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New Caring Transitions Business Brings Senior Relocation Services, Estate Sales To The San Diego County Area »

February 18, 2015 at 10:49AM PST | 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.
Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2015 - Carlsbad resident Dawn Lesicko is looking forward to starting a new chapter of her life as a small business owner serving seniors and their families through her new business, Caring Transitions of Carlsbad.
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 and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market...

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Completes Acquisition Of PODS® »

February 03, 2015 at 4:41AM PST | Source: PODS

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Feb. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers') has finalized the purchase of PODS, a leader in the moving and storage category. The transaction value is in excess of $1 billion.
The acquisition was led by Teachers' Long-Term Equities group, which focuses on direct investments with steady cash flow, growth potential over a long-term horizon and a low to moderate level of risk.
Founded in 1998, PODS pioneered the portable moving and storage industry and operates in over 150 locations, both corporate and franchise owned, in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK. PODS employs approximately 1,000 corporate employees and has demonstrated a strong track record of growth throughout its history...

Zippy Shell Announces Major Rebrand »

February 02, 2015 at 7:27AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

February 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // Washington D.C. - Zippy Shell is proud to announce that it has undergone a complete rebrand. As of today, the company has rolled out a new visual identity, tagline and online presence to support its plans and future growth.
Zippy Shell also took the opportunity to simplify and redesign its logo. The new look will provide consistency throughout its new identity, further enhancing the core message of what the company represents. The new tagline is 'Storage and Moving Made Simple.'
"Redefining our company will provide us with a chance to strengthen our message of who we are and what we stand for. This was the opportunity to not only tailor our brand to our customers' needs, but also for us to modernize how we represent ourselves...

Zippy Shell Celebrates New Franchise In Ohio »

January 28, 2015 at 9:07AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

January 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // Zippy Shell USA is proud to announce the company's new franchise in Columbus, Ohio. The location is the second Zippy Shell franchise to open in the state of Ohio.
Zippy Shell has entered the market with the help of David Rothman, who served over 20 years as a leading operations and technology executive focusing on improving business environments in order to achieve corporate strategic goals. Rothman recently held senior positions at J.P. Morgan Chase and Washington Mutual Bank. Rothman's past experience will be beneficial for his business development efforts at Zippy Shell Greater Columbus.
"I am extremely excited to bring Zippy Shell to the Greater Columbus area by providing another simple, cost-effective and customer-centric alternative in the storage and moving industry," said David Rothman, president of Zippy Shell Greater Columbus...

Zippy Shell Opens First Portable Self Storage Service In Manhattan »

January 22, 2015 at 7:26AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

The portable self storage and moving company expands its services to Manhattan
January 22, 2015 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell is proud to announce the grand opening of the company's first franchise location in Manhattan. Zippy Shell is the first portable self-storage operation to break ground in the Manhattan market.
"I am thrilled today to celebrate the grand opening of the first portable self-service storage and moving service in Manhattan," said Phillip Kim, president and owner of Zippy Shell Manhattan. "I look forward to helping the many people in NYC who are seeking simpler solutions for their storage needs."
With its grand opening, Zippy Shell of Manhattan joined 40 markets added to Zippy Shell in 2014...

Zippy Shell Expansion Tops 100 Markets In The U.S. »

January 21, 2015 at 5:33AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

The rapidly growing national self-storage and moving company sold 40 new markets in 2014.
January 21, 2015 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. - Zippy Shell USA reached a significant milestone in December 2014, with the announcement of 100 markets sold across the United States. In only four years of franchising, the company has sold franchise locations in 28 states and the District of Columbia, for a total of 104 markets.
A market is defined as a franchised territory of 500,000 in population. In 2014, Zippy Shell added 40 new markets, making the company one of the fastest growing companies in self-storage. Zippy Shell achieved this milestone in only its fifth year of operation, compared to one of the leading competitors, PODS®, which currently oversees roughly 150 territories after 17 years of operation...

Zippy Shell Named 'Franchise 500' By Entrepreneur Magazine For Third Consecutive Year »

December 29, 2014 at 7:49AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell, the Popular Moving and Portable Storage Company Moves Up 32 Spots
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) December 29, 2014 - Zippy Shell USA, has been named by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the "Franchise 500" for 2015. This is the third consecutive year Zippy Shell has been named to the prestigious list. Zippy Shell ranked No. 3 in its category and overall ranks No. 336 on the list for 2015, which is up from a ranking of No. 368 in 2014.
The list and related stories appear in the January issue of Entrepreneur Magazine. View the full ranking in numerical order online at Entrepreneur.com/franchise500.
"We couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of the list for the third consecutive year," says Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell...

