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360clean Named To Inc. 5000 List Of Fastest Growing Companies »

August 21, 2014 at 10:27AM PDT | Source: 360clean

Three-year sales growth of 228% lands award-winning provider of a medical focused commercial cleaning service on Inc. Magazine's annual list of fastest-growing, privately held companies in America.
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - 360clean, the fast-growing specialized janitorial franchise best known for its specialization in cleaning medical offices, has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list. 360clean ranked No. 1812 on the prestigious national list, which recognizes America's fastest-growing privately held companies. 360clean's enormous growth makes it one of South Carolina's most prominent companies, as well as one of the most successful companies in the commercial cleaning industry.
In addition to medical facilities, 360clean's JaniMed® system easily conveys to other commercial industries...

ServiceMaster Employees Preparing For Ambitious Volunteer Effort »

August 21, 2014 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

"We Serve Day" celebrates legacy of service in communities all over the U.S.
August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN. – ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, announced that more than a thousand of its employees will undertake simultaneous volunteer efforts across the country in celebration of the company’s second annual We Serve Day on Friday, August 22.
Employees from all ServiceMaster business units will engage in community projects in cities and town across the United States, including Memphis, Tenn.; Dallas, Texas; Phoenix, Ariz.; Tampa, Fla.; Carroll, Iowa; Cross Plains, Wis.; LaGrange, Ga.; and Norcross, Ga.
"At ServiceMaster, service is more than just a responsibility and a commitment to our customers – it's the heart of our business," said Rob Gillette, ServiceMaster’s chief executive officer...

New Plumbing Franchise Leaps To 25 Signed Franchise Partners In Five Months »

August 21, 2014 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: bluefrog Plumbing + Drain

bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ Expands with Multi-Unit Franchise Partners in Related Industries and Independent Plumbers, Contractors
August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // TEMPE, Ariz. – bluefrog Plumbing + Drain™ is hopping to its annual goal by hitting a franchise milestone in five short months that some franchise companies don’t see for a few years – signing 25 franchise partners.
With a mission to become the premier plumbing and drain-cleaning service company in North America, the emerging franchise is well on track to achieving its annual goal of signing 60 franchise partners by the end of its first year.
"Hitting this milestone so early on is a testament to the proven systems bluefrog Plumbing + Drain was built upon," said Jeff Moody, vice president of bluefrog Plumbing + Drain, commenting on the 35-year history of its sister-brands Re-Bath and 5 Day Kitchens...

Dental Fix RX Awards Its 150th Franchise »

August 20, 2014 at 4:00AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

Florida-Based Dental Equipment Repair Company Reaches Milestone with Cleveland Mobile Service Center
August 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DAVIE, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair franchisor, announced it has awarded its 150th franchise, a Cleveland mobile repair unit, which is one of 11 agreements in Ohio alone.
Established in 2009, Dental Fix is currently the only on-site dental equipment repair franchise in North America. Franchisees use leading-edge mobile repair centers – or "rolling repair shops" –to deliver on-site services for dental-practice repair, and new-equipment needs in more than 27 states nationwide and two provinces in Canada. The service centers provide the largest mobile inventory in the industry...

Maid Simple House Cleaning Opens New Franchise In New Jersey »

August 19, 2014 at 11:57AM PDT | Source: Maid Simple House Cleaning

August 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - Set to open in mid-September, Maid Simple House Cleaning of Union County, N.J., will serve area residents of Linden, Cranford, Rahway, Elizabeth, Clark, and Roselle. Maid Simple House Cleaning is a maid services franchise created by the green cleaning company, Maid Brigade.
"I researched many different residential cleaning franchises and decided on Maid Simple House Cleaning because it was the best fit for my family," says Rebecca Otero, owner of Maid Simple House Cleaning of Union County. "The low investment, impressive customer acquisition program, and comprehensive marketing support made my decision easy. And the fact that it is a home-based business was the icing on the cake."
Before investing in Maid Simple House Cleaning, Otero was a litigation paralegal in a large New York City law firm for 17 years...

Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Franchise Ranked #4 In Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Less Is More” Low Cost Franchise List For 2014 »

August 19, 2014 at 10:38AM PDT | Source: Vanguard Cleaning Systems

August 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN MATEO, CA – Entrepreneur Magazine recognized the Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise as #4 in its 2014 list of "Less Is More" Low Cost Franchises. "The Vanguard Cleaning Systems franchise is a low cost option for independent business owners to own and operate their own business," says Steve McConnell, Vice President of Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. "We continue to see growth in the Vanguard® brand as more people recognize the value of this opportunity".
Vanguard Cleaning Systems Regional Master Franchises provide janitorial franchise owners with a solid program so that they can operate a complete office cleaning business. Franchise owners are offered support in starting their franchise and the local Vanguard regional offices continue to offer educational opportunities throughout the lifetime of their businesses...

