Horse Power Brands

9 09, 2022

Omaha-based HorsePower Brands Adds Colorful New Franchise

2022-09-09T09:45:31-04:00September 9th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Groovy Hues amplifies the expansion of rapidly growing company.

OMAHA, Neb.HorsePower Brands announced today the launch of Groovy Hues, a further expansion of its ever-growing portfolio of service-based franchise systems. Groovy Hues is committed to restyling the painting industry for both residential and commercial services. In addition to residential and commercial interior and exterior projects, the innovative franchise offers power and soft wash and gutter and shutter replacement and painting. HorsePower Brands remains on pace to hit its goal of building a portfolio of 25 service-based franchise brands and vertical integrations by 2025.

As part of the HorsePower Brands roster, Groovy Hues will experience heightened growth through utilizing the strategy and support structure that continues to drive expansion for the parent company. The new franchise will go beyond its competition through unsurpassed organization, execution and communication by leveraging the best products and technology in the industry.

“I believe the difference between success and failure is communication,” said Groovy Hues brand president John M. Pleiss. “Our service process sees customers experience a thoroughly established communication system, with easy-to-understand estimates that tell the customer not only how much it will cost, but also when we start and finish the job.” Pleiss brings proven leadership skills to the brand primarily through his experience in building and marketing telecommunication infrastructure.

“We see a massive opportunity for us to continue to develop and expand our existing service-based franchises with the addition of Groovy Hues,” said Josh Skolnick, co-founder and chair of HorsePower Brands. “Home and business owners are often challenged to find someone they can trust to get the job done right and puts their mind at ease. That’s what we do – improve the process with complete communication and maximum transparency for our customers.”

Groovy Hues marks the sixth service brand launched by HorsePower Brands since its formation in 2019. Both Skolnick and Zachary Beutler formed the company with a goal to sell franchises responsibly with the tools to ensure franchisees’ growth and longevity long term.

About HorsePower Brands

HorsePower Brands is a portfolio company comprised of service-based franchisors and franchise brands delivering first class customer service and experiences. Founded in 2019 by franchise veterans Josh Skolnick and Zach Beutler, the team was determined to disrupt the franchise industry to responsibly grow and support franchisees through a platform focused on operational excellence and accountability. For more information on HorsePower Brands and their various franchise opportunities, visit https://horsepowerbrands.com.

17 06, 2022

Taking the Reins: Horse Power Brands rides continued expansion

2022-06-17T09:05:30-04:00June 17th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Franchise system disruptor relocates corporate headquarters to meet infrastructure and talent scaling.

OMAHA, Neb. — Horse Power Brands, an owner and operator of a growing portfolio of service-based franchise systems, relocated its corporate headquarters to an expansive, 40,000 sq. ft., three-story building in the heart of Omaha’s central business district. This move now gives Horse Power Brands more than 100,000 total sq. ft. of office, franchise development and warehousing space across its three current facilities.

“People are joining Horse Power Brands in record numbers to be a part of this unique, entrepreneurial culture thriving on excellence as we build a portfolio of legacy brands. With this new office and investment in our infrastructural growth, we are also investing in the intellectual capital that continues to drive results for our franchisees helping them achieve profitability as soon as humanly possible.” – Josh Skolnick, Chairman and Co-Founder of Horse Power Brands.

Over 85% of Horse Power Brands growing population of employees currently work in the new office and with many of its remote and hybrid employees frequently visiting, the company needed the additional space to more efficiently collaborate and develop the next generation of home service franchise brands. This office expansion creates an opportunity to bring a large volume of jobs to the local Omaha economy and the company in the next twelve months.

“The new corporate facilities are just one step in preparation for our next leap of growth which will allow us to scale another five to ten franchise brands in next twenty-four months. It’s really fun to look at all the jobs and opportunities we are creating and so it’s not all about strengthening our balance sheets or the bottom line at Horse Power Brands, it’s more about finding the ways we can perform better and what we can do as a team to make our franchisees experiences better in terms of ROI and their time.” – Zach Beutler, Co-Founder of Horse Power Brands.

About Horse Power Brands 

Horse Power Brands is a portfolio company comprised of service-based franchisors and franchise brands delivering first class customer service and experiences. Founded in 2019 by franchise veterans Josh Skolnick and Zach Beutler, the team was determined to disrupt the franchise industry to responsibly grow and support franchisees through a platform that focused on operational excellence and accountability. For more information on Horse Power Brands and their various franchise opportunities, visit https://horsepowerbrands.com/.

