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18 05, 2024

Missy Wright joins Five Star Franchising as Vice President of Franchise Development

2024-05-18T18:41:31-04:00May 18th, 2024|Tags: , , |

The franchise executive will lead growth strategy for Mosquito Shield and Gotcha Covered

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Five Star Franchising, an innovative, growing platform of home services franchise opportunities, announced today that Missy Wright has been named the newest Vice President of Franchise Development. Wright will help lead expansion efforts for Five Star brands Mosquito Shield and Gotcha Covered.

“Missy is experienced, driven and focused on growth; the perfect person to lead these two brands as we continue to expand,” said J. Andrew Mengason, Chief Growth Officer of Five Star Franchising. “We were looking for someone who can connect with those seeking to change their lives and achieve the lifestyle flexibility these home-based and mobile franchises offer aspiring business owners. We are thrilled to have Missy join the team.”

Wright brings 10 years of franchise development management and leadership experience to her new role. During her career, she has served the franchise industry in a variety of roles including but not limited to growing brands, developing relationships with franchisees, building franchise portfolios and building out franchise systems.

“From the moment I entered the industry, I fell in love with franchising,” Wright said. “I enjoy helping people change their lives when they decide to buy a franchise. I’m excited to dive in and begin working with the Mosquito Shield and Gotcha Covered teams. Both brands have already proven to be successful, and I’m happy to step in and help increase franchise sales as we continue building on an already firm foundation.”

In her new role, Wright is responsible for developing and executing successful growth strategies for two key Five Star Franchising brands:

  • Mosquito Shield is the trusted provider of effective residential mosquito and tick control services. It combines an innovative proprietary blend of natural oils and select control products with a responsive spraying schedule designed around real-time pest population analysis and weather conditions to deliver the best results in the industry. In 2024, Mosquito Shield ranked No. 1 among pest control franchises for the second consecutive year in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® as well as being named one of the fastest-growing franchises by the publication. In 2023, the franchise ranked #14 among Top Franchises for Less Than $100K and was named one of the Fastest Growing Franchises by the publication. Also in 2023, Mosquito Shield received several accolades from Franchise Business Review including Top Franchises Culture, Top Low-Cost Franchises and Top Recession-Proof Franchises.
  • Gotcha Covered is a leader in custom soft and hard window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada. Flying under their Gotcha Covered flag since 2009, they offer custom window treatments including blinds, draperies, shutters and much more. In 2024, Gotcha Covered was named one of the fastest-growing franchises by Entrepreneur in addition to being ranked No. 292 in the Franchise 500®. It was the fourth consecutive year the franchise has been named to the Franchise 500®. In addition, Gotcha Covered was named to Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Franchises list in 2023 and 2024. In 2024, the franchise was named a Top 100 Franchise for Women by FBR. In 2023, the company appeared on FBR’s lists of Top Low-Cost Franchises, Top Recession-Proof Franchises, Top Franchise Cultures and Most Innovative Franchises.

For more information about Five Star Franchising, visit http://fivestarfranchising.com/.

About Five Star Franchising
Five Star Franchising is an innovative, growing platform of home service brands with more than 1,400 total locations throughout North America. Franchise owners across Five Star’s brands, including Five Star Bath Solutions, Gotcha Covered, Bio-One, Mosquito Shield, 1-800-Packouts, and Card My Yard enjoy a robust support network and access to industry-leading tools such as ProNexis, the 24/7 sales support solution tailored for home service businesses, and Five Star Marketing Services, Five Star Franchising’s elite marketing engine. Five Star Franchising’s commitment to core values — Driven, Real, Innovative, Vital, and Enthusiastic (DRIVE) — ensures its brands are category leaders and empowers franchise owners to maximize profitable growth and secure their financial destiny. Five Star Franchising is consistently recognized as one of the most successful companies in Utah, ranking among the fastest-growing businesses in the state on the MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100, the Utah Valley BusinessQ UV50 and the Utah Business Fast 50 lists. For more information, visit fivestarfranchising.com.

21 04, 2024

Five Star Franchising Acquires Card My Yard

2024-04-21T22:04:33-04:00April 21st, 2024|Tags: , , |

The fast-growing platform of innovative home service brands continues to expand with integration of the leading yard greeting franchise

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Five Star Franchising, an innovative, growing platform of home service brands, announces the acquisition of Card My Yard, the premier yard greeting franchise for all occasions and one of Entrepreneur and Franchise Business Review’s top franchise brands.

