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Ribbon Cutting Launches AdvantaClean Of Madison County »

August 31, 2015 at 8:11AM PDT | Source: AdvantaClean

The newly launched AdvantaClean of Madison County is definitely a Green family affair.
COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS (PRWEB) August 31, 2015 - Dad Phil, son Scott, and wife-and-mom Donna Green launched their AdvantaClean franchise business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 26, generously hosted by the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce, but the Greens had actually been fielding calls and booking inspection appointments via AdvantaClean’s National Call Center and website since Aug. 17.
The Greens have operated Green Home Solutions, an indoor air quality, home remodeling and HVAC company, since 2007, and are excited to add AdvantaClean’s Light Environmental Services™ to their offerings in a second family business.
“Seven years ago, I started learning about the building science/home performance field,” Phil, also a part-time instructor in the HVAC program at Southwestern Illinois College, explains...

OpenWorks Dave Hicks Discusses “Office Wars” On KCBS Radio In San Francisco »

August 31, 2015 at 7:05AM PDT | Source: OpenWorks

Company Helps Solve Conflicts of Office Cleanliness
PHOENIX, AZ (PRWEB) August 31, 2015 - OpenWorks Director of Facility Solutions Dave Hicks was recently interviewed on KCBS Radio in San Francisco regarding people’s thoughts on office working conditions. In the interview, Hicks discussed the internal office conflicts involving cleanliness and temperature settings, and the differing opinions along age and gender lines.
OpenWorks recently commissioned an independent national survey of more than 300 office workers aged 25-55. In his segment with KCBS morning show hosts Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor, Hicks addressed several of the findings from the survey which showed the most common disagreements among office workers...

Tide Dry Cleaners Opens First Location In Draper, UT »

August 31, 2015 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Tide Dry Cleaners

Franchise Extends the Tide Dry Cleaners Promise To Change Dry Cleaning For Good.
DRAPER, Utah - Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - LooLoo, LLC, in collaboration with Agile Pursuits Franchising, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Procter & Gamble (P&G), announce the opening of the newest Tide Dry Cleaners store in Draper, Utah. The Draper location is the first location in Utah, and the 30th Tide Dry Cleaners location nationwide, applying Tide's® 65 years of fabric care experience, GreenEarth® Cleaning technology and concierge services to meet customers' needs.
"We are excited to bring Tide Dry Cleaners to Draper and the surrounding communities. The quality, service and convenience of the Tide Dry Cleaners experience is like no other dry cleaner in Utah, and our customers in a very short time have grown to love...

Renew Crew Announces 100% Franchise Financing Opportunity For Qualified Franchise Candidates »

August 31, 2015 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: Renew Crew
Renew Crew Opportunities Available

Renew Crew is making it even easier for future entrepreneurs to buy or own a World Class Franchise of their own with 100% in-house financing program launch.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) August 31, 2015 - World Class Franchisor, Renew Crew announced today that the award-winning brand is offering a unique in-house financing opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners who would like to diversify their business by adding outdoor cleaning and protecting services to their current offering. The franchise is making this offer as it gears up to host the largest training class in the brands history this December 2015. “The outdoor market is booming! We have received several consumer research reports that state the U...

Dental Fix Van Number 200 Hits The Road »

August 28, 2015 at 11:04AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

August 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, has officially launched mobile repair van number 200. The fully-equipped van is owned and operated by Roman LaRue, who will provide dental practices in the northwest Houston, Texas area timely, on-site equipment service, repair and replacements.
“Our mobile repair centers are the focal point of Dental Fix’s business and this milestone is a true testament to the demand our owner/operators are meeting for the dental customers they serve across North America,” said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix RX. “When we sell a territory, our new owners are eager to get behind the wheel to begin meeting that need, and Roman is no different...

Chem-Dry Floor And Carpet Cleaning Franchise Expands Into 50th Country »

August 28, 2015 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

The largest carpet cleaning franchise in the world continues to succeed in new international markets.
August 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE — After successfully expanding into Bahrain and Trinidad & Tobago, Chem-Dry has now achieved a presence in 50 countries across the globe.
Chem-Dry is the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise, with 3,500 locations that serve more than 10,000 homes and businesses every day. With a proven business model and an eco-friendly process that is proven to remove 98% of common indoor allergens from carpets and upholstery, according to a study conducted by an independent air quality laboratory, Chem-Dry is finding success in expanding into new countries with wide-ranging cultural landscapes...

