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6 12, 2023

Top Rail Fence Richmond owner wins CARES Award at franchisor convention

2023-12-06T16:39:10-05:00December 6th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

HomeFront Brands bestowed this honor on local owner Bob Stewart for his character and dedication to the company’s core values

RICHMOND, Va. — Top Rail Fence Richmond owner Bob Stewart was presented with the prestigious CARES Award at the HomeFront Brand’s inaugural franchisee convention earlier this month for his dedication to the values that define the franchising company’s brand.

The CARES Award, named for the company’s core values of community, accountability, respect, excellence and service, is bestowed upon a HomeFront Brand’s franchisee that has captured the admiration of the company’s other franchisees. The award winner is determined by a vote of the franchisee community at the company’s Homecoming Convention held at its headquarters in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

“Bob consistently surpasses expectations for his dedication to community engagement, respect for others and his devotion to superior service,” said HomeFront Brands Chairman and CEO Jeff Dudan. “Our Homecoming Convention was a testament to our incredible expansion since our inception in 2022. Bob Stewart’s outstanding character and commitment to our core values is part of the reason for HomeFront Brands’ success.”

HomeFront Brands presented a CARES Award to a franchise owner from four of its most prolific brands, including Top Rail Fence, Window Hero, The Designery and Temporary Wall Systems. Stewart won the award for Top Rail Fence, the on-time professionals in fence design, quality, installation, and service.

“I’m humbled to be chosen as the CARES Award recipient by a vote of my peers,” Stewart said. “It’s always been my goal to provide great service and a high-quality product to my community. I’m grateful to the other franchisees for their confidence in my abilities to meet these goals.”

Stewart worked as an investment banker for 18 years before entering the building trades, where he has remained for the past 13 years. He is originally from Rochester, New York, but moved to Richmond with his wife Stacy 25 years ago.

He and his wife opened their Top Rail Fence location earlier this year. Together, they serve the communities of AshlandBon AirChesterChesterfieldGoochlandHenricoHopewellMechanicsvilleMidlothianMoseleyNew KentPowhatanPrince GeorgeRichmondWest Point and Williamsburg, Virginia.

To learn more about Top Rail Fence Richmond, please visit https://toprailfence.com/locations/richmond/.

About Top Rail Fence

Top Rail Fence got its start in 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina as Brookview Fencing, a veteran-owned and family-operated business. In 2022, the company joined the HomeFront Brands family of companies to serve more communities as Top Rail Fence. Since that time, Top Rail Fence has added locations throughout the United States and is continuing to expand. It strives to be at the top rail in customer responsiveness, quality design and materials, on-time delivery and installation, and in customer satisfaction. The company provides fencing solutions for residential, commercial and agricultural locations and offers wood, aluminum, vinyl, and chain link to provide the right fence to fit the customer’s needs. For more information about Top Rail Fence, please visit https://toprailfence.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.

1 12, 2023

Top Rail Fence moves into Florida with a new Tampa location

2023-12-01T18:27:15-05:00December 1st, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Local owners Matthew and Alicia Heck will kickstart their fencing business by presenting the Tampa Bay Humane Society with a donation from the new venture

TAMPA, Fla. — Top Rail Fence, the on-time professionals in fence design, quality, installation and service, will host the grand opening of its Tampa location with a celebration at the Tampa Bay Humane Society at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 8. Location owners Matthew and Alicia Heck will present the animal welfare group with a donation.

“We decided to partner with the Tampa Bay Humane Society because of the obvious connection between pets and fences,” Matthew Heck said. “We’re proud to build a business in our local community and want to be known for our exceptional customer service and reliability. We want to make our community better by building strong, durable, and aesthetically pleasing fences and by partnering with valuable non-profits like the local humane society.”

Top Rail Fence Tampa has also joined the Tampa Bay Business Chamber, and many of that group’s members will be on hand at the event to help the Hecks celebrate their grand opening, complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Hecks were both born and raised in Indiana but moved to the Tampa area more than 10 years ago. Matthew Heck worked as a sales and marketing executive for a local television station and an advertising agency before moving into business ownership. Alicia Heck is an interior designer specializing in custom closets and accent walls.

The couple met at Ball State University in IndianaMatthew Heck has a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications with a minor in marketing, while Alicia Heck has a bachelor’s degree in interior design with a minor in residential property management. The couple has three children.

