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Pirtek Rides Momentum Of Growth Into Second Half Of 2014 »

July 21, 2014 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: Pirtek USA

Fluid Power Systems Leader Celebrates Successful Second Quarter with Three New Units
July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Rockledge, Fla. – Pirtek, an industry leader in fluid power system hose repair, celebrated a second quarter of steady growth and revenue increases, which has set the positive momentum for the remaining half of 2014.
From April through July, U.S. Pirtek center sales experienced a 25% revenue increase compared to the second quarter of 2013. So far this year, the company has added three franchise locations: Houston, TX; Tucson, AZ and St. Louis, MO. As a result, Pirtek now has 48 shops across the country.
As a reflection of the strong momentum that Pirtek has built over the past year, the industry leader will be celebrating the opening of its 50th unit in Baltimore, MD in October...

Fresh Coat Painters Give Back To A Local Veteran »

July 17, 2014 at 5:19AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Clarksville, TN (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 - When Rich Whitaker opened his Fresh Coat Painters franchise, he knew he wanted to prioritize giving back to the community. So when the Clarksville Home Builders Association asked him to paint a house for a fellow veteran, there was no question that the answer would be yes.
Whitaker and the team at Fresh Coat Painters of Clarksville recently painted an entire home for Staff Sergeant Adam J. Montavon and his wife, Sasha, free of charge.
The home itself was actually provided to the Montavons in April mortgage-free through the Tennessee Housing Development Agency. It was one of three homes across the state THDA donated to veterans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the state housing finance agency...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Of Chattanooga Selected For Outdoor Lighting Project For The Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club »

July 15, 2014 at 8:34AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Chattanooga, Tennessee recently celebrated the completion of a custom outdoor lighting design project for The Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club, a historical club and venue nestled on the side of Lookout Mountain just minutes from downtown Chattanooga.
Known as the gem of north Georgia, the Lookout Mountain Fairyland Clubwas established in 1926 and features a clubhouse honed from local mountain stone with an entrance guarded by two massive natural rock formations referred to as the "Twin Sisters." The 34,000 square foot clubhouse is situated on a 29-acre estate and along with the amenities a clubhouse venue provides, features a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a six court tennis complex, a newly constructed outdoor pavilion, a pool and outdoor entertaining areas...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Of Colorado Selected For Willow Creek 2 HOA Clubhouse Project »

July 15, 2014 at 6:11AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Coloradorecently celebrated the completion of a custom interior lighting project for the Willow Creek 2 HOA community clubhouse as part of a renovation effort to upgrade and enhance the property.
With over 1500 installations, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado is known for their custom outdoor lighting design plans and full service client approach. Their holiday lighting services have become increasingly popular and their work extends from residential to commercial properties and municipal projects.
"Because of our expertise and reputation for quality in the outdoor lighting area, we are often called on to bid on interior lighting projects," explained Mead Noss, the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchisee in Colorado...

Buford Hilson Launches Fresh Coat Painters Of Winter Park »

July 10, 2014 at 7:12AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 - Buford Hilson spent his career bringing the best customer service possible to his clients, so when he retired and decided to open his own business, he wanted the opportunity to bring that same commitment to his new industry. That's why Buford decided to launch Fresh Coat Painters of Winter Park, Florida.
Fresh Coat Painters offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application. They use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling, in-home color design consultations, and detailed quotes. Fresh Coat of Winter Park serves Winter Park, College Park, Baldwin Park, Lake Mary, Markham Woods, Longwood, Sweetwater Oaks, Wekiva Springs, Maitland, Altamonte Springs and the surrounding areas...

Gary And Justine Martin Launch Fresh Coat Painters Of Roswell »

July 03, 2014 at 4:27AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Roswell, GA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 - Gary Martin and his daughter Justine Martin are partnering to bring a new company to the area, Fresh Coat Painters of Roswell, Georgia.
Fresh Coat Painters offers residential and commercial painting services including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for nearly every protective coating application. They use quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a 24/7 customer service center, online scheduling, in-home color design consultations, and detailed quotes. Fresh Coat Painters of Roswell serves Roswell, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody, Mountain Park and Vinings.
Gary, a United States Vietnam veteran, worked for HP and retired in 2009 before opening Fresh Coat Painters...

Greg Platz Takes On Leadership Role At Fresh Coat Painters Franchise »

June 27, 2014 at 5:00AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 - After six years on the Fresh Coat team, Greg Platz has been promoted to the Vice President of Operations role for the Fresh Coat brand.
Each Fresh Coat franchise offers professional residential and commercial painting services. These services include interior and exterior painting, wood staining and refinishing, wallpaper removal, and many other services for nearly every protective coating application. Each location uses quality, environmentally safe materials and offer a live 24/7 Customer Service Center, online scheduling, and free detailed quotes.
"As the Vice President of Operations, I am leading the support system for the Fresh Coat team around the country. I'm here to help grow the business by working with current franchise owners and helping new owners get off the ground," Platz said...

