Christensens Open Hardwood Flooring Franchise in the Twin Cities!

Christensens Open Hardwood Flooring Franchise in the Twin Cities!

Footprints Floors has officially come to the Twin Cities! Our hardwood flooring franchise is now almost SOLD OUT in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area, thanks to new Franchise Owners Emilie and Clint Christensen. After signing their franchise agreement this past October, the couple is already up and running with their first of two hardwood flooring franchise locations. 

Now’s your chance to meet two of the newest members of the Footprints Floors family and find out what inspired them to embark on their latest entrepreneurial adventure. Read on to learn more about Clint and Emilie!

 

 

Tell us a bit about your professional background… what were you doing before you discovered our hardwood flooring franchise opportunity?

Clint: We have both been business owners, both together and independently, for most of our professional careers. I’ve been a general contractor for over a decade and own a remodeling business, and was in home improvement sales prior to that. Emilie worked in education as a teacher then as a consultant, was a construction specialist for Wells Fargo, and together we own and manage rental property. 

Do you have any hobbies or interests? 

Emilie: We enjoy traveling together, spending time with our friends and family, and winding down at the end of the week on the porch with a glass of wine when the weather is nice, or inside by the fire when it’s not. We have a hobby farm with goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, cats, and dogs. 

How did you first learn about Footprints Floors? 

Clint: We were looking for a change, and while investigating different business opportunities, we started actively searching for franchises. After learning about a few and being unimpressed, we found Footprints and immediately felt like this could be it. 

Emilie and Clint Christensen open a hardwood flooring franchiseWhat makes Footprints Floors the right fit for you? 

Clint: Coming from a construction background, a flooring franchise made a lot of sense. The more we learned, the more we realized that the ideals and values of Footprints aligned with our own, and that’s something that is really important to us.

What did you like about Footprints Floors’ business model?

Emilie: Because Clint really wanted to move away from general contracting, with all of the moving parts of different trades, permits, inspections, and sometimes really long project time-lines, the simplicity of focusing on just floors was incredibly appealing. 

What did you like about meeting the Founders of our hardwood flooring franchise?

Clint: It was great to meet [Footprints Floors Founder] Bryan [Park] and the rest of the team! They all showed a genuine interest in who we are, and it was helpful to hear their stories and personal backgrounds. Everyone seems dedicated to the company, to each other, and to the customer.

What did you like about the Footprints Floors Discovery Day? 

Emilie: Initially, Clint was scheduled to travel to Denver by himself for Discovery Day. But, due to some last minute health concerns, we switched to a virtual Discovery Day, which allowed both of us to participate. Getting to hear all about the history of the company, the business model, having specific questions answered, and getting to “see” everyone, really made our decision to move forward easy.  

Was there an “A-ha!” moment that made you want to invest in a hardwood flooring franchise with Footprints Floors?

Emilie: Clint started his business from the ground up, and doing that again just wasn’t appealing. All of the support- from the customer service representatives to the corporate team and other Franchise Owners- was what really made us realize this was the right fit.

What makes you want to own your own hardwood flooring franchise?

Clint: Having more control of our daily lives and our future, as well as being able to work together, have been some of the biggest reasons. 

What do you think will make your hardwood flooring franchise successful? 

Emilie: The success we hope for will be built on Clint’s experience in the industry, understanding the needs of customers, and a strong work ethic.

What sets Footprints Floors apart, in your eyes, from other franchise opportunities in the Service Industry?   

Clint: The support! We knew what other franchises were offering, and it was basically a name, a territory, and some training. We saw the huge benefit of what Footprints was offering in terms of marketing, scheduling, customer service, and overall support and it made all the difference for us. 

What has been the best part of your experience with the Footprints Floors’ corporate team so far?  

Emilie: They are all right there for us to talk to, ask questions, and help us along the way. 

What advice would you give to a potential hardwood flooring Franchise Owner? 

Clint: This isn’t for everyone, but if you’re willing to put in the time and energy, it could be a good fit!

Why did you choose the Service Industry over a different industry like the Restaurant Industry?  

Emilie: Once while we were driving, we passed a food truck for sale on the side of the road. Because we’re always looking for business opportunities,  Clint asked, “Hey…what if we bought a food truck?” I responded, “The only thing I know about food trucks is that I like to get food from them.” Neither of us has ever been particularly interested in the restaurant industry because it’s just not what we know. 

What do you look forward to most about owning your own Footprints Floors franchise?  

Clint: Knowing that we are joining forces with other owners, will have a solid support system, and a trusted name is really exciting. 

 

Clint and Emilie are already bringing the outstanding quality and unparalleled customer service that is synonymous with the Footprints Floors name to homeowners across the Twin Cities area, and look forward to all that 2021 brings them in the way of new customers. We’re with them every step of the way for everything they need, and look forward to seeing their success as they forge ahead with their hardwood flooring franchise empire.

Is 2021 the year you finally say goodbye to the corporate grind and start living life on your own terms as a Footprints Floors hardwood flooring Franchise Owner? We’re nearly SOLD OUT in the Christensens’ hometown of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and are selling out fast in a number of other markets- now’s the time to look into the Footprints Floors opportunity and get in on the ground floor of something big! Visit our franchise website to learn more.

