101 Mobility, Opens First Tennessee Franchise in Knoxville
Keith Kregel, Dave and Lori Dean, Franchise Owners, are proud to announce the opening of 101 Mobility Knoxville.
Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 - This opening will add to 101 Mobility’s 19 franchises nationwide. Keith Kregel and the Deans intend to be Eastern Tennessee’s leading source of trusted residential and commercial accessibility solutions.
Marine corps veteran, retired firefighter (ski-patroller) of twenty years, and paramedic with a degree in EMS Management – this is what Keith Kregel alone brings to the 101 Mobility Knoxville team. Through Keith’s years of service to his country and community, he’s gained valuable skills in customer care, construction, and on-the-spot problem solving. Throughout Keith's life, he has been fueled by an earnest desire to make people feel secure and valued. “I chose 101 Mobility because I wanted to be a part of a sincere company that does business the right way… offering quality support and stand-out products.”
The Deans bring with them a perfectly paired background. In addition to an extensive corporate portfolio, Dave and Lori both obtained masters degrees; Dave’s strong-suit is business and marketing while Lori’s expertise is in the finance and accounting. Dave and Lori Dean currently run a successful retail appliance store in Tennessee which has been in operation since 2004. The Deans feel that opening a 101 Mobility franchise will be an excellent complement to their existing appliance repair and installation company. More recently, the Deans have a son who has committed to serving our country as a United States Airman. Their son indirectly helped them to realize the importance of taking care of our military veterans that need mobility solutions.
When asked why Eastern Tennessee, Dave shared a personal story to explain how important it is for them to serve a growing yet overlooked sector of their community, “My parents reached a point in their lives when getting around the house became difficult. We looked at eliminating steps, adding grab bars, modifying the bathrooms… During our research, we quickly realized that there wasn’t a local place to go or someone to talk to that we could trust. 101 Mobility is the answer for anyone wanting intuitive mobility advice and solutions.”
Keith, originally from Long Island, New York adds that Eastern Tennessee is a great place. It is where he raises his two children along with his Knoxville native wife and even coaches the local football team. “There are good people here; we aim to provide customer service second to none and quality mobility solutions to make lives better here in Tennessee.”
101 Mobility Knoxville will strive to help clients maintain their sense of freedom and dignity by installing top-tier mobility products ranging from stair lifts to wheelchair ramps and more. Call 865.896.9425 or visit http://knoxville.101mobility.com for assistance or additional information.
About 101 Mobility
101 Mobility is the franchising world’s first full-service sales, service, and installation provider of a complete line of mobility and accessibility products and equipment, including stair lifts, auto lifts, ramps, porch lifts, patient lifts, power wheelchairs, scooters and more. Short and long-term rentals are also available for home, office, and institution. By working with patients to identify which home health care devices best suit each individual’s needs, 101 Mobility provides an alternative to group homes and rehabilitation centers by increasing accessibility and allowing clients to live self-sufficiently in their homes.