Moving And Storage Leader, PODS Announces Deal To Be Acquired By The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan »

December 23, 2014 at 5:05AM PST | Source: PODS

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The parent company of PODS announces the signing of a binding agreement to sell the company, in its entirety, to the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (Teachers'). Details on the deal have not been disclosed and it is likely the sale will be finalized in the first quarter of 2015. PODS utilized Barclays as its exclusive financial advisor.
This transaction is led by Teachers' Long-Term Equities group, which focuses on direct investments with steady cash flow, growth potential over a long-term horizon and a low to moderate level of risk.
Founded in 1998, PODS pioneered the portable moving and storage industry and operates in over 150 locations, both corporate and franchise owned, in the US, Canada, Australia and the UK...

Michael Begley Brings Caring Transitions To Spokane Area »

December 04, 2014 at 4:48AM PST | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

This locally owned and operated franchise serves Greater Spokane, Spokane Valley, South Hill, Millwood, Veradale, Liberty Lake and the surrounding areas.
Spokane, WA (PRWEB) December 03, 2014 - Michael Begley knows a few things about managing the estates of loved ones when they downsize or pass away, including how overwhelmingly stressful it can be – he helped with the estates of both his parents and his grandmother. That's why, when he decided to open his own business, Caring Transitions was a natural fit.
Begley just opened Caring Transitions of Spokane. This local franchise serves Greater Spokane, Spokane Valley, South Hill, Millwood, Veradale, Liberty Lake and the surrounding areas.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations...

Zippy Shell Opens In Las Vegas »

November 24, 2014 at 7:28AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell USA Las Vegas location is open for business!
November 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. ? Zippy Shell USA, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of the company's newest location, Las Vegas, Nevada. This location will serve the entire Las Vegas and Henderson market under the ownership of Brian Linsey. It is the company's first location in Nevada.
Linsey brings over 15 years of advertising experience to Zippy Shell. This experience will be invaluable, especially when opening in a new location and market.
"I am committed to creatively and aggressively marketing the Zippy Shell® brand to drive awareness and response in the Las Vegas market," Linsey said. "We hope to create edgy, memorable advertising campaigns that make Zippy Shell an irresistible alternative to other, more staid players, in the storage and moving industry...

Zippy Shell To Support Fallen Heroes With "Wreaths Across America" This Holiday Season »

November 21, 2014 at 7:38AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C.- Zippy Shell USA, LLC is proud to announce that this holiday season the company will support the Wreaths Across America program. The Maine based charity works to lay wreaths at Veterans' cemeteries and monuments across the United States. Their most ambitious project is annually laying wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery for the holiday season.
Zippy Shell is pledging that for every customer that books with one of their participating locations, they will sponsor a wreath for a fallen hero. This effort began on November 15th and will continue through Christmas.
Wreaths Across America strives to teach communities about the importance of remembering fallen heroes, supporting troops currently serving, and teaching youth of the selfless sacrifices made by veterans and their families for freedom...

First South Carolina Franchise Location Opens For Business! »

November 21, 2014 at 6:52AM PST | Source: Zippy Shell

November 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC is excited to announce the company's first franchise location in the state of South Carolina is officially open for business! The newest location is under the ownership of Bart and Robin Duncan and will serve the greater Greenville area.
Both originally from Greenville, Bart and his wife, Robin, have spent most of their careers working in the aerospace and telecommunications industries. The Duncan's previous experiences will be invaluable resources for their Zippy Shell® operation because they understand the benefits of providing excellent customer service.
"We are of course very excited to get started," said Trey Smart, Business Development specialist at Zippy Shell of Greenville...

New Caring Transitions Business Brings Senior Relocation Services To North Atlanta »

November 18, 2014 at 9:53AM PST | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - Bret Rachlin knows what it's like to relocate a senior. When his mom and 90-year-old father moved from Fort Myers to Atlanta four years ago, the stress was overwhelming. That experience, combined with his desire to serve his community as a small business owner, is why Rachlin has launched Caring Transitions of North Metro Atlanta.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of North Metro Atlanta serves Roswell, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven and Doraville...

