Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) April 03, 2016
Franchise Gator has named Midtown Chimney Sweeps Franchising as a Fastest Growing franchise for 2016 in conjunction with the release of its annual Top 100 list. The online franchise directory developed the rankings as a way for prospective franchisees to identify opportunities with strong growth potential that are also affordable investments for the average franchise buyer.
The Franchise Gator Fastest Growing list spotlights brands that are experiencing rapid expansion coming into the new year. “Franchise Gator has identified 100 franchises this year for our Fastest Growing category,” said Eric Bell, General Manager of Franchise Gator. “The list is developed based on the number of opening and operating units a franchise has had over the past several months in addition to their track record for building a solid customer base and gaining the trust of investors.”
Founder and entrepreneur Byron Schramm is both excited about the current growth and working hard with his team to onboard all the new locations. “The onboarding process is critical,” says Schramm, “as a company one cannot lose any of the critical steps of the launch process. Midtown has to work hard at both understanding the most critical elements of a successful chimney sweep business, and then prioritizing and financially supporting those key tasks.”
More than half of U.S. households (52 percent) have at least one fireplace or freestanding stove.
There were approximately 1.2 fireplaces per American home in 2010, with 80 percent of the homes having at least one fireplace or stove, and 21 percent having two or more.
Thirty-four percent of wood or pellet stove owners view their stove as a major heat source.
Over 50% of all chimney sweeps in the USA are over the age of 53. This means many are heading toward retirement, and most with no solid exit strategy. There is a large opportunity in this approximately 2 billion dollar marketplace in the USA.
At the close of the year in 2016, the first full year of franchise sales, Midtown Chimney Sweeps Franchising had over 40 signed Franchise Agreements, and development plans in over 15 of the lower 48 states.
The Midtown Mission is to create a profitable chimney sweep system superior to any other available by speed through systems, corporate transparency, personal responsibility, and the best customer service supporting our franchisees. We desire that each of our franchisees earn an excellent return on their franchise investment by providing the end consumer with excellent customer service, thorough inspection and chimney sweeping, and numerous high-quality chimney-related products.