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18 02, 2020

Premium Service Brands Acquires Three Brands, launches into 2020

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Premium Service Brands has been recognized by the Franchise Times for their growth in the last 18 months. The Franchise Times named Paul Flick, CEO and founder, and his team at Premium Service Brands as winners of their 2020 Dealmakers Award, an annual recognition of franchises with outstanding growth. In the last 18 months, Flick has closed on three acquisitions of home services brands Maid Right, Kitchen Wise, and Renew Crew. With these recent deals, Premium Service Brands is launching into a new decade and blazing a path forward that is turning heads and bolstering growth.

Since July 2018, Premium Service Brands has acquired three new brands with a combined revenue of approximately $20 million. Each acquisition brings new franchise owners, new growth, and new possibilities to Premium Service Brands. The exchange goes both ways: these three new brands have benefited from a seamless integration into the technological systems that have made the existing Premium Service Brands companies – 360° Painting, ProLift Garage Doors, and Handyman Pro – successful. 360° Painting has consistently been ranked as one of the fastest growing franchises by the Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 and spent two consecutive years ranked as the #1 paint franchise.

For Paul Flick, this rapid growth is all part of the plan. “With our strong systems – like our intensive training process and specialized marketing team – we thrive in incorporating new brands and boosting them to success.” The monster growth of Premium Service Brands in just 18 months is a sign of a driven system with strong goals and an even stronger vision for the future.

The three brands – Maid Right, Kitchen Wise, and Renew Crew – were strategic additions. “We want to be able to offer wrap-around services to homeowners. Anything that provides an additional home service boosts our company overall,” Flick said. “Each of our brands is oriented around the same end user,” he added.

The Franchise Times will honor Flick and Premium Service Brands at the Franchise Times Franchise Investment Conference at the beginning of March.

About Premium Service Brands

To learn more about Premium Service Brands and their opportunities for growth and business ownership, visit www.premiumservicebrands.com.

30 06, 2019

July 2019: Home-Based Franchising

2019-07-02T12:21:03-04:00June 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

ON THE COVER

When Less is More

Phillip Howe finds the sweet spot for his Renew Crew franchise

by Jill Abrahamsen

As a Renew Crew fanchisee, Philip Howe enjoys more time with his wife, Kelli, and their sons, 10-year-old Cannon and 8-year-old Hunter.

Renew Crew™ franchisee Phillip Howe knows that bigger doesn’t always mean better. At one time, he owned a booming portrait studio. He loved the work but put in more hours than he wanted, especially on the weekends. Howe’s wife, Kelli, also had a demanding job, and the combination just wasn’t family-friendly. “Something had to give. One of us needed a more flexible schedule,” Howe says.

Between the changes in the photography industry and his lack of work-life balance, Howe looked at franchising as a next career step. “I knew I could run a business, and I liked the support system that comes with franchises. So all I needed to do was find a good fit,” he says.

Howe wanted a flexible schedule but not a huge staff. “There’s a ton of headaches that come with managing a lot of employees,” he says. So in 2002, Howe invested in Renew Crew and became the second franchisee in the system. The outdoor surface cleaning company rejuvenates decks, fences, patios, siding, and walkways at homes and businesses.

Renew Crew Truck

Phillip poses with his father and partner, Wayne Howe.

Originally branded under a different name, the franchise was renamed Renew Crew in 2012 when Outdoor Living Brands purchased it. “With the acquisition came more streamlined procedures, an investment in technology, and better marketing and support,” Howe says. “I couldn’t have been happier.”

Howe grew his Olathe, Kansas, business to four vans and eight to 10 employees, which he considers the perfect size. He could have easily continued scaling up, but explains that “it’s a lot easier to find 10 great guys than 40 great guys. You could actually make more money with a smaller crew. There are fewer problems and it’s easier to manage. Sometimes less is actually more.”

He has no regrets. “I haven’t worked for anyone since 1996 and never will again. With Renew Crew, I have the perfect work-life balance. Now I can spend more time with my family. Isn’t that what it’s all about?”

For more information, visit www.renewcrewfranchise.com.

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ON THE COVER

When Less is More

Phillip Howe finds the sweet spot for his Renew Crew franchise

by Jill Abrahamsen

As a Renew Crew fanchisee, Philip Howe enjoys more time with his wife, Kelli, and their sons, 10-year-old Cannon and 8-year-old Hunter.

Renew Crew™ franchisee Phillip Howe knows that bigger doesn’t always mean better. At one time, he owned a booming portrait studio. He loved the work but put in more hours than he wanted, especially on the weekends. Howe’s wife, Kelli, also had a demanding job, and the combination just wasn’t family-friendly. “Something had to give. One of us needed a more flexible schedule,” Howe says.

Between the changes in the photography industry and his lack of work-life balance, Howe looked at franchising as a next career step. “I knew I could run a business, and I liked the support system that comes with franchises. So all I needed to do was find a good fit,” he says.

Howe wanted a flexible schedule but not a huge staff. “There’s a ton of headaches that come with managing a lot of employees,” he says. So in 2002, Howe invested in Renew Crew and became the second franchisee in the system. The outdoor surface cleaning company rejuvenates decks, fences, patios, siding, and walkways at homes and businesses.

Originally branded under a different name, the franchise was renamed Renew Crew in 2012 when Outdoor Living Brands purchased it. “With the acquisition came more streamlined procedures, an investment in technology, and better marketing and support,” Howe says. “I couldn’t have been happier.”

Renew Crew Truck

Phillip poses with his father and partner, Wayne Howe.

Howe grew his Olathe, Kansas, business to four vans and eight to 10 employees, which he considers the perfect size. He could have easily continued scaling up, but explains that “it’s a lot easier to find 10 great guys than 40 great guys. You could actually make more money with a smaller crew. There are fewer problems and it’s easier to manage. Sometimes less is actually more.”

He has no regrets. “I haven’t worked for anyone since 1996 and never will again. With Renew Crew, I have the perfect work-life balance. Now I can spend more time with my family. Isn’t that what it’s all about?”

For more information, visit www.renewcrewfranchise.com.

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