World Franchising Network Selects The Grout Doctor(R) as One of the 50 Top Franchises for Military Veterans

The Grout Doctor® is committed to offering generous incentives designed to assist veterans in starting and operating their own successful service franchise

SALT LAKE CITY, March 31, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- As part of a targeted new website and recruitment program for military veterans, the World Franchising Network has named The Grout Doctor® as one of the "50 Top Franchises for Veterans." The Grout Doctor® is the only company in its industry to be ranked. The results of this survey were featured in the January 14, 2011 issue of USA Today in the Franchising Today section and were widely disseminated at the Franchise Expo South in Miami.

As the only company in the tile and grout maintenance industry to be ranked, The Grout Doctor reports that military veterans continue to impress The Grout Doctor® by showing excellent work ethic, a strong sense of discipline, and an increased ability to follow in-place franchise systems.

"Being a veteran has helped with team-building and training associated with my technicians. Having come from the military, I feel well qualified to select, train and manage a very diverse workforce," says military veteran Ken Powell, owner of the Flower Mound, TX franchise.

14% of Grout Doctors are military veterans. "We truly appreciate veterans, past and present, for their sacrifices, dedication, and service to our country," says Robin Rotella, Grout Doctor Franchise Sales & Marketing Director.

The 50 companies included were selected from hundreds of companies requesting evaluation for inclusion in the article. There was no cost to participate in the survey. Each participating franchisor was required to submit a completed questionnaire describing the specific financial incentives provided to veterans by the franchisor. The questionnaire also noted the number (both absolute and as a percentage of the total number) of operating units owned by veterans, as well as the number of veterans in senior management that earned over $60,000 per year.

About The Grout Doctor:

The Grout Doctor® renews existing grout, tile and natural stone to its original beauty. Founded in 1992, The Grout Doctor® is the largest and longest established national franchise in the industry with an unmatched support system. Not only are they setting the standards for the industry, but The Grout Doctor® founder created it. An experienced, well-established franchisor saves its franchisees time and money. Without the overhead of real estate, pricey retail locations or large product inventories, The Grout Doctor® provides a strong, low-cost franchise opportunity in 2011.

SOURCE The Grout Doctor

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