April 20, 2011 // Franchising.com // DAYTON, OH – Comfort Keepers®, an international provider of in-home care to seniors and other adults, announced today that it achieved a rank of #44 in the 2011 AllBusiness AllStar Franchise Ranking. For the third consecutive year, Comfort Keepers has been ranked as an AllBusiness AllStar Franchise. This ranking is based on six sub indices, including: unit growth rate, financial strength, system size, years in business, years in franchising, availability of financing and Web (Brand) visibility.
The team of editors at AllBusiness.com researched, compiled and analyzed more than 800 franchise systems to find the 300 franchise companies they feel are "the best of the best" for 2011. According to the AllBusiness.com website:
A year of excellent financial strength (#37) and improved growth ranks contributed to Comfort Keepers' jump on our AllStar List. The second-highest-rated senior care franchise in our ranking, Comfort Keepers had three-year sales growth of 32 percent.
"Comfort Keepers remains strong in the very competitive senior care market. We reflected a 6.7% increase in system sales growth over the previous year and a steady increase in territory sales," said Jim Brown, Vice President of Franchise Development, CK Franchising, Inc. "We are proud to consistently be recognized as one of the top senior care franchise systems on the AllBusiness AllStar Ranking."
To be eligible for the AllBusiness AllStar Franchise List, the franchise company had to have a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and have at least 25 current domestic franchise units. Six additional sub-indices were used as well. These sub indices included growth rank – a measure of how fast a franchise system is growing; financial strength –a combined D&B predictive Commercial Credit and Financial Stress score; system size rank – the measure of the size of the franchise system; longevity rank – a measure of how long a franchise company has been around; web visibility rank – combined Google page rank and Alexa Traffic rank and finally a financing rank – the number an types of financing assistance that a franchisor offers its franchisees.
Comfort Keepers is a leading franchise network providing non-medical, in-home care to seniors and other adults who need assistance with activities of daily living. This includes companion care, personal care and technology solutions that help keep seniors safe, in their own homes. Comfort Keepers' mission is to provide clients with the highest level of quality of life that is achievable.
Since its founding in 1998, the network has grown to more than 600 franchised locations around the world by staying true to the founders' goal of providing quality, caring in-home services that allow clients the opportunity to age in place. In August of 2009, the brand was strengthened even further by the purchase of the franchisor, CK Franchising, Inc., by Sodexo, one of the world's leading food and facilities management services companies and the global leader in the health care and seniors markets. For more information, visit www.comfortkeepers.com or www.comfortkeepersfranchise.com.