Franchise Veteran Finds the Perfect Fit with Our Floor Franchise!

Franchise Veteran Finds the Perfect Fit with Our Floor Franchise!

Franchise Veteran Finds the Perfect Fit with Our Floor Franchise!

Footprints Floors is thriving. In fact, our floor franchise is growing so rapidly that we’re entirely sold out in several states!

Footprints Floors is an incredible opportunity to affordably invest in the home services industry boom. And entrepreneurs are racing to lock down their own profitable floor franchise territories in their home cities.

Scott Ogburn is one of these savvy entrepreneurs. He’s a seasoned investor who was on the hunt for his next business opportunity.

Scott found this opportunity in our flooring franchises.

He puts it this way: “The home services industry will never go away! And the flooring industry in particular needs professionalism. Enter Footprints Floors!”

Scott was recently awarded an exclusive Footprints Floors franchise territory in Mechanicsville, Virginia. We’re honored that Scott chose us and pleased to welcome him to the Footprints Floors family.

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Footprints Floors makes it easy for hardworking, everyday people to become business owners. As a result, many of our Franchise Owners have no experience in manual labor or delivering home services. And our flooring franchise is often their primary introduction to business ownership. 

Others, like Scott, come to us with heaps of know-how. He’s handy, resourceful, and quite well-rounded.

“I’ve been involved in general construction my whole life,” he tells us. ”I love to be outdoors, to paint, to watch soccer, and play games with my friends and family.  Any time spent with my family is the best!”

Scott’s what many would consider a natural-born entrepreneur.

“I’ve always been an entrepreneur,” he says. “I don’t feel like I ‘wanted’ to. I have been compelled. Any experience I had working for others at their business was only a frustrating experience for me.”

Scott’s road to floor franchise ownership

Scott’s a pro at taking whatever he has and investing it toward a better future. This enterprising initiative began early for him, and with great payoffs.

“Construction enabled me to pay for college and two stints in grad school,” recalls Scott. “I earned a Master’s degree in teaching mathematics in 1992 and taught high school math for 5 years. I earned my second Master’s degree in 2002 and taught at a Bible school in Albania for 7 years.”

Around eight years ago, Scott took his business savvy further by acquiring his first franchise with a different corporation. This move proved successful for him. So successful that Scott recently decided to purchase another franchise.

Scott consulted with his franchise advisor and was introduced to the Footprints Floors opportunity. There was instant interest, particularly due to Scott’s construction background.

“I like the construction world, I like doing good work for customers, and I like developing good relationships with my subcontractors,” he explains. “The people of Footprints Floors are pretty amazing people, very others oriented.”

But Scott didn’t join us simply because he has an affinity for his type of work. He also understands that home services are always in demand.

Right now, the American home services industry is worth $500 billion and growing. In fact, on-demand online services are a rapidly exploding trend. That global market is expected to reach $4.1 trillion by 2027, with an estimated compound annual growth rate of over 45%.

That’s a highly attractive investment, especially in today’s climate. A carefully designed, well-structured, effectively managed home services franchise like Footprints Floors is a smart choice for just about any investor.

What made Scott choose to invest in Footprints Floors?

Scott’s quite discerning, so what made our floor franchise the one for him? He says it was the implications of our one-of-a-kind business model, proprietary systems, and ROI.

“The thing that initially drew me to Footprints was how money spent on advertising resulted in estimates being scheduled. That puts the ball in my court, that is, at that point, it is up to me to sell then execute a job. But knowing that I could get that chance (to sell and execute) by a pretty closely defined advertising budget, was very appealing to me. Also, in the same vein, the whole CSR structure. Fabulous. I also appreciated the three key numbers that I need to watch. I love that.”

Our business model is streamlined to perfection. Every part of the Footprints system is key to delivering results. We don’t provide total back-end support just to have something to brag about.

Our franchise system is a lever our Franchise Owners use to achieve the financial results they want and the ideal work-life balance they desire.

We don’t expect prospective Franchise Owners to just take our word for it. We lay everything out during our Franchise Education Process and Discovery Day.

Scott was able to experience several real-life calls for himself.

“The whole thing with ad dollars resulting in a calendar full of appointments… when I listened to all the recorded validation calls and it became clear that this aspect of the business was for real, I made up my mind right then and there to buy,” he tells us.

