September 12, 2008 // Franchising.com // - SARASOTA, FL - Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Dallas, TX, has been ranked No. 4,830 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. A franchise of the national Benjamin Franklin Plumbing brand, the company's sales growth was 45.8% from 2004 to 2007.
"We are excited to be recognized as one of the nation's fastest growing companies," said, Keresa Richardson, president, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Dallas. "Our growth is a testament to the trust our customers place in our team members to be punctual, professional and ethical - hallmark qualities of the Benjamin Franklin Plumbing brand."
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Dallas has been in operation since 2000. The company operates 14 field crews and handles more than 10,000 customer service calls each year, Richardson said. The company's toll-free telephone number, 866-867-5309, connects customers with a master call center that dispatches to local service centers in the Dallas metro area, allowing the business to provide a punctual service guarantee.
The Inc. 5000 also recognized Clockwork Home Services, Inc., which awards and supports Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchises, as well as One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning and Mister Sparky America's On-time Electrician. Clockwork was ranked No. 933 on the list, while placing 49th in the top 100 consumer products companies and 96th in the top 100 companies by gross dollars of growth. Clockwork's sales growth was 390.5% from 2004 to 2007.
"We are thrilled to learn that Clockwork and two of its franchisees have been recognized by Inc. as some of the fastest growing companies in the nation, and attribute this success to our intense focus on customer service," said Jim Abrams, CEO, Clockwork Home Services, Inc. "We are committed to providing our customers superior quality and service through all of our plumbing, electrical and air conditioning and heating franchises and recognize that our portfolio's continued growth relies on this dedication."
The 2008 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2004 through 2007. To qualify, companies had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent - not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies - as of December 31, 2007, and had to have at least $200,000 in revenue in 2004, and $2 million in 2007.
"Our second annual Inc. 5000 continues the most ambitious project in business journalism," said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivalled portrait of young, underreported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth."
The 5000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of $185 billion and median three-year growth of 147 percent. Most important, the 2008 Inc. 5000 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 826,033 jobs since those companies were founded. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and a list of the fastest-growing companies that can be sorted by industry and region, can be found at www.inc5000.com.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is one of the fastest growing plumbing franchises in the United States. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing ranked #249 on the 2008 Entrepreneur Franchise 500® list and #36 on the 2007 Franchise Times® "Fast 55" list. A customer's time is the No. 1 priority for Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. The franchise offers customers on-time service, replacement and repairs done right the first time with courtesy, convenience, cleanliness, competence and character. The company is owned by Clockwork Home Services Inc. in Sarasota, Florida. For more information about Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchising or to locate a franchise in your area, visit www.benjaminfranklinplumbing.com or call 877-454-4903.