Maid Right Of Williamson County Celebrates Grand Opening »

August 19, 2014 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: Maid Right

Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 - Larry and Pam Hubbard announce the opening of the Maid Right Residential Cleaning business for the Williamson County area. The Grand Opening ceremony will be held on August 20, 2014 at their 1728 General George Patton Drive Offices in Brentwood. Maid Right provides professional home cleaning and franchise employment opportunities to the surrounding Nashville metro area. This event will be hosted by Williamson, Inc., the Chamber of Commerce organization.
The combination of branded products like patented EnviroShield, the same chemical used to sanitize operating rooms, and a thorough cleaning regimen make Maid Right a leader in residential home cleaning. These cleaning processes were developed by their sister company JAN-PRO, an international leader in commercial cleaning franchising...

Dental Fix Awards 2nd Franchise In State Of Tennessee »

August 19, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

August 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 51st franchise of 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee to Brett Peaks, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Nashville market, will be the 2nd van to launch in the State of Tennessee, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 100 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been 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.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Merry Maids Franchise Names New COO »

August 18, 2014 at 9:20AM PDT | Source: Merry Maids

August 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Joe Chaves has been promoted to chief operating officer of Merry Maids, a franchise in which 8,000 cleaning professionals provide approximately 200,000 residential cleaning services in 1,600 locations each month. Chaves was formerly vice president, of franchise 0perations for sister company ServiceMaster Clean, a role he held since September 2012. Both companies are based in Memphis, Tenn.
As COO, Chaves will continue to build upon the positive culture of trust and respect for which Merry Maids is known among franchisees and branches. He is committed to maintaining best-in-class operating standards and overseeing Merry Maids’ highly profitable business model that ensures franchisees and branches realize a significant return on their investment...

Renew Crew Launches New Website Dedicated To Franchisee Recruitment »

August 15, 2014 at 7:21AM PDT | Source: Renew Crew
Renew Crew Opportunities Available

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 - Renew Crew, North America's most trusted choice for eco-friendly exterior surface cleaning and protecting recently announced the launch of http://www.RenewCrewFranchise.com, a new franchise recruitment website as part of a larger recruiting campaign to secure new franchise locations across the United States and Canada.
"We're excited about launching a website completely devoted to the Renew Crew franchise opportunity" said Stan Krempges, Founder and Vice President for the brand. "Through the site's step-by-step process, we are now able to really connect with prospective candidates and provide them the most relevant information."
At close to 40 franchise locations around the United States, Renew Crew is the only name in eco-friendly exterior surface cleaning and protecting...

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Ranks Among Top Low-Cost Franchises »

August 15, 2014 at 4:43AM PDT | Source: Oxi Fresh
Oxi Fresh Opportunities Available

August 15, 2014 // Franchising.com // LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, one of the nation's fastest-growing carpet cleaning companies, was recently ranked among the top franchises that can be started for less than $50,000.
Oxi Fresh was listed based on its ranking in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2014 Franchise 500®, which is determined using objective, quantifiable criteria such as system size, growth, and financial strength and stability.
With more than 250 carpet cleaning locations in 45 states and Canada, the startup cost to own and operate an Oxi Fresh franchise is $38,300-$60,100, which includes a one-time franchise fee of $32,900 and a full equipment package.
"Everyone at Oxi Fresh is proud to be associated with a brand that consistently ranks among the best in our industry," said founder and CEO Jonathan Barnett, whose company has sold more than 30 franchises since the beginning of this year alone and plans to add as many as 150 new locations over the next three years...

Sir Grout's President And Co-Founder Advises On Successful Franchising »

August 14, 2014 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: Sir Grout

Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 - Tom Lindberg, president and co-founder of Sir Grout, world-leading hard surface restoration company, was a guest recently on BlogTalkRadio's podcast Franchise Friday. Mr. Lindberg discussed Sir Grout's successful franchise business model with host Brendan Major on June 27.
Mr. Lindberg was on the Entrepreneur's Source-powered show to tell listeners about his unique transition from the corporate CPG world to entrepreneurship and franchising. He also talked about the role new technologies have on Sir Grout's everyday business when offering customers one-of-a-kind services, such as stone cleaning and color enhancement.
Mr. Lindberg, a veteran of the corporate world, spent nearly 20 years in the consumer automotive aftermarket business...

Dental Fix Awards 3rd Franchise In State Of Arizona »

August 14, 2014 at 4:02AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix
Dental Fix Opportunities Available

August 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 50th franchise of 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona, to Rich Hewitt, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Phoenix, Arizona market, will be the 3rd van to launch in the State of Arizona, and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 99 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been 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.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

Men In Kilts Launches In The Okanagan Valley »

August 11, 2014 at 8:57AM PDT | Source: Men in Kilts

Kelowna, BC (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 - Men In Kilts Kelowna opens for business Friday August 15th, 2014 and will be the eleventh location to open since franchising began in 2010 and the third in the province of BC. The franchise will service the communities of Kelowna, Westbank, Vernon, Penticton, Osoyoos, Summerland, Grand Forks and Oliver and offer Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, Siding Cleaning, Pressure Washing and Snow Removal services to residential and commercial customers.
Franchise Owners Gareth Rider and Stacey Steele transitioned into the window cleaning business after spotting their very first tartan truck. Gareth says, "Throughout our research into franchises, Men In Kilts kept showing up in our searches. We read a lot of reviews about the franchising opportunities in various publications across North America...

