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Custom Closet Franchise Sees Sales Upswing As Homeowners Get Back To Their Wish Lists »

December 03, 2014 at 10:41AM PST | Source: Closets By Design
Closets By Design Opportunities Available

Rising Home Values, Low Interest Rates Contribute to Record-Breaking Sales for Closets by Design
CYPRESS, Calif. - December 02, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As the economy continues to improve and home values rise in markets across the country, homeowners are confidently starting to invest in home improvement projects. According to Fitch Ratings, total spending on home improvement projects will increase by 6 percent in both 2014 and 2015.
As a result, business for home improvement and remodeling companies are rebounding to levels not seen since pre-recession. For example, in the past three months, the closet organizing and storage remodeling franchise, Closets By Design, has seen record-breaking numbers.
"In addition to custom closets for bedrooms, we are seeing a rising demand for organizational systems of all sizes for various areas of the house, including home offices, pantries and mudrooms," said Closets By Design President Jerry Egner...

WIN Home Inspection Franchise Partners With Bancorp For Car Leasing Program »

November 25, 2014 at 7:14AM PST | Source: WIN Home Inspection

Flexible Funding Option Offered by WIN Home Inspection Franchise Decreases Upfront Cash Needed to Launch a Franchise
MADISON, AL - (Marketwired - Nov 25, 2014) - WIN Home Inspection, America's most advanced home inspection franchise, is helping franchise owners cut the cost of driving a new vehicle with an innovative partnership with The Bancorp, a major national financial service company and commercial lender.
WIN franchisees - called Strategic-Partners - can apply for a generous car leasing program offered by The Bancorp that can greatly decrease the amount of upfront cash it takes to open a home inspection franchise. This flexible funding option has no mileage restrictions or charges for wear and tear. It also may require no down payment...

Holiday Safety Tips From Paul Davis To Prevent House Fires »

November 20, 2014 at 9:10AM PST | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Nov. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a national franchise company and leader in property damage for residential and commercial buildings, wants to help make your holiday safer. Winter is the most prevalent season for house fires, but knowing the facts and implementing safety tips will make your holiday more enjoyable and safer for your family.
In 2013, U.S. fire departments responded to a fire every 25 seconds with over 1.2 million fires, which accounted for approximately $11.5 billion in property damage. The holidays are peak time for home fires due to electrical failures, dry trees, space heaters, fireplaces, candles, holiday lights, and cooking equipment. Visit the website at www.nfpa...

Ace Hardware Named A Top Workplace By Chicago Tribune »

November 17, 2014 at 7:32AM PST | Source: Ace Hardware

Employee Feedback Ranks Ace Hardware Among Top Companies to Work for in Chicagoland
Oak Brook, Ill., Nov. 14, 2014 – Ace Hardware is pleased to announce that the Chicago Tribune selected Ace as one of Chicago's Top Workplaces for 2014. Ace Hardware ranked No. 29 in the midsize category on the best places to work list, after being named a National Standard Workplace in 2012 and 2013.
Top Workplace rankings are based exclusively on feedback from a survey that polled more than 800 employees based at Ace Hardware's worldwide headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill. The Top Workplaces survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with more than 40 major publishing partners and recognizes a National list of Top Workplaces...

Ace Hardware Names Steve Locanto Corporate Controller »

November 10, 2014 at 7:22AM PST | Source: Ace Hardware

November 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // OAK BROOK, Ill. – Ace Hardware Corporation, the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry, is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Locanto as Corporate Controller. Reporting to Ace’s Chief Financial Officer, Locanto will oversee a broad range of financial matters, including internal and external financial reporting, internal controls, operational accounting and systems.
"We are pleased to welcome Steve, an accomplished finance and accounting professional, to the Ace team," said Bill Guzik, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ace Hardware Corporation. "Steve brings a wealth of knowledge as a financial expert, not only in corporate accounting but also as a strategic partner to the dealer community...

Fresh Coat Annapolis Paints Lighthouse Christian Academy At No Charge »

November 06, 2014 at 10:33AM PST | Source: Fresh Coat

Matthew McKay, owner of Fresh Coat Annapolis, donated painting services to provide school with a fresh coat as part of the franchise's national Paint it Forward project.
Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) November 06, 2014 - For Fresh Coat Annapolis owner Matthew McKay, giving back is a natural way to say thank you to the community that supports the business. So when he heard that Lighthouse Christian Academy was in need of a fresh coat of paint, the team grabbed their paintbrushes.
"Being a good community steward is something that's always been important to us and we were happy to do this for Lighthouse Christian Academy. Both of my kids attend the school and it's a wonderful place for children to learn and grow. Hopefully, with this fresh coat of paint, it will be an even better place," McKay said...

