New ‘Mobile-Only’ Houston Location Marks Third Pirtek In Texas Port City
Owners Of Pirtek Gulfgate Start New Franchise Under Tier 2 Program
July 10, 2018 // Franchising.com // Rockledge, FL, USA - PIRTEK, the world’s leading industrial hose-replacement service, has added a mobile-only franchise in Houston, the third PIRTEK location in the metro area. Owners John and Alison Abercrombie opened a full Service & Supply Center - PIRTEK Gulfgate - in January 2016. Since then, their business has thrived, making it possible for them to open a second franchise: PIRTEK Beltway North. They are opening the new location together with their son, Thomas Abercrombie.
John Abercrombie, who launched his first Houston location after moving his family from Australia, said that building strong customer relationships has made all the difference. “Our success has largely been a result of a focus on customer service: We go above and beyond for our customers and this has built long-term, mutually beneficial relationships,” Abercrombie said. “We also look after our staff; we recognize that without them we don’t have a business.”
PIRTEK Beltway North operates under the company’s Tier 2 model, which allows a franchisee to keep inventory in a small warehouse or storage facility, and to lease two vehicles at a lower point of entry. Under the standard Tier 1 model, a franchisee opens a full Service & Supply Center staffed with six team members and a minimum of two Mobile Service Vehicles.
The plan for Tier 2 franchisees is that they grow into a fully staffed and outfitted Service & Supply Center within three years. Each new Mobile Service Vehicle in the fleet widens the franchisee’s exclusive territory.
“The Abercrombies have done an excellent job building their business and we’re so pleased to see them starting up another,” said Glenn Duncan, CEO of PIRTEK. “Their location has been highly successful, outpacing even some of those PIRTEK locations that have been with us much longer. It’s a tribute to their hard work and strategic planning.”
As a port city and teeming metroplex, Houston offers many opportunities for hydraulic hose replacement. In addition to maritime business, there is also a great deal of construction, manufacturing and other industries that use hydraulic equipment.
PIRTEK is the only franchise of its kind in the United States, providing hydraulic and industrial hose replacement sales and services. There are 76 PIRTEK franchises and a fleet of Mobile Service Vehicles throughout the United States. Globally, PIRTEK has more than 400 locations and 2,000 Mobile Service Vehicles in 23 countries.
PIRTEK is the fluid transfer solutions leader in sales and service and the only franchise of its kind in the United States. PIRTEK boasts more than 400 Service & Supply Centers in 23 countries around the world, and has more than 30 years of experience in the hydraulic and industrial hose replacement field. Powered by an industry-leading approach to sales and service and backed by a corporate center passionate about its franchisees and customers, PIRTEK offers unmatched service and logistics. For additional information about PIRTEK USA, visit http://www.pirtekusa.com.