Alicia Heck said she believes her background in design and property management will help the couple build their business.

“My ability to take inspiration and turn it into a working design will help homeowners find the fencing of their dreams,” she said. “But we also want to offer customers these fences at a fair and reasonable price. We want to be known as a fencing company that cares about our clients by being innovative and dependable.”

Top Rail Fence Tampa serves residents in Carrollwood, Davis Islands, Lake Magdalene, Land O LakesLutz, Midtown, Odessa, Seminole Heights, TampaTemple Terrace, Town ‘N’ Country, University, Wesley Chapel, Westchase and Zephyrhills, Florida.

Top Rail Fence is a part of HomeFront Brands, a family of emerging, franchised residential and commercial property service brands that includes Top Rail Fence, Temporary Wall Systems, BiltRite Home Inspections, The Designery, Window Hero Exterior Cleaning Services and Mozzie Dome. Top Rail Fence provides residential, commercial and agricultural fencing in a variety of styles and materials.

To learn more about Top Rail Fence Tampa, please visit https://toprailfence.com/locations/tampa/.

About Top Rail Fence

Top Rail Fence got its start in 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina as Brookview Fencing, a veteran-owned and family-operated business. In 2022, the company joined the HomeFront Brands family of companies to serve more communities as Top Rail Fence. Since that time, Top Rail Fence has added locations throughout the United States and is continuing to expand. It strives to be at the top rail in customer responsiveness, quality design and materials, on-time delivery and installation, and in customer satisfaction. The company provides fencing solutions for residential, commercial and agricultural locations and offers wood, aluminum, vinyl, and chain link to provide the right fence to fit the customer’s needs. For more information about Top Rail Fence, please visit https://toprailfence.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.

27 11, 2023

Window Hero West Knoxville franchisee wins Rookie of the Year

2023-11-27T17:52:38-05:00November 27th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Local owner Ben Brown was feted at HomeFront Brands’ inaugural franchisee convention

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Window Hero West Knoxville owner Ben Brown was awarded the Rookie of the Year for his Window Hero location at the franchise’s parent company’s first franchisee convention earlier this month.

HomeFront Brands, the property service franchise platform with six emerging concepts in its portfolio, hosted its inaugural convention, entitled “Homecoming,” at the company’s headquarters outside of Charlotte, North Carolina earlier this month. The conference brought together franchisees, corporate employees and vendor partners to celebrate HomeFront Brands’ impressive growth since its inception in late 2022.

Brown’s commitment to his community helped him earn his Rookie of the Year Award. In the eight months his location has been open, he has cleaned the exteriors of five schools in his service area. His Window Hero location provided this service for free with the goal of revitalizing the appearance of these schools’ campuses.

“Ben’s dedication to his community and his support for local schools is a shining example of what can be achieved through hard work and determination,” said HomeFront Brands Chairman and CEO Jeff Dudan. “Our Homecoming Convention served as an example of HomeFront Brands’ remarkable growth since our founding in 2022. We owe some of our tremendous success to Ben Brown’s exceptional character and commitment to our core values.”

The Rookie of the Year Award recognizes a newcomer who displays remarkable promise, adaptability and a tireless work ethic despite being in the early stages of their ownership journey. HomeFront Brands bestowed Rookie of the Year awards to a franchise owner of each of its four core brands: Window Hero, The Designery, Top Rail Fence and Temporary Wall Systems.

“I’ve always sought opportunities to give back to my community,” Brown said. “When I opened my Window Hero location, I knew I wanted to establish my company as a source in providing a reliable service to my clients while also helping those in need. It’s an honor to receive this award and I hope to continue to deliver exceptional performance as a HomeFront Brands franchise member.”

Brown’s service-oriented approach has long been a part of his personality. He and his wife, Brittany, have always been active in their community and are the engaged parents of Cooper, Hutch and Caroline. He also coaches several of his sons’ sports teams and is active in the family’s church.

Window Hero West Knoxville serves clients in Concord, Farragut and West Knoxville. For more information about Window Hero West Knoxville, please visit https://windowhero.com/locations/west-knoxville/.

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.