27 05, 2022

Horse Power Brands Lights Up Facility Expansion

2022-05-27T11:27:35-04:00May 27th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Premier Lighting vertical opens integral new warehouse.

OMAHA, Neb.Horse Power Brands, an owner and operator of a growing portfolio of service-based franchise systems, has recently opened a 55,000 sq. ft. warehouse in La Vista, Nebraska to create a storage facility supporting Horse Power’s outdoor lighting vertical Lights for Christmas.

Lights for Christmas serves as the direct product and services support arm of Blingle, Horse Power Brands premier outdoor lighting brand. This new warehouse solidifies the supply chain for Blingle franchisees creating a direct source of professional grade products without waiting on extended global lead times, creating more efficient design and project implementations for clients.

“With over forty-three hundred pallet positions, twelve docks, and three stories, we house over $20 million of the best holiday, event and outdoor lighting products for our franchise business partners. It gives us a full scope on the management and inventorying of supplies year-round” says Lights for Christmas and Blingle Founder/President Mike Marlow.

Current plans are in development to create offices, product training rooms, a showroom, and future R&D labs. With rapid territorial expansion of the Blingle brand across the U.S., the need for such a facility is critical to ensure the supply of products and service offerings remain seamless and uninterrupted for both franchise owners and end consumers.

“As the Blingle brand continues to scale, Lights for Christmas can scale with them. Our new warehouse provides us with buying power enabling us to provide competitive pricing, product development as well as continued innovation for our franchisees for a long time to come.”

Since launching earlier this year, Blingle has awarded fifty franchise territories across the U.S. and continues to emerge as the nation’s premier exterior lighting franchise.

About Horse Power Brands

Horsepower Brands is a portfolio company comprised of service-based franchisors and franchise brands delivering first class customer service and experiences. Founded in 2019 by franchise veterans Josh Skolnick and Zach Beutler, the team was determined to disrupt the franchise industry to responsibly grow and support franchisees through a platform that focused on operational excellence and accountability. For more information on Horse Power Brands and their various franchise opportunities, visit https://horsepowerbrands.com/.

22 09, 2021

Mighty Dog Roofing Earns Prestigious Platinum Preferred Designation from Owens Corning

2021-09-22T16:47:07-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Tags: , , |

Top-Tier Designation Allows Franchisees to Join Exclusive Network of Contractors.

OMAHA, Neb. — Mighty Dog Roofing, a thriving roof repair and replacement franchise that recently awarded its 125th franchise territory, announced today it has achieved the prestigious Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred status.

Owens Corning, a market leader and industry standard in residential roofing, is the most trusted and recognized roofing manufacturer* in America.

“This is the most prestigious honor you can have in roofing,” said Josh Skolnick, CEO of Mighty Dog Roofing. “Owens Corning recognized how we hold our franchisees to the highest of standards. Impressed by our training, our AI, our drone technology and overall best practices as a franchisor, Owens Corning is providing our franchisees with Platinum Preferred status from the day they launch their franchise. This is hugely beneficial and we’re extremely honored.”

To be Platinum Preferred means Mighty Dog Roofing franchisees are in a league of their own within the very top tier of all contractors. These contractors are held to rigorous standards of professionalism, reliability and craftsmanship, ensuring customers that they are making the best choice for their homes.

“This is a game changer for Mighty Dog Roofing,” said Zach Beutler, co-founder of Mighty Dog Roofing. “Allowing us to offer the Owens Corning Platinum Protection Limited Warranties** through our franchisees across the country means more customers will receive the strongest coverage plan and have the workmanship covered for life.”

Owens Corning has invested time and resources into researching and evaluating Mighty Dog Roofing’s company processes. From finding training overlaps and aligning with their methods and values, Mighty Dog Roofing has proven and successful systems in place that guarantees every one of their franchisees is equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to perform at a high-level.

“We welcome the talented team at Mighty Dog Roofing to the independent network of Owens Corning Roofing Platinum Preferred Contractors,” said Owens Corning Contractor Program Leader, Michael Schneider. “We hold contractors to high standards, and Mighty Dog Roofing has proven they can meet and exceed those standards for the benefit of their customers.”

In just six months since launching development with Horse Power Brands, an owner and operator of service-based franchise systems, Mighty Dog Roofing has solidified themselves as a top-performer in the roofing industry in terms of craftsmanship, service and quality.