New Metal Supermarkets Location Opens In Everett, Washington »

June 25, 2014 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: Metal Supermarkets

Everett, WA, - June 25, 2014 - (PR.com) - Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, opened its third franchise location in Washington on June 9, 2014. Partners Allison Stairhime and Mark Farragher will be providing the area’s businesses and consumers with superior customer service and the highest quality metal products available. Customers can buy any size or type of metal they need, quickly and easily, cut to their exact specifications and with no minimum order requirement.
"We look forward to working with Allison and Mark to further develop the Metal Supermarkets brand in Washington State," says Stephen Schober, Metal Supermarkets President and CEO. "With so much industry in the North Seattle area and by being in close proximity to the Boeing facility, Metal Supermarkets (Everett) is in a great position to thrive...

Meg Boyle Named Among Milwaukee Business Journal's Women Of Influence 2014 »

June 23, 2014 at 7:24AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

June 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Milwaukee, Wis. - Meg Boyle, longtime co-owner of Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Southeast and Fox Valley Wisconsin, has been named a Milwaukee Business Journal Women of Influence winner. The honor was announced during a sold out event at Wisconsin Center on June 20. Boyle was recognized in the Family Business category among 28 outstanding business women in a variety of honoree groups from throughout Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.
Nominated by Allan Degner, Paul Davis' Director of Marketing, Boyle's recognition was based on an online submission with an outline about the businesswoman's professional and personal accomplishments. The information included a brief history about Boyle's family construction business with her five siblings and father, Oscar J...

Local Couple Opens New Metal Supermarkets Location In Grand Rapids Area »

June 18, 2014 at 7:28AM PDT | Source: Metal Supermarkets

Grand Rapids, MI - June 18, 2014 - (PR.com) - Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, opened its first franchise location in Michigan on June 2, 2014. Long-time local residents Brian Fojtik and his wife Karen will be providing area businesses and consumers with superior customer service and the highest quality metal products available. Customers can buy any size or type of metal they need, quickly and easily, and with no minimum order requirement.
"We are excited to expand our company’s footprint into Michigan and look forward to working with Brian and Karen to further develop the Metal Supermarkets brand," says Stephen Schober, Metal Supermarkets President and CEO. "Being the first Metal Supermarkets location in the West Michigan area, the Grand Rapids store is in a great position to thrive...

WIN Home Inspection Franchise Ranked In Top 100 Low-Cost Franchises By Franchise Business Review »

June 17, 2014 at 9:50AM PDT | Source: WIN Home Inspection

21-Year-Old Home Inspection Franchise Makes First Appearance on Prestigious List
MADISON, AL - (Marketwired - Jun 17, 2014) - WIN Home Inspection, America's most advanced home inspection franchise, has earned a coveted spot on Franchise Business Review's Top 100 low-cost franchises. The list is compiled yearly for potential franchise investors looking to spend under $100,000 while maintaining a flexible lifestyle and benefiting from the resources of a high-end corporate business.
"WIN is extremely honored to have been included in this extensive list of high quality franchise opportunities," said Jimmy Rocchetta, Marketing Director, WIN Home Inspection. "We work hard to provide a solid and structured plan for our franchisees to build upon...

Local Entrepreneur Opens Metal Supermarkets »

June 17, 2014 at 8:55AM PDT | Source: Metal Supermarkets

New Metal Center will Service Greater Boston Area
WOBURN, Mass. - June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Metal Supermarkets®, the world's largest supplier of small quantity metals, has opened its 66th store in Boston, Massachusetts. On Monday, March 31, local entrepreneur Gary Ainsworth opened Metal Supermarkets Boston-North at 16A 6th Road, Woburn, Massachusetts. Metal Supermarkets Boston-North will provide superior customer service and the highest quality metal products available to Boston businesses and consumers. Customers can buy any size or type of metal they need, quickly and easily, with no minimum size.
"We are very pleased to have Gary and his team open our newest franchised store," says Stephen Schober, Metal Supermarkets President and CEO...

N-Hance Wood Renewal To Exhibit At The 2014 International Franchise Expo »

June 13, 2014 at 9:48AM PDT | Source: NHance Wood Renewal

June 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // New York – According to the International Franchise Association’s 2014 Franchise Business Economic Outlook, the commercial and residential services sector of the franchise industry is expected to increase 2.4 percent this year. The growth has created a boom in franchise leads for companies like N-Hance Wood Renewal. The national partner of The Home Depot for the renewal of hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets is gearing up to meet face-to-face with prospective franchise owners at the 23rd Annual International Franchise Expo (IFE), scheduled from June 19 through June 21.
The International Franchise Expo is the franchise industry’s premier annual event, sponsored by the International Franchise Association...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Of Colorado Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary »

June 13, 2014 at 5:49AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado recently celebrated its 15th year in business as the premiere outdoor lighting company in the Colorado area. "We're thrilled to have had the privilege of serving the Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and other Colorado communities, and look forward to another 15 years," said Mead Noss, the franchisee of the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado location.
With over 1500 installations, Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Colorado is known for their custom outdoor lighting design plans and full service client approach. Their holiday lighting services have become increasingly popular and their work extends from residential to commercial properties and municipal projects...

