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Coverall Named “Top 100 Franchise” By World Franchising Network »

April 17, 2015 at 10:47AM PDT | Source: Coverall Health Based Cleaning System

Leading Franchisor of Commercial Cleaning Businesses Recognized as Top Service Brand
April 17, 2015 // Franchising.com // Deerfield Beach, Fla. - Coverall North America, Inc., a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, has been named to Bond’s Top 100 Franchises list as selected by the World Franchising Network. This is the fourth consecutive year that Coverall has been listed as one of World Franchising Network’s top service brands.
“We’re honored to be named a top service brand by the World Franchising Network,” said Rick Ascolese, Coverall CEO. “This ranking is a true testament to the outstanding reputation of the Coverall brand and dedication of Coverall franchised businesses to their customers across the country...

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions Selected By Centerplate As The Preferred Vendor For Fryer And Cooking Oil Management »

April 17, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutionshas been named the preferred vendor for fryer management by Centerplate.
Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 - Filta, best known as the company that invented Mobile Fryer Management, has just been named a preferred national vendor for Centerplate. Filta works with commercial kitchens around the world managing their cooking oil and maintaining their deep fryers. The unique FiltaFry process keeps employee safe, maintains food quality, reduces labor costs and maximizes the life of cooking oil.
“We are pleased Centerplate has selected Filta as their preferred partner for cooking oil management,” said Keith Segrue, Filta’s Chief Business Development Officer. “Centerplate is well known in the industry for their commitment to making it better for clients and guests to share a taste of the places and moments they love...

Sustainability In Action: New York City's The Eco Laundry Company To Plant A Tree For Every Item Dry Cleaned On Earth Day »

April 16, 2015 at 10:53AM PDT | Source: The Eco Laundry Company

Dry Cleaner and Laundry Service Franchise in Chelsea Sets Sights on Planting Hundreds of Trees With Earth Day Donations
NEW YORK, NY - (Marketwired - April 16, 2015) - In support of Earth Day and the clean energy movement, The Eco Laundry Company has joined more than one billion people across the globe to pledge an act of green with the Earth Day Network. The energy-conscious laundry service franchise is set to plant a tree for every item dry cleaned on Earth Day, April 22, 2015.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of a day when people worldwide unite to focus on the environment.
"Our 'Plant a Tree' initiative could allow us to plant hundreds of new trees," said Phillipe Christodoulou, founder and CEO of The Eco Laundry Company...

Kerry Mayer Opens Caring Transitions Of SouthWest Denver Metro Suburbs »

April 15, 2015 at 11:40AM PDT | 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.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 - Kerry Mayer is looking forward to being the one-stop solution for seniors and others facing life transitions with her new business, Caring Transitions of SouthWest Denver Metro Suburbs.
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, decluttering, moving and resettling, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

CD One Price Cleaners Now Cleans Comforters & Blankets, Introduces New Stain App! »

April 15, 2015 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: CD One Price Cleaners

Westchester, IL (PRWEB) April 15, 2015 - The leading dry cleaning and laundry service provider in the Chicagoland area, CD One Price Cleaners, is expanding their services throughout their stores and into your phones. Two exciting new services have been announced: participating stores will now be accepting blankets and comforters to clean, and a free new app, the Stain Slayer has been released.
The following CD One Price Cleaners will now be cleaning blankets and comforters:

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John Hall Brings 35 Years Of Services Experience To New Venture »

April 15, 2015 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

To Help Seniors Downsize and Relocate, Caring Transitions of Chester County
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing relocations for seniors, downsizing and estate liquidations.
Chester Springs, PA (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 - With 35 years of business management experience and extensive experience servicing the healthcare sector, John Hall is looking forward to helping local seniors with the launch of his new business, Caring Transitions of Chester County. Caring Transitions provides concierge-type services to help families through often difficult life transitions.
“What makes Caring Transitions appealing is that our services eliminate much of the anxiety associated with relocation – stress that’s amplified when being coordinated by a remote family member...

ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To Announce Preliminary First-Quarter 2015 Results »

April 14, 2015 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean Opportunities Available

MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - April 14, 2015) - ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, today announced a plan to release its preliminary unaudited first-quarter 2015 financial results after 6 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The company will hold a conference call to discuss its financial and operating results at 8 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.
The company invites all interested parties to join Chief Executive Officer Rob Gillette and Chief Financial Officer Alan Haughie as they provide an update to discuss the company's operational performance and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31st, 2015. Participants may join this conference call by dialing 800...

