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6 06, 2024

Temporary Wall Systems celebrates new location in the Puget Sound region of Washington State

2024-06-06T19:57:43-04:00June 6th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Local owners Brendan and Courtney Mahoney want to provide local jobs with a company that also offers eco-friendly construction containment solutions

TACOMA, Wash. — Temporary Wall Systems (TWS), the first and leading full-service, temporary containment wall provider in the United States, will celebrate its latest location in Washington at the Society of American Military Engineers 2024 Regional Meet the Chiefs event Tuesday, June 11 at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center in Seattle, Washington.

Temporary Wall Systems owners Brendan and Courtney Mahoney will host a booth at the event, which showcases planned military construction in the Northwest region. The event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and features presentations from the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies, information booths and networking opportunities.

“We’re thankful to be able to provide a service that addresses a growing need in the Pacific Northwest,” Brendan Mahoney said. “Temporary Wall Systems Puget Sound offers businesses the ability to protect their clients and employees from renovations and new construction with our sustainable and reusable containment walls. There’s no longer a need to close a business or put up permanent walls that have to be torn down and thrown into a landfill once the renovation is completed.”

The Mahoneys both grew up in the Seattle area and want to provide their hometowns with employment opportunities and environmentally friendly solutions.

Brendan Mahoney received his undergraduate degree from the University of Montana, and a master’s degree from Seattle University. He also spent eight years with the U.S. Marine Corps as a reconnaissance and infantry officer and was deployed into combat zones three times between 2006 and 2013. For the past 10 years, he has worked in capital sales for medical device and surgical robotics companies.

Courtney Mahoney received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and has worked in sales for a multi-billion dollar global management consulting firm for the past 11 years.

“There’s just no place like the Pacific Northwest,” she said. “It’s the perfect place to raise a family and offers residents significant opportunity, stable jobs, and a stunning environment to enjoy, rain or shine.”

The couple have two children, Avery, 7, and William, 4.

Temporary Wall Systems Puget Sound serves businesses in AuburnBurienEdmondsEverettFranklinGrahamIssaquahKentLaceyLake StevensLakewoodLynnwoodOlympiaParklandPuyallupSammamish, South Hill, Tacoma and University Place.

TWS is part of HomeFront Brands, a family of emerging, franchised residential and commercial property service brands that offers integrated technology, data support, lead generation, business intelligence systems and training to its partners.

For more information about Temporary Wall Systems Puget Sound, visit https://tempwallsystems.com/locations/puget-sound/.

About Temporary Wall Systems

Founded in 2017 and franchised since 2022, Temporary Wall Systems (TWS) is the first and leading full-service, rentable containment wall provider in the United States. TWS offers commercial contractors and facilities managers a turnkey alternative to labor-intensive interim containment methods like drywall. Our customers benefit from clean and quiet business continuity during construction, renovation, or maintenance projects in healthcare, public transportation, education, retail, and commercial office facilities. TWS is a brand partner of HomeFront Brands, a platform company of emerging property service franchises. Explore the versatility of Temporary Wall Systems at https://tempwallsystems.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, Top Rail Fence and Yard Patrol Pros – 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/.

19 05, 2024

Temporary Wall Systems widens its Texas footprint with a new location in Austin

2024-05-19T22:57:41-04:00May 19th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Local owners Kipp and Brooke Koeppel say their reusable containment system is perfect for a growing city like Austin that is also concerned with environmental impact

AUSTIN, Texas — Temporary Wall Systems (TWS), the first and leading full-service, temporary containment wall provider in the United States, will introduce its new Austin, Texas, location at the Austin Build Expo at the Palmer Events Center on May 22-23.

Temporary Wall Systems Austin owners Kipp and Brooke Koeppel will be on-hand at Booth 333 to give out information about the company and will offer a giveaway of a YETI 24 hard cooler.

