Meet Footprints Floors Franchise Owner, Aaron Benedict!

Meet Footprints Floors Franchise Owner, Aaron Benedict!

We’re excited to introduce Footprints Floors franchise owner Aaron Benedict! In this video, Aaron discusses how switching job gave him the fulfillment he desired in a career, and how our flooring franchise opened doors to great success!

“Prior to Footprints,” Aaron states,” I did about three and a half years of telecommunications sales and marketing. Although medical device sales and marketing was very prestigious, cutting edge, and technical, I knew that I could be highly successful in flooring restoration.” 

Once launching his own Footprints franchise in 2016, Aaron discovered that running his own business granted him the flexibility and independence he couldn’t get from his previous line of work. “I work a lot more. My hours are longer, but there’s so much more fulfillment in what i do now because I am in complete control of my day, my income, and my own business. I’m not having to worried about being micromanaged or having middle management in my car every six weeks doing ride-alongs, and that was very realistic in medical sales. It’s just easier to put my head in the pillow at night, honestly!”

At Footprints, we pride ourselves in maintaining a strong franchise owner support model. Our flooring franchise provides all of our franchise owners with personal call center support, and to Aaron, this support proved to be critical in his success. “The support has been incredible,” Aaron claims. “There are so many people who are experienced, seasoned, and knowledgeable that I can call on. Our online presence and web presence have never been better. It makes it really easy to sell the footprints experience to customers, and everyone has been extremely gracious and helpful.”

How successful has Aaron been since joining our flooring franchise? According to him, “business couldn’t be better.”

“The first two years were awesome. My first full year, I set company records for new franchisees in terms of sales and profitability. I’m in my second full year with the company, and I am trending to set another record for best profitability for ‘Franchisee in Year Two.” In regards to his financial goals, Aaron states, “next year, my goal is to be at $750,000 in gross margins. By 2021, I’d like to be between 1 million and 1.2 million dollars in total revenue at a gross margin of 44 to 45%.”

If you’re working in corporate America and need guidance on how to make the switch, Aaron offers his personal experience and counsel. “One piece of advice to someone leaving a very comfortable corporate gig would be to just trust the model. Look at the historical data and the performance data of all the other territories, and you will see that this works. Everyone who has been here for more than a year or two has been highly successful. So it’s just being patient with yourself, going into this with the right expectations, not being too hard on yourself, and trusting the model, and trusting the numbers that are there.”

We’re thrilled to see how successful Aaron has become with Footprints Floors, and how he has obtained a truly rewarding and fulfilling career through our flooring franchise. We look forward to seeing how Aaron continues to grow the success of his business in the future!


Aaron found a fulfilling and rewarding career with Footprints Floors— and so can you! As we continue to expand the scope of our flooring franchise across the nation, you could potentially find YOUR own success by opening your own Footprints Floors. CLICK HERE to visit our franchising page, where you can learn about what we do and why you should enter the flooring franchise space!

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Welcome to the Footprints Floors Franchise, Michael Titus!

Welcome to the Footprints Floors Franchise, Michael Titus!

Footprints is on the move! We’re thrilled to introduce one of our newest franchise owners, Michael Titus, who is bring our flooring franchise to Northern Indiana. 

Michael comes from a diverse professional background, spending a large portion of his career working mainly in manufacturing operations and industry control. After going to college at Purdue University pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering, Michael spent 9 years in the military before owning and managing his own business for 4 years. While he enjoyed working in manufacturing operations, Michael eventually realized his real passion lied in operations and working directly with customers.

While spending his time searching for new business opportunities, Michael discovered Footprints Floors. “I really liked the business model and everything that they had to say,” he expressed. “I kept digging into it and investigating, talking to different franchisees, and it just progressed from there.” From the start, our business model is what truly stood out for Michael. He claims “the most attractive part of the business model is how Footprints Floors utilizes different existing technologies to their advantage.”

As Michael continued to research our flooring franchise and whether he was good fit as an owner, he increasingly saw how joining the team was an opportunity of a lifetime. “This was everything that I was looking for. From the first view, I saw a very high level of potential,” Michael states. “The more I dug into it, the more education I did; I wasn’t disappointed – I felt stronger and stronger about it all the time. The more I talk about it, the more excited I get about.” What specifically stood out to Michael was our commitment to our customers. As someone who wanted to work more directly with the customer base, Michael sought out a business opportunity that allowed for him to establish strong relationships with his customers—and Footprints Floors provided exactly that. “The customer satisfaction and the utilization of existing technologies to their advantage really set Footprints apart from others. Footprints Floors is the whole package.”

Michael knew he wanted to be a Footprints Floor franchise owner when he gained the opportunity to engage with current Footprints Floors owners on their personal experiences and how they started their journey. “A moment that really defined the turning point in moving forward with the franchise process was talking with current franchisees,” Michael said. “It was great to hear about the things they are working on, and how Footprints was working with them and helping them handle issues. This made it very encouraging.”

Although he wasn’t able to meet our founder Bryan Park and corporate team in person, Michael argues that the support and conversations over the phone furthered his excitement in getting involved with our flooring franchise. “[Bryan] is a very easy going individual who definitely knows his business. I liked everything he had to say, and it just got me more and more excited about the opportunity.” As a business individual who has researched numerous business and franchise opportunities with other companies in various other sectors, his experience with Footprints corporate team as well as current franchisees helped Michael realize that Footprints was the business opportunity that he had been looking for. 

“Everything that I’ve seen so far, I’ve been really excited about; I was looking for a reason to not be excited! I have been looking  for many years, and there are many franchises where I haven’t pulled the trigger. Everything that was said and offered, I really got excited about.”

As he prepares for the start of his franchise, Michael is most excited to experience the independence that comes with owning a Footprints Floors and being able to interact one-on-one with his customers. “I wanted to become an entrepreneur for the independence. It allows me to make decisions to influence others in a positive way, and lay out my own path as opposed to letting someone else do it for me,” Michael states. “[I’m most looking forward to] the opportunity to work with customers and help them achieve what they feel are their goals.”

For other individuals considering joining our flooring franchise team at Footprints Floors, Michael offers this piece of advice: “Take a serious look. It’s definitely worth the time.”


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