognizing that most general contractors and other trade industry professionals lack the time and resources to repair drywall damage caused by their services and other unforeseen forces, The Patch Boys strives to provide landlords, property managers, businesses and homeowners a reliable and efficient service to get their properties back to normal as quickly as possible.

For more information about the Patch Boys, please visit ThePatchBoys.com or call (844) 99-PATCH