Mr. Handyman, Neighborly Brands and Rytech on Franchise Business Radio


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Mr. Handyman, Neighborly Brands and Rytech on Franchise Business Radio Tom Raymond Mr. Handyman On-Air Guest BIO: 1992: Manager, Schlotzsky's Equipment Corporation, Austin, TX. Took start-up business to $4.5M in the first year. 1994, Senior Franchise Business Consultant operations. Area Developer and franchise owner, developing multiple restaurants in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Michigan. 2001: Vice President of Franchise Development, World Inspection Network, Seattle, WA. Grew the company to over 125 U.S. franchises. 2003: President, Commercial Property Maintenance, Everett, WA. Increased annual revenues to more than $2.5M. Positioned two divisions for sale and rolled one division into sister company. 2005-2009: Independent Franchise Consultant, Lake Stevens, WA. Assisted clients with evaluation and investment in franchise businesses. 2009-2011: Vice President of Operations and Franchise Development, CMIT Solutions, Inc., Austin, TX. Responsible for the team that set franchise sales record in its first year. 2011: Director of Franchise Development, WIN Home Inspection, Huntsville, AL. Hired on a 12-month contract to rebuild their franchise development program. 2012: Independent Franchise Consultant, Traverse City, Ml. Assisted clients with evaluation and investment in franchise businesses. 2013-current: VP Franchise Development , Mr. Handyman, Ann Arbor, Ml. Expanding North America's largest handyman services franchise. Co-founder of "The Giving JAR" Scholarship in memory of his father-a teacher and coach. Fundraising and awarding scholarships to high school seniors attending college with the intent on becoming teachers and coaches. Contributing to the local SCORE chapter. Helping people learn about business ownership through franchising. Married to Christine for 20 years. She is a Marketing Manager, wonderful wife and mother. Son, James, 32, lives in Austin, estimator/sales role for a concrete leveling company. Daughter, Madison, 20, in her second year of college at Texas State University. Tom and Christine are licensed foster/adoptive parents. Hobbies: Getting together with our son, daughter in law and grandson as much as we can, golfing, hunting, fishing, hiking, trail-bike riding, playing guitar, camping and visiting family and friends all over the country. Topics to Discuss: Neighborly brands Advantages of franchising; versus going the independent route Repair/Home improvement Industry Key criteria when evaluating a franchise concept Financing your franchise Options you may not know about Web Site / Social Media Links: On-Air Guest Linkedin Profile: Brett Mason Mr Handyman of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody On-Air Guest BIO: Prior to owning a Mr Handyman franchise, Brett spent over a decade in strategic sales and marketing in the telecommunications sector - specializing in digital acquisition and call center conversion. He also ran business development for an electronics recycling startup and even founded a beer tap handle manufacturing company. He lives in Dunwoody, GA with his wife and two young daughters. He's a proud graduate of The University of Alabama and enjoys skiing and fly fishing. Topics to Discuss: Deciding to purchase a franchise. Selecting a franchise(why I chose Mr Handyman) Experience comparison: traditional startup versus starting a franchise. Web Site / Social Media Links: https://www.mrhandyman.

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