Paul Davis Promotes New Leaders In Southeast And Fox Valley Wisconsin »

June 13, 2014 at 4:56AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

June 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // Milwaukee, Wis. - Dan Druml and Meg Boyle, longtime owners of Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Southeast and Fox Valley Wisconsin, announced that three of the company's dedicated employees have been promoted. Brady Chuckel, Tim Guilette and Jeff Hertel will assume executive level positions contributing to the continued growth and success of their offices that are recognized in Wisconsin, the Midwest and nationally as leading firms in the insurance restoration and remodeling industries.
Chuckel will serve as Vice President of Sales, Guilette will serve as Vice President of Operations, and Hertel will serve as Vice President of Finance. This group will help lead the Paul Davis team of employees who are renowned for award-winning professional expertise, exceptional customer service, and skilled knowledge of residential, commercial and industrial properties...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives In Austin, Texas Selected For Hospitality Lighting Project For Upscale Boutique Hotel »

June 13, 2014 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

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Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Austin, Texas recently celebrated the completion of a custom outdoor lighting design project for Lone Star Court, a new upscale, retro-inspired, boutique hotel concept by Valencia Group.
Rick Johnson, the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchisee in Austin, Texas was excited to have the opportunity to work with the Valencia Group on a custom outdoor lighting design plan that would not only address the functional needs a hotel property demands, but complement the upscale Americana, retro-chic design esthetic.
"This is an exciting concept to come to Austin and we were thrilled to be selected for this hospitality lighting project," said Rick Johnson...

Ace Hardware Announces New Chairman, Two New Board Members »

June 12, 2014 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: Ace Hardware

OAK BROOK, Ill. - June 12, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry, today announced changes to its board of directors.
A total of 11 individuals, including nine Ace Hardware retailers and two external business professionals, comprise the Ace Hardware board of directors, which sets strategic policy and direction for Ace management.
The Ace Hardware board of directors elected its new chairman, Jim Ackroyd, chief executive officer of Vision Ace Hardware, an 11-store chain in southwest Florida. Ackroyd was elected vice chairman in 2013 as part of a planned chairman transition. Ackroyd was also re-elected to another three-year term as a member director of the Ace Hardware board of directors...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Premieres Online Video Series To Promote And Educate Consumers About Professional Outdoor Lighting »

June 12, 2014 at 6:42AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 - Outdoor Lighting Perspectives, North America’s largest full service outdoor and landscape lighting franchise has debuted a four-part video series to promote and educate consumers about the brand, the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives process and the transformation effects that can be achieved when working with one of their expert outdoor lighting franchise locations.
Filmed in Augusta, Georgia, the short, four-part "webisode" series follows Pam Doumar, an actual Outdoor Lighting Perspectives client through the entire consultation, demonstration and outdoor lighting installation process at her historic Augusta home. The series concludes with an outdoor lighting reveal party at her residence.
The production was hosted by Jody Wetherill, Brand Marketing Manager, and Pat Otis, the Outdoor Lighting Perspectives franchisee of the Augusta, Georgia, location...

ReBath Northeast Introduces New Acrylic Colors »

June 12, 2014 at 5:38AM PDT | Source: Re-Bath Remodeling

Forty Fort, PA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 - ReBath Northeast is now offering new acrylic tub surround options. With the 20% inventory sale coming to a close, ReBath Northeast is happy to introduce 13 new colors and a new simulated tile pattern.
Even though some of the new colors have the same name as some of the old ones, they are slightly different due to a new process at the plant where ReBath® LLC makes the acrylic. The new and improved colors include: Almond, White, Biscuit, Sonoran Granite, Adara Granite, Tivoli Travertine, Venetian Stone, Desert Stone, Terra Stone, Florentine Marble, White Carrera, White Marble and Ivory Marble. Several of these colors come in both gloss and matte finishes.
ReBath Northeast is also happy to introduce a new, modern-style tile pattern...

Former Home Depot Manager Opens House Doctors Handyman Services Franchise In Naples »

June 12, 2014 at 5:11AM PDT | Source: House Doctors

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 - Daniel Zurbrigg, a former Home Depot Manager, recently opened his own House Doctors handyman services franchise. With extensive home improvement and management experience, Daniel and his team of skilled handymen offer professional home repair and improvement services to homeowners and commercial property owners in Naples, FL and surrounding areas.
Zurbrigg who received his bachelor's degree in business management from Florida Gulf Coast University and his associate's degree from Edison Community College, has held a high level management position with Home Depot and Winn Dixie for a combined 22 years, giving him a great foundation for the start of his own handyman service business. He started his business just last year and is already seeing great success...



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