*2018 Roofing Homeowner Brand Awareness Survey by Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt, LLC.

**See actual warranty for complete details, limitations and requirements.

About Mighty Dog Roofing
Mighty Dog Roofing is a growing roof repair and replacement franchise, also offering innovative products and services for gutters, siding, windows, skylights and storm damage. Backed by three of the nation’s top entrepreneurs with over 25 years of combined experience in the construction, service-based sector and in franchising, Mighty Dog Roofing is endorsed by the nation’s top manufacturers and distributors, offering customers the industry’s best and most innovative products and services with the best warranties. Founded in 2012, Mighty Dog Roofing began franchising in 2020 after being acquired by Horse Power Brands, an owner and operator of a growing portfolio of service-based franchise systems. Horse Power Brands is the 1st parent company of its kind – built from the ground up by franchisees and franchisors, for franchisees. For more information on Mighty Dog Roofing and its franchise opportunity, visit https://mightydogroofing.com/.

11 08, 2021

Mighty Dog Roofing Awards 100 Franchise Territories in First Six Months of Development

2021-08-11T12:06:47-04:00August 11th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Roof Repair & Replacement Franchise Now Spans 15 States and Anticipates 200 Total Territories Awarded by Year’s End.

OMAHA, Neb. — Mighty Dog Roofing, a thriving roof repair and replacement franchise, has achieved a milestone of 100 franchise territories awarded – all within the first six months since launching development in 2021 by Horse Power Brands, an owner and operator of service-based franchise systems. The company says it will continue to build infrastructure to support new franchisees as the growth spurt is expected to continue throughout the year.

As of July 2021, Mighty Dog Roofing more than doubled its footprint and officially awarded 100 territories to 31 franchisees across 15 states. Of those, 90 are expected to be up and running before the end of the year, with the remainder scheduled to open in Q1 2022.

The services industry has seen significant spikes in demand, due in large part to consumers spending more time at home during the pandemic and finally getting around to needed repairs and upgrades. This, coupled with the deteriorating roofs built during the house boom of the early 2000s, is creating a particular surge in the roofing industry. That’s why partners Josh Skolnick and Zachery Beutler – both serial entrepreneurs who have grown successful franchises of their own – saw it as an opportune time to form a company focused on the service-based franchise sector. Their goal with Horse Power Brands is to sell franchises responsibly, as well as open them with the tools to ensure the franchisees’ growth and longevity.

“We knew it was the perfect time to acquire a roofing business due to the ongoing demand and need for the service, and we were right,” said Skolnick, who serves as CEO of Mighty Dog Roofing. “Not only has there been immense consumer demand, but we’re also seeing interest from prospective franchisees who already own other types of home improvement businesses looking to diversify their portfolios, as well as from people seeking entry into the booming industry.”

Over the next year, Mighty Dog Roofing will actively seek qualified franchise partners to grow in markets such as Cleveland, Denver, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Raleigh and San Antonio.

“We’re looking forward to the future with Mighty Dog Roofing, as well as adding more service brands to the Horse Power Brands, portfolio,” Beutler said. “Regardless of what is happening with the economy, services will always be needed across the country.”

For more information about Mighty Dog Roofing, visit: https://mightydogroofing.com/.

About Mighty Dog Roofing

Mighty Dog Roofing is a growing roof repair and replacement franchise, also offering innovative products and services for gutters, siding, windows, skylights and storm damage. Backed by four of the nation’s top entrepreneurs with over 25 years of combined experience in the construction, service-based sector and in franchising, Mighty Dog Roofing is endorsed by the nation’s top manufacturers and distributors, offering customers the industry’s best and most innovative products and services with the best warranties. Founded in 2012, Mighty Dog Roofing began franchising in 2020 after being acquired by Horse Power Brands, an owner and operator of a growing portfolio of service-based franchise systems. Horse Power Brands is the 1st parent company of its kind – built from the ground up by franchisees and franchisors, for franchisees. For more information on Mighty Dog Roofing and its franchise opportunity, visit https://mightydogroofing.com/.

6 04, 2021

Horse Power Brands Acquires Mighty Dog Roofing, Revs Up Franchise Opportunity

2021-04-06T11:34:52-04:00April 6th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Service-Based Parent Poised to Grow $1 Billion+ Brand Portfolio through `Responsible Franchising’.

