DALLAS, Jan. 24, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Fireman's Contractors Inc. (OTCBB: FRCN) (OTCQB: FRCN), a commercial contractor offering services in the pavement maintenance and parking lot maintenance industry, today announced it has partnered with the Veteran Transition Franchise Initiative, also known as VetFran, to assist veterans who are interested in small business ownership. VetFran offers financial incentives to veterans returning home in honor of their service to our country. Since the program's inception in 1991, more than 2,100 veterans have become franchise business owners through VetFran, and Fireman's Contractors is honored to have the opportunity to further the success of this important initiative.
Beth Solomon, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Industry Relations for the International Franchise Association (IFA), stated, "We are pleased to welcome Fireman's Contractors into the VetFran program and look forward to working with the company to offer our returning veterans options for affordable small business ownership. We believe Fireman's Contractors service platform and strong value proposition are an outstanding match for our VetFran program."
Renee Gilmore, CEO of Fireman's Contractors, stated, "Like firefighters, veterans serve their country with honor and integrity day in and day out. We are honored to have the opportunity to be a part of this initiative and mentor veterans who are interested in small business ownership. Fireman's Contractors strives to have honor and integrity, and we surround ourselves with quality individuals who, like veterans, have strong leadership skills. We look forward to participating in this very important initiative."
Fireman's Contractors, a member of the IFA, recently announced the launch of its franchise development program, aimed to expand the company's market share. The program is being led by a team of highly successful, experienced franchise development professionals who have previously facilitated the sales of more than 7,000 franchises. For more information about Fireman's Contractors franchise program, please visit: Firemans Contractors Franchise.
The Veteran Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran) is an International Franchise Association (IFA) program. VetFran was founded in 1991 in an effort to support veterans returning from war and help them transition into civilian economy. It includes more than 400 IFA franchisor member companies offering financial incentives, training and mentoring to veterans interested in small business ownership and/or a career path in franchising. Since the program's inception, more than 2,100 veterans have become franchise business owners through VetFran.
Fireman's Contractors, Inc. (OTCBB: FRCN) is a full-service contractor providing professional services for commercial and government clients. Services include Road Improvements, Pavement Maintenance, Seal Coating, Parking Lot Striping, Pavement Marking, Asphalt Maintenance and Repair, and ADA Compliance. Fireman's Contractors has completed its FDD requirements with the Federal Trade Commission and has developed franchise territories across the U.S. The company's goal is to develop hundreds of new franchise locations in the next 24 to 48 months. Fireman's Contractors brings a professional value system delivering outstanding results through honorable customer relationships and repeat business. Local firefighters are supported by a portion of profits which are donated to local Firefighter Associations. For more information about Fireman's Contractors, visit: www.FiremansContractors.com
Fireman's Contractors, Inc.
2406 Gravel Road
Fort Worth, TX 76118
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