January 19, 2010 // Franchising.com // Entrepreneur Magazine January 2010 Franchise 500 Edition available now on newsstands Clockwork Home Services is pleased to announce that its companies: One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® Franchising, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® Franchising, and Mister Sparky® Franchising are currently recognized in the January 2010 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine's 31st Annual Franchise 500 ranking.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Franchising is ranked #143; while, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating and Mister Sparky® Franchising ranked #171 and #398 respectively in this prestigious listing. One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning took the #1 spot in the HVAC category.
"We're thrilled to be recognized on the Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list, which is considered the world's best and most comprehensive franchise ranking," said Denise Swafford, Vice President of Innovation for Clockwork Home Services, Inc. "We take great pride in our pursuit of excellence. This is a significant recognition that will help propel us forward while improving the value we deliver to contractors in the home services industry."
Enterpenuer Magazines 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.
All franchisors are given the opportunity to supply pertinent information associated with their franchise offering to Entrepreneur Magazine. This data, collected from hundreds of franchisors, is placed with an independent auditor for evaluation, ensuring that no franchisor has the ability to gain an unfair advantage. When the data crunch is completed, the results are published for all potential franchise buyers to evaluate.
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, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and throughout Canada; companyâ€owned Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® operations in Colorado, Indiana, and Minnesota; and companyâ€owned Mister Sparky® operations in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, and Minnesota. For the second consecutive year, in 2009, Clockwork was ranked on Inc. magazine's Inc. 5,000® list of fastestâ€growing private companies in the United States.