Kitchen Tune-Up

31 05, 2019

June 2019: Franchisees of the Month

2019-06-04T11:07:11-04:00May 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Franchisees of The Month

by Jill Abrahamsen

Joel and Jessica Winters
Kitchen Tune-Up, Castle Rock, CO

Joel Winters knew he made the right choice in becoming a Kitchen Tune-Up® franchisee early on. He couldn’t believe the warm welcome from the Home Office team that he and his wife Jessica received when arriving for training. “It really spoke volumes about the company and the culture. This is a family-run business, not a cold, corporate machine,” he says.

Before deciding to invest in Kitchen Tune-Up in 2018, Joel and Jessica did their due diligence and explored options in different business sectors. “Nothing really excited us. But when we looked at Kitchen Tune-Up, Jessica loved it right away. I wasn’t so hot on the concept initially, but then I examined the details,” Joel says. “The more I looked, the more I liked. I love the fact that it’s a turnkey business, it provides a niche service, and the brand has a great reputation.”

A Family Affair
Dave Haglund launched Kitchen Tune-Up in 1986. His daughter Heidi Morrissey joined the company in 2003 and took the top spot as President when her father retired. Haglund developed the original concept, a “Tune-Up” that’s an inexpensive way for customers to get a new look in their kitchens (and bathrooms) without the hassle of a major overhaul. The company continues to offer the 1 Day Tune-Up in addition to refacing, redooring, new cabinets, Granite Tune-Up, organizers, and more.

Ramping Up
The Winters were busy within weeks of opening in Castle Rock, Colorado. “The company has a formula for success that works. If you follow it, you will make money. It’s as simple as that,” Joel says. “As soon as we activated our website, the leads started to pour in. The company has a well-executed marking plan. We met our initial 12-month goals in the first six months.”

The couple divvies up responsibilities by pulling from their strengths. “I’m an ops guy, so I take care of running the day-to-day business, which includes managing two teams of subcontractors who do the hands-on work. I tried doing some of the work myself and almost cut my finger off,” he jokes. “Jessica is a natural people person and works on sales and service. She really enjoys consulting with our clients and working on the design process. The best part for both of us is the ‘reveal’ at the end of a job. More often than not, our customers are overjoyed, and that’s a great feeling.”

A Welcome Change
As Joel and Jessica get ready to open a second location, they’re excited for continued growth. Kitchen Tune-Up has been a refreshing change for Joel, who logged more than 20 years in corporate America and had to wear a suit and tie every day. “I spent years building companies for other people, and now I’m investing in myself,” he says.

For more information, visit KTUfranchise.com.

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Franchisees of The Month

by Jill Abrahamsen

Joel and Jessica Winters
Kitchen Tune-Up, Castle Rock, CO

Joel Winters knew he made the right choice in becoming a Kitchen Tune-Up® franchisee early on. He couldn’t believe the warm welcome from the Home Office team that he and his wife Jessica received when arriving for training. “It really spoke volumes about the company and the culture. This is a family-run business, not a cold, corporate machine,” he says.

Before deciding to invest in Kitchen Tune-Up in 2018, Joel and Jessica did their due diligence and explored options in different business sectors. “Nothing really excited us. But when we looked at Kitchen Tune-Up, Jessica loved it right away. I wasn’t so hot on the concept initially, but then I examined the details,” Joel says. “The more I looked, the more I liked. I love the fact that it’s a turnkey business, it provides a niche service, and the brand has a great reputation.”

A Family Affair
Dave Haglund launched Kitchen Tune-Up in 1986. His daughter Heidi Morrissey joined the company in 2003 and took the top spot as President when her father retired. Haglund developed the original concept, a “Tune-Up” that’s an inexpensive way for customers to get a new look in their kitchens (and bathrooms) without the hassle of a major overhaul. The company continues to offer the 1 Day Tune-Up in addition to refacing, redooring, new cabinets, Granite Tune-Up, organizers, and more.

Ramping Up
The Winters were busy within weeks of opening in Castle Rock, Colorado. “The company has a formula for success that works. If you follow it, you will make money. It’s as simple as that,” Joel says. “As soon as we activated our website, the leads started to pour in. The company has a well-executed marking plan. We met our initial 12-month goals in the first six months.”

The couple divvies up responsibilities by pulling from their strengths. “I’m an ops guy, so I take care of running the day-to-day business, which includes managing two teams of subcontractors who do the hands-on work. I tried doing some of the work myself and almost cut my finger off,” he jokes. “Jessica is a natural people person and works on sales and service. She really enjoys consulting with our clients and working on the design process. The best part for both of us is the ‘reveal’ at the end of a job. More often than not, our customers are overjoyed, and that’s a great feeling.”

A Welcome Change
As Joel and Jessica get ready to open a second location, they’re excited for continued growth. Kitchen Tune-Up has been a refreshing change for Joel, who logged more than 20 years in corporate America and had to wear a suit and tie every day. “I spent years building companies for other people, and now I’m investing in myself,” he says.

For more information, visit KTUfranchise.com.

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13 05, 2019

Kitchen Tune-Up Kicks off 2019 with Robust Growth

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Kitchen and bath remodeling franchise exceeds all expectations in first quarter

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Kitchen Tune-Up, a national kitchen specialty company known for its five unique services, has exceeded growth goals set for the first quarter, breaking all previously held records for first quarter. From January to March, Kitchen Tune-Up added an astonishing 41 new locations to their map, positioning the brand for robust growth in 2019.

