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CD One Price Cleaners Extends Market Reach With Opening Of 3 New Franchise Locations In Chicagoland Area »

April 16, 2014 at 12:00PM PDT | Source: CD One Price Cleaners

Industry Leading, One Price, Same Day Service Expands to Deerfield, St. Charles and Broadview
WESTCHESTER, Ill. - April 16, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Suburban Chicago-based CD One Price Cleaners, an industry leader and franchisor in the $9 billion dry cleaning industry, is bringing its successful, value-driven, one price concept to three new markets in the Chicago area. Franchise agreements and store leases have been signed for Deerfield, St. Charles and Broadview, Illinois.
The largest dry cleaning and laundry operator in Chicago, CD One Price Cleaners has 30 franchise and company-operated "superstore" locations in the Chicago area. Since opening its first store in Lincolnwood, Ill. in 2001, the company has offered consumers a deeply discounted, one-price policy for all men’s and women’s garments and a same-day service policy (in by 10 a...

New Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise Opens In Helena, Montana »

April 16, 2014 at 8:20AM PDT | Source: Kitchen Tune-Up

Kitchen Tune-Up is now open inside the Sears Hometown Store in Helena, MT.
Aberdeen, SD, April 16, 2014 - (PR.com) - Kitchen Tune-Up, a national kitchen & bath remodeling franchise, announces the opening of a new location in Helena, Montana. The company specializes in affordable kitchen updates, and the business is located inside the Sears Hometown Store at 3120 Dredge Dr. A partnership formed between Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores, Inc. and Kitchen Tune-Up in 2013 as a way to provide additional services and create a one-stop shopping experience for customers.
“Kitchen Tune-Up is a great addition to our store,” said local Sears Hometown Store & Kitchen Tune-Up owner Sharon Kangas. “Our customers looking to purchase new appliances for their kitchen can also update their space with cabinet refacing, redooring, or wood restoration...

New Local Home Cleaning Service Business Opens Just In Time For Spring Cleaning »

April 16, 2014 at 7:35AM PDT | Source: Window Genie
Window Genie Opportunities Available

Window Genie of West Los Angeles officially opens for business on Monday April 21st. Brian Stocker and his team will offer window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more.
April 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // CINCINNATI, OH – Window Genie announces the grand opening of its newest location in Santa Monica, CA on Monday April 21st. Brian Stocker is the owner/operator. Window Genie is a nationally ranked home service franchise offering window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Window Genie of West Los Angeles will service the Westside communities of Bel Air, Brentwood, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Venice, Westwood and surrounding areas.
Before joining the Window Genie team, Stocker spent 20 years in corporate finance helping entrepreneurial companies develop and implement strategies for growth...

Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Of Northern New Jersey Celebrates 10th Anniversary Milestone »

April 16, 2014 at 5:48AM PDT | Source: Vanguard Cleaning Systems

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ - (Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - Vanguard Cleaning Systems® of Northern New Jersey celebrated its 10th anniversary. The Master franchise ownership team of Gary & Janet Gressler currently operate multiple Vanguard® Regional Offices in Central Pennsylvania, Northeastern Florida, and Northeastern Pennsylvania in addition to Northern New Jersey.
"The Vanguard® Master franchise has been a very rewarding opportunity for us ... and our entire family," said Gressler. "We're proud of what we've built and the impact it's made on business communities throughout Northern New Jersey."
"Gary and Janet have built a Vanguard® regional office that is highly valued by franchisees and local businesses for its service-orientation and reputation," said Mark Heisten, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc...

Founder Of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Franchise System Will Share His 'Lessons From Leadership' »

April 15, 2014 at 6:27AM PDT | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Franchise CEO Todd Hopkins Is Featured Speaker at Eighth Annual MidSouth Economic and Business Development Summit
UNION CITY, TN - (Marketwired - Apr 15, 2014) - Todd Hopkins, the founder and CEO of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Franchise, will be a featured speaker at the 2014 MidSouth Economic and Business Development Summit.
The eighth annual summit will provide an opportunity for area business, government and university leaders to learn more about executive leadership strategies. The conference will be May 13 at Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tenn.
"I'm going to share leadership lessons I've learned in the trenches of entrepreneurship," said Hopkins, who founded Office Pride while earning his master's degree at Butler University in Indianapolis in 1992...

COIT Awarded Highly-coveted Safety Award »

April 14, 2014 at 7:54AM PDT | Source: COIT

SAN FRANCISCO - April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - COIT Cleaning and Restoration, one of the largest specialty cleaning and restoration companies in the world, with franchises in the United States, Canada and Thailand, recently received a highly-coveted safety recognition award from Wells Fargo Insurance Services and Safety National, its workers' compensation insurance carrier - the Workers' Compensation Carrier Award - In recognition of achieving an outstanding safety record.
The company has been cited for its exemplary health and safety record. Safety National and Wells Fargo Insurance Services' award acknowledges companies whose corporate culture makes safety a "value system". COIT's safety performance in 2013 has demonstrated a commitment to its employees' welfare and is a reflection of the company's superior safety culture...

