PatchMaster Expanding in Canada: Franchise Positioned to Become North America's Go-to Drywall Repair Specialist
PatchMaster franchise owners to provide Canadian market a fast and professional solution for drywall repairs
SOMERVILLE, N.J. - Oct. 18, 2018 // PRNewswire // - With nearly four decades of success in home services as HouseMaster Home Inspections, Master Home Services is now conquering a niche in the small drywall repair market. Earlier this year, they announced the launch of PatchMaster in the United States. Now, the drywall repair specialty franchise has its eyes on Canada, seeking local owners to expand the franchise brand there.
PatchMaster's business model offers customers a fast, professional solution for drywall repairs. Most busy handymen, large drywall companies or contractors don't want to perform small drywall repairs. Service professionals like plumbers and electricians often don't have the resources to fix holes they leave behind.
PatchMaster specializes in fixing holes caused by renters, plumbing leaks and those DIY projects that just can't seem to get finished. In most cases, PatchMaster can complete the job in one visit.
Currently, PatchMaster has more than 19 franchises signed in 46 territories with 10 franchises opened and operating. The franchise has opportunities for growth across Canada, targeting the province of Ontario. PatchMaster's sister brand, HouseMaster, already has a strong presence in Canada, with more than 30 franchise locations operating.
"With PatchMaster, we feel we're offering one of the best low-cost franchise opportunities to come along in a very long time," said Kathleen Kuhn, CFE, President and CEO of PatchMaster and HouseMaster. "We have fine tuned the model based on our decades of experience in home service franchising. When it comes to the PatchMaster system, I'm amazed at how fast our franchisees are scaling the business and hitting profitability."
The initial franchise fee for a PatchMaster franchise territory, which consists of a population up to 250,000, is $19,500. Ongoing fees include a technology fee and a downward sliding scale for royalties starting at 9 percent. Franchisees attend a week-long training program at the company's headquarters in Somerville, New Jersey.
It is a prime opportunity for executives seeking to invest in the home services industry: it is relatively easy to ramp up the franchise and the cost of entry is low. Moreover, no drywall experience is required for owners - PatchMaster provides all the training, tools and resources to learn the model and run the business. It's also great for individuals with limited funds who desire to own a business and seek a low investment, home-based business opportunity.
Master Home Services is known for a strong commitment to customer service. With more than 300 franchise areas across North America, HouseMaster holds a Net Promoter Score of 92 (a customer satisfaction ranking higher than Apple and Ritz-Carlton). Franchise Business Review has named HouseMaster a top franchise brand in its franchise owner satisfaction category since 2009.
Additionally, HouseMaster's average gross sales is the highest in the home inspection franchise market. With a proven track record in the three most critical home service franchise criteria - customer experience, franchisee satisfaction and average gross sales - Master Home Services has the know-how to make PatchMaster one of the fastest-growing and most successful service franchises.
PatchMaster franchises have access to support for marketing, including digital marketing and social media, job pricing, hiring, managing technicians and financial management. Eddy Zite, a founding franchisee and partner in PatchMaster, was skeptical when Master Home Services first approached him to test the concept two years ago.
"I have never done any drywall repairs and didn't really see a need for these smaller jobs," Zite said. "Frankly, I didn't believe the concept had any legs until I started talking to my friends in the trades and they told me the service would be extremely valuable to them."
Today, Zite has five vans on the road in his Salt Lake City territory and is expanding in Las Vegas this fall.
"The strong economics of the business and demand for the service has more than exceeded my expectations," he said.
Headquartered in Somerville, New Jersey, PatchMaster is a home services franchise brand offering customers a fast and professional solution for drywall repairs. The company provides high quality drywall services for small holes, dings and dents, typically finishing jobs in one visit. In a matter of months, PatchMaster already has more than 19 franchises signed in 46 territories with 10 franchises opened and operating. Backed by Master Home Services, the parent company of HouseMaster, the original home inspection franchise with more than 300 locations across North America, PatchMaster is positioned to revolutionize the home services industry as a pioneering drywall franchise across the United States and Canada.
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