Welcoming Noel Brewick to our Flooring Franchise!

Welcoming Noel Brewick to our Flooring Franchise!

Introducing Noel Brewick, one of our newest Franchise Owners with Footprints Floors! We are beyond ecstatic to see Noel apply his sales and finance expertise to introduce our flooring franchise to Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Noel’s Background

No stranger to the world of business, Noel has spent 29 years in corporate America building his career working in sales and finance. For the last 22 years, Noel worked at Serta Simmons Bedding Company in roles ranging from Sales Representative to National Account Director, and lived in six cities across the US with SSB. After nearly three decades in the workforce, Noel decided that he desired a career that offered more flexibility and power in his own work.

“In a nutshell I wanted to create equity in myself and not a corporation. The timing was perfect in terms of where I am at in my professional life,” Noel states. As an individual passionate about sports and a father of two daughters aged 2 and 5, Noel also wanted a career that would offer the flexibility to accommodate with his lifestyle. “I liked the idea that Footprint Floors is home-based, and I can carve out time for my family when needed,” Noel explains. “I was intrigued by the lifestyle aspect of Footprints Floors.” 

 

Why Our Flooring Franchise?

Once coming across our flooring franchise, Noel began to see how our franchise business model and potential for him as a Franchise Owner  fit perfectly with the career he was looking for. Considering himself a handy person, he was instantly drawn to the home improvement aspect of our company. Not only did the craftiness of our flooring franchise appeal to him, but Noel also saw great benefits from our company and its work in the service industry. Unlike a franchise in the restaurant or fitness industry, Noel explained how our franchise allows for “minimal employees, no leases, better hours, better chance of success, better ROI, lower cost of entry….I could go on and on!”

As he compiled more information, Noel saw how Footprints Floors truly stood apart from other home improvement franchises. When asked what he believes puts Footprints Floors above the rest, Noel emphasized “the possibility of a really great ROI, driven by the low overhead model. I have looked at a lot of other opportunities over the years and always passed them up due to either a complicated business model or being too big of a risk/reward scenario.” He believes our flooring franchise “carves out a niche that is missing in the flooring space”, given there is no product or showroom. 

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Experiencing Our Flooring Franchise In Action

Noel got to actually see how the business is run in person along with our corporate team when he experienced Discovery Day, helping him understand what a typical day as a Franchise Owner would look like. “It was great to see the business in action,” Noel expresses. “It was really good insight to see both the inspection of current jobs as well as the sell in of potential customers. It gave me a good feel of what a typical day might look like in my own business. The entire Footprints Floors team was open, welcoming and answered all questions.” Noel expressed how strong he felt about the entire Footprints Floors team, explaining how “everyone has been very gracious with their time and is always very easy to contact with questions.”  He specifically highlighted his impression of meeting our Founder, Bryan Park, and how it helped him feel even more confident in joining our team as a Franchise Owner. “Bryan is a straight shooter and open book,” Noel says. “He is open and honest about what it takes to succeed.” 

After meeting our team, experiencing a day in the life of our flooring franchise, and understanding our business model, Noel knew that joining Footprints Floors was the perfect opportunity for him. “Once I really understood what made them different than others in the flooring business I was sold— the combination of the customer service marketing model and removing waste in the back end of the business in terms of expense.”

 

The Future

Above all, Noel is excited to get his own Footprints Floors up and running. As a Franchise Owner, he is looking forward to the “freedom, flexibility, and creating equity in my own business.” He will also “enjoy seeing well done finished work and look forward to getting to know a lot of new people as customers.”

For any aspiring Franchise Owners looking to get started with their own business, Noel leaves this word of advice: Do your due diligence and talk to the existing franchisees. Hopefully you will come to the same conclusion that I did!”


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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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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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