Eduardo Reyes Opens Our FIRST San Antonio Flooring Franchise!

Eduardo Reyes Opens Our FIRST San Antonio Flooring Franchise!

We’ve been busier than ever over the past few months, as our flooring franchise continues to sell out in markets across the country! Eduardo Reyes, one of our newest Franchise Owners, just purchased a Footprints Floors territory in the North San Antonio/New Braunfels, Texas area, becoming our first flooring Franchise Owner to serve San Antonio!

 We were able to catch up with Eduardo and chat with him about his experience with our Franchise Education Process, our corporate team, and more, including what made him want to invest in our flooring franchise opportunity.

At 28, Reyes is the youngest Owner in our flooring franchise, proving it’s never too early in your career to follow your dreams of entrepreneurship! A former financial sales advisor with BBVA, he enjoyed the world of banking and finance but dreamed of someday owning a business. “I always knew I wanted to have a business of my own, but was waiting for that million-dollar idea,” he recalls. “Then I said, ‘Maybe it’s time to go with a franchise.”

Flooring Franchise Owner Eduardo Reyes

Eduardo’s decision to begin looking into franchising opportunities was made somewhat easier thanks to a connection to the franchising world through a childhood friend. He says, “I’ve always wanted to do a franchise- I just did not know how to go into finding one. But then one of my best friends since childhood became a franchise broker last year, and that’s when it started getting serious.”

After embarking on the process of finding the right franchise match this past January, Reyes found himself immersed in a variety of prospective opportunities, and it became clearer to him what he was looking for, as well as what he was not looking for, in a franchise business venture. He explains, “First of all, one of the big things was I didn’t want to have a big overhead investment. Not being required to have an office or pay rent, pay employees, that was also a big, big thing for me. It’s my first business and I didn’t want to have that stress to start off.”

Though he continued to look at other franchise opportunities for comparison’s sake, Eduardo could see that Footprints Floors was the franchise that ticked all the boxes on his wish list. He admits, “I always knew it was going to be Footprints Floors but was just doing due diligence!”

In addition to fitting the bill as a home-based business with no need for a brick and mortar location or a staff of employees on a payroll, Reyes was also impressed with the outstanding economics that our flooring franchise opportunity offered. He says, “The initial investment isn’t that much compared to other franchises and the ROI is an average 6 months to a year. The numbers spoke to me!”

In due time, Eduardo moved through the Education Process and soon found himself attending a Discovery Day hosted by our Founder, Bryan Park, and the rest of our corporate team in Denver. For him, he says, speaking with everyone on the team is what really sealed the deal. “Meeting Bryan, (Franchise Development Manager) Brian (Knuth), Jon (Jarvis, Franchise Support Manager), (Northern Colorado Franchise Owner) Aaron (Benedict), Debbie (Melkonian, Director of Managed Services), Rachel (Simpson, Director of Operations)- everybody- I noticed the way they got along, their type of culture, it’s what I wanted.”

As someone who comes from a very tight-knit family and is close with his parents, grandparents, aunt, and brother, Reyes was particularly struck by the family feel of our corporate team, particularly in contrast with the office culture he’d experienced in his former financial career. “It’s very different from banking or finance culture,” he notes. “It’s very family-oriented, and I’m a big family guy!”

San Antonio flooring franchiseNow that Eduardo’s flooring franchise is already up and running in North San Antonio, he anticipates great success, thanks to the need for flooring installation and restoration in his community, along with his innate ability to connect with people. “Connecting with the customers, building confidence and trust and building a relationship with them, I am very good at that,” he says, adding, “From that, referrals come!”  Reyes is also looking forward to using his bilingual Spanish and English skills to communicate effectively with subcontractor crews and customers alike.

Reflecting on his decision to invest in a flooring franchise, Eduardo notes that the Footprints Floors opportunity allows him to do something he always wanted to do- provide a useful service to his community. “I was always looking at services,” he says. “I wanted to provide a service, I wanted the success of the business to depend on how hard I work, not on waiting for customers to walk in the door.” We anticipate great things for our new flooring Franchise Owner, and look forward to hearing about his tremendous success in North San Antonio!

