Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) May 16, 2013
Window Genie is the nationally ranked franchise of home service known to “Clean Windows and a Whole Lot More!” Their services include window cleaning and tinting, gutter cleaning and protection and pressure washing. In late 2012, Blair and Belinda Lavelle purchased an existing Window Genie franchise in the Dalton, GA area.
Lavelle has always envisioned himself as a business owner, and became especially curious about franchising while studying business at Auburn University. He spent the early part of his professional life working for his father’s carpet manufacturing business. For the following 23 years he worked in management and engineering for an American textile company. He says this deepened his passion for American innovation, and after experiencing two layoffs in 5 years decided he was done with the instability of working for others. His dream of owning a business became a realistic goal so he began his search for the perfect match. Lavelle worked with Bruce Krebs, franchise coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source. Krebs introduced Lavelle to Brad Roberson, Regional Developer for Window Genie. After discussing and weighing in his strengths, weaknesses and goals, Lavelle’s wife, Krebs and Roberson encouraged him to consider buying an existing Window Genie franchise.
Lavelle was drawn to Window Genie’s system-wide support system, marketing efforts and multiple revenue streams. Also, in his particular case, buying an existing franchise meant it came along with an existing customer base right off the bat. Lavelle said, “With quite a few relationships and reoccurring customers already established, we substantially cut down the time it takes to make a profit starting out.”
Lavelle’s choice to purchase an existing Window Genie franchise allows him to control his own success, something he said he had wanted for a long time. “Brad is nearby, and support from the corporate team is phenomenal. I never feel lost or alone, help is always a phone-call away. The Window Genie system is full of people really willing to help who care about my success,” said Lavelle.
The Lavelles are happy with their decision to join the Window Genie team and are on their way to a successful first year of business. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, 96% of franchises make it through their first year, versus a start-up independent small business which averages a 62% success rate. Window Genie franchise opportunities are available nationwide. To learn more, call 800-700-0022 or visit windowgeniefranchise.com
To learn more about Blair Lavelle and Window Genie of Northwest Georgia, or for a free estimate, call (706)866-6676 or email him at bdlavelle(at)windowgenie(dot)com