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Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Of Dallas-Fort Worth Franchise Named As 2014 Franchisee Of The Year »

March 04, 2015 at 4:32AM PST | Source: Vanguard Cleaning Systems

SAN MATEO, CA - (Marketwired - Mar 4, 2015) - Essential Cleaning Concepts, LLC, a Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Dallas-Fort Worth franchise, has been named the Vanguard® franchise organization's 2014 Franchisee of the Year.
The Vanguard Cleaning Systems Franchisee of the Year is awarded annually to the franchise owner who provides exceptional commercial cleaning services for their corporate accounts. Established as a Vanguard franchise in May, 2012, Essential has enjoyed continued success and growth through the years for owners Darrell and Tracy Starks.
"Darrell and Tracy really exemplify the characteristics that make for a successful Vanguard franchisee," said Chris Gilliam, Master Franchisee, Vanguard Cleaning Systems of Dallas-Fort Worth...

Gary Cochran Opens TruBlue Total House Care In Orlando »

March 03, 2015 at 11:26AM PST | Source: TruBlue Total House Care

TruBlue Total House Care of Orlando specializes in providing complete house care, including maid services, lawn care, home improvements and emergency repairs.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 - At some point, every successful business owner steps back and asks, 'How can I serve more people and provide better service?' For Gary Cochran, the answer was simple, open TruBlue Total House Care of Orlando.
TruBlue Total House Care of Orlando specializes in providing complete house care, including maid services, lawn care, home improvements and emergency repairs. Opening TruBlue of Orlando all started nine years ago when Cochran opened his first business, Visiting Angels, which specialized in in-home senior care.
"Over all those years, we had many clients looking for referrals for housekeeping, handyman services, lawn care and other home-related services...

Harris Research, Inc. Outpaces Home Improvement Services Industry With Record Franchise Growth »

March 03, 2015 at 7:24AM PST | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry and N-Hance Wood Renewal Open a Combined 205 New Franchise Units in 2014, Positive Outlook Ahead for Both Industry Leaders
LOGAN, Utah - March 03, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Homeowners' quest to find cost-effective, convenient home improvement services has created tremendous franchise development opportunities for Harris Research, Inc.'s (HRI) two sister companies, Chem-Dry, the world's leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service, and N-Hance Wood Renewal, the national partner of The Home Depot for the refinishing of hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets. Combined, HRI finished a banner year of franchise growth, opening a total of 205 new franchise units in 2014.
Averaging more than 100 openings each year, Chem-Dry added 109 new franchises to its growing system of 3,500-plus units in 47 countries...

Dental Fix Awards 5th Franchise In The State Of Tennessee »

March 03, 2015 at 6:12AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its most recent franchise, in Nashville, Tennessee. Owned and operated by Brett Peaks, the signed agreement, Brett's second, and the company's fifth mobile repair van to launch in the State of Tennessee, is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched over the next five years.
"2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. "With the recent signing of Brett Peaks, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember."
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

Lynn Vanderburg Opens Local Caring Transitions Business »

March 03, 2015 at 4:23AM PST | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

In an effort to ease the burden placed on seniors and their families in making tough decisions concerning relocation choices, de-cluttering a residence, downsizing a home, preserving family heirlooms and organizing estate sales or online auctions, Granbury entrepreneur Lynn Vanderburg has launched Caring Transitions of Granbury.
Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 - Moving can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life, especially when it involves seniors transitioning to a smaller home or residential facility. Regardless of if it is planned, or unexpected due to the loss of a loved one or because of illness, relocating or downsizing can be challenging.
In an effort to ease the burden placed on seniors and their families in making tough decisions concerning relocation choices, de-cluttering a residence, downsizing a home, preserving family heirlooms and organizing estate sales or online auctions, Granbury entrepreneur Lynn Vanderburg has launched Caring Transitions of Granbury, a business designed to help Tarrant, Hood, Parker, Johnson and Somervell counties as well as surrounding area families through the senior relocation process...

CD One Price Cleaners And The Cara Program Partner To Break The Cycle Of Homelessness And Poverty With Donated Interview Attire »

March 02, 2015 at 8:34AM PST | Source: CD One Price Cleaners

Westchester, IL (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 - Chicago-based CD One Price Cleaners is partnering for the first time this year with The Cara Program to collect donated interview attire that will help give motivated individuals that have been affected by homelessness and poverty the chance to succeed.
All 33 Chicago-land CD One Price Cleaners began accepting donated, gently-used interview attire on February 7th and will continue receiving donations until March 24th. Skirt and pant suits, dress pants, blouses and shirts, and blazers and jackets are all being accepted. CD One Price Cleaners will then clean the items for free and prepare them for transfer to The Cara Program. These donated items will be used by individuals in The Cara Program when interviewing for jobs...

