BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PLUMBING RANKED AS ALLSTAR FRANCHISE SYSTEM
Dun & Bradstreet subsidiary AllBusiness.com names Clockwork Home Services brand among top 300 franchise opportunities
SARASOTA, FL April 14, 2009 – Clockwork Home Services, Inc. (Clockwork) today announced that Benjamin Franklin Plumbing was ranked #130 among the nation’s top 300 franchise opportunities by AllBusiness.com, a subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet.
AllBusiness.com analyzed more than 700 franchise systems to compile its first list of AllBusiness AllStar Franchises. Criteria for the rankings were franchise unit growth rate, financial strength, system size, years in business, years franchising, availability of financing, and Web (brand) visibility. More information on the ranking is available at www.AllBusiness.com.
“Clockwork Home Services is proud to have its brands recognized by AllBusiness.com as AllStar Franchises,” said Tab Hunter, president of franchise operations at Clockwork Home Services, Inc. “We are particularly gratified that the judges recognized not only the growth of our brands, but also our focus on quality customer service and emphasis on building strong national brands to support our franchisees.”
According to the AllBusiness.com editors, “Benjamin Franklin Plumbing takes existing plumbing businesses and converts them into franchisees. Franchisees are required to fully convert their identity within six months. This unique model has yielded success so far, with the company showing strong growth between 2006 and 2008….”
“Benjamin Franklin Plumbing offers a great opportunity for plumbers seeking the umbrella of a nationally known system. Though plumbing is somewhat recession-proof, in the current economy, independent plumbers may face sales slumps as consumers cut back on nonessential services. Joining a well-known brand could be one way to bring in new customers.
“Also persuasive is parent company Clockwork Home Services' ownership of two other home service franchises and is focused on growing strong brands nationwide.” Clockwork’s other home services franchises also made the list: One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning ranked #101 and Mister Sparky America’s On-time Electrician ranked #160. By the end of 2008, Clockwork’s franchises served 574 territories. Benjamin Franklin served 249; One Hour served 245; and Mister Sparky served 80.
About Clockwork Home Services
Clockwork Home Services, Inc. is dedicated to improving the operations, efficiency, customer service and profitability of contractors in the home services industry in North America through affinity group membership and nationally branded franchises. Its companies include Mister Sparky Franchising, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Franchising, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating Franchising, BuyMax, Plumbers’ Success International, Electricians’ Success International, AirTime 500™, Roofers’ Success International, Success Academy, AirTime Canada™ ULC, SuccessWare, Inc. and company-owned One Hour operations in California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and throughout Canada; company-owned Benjamin Franklin Plumbing operations in California, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio and Tennessee; and company-owned Mister Sparky operations in Colorado, Georgia and Indiana. In 2008, Clockwork was ranked #933 on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5,000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. For more information, visit www.clockworkhomeservices.com.