Multi-unit The Glass Guru franchise owner, James Childs shares his insights on what it’s like to own two successful franchise locations in Colorado.
Name: James Childs
Locations: Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado
Franchise Owner since 2020
What was your experience prior to running your own Glass Guru business?
I have been in the construction field my whole adult life. I was a lead builder for a company for 10 years. I started my own construction company and ran that for 10 years before I purchased The Glass Guru.
What made you decide to transition into franchising with The Glass Guru?
With my construction experience and the backing of The Glass Guru’s business model, I knew I would be very successful.
During your research, did you view the FBR Franchisee Satisfaction Survey results and Top Franchise awards? If so, did they have an impact on your decision?
I did review the survey results and it really helped me in making my decision.
Was The Glass Guru the brand you started exploring initially or were there other brands you were interested in?
I first started looking at non-franchise companies for sale. They were all in the construction field. When I started looking into franchises, I really loved The Glass Guru’s business model. Once I started speaking with the home offices, they were extremely helpful and informative. This was early in the pandemic so all my contact with HQ and the other franchisees was virtual.
Is The Glass Guru a full-time or part-time business for you?
It is a full-time job between my two locations. I spend 2 days a week in Denver and 3 days a week at my Colorado Springs location.
How does The Glass Guru support you and your success?
The home office does a lot of the marketing for me plus I have weekly meetings with my business coach.
Have you joined any community groups or Chamber of Commerce organizations?
I belong to a local BNI networking group.
What advice would you give to someone considering purchasing a Glass Guru franchise?
Go for it! It’s worth it.
For more information on The Glass Guru franchise opportunity:
Call: (877) 654-8507
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