ONE HOUR HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING FRANCHISEES AWARDED TOP HONORS AT CLOCKWORK HOME SERVICES ANNUAL MEETING
Winners Exemplify High Standards in Residential HVAC Service
SARASOTA, FL, November 26, 2008 ‐‐ Clockwork Home Services, Inc. (Clockwork) recently honored several One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning (One Hour) franchisees for their outstanding achievements as part of the company’s 2008 Congress.
The annual event, held this year on Oct. 15‐17 in Washington, DC, brought together over 600 contractors and business owners from Clockwork’s various franchised brands to learn best practices for consistency in operations and performance and the systems and tools necessary to take each franchise to the next level of success. An awards event capped off a highly successful year by honoring top performers in Clockwork’s Mister Sparky America’s On‐time Electrician, One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating, and Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchises. Paul Bigham of Santa Rosa, CA, won the top honor of “One Hour Franchisee of the Year,” for best demonstrating the ability to run his business at an exceptionally high level and for significant growth in annual sales. Bigham’s revenues grew $1.4 million over the previous year and his business maintained 15.8% profitability.
The “One Hour Fastest Growing Franchise” is owned by David Cox in Daytona Beach, FL. In the first seven months of 2008, Cox grew revenues to more than $1 million and maintained double-digit profitability.
Gary Schneider of Butler, PA, won the “One Hour Transformation Award” for greatest business improvement over 12 months. Schneider’s business achieved 82% growth over the previous year and double‐digit profitability.
The “One Hour Employer of Choice” award went to John Poniewozik of Monroe, MI. Employee satisfaction and retention are among Clockwork’s tenets for best business practices, and the company recognizes franchisees that provide additional or exceptional incentives to their employees. Examples of such benefits include paid training, tool reimbursement programs, company vehicle availability and supplemented childcare programs. Poniewozik’s employees noted his perseverance in developing employees’ skills through training and his dedication to customer satisfaction. Noted one employee, “…