Merry Maids Rolls Out Lua To Connect Teams On The Go »

August 26, 2015 at 7:35AM PDT | Source: Merry Maids

The leader in the cleaning service industry uses mobile messaging to support its field teams.
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2015 - Lua, the leading mobile messaging solution for the enterprise, announced today that Merry Maids, a division of ServiceMaster with over 900 franchise locations, adopted Lua as its mobile messaging platform for improved connectivity across its staff.
“We are delighted to use Lua as it allows us to communicate highly efficiently while preserving client privacy,” says Donna Partin, the owner and operator of Merry Maids. “Our biggest differentiator from independent services is the integrity we provide and Lua allows us to maintain it.”
Lua provides Merry Maids with a modern solution for improving operational efficiency both in and out of the field...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Adds Extensive Video Library To OutdoorLights.com »

August 25, 2015 at 11:32AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives recently announced the addition of an extensive video library on OutdoorLights.com, the company’s national website as part of their ongoing commitment to educating consumers and differentiating the brand.
RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) August 25, 2015 - Jody Wetherill, Brand Marketing Manager for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives recently announced the addition of an extensive video library on OutdoorLights.com as part of their ongoing commitment to educating consumers and differentiating the brand.
“Video plays a huge role in a client’s selection process when choosing a professional outdoor lighting company. By producing a collection of high quality professional video assets, we’re not only able to position our company and franchisees as the leaders in the industry, but provide helpful tips and resources to consumers interested in or considering working with a professional outdoor lighting company,” explained Jody Wetherill, Brand Marketing Manager for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives...

The Maids: Simplify Your Back-to-School Routine »

August 25, 2015 at 9:41AM PDT | Source: The Maids

Cleaning experts from The Maids offer these tips to simplify your back-to-school routine.
(PRWEB) August 25, 2015 - The dog days of summer are coming to an end and soon school bells will ring. If the summer days derailed your housecleaning efforts, now is a great time to get back into a routine and get your family to be part of it. Before you find yourself dashing to and from fall events, simplify your routine with these tips from the cleaning experts at The Maids.

Keep it, or toss it. Back-to-school is a great time to purge old clothing that no longer fits, or has seen a little too much love. Have kids put on a fashion show to determine which duds to keep, and which to toss. Use this as an opportunity to determine what new items you need to purchase for the fall season...

Lapels Dry Cleaning To Open First International Location In Qatar »

August 25, 2015 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: Lapels Dry Cleaning

The future of dry cleaning comes to Qatar. 
August 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // HANOVER, MA and QATAR - Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, announced agreement with the Bani Hashim Trading Company to open 10 dry cleaning stores and one dry cleaning plant in Qatar. The initial dry cleaning plant will open in early 2016.
As part of the agreement, the Bani Hashim Trading Company will act as Lapels Dry Cleaning’s Master Franchisor in Qatar and will look to sell franchisee licenses in the country.
“We’ve long wanted to bring the Lapels Dry Cleaning to the world stage and the opportunity in Qatar was a very good fit,” said Kevin Dubois, CEO of Lapels Dry Cleaning and author of Entrepreneurial Insanity in the Dry Cleaning Business...

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise Thrives In Cities With Worst Allergy Rates »

August 24, 2015 at 7:51AM PDT | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Tests Show Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise's Cleaning Process Dramatically Reduces Allergens, Providing a Marketing Tool in These 10 Cities
NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwired - Aug 24, 2015) - Recently, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released its annual list of the Top 10 Worst Cities in America for Allergy Sufferers. Chances are the summer months and the early fall are rough for some residents in these cities:
U.S. Top 10 Worst Cities for Allergies

Jackson, Mississippi
Louisville, Kentucky
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Memphis, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
McAllen, Texas
Wichita, Kansas
Dayton, Ohio
Providence, Rhode Island
Richmond, Virginia

Source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Why does this matter to someone who is considering a carpet cleaning franchise? It's because Chem-Dry's cleaning process removes allergens from the home...

Zerorez® Announces Opening In New York’s Capital District As Expansion Continues Across America »

August 24, 2015 at 4:31AM PDT | Source: Zerorez
Zerorez  Opportunities Available

August 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Zerorez®, a national carpet and living surfaces cleaning franchisor, continues its Northeastern wave of growth, following recent introductions into Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh area) and Massachusetts (Springfield area) with its patented and “green” cleaning system. Superior cleaning results and strong franchise owners are key to the brand’s continuing success.
Over the past four centuries, Albany, NY has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York State’s Capital Region in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. Now, the area is also home to the Zerorez Capital District Franchise.
New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID), based in Albany, is the Zerorez Franchisee for this area, through its wholly owned subsidiary Choice Work, LLC...

Merry Maids: Cleaning Experts Share "Hack-to-School" Tips To Ease "Back-to-School" Transition »

August 20, 2015 at 10:23AM PDT | Source: Merry Maids

Five Smart Shortcuts to Help Families Organize for the School Year
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - August 20, 2015) - As summer comes to a close, there's an unmistakable energy in the air - a mix of excitement and anxiety felt by parents and students across the country as everyone adjusts to the back-to-school routine. However, this school year, Merry Maids, the nation's leading home cleaning service, is setting families up for an A+ year with its helpful "Hack-to-School" tips aimed to help everyone stay organized and ease the transition into the new school year.
"This time of the year can be stressful enough, and when you add in the chaos and clutter that comes with keeping everyone organized and on schedule, it can quickly get out of hand," says Paige Blomker, Merry Maids franchise owner and mom to her 7-year-old son...

