June 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // Memphis, TN; Charlotte, NC – Enviro-Master, recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as a Top New Franchise for 2015, welcomes its newest Memphis franchise location to its fast-growing franchise that redefines clean. Enviro-Master of Memphis is the third franchise location to open in Tennessee. Mr. Whitley was referred to Enviro-Master from a franchise owner from a different service industry. Up to that point, he had been considering restaurant ownership. “Enviro-Master fit me perfectly,” stated Thom Whitley. At Discovery Day, he met Pat Swisher, President and CEO of Charlotte, NC-based Enviro-Master and members of his executive team, and Thom was impressed by their “core values, honesty, integrity and sense of system-wide teamwork.” Enviro-Master will serve restaurants, businesses, schools and organizations throughout Memphis as far east as Jackson, Tennessee and stretching west to Jonesboro and Wynne, Arkansas, north to Ripley, TN and south to Tunica and Senatobia, Mississippi. Whitley has launched his business the week of June 22nd.
“While I didn’t think I would end up in the hygiene industry, I think Enviro-Master is a genuine, good investment,” remarked Thom Whitley. “The capital investment is reasonable, and this business offers opportunities to provide Enviro-Master’s best-in-class hygiene solutions while cultivating ongoing relationships in a business to business model.”
Thom Whitley was most recently National Sales Manager for a bioremediation absorbent company. He has started two businesses in Memphis: a small personal training gym that he operated for 19 years and a marketing company. Prior to that, Thom managed national accounts for the largest private agri-business company in the world. Born in Georgia, Thom spent his early years in Florida, North Carolina and attended the University of Alabama, where he earned his BS in Commerce and Business Administration. He played football under coach Paul Bear Bryant and learned much about tenacity during “incredibly intense off-season training.” At age 30, Thom traveled to Central America to learn Spanish and broaden his life experience. He returned to Memphis, where he continues to live with his wife Tracy, who owns and operates a Memphis children’s dance studio along with her sister and mother. To learn more, go to www.emofmemphis.com, office (901) 483-3435 or email@example.com.
Scott Warren, Senior Vice President of Franchise Development for Enviro-Master, said, “After growing our entire Franchise system by an amazing 130% in 2014, Thom is among six new franchises to join our family in 2015. I am confident he will build a strong business that will complement our two other Tennessee franchisees.”
“We welcome Thom to our growing franchise system,” remarked Pat Swisher. “We believe his strong experience as an entrepreneur and as a sales manager will enable him to build a vibrant service business in Memphis and we look forward to working with him.”
Enviro-Master is a franchise business that offers people with appropriate professional skills, and genuine desire, an unparalleled opportunity to develop their own successful business. As a company, Enviro-Master is the leader in the hygiene industry dedicated to providing hygiene services and products for public restrooms everywhere. The company focuses on preventing the spread of disease and odors while creating cleaner and healthier facilities that routine maintenance just cannot do. Enviro-Master is an approved vendor in virtually all of the National Restaurant Chains.
Enviro-Master also augments its services by supplying soap, paper and cleaning products at such low pricing that it often offsets the cost of its hygiene services. With high-level services that significantly enhance any business’ image, plus budget-friendly value, Enviro-Master services possess an undeniable appeal. With public restrooms nearly everywhere people go, there is practically unlimited business potential. Visit www.enviro-master.com/.
Senior Vice President of Franchise Development
Public Relations, Enviro-Master
Enviro-Master believes in the importance of hygiene to the health of their customers, their employees and patrons.