January 26, 2017 // Franchising.com // MIAMI – TREND Transformations®, a global full-service home and business remodeling franchise that offers stylish and affordable alternatives to traditional countertops, mosaic tile backsplashes and more through a one-day resurfacing process, starts 2017 on a strong note with its ranking in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 38th Annual Franchise 500® edition as the No. 1 kitchen and bath remodeling franchise.
Each year, the Franchise 500 acknowledges top companies for outstanding performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system. The highly coveted list is seen as the gold standard in the franchise industry and a dominant competitive measure for franchisors. Additionally, individuals seeking established franchise concepts with proven systems and results use the Franchise 500 as a primary comparative research tool. This year, TREND Transformations® was ranked No. 1 in its category and 284 overall, highlighting its status as the nation’s top franchise in kitchen and bath remodeling.
TREND Transformations® offers an exclusive selection of high-quality surface refacing materials, which can be used in the kitchen, bathroom, shower, cabinets, flooring and other rooms of the house. TREND’s unique process involves fitting surfaces directly over existing ones, so there is no messy demolition and projects can be completed in as little as one day. TREND’s products are made from 32 eco-friendly recycled materials, including quartz, granite, glass, mosaic tiles, porcelain and sea shells, to create unique colors and textures. The products are less porous than traditional stone and therefore stronger and more resistant to stains and scratches.
In 2016, TREND Transformations® signed seven new franchise locations in South Sound, Washington; Buford, Georgia; Hartford, Connecticut; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Cape Cod, Massachusetts; and Pompano Beach and Sarasota, Florida. The company intends to expand through franchising this year and beyond, focusing on suburban areas of major metro cities across the U.S.
“To have TREND Transformations® recognized in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 as the leader in our category is truly an honor for our brand. This acknowledgement propels us to continue our rapid growth. As demand for residential and commercial remodeling services increases, we expect franchise growth to follow suit,” said Mike Mallory, TREND Transformations® Vice President of Franchise Development in North America. “TREND Transformations® is in a unique position to deliver the perfect blend of propriety product and quality, personalized service.”
TREND’s product line has been endorsed by Tarek & Christina El Moussa, stars of the hit HGTV show "Flip or Flop," and the North American Brand Ambassadors for the company. The couple recently launched their own metallic quartz product line, The Diamond Collection™ by Tarek & Christina, which is available exclusively through TREND Transformations®.
The home improvement business is a $300 billion industry, and according to Harvard University’s Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity, it is on the rise and expected to keep climbing in 2017. To accommodate this growth, TREND Transformations® has increased its product output and is now producing more than 40,000 sq. ft. of material a day.
TREND Group, the parent company of TREND Transformations®, was formed in 2000 and employs more than 700 people worldwide. TREND Group is a world leader in the production of colored glass, Venetian enamel, gold leaf tesserae and engineered stone surfaces. The company has production and assembly facilities spanning four continents and more than 50 countries.
TREND Transformations® currently has 70 locations in North America and nearly 150 worldwide. The total initial investment to open a franchise ranges from $216,130 to $472,830. Home renovation experience is not required. The brand currently seeks partners to develop locations in major suburban markets nationwide. To learn more about TREND Transformations® and its franchising opportunities, visit www.trendfranchise.com.
TREND Transformations® is a global full-service home and business remodeling franchise with nearly 150 locations worldwide, including 70 North American locations. Granite Transformations is currently in the process of re-branding to TREND Transformations®, offering the same great service and products customers love with a stylish new look and name. The company offers an impressive selection of luxurious and affordable alternatives to traditional countertops, mosaic tile backsplashes, cabinets, floors, and more. Through its revolutionary resurfacing process that is ideal for kitchen and bathrooms, which involves fitting countertops directly over existing ones, there’s no messy demolition and installation can be completed in as little as one day. TREND Transformations® is ranked the No. 1 Kitchen and Bath Remodeling franchise as part of Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 edition for 2017. For more information about TREND Transformations®, visit www.trend-transformations.com.
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