“We’re excited about our new Temporary Wall Systems venture and look forward to bringing a cleaner, more efficient containment and abatement solution to the Austin construction industry,” Kipp Koeppel said. “Austin is a rapidly growing city, and there is a lot of construction and renovation as a result. Our system will allow businesses to safely expand and reinvent themselves while continuing to operate as usual and do it in a way that is better for the environment.”

The Koeppels moved to Austin in 2020 after spending several years in Charlotte, North Carolina. The couple met while selling advertising at an Alabama newspaper. Kipp Koeppel then spent the next 15 years in the financial services industry in a variety of positions, including 401(k) recordkeeping, sales and relationship management.

Brooke Koeppel continued her work in sales before eventually moving on to staffing and then financial advisor recruiting for several large financial institutions.

In addition to their corporate jobs, the couple also invested in real estate and rental properties over the past 14 years, doing a lot of the renovation work themselves. It is with this experience that they saw a need in the market for reliable contractors with a focus on customer service.

After moving to Austin, the couple introduced The Brothers that just do Gutters franchise to the area and have since earned recognition as a “Best Place to Work” by the Austin Business Journal in 2022, 2023 and 2024.

“We love Austin’s unique vibe, plentiful outdoor activities, delicious food options and live music scene,” Brooke Koeppel said. “Opening another franchise in this community just solidified our commitment to invest in Austin and all it has to offer.”

The couple believes their experience in sales, marketing, recruiting, HR, accounting, operations, home improvement and social media will prove valuable in launching their TWS location.

Temporary Wall Systems Austin serves the greater Austin area including BudaCedar ParkGeorgetownHuttoKyleLakewayLeanderManorNew BraunfelsPflugervilleRound RockSan Marcos, and Spicewood.

TWS is part of HomeFront Brands, a family of emerging, franchised residential and commercial property service brands that offers integrated technology, data support, lead generation, business intelligence systems and training to its partners.

For more information about Temporary Wall Systems Austin, visit https://tempwallsystems.com/locations/austin/.

About Temporary Wall Systems

Founded in 2017 and franchised since 2022, Temporary Wall Systems (TWS) is the first and leading full-service, rentable containment wall provider in the United States. TWS offers commercial contractors and facilities managers a turnkey alternative to labor-intensive interim containment methods like drywall. Our customers benefit from clean and quiet business continuity during construction, renovation, or maintenance projects in healthcare, public transportation, education, retail, and commercial office facilities. TWS is a brand partner of HomeFront Brands, a platform company of emerging property service franchises. Explore the versatility of Temporary Wall Systems at https://tempwallsystems.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, Top Rail Fence and Yard Patrol Pros – 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/.

11 05, 2024

Window Hero expands its reach in the South with first location in Mississippi

2024-05-11T21:33:18-04:00May 11th, 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

Local owners Roby and Susan Allen want to help keep North Mississippi beautiful with the addition of their exterior cleaning service

OXFORD, Miss. — Window Hero, a HomeFront Brands franchise specializing in a wide range of exterior cleaning services, will celebrate the grand opening of its first Mississippi location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14 at the Circle Square Brewery.

The event is closed to the public but will be hosted by Window Hero North Mississippi and the OxfordLafayette County Chamber of Commerce.

Window Hero North Mississippi owners Roby and Susan Allen have lived in North Mississippi for the past three years and have several connections in the real estate and commercial and custom residential contracting industries.

Oxford is a true gem,” Roby Allen said. “The University of Mississippi—Ole Miss—and the town of Oxford intertwine to provide an authentic southern experience in everything from food to football and tailgating in the Grove in the fall.”

Roby Allen is no stranger to business ownership. He is a shareholder in a large regional insurance company where he has also worked in client development and relations.

A graduate of the University of Southern MississippiRoby Allen brings extensive sales and management skills to the couple’s new Window Hero business.

“We want to significantly contribute to the community’s growth,” Susan Allen said. “We are active members of our community and look forward to helping keep North Mississippi beautiful with our exterior cleaning services.”

The couple have two adult children, Noah and Abby, and say they are thrilled to have the opportunity to build a business together.