Long-Time Pittsburgh Businessman Purchases Enviro-Master Franchise Resale From Pat Swisher »

August 11, 2014 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: Enviro-Master

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 - Pat Swisher, Founder & CEO of Enviro-Master and considered to be the founder of the Hygiene Industry, welcomes entrepreneur Arnold Zlotnik, who purchased the Pittsburgh, PA Enviro-Master franchise resale opportunity. The Enviro-Master of Pittsburgh franchise is actively operating, and Mr. Zlotnik reports that Bryan Beggarly rejoins the organization as Director of Sales and Operations.
U.S. franchise growth has been rapid to include: Orlando, San Antonio, Greensboro, Raleigh, Greenville, Tampa, Houston, St. Louis, Nashville, Detroit, Jacksonville, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Chicago, Atlanta East and West, Dallas/Fort Worth, Mobile, Omaha, as well as the Pittsburgh resale.
Pittsburgh native Arnold Zlotnik, a resident of Fox Chapel, brings extensive experience with running and expanding a well-respected family business, as President of the Pestco Group...

911 Restoration Adds Franchises Nationwide »

August 07, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: 911 Restoration™

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 - 911 Restoration, America’s fastest growing water damage and disaster restoration franchise, announced today it was adding new franchises in five new states, 11 new locations in the United States, and one new location in Canada. The company is expanding to franchises in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Michigan, and Nevada while adding new locations in Douglas and Gwinnett-Forsyth, Georgia. In Canada, 911 Restoration will be expanding to Durham Region that will cover the Toronto area.
911 Restoration’s new franchise partners will initially focus their attention on Metro Detroit, Milwaukee, Louisville, and Las Vegas. The grandfather son franchisee team of the La Fontaines will be bringing 911 Restoration’s signature restoration service to the entire state of New Hampshire with five new locations...

Kitchen Tune-Up Announces New Granite Sealing Service »

August 06, 2014 at 4:23AM PDT | Source: Kitchen Tune-Up

August 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // Aberdeen, SD – Kitchen Tune-Up, the #1 franchise in kitchen & bath remodeling, is announcing the addition of a new service for consumers; the Granite Tune-Up. The Granite Tune-Up is a maintenance service that includes a 3-step process to clean, seal, and polish granite countertops.
"For over a decade, granite has continued to be a popular choice for countertops," said Kitchen Tune-Up Founder & President, Dave Haglund. "We have added the Granite Tune-Up as a way for our clients to protect their investment in natural stone."
The new service can be completed in only a few hours, or added to any of Kitchen Tune-Up’s four core services. "Regular care is important to help granite countertops maintain their beauty and luster...

Pat Swisher Announces Enviro-Master Franchise Launch In Mobile, Alabama »

August 05, 2014 at 5:53AM PDT | Source: Enviro-Master

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 - Enviro-Master, recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a Top New Franchise for 2014, welcomes its newest Mobile, Alabama franchise location to its fast-growing franchise that redefines clean. After a comprehensive 10-month investigation of high quality/high return franchise opportunities, the Blevins’ purchased their dream territory from Pat Swisher, President and CEO of Charlotte, NC-based Enviro-Master and considered to be the founder of the Hygiene Industry. Mike and Beth Blevins are relocating from Southwest Georgia to the Gulf Coast, where they have enjoyed many vacations and have family in the area. The hub of their business will be located in Daphne on the outskirts of Mobile. Enviro-Master will serve restaurants, businesses and organizations throughout Mobile to include counties along the Gulf Coast from Gulfport, Mississippi to just past Destin, Florida...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Reports Preliminary Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results »

August 05, 2014 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available


Revenue increased 8 percent to $683 million, with growth in each reportable segment
Net income of $40 million or $0.44 per diluted share versus a loss of $510 million or $5.52 per diluted share
Adjusted net income1 of $52 million or $0.56 per diluted share versus $24 million or $0.26 per diluted share
Adjusted EBITDA2 increased 32 percent or $41 million to $171 million, with growth in each reportable segment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - August 04, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced preliminary unaudited second-quarter 2014 results. The company reported second-quarter 2014 revenue of $683 million, an increase of 8 percent compared to the same period in 2013...

Paul Davis' Laura L. Ferrante, Esq. Named Among Jacksonville Business Journal's Women Of Influence »

August 04, 2014 at 6:08AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

August 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, Fla - Laura L. Ferrante, Esq., Corporate Legal Counsel for Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., has been named among Jacksonville Business Journal's Women of Influence 2014. Ferrante was recognized along with 27 honorees who have attained milestone career achievements and involvement in business, nonprofits and the public sector throughout northeast Florida. The awards luncheon will be held on August 28 at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Fla.
Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., is a national franchise company and leading provider of fire and water damage clean up and restoration services for residential and commercial properties.
Nominated by Malcolm Stone, Paul Davis' Director of Marketing and Communications, Ferrante's recognition was based on an online submission outlining the businesswoman's professional, civic, and personal accomplishments...



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