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Always Best Care® Expands With 3rd Senior Care Franchise In Maryland »

August 28, 2015 at 4:41AM PDT | Source: Always Best Care, Inc.

Always Best Care® Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, today announced that it has awarded its newest and 3rd franchise in Maryland.
Roseville, CA, August 28, 2015 - (PR.com) - Always Best Care® Senior Services, one of the leading senior care franchise systems in the United States, today announced that it has awarded its newest and 3rd franchise in Maryland. Always Best Care of Howard County covers Columbia, Mount Airy, Laurel, Clarksville and surrounding areas, and joins Always Best Care franchisees covering the Fallston (Baltimore) and Potomac (Chevy Chase/Silver Spring/Bethesda) areas.
Always Best Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of non-medical in-home care, assisted living placement services and skilled home health care...

Chem-Dry Floor And Carpet Cleaning Franchise Expands Into 50th Country »

August 28, 2015 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

The largest carpet cleaning franchise in the world continues to succeed in new international markets.
August 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // NASHVILLE — After successfully expanding into Bahrain and Trinidad & Tobago, Chem-Dry has now achieved a presence in 50 countries across the globe.
Chem-Dry is the world's largest carpet cleaning franchise, with 3,500 locations that serve more than 10,000 homes and businesses every day. With a proven business model and an eco-friendly process that is proven to remove 98% of common indoor allergens from carpets and upholstery, according to a study conducted by an independent air quality laboratory, Chem-Dry is finding success in expanding into new countries with wide-ranging cultural landscapes...

Tailored Living Expands Market Reach Beyond Residential And Into Commercial »

August 27, 2015 at 11:34AM PDT | Source: Tailored Living

August 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORANGE, Calif. – Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage®, the largest home organization and garage flooring franchise in North America, with 180 franchise territories, is pleased to report a 29% gross sales increase year-to-date compared to last year, with roughly 20% of sales coming from commercial or institutional business.
According to Executives at the Tailored Living corporate office, market reach into the commercial sector is due, in part, to residential customer satisfaction. In a recent customer satisfaction survey conducted by Livingston, Wilson, & Associates, Inc., over 95% of survey respondents said they would refer Tailored Living, and these same respondents ranked Tailored Living as excellent in delivering outstanding value in product, service, quality and price...

Charlene Allen Joins EXIT Realty In Traverse City »

August 26, 2015 at 12:09PM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Traverse City, Michigan (Grassroots Newswire) August 24, 2015 - EXIT Realty Paramount in Traverse City today announced the addition of Charlene Allen to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Charlene to EXIT Realty," says Holly Streit, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Paramount. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Charlene each and every day."
Charlene draws upon her real estate experience of numerous years as an owner/broker on Cape Cod and her personal experience as a buyer and seller of many primary and seasonal homes, as well as her experience as an active partner in small development projects. Her passion for real estate is reflected in her efforts to gather all pertinent facts about a property...

Lamar Lampkins Joins EXIT Realty In Germantown »

August 26, 2015 at 7:55AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Germantown, Wisconsin (Grassroots Newswire) August 19, 2015 - EXIT Realty XL in Germantown today announced the addition of Lamar Lampkins to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Lamar to EXIT Realty," says Jerry Grosenick, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty XL. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Lamar each and every day."
Lamar has many years of customer service experience. His knowledge makes him a great addition to the team.
"Great Training, Cutting Edge Technology, a Team Culture and retirement income is what makes us different."
About EXIT Realty
EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that supplies single-level residual income - for agents, security, stability and direction; for agents’ families, security in the form of beneficiary and retirement residuals...