Interested in ditching your 9-5 corporate career for something more fulfilling? Footprints Floors is awarding franchises in territories across the country- but we’re selling out fast! Visit our franchise website to learn more about the opportunity to own a flooring franchise in your community before it’s too late!

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Mike Swofford is Starting a Flooring Business in Cincinnati!

Mike Swofford is Starting a Flooring Business in Cincinnati!

Mike Swofford is starting a flooring business

 

We’re proud to announce that the latest member of our Footprints Floors family, Mike Swofford, is starting a flooring business in Cincinnati! Mike has already opened up his Footprints Floors location and is taking estimates and performing jobs for people in the Cincinnati area, but we were fortunate enough to catch up with him and learn more about our latest Franchise Owner. Here’s a Q&A with Mike, detailing his background, hobbies, and the story behind his decision for starting a flooring business with Footprints Floors.

What is your personal/professional background?

I was born in St. Louis and lived in Dallas for some time before moving to Cincinnati in 1994. After earning a BA in English from Miami University I began a career with the Dan Beard Council, Boy Scouts of America. I held many roles there serving eight years as the Director of Support Services. In that role, I was responsible for the operations of all facilities including 1200 acres of camp properties, financial oversight of the organization, management of a team of 23 full-time employees, and many of the administrative functions of the business. 

After 15 years, I began looking for greater challenges and decided to develop myself further by returning to school. In 2019 I was a full-time student at Xavier University and earned a Master’s in Business Administration. 

How did you first learn about starting a flooring business with Footprints Floors?

I was contacted by a franchise consultant and was attracted to the idea of owning a franchise. After a discovery process with four different franchise companies, I was excited about the potential with Footprints Floors.

Why did you choose to invest in a franchise in the service Industry over a different industry like the restaurant industry?  

I had no interest in a brick and mortar store or food service, seeing that the overhead involved can make or break the business much faster than anything else. In service, I can focus on quality and process, not on inventory and facilities. 

Why is Footprints Floors the right fit for you?

In looking at franchises, I was sure I wasn’t interested in brick and mortar and wanted to avoid any business that was purely sales without being a part of the results. My earlier career had given me a passion for ensuring quality and building relationships with people, and I saw Footprints as an opportunity to build a business around providing great service at a fair cost and personally ensure results are delivered as promised.

What did you like about Footprints Floors’ business model?

My experiences with having two flooring jobs done in my own home gave me an instant appreciation for the Footprints Floors model. With both those projects, I was frustrated and disappointed with the lack of customer service and project management that was provided for a major upgrade to my most important asset, my home.

 Footprints Floors’ model offers the exact opposite – constant communication, direct project management, and a relationship with the homeowner to ensure satisfaction and quality work. And knowing that many customers are like me and prefer to have the freedom to buy their own product, focusing on installation gives Footprints Floors’ a unique and valuable service not available anywhere else.

What did you like about meeting Footprints Floors’ Founder and corporate team?

While I enjoyed my earlier career, I was not interested in rejoining the competitiveness and the hierarchy of the corporate world. The Footprints Floors Founders were a breath of fresh air — real people that work hard towards each other’s success. I knew right away that these were people that understood that honest, quality service and good processes go much farther in building a business than saving a buck and rushing jobs.

What did you like about the Footprints Floors Discovery Day? 

Because of the COVID-19 lockdowns, I was only able to attend a virtual Discovery Day, but in the spirit of adapting, Footprints Floors did a great job of ensuring I was given a genuine taste of the business. A Franchise Owner even joined the video conference and showed me around a job site, introducing me to the crew and showing me their progress. I felt that each of the officers knew their stuff and were proud of their work, and I was certain there was mutual interest in success.

Was there any one “A-HA!” or “lightbulb” moment that made you excited about starting a flooring business with Footprints Floors?

