December 20, 2007 // Franchising.com // - St. Louis, Missouri - Stratus Building Solutions, a St. Louis-based franchisor of retail-commercial-industrial building cleaning service franchises nationwide, has entered the Colorado market by awarding a new Master Franchise to Stratus Building Solutions of Northern Colorado, LLC, in the Fort Collins/Loveland/Greeley triplex, a booming region about 65 miles north of Denver.
The expansion into Colorado complements Stratus Building Solutions' entry into Florida, New York, Georgia and New Jersey markets earlier this year.
Dennis Jarrett, CEO of Stratus Building Solutions, said, "Our new Master Franchise in Northern Colorado complements cleaning service franchises in 12 other states that our company has established since Stratus Building Solutions was founded as a premier service franchisor in 2004."
Cody and Kelly Churchill are the owners of Stratus Building Solutions of Northern Colorado. As Master Franchisees, they will offer Stratus Building Solutions sub-franchises for sale to entrepreneurs in Fort Collins, Loveland and Greeley, including Larimer and Weld counties, who will provide top-quality commercial cleaning services based on Stratus Building Solutions' successful business model.
Cody Churchill, said, "We are very enthusiastic about our new relationship with Straus Building Solutions. Our Master Franchise is a terrific opportunity for people to start new businesses, create jobs and generate income by providing comprehensive, cost-efficient cleaning services to building owners and managers in northern Colorado."
Kelly Churchill added, "Stratus Building Solutions has a track record of superior cleaning solutions, employee training excellence, minority-owned business support and environmental responsibility based on a franchise model that is recession-resistant. We are excited about introducing Stratus Buildings Solutions in the greater Fort Collins business community."
The new Master Franchise has offices at 375 37th Street, Suite 100, Loveland, Colorado, 80538, Phone: 970.988.7292. Financial terms of the new Master Franchise agreement were not disclosed.
Cody Churchill graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, majoring in Agricultural Business. For more than ten years, he worked in agriculture businesses with responsibilities for commodity contracting, logistics and contract execution management, customer relations, and commodity trading responsibilities.
Kelly Churchill previously worked in the national telecommunications industry with management responsibilities including oversight of multiple sales teams, tracking sales and customer service performance, and coaching sales managers to enhance performance.
"Cody and Kelly are experienced business managers whose customer service skills are excellent," said Pete Frese, president of Stratus Building Solutions. "We welcome Cody and Kelly to our growing family of Master Franchisees."
Stratus Building Solutions offers 16 different cleaning service franchise plans providing state-of-the-art "environmentally green" cleaning systems, products, services and marketing support to franchisees. Franchise benefits include orientation and training; customer referrals; administrative and accounting support; pre-arranged credit lines; access to insurance and surety bonds, financing options, business reviews; promotional support; and other turn-key advantages.
Stratus Building Solutions operates its own Master Franchise in St. Louis which has awarded 260 sub-franchise units in the metropolitan area to entrepreneurs, including executives establishing a "second career," business owners, investors and families who manage cleaning contracts for major office and professional buildings locally.
Stratus Building Solutions currently offers franchises in Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Mexico in addition to Missouri, with plans for expansion in 2008. The firm's headquarters are at 1976 Innerbelt Business Center Drive in suburban St. Louis.
For information, please see the website www.stratusclean.com or call Stratus Building Solutions at 314.731.2000 or toll-free at 1.877.731.2020. Media contact: Jeff Dunlap @ PowerlinePR 314.993 6925.