Mister Sparky Also Ranks on "Top New Franchises" List
SARASOTA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clockwork Home Services, Inc. (Clockwork) today announced that its One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®, and Mister Sparky America's On-time Electrician® units are ranked among the nation's top 500 franchises for 2009, according to Entrepreneur's 30th annual "Franchise 500®." One Hour ranked #163, Benjamin Franklin ranked #140, and Mister Sparky ranked #387. The rankings are published in the January 2009 issue of Entrepreneur.
Entrepreneur compiles its list based on companies' financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system. Other considerations include the number of years in business and length of time franchising, startup costs, low employee turnover and whether the company provided financing.
In addition to its listing on the Franchise 500, Mister Sparky was listed #27 among "Top New Franchises," which are the top 50 brands that have been franchising since 2004.
"One Hour, Benjamin Franklin and Mister Sparky 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."
In addition to the more than 500 franchises operating in the U.S. and Canada, Clockwork also operates electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning retail locations.
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® Franchising, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® Franchising, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® Franchising, BuyMax®, Plumbers' Success International®, Electricians' Success International®, AirTime 500(TM), Roofers' Success International®, Success Academy®, AirTime Canada(TM) ULC, SuccessWare, Inc.® and company-owned One Hour® operations in California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and throughout Canada; company-owned Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® operations in California, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Tennessee; and company-owned Mister Sparky® operations in Colorado, Georgia and Indiana. In 2008, Clockwork was ranked #933 on Inc. magazine's Inc. 5,000® list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States.