National Cleaning Company COIT Awards Spokane Franchise

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COIT, a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services headquartered in San Francisco, has awarded its fifth new franchise within the past year to James Gilbert of Spokane, WA.

“I am thrilled at the opportunities ahead of my business now that we’re a COIT franchise,”

COIT (http://www.COIT.com), a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services headquartered in San Francisco, has awarded its fifth new franchise within the past year to James Gilbert of Spokane, WA. Gilbert will convert his existing business, A-Alpha Carpet & Upholstery, to a COIT franchise servicing the Spokane, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID areas.

“We are excited to be expanding in these difficult economic times, not just because it reflects our own company’s growth, but because it keeps people employed and running their own businesses,” Bob Kearn, president and CEO of COIT, said. “James Gilbert is an experienced, dedicated cleaning professional, and working with COIT will boost the number and types of services he can supply to the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene communities.”

Gilbert’s former business, A-Alpha Carpet & Upholstery, was founded in 1991. Located in Spokane Valley, WA, the company provided carpet and upholstery, tile and grout, and air duct cleaning services, along with emergency water extraction. As a COIT franchise, Gilbert will also provide restoration and COIT’s signature Stone Restore services. He is certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), and recently completed an introductory training course at COIT’s headquarters in the Bay Area.

“I am thrilled at the opportunities ahead of my business now that we’re a COIT franchise,” Gilbert said. “I am especially excited to introduce new services to my customers.”

COIT franchise business owners are backed by the company’s 60-plus years of experience in the specialty-cleaning and restoration business, and a powerful franchise system that includes a highly recognizable brand image, compelling marketing campaigns, multiple revenue sources and an outstanding support system. The goal is to work with individuals who have a strong desire to lead their own company, enjoy marketing, operating and building a business, and are comfortable investing in and managing multiple employees.

As part of his training in California, Gilbert learned how COIT businesses function operationally, and how to implement COIT’s world-class customer service. Gilbert’s franchise support manager, Richard Burton, is working with Gilbert in Spokane to complete the transition. He will continue to be available to Gilbert on a weekly basis to provide support toward long-term success.

“Even COIT’s Marketing Department helps out,” Gilbert said. “They are helping me transition to a well-branded, successful COIT franchise.”

“We are proud to accept James, his wife Kimberly, and their family and employees into the COIT Community,” Kearn said. “Providing more customers with thorough, trusted, affordable cleaning and disaster restoration services is what we’re all about. With franchisees like James Gilbert on board, we are confident in our continued success.”

For more information on COIT Spokane/Coeur d’Alene’s cleaning and emergency restoration services, visit coit.com/carpet-cleaning-spokane or
coit.com/carpet-cleaning-coeurdalene or call (509) 928-2999. For more information about COIT, call (800)–FOR-COIT, or visit COIT.com.

ABOUT COIT
With more than 60 years of industry experience in the U.S., Canada and Thailand, COIT is a leading supplier of carpet, upholstery and drapery cleaning services. The company also provides tile & grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, and 24-hour emergency restoration services. COIT's impeccable reputation offers customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing every job will be done right the first time. For information on franchise opportunities, call Pat Saign at (800) 243-8797 X108.

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