October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Washington, D.C. – Zippy Shell USA, LLC. is proud to announce the sale of the company's first franchise location in the state of Nebraska. The newest location will service Douglas County, the largest county in Nebraska, and Lancaster County, where the state capital of Lincoln is located. Expected to launch in February 2015, the new operation will be under the ownership of Dan and Sue Cullen.
Dan Cullen has over 30 years of experience in the technology field. Most recently in 2011, he sold an Omaha based data center services company he helped build. Dan's wife Sue, has been an integral member of the medical field over the past 30 years. With Dan's leadership and business skills along with Sue's exceptional customer service skills, the duo is a great fit to handle all aspects of the Zippy Shell® service!
Following the sale of his last business, Cullen took some time to think about what he wanted to do next. After looking at several job opportunities and existing businesses to purchase, Cullen found Zippy Shell® through the Entrepreneur Source, a franchise consulting firm. Upon researching the business model in depth, Cullen was drawn to the Zippy Shell solution.
"The business model is similar to my previous company in that it is totally customer service focused," said Cullen. "The unique offering of Zippy Shell is an option that is not available in the Nebraska area for consumers."
Zippy Shell of Douglas and Lancaster Counties is expected to open up in mid to late February of 2015. The Zippy Shell® solution is the first cost effective and unique solution for portable storage that has come to the Omaha area "Dan is a proven, successful entrepreneur," said Rick Del Sontro, CEO of Zippy Shell USA. "We are excited to have him as part of the Zippy Shell team. Entering the Nebraska market is another milestone for us as a company. We continue to focus on building a national consumer business that makes storage and moving more consumer friendly"
Zippy Shell of Douglas and Lancaster Counties is the 48th overall franchise and the 15th franchise to be sold in 2014. With the continued growth of the Zippy Shell® Brand, the company recently earned the No. 368 rank in Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 500 franchises and was ranked No. 28 on Entrepreneur's Top New Franchise list for 2014. Franchise Business Review has also announced Zippy Shell as a recipient of the 2014 Franchise Satisfaction Award, continuing the long list of accolades Zippy Shell has earned over the years.
Zippy Shell USA, LLC is a domestic franchisor of a patent pending and unique mobile self-storage system. The Zippy Shell system currently has 49 independently owned operators of the Zippy Shell Brand in 87 different markets. Zippy Shell USA, LLC is headquartered in Washington D.C. Entrepreneurs interested in learning more about Zippy Shell franchise opportunities should visit http://www.zippyshell.com. Each Zippy Shell location is independently owned and operated. Zippy Shell® is an exclusively licensed trademark of Zippy Shell USA, LLC.
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