Rock Star Franchise Owners 2019

What makes a franchise owner great is not easily defined, for each franchisee brings with him/her unique abilities and skills. But the most successful franchisees tend to have two things in common: a strong work ethic and a real commitment to their business. These success factors illustrate the true beauty of franchising; that with hard work and perseverance anyone can find success, no matter their background or previous experience.

This year, we analyzed our research from over 27,000 franchisee surveys, across more than 300 leading brands, to identify the best of the best in franchising today. We narrowed our search to just a few hundred candidates — successful franchise owners very much worthy of the title of Rock Star.

Glory Gallucci
Any Lab Test Now of Raleigh, Durham, and Cary, North Carolina

"Glory is a fair franchise owner. She is upfront and candid with sharing any concerns or problems, but comes to the table with possible solutions. She is a respected brand ambassador, from the customer experience she exemplifies in her store, to her involvement in the Golden Triangle community and as a news resource when needed."

Howard James
FASTSIGNS of Washington, DC

"Do your research. Look at what you think is needed in your community, check out as many of the systems that are out there. After you choose one, visit as many of the locations and operators as possible and spend some real time in their world. From that, you will find out: is it for you and is the support exceptional."

Lyndon and Marianne Christman
FirstLight Home Care of Central Ohio

"Marianne and Lyndon Christman are truly FirstLight RockStars! Not only are they ideal franchise owners from a background and motivation perspective, but they're also highly engaged in brand leadership and service quality."

Kirk and Mark Febus
Home Care Assistance of Dayton, Ohio

"Mark and Kirk have been leaders from the moment they came on board. They can always be counted on to lead a discussion or facilitate a session."

Ash Gawande
Image One of Frisco, Texas

"He (Ash) has been an absolute rock star. Hitting the ground running, Ash is working accounts and expanding his reach in the commercial cleaning space after just months of operating in the Dallas area. But, perhaps what makes Ash the biggest rock star of all, aside from his growth in Image One and serving his country, is his journey as a parent."

Mary Beth Motisi
Online Trading Academy of Houston, Texas

"Mary Beth knows first hand the tremendous value of our education, and she passionately shares her convictions with her students and staff alike."

Clint Finch
Our Town America of Forth Worth and Houston, Texas

"Clint doesn't let anything stand in the way of making a sale that he knows will benefit the client. Due to his relentlessness, he has become quite the role model and mentor to fellow franchisees in the system."

Jen Krum
Qualicare of Bozeman, Montana

"Jen makes it a priority to provide the highest quality care and find the best caregivers possible. Her commitment to her clients ensures that they have the best support through a healthcare crisis or just need assistance to continue living independently at home."

Debra Sawyer
Sport Clips of Virginia and Florida

"Debra has worked hard to grow her business by being smart, patient, and thorough in her decision-making. She is focused on nurturing and developing the women she employs, finding she is able to relate to her mostly female staff because she understands the delicate balancing act working women experience."

Eze Akabogu
Town Money Saver of Michigan

"As an immigrant to this country, Eze has achieved what most people would consider the "American Dream": a good income, in a successful career, doing something he enjoys. He has taken every opportunity and made a life for himself and his family. He finds the positives in everything he does and lifts the spirits of every person he talks to."

Andy Scholl and Jacqueline Venchi
Wild Birds Unlimited of Alpharetta, Georgia

"Andy and Jacqueline have consistently embraced the Wild Birds Unlimited Mission, Vision, and Values. They have proven to be thoughtful, professional leaders for the group and have developed a strategy that allows the group to not only have their own voice, but work together collaboratively."

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