Fresh Coat Painters Paints Cindy McNally's Home To Say Thank You »

November 04, 2014 at 9:20AM PST | Source: Fresh Coat

Fresh Coat Painters selected veteran and Blue Star Mother to receive whole house painting as part of the Paint it Forward project.
Leander, TX (PRWEB) November 04, 2014 - When you're a giver like Cindy McNally, it can be hard to accept gifts from others. So when Fresh Coat Painters offered to paint her entire house for free as part of their Paint it Forward project, turning over the reins was a bit of a challenge.
"I was humbled by the offer and the whole process has been an exercise in humility. Veterans are givers by nature, even willing to give their lives. Allowing others to be a blessing to me has been huge," McNally said. "But truly, with everything I'm involved in, there's no way I would have the time to do all this work on my own and I don't have the time to work to earn the money to pay someone else to do it...

Trusted Partner Of The Home Depot For Hardwood Floor Renewal Fuels Expansion In California »

October 23, 2014 at 4:02AM PDT | Source: NHance Wood Renewal

N-Hance Wood Renewal to Set Up Shop at the West Coast Franchise Expo
October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Anaheim, Calif. – N-Hance Wood Renewal, the national partner of The Home Depot for the renewal of hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets, will be exhibiting at the West Coast Franchise Expo (WCFE) from October 23-25 at booth no. 241 in the Anaheim Convention Center. As home improvement sales are expected to experience a seven percent growth from 2014-2015, N-Hance Wood Renewal has experienced remarkable growth in the past year.
N-Hance Wood Renewal has had a growing presence in California since 2003. With 16 franchisees owning 44 territories through the state, including four franchise owners servicing Orange County alone, the company plans to add at least two additional franchise owners in the California market in the next six months...

ReBath Northeast Offering Toilet With Purchase Of Tub To Shower Conversion »

October 22, 2014 at 7:25AM PDT | Source: Re-Bath Remodeling

Forty Fort, PA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Right now at ReBath Northeast, anyone who is interested in a tub to shower conversion can receive $700 off plus a comfort height toilet with install, absolutely free.
Tub to shower conversions are quite popular with homeowners 65 and older. Many people struggle to safely step over the bathtub and are worried about falling. Having ReBath Northeast convert this tub to an easy to use walk-in shower allows homeowners the freedom to bathe safely and ultimately, care for themselves in their own home.
Included in a tub to shower conversion are two grab bars and the option for a seated base. Both of these items can help someone who is worried about falling in the shower.
While many people realize that a shower is easier to use than a bathtub, not many people realize that there are more convenient options for toilets too...

Re-Bath® Franchisee Wins Annual Franchisee Of The Year Award »

October 15, 2014 at 5:04AM PDT | Source: Re-Bath Remodeling

(PRWEB) October 15, 2014 - Re-Bath® of New Jersey & Northern Delaware's Dan McGann and Brian Fleming were awarded Franchisee of the Year by the International Franchise Association (IFA).
McGann and Fleming were recognized at IFA's 15th Annual Public Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. for their exceptional performance and contributions to enhancing the growth and development of the franchising community.
"The strength of the U.S. economy significantly relies on the hard work of franchisees," said Steve Caldeira, IFA President and CEO. "IFA is proud to recognize the outstanding efforts of Dan and Brian with the Franchisee of the Year Award and thank them for their work in the promotion of franchising as well as for their daily contributions that not only showcase how local business owners propel the economy, but also foster community ties throughout the U...

Lucky Senior To Receive Home Painting Courtesy Of Fresh Coat Painters »

October 07, 2014 at 10:40AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 - In the grand scheme of home makeovers, having a professional put a fresh coat of paint on your walls is among the more affordable options, but that doesn't mean it's an option for everyone, especially seniors on a fixed income.
Fresh Coat Painters is excited to announce that they'll be giving one lucky senior a free whole-house interior painting through their new Facebook photo contest.
Fresh Coat Painters, a leading national painting franchise headquartered in Cincinnati, offers professional residential and commercial painting servicesincluding interior and exterior painting, wood staining and refinishing, wallpaper removal and many other services for nearly every protective coating application...

Beth Cole Wins Bedroom Makeover From Fresh Coat Painters »

October 06, 2014 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 - Beth Cole of Manteca has been named the winner of Fresh Coat Painters’ Bedroom Makeover Contest.
The nationwide contest was hosted on the company’s Facebook page. Beth was selected at random and received a free bedroom painting and a $500 Visa gift card to put toward other bedroom updates. The painting was done by local Fresh Coat Painters franchise owners Virna and Cliff Hudson and their company, Fresh Coat Central Valley.
"When we got the call that a local woman had won the contest, we were pleasantly surprised. Beth was wonderful to work with and we’re glad we could give her bedroom a makeover. In addition to the painting of the room, we went ahead and painted her vanity area and filled the holes in the walls where things were hanging...

Mr. Handyman Donates 4,600 Hours In Repair Services To Organizations In Need »

September 30, 2014 at 10:07AM PDT | Source: Mr. Handyman Int'l. LLC

Franchise System Has Given Back since 2009 through National Day of Service and Remembrance Activities
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - September 30, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Each year during the week of Sept. 11, technicians from national home repair franchise Mr. Handyman perform maintenance and repair jobs, all without a collecting a single penny in labor costs. This year, the company provided nearly 800 hours of repair work, boosting the total hours donated to 4,600 since the program’s inception six years ago.
Local Mr. Handyman franchise projects include fixing up volunteer fire department stations, helping out military veterans, and remodeling homes for women and children that were victims of domestic abuse.
Leading the largest service project this year was the owner of Mr...

