April 19, 2017 // Franchising.com // MIAMI - TREND Transformations®, a global full-service residential and commercial remodeling business that manufactures and installs quartz, recycled glass, granite and mosaic tiles, was honored as a recipient of the Franchisees’ Choice designation on April 3, 2017 during a Gala Awards Presentation at the 26th annual Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is the seventh year for the annual Franchisees’ Choice designation program.
The Franchisees’ Choice designees are CFA member franchise systems who voluntarily took part in an independently-administered survey. This year, more than 60 CFA member franchise systems participated in the survey. Franchisees were asked to assess their franchisor in key areas of the franchise business model, including the franchisee selection process; franchisee information package; leadership; business planning and marketing; training and support; ongoing operations; and the relationship between the franchisor and franchisee.
“To have TREND Transformations® receive a Franchisees’ Choice designation is a nod to our company’s culture and illustrates our commitment to our franchisees,” said Mike Mallory, TREND Transformations® Vice President of Franchise Development in North America. “We are grateful to our franchise owners for recognizing our support and are honored to receive this accolade. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationships with current franchisees and building new ones as more owners join our North American family.”
In the due diligence process of investigating a franchise opportunity, speaking with existing franchisees about the opportunity being explored is essential. For prospective franchisees, the Franchisees’ Choice designation identifies that a franchise brand has received solid endorsement and ratings from its franchisees. The 2017 Franchisees’ Choice designees are representative of the spectrum of franchise opportunities and the diversity and excellence of CFA members.
“The true strength of a franchise system lies in the mutually-rewarding relationship between a franchisor and its franchisees,” says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. “Being a Franchisees’ Choice designee is an honor and a vote of confidence because the high rankings in franchisee satisfaction come directly from the franchisees themselves.”
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. To learn more about TREND Transformations® and its franchising opportunities, visit www.trendfranchise.com.
For more information about Franchisees’ Choice designation and a full list of winners, visit www.awardsprogram.ca.
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. Ideal for kitchens, floors and bathrooms, its revolutionary installation process of fitting new surfaces directly over existing ones has no messy demolition and 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®,
The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is the recognized authority on franchising in Canada. With over 600 corporate members representing many of Canada’s best- and lesser-known brands and 40,000 franchisees nation-wide, CFA is the indispensable resource for the franchise community and advocates on behalf of franchisors and franchisees in Canada to enhance and protect the franchise business model. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs, publications, and websites (www.cfa.ca, www.LookforaFranchise.ca, and www.FranchiseAwareness.ca).
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