We aim to give potential investors everything they need to understand exactly what we’re about. And we don’t just hand out recorded calls, lectures, or information packets. The entire Footprints team is available for questions, including Founder Bryan Park

“The people of Footprints Floors are pretty amazing, very others-oriented,” Scott says about his experience. “They’re genuine, honestly interested in the well-being of others. It was good to be on a sales call, as well as the time we were given to ask any questions of Bryan.”

With all his questions answered, Scott’s ready to dig in. Thanks to his entrepreneurial background, he knows that building a successful business is not without determination and hard work, but that the payoff can be huge.

“It really is a lot of work, but completely worth it,” he says. “If you like people and want to be involved in something that can grow, then this is a fabulous opportunity. Make sure you have money to support yourself for a few months. But being able to pay yourself something in a few short months is completely possible.”

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Looking ahead to a bright future

We’re confident that Scott will see good returns on his floor franchise. Thanks to our healthy unit economics, many of our new Franchise Owners make their initial investment back within 3-6 months.*  

We make it easy for them to get started since they don’t need showrooms or employees. But Scott can take his flooring franchise as far as he wants to, and at the right speed for him.

“I look forward to building out my territories and getting the right people in the right positions to run a great company,” says Scott of his short-term goals for his floor franchise.

We know how important it is to have the right people on your team. When we asked Scott what he was most looking forward to, he revealed a conscientious and diligent mindset.

“Growing in my dedication to serving others, maintaining strict discipline in keeping down costs, doing great work and getting good reviews, and keeping my eye firmly on the three key business numbers Bryan talks about.”

Our franchising success is thanks to industrious Franchise Owners like Scott. Footprints Floors is thriving, because hardworking individuals like Scott can thrive with our company and attain their investment goals.

Footprints is doing so well, we even made it onto 2021’s Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list. This is a significant milestone for any franchising company.

And we’re looking forward to much more growth to come as Founder Bryan Park and the rest of our all-star corporate team keep developing this company to make it even better.

If you’d like to get on board with Footprints Floors, there’s still time to secure an exclusive floor franchise territory for yourself.

Just visit our franchise website for more information. You can request our Franchise Report for detailed revenue information.

*All investment and revenue numbers were obtained from our 2020 Franchise Disclosure Document. 

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Industry Insider Secures Flooring Franchise Opportunities in FL!

Industry Insider Secures Flooring Franchise Opportunities in FL!

He Helped Others Find Flooring Franchise Opportunities…Then Snagged One for Himself! Meet Don Brammeier

As a franchising consultant at a firm that represents over 500 companies, Don Brammeier is an industry insider. 

Out of all of the franchising options he researches for clients every day, however, Don chose Footprints Floors as the right franchise opportunity for himself.

We’re honored to have him join us as one of our latest Franchise Owners.

Don evaluates franchises for a living. He specializes in matching people with the right opportunity for them.

After introducing two clients to Footprints Floors, Don loved the concept so much that he decided to capitalize on the massive surge in the home services industry and invest in our flooring franchise opportunities himself.

In fact, Don isn’t just opening one new flooring franchise. He’s secured three exclusive territories in beautiful Southwest Florida.

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What made Don choose Footprints Floors over other flooring franchise opportunities?

So why did this industry insider pick Footprints Floors? Don’s come across hundreds of solid franchise options in his line of work.

That’s where he first heard about Footprints Floors. “The more I got to learn about the business model, the more I liked it,” he explains. “The rapid growth and still staying ahead of the curve really impresses me.”

But there’s more to business than good numbers on a page. 

Don says, “Support is real critical when you’re evaluating a franchise and Footprints Floors is doing an excellent job.”

 

From franchise consultant to Franchise Owner- Don’s journey

Don’s witnessed the reality of owning a franchise himself. Before working as a consultant, he spent 16 years with a major international Franchisor.

In his operations role, Don worked with Franchise Owners at this company day in and day out. He saw their struggles, where they failed, and where they needed help. He knows how crucial back-end business support is for long-term franchising success.

“Lead generation can be very difficult, especially because I have no marketing background and I don’t particularly care for it,” admits Don. “So, the fact that Footprints can produce the leads and schedule the appointments based on my calendar was huge for me.”