“This acquisition is a major step in our journey at Five Star Franchising,” said Scott Abbott, CEO and co-founder of Five Star Franchising. “We’re committed to building a comprehensive portfolio of home service brands. Card My Yard is the leader in the fast-growing yard greeting vertical. They’re adding value to our platform and opening unique new opportunities for growth.”

Card My Yard was founded in 2014 when two mothers, Amy Arnold and Jessica Stanley, decided to create a family-owned, family-friendly business that would bring smiles and celebrations to yards everywhere. Together with their husbands, Josh Arnold and James Stanley, the pair built Card My Yard, which has grown from an Austin, Texas, backyard to over 500 franchise locations across the country. With purpose-built proprietary technology, the company empowers franchisees to deliver seamless customer experience and grow their business.

Since it began franchising in 2017, Card My Yard has experienced explosive growth and consistent industry recognition, including honors by Franchise Business Review as one of the top 200 franchises in 2023 and 2024 and ranking on Entrepreneur’s annual Franchise 500® list for four consecutive years. The brand was honored in 2023 by Franchise Business Review as a top franchise for innovation, veterans, culture and women. Card My Yard proudly supports a franchise community which is more than 80% female-owned.

“We’re thrilled to be joining Five Star Franchising and be part of the tremendous growth and evolution of this exciting platform,” said Josh Arnold, co-founder and brand president of Card My Yard. “Small business ownership has been at the heart of our business since its inception. We were able to follow our dreams and provide a good living for our families and offer that same opportunity to hundreds of others. Five Star’s expertise in franchising will help us accelerate new development and drive growth at each of our 500-plus franchise locations.”

As a leading innovator in the home service franchise industry, Five Star Franchising now has more than 1,400 franchise locations throughout North America. A franchisee-first approach and proven franchise systems ensure each Five Star brand is a top performer in technology, marketing, branding and people.

For more information about Five Star Franchising and its platform of home service brands, visit Five Star Franchising.

For more information about Card My Yard, visit Card My Yard.

About Card My Yard
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Card My Yard is the leader in the rapidly growing celebratory yard greetings industry, boasting over 5 00 locations across 46 states. Committed to spreading joy within communities and collaborating with local organizations to commemorate special occasions, Card My Yard is dedicated to making every moment memorable. Leveraging a purpose-built, proprietary technology platform, the company ensures a seamless customer ordering experience while empowering franchisees to efficiently manage their businesses. Card My Yard has been consistently recognized as a top franchise by Franchise Business Review and Entrepreneur, including a No. 4 ranking on Entrepreneur’s list of Top New & Emerging Franchises in 2022. For further details, visit www.cardmyyard.com.

About Five Star Franchising
Five Star Franchising is an innovative, growing platform of home service brands with more than 1,400 total locations throughout North America. Franchise owners across Five Star’s brands, including Five Star Bath Solutions, Gotcha Covered, Bio-One, Mosquito Shield, 1-800-Packouts, and Card My Yard enjoy a robust support network and access to industry-leading tools such as ProNexis, the 24/7 sales support solution tailored for home service businesses, and Five Star Marketing Services, Five Star Franchising’s elite marketing engine. Five Star Franchising’s commitment to core values — Driven, Real, Innovative, Vital, and Enthusiastic (DRIVE) — ensures its brands are category leaders and empowers franchise owners to maximize profitable growth and secure their financial destiny. Five Star Franchising is consistently recognized as one of the most successful companies in Utah, ranking among the fastest-growing businesses in the state on the MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100, the Utah Valley BusinessQ UV50 and the Utah Business Fast 50 lists. For more information, visit fivestarfranchising.com.

7 03, 2024

Five Star Franchising brands named to Entrepreneur’s list of fastest-growing franchises

2024-03-07T18:42:58-05:00March 7th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

The leading franchise business publication recognizes Mosquito Shield for the second consecutive year, with Five Star Bath Solutions and Gotcha Covered joining the esteemed annual list in 2024

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Three Five Star Franchising brands have been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s 2024 list of the fastest-growing franchises in the United States and Canada.

Mosquito Shield (#51), Five Star Bath Solutions (#96) and Gotcha Covered (#105) appear on the esteemed business publication’s exclusive annual list. Mosquito Shield also appeared on the list in 2023.

