May 15, 2008 // Franchising.com // Arlington Heights, Illinois, - Les O'Hara, owner of DUCTZ of Chicago North Shore, received the Franchisee of the Year Award from DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals at the DUCTZ International Convention in Orlando, Florida. The Franchisee of the Year Award is given to a DUCTZ owner who has been in business for more than 24 months, and is ranked the highest in various categories of success including total sales.
"O'Hara is a perfect example of how hard work and perseverance can truly equal success," said John Rotche, DUCTZ president. "We are proud to award Les Franchisee of the Year, and want everyone to know how much we appreciate his incredible efforts."
O'Hara's business is one of the original DUCTZ locations, and it realized an extraordinary 161 percent growth in 2007. DUCTZ of Chicago North Shore is now one of the largest DUCTZ service areas in the country.
As a DUCTZ Indoor Air Professionals business owner, O'Hara restores and reconditions heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for residents and businesses - a service that can reduce dangerous contaminants inside the HVAC system, thus significantly improving indoor air quality. A long time Chicagoland resident, O'Hara's desire to provide his neighbors with the best service possible fueled his drive to succeed.
"It is a great honor to receive this award," said O'Hara. "I'm just happy to be providing my community and my family with a strong and dependable business."
DUCTZ, the nation's largest heating, ventilation and air conditioning restoration business, was ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the number one franchise in their category and the 13th top new franchise for 2008. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, DUCTZ has over one hundred locations nationwide. From natural disasters and environmental emergencies to residential air duct cleaning, America depends on DUCTZ for indoor air quality. DUCTZ is a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.