Having a lot of experience in financial management, it is important for me to really understand the numbers behind something. As I looked at the opportunity with Footprints Floors and the possibility of quickly seeing a return on my investment, I was skeptical about what I was being told. But after talking with several Franchise Owners and putting together my own forecasts, even my conservative projections showed potential for success. It was then that I knew that not only was I comfortable with the Footprints Floors model, but I was also excited to get started and be building my own business.

What sets Footprints Floors apart, in your eyes, from other franchise opportunities in the service industry?   

Footprints Floors felt like a family right away, which I can’t say for the other franchises I explored. And while Footprints Floors is growing rapidly, I still felt like it is a young and exciting business to be a part of. The systems in place are solid, logical, and effective without being burdensome or distracting. 

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

The two weeks of training in Denver were incredibly helpful. I couldn’t believe that Bryan Park, the Founder and CEO, spent as much time directly working with us, offering his experience, best practices, and missteps as a guide. The value of that time is immeasurable, and I see how that approach is a part of the whole culture of the team.

What are your personal hobbies or interests? 

I love to travel, having been to 17 countries and hope to explore many more. I enjoy anything outdoors and like to hike at parks around Cincinnati and other areas I visit. I also enjoy music, reading, computers, and home improvement projects.

Why did you want to become an entrepreneur?

While I enjoyed my work in my first career, I gained a distaste for the politics and hierarchy of working for a large organization. I like the idea of seeing a direct connection between the work I put in and the success I achieve. I had always had in the back of my mind a desire to own my own business, but starting from scratch seemed too daunting. When I finished my MBA degree I gained the confidence to run my own business and working with a franchise was an excellent fit.

What do you think will make you successful? 

I have a firm understanding of business practices and believe that organization and good planning are the foundation for success. My work ethic is strong, but I also have come to realize the importance of balancing work and enjoying life. And I believe that customer satisfaction is essential to my own pride in what I do.

Now that you’ve been through the Education Process, what advice would you give to a prospective Franchise Owner? 

Being a business owner and particularly working within a franchise is not for everyone, and if you are considering exploring franchises the first step should really be to assess your level of commitment and interest in driving every aspect of your own success. Then do your homework, be skeptical of any promises made, and follow-up to ensure the potential you are hearing really makes sense as you project how your business might run. If A does really equal B and you are willing to be responsible for an entire business, then jump in feet first.

What do you look forward to most about starting a flooring business with Footprints Floors?  

I look forward to the growth potential of my business. Starting meager with one territory, I already have a vision for expanding into more territories and building a team to meet greater and greater business needs.

 

Wishing you all the best in your new endeavor with starting a flooring business, Mike!

If you, like Mike, think that entrepreneurship is your next career move, starting a flooring business with Footprints Floors may be the right decision for you! Our franchise family is committed to providing outstanding service not just to our customers, but to our Franchise Owners as well! Territories are selling out fast- now’s the time to get in on the “ground floor” by starting a flooring business with Footprints Floors! Visit our franchise website to learn more about our available opportunities. 

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Psst…our Flooring Franchise is Almost SOLD OUT in Indiana!

Psst…our Flooring Franchise is Almost SOLD OUT in Indiana!

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Attention, Indiana residents- time may be running out for you to invest in a flooring franchise with us! We are almost sold out of available Footprints Floors territories in the Hoosier State, and we’re filling up fast in other “hot markets” across the U.S.!

What makes Indiana such a hotspot for owning a flooring franchise? For starters, the Indiana housing market is going strong, with record numbers set in 2018 and holding steady in 2019.

As housing prices continue to rise, Indiana’s would-be homeowners are finding themselves in short supply of existing homes on the market, which has led to an uptick in new house construction that is expected to rise even higher in the coming years. Since more houses equal more floors, Footprints Floors Franchise Owners in Indiana face great potential for profitability over the course of the next decade.

