Strong National Brand Reputation, Outstanding Customer Service and Best Business Practices Are Driving Growth
SARASOTA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clockwork Home Services today announced that it has officially exceeded the 400th franchisee benchmark within its portfolio of nationally branded home services companies. Currently, Clockwork holds 168 Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® franchises, 54 Mister Sparky Electrical® franchises and 184 One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating® franchises across the United States – for a total of 406 franchises.
"Today, we are proud to mark yet another milestone for our growing family of national franchisees," said Tab Hunter, President of Franchise Operations for Clockwork Home Services, Inc. "This achievement is a result of the confidence that independent home services contractors have in our business model, which combines Clockwork Home Services' high standards, best business practices and brand reputation within this industry."
The 400th franchisee was Mr. Brian McDermott, who purchased a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise in December, 2007. The plumbing company's operations are located just outside of Cleveland, in North Royalton, Ohio. This is Mr. McDermott's second Benjamin Franklin Plumbing company – his first Ben Franklin Plumbing was purchased just over a year earlier in October of 2006. This second purchase extends his territory to cover all of Cleveland and the surrounding metropolitan area.
"Being an owner of a Benjamin Franklin franchise has taught me to be a better businessman," said Benjamin Franklin owner, Mr. McDermott. "After 17 years in the plumbing business, I now have a company that is organized and efficient enough to run without me being present 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This fact, along with the easy transition to franchise ownership, the corporate support, and the extensive training opportunities that Clockwork offers its franchises and employees, were all key factors in my decision to become an independent owner of a Benjamin Franklin company."
Clockwork opened its first franchise in 2001, and has since become one of the largest providers of nationally branded home services. As a Clockwork franchisee, contractors and business owners benefit from a nationally recognized brand with a turnkey management system. They also have access to exceptional company-wide programs and training opportunities provided by Clockwork. Examples of which include:
* Buy Max® – The company's wholesale distributor, which provides significant discounts on private label manufacturing equipment;
* SuccessAcademy® – The company's training program for improving technical service with respect to the customer's home, budget and time;
* CKYellowPages® – The company's advertising program, which helps franchisees negotiate advertising contracts in the YellowPages.
* Phone Facts Evaluations® – The Company's telephone tracking program which helps franchisees ensure customer service excellence.
Clockwork currently operates plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and electrical franchises within its portfolio of home services businesses
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.