College Hunks Hauling Junk Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Gears Up For Franchise Growth »

March 02, 2015 at 8:00AM PST | Source: College Hunks Hauling Junk

Junk Removal Franchise and Moving Franchise Expects to Triple Locations and Quadruple Revenue in Next Three Years
TAMPA, FL - (Marketwired - Mar 2, 2015) - The "reality-TV-famous" company College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving franchise, has celebrated its 10th anniversary in business and is gearing up to triple its number of franchise locations and quadruple system-wide revenues over the next three years.
The franchise system started by two college friends in 2005 in Washington D.C. has grown from its humble beginnings in a beat-up cargo van into a respected national franchise brand with more than 1,000 employees throughout the country. Its growth is picking up significant momentum. In the first two months of 2015, the brand has added more new franchise owners than it did in the entire year of 2014, and it is expecting to have a record year as an organization...

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®: Prolonged Use Puts Heating Systems Under Pressure To Perform »

February 27, 2015 at 6:39AM PST | Source: One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

According to professionals at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, heating systems are more likely to fail during times of heavy use and stress on the system. What you need to know to stay warm.
SARASOTA, Fla. - Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - As cold temperatures stretch into another weekend, your heating system may be stretched too. According to Dave Borowski, Director of Technical Training at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning, heating systems are more likely to fail under two peak events, when they are first turned on for the season and during times of intense use. Because of the ongoing cold in recent weeks, some heating systems have been in use constantly. Many One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning locations have seen an increase in calls for service from customers dealing with heating systems or furnaces that have failed or are not working properly...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Reports Preliminary Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year 2014 Financial Results »

February 26, 2015 at 4:38AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

Fourth-quarter 2014

Revenue increased 8 percent to $577 million with growth in all segments
Net income of $20 million or $0.15 per share versus net loss of $18 million or $0.20 per share a year ago
Adjusted net income(1) of $32 million or $0.23 per share versus $9 million or $0.09 per share
Adjusted EBITDA(2) increased 28 percent to $114 million

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - February 26, 2015  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced preliminary unaudited fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results. The company reported fourth-quarter 2014 revenue of $577 million, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same period in 2013...

Coverall Celebrates 30 Years Of Clean »

February 26, 2015 at 4:28AM PST | Source: Coverall Health Based Cleaning System

February 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Coverall North America, Inc., a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning franchised businesses, today celebrates 30 Years of Clean, a major milestone that marks the company's 30th anniversary.
Coverall started in 1985 as a three-person company headquartered in San Diego, Calif. and is now a leading global brand in the commercial cleaning franchising industry. Over the years, Coverall's passion and mission have remained consistent: To promote economic growth and independence for a diverse group of business owners by providing franchised business ownership opportunities. Today, the Coverall® System supports more than 8,000 Franchised Business Owners in 90 markets through local Coverall Support Centers in the United States and worldwide...

Oxi Fresh 'Cleans Up' In 2014 - Experiences Best Year Since 2006 »

February 25, 2015 at 10:18AM PST | Source: Oxi Fresh
Oxi Fresh Opportunities Available

February 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Since its launch in 2006, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning® has been steadily becoming an industry leader, earning numerous awards and reaching important growth milestones. In 2014, the company experienced levels of growth and success unmatched in the company's nine-year history.
Recognized as one of the nation's fastest-growing carpet cleaning franchises, Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning opened an impressive 55 locations in 2014, which is more than the total number of new locations from the previous two years combined.
This remarkable growth wasn't restricted to the United States. In 2014, Oxi Fresh launched its international expansion plans and opened its first two Canadian locations...

Sweet New Dry Cleaner. Lapels Dry Cleaning Coming To Tupelo, MS »

February 24, 2015 at 7:31AM PST | Source: Lapels Dry Cleaning

February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // TUPELO, MS and HANOVER, MA - Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, will open a store and plant at 367 North Gloster Street in Tupelo, MS. An April 25 opening is planned.
"We are delighted to bring Lapels' standard of high quality dry cleaning and superior customer service to Tupelo," said Leah Richardson, who along with her husband Martin, own and operate Lapels Dry Cleaning of Tupelo. "Lapels Dry Cleaning has been very well received at the other Mississippi location in New Albany and we're confident of a similar result here in Tupelo."
Lapels has pioneered its eco-friendly dry cleaning experience over the past dozen years...

ServiceMaster Restore Enhances Business Solutions »

February 24, 2015 at 4:49AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

New Disaster Restoration Operating System Provides Real-Time Tracking and Enhanced Mobility
February 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // Memphis, Tenn – ServiceMaster Restore, a leading provider in emergency water, fire and mold damage cleanup and part of the ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) family of brands, announced plans to introduce a new, industry-leading platform for its national claims administration and job management. This new platform, called Respond 365, will begin rolling out with its franchisees on March 2.
"As the leader in disaster recovery services, ServiceMaster Restore is excited about this major innovation in how we manage our business," said Gary Bauer, chief operating officer, ServiceMaster Restore. "When a disaster occurs in a home or business, response times, process and visibility are critical for us, insurance industry partners, and home and business owners...

