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Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchisees elect Keresa Richardson brand president


SARASOTA, FLA – March 3, 2010 – Clockwork Home Services, Inc. today announced Keresa Richardson will serve as the first ever franchisee-elected president of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® , America's On Time Plumber.

After weeks of campaigning and debating, Richardson, a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise owner, won the election. Richardson's  passion, vision and superior customer service were overwhelming factors among voters. As brand president, Richardson will be charged with continuing to build and protect the brand, while assisting in the profitable growth of individual franchise members.

Richardson opened her first Benjamin Franklin franchise in 2000 with her husband, J.R., in Dallas. They now have 30 employees in their Dallas franchise and 50,000 customers. The couple also owns plumbing franchises in San Antonio and Houston.

"I couldn't be happier with the franchisees decision," said Jim Abrams, Clockwork's CEO and President. "Keresa clearly demonstrated a commitment to continuing Benjamin Franklin Plumbing's impeccable record for delivering fast, on-time service. I am confident she will assist in leading the company to new heights with her unparalleled dedication to delivering an overall positive experience for customers.

Richardson will fulfill her position of brand president for a two-year term, beginning immediately.

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, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and throughout Canada; company-owned Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® operations in Colorado, Indiana, and Minnesota; and company-owned Mister Sparky® operations in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Nevada, and Minnesota. For the third consecutive year, in 2009, Clockwork was ranked on Inc. magazine's Inc. 5,000® list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. For more information, visit

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