With 64 flooring franchise locations currently open and more on the way, Footprints Floors is quickly becoming one of the fastest-growing home services franchises in America. We recently earned a spot on the coveted INC 5000 list, cementing our flooring franchise as one of the fastest-growing privately-held companies in the U.S.!

It’s no wonder that Footprints Floors has established itself as a fast-growing flooring franchise. Thanks to our impressive growth over the past several years, low overhead investment, and a high potential for quick returns, people from all walks of life are seizing the Footprints Floors opportunity and taking control of their financial future by investing in their own business.

Thanks to its recession-resistant nature and “essential business” status during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, the Home Services industry is currently experiencing a surge in popularity among franchise investors, beating out Food & Restaurant, Business Services, and even the increasingly popular Cleaning & Maintenance industries to rank number 1 for franchise investment inquiries in the second quarter of 2020.

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Entrepreneurs who are looking to capitalize on a franchise opportunity in the Home Services space will find themselves up against a great deal of competition as other business-savvy individuals decide to invest in a surging industry. By locking in your Footprints Floors territory now, you can avoid the possibility of a missed opportunity as other aspiring Franchise Owners continue to look into making an investment in our flooring franchise.

We already have sold out of Footprints Floors territories in our entire home state of Colorado, as well as the cities of Atlanta, Raleigh, and Charlotte, and it looks like Indiana will be next to go! If you have been thinking about taking advantage of our flooring franchise opportunity, the time to act is now!

Investing in a franchise within the recession-resilient home services industry can help set you up for a bright future as a successful business owner. Imagine being your own boss, setting your own schedule, and living on your own terms, all while having amazing potential for financial gain and further business expansion. As a Footprints Floors Franchise Owner, you can make this dream come true!

We’re growing fast and dotting the map with Footprints flooring franchises across the country. Will your city be the next to offer the signature high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding customer service that has become synonymous with Footprints Floors?

If you’re ready to take charge of your financial destiny and open a flooring franchise that provides an essential service that is always needed by homeowners, regardless of the economic climate, owning a Footprints Floors may be the answer to the question, “What’s next?”

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Kevin Warfield Brings Flooring Franchise to Tucson

Kevin Warfield Brings Flooring Franchise to Tucson

Flooring Franchise Owner Kevin Warfield

As our flooring franchise continues its nationwide expansion, we’re thrilled to announce the imminent arrival of the first Footprints Floors location in Tucson, Arizona! Kevin Warfield, one of our newest Franchise Owners, will be leaving San Diego, a city he’s called home for years, in order to open his flooring franchise in Tucson in coming months- a change that he is excited to make after many fulfilling years in his career in finance. Kevin sat down with us for an interview about his goals and aspirations for owning the first Tucson territory of our flourishing flooring franchise.

Like a number of our Franchise Owners, Kevin’s professional background has a lot to do with business and little to do with flooring, construction, or anything else in the home improvement industry. “I’ve spent 17 years in the banking world, ” Kevin tells us. “Everything has been great- but I’ve been living in the corporate world basically my whole career, and I wanted to try something different.” After spending nearly two enjoyable decades with the national banking conglomerate, Kevin decided to leave his position as a Relationship Manager, where he was responsible for managing the portfolios of highly-complex clients in the property management division.

Uncertain as to exactly where his new path would lead, Kevin was sure of one thing: he wanted to own his own business. He began researching businesses for sale in the Tucson area, including a couple of franchises. After partnering with a franchise consultant, Kevin began reviewing options, intent on finding a franchise opportunity that would fulfill three major criteria: not having any permanent employees on a payroll, not having to own a brick and mortar building, and, of course, allowing him to be his own boss. Our flooring franchise opportunity was an excellent fit for all three criteria, something that made Kevin immediately interested when he first learned about Footprints Floors.

One other aspect of the Footprints flooring franchise which fit the bill for Kevin was his underlying interest in real estate, thanks to his previous career experience with people in property management. “I liked that I was passionate about what I would be doing,” he says, adding, “I love real estate, I love investing- I have always had a pretty good eye as to what looks good, what works in a house, with flooring.” Kevin also enjoys “the consultant aspect of things,” and looks forward to helping customers find the right flooring to fit their needs and budget as a Footprints Floors Franchise Owner.