Coverall Of Omaha Support Center Relocates To Central Location »

February 23, 2015 at 6:33AM PST | Source: Coverall Health Based Cleaning System

February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. – Coverall North America, Inc., a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, has 90 regional Support Centers System-wide to assist Franchised Business Owners with their businesses. The New Orleans Support Center is relocating to provide more specialized service to Coverall Franchised Businesses in the area.
The support center has a total of 2 employees and will move from 14301 First National Bank Parkway, Suite 155 to 8467 Frederick Street, Omaha, Nebraska. Recognizing the positive impact of focused support and business development on local franchisees, Coverall seeks to optimize its support of Coverall Franchised Business Owners within the Omaha market.
Coverall's Support Centers are available to its' Franchised Business Owners as a resource to help them as they operate their independent businesses...

OpenWorks Announces New "Improving Facilities And Pleasing People" Brand Identity »

February 23, 2015 at 6:16AM PST | Source: OpenWorks

New Tagline Implemented to Address Customer Needs, Reflect Company Philosophies
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) February 23, 2015 - OpenWorks, one of America’s leading integrated facility services franchises, recently revealed the company’s new brand strategy featuring the new and improved "Improving Facilities and Pleasing People" tagline.
OpenWorks developed the new brand identity with 919 Marketing, the company’s marketing agency of record. The two companies worked together on a full scale brand repositioning program that included feedback from franchise owners, sales team members and customers. The updated tagline focuses on the organization’s two core value propositions as agreed upon by all three of those key audiences...

ServiceMaster DAK In Northbrook, IL Updated Their Website With A Responsive And Mobile Friendly Design »

February 23, 2015 at 5:39AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

ServiceMaster DAK has recently redesigned their entire website to be more responsive and help reach more users on mobile phones and devices.
Northbrook, IL (PRWEB) February 23, 2015 - ServiceMaster DAK is one of the longest running ServiceMaster franchises in the Chicago suburbs and they provide a wide variety of residential and commercial cleaning services as well as disaster restoration services to Northbrook, Wilmette, Glenview, IL and the surrounding Northwest Chicago suburbs. They have recently completed a total redesign of their website to improve the navigation as well as the responsiveness of the design to display properly on mobile devices. The navigation is better organized to help users more easily locate their individual service pages and their contact information to inquire about their services...

Dental Fix Awards 1st & 2nd Franchises In The State Of Utah »

February 23, 2015 at 4:22AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

February 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its two most recent franchises, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Owned and operated by Philip May, the signed agreements will be the company's first two mobile repair vans to launch in the State of Utah, and are part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans to be launched within the next five years.
"2014 was a record breaking year for Dental Fix as we sold 75 all-new franchises throughout North America," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. "With the recent signing of Philip May, I am confident that 2015 will be another year to remember."
Since 2009, Dental Fix has been the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America...

MaidPro Galvanizes Tech Leadership Position With New COO Hire »

February 19, 2015 at 10:34AM PST | Source: MaidPro

Boston, Ma (PRWEB) February 19, 2015 - MaidPro, a fast-growing franchisor in home-cleaning services, has recruited Christopher Chapman to join the executive team as it's next Chief Operating Officer (COO), underscoring the company's long-term commitment to leading the home cleaning industry with progressive technology and systems for both customers and franchisees.
Chapman is no stranger to MaidPro. Seventeen years ago, he and MaidPro's CEO Mark Kushinsky, co-founded ServiceCEO, a best of breed suite of field service software applications currently used by many of the best service companies around the globe. When ServiceCEO was acquired by SaaS solutions provider Marathon Data Systems in 2011, Chapman continued on as Vice President and Chief Evangelist for the ServiceCEO Division, helping thousands of cleaning companies and 60+ franchise organizations around the world to utilize state-of-the-art technology for improving their performance, efficiency and profitability...

New Caring Transitions Business Brings Senior Relocation Services, Estate Sales To The San Diego County Area »

February 18, 2015 at 10:49AM PST | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2015 - Carlsbad resident Dawn Lesicko is looking forward to starting a new chapter of her life as a small business owner serving seniors and their families through her new business, Caring Transitions of Carlsbad.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Racine Resident Wins Month Of TruBlue Services Through National Contest »

February 18, 2015 at 4:36AM PST | Source: TruBlue Total House Care

TruBlue of Racine specializes in providing complete house care, including maid services, lawn care, home improvements and emergency repairs.
Racine, WI (PRWEB) February 17, 2015 - There are few things more disheartening in the winter that looking out your front window and realizing how much snow shoveling or plowing has to be done before you can go to work. But after the first February storm, one Racine County resident got to crawl back under the covers.
Samantha Kupper of Racine recently won TruBlue Total House Care's national contest for a free month of services and TruBlue in Racine does professional snow plowing. TruBlue Total House Care of Racine owner Kelly Tanner actually saw that Samantha needed the services through a Facebook post...



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