May 20, 2009 // Franchising.com // Sarasota, FL, – Clockwork Home Services (Clockwork) today announced franchise growth for the first quarter of 2009 within its portfolio of nationally branded home services companies. During the period from January through March, 2009, Clockwork added 21 new plumbing, air conditioning & heating and electrical franchises. Including these additions, the company's franchises now serve 584 territories.
In the first quarter of 2009, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® added seven new franchises for a total of 249; One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® also added seven for a total of 250; and Mister Sparky America's Onâ€time Electrician® added seven for a total of 85.
"We continue to experience strong interest from contractors who recognize the benefits of joining forces under a nationally franchised brand," said Tab Hunter, president of franchise operations for Clockwork Home Services, Inc. "Our niche in the essential home services sector helps to make our franchisees' businesses more recessionâ€resistant than many others. The pace of growth for Clockwork's contracting franchises reflects our sound business model, outstanding franchisee support and consumer confidence in our brands."
Clockwork also operates companyâ€owned plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and electrical locations within its portfolio of home services businesses.
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™, Roofers' Success International®, Success Academy®, AirTime Canada™ ULC, SuccessWare, Inc.® and companyâ€owned One Hour® operations in California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and throughout Canada; companyâ€owned Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® operations in California, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Tennessee; and companyâ€owned Mister Sparky® operations in Colorado, Georgia and Indiana. In 2008, Clockwork was ranked #933 on Inc. magazine's Inc. 5,000® list of fastestâ€growing private companies in the United States.