Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) September 12, 2005
Miracle Method, the nation's leading bathtub, tile and counter top surface refinishing franchise has announced the opening of nine new locations. Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Miracle Method has doubled its size in the last eight years to 107 domestic and foreign locations, making it more than twice the size of any competitive refinishing franchise.
The newest franchises are located in San Diego, CA, Omaha, NE, Aurora, CO, Yonkers, NY, Pittsburgh, PA, Topeka, KS, Austin, TX, Houston, TX and Prince George's County, MD. Three to five additional franchises are scheduled to open before the year-end.
Chuck Pistor, Miracle Method's President attributes the company's rapid growth rate to offering superior training, and a comprehensive new business startup program. "Initial training is critical for success in this profession, and there is no comparison between Miracle Method's two weeks of hands-on training and the information and marketing support we provide our franchisees," added Pistor.
Also attractive to prospective franchisees is Miracle Method's proprietary bonding agent, MM-4. Non-toxic, MM-4 molecularly bonds the old and new surface together, insuring quality and durability and eliminating the need for dangerous, toxic etching acids often used by other refinishers. MM-4 provides a competitive advantage and is available only to Miracle Method franchises
Pistor has seen annual gross refinishing sales increase dramatically from $6,000,000 to over $15,000,000 in the last eight years.
Individual franchises' double-digit sales growth says Pistor is due to the growing number of homeowners, hotels and property managers using surface refinishing as a more cost effective alternative to removal and replacement of bathtubs, tile surrounds and countertops.
"The cost savings using Miracle Method's refinishing process, according to Pistor, is substantial: $400 to $500 to resurface a tub as compared to $2000 to $4000 to tear out a bathtub and replace it." Saving time is a benefit as well. The Miracle Method process usually takes a day compared to a week or more for a messy tear out and replacement.
Repairs and resurfacing of worn out porcelain tubs was once the mainstay of Miracle Method's business. Today, franchisees are getting more requests for "makeover" projects; changing colors of tubs and tile to match new decorating plans as well as resurfacing vanities and kitchen countertops to match remodeled decors.
Miracle Method's customers include not only homeowners, but also some of the world's most recognized hotel chains, including Marriott, Hilton, Holiday Inn and Sheraton. "When people hear that we have done work for hotels like Bally's in Las Vegas or Walt Disney's Port Orleans in Orlando, they immediately appreciate the quality and professionalism of our service," Pistor adds.
The refinishing industry is growing and Pistor believes that Miracle Method is positioned to continue to dominate the field. "We will continue to help our existing franchises capture market share and also expand our capacity by selectively selling new franchises" said Pistor. A Miracle Method franchise offers a great value with start-up costs averaging between $25,000 and $35,000 and an average annual income potential between $90,000 and $175,000.
The outlook for the refinishing industry is very bright and the combination of having the best technology, the best-trained craftsmen, and a comprehensive growth plan has Miracle Method continuing to lead the field. To see pictures of refinished fixtures and to learn more about bathroom restoration or franchise opportunities, visit Miracle Method's web site at http://www.miraclemethod.com, or call 1 800-444-8827.
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