Married Army Veterans Open Window Genie in Fayetteville

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After serving their country for 20 years each, Barry and Mazie Ellis set out to serve their community in a new way.

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It's about having the opportunity to give back and serve my community every day.

Window Genie announces the grand opening of its newest location in Fayetteville, NC on August 24th. Local Army Veteran Barry and Active Duty Army, Sergeant First Class Mazie Ellis are the owners. Window Genie is a national home service franchise specializing in residential and light commercial window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Window Genie will service Fayetteville and the surrounding communities.

Before purchasing a Window Genie franchise, both Barry and Mazie served in the Army. Barry retired after 20 years of service and has since been working in IT. Mazie is approaching her 20 year milestone in November and plans to retire from the military. Mazie said, “For the past year I’ve been planning on my next move after 20 good years of service to my country. Being a business owner was always a dream of mine, but not with the purpose of simply being my own boss or making a lot of money. It’s about having the opportunity to give back and serve my community every day.”

While researching business opportunities, Mazie received a grand opening announcement about Window Genie of Killeen, Texas. The Killeen franchise location is owned by Army Veteran Eric Stewart and his wife Nydia, old friends of the Ellis’. Mazie said, “I began reading everything I could about Window Genie once I heard the Stewarts opened their own location in Killeen. Window Genie seemed to have everything I’d been looking for, so I called Barry and while he wasn’t immediately convinced, I knew I was onto something.”

It wasn’t until Barry visited Killeen this year that he realized Window Genie was the right fit. He said, “I went to see Eric at his home office and saw the trucks, the equipment, how he had everything set up. Hearing a genuine testimony from the Stewarts helped me see into the real day-to-day life of a Window Genie owner. It finally clicked and I had a change of heart; I was able to really imagine myself doing this in Fayetteville.”

Barry and Mazie look forward to connecting to the community they love through their new home service business. Mazie said, “I’m excited to interact with so many different people every day. I’m a people person, I love talking with customers and solving problems. Coming from an IT background, Barry possesses a whole other set of skills that I lack so we’ll make a great team. Any aspects of the business we’re unsure about or need help, Window Genie’s corporate office is there to support us. There’s a lot of unknown but we’re not afraid of a challenge.”

For more information about Window Genie of Fayetteville, or for a free estimate, call Barry and Mazie Ellis at 910-813-1655.

About Window Genie: Window Genie is a national home service franchise specializing in window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning and more. Started in 1994 in Cincinnati Ohio, Window Genie has since grown to a network of almost 90 franchise partners operating in over 200 markets in 26 states. Window Genie was recently named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 List at #196, named a Top 200 Franchise by Franchise Business Review and made Inc. Magazine’s INC 5000 last year as one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. Money Magazine listed purchasing a Window Genie franchise in their article entitled, “13 Things to do with $100,000 Now” – Franchise territories available nationwide, for more information please visit our franchise opportunities page.

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