“We’re thrilled to see our brands earning recognition for their powerful growth,” said Scott Abbott, CEO and co-founder of Five Star Franchising. “Together, Mosquito Shield, Gotcha Covered and Five Star Bath Solutions added more than 130 new units during the period covered by these rankings. Their remarkable unit growth and brand expansion speaks to the quality of each brand and demonstrates the hard work and commitment delivered by our franchise development teams and brand leadership.”

Fastest Growing Franchises, one of Entrepreneur’s most popular annual rankings, introduces potential franchise owners to the companies that are leveraging their ability to scale fast across the U.S. and Canada. The 2024 rankings are based on the net total of new franchise units added between July 2022 and July 2023, as verified by Entrepreneur.

“These brands are leading a wave of growth across the Five Star platform,” said J. Andrew Mengason, chief growth officer of Five Star Franchising. “Each Five Star company offers unique value within its industry, making our platform a powerful opportunity for communities and territories throughout North America. In addition to the world-class services and products we provide, Five Star Franchising offers proven systems and resources that support unit growth as well as the continuing growth of our existing franchise locations.”

Mosquito Shield, Gotcha Covered and Five Star Bath Solutions also appeared on Entrepreneur’s 2024 Franchise 500® list for outstanding overall performance. Mosquito Shield ranked #1 among all pest control companies on the Franchise 500® list for the second consecutive year.

For more information on Entrepreneur’s Fastest Growing Franchises rankings, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/franchises/directory/fastest-growing-ranking.

For more information about Five Star Franchising and its platform of home service brands, visit Five Star Franchising.

About Five Star Bath Solutions
Five Star Bath Solutions is the premier bath transformation franchise in the home remodeling industry. The company, named a Top Low-Cost Franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review, designs and builds dream bathrooms through expertise and trust providing affordable transformations and beautiful solutions. Part of the Five Star Franchising portfolio of home service brands since 2014, Five Star Bath Solutions is one of the fastest-growing bath remodeling franchises in the world with more than 120 franchise locations. For more information, visit fivestarbathsolutions.com. To learn about franchising with Five Star Bath Solutions, visit bathsolutionsfranchising.com.

About Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered is the premier provider of custom window treatments in North America, offering solutions including blinds, draperies, shutters, smart home systems and much more. The company provides end-to-end consultation inspired by customer’s needs and goals, and proudly celebrates 99% positive customer reviews. Franchising since 2009 and acquired by Five Star Franchising in 2021, Gotcha Covered is quickly growing across North America with more than 160 franchise locations. In 2023, Gotcha Covered was named a Top Franchise, Top Low-Cost Franchise and Top Recession-Proof Franchise by Franchise Business Review. For more information, visit gotchacovered.com. To learn about franchising with Gotcha Covered, visit gotchacoveredfranchising.com.

About Mosquito Shield
Mosquito Shield is America’s trusted provider of effective residential mosquito and tick control service. Combining an innovative proprietary blend of natural oils and select control products with a responsive spraying schedule designed around real-time pest population analysis and weather conditions, Mosquito Shield delivers the best results in the industry to help customers in over 375 territories enjoy their outdoor spaces. Mosquito Shield, part of the Five Star Franchising platform of home service brands, was ranked the top pest control franchise in the U.S. by Entrepreneur in 2023 and 2024. For more information about Mosquito Shield, visit moshield.com. To learn about franchising opportunities, visit moshieldfranchise.com.

About Five Star Franchising
Five Star Franchising is an innovative, growing platform of seven home service brands with more than 900 franchises collectively across North America. The company empowers franchise partners’ success with industry-leading tools and support while maximizing profitable growth for their franchise owners. Five Star Franchising’s brands include Five Star Bath Solutions, Gotcha Covered, Bio-One, 1-800-Packouts, 1-800-Textiles, and Mosquito Shield as well as ProNexis, a leader in growth and customer experience solutions for home services franchises. Five Star’s commitment to its core values — Driven, Real, Innovative, Vital, and Enthusiastic (DRIVE) — ensures its brands are top performers in technology, marketing, operations, local market success, and people. For more information, visit fivestarfranchising.com.

