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Emery's Picture_1.jpgEmery is an industry specialist in the exciting world of franchising. His goal is to find the perfect fit for an individual looking for a franchise business. The choices one can make when looking into investing in a franchise are mind-boggling. Emery helps his clients narrow the field and look at those franchises offering the best support, brand recognition and ROI. Emery also helps clients decide whether a start-up franchise is worth considering. Buying a business is a life changing event and he wants to ensure that clients take their time, perform due diligence and ask all of the right questions. Please contact Emery Orosz at emery@morganandwestfield.com or 928-793-3000 to schedule your interview. 


Investing in the Mr. Appliance Franchise - It’s All About the Customer!

Gary Landon, Management Consulting

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In our modern society, appliance repair is one service that will always be in demand.  Despite competition from independent and corporate appliance repair companies, Mr. Appliance has retained its title as the number one appliance repair franchise business in America.  That’s good news for its franchisees and those entrepreneurs looking for a stable franchise...

Key Takeaways To Remember

  • Mr. Appliance, our bread and butter, is really the appliance repair side of things. And the average customer today has six to eight appliances in their home. 
  • Well, one of the main trade periodicals out there is the top 500 franchises in the world. And all of The Dwyer Group brands are listed in that, but especially Mr. Appliance.
  • We position ourselves above any of the other competition out there. And quite frankly, there’s only one national franchise, and that’s Mr. Appliance.
  • All of this is in the process of being an open book to the potential Mr. Appliance owner. That’s the way we’ve done business for 33 years, and it’s been very successful.
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Moran Family of Brands - An Automotive Franchise Everyone Can Appreciate

Ben Reist, VP, General Manager at Accelerated Development, INC

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There are hundreds of franchise businesses to choose from with thousands of locations across the nation and around the world. Among the many options available to entrepreneurs are franchise “families of brands,” where the different businesses offered seem to complement one another. The Moran Family of Brands is just such an example. Learn how this company has developed...

Key Takeaways To Remember

  • When you’re looking at franchise opportunities, [it's] kind of what the lifestyle brings when you’re owning and operating that business.
  • SmartView Window Solutions is residential and commercial window tinting, while Alta Mere is a brick-and-mortar location. When you bring SmartView into that, it allows you to just promote the SmartView business through your brick-and-mortar location, in addition to doing all the other outside marketing channels that we have, the SmartView program.
  • It’s actually what your role is as a franchisee, not to be the hands-on person, but to be involved in promoting that business, marketing, advertising channels, and getting out and network within the community, to really ramp up the business.
  • The support [to our franchisees] really begins with the higher-end support that we provide, and the on-going operating support that a franchisee receives, to look at the numbers, cutting the cost and make sure that profit margins is maximized, all just part of the support that we provide at Moran.
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Why Become a Master Franchise Partner with ComForCare

Phil LeBlanc, Vice President of Franchise Development at ComForcare Health Care Holdings, Inc.

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In this exclusive interview, we talk with Phil LeBlanc, VP of Franchise Development at ComForcare Franchise. ComForCare is one of the nation’s leading home care franchise companies  operating over 190 territories throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. Today with Mr. Leblanc, we talk about the benefits of becoming a master franchise partner for ComForCare....

Key Takeaways To Remember

  • Master franchise is a traditional methodology used by many franchisors to expand internationally; 
  • There's a typical range of activities that a true master partner would be involved with and they're all going to be tending to the oversight of business growth and development, training and operations and the ongoing management of the relationships with the local franchisees within their system.
  • We have what we believe is a superior care process and everything that we do allows our franchise owners to deliver an extremely high level of care on a consistent basis.
  • If there's collaboration and there's a real back and forth and a sharing of ideas and we're working toward the same goal and things were very positive, that's a pretty good indication that if they were our representative in a particular country, they're going to do the work, number one, and number two, they're appreciating the value that the franchisor and the franchisee both have.
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Find Out About Five Star Painting

Mary Kay Liston, CFE, President at Five Star Painting

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In this episode, we talked to Mary Kay Liston who was named President of Five Star Painting when the Dwyer Group acquired it in 2015. Working with a team of talented franchise consultants, the company realized double-digit growth each year. Mary Kay’s career in franchising began in 2003 when she joined the Valpak Direct Marketing Systems. During her six years there, Mary...

Key Takeaways To Remember

  • What we've been able to do is learn from each other because there are commonalities among the brands and amongst services.
  • You can really get going at far less expense than a franchise if it required having a brick and mortar site or if you had to have a squad of vehicles.
  • Marketing is really important because you are going to be doing the local marketing yourself.
  • Every community needs someone to paint, and we've carved out a really nice niche for ourselves where we're not the biggest yet, but we're certainly striving to be.
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Why Choose the Glass Doctor

Mark Liston, CFE, President, Glass Doctors

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In this exclusive interview, we talk with Mark Liston, President of Glass Doctor. Mark joined Glass Doctor as the vice president of operations in April 2010. Today, we discuss about the reasons for choosing the Glass Doctor as a franchise. Mark's experience in franchising began in 1981 when he joined Kinetico Incorporated and worked with Kinetico dealers throughout the...

Key Takeaways To Remember

  • The glass world today, if you're not handling a full composition of glass, meaning home, business, light commercial, shower doors and auto, I think it already restricts what a person can make in being in this business. 
  • In theory, you want to think that a resale is easier [than start-up] because you've got people that already do it on the staff.
  • If you start to look at how many people do I need to start with, it depends on the skill level of the franchisee coming in.
  • I want them [Fab 14] to be the Ten Commandments. We're the only franchisor that I know that have put these in order of points, and we teach the Fab 14.
  • What always I suggest as a person, any buyers looking to buy a franchise or invest in a franchise, call some people that came in from the cold, that have never done this before.
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