Kevin was able to complete an in-person Discovery Day at our Colorado flooring franchise headquarters, where he met Footprints Floors Founder Bryan Park, along with other members of our executive support team. In addition to getting insight into the day-to-day operations he could expect in his own flooring franchise location by meeting some Denver-area Franchise Owners and riding along on a couple of assignments, Kevin also managed to make time to meet up with some local family members and partake in some of the amazing outdoor recreation Colorado has to offer. “It ended up being an amazing trip,” he recalls. “I did some camping and met up with family, and it all tied into the Discovery Day.” 

As fun and informative as his trip to Footprints Floors headquarters was, Kevin admits that he arrived in Colorado with his mind already made up about owning a flooring franchise. “I can’t say [Discovery Day] is what sold the whole thing,” he explains. “There were already a lot of other things that had pretty much made the decision. I met people I could see myself working with, building a future and building a brand myself.”

As Kevin firms up his plans for attending his Franchise Owner training in Colorado later this summer, he reflects on his choice to leave corporate America behind in pursuit of a flooring franchise business he can call his own. “I’ve always been kind of looking outside of the box,” he says of his desire to become an entrepreneur. “I’m giving up a really good gig, a lot of years with a bank, but I think it’s a good moment to make this transition. I’ve always owned real estate, always looked at investment opportunities. I think there is a little bit of risk leaving a secure job, leaving my home in San Diego, but I’m at that point in my life where family is my priority and money is second to that.

It’s this intrepid entrepreneurial spirit that Kevin believes will help him achieve success as the owner of a flooring franchise. Though he feels that it may be “pretty premature” for him to offer advice to prospective Franchise Owners, he did have a few words of wisdom for anyone who is considering business ownership, either through our flooring franchise or elsewhere: “I would say ask a lot of questions, do your research, and make sure that your own skills will help you feel comfortable.”

We look forward to seeing what great things lay ahead for Kevin and his Tucson, AZ flooring franchise!

We’re selling out flooring franchise territories in cities nationwide- if you think you’d make a good fit as a flooring Franchise Owner with Footprints Floors, the time to act is right now! Visit our franchise page for more information. 

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Mark and Rachel Simmons Open Ft. Worth Floor Franchise

Mark and Rachel Simmons Open Ft. Worth Floor Franchise

Ft. Worth Floor Franchise Owners Mark and Rachel Simmons

Our floor franchise has been making footprints across the entire state of Texas, and now, thanks to Mark and Rachel Simmons, we can proudly say that Footprints Floors will be flooring soon in Ft. Worth! The couple is on pace to open three Ft. Worth-area territories of our floor franchise, with additional locations in neighboring Arlington and Denton. With Footprints’ floor franchise territories being snapped up all across the Lone Star State, including several locations in major cities like Austin, Houston, and Dallas, we’re proud to welcome our new Ft. Worth Franchise Owners to the Footprints Floors family and are glad they were able to take advantage of the floor franchise opportunity while it’s still available!

Both graduates of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Mark and Rachel have both had fulfilling professional careers in sales and social work, respectively. “I have been in sales and marketing my entire career since graduating from Baylor University in 1994 with a BBA in marketing,” shares Mark. “I began selling contract office furniture in 1999 and have been doing that for 21 years. In the last 6 years, I have been the Regional Sales Manager for a manufacturing company that builds school furniture.  Recently, I was promoted to National Sales Manager for the East Coast.”

Rachel, who earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University in 1994, enjoyed a rewarding career as a social worker before putting her professional career on pause in order to stay home and care for the couple’s children. In addition to her extensive stay-at-home mom duties, Rachel has also been pitching in with her father and brother’s small businesses.