30 01, 2024

2023 Success Positions Five Star Franchising for Explosive Growth in 2024

2024-01-30T21:40:43-05:00January 30th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

The leading platform of trusted home service franchise brands celebrates its recent accomplishments and gears up for even greater achievements in the coming year

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Five Star Franchising, an innovative, growing platform of home service brands, is marking a year of unprecedented achievement in 2023 and looking ahead to continuing its remarkable success in 2024. Over the next 12 months, the company will continue driving industry-leading growth and affirm its commitment to its franchise brands and franchise owners.

“We saw amazing results in 2023 at the platform level and across our portfolio of brands,” said Scott Abbott, co-founder and CEO of Five Star Franchising. “The success we enjoyed will serve as the foundation for continued expansion in the coming year as we double down on our commitment to building the best and fastest-growing franchise platform for home services.”

The explosive performance of Five Star Franchising and its brands earned widespread national and regional recognition and empowered a year of rapid growth for the platform across a range of metrics in 2023.

Platform accomplishments and milestones:

  • 2023 was a record year for Five Star Franchising’s franchise development efforts, as the company demonstrated phenomenal growth across all brands. With more than 200 new franchise units awarded and more than 100 new franchise owners welcomed to the platform, Five Star kicks off 2024 with more than 900 total locations open and operating throughout North America.
  • Five Star Franchising was named to the MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100, the Utah Valley BusinessQ UV50 and the Utah Business Fast 50 lists of fast-growing and top-performing companies in the region.
  • The Five Star Buying Group, a collaborative purchasing organization giving independent franchise owners access to preferred vendors and suppliers, expanded to more than 150 vendors and $500 million in purchasing power and launched fivestarbuyinggroup.com, where vendors can apply to join the network and franchise owners can access a directory of top-notch products and services.
  • Five Star Franchising’s highest-achieving franchise owners were recognized in a variety of categories at the annual Home Services Summit in Orlando, Florida. More than 400 franchise professionals assembled to see David Collier (1-800-Packouts), Rebecca Phillips (Bio-One), Joe McSpadden (Five Star Bath Solutions), Svet and Larry Fussell (Gotcha Covered) and Tina and Rick Brogan (Mosquito Shield) named Franchise of the Year for each brand.

People:

  • Mike Miller, a proven industry executive with more than 15 years of franchise leadership experience, joined Five Star Franchising as vice president of franchise development representing Five Star brands Bio-One®, 1-800-Packouts and 1-800-Textiles.
  • Danessa Itaya, a prominent franchise industry leader and one of Entrepreneur magazine’s 2022 Top Influential Women in Franchising, was named brand president of Bio-One®, the most trusted crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise in the United States.
  • Stefan Figley was named president of 1-800-Packouts. He brings 30 years of experience in the franchise and marketing industries and specialized expertise in brand growth to the role.

National brand awards and recognition: 

  • Four Five Star brands appeared on Entrepreneur’s exclusive Franchise 500 list of top-performing franchises: Mosquito Shield (#216), Gotcha Covered (#284), Five Star Bath Solutions (#294) and Bio-One (#381). All four brands were also recognized by Entrepreneur as Top Low-Cost Franchises and Top Home-Based and Mobile Franchises.
  • Mosquito Shield, the trusted leader in mosquito and tick control services, ranked #1 among pest control franchises on Entrepreneur’s 2023 Franchise 500 list. The company was ninth on Entrepreneur’s list of the fastest-growing franchises in the United States and Canada.
  • Five Star Bath Solutions, one of the fastest-growing bath remodeling franchises in the world, was named to Franchise Business Review’s annual Top Low-Cost Franchise list.
  • Gotcha Covered, a leader in custom window treatment consultation in the U.S. and Canada, was recognized by Franchise Business Review as a Top Franchise for 2023, a Top Low-Cost Franchise, a Top Recession-Proof Business, a Top Franchise Culture, and a Top 100 Most Innovative Franchise.
  • Bio-One, the most trusted crime and trauma scene cleaning franchise in the United States, and 1-800-Packouts, a leader in the contents and personal property restoration franchise industry, were named to Franchise Dictionary Magazine’s Top 100 Game Changers list.
  • Three brands were named to the Franchise Times Franchise 400 list of top-performing franchises: Five Star Bath Solutions, Bio-One and 1-800-Packouts.

“Our investment in our franchise owners and brands is our strength,” said J. Andrew Mengason, chief growth officer for Five Star Franchising. “We’re all incredibly proud of what we accomplished over the last 12 months, and we’re excited about the opportunities ahead of us in the coming year.”

