Feb. 9, 2015: Direct Energy Family of Brands Shows Strong Franchise Growth
Three Home Services Brands Start 2015 with Momentum
SARASOTA, Fla. — Direct Energy’s home services operation announced that more than a dozen new franchise territories have been added to its family of brands. The company said One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®, and Mister Sparky® electric continue to show significant growth.
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning ranked No. 1 in the HVAC services category in Entrepreneur magazine’s 2015 Franchise 500®. Mister Sparky electric was ranked No. 1 in the electrical services category and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing ranked second in the plumbing category on the magazine’s annual top franchise list. The publication looks at factors like financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the franchise system.
“We’ve had successful contractors and entrepreneurs joining our brands and many of our existing franchise owners are expanding their businesses,” said Mark Baker, president of franchise. “2015 is already off to a great start and we expect to continue to grow, especially in new cities where we will be new to the market.”
The following is a list of new franchise locations that have joined and new territories added by current franchise owners:
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
Josh Bulloch and Terry Mitchell, Avon, Ohio
Chris Corio, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Lenny Siers, Panama City, Florida
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing
Jonathan Angner, Henry Jones, and Charles L. Johnson, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Rafael Apitz and Roberto Toth, Weston, Florida
Garrett and Susan Cardwell, South Knoxville, Tennessee
Hallam Cottingham, Anderson, South Carolina, and Spartanburg, South Carolina
Keresa and JR Richardson, Denton, Texas, and North Richland Hills, Texas
Buddy Damiani, Middletown, New York
Aaron Hagan, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
David McMullen, Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Scott Rohrer and Matt Buckwalter, Media, Pennsylvania, and Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
Bill Zawart, Monroeville, Pennsylvania
For more information, visit www.directenergy.com.
Publication date: 2/9/2015