Vanguard Cleaning Systems® Franchise Ranked Among The Top 50 Global Franchise Businesses »

April 14, 2015 at 6:55AM PDT | Source: Vanguard Cleaning Systems

SAN MATEO, CA - (Marketwired - April 14, 2015) - The Vanguard Cleaning Systems® franchise was named #49 on the Franchise Direct - Top 100 Global Franchises list for 2015. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the Vanguard® brand has been included in this list.
"This recognition is a tribute to the services provided by Vanguard Cleaning System's janitorial franchisees," said Steve McConnell, Vice President of Marketing, Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Inc. "It highlights the opportunity the Vanguard franchise offers entrepreneurs seeking to launch a business in this growing industry."
The Top 100 Global Franchises list is determined based on objective comparisons of several factors including number of units in the franchise system, number of countries the franchise has expanded into, year over year revenue growth of the franchise system, and a review of support and financing opportunities made available to franchisees...

Dental Fix Announces First Dentist-Owned Franchise »

April 14, 2015 at 5:14AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair franchise, assists dentists and dental professionals in expanding business opportunities with new revenue streams.
April 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // Davie. Fla. - Dental Fix RX, a national mobile dental equipment repair company, has announced the launch of its first dentist-owned mobile repair center. Owned by Dr. Brett Mangum of Mangum Dental in Prescott, Arizona, the state-of-the-art van will supply dentist offices in the area with prompt, on-site equipment service, repair and replacements. Mangum’s franchise marks the first Dental Fix opened by a practicing dentist, and the second opened by a dental professional.
Mangum’s franchise was awarded in March of this year, while office manager of Lenox Village Dentistry in Nashville, Brett Peaks, launched his Dental Fix operation late last year...

Lawn Doctor Prepares MetroWest And Worcester Markets For Spring »

April 14, 2015 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: Lawn Doctor

The most trusted and proven brand in lawn care launches specialized, warmer weather services for the suburban Boston area
BOSTON, Mass. (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 - Lawn Doctor of MetroWest and Worcester County is now offering specialized services to better sustain residential lawns during the warmer weather seasons. With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching, the MetroWest and Worcester areas of Massachusetts are facing the repercussions of issues related to winter damage, snow mold and insect and pest infestations.
“From eradicating snow mold and other winter damages to controlling ticks and mosquitos, there is a lot a homeowner should be doing this time of year to ensure their lawn is in top condition, but that takes time and experience,” said Glenn Farrell, Lawn Doctor of MetroWest and Worcester County owner...

A Louisiana Purchase. Lapels Franchisee Acquires Hawthorne’s Cleaners Locations In Delhi, Rayville And Winnsboro, LA »

April 13, 2015 at 10:44AM PDT | Source: Lapels Dry Cleaning

April 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // DELHI, LA, RAYVILLE, LA, WINNSBORO, LA and HANOVER, MA - Lapels Dry Cleaning recently announced the addition of three new Lapels Dry Cleaning locations in the state of Louisiana in the communities of Delhi, Rayville and Winnsboro. The three new locations, previously Hawthorne’s cleaners, were acquired by Lapels Dry Cleaning franchise owner Tap Parker.
“We’re thrilled with the acquisition of the three new locations,” said Parker, who also owns Lapels Dry Cleaning stores in Monroe and West Monroe, Louisiana. “The Lapels brand of service and environmentally friendly cleaning methods have been very well received in other parts of Louisiana. Based on the initial reaction, we’re pretty sure customers in northern Louisiana will be just as pleased...

Restoration 1 Continues To Climb In Entrepreneur’s Annual Franchise 500® Rankings »

April 13, 2015 at 8:50AM PDT | Source: Restoration1

April 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Restoration 1, a leading franchise that specializes in a wide array of emergency mitigation, restoration, and reconstruction services, continues its climb in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500® rankings. Restoration 1 has risen to No. 346 in the 2015 listing, up from No. 369 in 2014 and No. 432 in 2013.
Recognized as the most comprehensive franchise ranking in the world, the Franchise 500 list measures franchises based upon their financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the system. After the data is analyzed by an independent CPA, all franchises are given a cumulative score resulting in the 500 franchises with the best results.
“It is a tremendous honor to be featured on this prestigious list for the third consecutive year,” said Restoration 1 founder Andor Kovacs, whose company has jumped nearly 90 spots since debuting on the list in 2013...

Dental Fix RX Expands Dental Repair Service To Middle Tennessee »

April 10, 2015 at 10:27AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

National mobile dental repair company, Dental Fix RX, launches all-new business in North Nashville with mobile repair center.
April 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dental Fix RX, a mobile dental equipment repair company, recently signed an all-new franchise to service Middle Tennessee area dentists. Owned and operated by Joseph Fix, the business features a fully equipped mobile repair center that will supply dentist offices with prompt, on-site equipment service, repair, and replacements.
“Dental Fix RX is not only a match to my abilities but to my passions as well,” said Fix. “I strive to be of service to my community and the dentists in it.”
Dental Fix RX mobile repair vans are an integral aspect of the dental services provided by the franchise company...