For more information about Five Star Franchising, visit Five Star Franchising.

About Five Star Franchising
Five Star Franchising is an innovative, growing platform of home service brands with more than 900 total locations throughout North America. Franchise owners across Five Star’s brands, including Five Star Bath Solutions, Gotcha Covered, Bio-One, 1-800-Packouts, 1-800-Textiles, and Mosquito Shield, enjoy a robust support network and access to industry-leading tools such as ProNexis, the 24/7 sales support solution tailored for home service businesses, and Five Star Marketing Services, Five Star Franchising’s elite marketing engine. Five Star Franchising’s commitment to core values — Driven, Real, Innovative, Vital, and Enthusiastic (DRIVE) — ensures its brands are category leaders and empowers franchise owners to maximize profitable growth and secure their financial destiny. Five Star Franchising is consistently recognized as one of the most successful companies in Utah, ranking among the fastest-growing businesses in the state on the MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100, the Utah Valley BusinessQ UV50 and the Utah Business Fast 50 lists. For more information, visit fivestarfranchising.com.

21 01, 2024

Five Star Franchising brands ranked among the top franchises in Entrepreneur Magazine’s highly competitive Franchise 500®

2024-01-21T14:35:56-05:00January 21st, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Mosquito Shield, Gotcha Covered and Five Star Bath Solutions represent the innovative home service franchise platform on the competitive annual list

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Three brands from the portfolio of Five Star Franchising, an innovative, growing platform of home service brands, have been recognized as top 500 franchises in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first and most comprehensive franchise ranking.

The 2024 Franchise 500® ranks Mosquito Shield (#126), Gotcha Covered (#292) and Five Star Bath Solutions (#314) for their outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. For the second consecutive year, Mosquito Shield ranks #1 among all pest control franchises.

“It’s an honor to see Mosquito Shield, Gotcha Covered and Five Star Bath Solutions recognized for their world-class performance,” said Scott Abbott, CEO and co-founder of Five Star Franchising. “We’re grateful for the hard work and commitment demonstrated by our franchise owners and leaders for each brand, and we’re especially proud that Mosquito Shield has been named the top franchise in its category two years in a row. This is proof that Five Star’s industry-leading franchise systems and support truly make a difference and empower our franchise owners to deliver premium service to their customers and communities.”

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 franchise owners.

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 prospective franchise owners.

“This is a testament to the value and opportunity we offer our franchise owners,” said J. Andrew Mengason, chief growth officer of Five Star Franchising. “By providing our innovative systems and leveraging the shared power of our platform, we put them in position to pursue their dreams of independence and financial freedom.”

To view 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.

For more information about Five Star Franchising and its platform of home service brands, visit Five Star Franchising.

About Five Star Franchising
Five Star Franchising is an innovative, growing platform of home service brands with more than 800 total locations throughout North America. Franchise owners across Five Star’s brands, including Five Star Bath Solutions, Gotcha Covered, Bio-One, 1-800-Packouts, 1-800-Textiles, and Mosquito Shield, enjoy a robust support network and access to industry-leading tools such as ProNexis, the 24/7 sales support solution tailored for home service businesses, and Five Star Marketing Services, Five Star Franchising’s elite marketing engine. Five Star Franchising’s commitment to core values — Driven, Real, Innovative, Vital, and Enthusiastic (DRIVE) — ensures its brands are category leaders and empowers franchise owners to maximize profitable growth and secure their financial destiny. Five Star Franchising is consistently recognized as one of the most successful companies in Utah, ranking among the fastest-growing businesses in the state on the MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100, the Utah Valley BusinessQ UV50 and the Utah Business Fast 50 lists. For more information, visit fivestarfranchising.com.

About Five Star Bath Solutions
Five Star Bath Solutions is the premier bath transformation franchise in the home remodeling industry. The company, named a Top Low-Cost Franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review, designs and builds dream bathrooms through expertise and trust providing affordable transformations and beautiful solutions. Part of the Five Star Franchising portfolio of home service brands since 2014, Five Star Bath Solutions is one of the fastest-growing bath remodeling franchises in the world with more than 120 franchise locations. For more information, visit fivestarbathsolutions.com. To learn about franchising with Five Star Bath Solutions, visit bathsolutionsfranchising.com.

