Introducing Our Newest Floor Franchise Owner, Steve Smith!

Introducing Our Newest Floor Franchise Owner, Steve Smith!

We are extremely excited to welcome our newest franchise owner, Steve Smith, to Footprints Floors! Steve becomes the newest member of our floor franchise family as he is opening his own Footprints Floors in Mesa, Arizona.

Coming from a diverse background of professional experience, Steve has had established careers in everything ranging from sales management to being a high school teacher. But, like many of our Franchise Owners, Steve wanted to build a career that offered more independence as a working individual. Hence, he came across Footprints Floors “while searching for opportunities to gain more control of my future, over corporate positions.” When the chance to start his own business with our flooring franchise arose, he knew the opportunity matched his career needs. “I’ve always thought about becoming an entrepreneur […] but now, I knew it was doable.”

Steve found various reasons as to why Footprints Floors was the best fit for him, given the great number of other franchises that exist in the service industry. What really stood out to Steve, firstly, was our business model, specifically in regards to start-up costs and growth. “[There is] no inventory, a low cost start-up, a true focus on the customer experience, and the ability to grow at a rate that is comfortable for the business owner.” Looking to find a career that offered him increased jurisdiction, Steve found that these specific components of Footprints Floors perfectly fulfilled the gaps in his professional life that he sought to fill. 

Another aspect that distinguished our franchise from others for Steve was our staffing component. Unlike other businesses, such as those in the restaurant industry, Footprints Floors utilizes subcontractors, eliminating the need for extensive staffing. “Food and retail have the staffing component that adds a degree of difficulty in starting a new business,” Steve states. “I never wanted to hire a “start-up staff” on Day One, and feel the responsibility to them and their families, until I knew I had a good handle on my own business.” Steve found that removing the need to focus on staffing not only allowed for an easier launch for his business, but also helped keep that start-up cost low and easier to maintain.

Although Steve had various reasons for what drew him to Footprints Floors, attending Footprints Floors’ Discovery Day was what truly sealed the deal in deciding to open his own. Calling it the moment that cemented his decision, his meeting with founder Bryan Park made Steve realize that opening a Footprints Floors was the right move for him. His first, and greatest, impression of Bryan came from when he got to witness everything in action. “The best part was going into the field to see jobs in progress, and, later, watch Bryan himself do estimates. He connected with each customer on a personal level. He’s genuine, as is all of the staff.” Seeing how Bryan is still highly-engaged and hands-on in the business, Steve knew that the sincerity and authenticity of the corporate staff would translate into strong support for launching his own Footprints Floors. 

Along with meeting our founder, Steve also found our commitment to our customers’ satisfaction at Footprints Floors to be a crucial attribute in choosing to work with our floor franchise. “Footprints Floors has a unique culture of caring about the customer. It is not just a transaction.” He got his first look at this personalized service when observing Bryan interact one-on-one with our customers, and decided the high standard of service distinguished our floor franchise from other competitors in the industry. “The goal is to deliver the best quality service by giving customers a great experience, which is outside the norm for flooring companies I’ve had contact with.” 

Since opening his own Footprints Floors, Steve is eager to establish his life and influence in his community as a franchise owner. “I’m most looking forward to finding my groove in day-to-day business,” Steve says. “[I have] a genuine concern about the customers, and a goal to make their life easy and beautiful.” So, what advice does he have for other curious individuals looking to potentially franchise with Footprints Floors?

“Spend time with new franchisees! Learn about their own start-up and A-HA! moments!”


If you, like Steve, are searching for a change in career with an opportunity that offers greater independence and flexibility, opening your own Footprints Floors could be the perfect business venture for you! Click HERE to explore our franchise page, where you can find all the information you need to learn about Footprints Floors, and why you should get involved with our floor franchise today!

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Homeowners Love Footprints Floors— Here’s Why!

Homeowners Love Footprints Floors— Here’s Why!

At Footprints Floors, our solid reputation among our customers continues to serve as one of our strongest strengths. From our A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau to our numerous excellent online ratings, we pride ourselves in being the premier hardwood flooring franchise for homeowners across the nation. With our customers choosing us as their go-to flooring business, starting your own Footprint Floors franchise will open your doors to a great entrepreneurial opportunity with a strongly established reputation.

So, what are our customers saying exactly about Footprints Floors?

Firstly, our one of a kind service creates the perfect flooring experience for every Footprints customer. 

“Just about best experience ever with a home improvement contractor. Prompt, professional, beyond courteous– delightful, actually. Stunningly beautiful results. Very reasonable price. We could not be happier, and we are somewhat exacting consumers.” —Anonymous, HomeAdvisor

“I was extremely impressed with Footprints Floors from beginning to end. I received a very prompt response to my online inquiry and received a phone call the following day. Appointment was scheduled that week and Mark was efficient, friendly and professional. The work crew were punctual, polite and very respectful.” —Ruth K., Yelp

“Our experience was professional excellence from the first contact forward. What we were told is exactly what happened and even though we changed our plans mid-job, the crew happily complied and finished the job with smiles all around. From a great bid to fabulous service (and I do stress fabulous service), this company and its employees are the ones to work with. Excellence is what they strive to achieve and in my case, they achieved it and went far beyond. I am a very happy customer with brand new refinished floors and a whole new mudroom, bath and two closets that have design tile. Gorgeous. Thanks to all.” —Laurie A., HomeAdvisor

“If you want a superior job done refinishing your wood floors, get these guys to do it.They are a refreshing example of efficiency and integrity that I thought was lost in today’s construction world. I grew up working in the construction business, and was extremely impressed with both Josh and Dallas – their work ethic and their commitment to getting the job done correctly and ahead of schedule. Hire them…..you’ll see how these projects are supposed to be done! My floors are beautiful!!” —Doug D., HomeAdvisor

We always ensure every customer receives an exceptional level of service. Our hardwood flooring franchise provides the flooring options, services, and satisfaction that our competition can not, and that’s exactly what puts us above the rest. With our customers consistently praising our levels of professionalism and sophistication, it is clear to see how our franchise owners work tirelessly to further the mission of Footprints Floors.

