One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating Also #1 For Home Repairs, #5 On "Top Franchises" List
SARASOTA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clockwork Home Services, Inc. (Clockwork) today announced that both of its One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® units are ranked among the nation's top 500 franchises for 2008, according to Entrepreneur's 29th annual "Franchise 500." One Hour Air ranked #162 on this year's list and Benjamin Franklin ranked #248. These rankings are published in the current January 2008 issue of Entrepreneur.
The rankings are compiled annually by the magazine and based on companies' growth rate, financial strength and stability, and size of the franchise system. Other considerations for inclusion in the prestigious list included the number of years in business, length of time franchising, startup costs, low employee turnover and whether the company provided financing. For 2008, both Clockwork-owned franchises showed positive growth, resulting in improved rankings over 2007.
In addition to its listing on the Franchise 500, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating received two additional nods in specific categories. The HVAC franchise is ranked #1 on Entrepreneur's "Miscellaneous Home Repairs" list and #5 on the magazine's list of "Top Franchises" for 2008, which Entrepreneur awards to the top companies that have been franchising since 2003.
"One Hour and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing's rankings by Entrepreneur reflect Clockwork's leadership in the home services industry and the continued strong appeal that these franchises have to contractors who are seeking to join an organization that is consistently recognized for best practices, outstanding customer service and a solid brand reputation," said Jim Abrams, CEO, Clockwork Home Services, Inc. "We are pleased to be recognized by Entrepreneur for our franchises' strong performance and growth year over year, which we believe is inspired by our high business and ethical standards – the ultimate keystones to our future success."
One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, along with Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, collectively serve a population of nearly 40 million consumers. Clockwork currently operates electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning franchises within its portfolio of home services franchises.
About Clockwork Home Services, Inc.
Clockwork Home Services, Inc. is dedicated to improving the operations, efficiency, customer service and profitability of contractors in the home services industry in North America through affinity group membership and nationally branded franchises. Its companies include Mister Sparky® Electrical Franchising, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® Franchising, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® Franchising, BuyMax®, Plumbers' Success International®, Electricians' Success International®, AirTime 500™, Roofers' Success International®, Success Academy®, AirTime Canada™ ULC, SuccessWare, Inc.® and company-owned One Hour® operations in Nevada, Florida, Tennessee, Minnesota, Indiana, California, Ohio, South Carolina, Colorado and throughout Canada; company-owned Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® operations in Indiana, Tennessee, Minnesota, Ohio, California and Colorado; and company-owned Mister Sparky® operations in Colorado and Georgia. In 2007, Clockwork was ranked #822 on Inc. magazine's Inc. 5,000® list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. For more information, visit www.clockworkhomeservices.com.