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Kitchen Tune-Up Recognized For Success In 2015 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List »

January 26, 2015 at 4:45AM PST | Source: Kitchen Tune-Up

Kitchen Tune-Up Franchise Ranked #1 in the Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Category
Aberdeen, SD - January 25, 2015 - (PR.com) - Entrepreneur Magazine recognized Kitchen Tune-Up as #1 in the category of Kitchen & Bath Remodeling in its annual Franchise 500® list of the top franchises in the world. It is the 21st year that the Kitchen Tune-Up franchise system has received the #1 in category ranking.
Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list is the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking based on objective, quantifiable measures of success. The most important factors include financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. Only franchise companies that supply full Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs) or Canadian Disclosure documents and whose information is verified by Entrepreneur can receive a listing...

Filta Announces Chief Business Development Officer »

January 26, 2015 at 4:37AM PST | Source: Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) January 25, 2015 - The Filta Group, Inc announced today that Keith Segrue is joining Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions in the newly created position of Chief Business Development Officer.
Segrue, who has a long history in the Restaurant Service sector having driven growth for EcoLab and headed sales for Nasdaq listed Swisher Hygiene, Inc., starts with Filta in January 2015.
"We are delighted to have Keith join us as we continue to grow and develop national accounts for our Franchise Owners," said Victor Clewes, Chairman of The Filta Group. "His knowledge and depth of experience will be an asset for the entire business."
Segrue will coordinate strategic sales planning, program development and national account development for the business...

National Property Inspections Named A Top Franchise Opportunity Of 2015 »

January 23, 2015 at 9:00AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

NPI is featured on Franchise Gator's Top 100 list
January 23, 2015 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to announce its inclusion on Franchise Gator's new list of Top 100 Franchises of 2015. Franchise Gator is one of the largest franchise and business opportunity directories in North America.
Franchise Gator's Top 100 Franchises of 2015 were carefully selected by measuring the quality of a franchise system over time. The rankings are based on a formula created from various parts of a franchisor's franchise disclosure document (FDD) and focus on financial stability, growth, transparency, engagement, continuity and sustainability...

Dental Fix Awards 4th Franchise In The State Of Tennessee »

January 22, 2015 at 5:55AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

January 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the signing of its first franchise for the greater Knoxville, TN area. Owned and operated by Joe Mawhinney, the signed agreement will be the fourth mobile repair van for the state of Tennessee and is a part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 500 all-new vans 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 Joe Mawhinney, 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...

Chem-Dry Carpet & Tile Franchise Expands Into Spain »

January 22, 2015 at 4:35AM PST | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry Floor Cleaning Franchise Now Operating in Over 46 Countries
MADRID, SPAIN - (Marketwired - Jan 22, 2015) - The Chem-Dry floor cleaning franchise system, which has more than 4,200 franchise units worldwide, is expanding into Spain. Chem-Dry has partnered with José Lourenço to bring the world's largest floor cleaning franchise to Spain.
Lourenço will serve as Chem-Dry's master franchisee, operating the brand, training and supporting entrepreneurs as they start and expand locally-owned Chem-Dry operations throughout the country.
"Chem-Dry is an international brand that has proven itself for nearly 40 years," Lourenço says. "When you start a Chem-Dry, you are not just starting a small neighborhood business - you become part of something much bigger, which has many advantages...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. Files Registration Statement For Secondary Offering Of Common Stock »

January 22, 2015 at 4:28AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Jan. 22, 2015 - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) (the "Company") announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed secondary offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock by certain stockholders of the Company, including investment funds sponsored by, or affiliated with, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC. In connection with the offering, the selling stockholders will grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to 3,750,000 additional shares of common stock. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the proposed secondary offering. The proposed secondary offering will be made only by means of a prospectus...

Merry Maids Inspires Americans To Get Their Blood Pumping And Their Hearts Healthy With A Push Of A Vacuum »

January 21, 2015 at 11:46AM PST | Source: Merry Maids

Merry Maids Partners With the American Heart Association to Raise Awareness and Funds for the Fight Against Heart Disease
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - January 21, 2015) - This February, Merry Maids, the nation's leading home cleaning company and part of the ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) family of brands, is encouraging consumers to "get moving, start cleaning and be heart healthy" by showing some love to their homes and to themselves through the physical activity of cleaning. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), one of the best ways to reduce the risk of heart disease is through regular physical activity, which provides multiple benefits for women, including: stress and tension relief, increased immunity, prevention and management of high blood pressure, as well as a 30-40 percent reduction of coronary heart disease...