Though he found a great deal of enjoyment and success through his sales career, Mark always had a dream to become an entrepreneur. “Since I was young, I have always had the desire to one day own my own business,” he tells us.  “I had hoped that it would happen before now, but the opportunity never really presented itself.  The thought of building something that is my own really appeals to me.”

Mark’s entrepreneurial interests led him to Karl Morningstar, a consultant with the You Network. For two years, Mark and Karl worked to find a business opportunity that would excite him and tick all the boxes for the couple’s entrepreneurial ambitions. Early this year, Karl presented Mark with the franchise he had been waiting to find throughout his journey- Footprints Floors.

What made our floor franchise the one to spark Mark’s interest after being presented with so many other options? For Mark, it wasn’t just one aspect of our business model, but rather the entire package. 

“Footprints Floors offers an opportunity that has low overhead, has a quick ramp-up period, and is very scalable,” he explains. “There is no need to rent a storefront or keep inventory on hand.  Although this industry is competitive, the competition is segmented and disorganized, making a professional, organized approach primed for success.  I really like the dedicated customer relations manager that will be responding to leads and setting appointments.  I think that this is the secret weapon. “Also,” he adds, “the people that I’ve talked to and listened to seem to be very similar to me…hardworking, family-oriented people.”

Mark and Rachel very much enjoyed the family-focused philosophy shared by floor franchise Founder Bryan Park and the rest of the Footprints Floors corporate team, as it aligned perfectly with their own strong family values. The couple is extremely active in their church, with Mark acting as a deacon, teaching Sunday school, and even playing the trumpet in the church orchestra. Both he and Rachel felt strongly about finding a franchise opportunity that would still allow them the flexibility to spend time with their family and keeping up with their important commitments and hobbies outside of work.

Mark was able to attend his Discovery Day in person at our Colorado headquarters, where he met with Bryan Park and the rest of the corporate team- an experience that he says was very helpful in terms of showing him the ins and outs of the floor franchise. “I enjoyed meeting the ownership and management team,” he says.  “I also enjoyed visiting a project and going on some estimates.  This helped me realize that this is actually something that I can do.”

Meeting the Footprints Floors corporate team during Discovery Day helped shed light on how much outstanding support Mark and Rachel could expect as Franchise Owners. “Everyone has been very responsive when I have had questions,” he says.  “I have been provided a checklist of items that need to be completed, but I have not felt rushed or pressured to get that done.”

Mark also enjoyed getting to know Bryan and seeing how his background and experience in the home improvement industry is a major asset for Franchise Owners. “Brian started the business by actually working and installing floors,” he explains. “This gives him a great understanding of how the business works and has allowed him to develop a system that stands out in a sea of mediocre flooring companies.”

As the couple prepares to open their Ft. Worth floor franchise, Mark shares what he feels will make him a successful Footprints Floors Franchise Owner. “I have 25 years of sales experience, which I think will help.  I also have a good work ethic and am pretty good at developing relationships with people.  I have a reputation for being trustworthy and reliable.  The combination of these things will hopefully lead to success.”

As Mark and Rachel look to the future, they can see their Ft. Worth floor franchise growing beyond their first territory into a business empire. Mark shares his ultimate goals as a Franchise Owner: “I look forward to growing my territories and hiring project managers and salespeople to help me out.  In the future, when somebody asks me what I do, I want to tell them that I own a Footprints Floors franchise and I want their response to be, ‘Yeah, I see those trucks everywhere.’  I’m also looking forward to being home for dinner every night!”

Mark and Rachel Simmons aren’t the only entrepreneurs who are looking forward to growing their Footprints Floors empire- our floor franchise opportunity is selling out fast in territories across the United States! With a simple, scalable business model, low overhead investment, and schedule flexibility that invites a healthy work-life balance, it’s easy to see why our floor franchise has captured the attention of aspiring business owners everywhere!

Do you see yourself as a potential Footprints Floors Franchise Owner? If so, we want to talk! Visit our franchise website to learn more.  