Window Hero specializes in a wide range of exterior cleaning services, including window cleaning, gutter care, pressure washing, and soft washing. The company offers both routine maintenance and one-time deep cleaning solutions.

Window Hero North Mississippi serves residents and businesses in ComoGuntownHolly SpringsMooreville, Mound City, Mount Vernon, New AlbanyPontotocSaltilloTupelo and Water Valley, Mississippi.

For more information about Window Hero North Mississippi, visit https://windowhero.com/locations/north-mississippi/.

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.

6 05, 2024

Local pest control company reopens as Yard Patrol Pros with a ribbon-cutting celebration

2024-05-06T00:55:08-04:00May 6th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Local owners AJ Bodick and Garrett Chisum will also showcase new office space for their Window Hero Lake Norman location as they celebrate the relaunch of both property service brands

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Yard Patrol Pros Charlotte will host a grand opening and relaunch with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the company’s new office at 20468 Chartwell Center Drive, Cornelius, North Carolina, on Monday, May 6 at 9 a.m.

Yard Patrol Pros owners AJ Bodick and Garrett Chisum are also using the new location as the headquarters of their Window Hero Lake Norman venture. Both Yard Patrol Pros and Window Hero are franchise brands under the umbrella of HomeFront Brands, a property service franchise platform company.

The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce and commissioners from the Town of Cornelius will be on hand to help the businesses celebrate their relaunch.

Bodick and Chisum were owners of the local Mozzie Dome pest control franchise, but, earlier this year, HomeFront Brands relaunched that franchise as Yard Patrol Pros to better highlight the company’s natural and barrier pest control treatments. As part of their relaunch, Yard Patrol Pros Charlotte will present its new turf fertilization service at the event.

“With a new office for Window Hero and Yard Patrol Pro’s new name and focus, we felt it was a great time to celebrate with a grand opening and relaunch party,” Bodick said. “As multi-unit franchise owners with HomeFront Brands, we want to feature both our brands and let our community know that we are open for business.”

In addition to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, participants will have a chance to handle a fertilizing gun, a pressure washer, a squeegee and a robotic pressure washer.

“We want to give customers an idea of what it is we do and how we do it,” Bodick said. “This way, the community will have an interactive event that allows them to get a feel for the tools of our trade.”

Those interested in attending the event can sign up on the company’s Facebook Events page.

Yard Patrol Pros Charlotte serves the areas of CaldwellCorneliusDavidson, Hopewell, HuntersvilleMooresvillePineville and Troutman. Window Hero Lake Norman serves CaldwellCorneliusDavidsonHuntersvilleMooresvilleStatesvilleTroutmanUnion Grove and Williamsburg.

For more information about Yard Patrol Pros Charlotte, visit https://yardpatrolpros.com/locations/charlotte/. For more information on Window Hero Lake Norman, visit https://windowhero.com/locations/lake-norman/.

About Yard Patrol Pros

Yard Patrol Pros, formerly Mozzie Dome, offers safe and environmentally-friendly protection against mosquitos and other biting insects. The company’s mission is to use the most effective standard solutions while sourcing all-natural treatment options to keep homes, families and properties safe. Yard Patrol Pros wants to give its customers alternatives so they never have to choose between mosquito bites and harsh chemicals. For more information about Yard Patrol Pros, visit https://yardpatrolpros.com/.

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, Top Rail Fence and Yard Patrol Pros – 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/.

28 04, 2024

Window Hero opens its first Ohio location with an office in North Columbus

2024-04-28T18:27:08-04:00April 28th, 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

Local owners Gerrod and Katherine Bede say they want to keep Columbus beautiful by providing a professional home- and business-cleaning service

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Window Hero, a HomeFront Brands franchise specializing in a wide range of exterior cleaning services, will host a grand opening of its newest location in North Columbus in the Harbor Pointe community in Galena, Ohio, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 with a drawing for a free house soft wash.

