January 08, 2013 // Franchising.com // RIVERVIEW, Fla. - BlueGrace® Logistics is changing the entrepreneurial landscape, proving that some of the most successful business opportunities aren’t always the flashiest. The company, which provides web-based technology solutions to streamline the shipping process and has seen 7,378 percent revenue growth from 2009-2011, will be exhibiting at Franchise Expo South (FES) on Jan. 11-13, 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla.
Setting itself apart from other players in the logistics and franchising industries, BlueGrace sets the standard for an engaging and supportive franchise platform. The company focuses on creating an environment where both internal employees and franchise partners are geared for success. In addition to engaging in fun activities like UFC fighter sponsorships and an open social media policy, the company provides customized levels of support to franchisees. These support levels range from full service to only customer service and back office support, depending on the franchisee’s specific needs.
“At BlueGrace, we pride ourselves on being so much more than a logistics company,” said Vice President of Corporate Development KJ McMasters. “We have a culture that people want to be a part of, both in our corporate office and our franchisee network. We truly care about the people we work with and it shows in our success. We’ve had substantial growth and increasing system-wide sales every year.”
McMasters and Franchise Development Manager Ron Bender will be at FES booth 715 discussing BlueGrace franchise opportunities, including a new program for less-than-truckload (LTL) only providers.
The company, which created 95 jobs and signed 15 new franchise agreements in 2012, plans to continue its rapid growth throughout the next several years. BlueGrace’s development plans call for 50 additional locations throughout the U.S. in the next three years, including 12 in the Florida and Southeast region.
“We’re growing faster than other logistics companies, and we attribute that to our unique and progressive transportation management systems, BlueShip, as well as our company leadership and culture that positions us as the leader in the industry,” McMasters added. “We’re going to continue growing but plan to keep our ‘small company feel.’ We have an exceptional culture here at BlueGrace and we plan to keep it that way!”
BlueGrace is looking to grow with business-minded individuals that have strong sales acumen. The company provides different franchise opportunities and levels of support based on the franchise partner’s needs and preferred service offerings. The BlueGrace business model provides initial and ongoing training, access to proprietary systems, marketing consulting and support, access to all of BlueGrace’s superior carrier relationships and the opportunity to sell to businesses nationwide.
BlueGrace offers best-in-class freight and logistics services to businesses throughout the United States using leading edge technology that simplifies the shipping process, allowing customers to focus on their core competencies. BlueGrace has relationships with more than 4,000 transportation carriers throughout the United States, and offers services to businesses of all sectors and sizes.
For more information about BlueGrace Logistics, please visit www.mybluegrace.com or www.bluegracefranchise.com.
Founded in 2007, BlueGrace Logistics offers complete, customized transportation management solutions to customers throughout the United States. Based in Riverview, Fla. with satellite offices in Salt Lake City and Chicago, the company has increased sales by more than 400 percent since 2009. BlueGrace launched its franchise program in early 2011 as part of its strategic growth plan and currently has 26 franchises established across the U.S. The company offers best-in-class freight services and support, including Less Than Truckload; Truckload Services; International and Domestic Air Freight; Ocean Freight; Parcel Shipment; Logistics Management; State-of-the-Art Technology; Service Desk Support; and Auditing Services. For more information, visit www.mybluegrace.com.
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