8 11, 2023

HomeFront Brands Celebrates Successful First Year at Inaugural Homecoming Convention

2023-11-08T15:37:53-05:00November 8th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Franchisees, Support Center Leadership and Vendors from Multi-Brand Franchise Platform Gather in Charlotte to Honor Key Accomplishments and Brand Growth

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — HomeFront Brands, the property service franchise platform with six emerging concepts in its portfolio, hosted its first-annual companywide convention in early-November. Taking place in the company’s home Charlotte market, it brought together the family of brands, including its franchisees, corporate employees and vendor partners, to celebrate impressive growth since the inception of HomeFront Brands in late-2022.

Themed “Homecoming”, the HomeFront Brands inaugural convention welcomed its more than 100 franchisees from across the country, representing all five concepts from its portfolio. The convention featured four notable keynote speakers, including Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, who delivered an inspiring discussion on team leadership. General Tata’s impressive background includes his role as Undersecretary of Defense for Policy and commanding Army operations in AfghanistanBosniaCroatiaNorth MacedoniaKosovoPanama and Haiti.

During “Homecoming,” HomeFront Brands recognized the hard-working individuals behind each brand and the corporate team. Throughout the convention, there were twenty-three different awards given out to deserving individuals across the family of brands. Notably, the company recognized its first-ever overall HomeFront Brands Franchisee of the Year. Brent Chapman, franchisee of Window Hero and Top Rail Fence in the Triad region of North Carolina, earned this honor. The full list of award winners is noted below.

Additionally, the brand revealed its new tagline at the conference, “The family of brands that C.A.R.E.S.” This highlights the company’s five core values: community, accountability, respect, excellence and service.

“Being able to come together as a true family of brands for the first time ever is a remarkable reminder of how far HomeFront Brands has come since our founding,” said Jeff Dudan, Chairman and CEO of HomeFront Brands. “This year has been one of incredible expansion, both for the company as a whole and our concepts. We’re feeling energized going into 2024 knowing that we will continue to see exponential growth across all brands.”

While in Charlotte, everyone in attendance had the opportunity to partake in a charitable giveback event in partnership with Operation Homefront, one of two charitable organizations that HomeFront Brands announced as partners during the convention, the other being The Carson Scholars. To further build-upon the company’s commitment to these organizations, during the convention the group built bikes to donate to Operation Homefront, and donated $20,000 to both charities. The convention also provided opportunities for connection between brands and franchisees, as well as professional growth. Franchisees were able to partake in multiple breakout sessions of varying topics, such as sales, marketing, hiring and utilizing vendors.

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 https://homefrontbrands.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 https://homefrontbrands.com/.

7 11, 2023

HomeFront Brands Announces National Charity Partnerships with Operation Homefront and The Carson Scholars Foundation

2023-11-07T17:05:28-05:00November 7th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Multi-Brand Franchise Platform Kicks Off First-Annual Franchise Convention Sharing Major News of Charitable Partnerships with Two Deserving Nonprofits

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — HomeFront Brands, the property service franchise platform with six emerging concepts in its franchise portfolio, announced today its partnerships with two prominent national nonprofit organizations, Operation Homefront and The Carson Scholars Foundation. Reflecting its own recently established tagline, “The family of brands that C.A.R.E.S” (the company’s five core values: Community, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, and Service), HomeFront Brands announced the charitable partnerships to its franchise community, corporate employees and vendor partners during the company’s inaugural franchise convention, taking place November 5, 6 and 7 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“We are beyond grateful to partner with two remarkable organizations that align so perfectly with our mission and values at HomeFront Brands,” said Jeff Dudan, Chairman and CEO of HomeFront Brands. “These partnerships reflect our shared commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders and expressing our profound appreciation to the courageous individuals who have selflessly served our nation. I, as well as the rest of my team, am looking forward to the meaningful impact we can make now and into the future in tandem with Operation Homefront and The Carson Scholars Foundation.”

Since 2002, Operation Homefront has been proudly serving America’s military families. The nonprofit organization provides relief and recurring family support programs and services throughout the year to help military families overcome short-term difficulties so that they don’t become long-term hardships. Prior to the partnership announcement, HomeFront Brands made an initial donation of $20,000 to the organization, and in addition, has set a goal to raise more than $50,000 in 2024 for its military families. Additional commitments of the partnership include helping to provide transitional homes for veterans, awarding recipients of the nonprofit’s Military Child of the Year with laptops to support their educational endeavors, participating in the organization’s 11 days of impact for Veterans Day and more. HomeFront Brands is recognized as a one star partner of Operation Homefront.

