November 14, 2017 // Franchising.com // GEORGETOWN, Texas - Sport Clips Haircuts is the "Fastest Growing" among businesses recognized by The Institute for Family Business at Baylor University. The 28th annual 2017 Texas Family Business of the Year Awards recently recognized "outstanding firms who demonstrate a commitment to business continuity while serving their employees, community and industry."
"Sport Clips Haircuts began here in Texas with my family 25 years ago. We're grateful to the other families and individuals who've come alongside us as franchisees and team members to make more than 1,700 locally-owned stores the place to go for a great haircut," says Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips. "More than 100 stores are opening in the U.S. and Canada each year, and we look forward to that growth continuing to provide new opportunities for franchisees, stylists and even more locations for an MVP haircare experience."
Sport Clips opened in June 1993 in Austin and made the decision to franchise in 1995. The first investor in the brand was an Austin-area businessman who bought six licenses, a great boost to the franchise’s beginnings. From Austin, Sport Clips expanded to Houston, Dallas, and to help keep travel expenses at a minimum, based its further expansion plans on “where Southwest Airlines flew.” It took five years to open the first 50 stores. By 2007, Sport Clips celebrated the opening of its 400th and 500th store in the same year. In 2012, the franchise expanded into Canada. By 2015, Sport Clips had a presence in all 50 states with an opening in Maine and a year later, celebrated the opening of its 1,500th and 1,600th stores in 2016. The brand continues to grow with 1,700+ locations and is the career choice of more than 17,000 professionals.
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 10 in its “Franchise 500.” There are more than 1,700 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a “2016 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Sport Clips provides “haircuts with heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has given $5 million to the VFW; national partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin and Furniture Row Racing’s Erik Jones, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.
Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, housed in the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, provides a rigorous academic experience, consisting of classroom and hands-on learning, guided by Christian commitment and a global perspective. Recognized nationally for several programs, including Entrepreneurship and Accounting, the school offers 24 undergraduate and 13 graduate areas of study. Visit www.baylor.edu/business and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/Baylor_Business.
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