December 20, 2010 // Franchising.com // SARASOTA , FL – Clockwork, Inc. today announced that Mister Sparky® America's On-time Electrician® has jumped 155 positions to be ranked as the 243rd franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine's 32nd annual "Franchise 500®". Mister Sparky is now in the top half of franchises, having not even been on the list four years ago.
"In these difficult economic times, the professional service and excellent value our Mister Sparky franchises deliver are fitting the bill for American homeowners," said Chris Leach, VP Operations, Clockwork Home Services. "Our dramatic increase in Entrepreneur's rankings is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our franchise owners to deliver exceptional customer service."
Entrepreneur Magazine 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.
"Clockwork's proven business-building systems and processes enable franchisees to dramatically increase their profits and expand their franchises," said Jamie Wilkie, Brand President and Mister Sparky franchise owner. "As a franchise owner and the elected Brand President, I take great pride in seeing our collegial Mister Sparky team recognized as one of North America's top electrical franchises."
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.
Sarasota , Florida based, Clockwork, 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.® Clockwork is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Direct Energy and Centrica plc. For more information, visit http://www.clockworkhomeservices.com.