Fish Window Cleaning Honors 2019 Award Winners

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Winners Were Announced at the Fish Window Cleaning Annual Convention

At the 2019 Fish Window Cleaning Annual Convention, the top franchisees were recognized for their commitment to growing the FISH brand and providing top-quality service. The event took place in St. Louis from Thursday, July 25, through Saturday, July 27. The awards recognize franchisees who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in the last year.

John and Laurie Reinagel from New Orleans were named Franchisees of the Year. The winners were selected based on a wide variety of qualifications, including growth by at least 300 new accounts, quality of customer service, ability to maintain a positive attitude, support of preferred vendor program and generally upholding the Fish Window Cleaning name, brand and overall reputation. The franchisee(s) must also have been open for at least five years to be eligible for this award. The Reinagels have demonstrated outstanding work ethic and have proven themselves to be ideal franchisees; as a result, they were this year’s big winners.

The Top Producers Award is given to the three franchisees who have the highest total revenues from January through December. This year’s award winners were Paul Pierce of Boston, Massachusetts, Kevin Brown and Nick Brown from Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Randy Cross of Grand Rapids, Michigan. These franchisees have demonstrated their commitment to growing Fish Window Cleaning and have been a tremendous asset to the brand.

Next, the Rising Star Award is presented to one franchisee from each district. Given by their Franchise Support Specialist, this award recognizes the achievements of a franchisee in all aspects of their business. Qualifications include growth, profit, compliance with Franchise Agreement and more. This year’s winners are Trent Peneston from Porter, Texas, Tom Sandler of Corona, California, Edward Schafer from Matawan, New Jersey, and Bill and Josie Soots, hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana.

“Once again, our annual convention was a huge success,” says Mike Merrick, CEO of Fish Window Cleaning. “We always have a great time at our conferences. It’s great to see our franchisees from all over the country come together to learn, grow and connect. They work hard day-in and day-out to grow our brand and serve our customers. We feel their efforts deserve to be recognized. Thus, we are happy to present this year’s award winners.”

Additional award recipients include:

Soaring Eagle (s) – A franchisee who buys an existing business and takes it to a higher level.
Ray Hewins – Riverdale, New Jersey

Star Performer Small – A franchisee within a small market population who has the highest total revenues from January through December.
Jordan and Katie Newton – College Station, Texas

Star Performer Standard – A franchisee within a standard market population who has the highest total revenues from January through December.
John and Sara English – O’Fallon, Missouri

Star Performer Executive – A franchisee within an executive market population who has the highest total revenues from January through December.
Kevin Brown and Nick Brown – Kalamazoo, Michigan

Rookie of the Year – The franchisee who has exhibited exemplary performance during their first 12 months in business. This includes sales, growth, and management. The Rookie of the Year is a franchisee to keep your eye on. He or she is on the way to dominating his or her market.
Cole Robinson – Tampa, Florida

In addition to the awards ceremony, the annual convention featured OSHA training sessions, round table discussions, break out educational sessions, educational presentations, social events and more. Topics covered included customer service, FISH training materials, recommended recruitment strategies, preferred sales techniques as well as marketing tips, tricks and best practices.

Fish Window Cleaning is the world’s largest window cleaning company with over 275 franchise territories across 45 states. For more information on franchise opportunities, visit http://www.fwcfranchise.com/

About Fish Window Cleaning®
Fish Window Cleaning was founded in St. Louis in 1978 and is now the largest window cleaning franchise in the country with over 275 nationwide locations. FISH provides service to more than 200,000 commercial and residential customers nationwide. Free estimates and customized service plans tailored to each customer’s needs and budget are just a few offered benefits. For more information, visit http://www.fishwindowcleaning.com, or call 1-877-707-FISH (3474).

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