PROSHRED Chicago Becomes Nation’s Top Franchise in Document Security

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PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking away with the coveted David Wright Award of Excellence at recent event in San Diego.



In the fourth quarter of 2015, document security advisors and independent PROSHRED franchises from across the country gathered at the La Valencia Hotel in San Diego, California to discuss changes in the industry and to recognize top performers. PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking away with the coveted David Wright Award of Excellence. This prestigious award is given annually to the branch that demonstrates exceptional performance, operational excellence and customer commitment.

The PROSHRED brand has been around for more than two and a half decades, but the company has a tradition of honoring the locations that excel in their local markets or go above and beyond in promoting the mission statement. According the Jeffrey Hasham, the company’s CEO, the purpose of these awards is to “congratulate [franchises] for their dedication to the PROSHRED quality system, the brand, and to moving the platform forward. These accomplishments make a difference to everyone in the business.”

Why Chicago Excels

Filled with financial centers and corporate headquarters, the bustling streets of Chicago, Illinois are the perfect fit for PROSHRED’s business model, which delivers on-site document shredding and hard drive destruction. In terms of 2015 sales numbers, this franchise led the country in three separate categories: unscheduled shredding revenue, scheduled on-site revenue, and total revenue.

Based on these positive results, PROSHRED Chicago was also the only franchise to reach the $2 Million Milestone – a first in company history and a tremendous step in furthering the organization’s commitment to secure document shredding.

As mentioned earlier, the Chicago franchise was also the winner of the David Wright Award of Excellence. Franchises can only become nominated for this award when they meet a wide range of criteria and industry standards:

  • Security Compliance: As an information security company, the location must comply with all NAID standards and ISO compliance guidelines.
  • Innovation: The franchise must implement new shredding technology when advised and continually add new products or services that complement the company’s goal.
  • Sales: Growth is an important factor, as the award is predicated on achieving year-over-year sales increases and obtaining a larger share of the respective urban market.
  • System Contribution: Last, yet most importantly, the franchise should be an active member of PROSHRED’s national organization, offering assistance & training to other locations as well as participating in security conferences and meetings.

The Importance of Document Security

As PROSHRED Chicago becomes an even bigger player in the city’s security infrastructure, it is important to note that the shredding services are becoming a more integral part of the average workplace. Thousands of companies are finally starting to catch onto the risk associated with stockpiled paperwork that’s confidential or private in nature. As PROSHRED Chicago rakes in industry awards, it looks like the franchise will continue to shine as an example of a team that’s driven by customer satisfaction.

Moreover, the franchise is also giving back to the Chicago community, promoting outreach campaigns like charity fundraisers and public shredding events to promote responsible information destruction. As a locally owned and nationally operated shredding network, you can learn more about PROSHRED Chicago’s residential and commercial services online.

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