San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 - National cleaning company COIT, headquartered in San Francisco, is encouraging service men and women who are returning from overseas to consider opening a COIT franchise through the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative. The initiative, also known as “VetFran,” is spearheaded by the International Franchise Association. COIT discounts franchise fees by 20% for veterans who apply through VetFran and offers qualified candidates a financing program through various lending partners.
“COIT provides a solid business opportunity for anyone who is considering opening a franchise,” Bob Kearn, President and CEO of COIT, said. “But we are especially honored when a veteran of our armed forces expresses interest in working with our company.”
The VetFran program aids returning service members in gaining access to franchise opportunities through training, financial assistance, and industry support. COIT is one of more than 400 franchise systems that voluntarily offer financial incentives and mentoring to prospective veteran franchise small business owners.
“With 70,000 troops returning from Iraq this year, it’s important for the business community to pull together to supply them with professional opportunities,” Pat Saign, COIT’s Director of Franchise Development, said. “What’s exciting is that COIT offers a tremendous opportunity to these courageous, hard working men and women. We can help them get a better start.”
COIT supports all of its franchise business owners with more than 60 years of experience in the specialty-cleaning and restoration business. The company provides a strong franchise system with a highly recognizable brand image. COIT also offers compelling marketing campaigns and an unmatched support system.
“One of the greatest advantages of owning a COIT franchise is that our business involves multiple revenue sources,” Saign said. “We do much more than carpet cleaning. Owners can offer a vast array of cleaning and restoration services for both residential and commercial customers.”
Saign notes that COIT believes veterans have strengths that can lead to franchise success. “Many veterans have strong people skills and good discipline, and we believe that these qualities are important for new franchise owners,” he said. Current markets with COIT franchise opportunities include Boston, Detroit, Dallas, Indianapolis, Memphis, Milwaukee, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Raleigh, St. Louis, Tampa, and a variety of other U.S. cities and communities.
Veterans interested in COIT franchise opportunities through the VetFran program can contact Pat Saign at (800) 243-8797 X108. For general information about COIT, visit http://www.COIT.com or call 1-800-FOR-COIT.
With more than 60 years of industry experience in the U.S., Canada and Thailand, COIT is a leading supplier of carpet, upholstery and drapery cleaning services. The company also provides tile & grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, and 24-hour emergency restoration services. COIT's impeccable reputation offers customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing every job will be done right the first time. For information on franchise opportunities, call Pat Saign at (800) 243-8797 X108.