December 17, 2013 // Franchising.com // When Men In Kilts began offering franchise opportunities three years ago, expansion across North America was the goal. Each year the window cleaning business has seen several leaps towards this goal and 2013 was no different. Growth in franchise development and sales accompanied by great franchisee feedback in a survey conducted by Franchise Business Review, has helped acknowledge Men In Kilts as a great business franchise opportunity.
Men In Kilts CEO Tressa Wood says, "2013 was a great year for us. Our franchisee satisfaction rating was exceptional and the direction we are heading in for 2014 is exciting. We have worked hard on adding systems and support that will really impact the success and sustainability of our franchises, and help set them up for big growth as well. Improvements in our technical training, productivity tools, metrics and reporting, PR, SEO, social media and customer service were all a major focus as we grew this year and will continue to be moving forward."
In 2013, new locations opened in Boston, Toronto, and Edmonton bringing the Men In Kilts operation to a total of eleven franchisees in nine locations with plans to add ten to fourteen new franchise locations in 2014.
Wood continues, "Our system wide revenue grew over 40% in 2013 and we anticipate even bigger growth in 2014. The reception we receive in new markets is amazing. Many markets across the U.S and Canada have heard of us now and prospects interested in buying a franchise have increased since opening some of our bigger markets in Boston and Philadelphia."
The cleaning industry is a multi-billion dollar industry with huge opportunity. Companies who focus on the customer and on building scalable systems will be the ones who lead the industry.
Wood concludes, "Running a successful business is about having a vision and a plan, with tight execution. It also has a lot to do with people. Bringing on the right franchise owners who are aligned with our vision and brand, and retaining customers by delivering exceptional customer service is what will drive our brand forward and make us a household name."
To find our more about franchise opportunities and available markets visit http://www.meninkiltsfranchise.com.
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Men In Kilts was started in 2002 by Nicholas Brand, a Vancouver based Scotsman who fashioned a hand-sewn kilt and put a visual to the otherwise faceless window cleaner.
By 2009, the location had grown to over one million in revenue and caught the attention of Tressa Wood, former VP of Operations from 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. Tressa joined the team as CEO and began the process of franchising the company. Men In Kilts now has locations across North America and plans to expand to every major metro by 2017.
Positioned to serve the growing demands of the multi-billion dollar cleaning and building maintenance industry, the Men In Kilts concept is about building a national brand that delivers an unparalleled level of professional service to both the residential and commercial markets.
For more information on Men In Kilts, or to see them in action, please contact Megan Nemeth at pr[at]meninkilt[dot]com or visit http://www.meninkilts.com.
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Men In Kilts was started in 2002 by Nicholas Brand with a squeegee and a hand-sewn kilt made by his wife.