About Gotcha Covered
Gotcha Covered is the premier provider of custom interior window treatments in North America, offering solutions including blinds, draperies, shutters, smart home systems and much more. The company provides end-to-end consultation inspired by customer’s needs and goals, and proudly celebrates 99% positive customer reviews. Franchising since 2009 and acquired by Five Star Franchising in 2021, Gotcha Covered is quickly growing across North America with more than 160 franchise locations. In 2023, Gotcha Covered was named a Top Franchise, Top Low-Cost Franchise and Top Recession-Proof Franchise by Franchise Business Review. For more information, visit gotchacovered.com. To learn about franchising with Gotcha Covered, visit gotchacoveredfranchising.com.

About Mosquito Shield
Mosquito Shield is America’s trusted provider of effective residential mosquito and tick control service. Combining an innovative proprietary blend of natural oils and select control products with a responsive spraying schedule designed around real-time pest population analysis and weather conditions, Mosquito Shield delivers the best results in the industry to help customers in over 375 territories enjoy their outdoor spaces. Mosquito Shield, part of the Five Star Franchising platform of home service brands, was ranked the top pest control franchise in the U.S. by Entrepreneur in 2023 and 2024. For more information about Mosquito Shield, visit moshield.com. To learn about franchising opportunities, visit moshieldfranchise.com.

16 10, 2023

Five Star Franchising ranks #39 on MWCN Utah 100 list of the state’s fastest-growing companies

2023-10-16T13:32:30-04:00October 16th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Statewide business networking organization MountainWest Capital Network recognizes the innovative home service franchise platform for the second consecutive year with a place on its exclusive annual list of top-performing companies

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Five Star Franchising, an innovative, growing platform of home service brands, has been named to the 2023 MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100 list of the state’s fastest-growing companies for the second consecutive year.

Five Star Franchising ranks #39 on the prestigious annual list, up from #61 in 2022. The Utah 100 recognizes Utah-based businesses according to a weighted average of percentage and dollar growth.

“It’s an honor to appear alongside the top-performing companies from a competitive region,” said Scott Abbott, CEO and co-founder of Five Star Franchising. “Five Star is committed to setting franchise owners up for success by sharing the most advanced and reliable home service offerings. Our owners are the foundation of our accomplishments, and this is further evidence that our proven franchise systems deliver the support entrepreneurs need to achieve their dreams.”

As the original independent business networking group in Utah, MountainWest Capital Network celebrates and recognizes achievements in the business community to foster ongoing success; educate, enlighten and provide expertise to business owners, investors and service providers; and facilitate strong business relationships for our members. The Utah 100 has been MWCN’s flagship event since 2001.

In addition to the Utah 100 ranking, Five Star Franchising ranks #11 in the 2023 Utah Valley BusinessQ UV50 and #12 in the Utah Business Fast 50 lists of fast-growing companies.

Five Star Franchising offers industry-leading tools and support to empower and inspire franchise owners throughout North America. With more than 800 franchise locations, Five Star Franchising’s brands, including Five Star Bath Solutions, Gotcha Covered, Bio-One, 1-800-Packouts, 1-800-Textiles, and Mosquito Shield, are top performers in technology, marketing, operations, local market success and people.

For more information about the MountainWest Capital Network and the Utah 100, visit https://www.mwcn.org/utah-100/.

For more information about Five Star Franchising, visit http://fivestarfranchising.com/.

About Five Star Franchising
Five Star Franchising is an innovative, growing platform of seven home service brands with more than 800 franchises collectively, across North America. The company empowers franchise partners’ success with industry-leading tools and support while maximizing profitable growth for their franchise owners. Five Star Franchising’s brands include Five Star Bath Solutions, Gotcha Covered, Bio-One, 1-800-Packouts, 1-800-Textiles, and Mosquito Shield as well as ProNexis, a leader in growth and customer experience solutions for home services franchises. Five Star’s commitment to its core values — Driven, Real, Innovative, Vital, and Enthusiastic (DRIVE) — ensures its brands are top performers in technology, marketing, operations, local market success, and people. For more information, visit fivestarfranchising.com.

31 01, 2023

Clozetivity: Positivity Leads to Franchise Success

2023-01-31T16:28:07-05:00January 31st, 2023|Tags: , , , |

As his name suggests, almost everything Leo Goldberger touches turns to, you guessed it, gold. Goldberger’s first foray into franchising began with The Patch Boys, a drywall patching service that he grew to 100-plus locations in under five years and sold to the BELFOR Franchising Group in 2020. By Lizzy Yeserski

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9 10, 2019

Neighborly® Names Brad Stevenson Chief Development Officer

2019-10-09T09:33:24-04:00October 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Stevenson assumes responsibilities of retiring Executive Vice President Robert Tunmire

WACO, Texas — Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, announced yesterday the appointment of Brad Stevenson as the company’s new Chief Development Officer, effective immediately.

