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

Mister Sparky

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

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Publication date: 2/9/2015

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