January 13, 2014 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina - Pat Swisher welcomed entrepreneurs Danny and Gail Bridges, who purchased the Jacksonville, Florida Enviro-Master franchise resale opportunity on December 30, 2013. Present at the deal closing were Steve Kilgore, Franchise and Business Coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source, who brought Enviro-Master and the Bridges’ together; new Jacksonville owners/operators Danny and his wife Gail, as well as Pat Swisher, President and CEO of Enviro-Master and considered to be the founder of the Hygiene Industry. The Jacksonville Enviro-Master is actively operating, and the Bridges will arrive in Jacksonville January 20th with a "great team" in place and "hit the ground running," according to Danny Bridges.
U.S. franchise growth has been rapid to include: Orlando, San Antonio, Greensboro, Raleigh, Greenville, Tampa, Houston, St. Louis, Nashville, Detroit, Jacksonville, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Chicago, Atlanta East and West and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Danny and Gail Bridges of Athens, Georgia are taking a self-proclaimed "leap of faith," as they embark on a new journey from their long-time home in Georgia to Florida, where they will take over the Jacksonville Enviro-Master franchise. Gail retired from her 38-year career as a dental hygienist. She describes herself as "hardworking and cares deeply about people and public welfare." With her background in an allied healthcare industry, the high-quality anti-bacterial products of Enviro-Master resonated with her. Danny most recently left a management position with an allied healthcare business, which followed a 30-year career in management at the University of Georgia, from whence he holds a BA in Economics.
"We’ve been exploring franchise opportunities for the past five years," remarked Danny Bridges. "When Steve Kilgore approached us five weeks ago and introduced us to Enviro-Master, we knew it was the one and everything fell into place remarkably fast." "What really attracted me was the size of territory," Danny explained. "We’re very excited about our move to the Jacksonville area, and we hope to be able to touch people’s lives and leave a positive legacy," said Gail. Danny and Gail have a son and daughter-in-law with three grandsons, who reside in Georgia. For further information about Enviro-Master Jacksonville, contact Danny Bridges at 904-683-6399 or danny(at)enviromasterservices(dot)com.
Steve Kilgore of The Entrepreneur’s Source, recipient of the 2011 and 2012 "Business Coaching Excellence Award," introduced Gail and Danny Bridges to the Enviro-Master franchise. Mr. Kilgore is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, after which he worked up from a management trainee to an executive in JC Penney’s specialty retail division, which cultivated his desire to explore business opportunities. Kilgore also owned and operated for 17 years a highly successful children’s services franchise and combined his experience and talent to become a self-employed Franchise and Business Coach in which he encourages his clients to "dream big." Kilgore met Pat Swisher two months prior to introducing the Bridges’ in late 2013 and remarked, "Enviro-Master’s recurring revenue business model is key." He added, "The Bridges came from a W2 world and were strong in sales, but I knew they would benefit from a franchise with strong back room systems and supports in place, in addition to a winning concept." When the Bridges’ saw Enviro-Master, "they flipped," he quipped. "Pat’s past success is an obvious draw. Additionally, Enviro-Master has some of the largest territories I’ve seen, as well as an attractive business-to-business model and terrific ongoing support to include national contracts with strong administrative support so that franchisees can focus on sales."
Enviro-Master is an approved vendor in virtually all of the National Restaurant Chains already.
"Jacksonville is a great market," said Pat Swisher, "and we think we have the best possible partners to continue expanding our presence there," he remarked.
Enviro-Master is a franchise business that offers people with appropriate professional skills, and genuine desire, an unparalleled opportunity to develop their own successful business. As a company, Enviro-Master is the leader in the hygiene industry dedicated to providing hygiene services and products for public restrooms everywhere. The company focuses on preventing the spread of disease and odors while creating cleaner and healthier facilities that routine maintenance just cannot do.
Enviro-Master also augments its services by supplying soap, paper and cleaning products at such low pricing that it often offsets the cost of its hygiene services. With high-level services that significantly enhance any business’ image, plus budget-friendly value, Enviro-Master services possess an undeniable appeal. With public restrooms nearly everywhere people go, there is practically unlimited business potential. Visit http://www.enviro-master.com/press-release.html.
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