Merry Maids Rolls Out Lua To Connect Teams On The Go »

August 26, 2015 at 7:35AM PDT | Source: Merry Maids

The leader in the cleaning service industry uses mobile messaging to support its field teams.
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2015 - Lua, the leading mobile messaging solution for the enterprise, announced today that Merry Maids, a division of ServiceMaster with over 900 franchise locations, adopted Lua as its mobile messaging platform for improved connectivity across its staff.
“We are delighted to use Lua as it allows us to communicate highly efficiently while preserving client privacy,” says Donna Partin, the owner and operator of Merry Maids. “Our biggest differentiator from independent services is the integrity we provide and Lua allows us to maintain it.”
Lua provides Merry Maids with a modern solution for improving operational efficiency both in and out of the field...

Spring-Green Continues Support Of Veterans With Donation To Fisher House Foundation »

August 26, 2015 at 6:30AM PDT | Source: Spring-Green Lawn Care

National Training Conference silent auction raises $20,000 for the no-cost comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay during medical treatment.
PLAINFIELD, IL (PRWEB) August 26, 2015 - Spring-Green Lawn Care held its annual National Training Conference July 29, 2015 – August 1, 2015, at McDonald’s University in Oak Brook, Illinois. All Spring-Green franchise owners and support center staff gathered for the event, which was filled with insightful hands-on training and multiple opportunities to network with other owners from the entire Spring-Green franchise system.
Spring-Green’s core values - Ecstatic Customer Base, Pursue Common Goals, Innovate to Improve, Do Right, Respect for All, Move Forward - are evident throughout the organization, our vendor partners and at the conference...

Charlotte Smith Joins EXIT Realty In New Smyrna Beach »

August 26, 2015 at 5:30AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

New Smyrna Beach, Florida (Grassroots Newswire) August 19, 2015 - EXIT Real Estate Property Solutions in New Smyrna Beach today announced the addition of Charlotte Smith to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Charlotte to EXIT Realty," says Gina Steger, Broker of EXIT Real Estate Property Solutions. "EXIT is growing and attracting quality business people like Charlotte each and every day."
Charlotte comes to us from Collado Real Estate and has been a licensed real estate agent for 17+ years. She has provided consultation to many home buyers and sellers as well as to commercial developers in all stages of development from purchase, permitting, building construction, road construction and sales/leasing...

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Adds Extensive Video Library To OutdoorLights.com »

August 25, 2015 at 11:32AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Lighting Perspectives
Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Opportunities Available

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives recently announced the addition of an extensive video library on OutdoorLights.com, the company’s national website as part of their ongoing commitment to educating consumers and differentiating the brand.
RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) August 25, 2015 - Jody Wetherill, Brand Marketing Manager for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives recently announced the addition of an extensive video library on OutdoorLights.com as part of their ongoing commitment to educating consumers and differentiating the brand.
“Video plays a huge role in a client’s selection process when choosing a professional outdoor lighting company. By producing a collection of high quality professional video assets, we’re not only able to position our company and franchisees as the leaders in the industry, but provide helpful tips and resources to consumers interested in or considering working with a professional outdoor lighting company,” explained Jody Wetherill, Brand Marketing Manager for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives...

WIN Home Inspection Franchise Welcomes New Director Of Franchise Development »

August 25, 2015 at 11:15AM PDT | Source: WIN Home Inspection

Terry McGee, the New Director of Franchise Development for the WIN Home Inspection Franchise, Brings Years of Experience in the Franchising World
MADISON, AL - (Marketwired - Aug 25, 2015) - WIN Home Inspection has named Terry McGee as Director of Franchise Development. McGee has spent 20 years developing franchises, and he knows how to franchise aggressively.
He managed national and international development for several service-related franchisors. He managed discovery days and training sessions, oversaw marketing and sales teams, developed follow-up procedures for lead and sales generation, managed lead generation programs, conducted webinars on lead generation, and ensured legal compliance with franchise agreements.
"I'd known about WIN for several years before joining their team...