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Ini Esiet joins Home Services Franchise

Ini Esiet joins Home Services Franchise

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Monday marked the beginning of a new month, so to ring it in, we decided to welcome our newest home services Franchise Owner, Ini Esiet, to the Footprints Floors family!  Ini has been up and running with his new home services franchise in Gastonia, North Carolina since March 16th! We were lucky enough to sit down with Ini for a recent interview to get to know more about him and his story.

To This Accountant, Our Home Services Franchise Numbers Made Sense!

Being a home services Franchise Owner with Footprints Floors wasn’t always on the radar for Ini Esiet. In fact, he’s spent the past few years as an accountant, having previously worked as an accounting manager and sales and marketing manager. However, after recently having a son with his wife and relocating to Gastonia, North Carolina from Asheville, Ini decided it was time for a career change. He knew that he wanted to start a business of his own, but was unsure what kind specifically. By chance, he stumbled across a Footprints Floors ad, and after looking over our impressive investment and sales numbers, he was interested. Ini went on LinkedIn to learn more about the company and connected with Rob Ricco, a Footprints Floors home services Franchise Owner in his area. Rob reaffirmed to Ini that opening a home services franchise with Footprints Floors was indeed a great idea. Ini was ready to move forward with the franchising process!

The next step for Ini was to attend a Footprints Floors Discovery Day, which he did not long after speaking with Rob. This was a valuable experience for him, as he was given the opportunity to go along with Footprints Floors Franchise Owners on actual jobs and see what a typical day in their life would be like. The Discovery Day left Ini with, “An overall really good feeling in general,” he described. “Everyone seemed to be really transparent. Anything you could possibly run into that could be a hiccup, they seemed to have thought it out.” Getting to meet both the corporate staff and Franchise Owners themselves helped him to see a variety of different perspectives on the brand and to better understand if our home services franchise was the right choice for him.

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Luckily for us, this experience truly solidified Ini’s decision to open a home services franchise with Footprints Floors. However, ultimately for him, it came down to the numbers. “For me, I’m a numbers guy- the decision was pretty much already made by the numbers and then cemented by the great people,” he explains.

What numbers was he referring to? For starters, our Franchise Owners saw average gross sales of $747,401 last year, with our highest performing territories hitting nearly $1.9 million!* For only an initial investment of $68,130 – $95,580, this is a massive opportunity! In other words, our Franchise Owners have the potential for tremendous profits with minimal overhead costs and start-up fees. With a quick start-up time, our Franchise Owners can see their initial investments recuperated in 3-6 months!

In addition to the financials, Franchise Owners like Ini enjoy a variety of other benefits. They receive 24/7 support from our corporate support team, helping them with everything from finding new leads to training new employees, and pushing marketing efforts. They are their own bosses, meaning that they get to set their own hours and work on their own clocks. This allows them an ideal work/life balance, meaning they get to spend more time with their families and do more of what they want when they want. Overall, our Franchise Owners are not just happier because of this, they are more passionate about what they do. They are active figures within their communities and get to truly help homeowners to better enjoy their homes.

A Home Services Franchise With Support You Can Trust

Drawing upon his own experiences in our Franchise Education Process, Ini offered some advice for potential Franchise Owners with our home services franchise: “Try to make it out for Discovery Day and see if you like the business on paper,” he said. “When you get out to a Discovery Day, meet the people, and get more information about the systems that are in place, it adds credence to ‘you’re in business for yourself, but not by yourself.’” It’s exactly this mindset that makes Ini such a perfect fit for our brand, as we like to think of ourselves as one big family that has each other’s backs. Be it our strong support program, the work/life balance our Franchise Owners enjoy, or simply the passion they have for making change within their communities, our Franchise Owners truly enjoy what they do and who they are doing it with. 

As we approach the halfway mark for 2020, we’re thankful for Franchise Owners like Ini Esiet that give our home services franchise life. We’re currently accepting qualified applicants across a variety of territories. If this sounds like something that would interest you, visit our franchising site today.

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*Numbers obtained from Footprints Floors 2020 FDD