Window Hero North Columbus owners Gerrod and Katherine Bede say they want to provide the community with quality jobs and a fun workplace by providing home and business owners with a service that restores their buildings back to their former glory.

“My wife and I have owned and operated a real estate development company and have worked rehabbing houses for years, and we view our new venture as an extension of our work in real estate,” he said. “The real estate market in Columbus is booming, and people selling their houses to newcomers will need this service to make their homes more attractive to buyers.”

Bede said he also wants to give back to the community by providing free and discounted cleaning services to qualifying organizations.

The Bedes haven’t always worked in the real estate market. Gerrod Bede graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he and his wife met, and received his law degree from The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. He spent several years working as the general counsel and operating partner for several businesses owned by a family investment office before owning his own business.  Katherine Bede also graduated from Vanderbilt University before receiving her masters degree from the University of Illinois.

Gerrod Bede was born in Dayton, Ohio, but moved to Columbus in 2008 when he entered law school. The Bedes have four children: Carson, 12, Callie, 7, Christian, 3, and Connor, 8 months.

“We are committed to contributing to Columbus’ growth and prosperity,” Katherine Bede said. “We are already deeply involved in several local sports and community initiatives. We want Window Hero North Columbus to be a pivotal part of beautifying and maintaining the buildings in the Columbus area.”

Window Hero specializes in a wide range of exterior cleaning services, including window cleaning, gutter care, pressure washing, and soft washing. The company offers both routine maintenance and one-time deep cleaning solutions.

Window Hero North Columbus serves the areas of GalenaLewis CenterNew AlbanyOrange Township, and Westerville, Ohio and surrounding communities.

For more information about Window Hero North Columbus, please visit https://windowhero.com/locations/north-columbus/.

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.

21 04, 2024

HomeFront Brands multi-unit owner opens The Designery in Charleston this month

2024-04-21T22:11:59-04:00April 21st, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Owner Nate Van Valkenburg also owns two other of the leading national franchise network’s home service brands and plans to continue his success with the kitchen, bath and closet design center

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Designery, an immersive, full-service kitchen, bath and closet design center featuring high-quality cabinets, will celebrate its newest location in Charleston, South Carolina, with a grand opening on April 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the design center’s new location at 1217 Remount Road.

The Designery Charleston is owned by Nate Van Valkenburg, who also owns a Window Hero and Yard Patrol Pros in the area. All three brands are franchised by HomeFront Brands, a family of companies that hold an increasing number of emerging residential and light commercial property service franchised brands. The grand opening will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, and beer, wine and charcuterie will be available during the event.

“It’s an honor to open my third HomeFront Brands franchise in the Charleston area,” Van Valkenburg said. “The training, support and guidance I’ve received from HomeFront Brands has enabled me to continue providing homeowners with the services they need to improve their property and enjoy their homes and gardens. I consider myself lucky to be a member of the HomeFront Brands family and expect that The Designery will meet with the same success I’ve had with Window Hero and Yard Patrol Pros.”

In November, Van Valkenburg was awarded HomeFront Brands’ Top Producer of the Year at the franchisor’s annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. This award is presented to the franchisee who shows unwavering dedication to success and an unmatched ability to drive revenue.

Van Valkenburg attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and worked in the exterior cleaning business for several years before starting his own business. He and his wife, Ali, live in Charleston with their daughter.

The Designery Charleston serves residents in Folly BeachGoose CreekHanahanIsle of PalmsJames IslandKiawah IslandLadsonLincolnvilleNorth Charleston, Sangaree, Seabrook Island, Sullivan’s Island and Summerville, South Carolina.

The Designery’s in-house design expertise and extensive selection of products, including more than 100 cabinet styles, provide advantages to both homeowners and contractors. Its showrooms provide the ideal setting for personal design consultation, material and finish selection, and a virtual reality design view.

For more information about The Designery Charleston please visit https://thedesignery.com/locations/charleston/.

