VIENNA, Va. - May 1, 2015 // PRNewswire // - SourceAmerica has announced that the organization is expanding its franchise program by adding 101 Mobility to its official franchise partnership list.
SourceAmerica has a network of over 1,000 community-based nonprofits across the country which supports and employs people with disabilities. The continually expanding franchise opportunities allow for a nonprofit agency to hire and train even more people with disabilities.
101 Mobility is a leader in providing sales, installation and services of mobility and accessibility products and solutions, such as stair lifts, scooters, and wheelchair ramps. It also ranks at #29 on the Entrepreneur's list of Best New Franchises in 2015.
According to Paul Donohue, interim executive director of commercial at SourceAmerica, "This is an exciting time at SourceAmerica. Our number one goal is to employ more people with disabilities and we are looking at every business opportunity in how and where to do that. 101 Mobility gives us entree and access to new business angles that help our nonprofit agencies gain momentum in other business venues.
"I'm also excited about the connection between what 101 Mobility is doing and our mission and those we serve. There is excellent synergy here."
"The nonprofit sectors interest in franchising is growing. With concepts like 101 Mobility, which serves the needs of many in the disabled community, it is uniquely aligned with the mission of SourceAmerica and their network," said Dr. Ben Litalien, principal of Franchise Well and a franchise expert that advises SourceAmerica on strategic relationships in franchising.
Dave Pazgan, president of 101 Mobility franchise systems, said, "We are very excited to partner with SourceAmerica and offer our franchise program to their affiliates. The connection to our business and their mission to support the disabled community makes this a fantastic fit for 101 Mobility and the SourceAmerica network."
Crossroads Industrial Services, a SourceAmerica CRP located in Indianapolis, IN, is one of the first to consider a 101 Mobility franchise. According to Chief Operating Officer Curtiss Quirin, "We view this opportunity as a growth industry segment and a good fit for our mission."
SourceAmerica currently works with 15 different franchise concepts through the program, which began in March of 2012. Subway, the UPS Store, Papa Murphy's, and College Hunks Hauling are some of the other familiar brands that have previously joined the franchise program in the effort to increase ways to train and employ more people with disabilities.
Established in 1974, SourceAmerica creates job opportunities for a skilled and dedicated workforce: people with significant disabilities. SourceAmerica is the vital link between the federal government and private sector organizations that procure the products and services provided by this exceptional workforce via a network of more than 1,000 community-based nonprofits. Headquartered in Vienna, VA, SourceAmerica provides its nonprofit agency network with business development, contract management, legislative and regulatory assistance, communications and public relations materials, information technology support, engineering and technical assistance, and extensive professional training needed for successful nonprofit management. SourceAmerica is an AbilityOne authorized enterprise.
101 Mobility is a Wilmington, NC-based company offering mobility and accessibility equipment from trusted and reliable brands. The company has 41 franchisees operating in 107 territories across the US and growing rapidly.