The Maids: Simplify Your Back-to-School Routine »

August 25, 2015 at 9:41AM PDT | Source: The Maids

Cleaning experts from The Maids offer these tips to simplify your back-to-school routine.
(PRWEB) August 25, 2015 - The dog days of summer are coming to an end and soon school bells will ring. If the summer days derailed your housecleaning efforts, now is a great time to get back into a routine and get your family to be part of it. Before you find yourself dashing to and from fall events, simplify your routine with these tips from the cleaning experts at The Maids.

Keep it, or toss it. Back-to-school is a great time to purge old clothing that no longer fits, or has seen a little too much love. Have kids put on a fashion show to determine which duds to keep, and which to toss. Use this as an opportunity to determine what new items you need to purchase for the fall season...

Keller Williams Acquires Agent Team Business Solution Provider »

August 25, 2015 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: Keller Williams Realty

Team Leads acquisition, HomeKeepr and Placester solutions mark robust additions to KW Technology suite
August 18, 2015 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, TEXAS - Keller Williams, the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, has acquired Team Leads Inc., an agent team business solution provider based in Ontario, Canada. The company has rebranded the solution as KW Team Leads and made it available to its agent teams. Keller Williams has also entered into collaborations with two leading real estate technology providers, HomeKeepr and Placester, in an effort to increase the power of its individual agents' branding and marketing.
Keller Williams has aligned with HomeKeepr to add lead cultivation functionality as part of the Keller Williams Real Estate Search App, a key new feature to drive repeat business for agents...

Home Care Assistance Partners With Independent Living »

August 25, 2015 at 4:09AM PDT | Source: Home Care Assistance

Senior care leader, Home Care Assistance, is partnering with new company, Independent Living, by offering a pilot program of their services to a selection of interested clients
August 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // Palo Alto, CA – Home Care Assistance, a leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Independent Living, a company that consults older adults on modifications they can make to help them age in their own homes successfully. Independent Living will be offering a pilot program of their services to Home Care Assistance clients in Palo Alto, CA and surrounding areas.
“With a mission to change the way the world ages by helping seniors live well in their own homes, we couldn’t be more excited to partner with Independent Living,” said Kathy Johnson, PhD, Founder and CEO of Home Care Assistance...

Outdoor Living Brands To Join Stonework Franchising On Live Franchise Talk Show, Veterans Helping Veterans »

August 24, 2015 at 11:01AM PDT | Source: Outdoor Living Brands

Outdoor Living Brands and Stonework Franchising join forces to host two-part live Franchise Talk Show specifically for the veteran community.
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) August 24, 2015 - Outdoor Living Brands is thrilled to announce the brand’s first LIVE Franchise Talk Show appearance scheduled for Monday, August 24th at 3:30 PM EST.
Hosted and produced by Stonework Franchising, a veteran owned and operated franchise consultant firm that specializes in assisting transitioning and retired military veterans as the explore and evaluate franchise opportunities to launch and ultimately operate as their own.
“The Live Franchise Talk Show was created in order to create a valuable resource for vets. There is a famous saying in the military…You don’t know what you don’t know...

Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise Thrives In Cities With Worst Allergy Rates »

August 24, 2015 at 7:51AM PDT | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Tests Show Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning Franchise's Cleaning Process Dramatically Reduces Allergens, Providing a Marketing Tool in These 10 Cities
NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwired - Aug 24, 2015) - Recently, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released its annual list of the Top 10 Worst Cities in America for Allergy Sufferers. Chances are the summer months and the early fall are rough for some residents in these cities:
U.S. Top 10 Worst Cities for Allergies

Jackson, Mississippi
Louisville, Kentucky
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Memphis, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
McAllen, Texas
Wichita, Kansas
Dayton, Ohio
Providence, Rhode Island
Richmond, Virginia

Source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Why does this matter to someone who is considering a carpet cleaning franchise? It's because Chem-Dry's cleaning process removes allergens from the home...