You Move Me Opens 7th Franchise In California »

November 06, 2014 at 4:08AM PST | Source: You Move Me
You Move Me Opportunities Available

November 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // WALNUT CREEK, CA - Entrepreneur Jimmy Lu is bringing You Move Me to Walnut Creek, forever transforming the way people in that city move. This is the 7th franchise that You Move Me has opened in California and franchise no. 33 for the brand in North America.
The moving industry is generally thought to be unreliable at best and downright sketchy at worst. But with You Move Me, Lu is applying standards for professionalism that focus on the customer and on making moving almost fun.
Lu applied his BA in Economics from UC Berkeley to grow a technology company and then a national food franchise. Delving into business ownership again, he knows he can apply his formula for success to You Move Me as well...

Woman Entrepreneur Opens Caring Transitions Of Northeast Wyoming & Rapid City »

October 29, 2014 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Amanda Lawson launches local franchise specializing in managing relocations for seniors and busy families as well as downsizing and estate liquidations.
Sheridan, WY (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 - Amanda Lawson is excited to be bringing her passion for service to her new small business, Caring Transitions of Northeast Wyoming & Rapid City.
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 and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. Caring Transitions of Northeast Wyoming & Rapid City serves Sheridan, Buffalo, Gillette, Rapid City, Spearfish and the surrounding communities...

Zippy Shell USA Named To Franchise Times Top 500 Franchise Systems List »

October 27, 2014 at 7:44AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC. is excited to announce the company’s inclusion on the 2014 Franchise Times Top 500 Franchises Systems list. The list, also referred to as the "500 Big Brands" list, is published annually incorporating the largest franchise systems across the world. Coming in at #485, Zippy Shell® joins the ranks of some of the largest companies in the world after just four years of operation.
The Franchise Times Top 500 is an annual ranking of the top 500 franchise systems in the U.S. by Global system wide sales, based on the previous year’s performance. Franchise Times compiles the companies by reviewing their voluntary reports and publicly available data, including the most recent franchise disclosure document and Securities and Exchange Commission filings...

New Business Serves Seniors, Families In Colorado Springs »

October 24, 2014 at 5:53AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - Patrick McCombie is looking forward to bringing senior relocation and estate liquidation services to the area through his new small business, Caring Transitions of Colorado Springs.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. This local franchise, Caring Transitions of Colorado Springs, serves the Colorado Springs and Monument areas as well as the surrounding communities.
"I saw two aunts go through relocations and it was a struggle...

Caring Transitions Recognized As A Top 50 Franchise For Veterans »

October 23, 2014 at 10:34AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 - As Caring Transitions surpasses 150 franchisees nationwide, the company is also celebrating being recognized as one of the Top 50 Franchises for Veterans by USA Today.
Caring Transitionsis America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move management, Caring Transitions can handle on-site or online estate sales, liquidations, and preparing homes for market. The USA Today honor recognizes businesses with a strong veteran representation and individual programs to attract veterans and is based on data from the Word Franchising Network.
"At Caring Transitions, we believe that veterans not only deserve the best opportunities, but that they have earned those opportunities...

Zippy Shell USA Sponsors Powerlifting World Championship »

October 23, 2014 at 7:43AM PDT | Source: Zippy Shell

October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA is proud to announce the company’s sponsorship of the 100% RAW Powerlifting Federation 2014 World Championships. The competition is one of the largest powerlifting events in the world with over 300 athletes competing from as far away as Russia and Canada. The 2014 World Championship is being held on Oct. 30- Nov. 2, 2014 in Virginia Beach.
The competitors range in ages from pre-teens to adults with the youngest competitor being a 12 year old New Jersey native. Zippy Shell will sponsor a championship belt to be awarded to one of the top competitors of the championship.
"Just as these competitors strive to be world class, Zippy Shell works every day to deliver world class customer service to our customers who are moving or need storage for their stuff", said Josh Greene, VP of Marketing for Zippy Shell...

Two Women Entrepreneurs Bring Medical Background To New Caring Transitions Business »

October 22, 2014 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: Caring Transitions
Caring Transitions Opportunities Available

Billings, MT (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Friends Teresa Otto and Erin BeQuette have a true passion for caring for people. Teresa, an anesthesiologist, and Erin, a nurse, are looking forward to bringing that passion and experience to their new business – Caring Transitions of Yellowstone Valley.
Caring Transitions is America's largest resource specializing in managing senior relocations, downsizing and estate liquidations. In addition to the organizing, packing and move oversight, Caring Transitions can handle on-site and online estate sales, preparing homes for market and more. Caring Transitions of Yellowstone Valley serves the Billings area, Yellowstone County and Southeastern Stillwater County as well as Carbon, Treasure, Rosebud and Custer counties...



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