Restoration 1 Looks To Clean Up »

April 10, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: Restoration1

Plans to add 100 franchises by 2017 and nearly 1,000 within 10 years
April 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Looking to provide relief for the nearly 1 million people affected each year by natural disasters in the United States, Restoration 1 is continuing to expand its footprint and anchor itself as one of the fastest-growing and trusted emergency mitigation and restoration franchises in North America.
With 41 locations currently operating throughout eight states and Canada – all of which are franchisee owned – company plans call for adding as many as 100 franchises by the end of 2016 and having a total of 1,000 locations worldwide within the next 10 years.
“It is unfortunate, but there are summer storms, winter storms, floods, wildfires, earthquakes, and more, that occur every day in every community across America...

Swisher Announces Results For The Three Months And Full Year Ended December 31, 2014 »

April 10, 2015 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Swisher Hygiene

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Swisher Hygiene Inc. ("Swisher") (Nasdaq:SWSH), a leading service provider of essential hygiene and sanitizing solutions, today announced results for the three months and full year ended December 31, 2014.
Fourth Quarter 2014 Highlights

Total revenue of $45.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, a 9% decrease compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. Excluding revenue related to non-core linen routes and businesses sold, held for sale or closed, revenue for the fourth quarter of 2014 was down 3% from the prior-year period. 
Adjusted EBITDA loss of $3.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2014, based on a net loss from continuing operations of $10...

Window Genie Opens In Virginia Beach Just In Time For Spring Cleaning »

April 09, 2015 at 4:39AM PDT | Source: Window Genie

Local man Joe Delatte opens home cleaning service franchise Window Genie, serving the greater Virginia Beach area.
Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) April 08, 2015 - Window Genie announces the grand opening of its newest location in Virginia Beach on April 13th. Joe Delatte is the owner. 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 the greater Virginia Beach areas from the Oceanfront to Little Creek and from Chic’s Beach to the Courthouse, including adjacent areas of Norfolk and Chesapeake.
Before joining Team Genie, Delatte worked for many years in key marketing roles for both Cox Communications and The Virginian Pilot...

Men In Kilts Storms Boston’s North Shore »

April 08, 2015 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: Men in Kilts

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 08, 2015 - Men In Kilts, a franchised window and exterior cleaning company, stormed the North Shore of Boston on April 1, 2015. The franchises young and enthusiastic owner Krystina Creel is excited to begin her adventure as Men In Kilts newest franchisee and is out hitting the streets in her tartan trucks alongside her kilted crew!
Prior to Men In Kilts, Creel was a paralegal for ten years as well as a full-time student pursuing her master’s degree. So how did she end up owning a Men In Kilts franchise?
When Creel attended a local event hosted by Boston’s Entrepreneur Organization (EO) she suddenly had a change of heart. Creel said, “I was so motivated and inspired after attending this event that I started looking into different franchises and ended up meeting Judy Briggs, the local president of EO and a Franchise Owner for Men In Kilts...

Dental Fix Awards 15th Franchise In The State Of California »

April 02, 2015 at 9:48AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

April 02, 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 Brea, California. Owned and operated by Karl Burgess, it will be the company's fifteenth mobile repair van to launch in the State of California, and 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 Karl Burgess, 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 Wins Cleaning Category For Franchisee Satisfaction »

April 02, 2015 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: MaidPro

Boston, Ma (PRWEB) April 02, 2015 - MaidPro announced today that it has won the Cleaning & Maintenance Category of Franchise Business Review’s Top 200 Franchises for 2015, outscoring 11 other cleaning companies on the annual ranking, which is based on an independent study of franchisee satisfaction.
In addition to winning its industry category, MaidPro was named for the 8th consecutive year to FBR’s Top 50 Overall Ranking, an exclusive subset of franchisors earning the highest overall marks across 33 benchmark questions evaluating everything from financial opportunity, training & support, leadership, operations & product development, core values (such as honesty & integrity), general satisfaction, and the franchise community...

Home Services Franchise Veterans Purchase Bluefrog Plumbing + Drain »

April 02, 2015 at 4:07AM PDT | Source: bluefrog Plumbing + Drain

New Ownership Team Plans to Double Franchise System Size by End of Year
April 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // TEMPE, Ariz. – In a strategic move to expand the franchise system and continue to build unit-level economics for its franchisees, former Home Brands Group™ CEO and President Mark Dawson announced today that he, former bluefrog Plumbing + Drain® Vice President of Operations Jeff Moody and a group of private investors have purchased bluefrog Plumbing + Drain. Their goal is for bluefrog Plumbing + Drain to become the premier plumbing and drain-cleaning service company in North America.
Dawson, who has a reputation for moving brands forward and building the right systems to sustain long-term growth, also previously served as President of the Dwyer Group’s Glass Doctor and was a franchisee of Glass Doctor and Mr...



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