NEW MILFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sir Grout may be known for rescuing soiled grout and tile, but they ‘cleaned house’ in Entrepreneur’s 2012 Franchise 500® report. Moving up more than 100 spots from the previous year, the company continues to show its success with a number of accolades from the magazine: #323 on the 2012 Franchise 500 report, #22 in the 2012 Top 50 New Franchise rankings and #100 on the list of top home-based businesses.
“Our business model is designed to fair well even in a recession because there is not a lot of overhead, and we offer a variety of effective, low cost services that are in demand regardless of the economy.”
The company, which began franchising four years ago, has continued to grow despite the recession. Owners Jeff Gill and Tom Lindberg attribute their success to the fact that Sir Grout is one of only a few franchises that offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to open the first location in a major city.
“Nearly all of our units increased revenues this past year. Our Arizona franchisee had a business increase of 54 percent,” said Lindberg. “Our business model is designed to fair well even in a recession because there is not a lot of overhead, and we offer a variety of effective, low cost services that are in demand regardless of the economy.”
“With 24 locations in seven states, Sir Grout provides entrepreneurs significant opportunity for growth,” said Gill. “Plus, we have the added benefit of being the only hard floor service franchise to offer tile and grout care and wood floor renewal, giving franchises three business channels for the price of one.”
The company is looking to expand to additional markets across the nation.
According to the magazine, Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® is the world’s “first, best and most comprehensive” franchise report. Franchises are ranked based on financial stability, growth rate and system size. Business professionals interested in learning more about Sir Grout’s ranking can click here, visit www.sirgrout.com/franchise or call 678.566.3998. The company provides its franchise owners with a full slate of sales and marketing materials, training programs and business tools.
Sir Grout is a leading grout restoration, tile and wood floor cleaning company in the industry. It provides distinctive wood, tile and grout cleaning, sealing and restoration services. To find a location or learn more about Sir Grout’s services, visit www.sirgrout.com.