Our unparalleled level of Franchise Owner support and marketing assistance is what tipped the scales for Don.

Taking action with flooring franchise opportunities in Southwest Florida

Like many people, Don has long cherished the idea of entrepreneurship. “I always had it in the back of my mind – even from years and years ago – that someday I’d like to have my own business,” he tells us.

Despite this, he wasn’t moved to action until he heard about how the Footprints Floors model is head and shoulders above other flooring franchise opportunities in the home services sector.

The more he learned about Footprints Floors and the way we do business, the more Don saw the potential for a customer-friendly flooring franchise right in his area.

“I see a real need for it here in the Southwest Florida residential marketplace. I’ve had my own experiences with home improvement services, which haven’t always been the best. I thought there was a real opportunity here,” he says.

Don’s personal work ethic and commitment to providing outstanding service align with our high customer service standards- something that he noted right off the bat when looking into our flooring franchise opportunities for his clients. He says, “We provide services based on integrity. That’s what I bring to the table. We’re bridging the gap between the contractors or subcontractors that are actually doing the work and the homeowners.”

“No matter what, I’m as good as my word. I’ll do whatever it takes to make it right. I think that resonates with people. A mistake might be made, but I’ll make it right. I’ve proven this over my years.”

Many homeowners can relate to the headache of dealing with contractors. Not all are enterprising enough to realize the potential business opportunity.

Thanks to Footprints Floors, Don is capitalizing on these frustrations with several new flooring franchises geared toward helping homeowners get the service and results they want at an affordable price.

 

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Overcoming uncertainty with the support of the Footprints Floors team

But Don still felt some uncertainties about this new venture. Even with his extensive franchise industry background and years of examining different brands, at first he was not sure if owning a franchise was the right move for him. He says, “Like most people, there was always a reason why I couldn’t.”

Becoming a business owner is a major decision. A touch of apprehension is to be expected. Our team’s warmth and great company culture quickly alleviated this for Don, as he saw that the franchise he was about to invest in was more like a big family than a corporation.

“I guess the real thing that impressed me with Footprints, is the people,” recalls Don. “I got to start to meet the folks involved, like [Founder] Bryan Park, [Director of Operations] Rachel [Simpson], [Director of Managed Services] Debbie [Melkonian], [Franchise Development Manager] Jon [Jarvis]…they’re just genuinely good people. They’re professional, smart, and I know they’re going to do their best to make sure I’m successful. And I like the way Bryan is building the business.”

One of Don’s concerns was a lack of direct knowledge. 

At Footprints Floors, we take care of this by giving our Franchise Owners everything they need for success. This includes operational training, proprietary financial management, and our full-service corporate call center. We look after our people 100%.

Our Franchise Owners don’t need personal experience in the flooring industry, crew management, sales, or anything of the sort. They come from all walks of life.

People with diverse backgrounds are experiencing incredible success with Footprints. This is because our business model adapts to many different skill sets, whether personal or work-related. The willingness to grow and an enterprising spirit are most important.

Along with his time in consulting and operations, Don spent 20 years in the commercial appliance repair industry. He has a sense of what it’s like to operate a regional service business. 

With our team’s support, Don is eager to pour his talents into his new flooring franchises. He’s confident about this new opportunity and optimistic for his future.

Flooring franchise opportunities that offer freedom & flexibility

Don’s only lived in Southwest Florida for a few years. And he didn’t move his family there just so he could be holed up working. 

He says, “It won’t take a large staff to operate the three territories. I can step back from much of the day-to-day activities when we reach a certain point. Then I can enjoy the area we live in. We call it our paradise.”

Even with three flooring franchise territories, our uniquely flexible business model gives him the opportunity to do so. Lifestyle freedom is a core part of this franchise. 

Footprints Floors fits perfectly into Don’s Gulf Coast life, starting with the fact that he can run it right from home. 

“It is home-based, but it’s definitely scalable,” he says. “You get the growth that you want, thanks to the lead-generating call center and scheduling flexibility. It truly is your business and your baby. You get to do with it, what you want.”

And Don isn’t only thinking about what’s right for now. He started off with three territories and still has a vision for an even bigger future.  He says, “The scalability made investment a big part of this. The franchises can develop into a real asset. It’s the right thing to do and I think it’s good.”