Servpro® Celebrates 6th Consecutive Year On Entrepreneur's Top 10 Franchise List »

January 21, 2015 at 5:44AM PST | Source: Servpro Industries

Cleanup and Restoration Franchisor Stands Strong in the #7 Position in the 2015 Franchise 500 Rankings
GALLATIN, TN - (Marketwired - Jan 20, 2015) - Servpro®, a cleanup and restoration franchise company, maintains its hold on the No. 7 spot overall -- out of a group of 927 franchises that qualified for inclusion in the list -- in the recently announced 2015 Franchise 500 rankings* from Entrepreneur magazine. This recognition marks the sixth consecutive year Entrepreneur has included the company in its Top 10 list and the 12th consecutive year Servpro has earned the top spot on the magazine's list in its own industry -- Restoration Services.
Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 selection process** uses "objective, quantifiable measures of a franchise operation" to help would-be entrepreneurs identify franchise investment opportunities...

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services Opens In Sarasota Florida »

January 21, 2015 at 5:19AM PST | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) January 20, 2015 - Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, one of the most advanced cleaning franchises in the U.S., is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of their newest franchise office in Sarasota, Florida, serving Sarasota and Manatee County and surrounding areas.
Owners Ray and Natasha Dick will provide routine commercial cleaning and janitorial services delivered in a professional and consistent manner to businesses in the community.
"We offer complete commercial cleaning services and are total floor care experts" says Ray. "Our cleaners are background checked, uniformed, insured, bonded and OSHA trained. We use Office Pride’s unique Color Coded Cleaning System to eliminate cross-contamination between restrooms and other areas and we use Green Seal™ certified cleaning products...

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Service Ranked As A Top Franchise By Franchise Business Review »

January 21, 2015 at 4:41AM PST | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Office Pride Ranked Fifth Categorically in 2015 Top 200 List
FRANKLIN, IN - (Marketwired - Jan 19, 2015) - Franchise Business Review, a franchise market research firm, announced that Office Pride joins the elite companies earning a spot in their annual Top 200 Franchise Companies List. The list, entitled The Best of the Best, Top 200 Franchise Systems List for 2015, ranked hundreds of participating franchise companies by their overall levels of franchise owner satisfaction.
Office Pride was ranked fifth in cleaning and maintenance services. There are an estimated 77 billion square feet of commercial floor space in the United States and a potential commercial cleaning market of $115 billion, according to Marketdata Enterprises Inc...

Steamatic, Inc. Introduces New Director Of Franchise Development »

January 20, 2015 at 9:53AM PST | Source: Steamatic

January 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // Fort Worth, TX - Steamatic, Inc., an international leader in restoration and cleaning services, is excited to announce that Bill Helton has been named Director of Franchise Development. In his role, Helton will be in charge of recruiting and securing new Steamatic franchisees. Prior to joining Steamatic, Helton spent 15 years in the franchising industry as both a franchisee and franchisor. Most recently, Bill served in a similar role for another restoration provider.
"It's an exciting time of growth for Steamatic, and the addition of a new Director of Franchise Development is a vital part of our franchise expansion plan. We are very pleased to have Bill join us in this key leadership role...

Dental Fix RX Launches Eight All-New Franchise Locations »

January 20, 2015 at 9:14AM PST | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, announces eight all-new mobile repair franchises in just two months.
January 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie, Fla. – Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, is proud to announce the launch of eight all-new mobile repair franchises nationwide. Since December, 2014, Dental Fix has been working toward having each new franchise owner trained and launched in their respective Washington, Virginia, Texas, Ohio, and Arizona territories by the end of January, 2015.
"2014 ended with a bang for Dental Fix and given the already rapid growth in the very few days of 2015, we're looking forward to moving even closer to our goal of operating 500 locations within the next five years," said Scott Mortier, vice president of business development for Dental Fix...

Jantize America Expands Into Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania »

January 16, 2015 at 5:54AM PST | Source: Jantize

Local Businessmen Paul Kliewer purchase the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania area development franchise rights from Jantize America, an emerging Charlotte NC Franchisor 
LEHIGH VALLEY, PA - January 16, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ - Jantize America, the emerging franchisor of commercial cleaning services, has continued its expansion with the sale of the area development rights to the Pennsylvania, "PA" territory to local professionals Paul Kliewer. The sale brings promising expansion into major markets and unparalleled corporate support for the Jantize area developers.
"With the right candidate Paul Kliewer, we are ready to expand into Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania", says Paul Dorsey of Jantize America. While Paul's background in Sales, Sales management, & Advertising will make him a great fit in interviewing, awarding, and supporting the local unit franchisees...

CRDN Celebrates 10 Years Of Service To More Than 18,000 Canadian Families »

January 14, 2015 at 5:28AM PST | Source: CRDN

January 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // Berkley, Mich. - In conjunction with its 10th anniversary in Canada, CRDN (Certified Restoration Drycleaning Network, a restoration franchise organization) has announced that it has surpassed 18,000 families it has assisted across Canada.
"We are very proud and honored to have been trusted to help so many families in their time of need," said Wayne Wudyka, CRDN's founder and CEO. "When a disaster strikes a home, whether a fire, flood or other damage, basic needs become a priority - food, shelter and clothing - and that's where CRDN comes into the story."
CRDN focuses on one of these important components - garments and other fabric items - that also is very valuable. In fact, Canadians spend tens of billions of dollars on clothing, shoes, leather goods, luggage and other household soft goods...