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — Horse Power Brands, a newly formed owner and operator of service-based franchise systems, is on a positive trajectory with the recent acquisition and impressive early growth of its first portfolio brand – Mighty Dog Roofing.  Just six months into the investment, the company has awarded 40+ locations to its first 13 Mighty Dog Roofing franchisees across 10 states, and is on track to sign a total of 50 franchise locations by the end of the first quarter 2021.

Partners Josh Skolnick, Zachery Beutler and Erik Van Horn teamed up last year to form Horse Power Brands with a goal to improve the franchisor-franchisee experience and ROI in the service-based franchise sector. Skolnick, a serial entrepreneur since his youth, founded Monster Tree Service in 2008 and grew it into a multi-million-dollar franchise with over 225 territories across the U.S. before selling it to Authority Brands in 2020. In 2018, Skolnick took over Redbox+, a patented combination portable toilet and dumpster rental service turning it into a nationally recognized brand with over 285 territories.

Beutler was a multi-unit franchisee for Complete Nutrition and Color World Housepainting, and has extensive experience in franchise sales with 5 different brands and as Chief Development Officer of Redbox+ prior to joining Horse Power Brands. Van Horn has vast knowledge in franchising having been a multi-unit franchisee, master franchisee and area developer with brands including Sola Salon Studios, Amazing Lash Studios and Yoga Six, as well as being a well-known franchise consultant and franchise industry podcaster.

The trio, who crossed paths over their years in franchising together, plan to become the industry’s next major service-based conglomerate with a clear differentiator – active involvement in the operations and franchisee support of its portfolio brands. Horse Power is laser-focused on ROI by delivering systems, service and support, so franchisees can focus on sales and production to maximize monetization.  

“The standard practice in our industry has become a race to 100 units sold, often without sensible offerings nor a clear vision to actually open all 100 locations. That’s not success. We are focused on providing atypical efforts and services to ensure we not only sell franchises responsibly, but open them with the tools to ensure the franchisees’ growth and longevity,” Skolnick said. “This is what sets us apart and why we’ll become a portfolio of service brands with $1 billion+ in revenue.”

Mighty Dog Roofing was an ideal first investment for the group. Due to the housing boom that occurred in the early 2000s, many homeowners today are having to do their first roof replacements. In addition, recent winter storms in the South and across the country have wreaked havoc on homes, further driving demand to not only repair those damages, but install better roofing systems to prepare for the future.

Specializing in commercial and residential roofing, gutters, siding, windows, skylights and storm damage, Mighty Dog Roofing is an industry changer. Founded in 2012 by construction industry real estate expert Jon Sabo, a former U.S. Marine who remains involved in the business, Mighty Dog Roofing prides itself on leading with integrity, finding innovative ways such as drone technology to exceed the expectations of its clients. The company has longstanding partnerships with the nation’s top product manufacturers, providing customers with the best warranties.  

Utilizing vetted sub-contractors to conduct the work, franchisees have low overhead and are provided with technology and support that keeps operations seamless and simple. Mighty Dog Roofing is seeking single- and multi-unit franchisees across the country, focusing on Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Indiana, North and South Carolina. According to Beutler, ideal franchisees are “operations-based thinkers, those with management experience and who are optimistic.” The initial investment to open a Mighty Dog Roofing franchise ranges between $200,000 and $300,000, he said.

Sharing a goal to see franchisees open and grow successful businesses, Skolnick, Beutler and Van Horn said the formation of Horse Power Brands is the high point of their respective franchising careers.

“After awarding franchises, we have the means and experience to actually get the locations open quickly,” Van Horn said. “Seeing the franchisees open successful is extremely gratifying. Each of us have had years of experience as franchisees, franchisors, developers and consultants. We are where private equity meets operational excellence.”

About Mighty Dog Roofing

Mighty Dog Roofing is a growing roof repair and replacement franchise, also offering innovative products and services for gutters, siding, windows, skylights and storm damage. Backed by four of the nation’s top entrepreneurs with over 25 years of combined experience in the construction, service-based sector and in franchising, Mighty Dog Roofing is endorsed by the nation’s top manufacturers and distributors, offering customers the industry’s best and most innovative products and services with the best warranties. Founded in 2012, Mighty Dog Roofing began franchising in 2020 after being acquired by Horse Power Brands, an owner and operator of a growing portfolio of service-based franchise systems. Horse Power Brands is the 1st parent company of its kind – built from the ground up by franchisees and franchisors, for franchisees. For more information on Mighty Dog Roofing and its franchise opportunity, visit https://mightydogroofing.com/franchising.