The Carson Scholars Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to combat the American education crisis by rewarding excellence in the nation’s youth through its Scholarship programs and by developing reading rooms in libraries and schools across the country through The Ben Carson Reading Project initiative. Through an initial donation of $20,000, HomeFront Brands will be donating a state-of-the-art reading room to a deserving school in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, reaffirming its commitment to promoting literacy and education within its local community. The donation will mark the beginning of a nationwide expansion effort, where HomeFront Brands aims to replicate the reading room donation in schools across the country.

“Leading by example has always been a fundamental principle at HomeFront Brands,” continued Dudan. “Embarking on these transformative partnerships will serve as a guiding light, not just for our dedicated franchisees, but for everyone affiliated with HomeFront Brands. We’re thrilled to be launching both partnerships with our initial donations, which serve as a catalyst to propel our collective efforts into action.”

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 https://homefrontbrands.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 https://homefrontbrands.com/.

30 10, 2023

Top Rail Fence opens new Virginia location in Richmond

2023-10-30T18:50:10-04:00October 30th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Local owners Bob and Stacey Stewart plan to use their expertise in building trades and customer service to create a positive customer experience

RICHMOND, Va. — Top Rail Fence, the on-time professionals in fence design, quality, installation and service, announced today that has expanded its reach in Virginia with a new location in Richmond. The venture is owned by building industry expert Robert “Bob” Stewart and his wife, Stacey.

“I have a passion for the building and fencing industries,” Bob Stewart said. “Forbes recently included Richmond, Virginia, as one of the best cities for start-ups and entrepreneurs, and it’s a city that continues to show growth. With this headwind, we have the potential to build our Top Rail Fence location into a formidable business.”

Stewart worked as an investment banker for 18 years before entering the building trades, where he has remained for the past 13 years. Stacey Stewart, however, honed her customer service skills in retail before jumping into the fencing industry. She has been the manager of a Kohl’s Department Store in Richmond for 20 years and trained in business administration and management at George Mason University.

“We want to provide a great service and product to our community,” Stacey Stewart said. “We want to build a brand that the community will come to know and trust. You do that by creating a great and lasting customer experience. My customer service background is crucial in developing that experience.”

Bob Stewart is originally from Rochester, New York, and Stacey Stewart traveled extensively with her military family during her childhood. The pair moved to Richmond 35 years ago after they married. The couple has two daughters, Alexandra and Lauren.

Top Rail Fence Richmond serves AshlandBon AirChesterChesterfieldGoochlandHenricoHopewellMechanicsvilleMidlothianMoseleyNew KentPowhatanPrince GeorgeRichmondWest Point and Williamsburg, Virginia.

Top Rail Fence is a part of HomeFront Brands, a family of emerging, franchised residential and commercial property service brands that includes Top Rail Fence, Temporary Wall Systems, BiltRite Home Inspections, The Designery, Window Hero Exterior Cleaning Services and Mozzie Dome. Top Rail Fence provides residential, commercial and agricultural fencing in a variety of styles and materials.

To learn more about Top Rail Fence Richmond, please visit https://toprailfence.com/locations/richmond/.

About Top Rail Fence

Top Rail Fence got its start in 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina as Brookview Fencing, a veteran-owned and family-operated business. In 2022, the company joined the HomeFront Brands family of companies to serve more communities as Top Rail Fence. Since that time, Top Rail Fence has added locations throughout the United States and is continuing to expand. It strives to be at the top rail in customer responsiveness, quality design and materials, on-time delivery and installation, and in customer satisfaction. The company provides fencing solutions for residential, commercial and agricultural locations and offers wood, aluminum, vinyl, and chain link to provide the right fence to fit the customer’s needs. For more information about Top Rail Fence, please visit https://toprailfence.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.

26 10, 2023

Window Hero Plans to Clean up Pennsylvania with a Second Location in Northeast Reading

2023-10-26T19:10:40-04:00October 26th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

The residential exterior cleaning franchise is owned by a U.S. Navy veteran who wants to bring high quality exterior work to the southeastern part of the state 

READING, Pa. — Window Hero, a HomeFront Brands franchise specializing in a wide range of exterior cleaning services, announced today it is opening a second location in Pennsylvania with a venture in Northeast Reading. Window Hero Northeast Reading is owned by U.S. Navy veteran Michael Yednock, an electronics and robotics technician.