Maid Brigade Shares Four Eco-Friendly Cleaning Recipes  »

April 11, 2014 at 9:16AM PDT | Source: Maid Brigade

April 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Keeping the environment in mind as we clean our homes isn't always easy. In honor of Earth Day, April 22, ditch your ordinary cleaning routine for a new green cleaning arsenal that's safe for you and the environment.
"When in a pinch, we all go for the cleaners that are close at hand," says Marie Stegner, consumer health advocate and blogger for the green cleaning leader, Maid Brigade. "I keep natural cleaning supplies handy at all times. It's amazing that you can safely and effectively clean your home with everyday household items like olive oil, baking soda, salt, white vinegar, and lemon."
Below are Stegner's top green cleaning recipes to solve four common home cleaning challenges...

Dental Fix Awards 12th Franchise In The State Of California »

April 11, 2014 at 8:56AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
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April 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida – Dental Fix has awarded its 17th franchise of 2014, to Walter Courtney of Calabasas, California, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement, the 12th in the State of California, is part of an aggressive national expansion plan calling for 500 new vans in the next five years. With 86 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's gonna be another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix. "We are excited about Walter joining our franchise family and look forward to helping him grow."
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Las Vegas Jan-Pro Franchise Owner Wins National Award »

April 11, 2014 at 5:44AM PDT | Source: Jan-Pro Franchise System

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 - Jan-Pro, a leading global commercial cleaning franchise, has recognized John Santaniello as the Master Owner of the Year for his Jan-Pro of Las Vegas business. The accolade was announced at a recent national conference in San Antonio, TX, with hundreds of other Jan-Pro franchise owners in attendance.
John earned the Master Owner of the Year award by exceeding in categories such as franchise sales, packages sold, franchise cash collected, net gain growth, billing volume, compliance in reporting, and royalty payment. John also provides leadership, sound management skills, and follows the Jan-Pro operating system.
After being a commercial cleaner in the competitive market of Las Vegas for 12 years, John and his team see that the award is a reflection of the leaders as well as the franchise owners...

Oxi Fresh Franchisee Interviewed In Huffington Post »

April 10, 2014 at 10:41AM PDT | Source: Oxi Fresh
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Natalie Ehrlich Shines in Women In Business Series
April 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Phoenix, AZ - Natalie Ehrlich, the owner of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning of Phoenix, was recently featured in the Huffington Post’s Women in Business series. Created by Laura Dunn, these articles focus on the stories and challenges facing female business leaders.
"I was really pleased to be included," said Natalie, who is one of Oxi Fresh’s first franchisees, "and to be able to share my story and what I’ve learned over the years. I hope it helps other entrepreneurs out there."
The interview covers a wide range of subjects, from earning a doctorate as a single mother, the challenges and joys of running her own business, women who have influenced her life, and much more...

Dental Fix Awards 1st Franchise In The State Of Tennessee »

April 10, 2014 at 8:24AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

April 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 16th franchise of 2014, to Roger Roberson, and Joanne McCaa of Chattanooga, TN., Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement, targeting the Chattanooga, Tennessee market, will the be 1st van to launch in the State of Tennesse for Dental Fix, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 new vans over the next five years. With 84 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's gonna be another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix. "We are excited about Roger and Joanne joining our franchise family and look forward to helping them grow...

Local JAN-PRO Franchise Owner Wins Prestigious National Award »

April 10, 2014 at 8:11AM PDT | Source: Jan-Pro Franchise System

Greater Bay Area, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 - JAN-PRO, a leading commercial cleaning franchise, is pleased to award JAN-PRO Master Owner David Rhodes the Franny Award for 2014. David is the owner of two locations in California- JAN-PRO of the Greater Bay Area and JAN-PRO of Southern California. The highly esteemed accolade was announced at a recent national conference in San Antonio, TX, with hundreds of other JAN-PRO franchise owners in attendance.
Winning the Franny Award demonstrates that David operates the most successful office based on criteria such as net gain growth, franchise sales/packages sold, account sales, helpfulness to other Master Owners, commitment to staff development, and giving to the community.
"I have seen the quality of those that have received this award before me, and to be able to stand tall with them in such great company is truly something special," says David...

TruBlue Of St. Cloud Offers Total House Care Services »

April 08, 2014 at 12:13PM PDT | Source: TruBlue Total House Care

St. Cloud, FL (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 - Even in Florida, with all the rental properties and people who live in the state part-time, Jeff and Bonnie Brasure couldn't seem to find a reputable full-service company to care for their retirement home, while they were living in the Northeast.
So when the pair opted to move to Florida a little early, they decided to fill the gap and open TruBlue of St. Cloud, which just launched at the end of February.
TruBlue of St. Cloud specializes in providing complete house care, which includes maid services, home improvement, repair services, lawn care and more. TruBlue of St. Cloud serves St. Cloud, Kissimmee, Celebration, Poinciana, Lake Nona, and the southern and eastern parts of Orlando.
"We are a locally owned and operated business designed to help homeowners and business owners maintain their properties and their property values," Jeff said...