About The Designery

The Designery was founded in 2007 as A1 Kitchen and Bath, a product wholesale outlet serving the Chattanooga, Tennessee market. In 2019, it rebranded as The Designery and established a franchise model to expand its unique concept: to simplify the kitchen, bath and closet design process by offering premium products, design expertise, project management and trusted professional installation. Its selection of high-quality cabinets, flooring, countertops and accessories makes it a destination for any remodeling, renovation or new construction project. It is a one-stop shop for homeowners and a trusted partner for contractors, with knowledgeable staff to walk clients through every step, from design to project management and installation. The Designery’s immersive showroom and personalized guidance bring luxurious designs to life without the luxury price tag. To learn more about The Designery, please visit https://thedesignery.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, Top Rail Fence and Yard Patrol Pros – 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/.

31 03, 2024

The Designery expands its reach into North Carolina with new location in North Raleigh

2024-03-31T18:26:41-04:00March 31st, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Local owners Dana and Anne-Louise Merrill will kick off their showroom’s grand opening on April 25

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Designery, an immersive, full-service kitchen, bath and closet design center featuring high-quality cabinets, countertops and flooring, will celebrate the grand opening of its newest location in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday, April 25.

The Designery North Raleigh owners Dana and Anne-Louise Merrill say they look forward to providing Raleigh homeowners with the design tools they need to make their homes beautiful, comfortable and useful.

“I always look for a trusted partner when I need service for my home or my car,” Dana Merrill said. “I’ve been going to the same automobile repair shop for 16 years, and I call the same plumber I’ve used for years when I need a plumbing repair. We want to be that trusted partner that people in the Raleigh area use when they want to reimagine their space.”

Anne-Louise Merrill said that building relationships is as important to her as providing reliable service.

“In addition to being the go-to design experts for kitchen, bathroom and closet remodeling, we also want to get to know our clients so we can serve them better,” she said. “We want to build a family business that is trusted and known in our community.”

The Merrills location will truly be a family affair with the addition of their son, True Merrill, as the location’s project manager. The Merrills have been married for 30 years and have eight children and four grandchildren.

The couple is originally from New England but has called Raleigh home for the past 17 years.

Dana Merrill worked as the director of portfolio management, vendor manager and software development director for MetLife for nine years. He also worked as a project manager for Fidelity Investments and Veritude. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music, voice and theater from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, and attended a full-stack web development boot camp at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Anne-Louise Merrill home-schooled the couple’s children and has a degree in piano pedagogy from Plymouth State University.

The Merrills began offering their redesigning services to the Raleigh community late last summer but welcome the opening of their permanent showroom at 3030 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.

The couple were the recipients of the Downtown Raleigh Home Show’s new exhibitor Best in Show award in January, and they won HomeFront Brands’ CARES Award at the company’s franchisee convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, in November.

The Designery North Raleigh serves residents in CaryMorrisville, New Light, RaleighRolesvilleWake ForestWendell and Zebulon. It is the third location in North Carolina, with additional showrooms in South Charlotte, Lake Norman and Concord, North Carolina.

The Designery’s in-house design expertise and extensive selection of products, including more than 100 cabinet styles, provide advantages to both homeowners and contractors. Its showrooms provide the ideal setting for personal design consultation, material and finish selection, and a virtual reality design view.

For more information about The Designery North Raleigh please visit https://thedesignery.com/locations/north-raleigh/.

About The Designery

The Designery was founded in 2007 as A1 Kitchen and Bath, a product wholesale outlet serving the Chattanooga, Tennessee market. In 2019, it rebranded as The Designery and established a franchise model to expand its unique concept: to simplify the kitchen, bath and closet design process by offering premium products, design expertise, project management and trusted professional installation. Its selection of high-quality cabinets, flooring, countertops and accessories makes it a destination for any remodeling, renovation or new construction project. It is a one-stop shop for homeowners and a trusted partner for contractors, with knowledgeable staff to walk clients through every step, from design to project management and installation. The Designery’s immersive showroom and personalized guidance bring luxurious designs to life without the luxury price tag. To learn more about The Designery, please visit https://thedesignery.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, Top Rail Fence and Yard Patrol Pros – 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/.