“I had always wanted to open my own business and the team at HomeFront Brands really sold me on Window Hero,” Yednock said. “They are knowledgeable and professional and know how to guide new business owners to run a successful franchise. With their guidance, I’m excited to take the leap into entrepreneurship.”

Yednock is a Reading native and attended military schools in Great Lakes, Illinois and in Dahlgren, Virginia. He spent six years in the Navy where he worked as an electronics technician and supervised personnel. He now works as field services engineer for Azenta Life Sciences.

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.

For more information about Window Hero Northeast Reading, please visit https://windowhero.com/locations/northeast-reading/.

About The 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.

25 10, 2023

Top Rail Fence Naperville hosts grand opening event at local Batfest

2023-10-25T21:46:38-04:00October 25th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Local owners Mark and Lisa Johns want their business to be a positive force in the community by creating safer neighborhoods and providing jobs

CHICAGO — Top Rail Fence, the on-time professionals in fence design, quality, installation and service, will celebrate the grand opening of its Naperville, Illinois, location with a booth at the Batfest event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 in downtown Batavia, Illinois.

Top Rail Fence Naperville owners Mark and Lisa Johns said the team will have games and prizes for the kids who visit their booth and will showcase the company’s fencing samples for the adults.

The couple said they want their Top Rail Fence location to be seen as a positive force in the Naperville area.

“I’ve always nurtured a passion for craftsmanship, design, and creating tangible, lasting construction projects,” Mark Johns said. “This venture offers a direct avenue for me to channel that passion into a thriving business that caters to the community’s fencing needs. We are a family owned and operated business and look forward to bringing that to the local community.”

Johns, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, worked as the vice president of construction for The Sports Authority and Fresh Thyme Farmers Market for more than 20 years, where he specialized in commercial retail construction.

Lisa Johns said the couple’s experience in hiring a professional and dependable fence contractor played into their decision to provide the Naperville area with a reliable fencing company.

“We plan to combine my business administration degree with Mark’s 30-plus years of construction experience to provide Naperville and the surrounding areas with the impeccable service that Top Rail Fence provides,” Lisa Johns said. “It’s been a goal of ours to be business owners, so we’re blessed to have accomplished it in this amazing community. We are excited to raise the bar of customer service and give Naperville and the surrounding area the service it deserves.”

After relocating from Denver, Colorado, the couple have spent the last seven years in the Chicago area and have a 16-year-old daughter, Kate.

“We are excited about the opportunity to build and lead a dedicated team in this community,” Mark Johns said.

Top Rail Fence Naperville serves the suburbs west of Chicago including AuroraBataviaBig RockBloomingdaleBolder HillBolingbrookCarol StreamDeKalbElburnGenevaGenoaHampshire, Huntly, LisleMaple ParkOswegoPlanoSt. CharlesSycamoreWheaton and Yorkville.

Top Rail Fence is a part of HomeFront Brands, a family of emerging, franchised residential and commercial property service brands that includes Top Rail Fence, Temporary Wall Systems, BiltRite Home Inspections, The Designery, Window Hero Exterior Cleaning Services and Mozzie Dome. Top Rail Fence provides residential, commercial and agricultural fencing in a variety of styles and materials.

To learn more about Top Rail Fence Naperville, please visit https://toprailfence.com/locations/naperville/.

About Top Rail Fence

Top Rail Fence got its start in 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina as Brookview Fencing, a veteran-owned and family-operated business. In 2022, the company joined the HomeFront Brands family of companies to serve more communities as Top Rail Fence. Since that time, Top Rail Fence has added locations throughout the United States and is continuing to expand. It strives to be at the top rail in customer responsiveness, quality design and materials, on-time delivery and installation, and in customer satisfaction. The company provides fencing solutions for residential, commercial and agricultural locations and offers wood, aluminum, vinyl, and chain link to provide the right fence to fit the customer’s needs. For more information about Top Rail Fence, please visit https://toprailfence.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.

20 10, 2023

Window Hero expands into Pennsylvania with a new location in Warminster

2023-10-20T12:02:06-04:00October 20th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Residential exterior cleaning franchise brings a wide variety of home maintenance, cleaning and repair services to Philadelphia area

WARMINSTER, Penn. — Window Hero, a HomeFront Brands franchise specializing in a wide range of exterior cleaning services, announced today it is opening the first location in Pennsylvania. The new venture, located in Warminster, is owned by business partners CJ Orr and Michael Gabriel.  Window Hero Warminster will offer window cleaning, gutter care, pressure washing and more.