Metal Supermarkets Franchisees Get Switched On At 2014 Conference »

September 26, 2014 at 6:04AM PDT | Source: Metal Supermarkets

September 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, held its annual franchisee conference in Toronto, Ontario from September 18 to 20, 2014.
The conference was attended by over 75 Metal Supermarkets franchisees and corporate staff from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Attendees celebrated franchisee success, reviewed new directions and developments and established a plan forward for Metal Supermarkets’ continued growth.
"This year’s conference was our largest to date, and definitely a success" said Stephen Schober, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The event provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate success, inform franchisees of new programs, and share best practices...

Fresh Coat Of Round Rock Brings New Level Of Service To The Area »

September 26, 2014 at 4:19AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Round Rock, TX (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 - Kathleen and William Ferrufino are bringing a new level of customer service to the painting industry in Round Rock, Texas. The couple just launched their own Fresh Coat Painters franchise, Fresh Coat of Round Rock.
Fresh Coat 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 Round Rock serves Round Rock, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Austin and the surrounding communities.
"We're excited to bring a commitment to excellent customer service to an industry that struggles in that area...

Precision Concrete Cutting Has Two New Franchise Owners And Holds First Annual Adventure Summit »

September 26, 2014 at 4:14AM PDT | Source: Precision Concrete Cutting

PROVO, Utah - Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Precision Concrete Cutting (PCC) has grown its franchise family by two new territories this summer. The Dallas, Texas territory and the Kentucky territory were recently sold and have had great success in their relatively short existence.
The Dallas franchise is owned and operated by Curtis Albert. Curtis spent most of his career as an insurance adjuster working with insurance companies after major catastrophic events. Curtis brings a great understanding of risk management and business ownership to his franchise. We're pleased to welcome Curtis to the franchise family and look forward to seeing him succeed.
The Kentucky franchise is owned and operated by Shayne Ling, a decorated veteran of three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan...

Visit ReBath Of Albany At The 'Your Life, You Health' Expo At The Sportsplex Of Halfmoon »

September 25, 2014 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: Re-Bath Remodeling

Clifton Park, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 - ReBath of Albany will have a display at the 'Your Life, You Health' Expo at the Sportsplex of Halfmoon September 26 and 27.
ReBath of Albany's display will be a great example of how they can transform anyone's bathroom into a safer and more beautiful room. They will have both a walk-in shower and a walk-in tub on display, as well as their various colors and styles.
ReBath of Albany's walk-in showers have a low-barrier threshold, making it easier and safer to step in and out. Their walk-in showers have extra safety options too. Grab bars, handheld sprayers and their unique built-in seat can all be added.
Walk-in tubs are a fabulous idea for anyone who benefits from hydrotherapy but struggles to get in and out of their tub...

Jorge Handal Brings Excellent Customer Service To Painting Industry With Fresh Coat Painters »

September 24, 2014 at 5:01AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 - When Jorge Handal retired from the Navy after 20 years of service, he was looking for a new career that would give him the opportunity to use his military discipline to build his future. When he found Fresh Coat Painters – and the chance to improve an industry – he knew it was the perfect fit.
So Handal joined the Fresh Coat Painters family and just opened his own franchise, Fresh Coat of Jacksonville East.
Fresh Coatoffers 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...

USA Insulation Helps Build Home For Cleveland Soldier Wounded In Action »

September 17, 2014 at 4:52AM PDT | Source: USA Insulation

USA Insulation, along with a team of contractors brought together by the Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism (NEOPAT), insulates a home for a soldier that was severely wounded by a suicide bomber while on foot patrol in Afghanistan.
Eastlake, OH (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - When Alex Haworth was called to serve in Afghanistan, he gladly answered the call. When USA Insulation was called to help Alex and his family upon his return, they gladly answered the call as well. The call came from NEOPAT, The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism, a non-profit organization that provides aid and assistance to armed service personnel and their families in times of need. Alex needed help rebuilding his life and his home.
While on foot patrol, Alex was severely injured and underwent a long, painful recovery...

ReBath Northeast Bringing Mobile Showroom To Bloomsburg Fair »

September 17, 2014 at 4:36AM PDT | Source: Re-Bath Remodeling

Bloomsburg, PA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - ReBath Northeast will be bringing its mobile showroom to the 159th annual Bloomsburg Fair, in Bloomsburg. The mobile showroom is a great place to get bathroom remodeling ideas and schedule a free estimate.
Since the Bloomsburg Fair is mostly outside, owner of ReBath Northeast, Rich Rome thought it would be a great opportunity to bring the mobile showroom for everyone to see.
The mobile showroom has many examples of the products and services that ReBath Northeast offers. Anyone who visits will be able to see a walk-in shower, a walk-in bathtub, a full bathroom remodel and a bathtub replacement.
A friendly and knowledgeable ReBath Northeast associate will be available every day to answer questions and schedule appointments for free estimates...



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