JAN-PRO® Celebrates 20 Years of Franchise Expansion
Jan-Pro International, Inc. (Jan-Pro), a global leader in commercial cleaning, one of the fastest growing industries worldwide, announced today the company’s achievement of crossing the 10,000 franchisee mark, with the opening of new offices in North America and Dubai United Arab Emirates.
With over 90 regional offices, a presence in all 50 states and 4 countries, the achievement of surpassing the 10,000 franchisee mark continues to make Jan-Pro a favorite choice among those looking for a solid franchise business.
Industry experts seem to agree. Entrepreneur Magazine has chosen Jan-Pro as “the #1 fastest growing franchise” in 2008, 2009 and 2010, an honor never before achieved in the history of the award. Jan-Pro achievements are also highlighted by the CBS news video “top rated franchise,” and many other global citations.
Most recently, Jan-Pro opened a new regional office, Jan-Pro of Western PA/NE Ohio. “We were looking into several businesses and we chose Jan-Pro,” said Michael Humm, President. “One thing that swayed us to invest in Jan-Pro was the integrity and openness of the Jan-Pro people we talked with and met. Everything we were told stands true today.”
The Jan-Pro of the Western Carolinas office exemplifies the attractiveness of Jan-Pro as a business opportunity. “I was a sales rep for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world,” says Ivan Copney, Jan-Pro Western Carolinas Unit Franchisee. “I participated in testing and discovered I had a strong desire to start a business of my own. I looked at several, my decision to join Jan-Pro was made when I met with Master Franchise owners, Vickie and David Burns and saw the passion they have for the business.”
The opening of the Jan-Pro Western PA/N.E. Ohio Jan-Pro office and the Western Carolinas office are just part of Jan-Pro’s expansion. The company has also been adding franchisees worldwide, and for example, has recently announced the signing of a new Jan-Pro franchisee serving the Dubai United Arab Emirates, to open July 2010.
A $113 billion industry, commercial cleaning is viewed by many financial analysts as recession resistant and highly stable. And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fastest growing occupation for the next decade is that of a professional cleaning specialist.
“We’ve come a long way in our 20 years, from our beginnings of one office in Providence, Rhode Island back in 1991, to our accomplishments today,” said Rich Kissane, President & CEO, Jan-Pro. “As demand for a solid business in the cleaning industry continues to grow, our strategy has been clear – to provide solid solutions and a proven system, making Jan-Pro a top choice for any entrepreneur wanting a great business.”
About Jan-Pro International, Inc.
Jan-Pro was founded in 1991 by Jacques Lapointe in Providence, Rhode Island, with a desire to offer the highest quality cleaning techniques and systems available. Currently, the Jan-Pro team is comprised of business leaders with experience around the world, as well as seasoned cleaning industry executives. Today, company structure is comprised of Master and Unit franchisees. Jan-Pro regularly receives inquiries from around the world.
SOURCE: Jan-Pro International, Inc.