January 16, 2008 // Franchising.com // - ANN ARBOR – John Rotche, president of Ductz International, LLC, formally announced the New Year achievement to company staffers and franchise owners across the country.
"Having Entrepreneur magazine rank DUCTZ as the number one duct-cleaning franchise, validates our owners' commitment to delivering quality, service and value to our customers," said Rotche. "And, with our ranking among Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises and recognition as a Top Home-Based Franchise for 2008, there are well-deserved accolades all around."
DUCTZ is the largest restoration company specializing in the mechanical system and is a subsidiary of The BELFOR Group, the world's leading fire and water damage restoration company with 3,200 employees in 160 locations across 25 countries.
"Interest in our DUCTZ franchise opportunity is building. We added 22 hands-on owners in the second half of last year alone," Said Steve Lajiness, DUCTZ franchise development manager. "With mounting concerns about indoor air quality and the expanding reputation of our National Service Team, we're drawing ambitious professionals who see a secure future as DUCTZ owners."
"Last year we paid out close to $1 million dollars to our owners and their skilled technicians for participating on National Service Team jobs around the country, including fire-damage clean up in California. For our owners, the National Service Team is an incremental revenue source and marketable competitive advantage."
Entrepreneur magazine ranked DUCTZ as the 248th franchise in their 2008 annual Franchise 500Ò up from 418 in 2007.
"Next month we'll cut the ribbon on our state-of-the art training facility that will feature an actual house for real-world, teaching purposes," said Rotche. "We have aggressive growth goals for 2008, and we look forward to moving up in the rankings and solidifying our position as the number one duct-cleaning franchise."