Zerorez® Announces Opening In New York’s Capital District As Expansion Continues Across America »

August 24, 2015 at 4:31AM PDT | Source: Zerorez
Zerorez  Opportunities Available

August 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Zerorez®, a national carpet and living surfaces cleaning franchisor, continues its Northeastern wave of growth, following recent introductions into Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh area) and Massachusetts (Springfield area) with its patented and “green” cleaning system. Superior cleaning results and strong franchise owners are key to the brand’s continuing success.
Over the past four centuries, Albany, NY has grown from a small Dutch settlement into New York State’s Capital Region in the heart of burgeoning Tech Valley. Now, the area is also home to the Zerorez Capital District Franchise.
New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID), based in Albany, is the Zerorez Franchisee for this area, through its wholly owned subsidiary Choice Work, LLC...

Realty ONE Group Affiliates Celebrate Success Across The Nation »

August 21, 2015 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: Realty ONE Group

Offices Experience Growth and Market Leadership
IRVINE, Calif. - Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Realty ONE Group Affiliates announced today they are having a banner year on all fronts. Since launching in 2012, the affiliate program has grown from 1 franchise to 41 locations in just over two years. In the past few years, locations have spread from 3 to 14 states resulting in 80% growth.
"Realty ONE Group has perfected its agent offering over the last decade to ensure that our members have what they need to become top producing agents and achieve success," said CEO and founder Kuba Jewgieniew. In the next ten years Realty ONE Group plans to continue this momentum, growing to 100,000 Real Estate Professionals across 20 countries.
Another top growth driver is driven from having the best franchisees in the industry who are embracing their "ONE Family" brand positioning and are focused on the success of their agents...

Alex DeLeon Launches Fresh Coat Painters Of Smyrna »

August 20, 2015 at 11:29AM PDT | Source: Fresh Coat

Fresh Coat of Smyrna, a local Fresh Coat Painters franchise, serves Smyrna, Mableton, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Dallas, Acworth, Powder Springs and Hiram.
SMYRNA, GA (PRWEB) August 20, 2015 - Alex deLeon is looking forward to bringing a better customer service experience to the painting industry with his new small business, Fresh Coat of Smyrna.
Fresh Coat of Smyrna, a local Fresh Coat Painters franchise, 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...

Brightway Celebrates Seventh Anniversary »

August 20, 2015 at 11:07AM PDT | Source: Brightway Insurance

August 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSONVILLE, FLA. – Brightway Insurance, the country’s seventh largest privately held personal lines independent insurance agency, celebrates its seventh year in business today, Thursday, August 20, 2015, the company announced.
Jacksonville, Fla.-based Brightway is a national property/casualty insurance agency selling through a network of franchised locations. The company started in 2008 and has grown to 117 locations in 10 states.
In mid-August, the company was named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America for the seventh consecutive year, in part due to the following average year-over-year growth:




Number of franchise locations


21%




Number of Agency Owners and staff       


26%




Brightway employees


33%




Year-end policies in force


47%




Written premium


49%




To celebrate Brightway’ s accomplishments, Founder and Chairman David Miller, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman Michael Miller, and President Talman Howard will host a celebration today for the company’s 200 Jacksonville-based employees...

Inc. 5000 Winner, Mosquito Squad Celebrates Their 35th New Location In 2015 »

August 20, 2015 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad
Mosquito Squad Opportunities Available

Mosquito Squad welcomes their 35th new franchisee of the year with the recent addition of retired U.S veteran Thomas and Leslie Wilson.
RICHMOND, VA (PRWEB) August 20, 2015 - In honor of World Mosquito Day, the team behind the #1 Pest Control franchise, Mosquito Squad announced today the recent closure of their 35th deal of 2015. Leslie and Thomas Wilson are the latest couple to join Mosquito Squad. Thomas and his wife Leslie first learned about Mosquito Squad while working with a FranNet business broker, Barney Greenbaum.
Leslie Wilson has a wide array of skills and attributes that she brings to the table having served in many different roles over the past few years due to the nature of being a military wife. Leslie has supported her husband Thomas’s career in the U...



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