Firemans Contractors Sees Increased Opportunities For Highway Marking and Maintenance Industry
Annual transportation study shows dire need for expanding, improving, and maintaining Texas roads and highways: delays cost drivers nearly $3 billion in 2011.
FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 15, 2012 // PRNewswire // - Firemans Contractors, Inc. (OTCBB: FRCN) (OTCQB: FRCN): "New statistics on the high economic cost of traffic congestion in Texas should lead to implementation of state plans to expand and improve highways and increased contracts for companies in the highway marking and maintenance industry," says Renee Gilmore , CEO of Firemans Contractors, Inc.
Firemans Contractors provides professional road and pavement improvement, maintenance, and repair services to commercial and government clients in Texas and across the country. The publicly-owned company, founded by a firefighter, sells locally-owned franchises nationally and donates a percentage of its profits to local Firefighters' Associations.
Plans and Projects Underway to Mitigate Costly Congestion Problems through Road Improvement and Construction
The Texas State Department of Transportation (DOT) recently released its annual study of "The 100 Most Congested Roadway Segments in Texas." The 2011 cost in lost time and wasted fuel for Texas drivers and businesses was nearly $3 billion.
The study cites existing plans to mitigate the crippling congestion problems through road improvements and construction, among other things.
Projects are already underway or in the works. Firemans CEO, ReneeGilmore points toa DOT announcement last week of a tentative deal with a non-affiliated private developer worth $1.6 billion to expand Interstate 35W in north Fort Worth, the most congested roadway in the state. The new work on Interstate 35W is expected to begin in mid-2013 and be completed by mid-2018.
"Repairing and improving our broken road system in Texas leads not only to business opportunities for Firemans but also to personal and business savings and increased employment," says Gilmore.
Increasing Employment for Veterans and Others
Fort Worth-based Firemans Contractors offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to own Firemans Contractors franchises in major markets across the country.
The company's goal is to develop and expand new franchise locations across the U.S.
This year the company partnered with the Veteran Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran) to assist veterans who are interested in small business ownership. VetFran, an International Franchise Association (IFA) program, was founded in 1991 to support returning veterans and help them transition into the civilian economy with financial incentives, training, and mentoring as small business owners.
"Contractors You Can Trust"
Firemans Contractors, a member of IFA, was founded in 2009 by firefighter Aaron Gilmore , currently chief operations officer and director of the company. Gilmore brings his professional firefighter's values of honor, integrity, and service to the company, which is known for its reliability, strong customer relationships, and high-quality performance at competitive prices.
The company's professional services include road improvements, pavement maintenance, seal coating, parking lot striping, pavement marking, asphalt maintenance and repair, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance.
Among the company's commercial and government clients are schools and universities, hotel, restaurant, and retail chains; banks, clinics, food and chemical companies, and major corporations across Texas.
About Firemans Contractors
Firemans 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. Firemans 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 and expand new franchise locations across the U.S. in the next 24 to 48 months. Firemans 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.
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