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Former Ad Exec Jeff Harris Opens Hardwood Flooring Franchise

Former Ad Exec Jeff Harris Opens Hardwood Flooring Franchise

One of the best parts of franchising with Footprints Floors is that you can own and operate a hardwood flooring franchise with absolutely NO experience in construction or home improvement! In fact, many of our most successful Franchise Owners come to us because they are ready for a change from the 9-to-5 corporate grind. For people like former ad executive Jeff Harris, who is slated to open his Memphis, Tennessee territory this year, the Footprints Floors opportunity is a chance to own a business in a thriving industry and find the freedom and flexibility you just can’t get from a career as a business professional. We caught up with Jeff to find out all about what made him want to embark on his new adventure as a hardwood flooring Franchise Owner with Footprints Floors.

Q: Tell us a bit about your professional background.

A: My background is in marketing and advertising.  I have worked for large, national advertising agencies in New York, Atlanta, and Dallas, serving as an Account Supervisor and working on national accounts with strong brand recognition.  

Prior to joining the Footprints Floors family, I served on the Integrated Marketing Management team for ALSAC / St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis managing a team of four direct reports.  Our team provides marketing support to our 36 regional fundraising offices throughout the company.

Q: Do you have any hobbies or interests? 

A: I enjoy spending time with my wife Cathy, daughter Sarah who is a freshman at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and son Andrew who is a junior in high school.  We enjoy traveling within and outside the United States. 

I am also a fan of thoroughbred horse racing and enjoy attending the races at Churchill Downs (Louisville, KY), Fair Grounds (New Orleans), Keeneland (Lexington, KY) and Oaklawn (Hot Springs, AR).

Q: How did you first learn about the Footprints Floors hardwood flooring franchise opportunity?

A: [I first heard about it from] my franchise consultant Robin Grayson who is based in Las Vegas and represents The You Network.

Q: What makes Footprints Floors the right fit for you?

A: I was sold on the business model and I like the home office concept.  The initial investment and the return on that investment is attractive. I also liked the contract labor model and the growth of the flooring industry.

Hardwood flooring Franchise Owner Jeff Harris

Footprints Floors’ newest Franchise Owner, Jeff Harris, will open his Memphis location in early 2021.

​Q: What did you like about meeting Footprints Floors’ Founders?

A: I enjoyed hearing the story of how the company was founded and how it is rapidly growing.  I also liked the open and candid dialogue we had regarding the business model and whether or not this franchise opportunity is right for all parties.

At our Discovery Day, my wife Cathy and I were made to feel welcomed and appreciated the opportunity to ask any questions we had about the company.  We also enjoyed meeting the other team members and hearing their success stories.  We were also able to shadow the estimating process.

Q: What sets Footprints Floors apart, in your eyes, from other franchise opportunities in the Home Services industry?

A: The home improvement industry is booming.  Footprints Floors has been successful because of its business model and growing brand recognition as territories continue to be sold to new owners.   

Q: Why did you choose the Home Services industry over a different industry like the Restaurant industry?  

A: I do not want to hire full-time employees at this point.  Plus the Home Services industry continues to grow.  I do not see a downside to being associated with this industry.

Q: What has been the best part of your experience with the Footprints Floors’ corporate team so far?  

A: The open, candid, and honest dialogue- it truly feels like a family!  Everyone I have met to date has been extremely kind and welcoming.  The corporate team is committed to helping its Franchise Owners be successful.

Q: Why did you want to become an entrepreneur?

A: I have always wanted to control my own career and own my own business.  I also enjoy hard work and realize this work ethic can lead to financial success.  

Q: What do you think will make you successful as the owner of a hardwood flooring franchise? 

A: I am looking forward to the January [Franchise Owner] convention followed by the two-week training program.  I want to learn as much as I can from other owners and understand what is the key to their success.  This new career opportunity is exciting and I look forward to satisfying a customer base that will lead to more business through referrals.

Q: What advice would you give to a potential hardwood flooring Franchise Owner? 

A: Follow the Education Process the Footprints Floors development team has established in order to determine if the model is a good fit for all parties.

Q: What do you look forward to most about owning your own Footprints Floors hardwood flooring franchise?  

A: I look forward to learning the flooring business and growing my business aggressively.  I also look forward to seeing if my son would like to join me in a few years after he has graduated from college.  I also want to have happy customers who are thrilled with the end result of our work and will provide a pipeline of referral business. 

Welcome to our hardwood flooring franchise family, Jeff- we can’t wait to see your success once your Memphis location opens!

Make 2021 the year you stop dreaming about owning your own business and start working toward your entrepreneurial goals! The Footprints Floors opportunity gives Franchise Owners like Jeff the ability to operate a business in the surging Home Improvement industry with NO prior experience whatsoever! All you need is business savvy, a genuine love of interacting with people, and the drive to succeed at all you set out to do- we’ll handle the rest!

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