In his new role, Stevenson will be responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction of North American franchise development for 13 Neighborly franchise brands. These duties were previously overseen by Neighborly’s Executive Vice President Robert Tunmire, who is retiring this month following 44 years of contributions to the company’s franchise growth and development.

“Finding the right leader to fill this role, renamed from Executive Vice President to Chief Development Officer, was critical as we continue to expand Neighborly brands worldwide,” said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Neighborly. “Armed with 23 years of experience as an accomplished executive, we are confident that Brad Stevenson is the perfect candidate to take the lead on development and communication of Neighborly’s franchise development vision to the organization. We look forward to watching him inspire the development team to reach new heights in the years to come.”

Prior to joining the Neighborly team, Stevenson spent his entire professional career with MillerCoors and Miller Brewing Company after first joining the organization in 1996 as an On-Premise Miller Marketing Representative for United Beverage in Houston, Texas. Throughout his career with the adult beverage industry leader, Stevenson held numerous sales and marketing positions with the company including Vice President of Grocery, Director of Business Development and Strategy and Regional Chain Director.

“Neighborly is widely respected as an ideal example of franchising excellence, as the organization continues to grow while still maintaining high service standards across its many brands,” said Stevenson. “Nonetheless, even with the title of world’s largest franchisor of home service brands under its belt, Neighborly has aggressive goals set for continued growth, and I’m excited to work with this organization’s skilled development team to achieve those goals through franchise development.”

Stevenson graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.

About Neighborly:

Neighborly is a holding company of 22 service brands, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing consumers’ homes and properties. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 15 service categories at www.getneighborly.com in the United States and www.getneighbourly.ca in Canada. The company was founded in 1981 as Dwyer Group and is based in Waco, Texas. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at https://www.neighborlybrands.com/.

21 05, 2019

Neighborly® Names Amer Waheed Chief Technology Officer

2019-05-21T15:36:53-04:00May 21st, 2019|Tags: , , |

WACO, Texas — Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, announced today the appointment of Amer Waheed as the company’s new Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately.

In his new role, Waheed will oversee all of the company’s information technology needs to improve program performance and to manage risk for Neighborly’s portfolio of companies.

“The digital strides Neighborly has made in recent years have helped us achieve our status today as the world’s largest home services franchisor, and we anticipate that such impressive progress will continue under Amer’s leadership,” said Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Neighborly. “Amer’s deep knowledge of technology and his analytical expertise are invaluable assets that will surely lead us to new heights as the leader in delivering home and property services.”

Previously, Waheed served as Vice President of Product Engineering at Sabre, a leading technology provider for the travel industry. With more than 25 years’ experience, Waheed helped drive the company’s technology strategy and world-class enterprise solution for a large suite of highly sophisticated analytical products.

Prior to his time at Sabre, Waheed began his career as a developer at American Airlines and eventually joined the team that developed and launched Travelocity, one of the first e-commerce websites and the first travel website on the internet. He then moved to London and worked on stabilizing and growing lastminute.com.

“Neighborly is positively preceded by its reputation as the premier provider of services focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing customers’ homes and properties, and I am honored to be joining such an impressive team,” said Waheed. “I look forward to supporting the brand’s efforts to utilize its technology in ways that further establish it as the world-class leader in multi-branded service franchising.”

Waheed graduated from the University of Oklahoma with both a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering as well as a master’s degree in computer science.

Waheed is replacing former Chief Information Officer Shayne Mehringer, who is leaving to pursue other opportunities.

About Neighborly:

Neighborly is a holding company of 22 service brands, focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing consumers’ homes and properties. The company operates online platforms that connect consumers to service providers in their local communities that meet their rigorous standards as a franchisor across 15 service categories at www.getneighborly.com in the United States and www.getneighbourly.ca in Canada. The company was founded in 1981 as Dwyer Group and is based in Waco, Texas. More information about Neighborly/Neighbourly, and its franchise concepts, is available at https://www.neighborlybrands.com/.