Clockwork Home Services(R) Promotes Leadership in Charitable Giving Throughout Corporate and Franchises

Company Employees Embrace Volunteerism, Individual Giving in Support of Corporate Mission

SARASOTA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clockwork Home Services (Clockwork) is giving back to the communities that the company and its franchisees serve through regular charitable giving and volunteerism. Philanthropy is a large part of Clockwork's mission and commitment to superior business ethics, unsurpassed service to its customers and their communities, and to foster customer loyalty of the company's branded portfolio of franchise organizations.

Throughout 2007 and the first quarter of 2008, CHS has demonstrated its commitment to the communities it serves at both the corporate level and within its franchises across the US. Examples of charitable giving include:

  • Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) – Employees at Clockwork's Sarasota, Florida, headquarters banded together to provide money and purchase needed supplies for three local families that were rebuilding their lives following an escape from abusive homes.
  • Habitat for Humanity – Clockwork's One Hour franchisee in Aberdeen, Maryland, has been active with the Harford Habitat for Humanity for over 12 years, installing HVAC systems in 15 homes to date. Most recently, the franchisee and its employees committed to donating a complete complementary HVAC installation in one house per year.
  • Packages From Home – Clockwork's Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchisee in Youngtown, Arizona, is an official donation center for this non-profit organization, which sends care packages to US troops around the world. This past year, the franchisee worked with the local Girl Scout Troop to send Girl Scout Cookies to soldiers overseas.
  • Autism Awareness – Clockwork's Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchisee in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, actively supports "Autism Speaks," an organization that is dedicated to increasing the awareness of autism and funding autism research. The franchise owners (all brothers) pledged donations for every plumbing repair over $100, and as a result, logged over 300 calls in one month, helping them donate over $4500 to the charity.



"We created Clockwork and its franchise companies with the idea of providing our customers with the best possible service, resulting in the best possible experience. Part of this experience is reinforced through a positive association with our franchisees and their community involvement," said James Abrams, CEO, Clockwork Home Services, Inc. "Charitable giving is an excellent way to create a positive connection to our franchisees' communities."

Clockwork encourages its franchisees to best determine how they wish to be involved within the communities that they serve. This may take many forms, including sponsorship of local youth programs, support for the indigent or helping to feed the elderly and homebound. Philanthropic contribution and community service is an important part of Clockwork's mission and best practices. Franchisees that demonstrate noteworthy achievements and outstanding commitment to community giving receive special recognition at Clockwork's Congress, an annual event with more than 400 attendees.

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, Indiana 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.

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