Global Franchise Opportunities Expands Franchise Empire in First Quarter
Franchise Conglomerate’s Start to 2017 Indicates Strength of Aggressive Growth Phase
June 02, 2017 // Franchising.com // POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Global Franchise Opportunities (GFO), the system of internationally recognized and proven franchise concepts including A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI), iCare – Intelligent Home Care Solutions and iHandyMan, today announced first quarter expansion that has launched its brands’ collective 2017 growth strategy and positioned each to carry its services into key new markets.
Taken together, GFO finishes 2017’s first quarter on a high note, including five new North American locations. ABCHI has opened units in North Bay, Ontario; Truro, Nova Scotia; Deerfield Beach, Florida; and Greeley, Colorado; and an iCare location recently opened in Calgary, Alberta.
“We have laid the foundation for incredible growth among our brands,” said Bill Redfern, founder, president and CEO of GFO. “Our success is grounded in the strength of support we offer our franchise partners - we appreciate that we are only as good as our partners. We’re passionate about facilitating their capabilities as entrepreneurs. They are the next generation of GFO family members who are setting the course for 2017 and beyond.”
After a year of growth accomplishments in 2016, including ABCHI’s expansion into India, the growth of iCare in Atlantic Canada and the launch of the professional repair service, iHandyman, which has already launched in six countries, this first quarter is a strong indicator of similar expansion throughout 2017. GFO forecasts signing development deals that represent more than 75 new locations around the globe and opening up to 30 new locations in 2017.
As an indication of the evolution of GFO, the company has recently released new iterations of its websites for each of the brands, including advanced technologies to provide their audiences with a more content-friendly website geared specifically toward the services provided. The new websites detail the entire brand profile, enabling customers to more easily locate services in their markets.
The first quarter headway is indicative of the brand’s history of franchise innovation. Redfern started his home inspection business, ABCHI, in Canada in the mid-2000s, turning it into the country’s largest home inspection franchise after only two years. Today, ABCHI has over 200 franchises operating in 19 countries around the world.
Following ABCHI’s worldwide success, Redfern launched iCare – Intelligent Home Care Solutions in 2014 to meet the home healthcare needs of seniors everywhere. iCare offers services that help families overwhelmed with the responsibility of providing care to a loved one, all while ensuring your loved one remains in the comfort of his or her own home.
For self-starters looking for an opportunity to own their own business, ABCHI, iCare and iHandyMan offer a low-cost, proven path to success as part of a profitable home-based concept. Global Franchise Opportunities is one of the few franchisors offering master franchise opportunities for all three of its franchise concepts. Master franchise opportunities, which start at $117,000, are for entrepreneurs looking to develop a larger territory consisting of multiple franchise locations. Unit franchises start at $39,900. Unit franchise owners can work on their own or with a staff, hiring and managing outside contractors for larger jobs.
For more information about Global Franchise Opportunities, visit the new www.gfobrands.com.
About Global Franchise Opportunities
Launched by serial entrepreneur Bill Redfern, Global Franchise Opportunities includes internationally recognized brands A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI), iCare – Intelligent Home Care Solutions and iHandyMan. Global Franchise Opportunities offers master franchise and unit franchise opportunities. Existing businesses in these sectors can be converted to Global Franchise Opportunities and receive support and ongoing training from the proven concepts.
For more information about Global Franchise Opportunities, call (954) 933-7129 or visit www.gfobrands.com.
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