American Leak Detection Honors ‘Franchisee of the Year’ Award Winners Rusty and Vivian Lee
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American Leak Detection Honors ‘Franchisee of the Year’ Award Winners Rusty and Vivian Lee

December 20, 2012 // // Palm Springs, Calif. - Hundreds of individual American Leak Detection owners gathered from across the globe in November for the annual company-wide convention hosted by corporate staff in New Orleans. The four day event incorporated an Awards Night Gala, training sessions, hands-on workshops and a sold-out floor trade show.

American Leak Detection of Southwest Florida Owners Rusty and Vivian Lee were awarded the most prestigious honor, Franchisee of the Year. More than 140 offices in six countries are considered for this award annually. It recognizes exemplary and model performance in customer service, increased revenue, franchise system participation and community service.

The Lee’s, who reside in Punta Gorda Fla., have owned their American Leak Detection territory since April 1994. They employee two office staff and operate five service trucks. Their leak detection technicians service Sarasota, Lee, Collier, Manatee, Charlotte, Highlands, Hardee, Glades and Hendry Counties.

“American Leak Detection franchisees are the best of the best,” says Executive Chairman Patrick DeSouza. “It’s always a pleasure to honor them with the recognition they so richly deserve. We’re proud of all of our franchisees and this year’s award winners clearly rose to the top of their game.”

Members of the American Leak Detection corporate staff convene each fall to determine which team members will be recognized for their outstanding achievements for the previous year in categories including Entrepreneur of the Year, Technician and Office Personnel of the Year and Quality Customer Service Awards.

About American Leak Detection

American Leak Detection was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Palm Springs, Calif. It is the world leader in accurate, non-destructive detection of hidden water, sewer and gas leaks in residential, commercial and municipal buildings. With more than 140 independently owned and operated franchises in six countries, technicians have detected more than 6 million leaks, saving customers millions of dollars in costly repairs. The corporation is dedicated to water conservation, resource protection and providing eco-friendly services. For more information visit

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