Alongside our professional customer service, our customers simply love the quality and results of the flooring services we provide.

“WOW! I decided to go with real wood…chose the beetle pine…the floors are absolutely gorgeous. These guys were professional, cordial, timely. They went far beyond my expectations with moving furniture, etc. You can’t go wrong with Footprints Floor.” —Ruth M., ReferralList

“Many thanks–our floors never looked this beautiful, even when our house was brand new!” —Anonymous, HomeAdvisor

As homeowner are increasingly choosing to renovate their homes, more and more customers are in need of a flooring business that will provide the highest quality flooring. At Footprint Floors, our flooring services are consistently top-notch, and we ensure that each flooring project is completed with our best efforts. Our commitment to restoring floors with the best supplies as well as affordable pricing therefore allows us to be a leading hardwood flooring franchise. 

In conclusion, you can see that Footprints Floors has a wide spread of customers who found great satisfaction with the quality of our work. We want to ensure that our customers receive our best, so that their homes can look their best. With this strongly built reputation for our brand, we know that current—and future— franchise owners will be able to experience the joys of running a well-respected business without having to spend years building their own. 


So, if you want to start your OWN business with a brand that possesses hundreds of amazing customer reviews, opening your own Footprints Floors could be the perfect opportunity for you! We are always looking for business-savvy individuals who are looking to change their lives with a new and exciting business journey. Click HERE to read more about the Footprints Floors hardwood flooring franchise, and see what sets us apart from other flooring businesses across the country. 

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The Growing Flooring Industry— And What That Means For You!

The Growing Flooring Industry— And What That Means For You!

At Footprints Floors, we are excited to see our industry and sector of business in flooring show great potential and growth for the near future. Leaders and organizations within the flooring industry have continuously illustrated the flourishing numbers of the past, present, and future; our unique flooring franchise creates the perfect opportunity for individuals to take advantage of this great industry and build their very own successful business.

So, what do the current numbers in the flooring industry look like, exactly?

As a trade association dedicated to representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) surveyed their members to gauge the current and future state of the industry. In 2018, more than two-thirds of all of the participants — including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and contractors— expect sales growth of at least 3 percent in 2019, with 22 percent expecting sales will grow significantly (8 percent or more). Regarding contractors specifically, over two-thirds expected wood flooring sales to show positive sales growth in 2019, as nearly 45 percent of NWFA contractors – the greatest percentage of the four groups surveyed – saw significant sales growth (more than 8 percent) in 2017. These numbers highlight just an example of the construction and remodeling markets booming across the country, with national forecasts echoing NWFA member sentiments, citing consumer confidence as one driver of demand.

The NWFA stated that the top opportunities for flooring contractors going into 2019 include expanding in pre-finished flooring and other flooring surfaces; establishing new lines of business, such as flooring maintenance programs; selling more high-end products; and raising prices. Other contractors are also looking to work with new customer types, such as architects and designers.

It is also important to note the improvements found within the real estate, housing construction, and home improvement markets themselves to see how their influence impacts the success of the flooring industry.

Firstly, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) expects consumer demand for single-family housing to grow as the overall economy and labor market continues to strengthen. The real estate market and flooring industry are closely correlated;  as an increasing number of more valuable homes are built across the nation, flooring installation will also increase proportionally to meet the flooring demands of these new homeowners. As the value of residential construction improves, more homes will be built and maintained, which will also create demand for flooring installation. The value of residential construction is expected to increase through 2019, thus presenting another potential opportunity for the industry.

And people are not just buying new homes. In recent years, spending within the home improvement industry has increased tremendously, leading to an increase in flooring renovation and restoration services. In regards to the home improvement industry, The Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), published by The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, estimated annual spending on residential improvements and repairs by homeowners to reach $350 billion by July 2019. Home improvement spending nationwide is now rising at nearly six percent annually, according to the Leading Index for Remodeling Activity. Three years ago, the annual growth was less than 6 percent. Why the change? One big reason: Homeowner equity. In the past few years, the US has seen an addition of 6 trillion dollars in homeowner equity, which has allowed homeowners to possess the confidence and means to tackle the multiple repairs and upgrades they had put off during, and years after, the recession in 2008. And not only that, homeowners have embarked on tackling larger home improvement projects, instead of sticking to necessary maintenance. For example, homeowners spent an average of nearly $2,000 more on home improvement projects in 2016 than in comparison to 2015.

What does this all mean for Footprints Floors?

With services involving both flooring installation and restoration, the demand for our services perfectly fits the needs of the booming industries previously stated. We provide the premier quality, pricing, and customer service that homeowners desire to elevate the flooring within their homes. We’re excited to continue to build off of the immense growth of all these industries, and we envision our partnerships with our business owners to share that same exceptional growth. 


With great profitability, scalability, and potential for great success, opening your own Footprints Floors could be the perfect opportunity for you. We have a proven track record of over ten years of growth and success, and this forecast of success for the future of flooring indicates no end to that continue success. If you want to learn more about Footprints Floors and how you can take advantage of the growing flooring industry, CLICK HERE. Here, you can learn all about how you can join the Footprints Family!

 

 

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