Employees Appreciate the Opportunity to Grow With a "Great Company"
March 26, 2009 // Franchising.com // PORTLAND, Ore. - Bishops Barbershop, cuts and colors for men and women, has a knack for attracting and retaining talented stylists. Many employees throughout the six locations have worked their way up to management positions within a few years, and appreciate the opportunity to grow with a great company.
"I started working at Bishops when they opened the doors in 2001, and after working there for 18 months, decided to try to make it on my own," said Ryan Hildreth, senior manager. "I found it to be far less rewarding and far more difficult, and decided I wanted to work for Bishops again. They took me back in 2005 as an entry-level stylist, and I'm now a senior manager. We have an amazing family of talent and personalities that you can't find anywhere else."
Leo Rivera, founder, president and CEO, started the Bishops franchise to fill the niche between national haircut chains, traditional barbershops and high-end salons for Generations X, Y and Z. Bishops delivers high-end salon quality at affordable prices in a fun, casual atmosphere. Clients are taken on a walk-in only basis, and choose from a la carte menu of cut, color and styling options.
"I started at Bishops in 2005 at the Hawthorne location as a full-time stylist, and worked my way up to manager in January of 2008," said Sara Bird. "The road was not long, but was a definite growing process. The skills I have learned along the way are priceless and I appreciate the opportunity to work for a great company. I love the company, and I love the people I work with and for."
"Bishops' stylists are top-tier professionals who are proud to say where they work," Rivera said. "They are respected for their creativity and talent and treated as professionals. They are free to express their unique personalities in dress, hairstyle, tattoos and piercings. Our training and education keep our stylists on top of current trends, and our customer service is what sets them apart. Getting a good haircut or other service from Bishops is absolutely a given. What makes customers come back is the service the stylists provide and the relationships they develop."
Leo Rivera opened his first Bishops Barbershop in Portland, Oregon in 2001 as an alternative to national haircut chains, traditional barbershops and high-end salons, and today there are six locations throughout the city. A new kind of neighborhood barbershop for Generations X, Y and Z, Bishops is known for its convenient, walk-in only policy, trend-setting hair stylists, edgy music, unrestricted fashion and support of local artists. Bishops delivers full-service salon cuts and colors for men and women at affordable prices in a fun, casual atmosphere. Franchise opportunities are available now.