31 03, 2024

HomeFront Brands announces support for new initiative to accelerate franchise ownership among underrepresented groups

2024-03-31T18:04:24-04:00March 31st, 2024|Tags: , , , , , |

The International Franchise Association’s new accelerator program seeks to increase franchise business ownership to narrow wealth gap

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — HomeFront Brands, a property service franchise platform comprising five emerging brands, today announced its support for the International Franchise Association (IFA)’s new Franchise Ascension Initiative, an accelerator program established to support individuals from underrepresented communities with education, mentorship, resources and financial support so they can successfully launch a career in franchise ownership.

By increasing diversity in the franchisee talent pipeline, the Franchise Ascension Initiative aims to narrow the wealth gap and provide qualified individuals with business ownership opportunities.

“Franchising is one of the greatest pathways to business ownership and creating generational wealth,” said IFA President and CEO Matt Haller. “This program ensures that access to opportunity is available to everyone, regardless of background. What better way to bridge the wealth gap than by opening more doors for minority business owners. With the support of our generous partners like HomeFront Brands, the Ascension Initiative will further help franchising change lives and communities.”

As a Founding Supporter, HomeFront Brands will donate $10,000 annually over the next five years for a total contribution of $50,000. The company’s donations will help launch the accelerator program, which will begin accepting applications in the coming months. The first group of participants is expected in late 2024.

“HomeFront Brands is committed to supporting diverse and underserved communities as part of our core values of community, accountability, respect, excellence and service,” HomeFront Brands Chairman and CEO Jeff Dudan said. “We’re excited to be a part of the IFA’s Franchise Ascension Initiative and proud to work toward the goal of helping qualified individuals reach their goals of business ownership.”

According to data from Oxford Economics, Black-owned franchises earn 2.2 times more than Black-owned independent businesses; Hispanic-owned franchises earn 1.6 times more than Hispanic-owned independent businesses; and Asian-owned franchises earn 1.4 times more than Asian-owned independent businesses.

The Franchise Ascension Initiative will select capable candidates for a rigorous six-month education program to help them build the essential skills they need to be successful franchisees. Building on IFA’s extensive library of franchise educational materials, the program will be specifically curated for participants, along with individualized mentorship. The program will culminate in a pitch contest with potential franchise opportunities.

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 community-based franchising, HomeFront Brands has seen tremendous growth since its inception in February 2022.

To learn more about HomeFront Brands, visit https://homefrontbrands.com/. To learn more about the Franchise Ascension Initiative, visit https://pages.franchise.org/ifa-franchise-ascension-initiative-lp/.

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, Top Rail Fence and Yard Patrol Pros – 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/.

About the International Franchise Association:

Celebrating over 60 years of excellence, education, and advocacy, the International Franchise Association (IFA) is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations, and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the approximately 806,270 franchise establishments that support nearly 8.7 million direct jobs, $858.5 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy, and almost 3 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees, and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology, and business development.

31 03, 2024

Local pest control company rebrands as Yard Patrol Pros Charleston

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Local owner Nate Van Valkenburg offers area residents eco-friendly relief from mosquitos, sand flies and other “noseeums”

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Local Mozzie Dome owner Nate Van Valkenburg announced today that his company has rebranded as Yard Patrol Pros Charleston and will offer area residents effective and eco-friendly options to keep outdoor pests at bay this summer.

Earlier this month, the pest control company’s parent organization, HomeFront Brands, a property service franchise platform comprising five emerging brands, announced the rebranding to Yard Patrol Pros to highlight the company’s natural and barrier treatments. Van Valkenburg’s office is one of the first franchise locations to make the switch.