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Don’s next steps as a Footprints Floors Franchise Owner

For now, Don’s settling in and setting his sights on learning everything it takes to succeed as a Footprints Floors Franchise Owner.

“I’m really looking forward to the upcoming training that starts next week and getting to know everyone a little better,” he says. “Everyone is so genuine and open.”

It isn’t enough for flooring franchise opportunities to be affordable or attainable. Footprints Floors makes sure business ownership is practical. This care is built into every part of our franchise system.

Don experienced this for himself. It solidified his decision to move forward when he was still feeling unsure, and has given him confidence in his future success in the flooring business. He says, “It’s going to be successful because of the folks who are there to support and guide you through it.” 

Don’s taking a new approach. “Life’s an adventure, so go for it. This is fun.”

Don scooped up three of our exclusive Gulf Coast territories. Our franchise territories are selling out quickly. Some states are entirely sold out, but good locations are still available.

This is a recession-resistant business model, with great profitability. Please visit our franchise website for more information on flooring franchise opportunities.

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How This Singer and Bride-to-Be Discovered Our Flooring Franchise

How This Singer and Bride-to-Be Discovered Our Flooring Franchise

How This Singer, Bride-to-Be (and Grandmother of 3) Discovered Our Flooring Franchise!

Meet Taryn Mitchell! She’s creative, tenacious, enterprising, and one of Footprints Floors’ newest flooring Franchise Owners.

Taryn is opening her flooring franchise in Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.  Taryn is a California native who’s lived in Texas for a couple of decades now. She’s happy to secure a territory among friends and family in the heart of her community.

Taryn is quite multi-talented. She comes to our flooring franchise after enjoying a career in recruitment, sales, and business development.

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Taryn also has an extensive history in the performing arts. She’s been a dancer, thespian, playwright, professional singer, poet, speechwriter, lyricist, songwriter, and more.

Earlier in her life, Taryn came close to signing several recording deals. She passed on these and opted to raise her young family instead.

During that time, Taryn used her gifts to give back to her community as a youth mentor and artistic talent developer.

When Taryn decided to re-enter the working world, her warm heart and people skills helped her find her place. She worked in a few industries before finally landing in the retail and home improvement space.

It would’ve been easy for her to stay in this comfort zone, but that’s not Taryn.

Taryn believes in living her life to the fullest. For her, this means creating prosperity in a way that makes you happy and feeds your soul. Taryn was never meant to work a job for the rest of her life.

Footprints Floors attracts people like this. Our Franchise Owners come from all walks of life but tend to have a few things in common. They’re industrious, resourceful, and in active pursuit of growth and success.

Taryn fits right into this select group.

In her own words, “In essence I have always been an entrepreneur. My ideas and mover/shaker personality have led me to need my own business.”

A Thoughtful Endowment

Taryn decided to make the leap to company ownership when her father passed away. Carlton Mitchell was Taryn’s biggest supporter. His care for her didn’t end with his life.

He provided his daughter with an endowment that helped make this possible. Taryn took on this new challenge as a floor Franchise Owner thanks to these resources, savings, family support, and a good dose of faith.

So, how did this artist at heart decide on a flooring franchise? Well, she initially wanted to go into the restaurant industry. In fact, Taryn had her heart set on it.

Taryn first went after a Chick-Fil-A franchise. When she was cut in the third round, she started looking for other options.

Luckily for Taryn, she came across the Integrity Franchise Group, a business opportunity consulting firm. She was in the right hands with certified agent Lisa Welko.

Lisa listened to every desire Taryn had for a franchise and her dreams for the future. She also accounted for Taryn’s background, work history, and considered her personality. 

With all factors in mind, Lisa knew exactly what would fit Taryn: an affordable, highly scalable Footprints Floors Franchise.

Everything about Footprints sounded right for Taryn.

“Footprints Floors has all the key elements I seek: work-life balance, working with people, low overhead, a system already set up for me to focus on sales alone and I have the option to make as much as I desire,” she explains.

Lisa introduced Taryn to the Footprints Floors concept and handed things off to our Franchise Development Director, Brian Knuth.

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The Perfect Fit

There was an instant match between Taryn’s warmheartedness and our team’s energy.

