DALLAS, May 4, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Fireman's Contractors, Inc. (OTCBB: FRCN) (OTCQB: FRCN), a commercial contractor offering business-to-business commercial franchises and services in the pavement maintenance and parking lot maintenance industry, announced today it has launched beta testing on its proprietary construction management software, Firebase™, as part of Fireman's franchise development program and ongoing efforts to streamline business management in the commercial contracting industry.
This robust software platform includes the necessary online management tools to help a contract service business run successfully, including accounting/invoicing functions, customer relationship management software, business development resources and more. In addition, the platform is compatible with the Apple iPad and will enable Fireman's field representatives to generate project estimates and obtain customer sign-off digitally at the customer's location.
Renee Gilmore, CEO of Fireman's Contractors, stated, "We are very excited with the steps we have taken over the last several months to launch this very important part of our business. The Firebase online platform will be a valuable asset to all our franchisees and possibly other commercial contractors in the future."
The Firebase platform is included along with other business tools and training for new franchisees of Fireman's Contractors. A member of the International Franchise Association (IFA), Fireman's recently announced the launch of its franchise development program, aimed to assist the company in expanding its 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. Fireman's Contractors is also a partner in the IFA's VetFran initiative, which offers financial incentives to veterans returning home in honor of their service to our country. For more information about Fireman's Contractors franchise program, please visit: Fireman's Contractors Franchise Opportunities.
As previously announced, the company was recently recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a 2012 Free Enterprise Honoree. Beth Solomon, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Industry Relations for the 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."
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, offering Business to Business Franchise Opportunities. Its 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
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