Miracle Method Husband-Wife Team Predicts a Strong Year Based on 1st Quarter Numbers

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Husband-wife team attributes personal and professional successes partly to their Miracle Method franchise. Miracle Method, the nation’s largest surface refinishing franchise, refinishes bathtubs, tile, vanities and kitchen countertops for homeowners, hotels, colleges and property managers as a money-saving alternative to removal and replacement.

Paul and Jonee Barnett have been Miracle Method franchise owners since 2003

Without any previous experience, we knew that learning the technical aspects of surface refinishing would be a challenge, but the Miracle Method model provides comprehensive initial and ongoing training and support in every area of our business.

One happily married Houston couple attributes their thriving personal and professional lives partly to their Miracle Method franchise. Miracle Method Surface Refinishing is the nation's leading provider of bathtub, tile and countertop refinishing services and products—as well as one of the top-rated franchises to own.

Husband-wife team Paul and Jonee Barnett opened their Southwest Houston Miracle Method together in 2003. After a very strong 1st quarter in 2014, they are on track for a banner year. "We had an outstanding 1st quarter and are looking to continue that upward trend all the way through the end of the year," says Paul.

As former restaurant owners, the couple enjoyed working together, but sought a change from the unrelenting time demands of the food industry. “Without any previous experience, we knew that learning the technical aspects of surface refinishing would be a challenge,” Paul recalls. “But the Miracle Method model provides comprehensive initial and ongoing training and support in every area of our business.”

The Barnetts found Miracle Method while searching for a surface refinishing business that offered two important things. First was superior customer service—something the Barnetts discovered was hard to find in the remodeling industry. Second was a business model that allowed for personal time. While researching franchises, they met Miracle Method President, Chuck Pistor. “Chuck’s commitment to the company and his franchisees, coupled with his acute business sense, sold us immediately,” says Jonee.

So, what’s the secret to their success as a married team? The Barnetts maintain that a solid balance of clearly defined responsibilities, autonomy, and collaboration is key. “We are together at work and at home, so time apart and autonomy are important. Each of us is responsible for a totally separate part of the business,” Jonee explains. “We respect each other’s strengths and empower each other to succeed.”

The Barnetts also have a highly trained team of professionals they can depend on. “We’ve been busy since day one,” Paul says, “so sharing responsibilities and feeling comfortable taking time off when we need it keeps us from feeling overworked.” John Tubiolo, VP of Miracle Method Franchise Sales, agrees that one of the greatest challenges of owning a business that grows so quickly is how to balance professional and personal demands. “Our franchise model provides for such balance,” states Tubiolo. “By following their business plan, the Barnetts have established the equilibrium they need.”

The Miracle Method process appeals to both residential and commercial customers, saving up to 75% over the cost of replacing kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Customers include homeowners, hotels, hospitals, colleges, property managers, and more as the demand for quality refinishing products and services continues to increase. The Miracle Method process usually takes 24 hours or less compared to a week or more for a messy tear-out and replacement.

The Barnetts’ Southwest Houston location is one of more than 135 Miracle Method franchises nationwide and in Canada that has the support of the company’s over 35-year reputation of quality and service. For information about owning a Miracle Method franchise, contact John Tubiolo, VP of Franchise Sales, at 877-434-5096 or visit http://www.miraclemethod.com/franchise.

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