“I love all their laid-back, super knowledgeable and welcoming personalities. The demeanor of the Founder reflects the business culture, and it really showed me a family-like environment, with amazing team support. Everyone wants everyone to win. Brian and [Footprints Floors Founder] Bryan [Park] were an absolute pleasure and the more founders that were introduced to us, it just kept getting better. A wonderful group of people.”

At Footprints, we pride ourselves on providing our Franchise Owners with excellent support. This begins well before they’ve made a monetary investment.

Our Footprints Floors Discovery Day gives potential Owners a structured, thorough, and personal introduction to the company.

Taryn found this to be invaluable. “We were treated kindly, treated to great food, and had absolutely every question answered that we needed. The ‘a-ha’ was also seeing the culture for myself and meeting the Founder on D-Day!”

Affordable and Rewarding Flooring Franchise

There’s more than good chemistry at play. Taryn understood the opportunity’s good business sense and she knows the value of a dollar.

“I really like the detail of the organization from the customer service and lead generation team already set in place to the product outsourcing agreement established. Everything is ready for new owners to enter this well-oiled, fully functional machine.

I also like the low initial investment cost. The affordability leads to equal or more profit. Basically, investing less than the other ones, yet reaping the same (or even more) of a return.”

The Footprints Floors franchise opportunity is designed to make profitable business ownership within reach for everyone who truly wants it. The flooring franchise was within her investment budget while providing healthy returns.

What sealed the deal, is that this franchise system was the right lifestyle fit. “I was sold on the business model, work from home (no office space needed), CSR’s built in, Leads generated, no overhead and no headaches. Just get to work and make it happen!”

Taryn does have some prior exposure to the home services industry. Much of her business development and sales work was done in the home improvement space. This sparked an interest in flipping houses.

“I have always been interested in home improvement as it was one of my goals to flip houses soon,” she recalls. “I used to work for Lowe’s and had ideas with how I would restore fixer-uppers using materials I listed and budgeted in the store, floors included.”

Real estate investment is a popular wealth-building strategy. But there are many underrated ways to profit.

Providing home improvement services is another way to sell shovels in a gold rush. And a profitable, scalable flooring franchise is a great real estate adjacent income strategy.

Taryn saw this value right away. “Once I discovered the model, I got excited. It renewed an interest [in home improvement] that was suppressed.”

Owning a Footprints Floors franchise gives Taryn more than financial benefits. It’s bridging the way to much larger dreams.

Family Friendly

Taryn is moving into an entirely new phase of her life. She’s opening a business, getting re-married, planning her wedding, and expanding her family.

This entire venture is a family affair. Her fiancé is a co-manager and there’s plenty of work for their blended family of 11 (grandchildren included) to do.

Taryn’s open heart begins with her family. She treasures her time with them. Footprints Floors gives her the freedom to include them in her work and enough free time to maintain her personal interests.

At Footprints, we like to consider ourselves as a second family. This means creating a nurturing, supportive environment for our Franchise Owners. And going all out for their success.

But we know what real family is. We pride ourselves on the flexibility and healthy work-life balance that our flooring franchise offers.

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A Vibrant Future

Taryn certainly has a lot to handle. But she’s energetic, ready to work, and eager to make the most of this opportunity.

Taryn lives by a “never quit mentality.” And she wants to absolutely master our system. “I look forward to getting my system down to a science,” she says. “I want to work hard and understand what I am doing, so I can do it in my sleep.”

We have no doubt that she will. Plucky Franchise Owners like Taryn are a core reason we’ve been so successful.

We’re thrilled to have Taryn on board- Chick-Fil-A’s loss is our gain!

This is an exciting time for Taryn and Footprints Floors. Our franchise is growing exponentially. We recently made it onto Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise 500 List, a prestigious honor for brands of all sizes. You can find McDonald’s, Baskin-Robbins, and Kumons on this list of highly successful franchises across multiple industries. We’re currently ranked at #463.

With dynamic Franchise Owners like Taryn on our side, we’re looking forward to an incredible time of growth and prosperity.

If you’d like more information about Footprints Floors, please visit our franchise website. We’re filling up fast in hot markets, but there’s still time to snag an exclusive territory for yourself!

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