Pirtek Raleigh North Supports Rapid Development in North Carolina
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Pirtek Raleigh North Supports Rapid Development in North Carolina

New franchise provides mobile service to support the capital city’s residential construction and infrastructure projects

April 23, 2021 // Franchising.com // Raleigh, North Carolina - North Carolina’s capital city of Raleigh is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. The entire surrounding region is dotted with a multitude of construction projects to accommodate the swelling population. New housing developments are being built all around the city. In turn, additional roads, bridges, sewers, and plumbing must be constructed to allow for traffic and utilities to flow around and through these communities. Entrepreneurs Jon Clark and Tom Pallisco perceived the area’s need for a reliable hydraulic and industrial hose repair and replacement service and decided to open their new Pirtek Raleigh North franchise.

Pirtek Raleigh North is the fifth Pirtek franchise operating in North Carolina and will use Mobile Service Vehicles to service customers under the company’s Tier 2 program. They will primarily serve the north and central area of the state from their base in Raleigh. In Jon’s words, “this rapidly growing area is primed for a global business like Pirtek to come in and support the other businesses in the area.” He is referring to the large number of construction businesses, public works, rental equipment companies, and the like.

Pirtek’s Tier 2 option enables entrepreneurs to start a franchise at a lower point of entry. Under Tier 2, a franchisee can keep the inventory in a small warehouse or storage facility and start with two vehicles. The standard Tier 1 model requires a franchisee to have a full Service & Supply Center staffed with six team members and at least two Mobile Service Vehicles. Tier 2 owners typically advance to a Tier 1 location within a few years.

Tom and Jon each bring valuable experience to their partnership. Tom has a background in trucking and transportation spanning more than four decades. He also spent many years involved in the scrap metal business and has relied on hydraulic and industrial equipment throughout his career. Jon has a degree in Business Management and was a controller for a scrap metal business in Michigan for over 6 years. According to Jon, he feels comfortable in leadership positions and is confident that he will be successful in his new role as a business owner. He says “He has always wanted to lead and see a small business grow.” Both men site their past experience with the Pirtek brand as a reason that they became interested in joining the franchise network. They have a unique appreciation for the quality services provided by the brand, having been customers over the years.

The only franchise brand of its kind in the United States, Pirtek USA specializes in hydraulic and industrial hose services through its locations throughout the country. Pirtek team members are available 24/7 to provide onsite repairs to hydraulic and industrial hoses, thanks to the company’s specially equipped Mobile Service Vehicles. Pirtek boasts more than 400 franchise locations in 23 countries around the world, including over 100 within the US.

Jon and Tom have enjoyed their new role as business owners so far. They share that the Pirtek USA management team has been of great benefit to them throughout the launch of their franchise, along with the blueprint that has worked for so many franchises before theirs. According to the pair, they have felt supported every step of the way. “It really does feel like we’ve become a part of the Pirtek family,” says Jon. He adds that everyone along the way, including other Pirtek franchisees, have been willing to help and offer advice based on their experiences.

The team at Pirtek Raleigh North is ready to provide the best hydraulic and industrial repair and replacement services to customers. Both management and mobile service technicians have received top-quality training at Pirtek USA corporate headquarters. Jon says that they are excited to take the training and knowledge that they have received and put it to great use. He feels that the balance of hands-on learning and classroom instruction will serve them well in the field. In addition, they have sought out and hired quality employees who will work hard while upholding Pirtek’s core values of honesty and integrity. They are looking forward to watching the business flourish, and have a goal to eventually expand.




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