Poolwerx On A Roll With Acquisitions In The USA »

August 20, 2015 at 5:22AM PDT | Source: PoolWerx Corporation

Troy Hazard, one of the world’s most in demand franchise and business speakers, has become one of the founding shareholders of the American arm of the world’s largest pool and spa maintenance network, Poolwerx.
Chandler, AZ, August 20, 2015 - (PR.com) - As a continuation of its expansion plans, Poolwerx recently acquired the retail and residential servicing and maintenance divisions of Vivo Pools, with operations trading as SC Pool & Spa Works in California, Crystal Tech Pools in Arizona and Citrus Pool Services in Florida. The acquisition adds 2 retail stores, a warehouse operation, and 40 more mobile service and maintenance units to the Poolwerx USA business.
“As part of my role on the USA board of directors, Founder and CEO John O’Brien and I have been continually scouting for new and interesting deals and this was the ideal next step for the business in its USA aggregation strategy,” said Troy...

Kitchen Tune-Up Advances Strategic Franchise Growth »

August 19, 2015 at 8:19AM PDT | Source: Kitchen Tune-Up

Award-Winning Founder and President Dave Haglund Leads Company into Prolific Expansion Phase
August 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // ABERDEEN, S.D. – The country’s leading kitchen and bath remodeling franchise, Kitchen Tune-Up, widely known for its signature one day wood restoration Tune-Up, announced today an extensive growth initiative to increase its U.S. presence by 50 units annually.
“From our humble beginnings in 1988, our family business has grown to more than 170 franchise locations and we have continued to grow - expanding by a robust 30 percent last year,” said Dave Haglund, president and founder of Kitchen Tune-Up who founded the business with his wife, Cindy. “But that’s just the beginning for us...

Inc. Magazine Ranks Window Genie Among America’s 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies »

August 19, 2015 at 7:50AM PDT | Source: Window Genie

Window Genie Ranks No. 3721 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 83%
August 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // Cincinnati, OH - Inc. magazine today ranked Window Genie no. 3721 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
“We’re very proud to make the list two years in a row,” said Rik Nonelle, Window Genie’s Founder and CEO. “We’re committed to improving ourselves every year, focusing on healthy growth strategies that will ensure success throughout the entire Window Genie system...

ServiceMaster Makes It A "Lovely Day" For Communities Nationwide »

August 19, 2015 at 7:44AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

"We Serve Day" Celebrates Legacy of Service in Communities Across the U.S.
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - August 19, 2015) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, will send a sea of blue across 10 U.S. cities this Friday, August 21. As part of the company's annual We Serve Day, employees will participate in volunteer efforts from Miami to Phoenix, all with a goal of giving back to the communities in which they live and work.
"Service is the heart of our business -- to our customers and the communities we serve," said Rob Gillette, ServiceMaster's chief executive officer. "It's all about giving back to organizations that help strengthen the communities where we live and work...

Coverall Named A 2015 Best Of The Best Top Veteran-Friendly Franchise »

August 19, 2015 at 7:13AM PDT | Source: Coverall Health Based Cleaning System

August 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // Deerfield Beach, Fla. - Coverall North America, Inc., a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, has been named to the U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) 2015 Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Franchises. The list highlights the top companies in a diverse group of business categories, ranging from travel to fitness, sharing a common interest in recruiting and training more owner-operators with military experience.
The magazine polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for this year’s Best of the Best evaluations. At USVM, the goal is to open up employment, business and supplier opportunities within the federal government and corporate America for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans, spouses and veteran business owners...

Married Army Veterans Open Window Genie In Fayetteville »

August 19, 2015 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Window Genie

After serving their country for 20 years each, Barry and Mazie Ellis set out to serve their community in a new way.
FAYETTEVILLE, NC (PRWEB) August 18, 2015 - Window Genie announces the grand opening of its newest location in Fayetteville, NC on August 24th. Local Army Veteran Barry and Active Duty Army, Sergeant First Class Mazie Ellis are the owners. Window Genie is a national home service franchise specializing in residential and light commercial window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Window Genie will service Fayetteville and the surrounding communities.
Before purchasing a Window Genie franchise, both Barry and Mazie served in the Army. Barry retired after 20 years of service and has since been working in IT...

September Is National Preparedness Month »

August 18, 2015 at 12:19PM PDT | Source: SERVPRO®

Disaster Recovery Specialist SERVPRO Says a Readiness Plan Is the Key to Business Continuity When Disaster Strikes
GALLATIN, TN - (Marketwired - Aug 18, 2015) - September is National Preparedness Month, an annual awareness event sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Disaster recovery specialist SERVPRO® says this is a great time for business owners to review their emergency preparedness and business continuity plans. SERVPRO points to startling statistics like this one to emphasize the importance of advance planning: according to FEMA, as many as 40 percent of businesses never reopen following a major flood disaster.*
"Business owners who think they are prepared for an emergency because exits are clearly marked and fire or flood drills are parts of the regular routine really need to take another look at their preparations," said Sue Steen, Servpro Industries, Inc...



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