January 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, DC - Zippy Shell USA, LLC announced today the sale of a new franchise location in Los Angeles, California. The new Los Angeles location will be the 5th franchise location in the state of California and the 37th franchise location in the United States. It is under the ownership of Kevin Lillestol, Dean Moss and Ken Grossman. The new location is expected to launch in the spring of 2014.
The owners have widely varied backgrounds. Kevin Lillestol has spent 30 years working in the television industry with involvement in programs like "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette", while his wife Susan is a consultant and producer for many independent production companies. Dean Moss has spent the last 14 years firmly integrated into the market as the owner and managing member of the Hangar Inn Bar & Grill located in Manhattan Beach, California. Dean’s wife Maria has spent the last 31 years working for Northrop Gurmman. Finally, Ken Grossman has been the sole proprietor of Confirmed Freight, LLC for the last 13 years and brings with him a tremendous understanding of the storage and moving industries.
Lillestol, Moss, and Grossman were all drawn to the Zippy Shell® Solution due to how the company was structured, the depth of commitment to the business by the corporate team, and integration of the digital marketing platforms. Ken Grossman, who has industry experience, was specifically attracted to the operations of the Zippy Shell System. He liked the simplicity of the system and the advantages it offers for customers looking to move.
"As a group we’re excited to open up the Los Angeles market with the Zippy Shell tools and systems" said Lillestol. "We feel there is incredible opportunity here in Southern California and are looking forward to expanding the brand here on the left coast." Moss added "Being a new market here in LA, the territory is very important. We believe our territory is positioned for positive growth which benefits all involved."
According to Rick Del Sontro, Zippy Shell USA, LLC, "The backgrounds of these individuals make this one of the most well-rounded ownership groups to join the Zippy Shell system. Their enthusiasm to open the Los Angeles market is unparalleled and we are very excited to see how quickly they can build the brand and their business."
"Having lived in Southern California, and been involved in the market there for the past 20 years I am very confident that our territory is perfect for the Zippy Shell model and it will be a huge success. Our team will bring much to the growth of the Zippy Shell brand in sunny Southern California." stated Grossman.
The fast moving and continued growth of the Zippy Shell® brand recently earned the company the rank of #368 Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 500 Franchises for 2014. Zippy Shell USA, LLC was also announced as a recipient of the Franchise Business Review 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Award.
Zippy Shell USA, LLC is a domestic franchisor of a patent pending and unique mobile self-storage system. The Zippy Shell system currently has 37 independent owned operators of the Zippy Shell Brand in 70markets. Zippy Shell USA, LLC is headquartered in Washington DC. Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about Zippy Shell franchise opportunities should visit http://www.zippyshell.com. Each Zippy Shell location is independently owned and operated. Zippy Shell ® is an exclusive licensed trademark of Zippy Shell USA., LLC.
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Zippy Shell Incorporated is a national provider of portable storage and moving services.