“We’re pleased to offer outdoor pest solutions that keep properties safe from biting insects without compromising the safety and health of the property owners and their guests, pets or children,” Van Valkenburg said. “In Charleston, we have a lot of concern with midges and sand flies. These pests leave itchy and irritating bites that can last for days. Yard Patrol Pros Charleston wants to eliminate these threats so residents and tourists can enjoy all the outdoor activities we have to offer.”

Yard Patrol Pros is Van Valkenburg’s third HomeFront Brands venture. He also owns Window Hero Charleston and The Designery Charleston.

Van Valkenburg was awarded HomeFront Brands’ Top Producer of the Year for both franchise outlets at the franchisor’s annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, this past November. This award is presented to the franchisee who shows unwavering dedication to success and an unmatched ability to drive revenue.

“Being a multi-unit franchise owner with HomeFront Brands has allowed me to provide the Charleston area with a variety of property services that are necessary for improved living,” he said. “Yard Patrol Pros is a wonderful extension of that service suite.”

Yard Patrol Pros Charleston serves CharlestonFolly BeachGoose CreekHanahanIsle of PalmsJames IslandKiawah IslandMoncks CornerMount PleasantNorth CharlestonSeabrook Island, Sullivan’s Island and Summerville.

For more information about Yard Patrol Pros Charleston, visit https://yardpatrolpros.com/locations/charleston/.

About Yard Patrol Pros

Yard Patrol Pros, formerly Mozzie Dome, offers safe and environmentally-friendly protection against mosquitos and other biting insects. The company’s mission is to use the most effective standard solutions while sourcing all-natural treatment options to keep homes, families and properties safe. Yard Patrol Pros wants to give its customers alternatives so they never have to choose between mosquito bites and harsh chemicals. For more information about Yard Patrol Pros, visit https://yardpatrolpros.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, Top Rail Fence and Yard Patrol Pros – 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/.

24 03, 2024

Top Rail Fence introduces four Denver area locations at local home show

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Top Rail Fence is the fastest-growing fencing franchise in the United States and these four locations will be the first franchises in the Centennial State

DENVER — Top Rail Fence, the on-time professionals in fence design, quality, installation and service, will announce the opening of four Denver area locations at the Denver Home Show at the National Western Complex on March 22-24.

Top Rail Fence Front Range, owned by Tanner and Meagan Tom, will host a ribbon cutting at the home show with the Asian Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, March 23 at 3 p.m.

“We’ve always wanted to run our own business but wanted something that aligned with our interests,” said Meagan Tom. “Eventually Tanner was looking for a career change, and we felt that the support a franchising organization like HomeFront Brands and Top Rail Fence provided offered that change.”

The couple also wants to make a difference in their Denver area community by providing a service that allows homeowners to feel safe and protected while improving their yard’s aesthetics.

“I envision we will be a positive influence in the Denver area, not just at our Top Rail Fence location, but anywhere we go,” Tanner Tom said. “I want to provide the community with a great product and service while giving back to our community.”

Top Rail Fence South Denver owner Christopher Gragg will also use the conference to celebrate the grand opening of his location, and he hopes to create a legacy business.

“Top Rail Fence has provided me with the opportunity to own a business that aligns with both my personal values and business goals,” said Gragg, who has a background in managing internet sales for a major homebuilder. “In the time I’ve spent in the home building industry, I recognized the need for residential fences in South Denver and seized this opportunity.”

In addition to the grand openings of the Front Range and South Denver locations, Top Rail Fence Denver and Top Rail Fence Fort Collins owners Sean RafteryStephen West and Pete Montana will also be at the show to introduce their two locations that will open in mid-April.

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 Yard Patrol Pros. Top Rail Fence provides residential, commercial and agricultural fencing in a variety of styles and materials.

To learn more about Top Rail Fence Front Rage, visit https://toprailfence.com/locations/front-range/ and to learn more about Top Rail Fence South Denver, visit https://toprailfence.com/locations/south-denver/.

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 Yard Patrol Pros – to transform lives through franchise ownership.

For more information about HomeFront Brands’ current solutions, new business development, and franchising opportunities, please visit HomeFrontBrands.com.