Granite Transformations(TM) Names 2011 Award Winners At Annual Convention

Remodeling Franchise Awards Omaha Franchisee with Franchisee of the Year Distinction

August 17, 2011 // // Miramar, Fla. - Granite Transformations, the franchise division of Trend USA that has facilities and showrooms around the world, recently named Omaha, NE franchise owners Brian and Nicole Neesen as the 2011 Franchisees of the Year at the Granite Transformations(TM) Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.

The Granite Transformations Franchisee of the Year designation is awarded to the franchise owner who exemplifies outstanding sales results for the year as well as mastering the Granite Transformations(TM) franchise system. In addition to the Franchisee of the Year award, Brian and Nicole Neesen were also awarded the President's Club Award, which honors franchise locations that show strong sales in 2010.

"We were extremely proud to have awarded Brian and Nicole Neesen with Franchise of the Year as they truly exemplify what it means to put employees and customers first," says Mark Johnson, CEO of Granite Transformations. "Brian and Nicole work hard to understand and exceed their customers needs and expectations, and do a phenomenal job of representing the culture of Granite Transformations."

Other awards presented during the convention include:

  • The Jeff Aubert Memorial Award was awarded to Dave and Joy Flood, from NE Pennsylvania. The Jeff Aubert Memorial Award represents success through perseverance and determination.
  • The Ken Lucas Memorial Award was awarded to Ken Weaver, John Marc-Brooks and Jonathan Ferrell from Columbus, OH. The Ken Lucas Memorial Award is given to the franchisee that showcases leadership in marketing. They were also awarded the Highest Sales Percentage Increase award for 2010.
  • Bob Buchan, Kevin Hunt and Joe Rayesky from South New Jersey were awarded the Highest Total Sales Revenue in 2010.
  • The President’s Club Awards were given to the franchise locations which honors franchise locations that show strong sales in 2010. The locations awarded include N. San Diego, CA, Orange County, CA, Oakville, ON, Kansas City, MO, Denver, CO, SE Pennsylvania, Omaha, NE, St. Louis, MO, Jacksonville, FL, St. Paul, MN, Raleigh, NC, Dayton, OH, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, Ontario, CA and Columbus, OH.

For a more complete revamp to your kitchen or bath remodel, Granite Transformations offers unique product lines of Trend Stone, Trend Glass and Trend Mosaics countertops and backsplashes, all manufactured from the finest natural materials throughout the world.


With U.S. offices based in Miramar, Fla., Granite Transformations, a division of Trend USA, has facilities and showrooms around the world offering new and exciting alternatives to traditional countertops, backsplashes, floors and more. The first Granite Transformations franchise opened in 1996 in Perth, Australia. Consumer response to the revolutionary resurfacing process was overwhelming resulting in growth across Australia and New Zealand. With the first U.S. offices opening in 2001, Granite Transformations now has nearly 80 showrooms across North America with more showrooms opening every year. In 2004, the company began UK operations and is now also growing throughout Europe. In addition to easy installation and beautiful surfaces, the company also offers its customers the convenience of quality cabinet refacing and acrylic tub liners.



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