Kitchen Tune-Up’s impressive franchising achievement comes as a result of long-term investment in building its franchise system to support sustained growth.

“This year has already been monumental for our brand, and it is still incredibly early in the year,” said Heidi Morrissey, president of Kitchen Tune-Up. “Our growth in the first quarter has positioned us for success for the rest of 2019 and beyond. Without our incredible franchisees and their teams this growth wouldn’t have been possible.”

Kitchen Tune-Up prides itself not only on hard work and the ability to finish a project in 1-5 days, but on the Trustpoints, premier customer service, and family-like mentality business model. With over 190 locations in 39 states, Kitchen Tune-Up had targeted 30 locations for the first three months of 2019 and ultimately surpassed that goal with a total of 41 locations in the first quarter.

“With more than 30 years of experience to build on, people know that Kitchen Tune-Up is a business they can trust.We are using technology to create tools for our owners to work smarter, not harder.” added Heidi. “Our family-focus on the brand is also why so many people want to buy into Kitchen Tune-Up. You’re not only opening a business, you’re joining a community and we are excited to continue to add new members to our family.”

Kitchen Tune-Up is a company that has built its reputation on trust, top service and amazing results. The award-winning company has established itself as the industry leader with more than 30 years of success behind it. Kitchen Tune-Up is meeting the growing demand for homeowners seeking to update and upgrade the look of their kitchens throughout the country with its customized service and eye-popping results.

About Kitchen Tune-Up

Founded in 1988, Kitchen Tune-Up specializes in affordable kitchen updates. It is known for its multiple unique options to update kitchens and cabinetry.  Services include its signature one-day wood restoration Tune-Up, cabinet painting, cabinet refacing, cabinet redooring, new cabinets, granite sealing and storage solutions. Celebrating 31 years of business in 2019, Kitchen Tune-Up offers personalized service and incredible results that are structured around customer service Trustpoints to ensure a hassle-free experience from start to finish.

7 03, 2019

March 2019: Featured Entrepreneur

2019-03-07T15:02:43-05:00March 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Taking the reigns of the family business

by Jill Abrahamsen

Heidi Morrissey never planned on joining the family business. In fact, she worked as an elementary school teacher and ran her own home-based business for 11 years until her dad’s years of convincing persuaded her to join his enterprise.

Her father, Dave Haglund, founded Kitchen Tune-Up® in 1986 with the mission of giving wood surfaces a fresh, updated appearance. The tune-up is an inexpensive, convenient way for customers to get a new look in their kitchens (and bathrooms) without the hassle and expense of a major overhaul.

The business was an immediate success, and in 1988, Kitchen Tune-Up sold its first franchise. Over the years, the Kitchen Tune-Up system expanded to include cabinet refacing, redooring, custom cabinets, storage solutions, and more. Morrissey joined in 2003, taking on marketing and sales as well as a major rebranding of the company.
Morrissey’s leadership impressed her dad so much that she eventually took his place at the helm of the company. Her passion for the brand—and the franchise opportunity—has led Kitchen Tune-Up to be a major player in the industry.

“People don’t even believe it when I tell them about the ease and value of this opportunity,” Morrissey says. “Franchisees can run the business out of their homes and grow it at their own pace.” The company offers extensive training, including working with the home office team for the first 12 weeks, plus ongoing webinars and support. “We are here for our franchisees every step of the way,” she adds.

With more than 30 years in business, Kitchen Tune-Up offers investors a great opportunity with a well-known name. There is no carpentry background or heavy lifting needed to own this business, but an eye for design doesn’t hurt. “We are looking for partners who are self-starters,” Morrisey says. “Women are our customers and female owners have a natural connection from the start.”

For more information, contact franchise@kitchentuneup.com, 800-333-6385, or visit www.ktufranchise.com.

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Taking the reigns of the family business

by Jill Abrahamsen

Heidi Morrissey never planned on joining the family business. In fact, she worked as an elementary school teacher and ran her own home-based business for 11 years until her dad’s years of convincing persuaded her to join his enterprise.

Her father, Dave Haglund, founded Kitchen Tune-Up® in 1986 with the mission of giving wood surfaces a fresh, updated appearance. The tune-up is an inexpensive, convenient way for customers to get a new look in their kitchens (and bathrooms) without the hassle and expense of a major overhaul.

The business was an immediate success, and in 1988, Kitchen Tune-Up sold its first franchise. Over the years, the Kitchen Tune-Up system expanded to include cabinet refacing, redooring, custom cabinets, storage solutions, and more. Morrissey joined in 2003, taking on marketing and sales as well as a major rebranding of the company.
Morrissey’s leadership impressed her dad so much that she eventually took his place at the helm of the company. Her passion for the brand—and the franchise opportunity—has led Kitchen Tune-Up to be a major player in the industry.

“People don’t even believe it when I tell them about the ease and value of this opportunity,” Morrissey says. “Franchisees can run the business out of their homes and grow it at their own pace.” The company offers extensive training, including working with the home office team for the first 12 weeks, plus ongoing webinars and support. “We are here for our franchisees every step of the way,” she adds.

With more than 30 years in business, Kitchen Tune-Up offers investors a great opportunity with a well-known name. There is no carpentry background or heavy lifting needed to own this business, but an eye for design doesn’t hurt. “We are looking for partners who are self-starters,” Morrisey says. “Women are our customers and female owners have a natural connection from the start.”

For more information, contact franchise@kitchentuneup.com, 800-333-6385, or visit www.ktufranchise.com.

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