April 27, 2010 // Franchising.com // Ann Arbor, MI – DUCTZ International, the nation's premier air duct, carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise, has appointed Dayn Benson as the company's new Director of Franchise Operations.
For nearly 15-years, Benson held various key leadership positions with a variety of franchise service companies including Owens Corning, Everdry Waterproofing, and Dryer Vent Wizard. Benson also directly applied his entrepreneurial spirit and experience within franchise development and operations to his own business, as a successful Mr. Handyman franchisee.
Most recently, Benson served as the COO and Vice President of Dryer Vent Wizard, a national franchise brand with 47 units across 30 states. While at Dryer Vent Wizard, Benson was responsible for running the day-to-day operations and growing the company through targeted franchise development. During his tenure, he was able to grow revenue, increase profitability and add new lines of business to the company while also making the company a national brand leader by increasing its recognition in the appliance industry.
"In my experience, I have seen franchise systems experience various amounts of success, but the one thing I have constantly seen is the significant impact that a strong system can have on its franchisees," said Benson. "There are a lot of benefits that can come from a strong network of like-minded franchisees looking to achieve system-wide success. I definitely feel as though the DUCTZ system is filled with extremely strong franchisees, and I look forward to working with them to continually strengthen the system."
In his new role as Director of Franchise Operations, Benson will help lead the DUCTZ brand, the nation's premier air duct cleaning company into a new service line for carpet and upholstery cleaning, increasing market recognition and service opportunities. The Total Care service line under the DUCTZ brand now encompasses air duct cleaning, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and dryer vent cleaning services.
"We are extremely excited to have Dayn come aboard and become a valuable member of the DUCTZ system," said John Rotche, President of the BELFOR Franchise Group, parent company of DUCTZ International LLC. "We look forward to utilizing the valuable perspectives and ideas that Dayn has amassed from his decade-plus of experience in the franchise service industry. We expect him to take our Total Care offerings to new heights!"
DUCTZ is the nation's premier air duct, carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise. DUCTZ helps homeowners and businesses to improve indoor air quality from the ground up. DUCTZ is a member of the National Air Duct Cleaner's Association (NADCA), Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ACCA). DUCTZ franchisees and their employees go through extensive training and certification programs approved by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) and Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for Carpet Cleaning Technicians. Upon completion, they are professionals in the business and are recognized as Air Systems Cleaning Specialists (ASCS), a certification given by NADCA to trained and qualified professionals that ensures that all cleaning is performed in accordance with NADCA Standards and Guidelines. DUCTZ was featured on cable television's show Designing Spaces. For the third consecutive year, DUCTZ was ranked #1 in its category and also ranked #244 overall in the annual Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 for 2010. Also, DUCTZ was ranked #117 on Dun & Bradstreet's AllBusiness.com list of the Top 300 Franchises for 2010. In 2007, DUCTZ was acquired by BELFOR International, the world's largest property restoration company. In 2009, the BELFOR Franchise Group was created; a privately held, multi-concept franchise system of BELFOR International in order to facilitate growth, cost efficiencies, and market synergies of the DUCTZ and HOODZ franchise brands.