Lapels Dry Cleaning Opens At 12101 Bee Cave Road, Bee Cave, TX »

April 08, 2014 at 8:15AM PDT | Source: Lapels Dry Cleaning

The future of dry cleaning comes to Bee Cave. Lapels Dry Cleaning to open at 12101 Bee Cave Road, Bee Cave, TX.
April 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // BEE CAVE, TX and HANOVER, MA - Lapels Dry Cleaning, an innovative, environmentally friendly dry cleaning company headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, opened a new location on April 5 at 12101 Bee Cave Road, Suite 5A, Bee Cave, TX. The Bee Cave Lapels represents the third Lapels Dry Cleaning location to open in the greater Austin area (the first store opened in January at 9900 West Parmer Lane in Austin; the second at 1851 South Lakeline Boulevard, Cedar Park, TX).
Hours for the new Lapels Dry Cleaning Bee Cave store are Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm; Saturday 8 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, 12 pm to 3 pm...

JAN-PRO Is Awarded #24 Spot On Franchise Direct's Top 100 Global Franchises »

April 08, 2014 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: Jan-Pro Franchise System

Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 - JAN-PRO International continues to propel forward as they are recognized as #24 on Franchise Direct's Top 100 Global Franchises. This places them as one of Franchise Direct's top commercial cleaning companies in the world. JAN-PRO's most recent international developments consist of their expansion into Nigeria, India, and Peru. Future developments include the expansion of their commitment to leading edge cleaning technologies.
According to Franchise Direct, their analysts have compiled the Top 100 rankings from researching factors such as: system size based on unit numbers, sales revenue, stability, market expansion, franchisee support and training, and years in operation. JAN-PRO has moved up five spots from their #29 ranking in the 2013 list...

Earth Day Partnership Benefits Environment And Kids In Need »

April 08, 2014 at 6:43AM PDT | Source: 1-800-Got-Junk?

(PRWEB) April 08, 2014 - After seven years of working together to put smiles on the faces of children in need throughout New Jersey, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and Second Chance Toys are taking to the streets to increase awareness about their campaign in time for Earth Day. On April 12 and 13 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s blue and green trucks will be parked throughout the Garden State ready to be filled up with gently-used toys from local residents.
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Franchise Partner Drew Trautman explains the current campaign.
"Our partnership has typically involved us collecting toys from central drop-off stations and delivering them to the children. This year, with spring around the corner, we’re driving for more awareness about our charity by staging a 2-day call-to-action to the community to come out and fill up our trucks with toys...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opens A New Location In Northeast Atlanta »

April 07, 2014 at 11:48AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives is happy to announce that Chuck Rich has opened a new location servicing the northeast Atlanta, Georgia area.
Known as Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Atlanta Northeast, Mr. Rich and his team will design and install custom outdoor lighting systems for his customers, for home exteriors, landscapes and gardens, patios, decks, poolsides and all kinds of outdoor living spaces. They will service the entire Atlanta metro including the Conyers, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Decatur and Covington areas.
Chuck Rich is an Airforce veteran and former Director of the Eastern Region for Government Sales at WESCO. During his tenure at WESCO, Mr. Rich directed all government voice, data and electrical infrastructure business in the eastern region...

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Turns 25! »

April 03, 2014 at 5:49AM PDT | Source: 1-800-Got-Junk?

World's Largest Junk Removal Company Thrives a Quarter Century after Naysayers Warned the Industry Couldn't be Franchised
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The serial entrepreneur widely known as the pioneer of the professional junk removal industry celebrates a huge milestone this month: 1-800-GOT-JUNK?'s 25th birthday. In 1989, an 18-year-old high school dropout named Brian Scudamore invested his life savings - $700 - in an old pickup truck and went into business hauling away people's unwanted household junk for a fee. Today the company has recorded $966M in cumulative revenue and has a presence in major metros across three countries.
But a quarter of a century ago junk removal as we know it today did not even exist...

Dental Fix Awards 11th Franchise In Canada »

April 03, 2014 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

April 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 15th franchise of 2014, to Troy Patterson of Kitchener, Ontario, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement, targeting the Kitchener, Ontario market, will the be 11th van to launch in Canada for Dental Fix, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 new vans over the next five years. With 84 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's gonna be another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix. "We are excited about Troy joining our franchise family and look forward to helping them grow...

Office Pride Honors Doug And Chelana Snell For Best Customer Satisfaction In 2013 »

April 02, 2014 at 12:18PM PDT | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Respecting Customers, Employees Is Key to Good Customer Service at Commercial Cleaning Franchise
SPRINGFIELD, IL - (Marketwired - Apr 2, 2014) - Office Pride commercial cleaning franchise has recognized Springfield, Ill., franchisees Doug and Chelana Snell with its 2013 Customer Satisfaction Award.
The Snells joined Office Pride in 2012 partly because of the company's mission to operate based on Biblical principles. That set of values demands that everyone -- from franchisees and vendors to employees and customers -- be treated with the same respect. For the Snells, that means not exposing potential customers to high-pressure sales techniques.
"When we go out to bid a job, we don't use any high-pressure sales techniques -- or any sales techniques, really," Doug Snell said...



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