Sir Grout Ranks On Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 List For The Fifth Consecutive Year »

January 14, 2015 at 4:10AM PST | Source: Sir Grout

Sir Grout is recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine on its 2015 Franchise 500 list for its continued success as an outstanding franchise.
Alpharetta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 13, 2015 - As a result of its hard work and constant growth, Sir Grout, the renowned hard surface restoration company, has found itself on Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 list for the fifth year running. Sir Grout was the only company in the tile and grout or stone industry to be selected for the list.
When creating its Franchise 500 list, Entrepreneur Magazine takes into account a wide array of elements. Subjective factors (e.g. employee satisfaction) are not considered; only objective factors such as financial stability and strength, growth rate, how long the company has existed, when the company started franchising, and startup costs are taken into account...

SERVPRO Of Providence Recently Presented A Check For $2,500 To The Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition »

January 14, 2015 at 4:00AM PST | Source: Servpro Industries

SERVPRO of Providence organized a social media campaign, which raised $2,500 for the Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition.
Providence, RI (PRWEB) January 13, 2015 - During the month of October, SERVPRO of Providence organized a social media campaign in which for every "like" they received to its Facebook page, SERVPRO would donate $5 to the Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition. The campaign finished with 148 new likes, totaling a donation of $740. However, Frank Mattos, Owner of SERVPRO of Providence, in conjunction with General Manager, Chris Gagnon, chose to raise the donation to $2,500 to show their genuine support for the cause.
"We are honored to present this donation to support such a wonderful organization," stated Frank Mattos, President and Owner of SERVPRO of Providence...

Service Brands International Appoints New Vice President Of Franchise Development »

January 13, 2015 at 5:21AM PST | Source: Service Brands International

Franchise Industry Veteran Steve Lajiness Tasked with Expansion of Service-Based Franchises Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and ProTect Painters
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - January 13, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Service Brands International, the parent company to respected home service franchises Mr. Handyman, Molly Maid and ProTect Painters, has appointed Steve Lajiness to the role of Vice President of Franchise Development. Lajiness joins a highly experienced leadership team collectively tasked with increasing franchise sales by 67 percent for all three brands in 2015.
Lajiness returns to Service Brands International after a successful tenure on Molly Maid's Operations team from 2003 to 2006. Most recently, Lajiness served as VP of Franchising for Electronic Restoration Services where he built the company's franchising model...

ServiceMaster Restore Warns Home And Business Owners Of Costly Property Damage As Freezing Temperatures Impact Millions »

January 12, 2015 at 10:20AM PST | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

ServiceMaster Restore Provides Expert Tips on Extreme Cold Weather Conditions
MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - January 12, 2015) - As much of the United States experiences freezing temperatures and extreme winter weather conditions, ServiceMaster Restore, the industry's leading restoration company and part of the ServiceMaster (NYSE: SERV) family of brands, experts warn home and business owners how to prevent - and manage - some of winter's most costly damages.
Weather experts are prompting people nationwide to prepare for the coldest weather since last year's polar vortex. With freezing temperatures come many costly damages, such as burst pipes, ice and snow damage, and much more.
Peter Duncanson, director of disaster restoration system development at ServiceMaster Restore, says it's critical for home and businesses to know what to do in the event they experience any damage...

OpenWorks, A Leading Facility Services Franchise, Announces Explosive 2014 Business Growth »

January 12, 2015 at 5:55AM PST | Source: OpenWorks

Company Executives Reflect on Wildly Successful Year, Share Big Changes to Come in 2015
Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 12, 2015 - OpenWorks, one of America's leading integrated facility services franchises, wraps up 2014 with a lot to smile about. This year, the company's customized commercial cleaning and facility maintenance services programs attracted multiple new customers and dozens of prospective franchisees interested in pursuing home-based and no store front businesses. And moving into 2015, the environmentally-conscious company is poised for another big year as it will roll out more innovative programs custom-built for their customers and franchisees.
Looking Back
2014 was a great year in OpenWorks' thirty plus year history...

Franchise Business Review Names National Property Inspections, Inc., A Top Franchise Of 2015 »

January 09, 2015 at 10:04AM PST | Source: National Property Inspection
National Property Inspection Opportunities Available

NPI/GPI Outrank Competitors on Franchisee Satisfaction
January 09, 2015 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to be included in Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises 2015 report. The report ranks the best franchises based on franchisee satisfaction. Franchise Business Review’s research looked at survey feedback from current NPI and GPI franchise owners and determined that NPI/GPI was the No. 1 home inspection franchise surveyed.
In February 2014, National Property Inspections, Inc., commissioned an independent franchisee satisfaction survey conducted by Franchise Business Review...



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