May 10, 2012 // Franchising.com // Dayton, OH - Comfort Keepers recently announced its top performing franchise owners at its 2012 Leadership Conference held in Dallas, Texas. These franchisees were recognized for outstanding business performance and their hard work and dedication to help care for adults in their communities. Comfort Keepers is an in-home care company providing medical, non-medical, and companionship care to seniors and other adults with over 700 offices worldwide.
“It is a pleasure to recognize the performance, hard work, and tenacity of our top franchisees. In addition to consistently providing quality care to seniors and other adults, they are true role models to other Comfort Keepers franchisees around the nation,” said Jim Booth, President and CEO of CK Franchising, Inc., the franchisor of Comfort Keepers.
Rookie of the Year Winner: Leslie Van Pelt, Santa Fe, New Mexico
This award is given to a new franchisee that generated the highest revenue in their first 12 months of business after opening his or her first Comfort Keepers franchise compared to all other Comfort Keepers franchisees that completed their first 12 months of business ending in the same calendar year.
Top Performance – Single Unit Owner Award Winner: Cindy Lewis, Roswell, New Mexico
This award is given to one Comfort Keepers franchisee that owns only a single Comfort Keepers franchise territory, and has generated the highest revenue for the calendar year for which they are being recognized.
Top Performance – Multi-Unit Owner Award Winner: Michele Berman and Marc Reisman, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
This award is given to one Comfort Keepers franchisee that owns only multiple Comfort Keepers franchise territories, and has generated the highest average per unit revenue for the previous calendar year.
Top Performance – Overall Award Winner: Kristina Clum, Founder and Franchisee, Dayton, Ohio
This award is given to the single Comfort Keepers franchisee that has generated the highest revenue for the previous calendar year.
The following individuals were honored with The President’s Club Award. This award is presented to the top twenty-five Comfort Keepers franchise owners around the United States for superior sales and service:
Bill and Jean Shrieves, Easton, MD
Bob and Terry Guberman, Fayetteville, PA
Carole Sachs and Mathew Fink, San Diego, CA
Cary G. & Wendy Rotter, Memphis, TN
Chris Gamble, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Cindy L. Lewis, Roswell, NM
Clark and Sallie Bongaardt, Springfield, PA
David and Joanie Yeomans, Marietta, OH
David Coker and Joe Pearce, Florence, SC
Jack W., Donna A., and Casey L. DeMoss, Anchorage, AK
Jennifer Ramos and Frances L. Perez, Coronado, CA
Kat and Jim Vercruyssen, Coeur d'Alene, ID
Ken Gurin, Shelton, CT
Kristina Clum, Springfield, OH
Lynn Domenech and Jocelyn D. Holt, Gainesville, FL
Marc and Christine Jeffries, Flemington, NJ
Michele Berman and Marc Reisman, Jenkintown, PA
Myles and Jane M. McNamara, Santa Clarita, CA
Neda and Jim McGuire, and Aziz Selahi, Fredericksburg, VA
Rick D. Goedde, Anniston, AL
Rocky Genovese, St. Joseph, MI
Russ & Leslie Knopp, Traverse City, MI
Sofiya Abil, Wheeling, IL
Tom and Kim Dean, Ft. Myers, FL
Tracy Kelley, Lakeland, FL
This year’s Comfort Keepers Leadership Conference, “LEAP,” challenged franchise office owners and staff to implement Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Passion and make a daring change to the next level of growth, performance, and success. Supporters of this year’s conference include Oxiem as presenting sponsor as well as VEBA and SilverStone Group as platinum level sponsors.
Comfort Keepers® is a leading franchise network in the in-home care market for seniors and other adults needing care. Since its founding in 1998, the company has grown to more than 700 franchised locations around the world by staying true to the founders' goal of providing in-home care services that allow clients the opportunity to age in home, where ever that may be. In August of 2009, the brand was strengthened even further by the purchase of the franchisor, CK Franchising, Inc., by Sodexo, a global leader in Quality of Life Services. For more information, visit http://www.comfortkeepers.com.