Orr and Gabriel had expressed interest in entrepreneurship and franchising for years and were ready to turn dreams into reality when they came across the opportunity with Window Hero.

“I have had an interest in franchising for some time now, and Window Hero really caught our attention. After we visited the Homefront Brands facility, we were sold,” Orr said. “Throughout my career, I have learned the importance of systems and models, which gives me even more appreciation for Window Hero.”

After spending six years as a union railroader, Orr built experience as a realtor alongside Gabriel, a Marine Corps veteran. Having grown up in the Philadelphia area, Orr and Gabriel expressed an urgent need for reliable home service contractors.

“As a realtor, I see the growing demand for exterior cleaning in the residential space,” Gabriel said. “We want Window Hero to be the go-to solution for exterior cleaning in the Philadelphia area, and I’m confident our combined skillset and work ethic will help get us there.”

Married with three kids, Gabriel wants to create a scalable business he can pass down to his children that holds value in the community. The business duo said their ultimate goal is to create a family legacy through Window Hero, as well as making a positive impact in the area.

“I hope to inspire the people around me to adopt my entrepreneurial spirit and find a self-motivated attitude and mentality,” Orr said. “Ultimately helping the next person that can contribute to the community.”

For more information about Window Hero Warminster, please visit https://windowhero.com/locations/warminster/.

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 10, 2023

Top Rail Fence expands its footprint in Georgia with a new location north of Atlanta

2023-10-18T16:01:25-04:00October 18th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Local owner Ryan Van Epps said he saw a need for a reliable and transparent fencing company in the Kennesaw area

KENNESAW, Ga. Top Rail Fence, the on-time professionals in fence design, quality, installation and service, announced today that it is expanding its services in the Peach State with the opening of Top Rail Fence North Georgia. The location is owned by Ryan Van Epps.

“It’s my goal to provide the homeowners of North Georgia with beautiful fencing that improves their property values and provides them with security and peace of mind,” Van Epps said. “I worked construction during the summers when I was growing up in Roswell, Georgia. It was great to be able to step back and actually see the physical product of my hard work. This sense of accomplishment inspired me to open my own fencing company.”

Top Rail Fence North Georgia’s territory is northwest of Atlanta and is growing rapidly with families who are leaving city life to settle in more suburban communities.

“These families are going to need fencing for their new homes,” Van Epps said. “The metro Atlanta area has been growing steadily for years, and Woodstock, a city in our service area, has been listed as the second fastest growing city in the state. With all this development, separating spaces and adding privacy is a top concern. Top Rail Fence North Georgia is here to meet that demand.”

Van Epps is from the North Georgia area but went to college at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics. He has spent the last 18 years working in the life insurance industry as a business analyst.

“As an analyst, I’ve spent my career providing my clients with a focused attention to detail,” he said. “I believe this will serve me well as I build my career in the residential services industry. This area needs a company that will deliver quality fencing at a transparent price with excellent customer service.”

Van Epps and his wife have been married for 13 years and have two boys, ages 12 and 10.

Top Rail Fence is a part of HomeFront Brands, a family of emerging, franchised residential and commercial property service brands that includes Top Rail Fence, Temporary Wall Systems, BiltRite Home Inspections, The Designery, Window Hero Exterior Cleaning Services and Mozzie Dome.

Top Rail Fence North Georgia serves clients in AcworthBufordCantonCummingDuluthFlowery BranchGainesvilleKennesawLawrencevilleSuwaneeWinder and Woodstock, Georgia.

To learn more about Top Rail Fence North Georgia, please visit https://toprailfence.com/locations/north-georgia/.

About Top Rail Fence

Top Rail Fence got its start in 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina as Brookview Fencing, a veteran-owned and family-operated business. In 2022, the company joined the HomeFront Brands family of companies to serve more communities as Top Rail Fence. Since that time, Top Rail Fence has added locations throughout the United States and is continuing to expand. It strives to be at the top rail in customer responsiveness, quality design and materials, on-time delivery and installation, and in customer satisfaction. The company provides fencing solutions for residential, commercial and agricultural locations and offers wood, aluminum, vinyl, and chain link to provide the right fence to fit the customer’s needs. For more information about Top Rail Fence, please visit https://toprailfence.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.