Pet Wants Recognizes Five Franchisees at National Conference

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The awards included Franchise of the Year Award, a Rookie of the Year Award, a Founder’s Award of Excellence and two President’s Awards of Excellence. They were presented at the company’s national conference on February 19, 2019.

Scott Hoots

We have so many wonderful owners that selecting recipients for these awards was challenging. We are proud of all of our franchisees who are working tirelessly to build their businesses in their local communities and we’re excited about what the future holds for Pet Wants. - Scott Hoots

Pet Wants, the Cincinnati-based franchise focused on providing fresh, healthy, high-quality pet food and products to pet families across the nation, presented awards to five franchisees at the company’s national conference on February 19, 2019. The awards included Franchise of the Year Award, a Rookie of the Year Award, a Founder’s Award of Excellence and two President’s Awards of Excellence.

Pet Wants has grown to nearly 100 franchises in the last three years since partnering with Franchise Funding Group and we’re amazed at the caliber of our franchisees each and every day. We have so many wonderful owners that selecting recipients for these awards was challenging. We are proud of all of our franchisees who are working tirelessly to build their businesses in their local communities and we’re excited about what the future holds for Pet Wants,” Pet Wants President Scott Hoots said.

Here are details about each award:

Franchisee of the Year – Joe and Laurie Sanfillipo
Pet Wants Cincy West
Joe and Laurie Sanfillipo were recognized as the Franchisee of the Year because of their own business growth as well as their ongoing support of the Pet Wants franchise system by helping other owners, sharing best practices and talking to potential franchisees. The Sanfillipos started their business as a mobile operation in 2017 and expanded to a storefront in 2018. Their work in building a new store set the stage for what is now the brand standard for a Pet Wants store. The Sanfillipos have also seen sales growth every month since their launch.

Rookie of the Year – Nick Saam and Hannah Kim
Pet Wants Jax Beach
Nick Saam and Hannah Kim joined the Pet Wants family in the summer of 2018 and launched their business incredibly quickly and efficiently. With a drive towards executing brand standards, but also an eye towards innovation, they came up with a unique idea to make an immediate impact in their market by using a 25-foot Airstream as a rolling Pet Wants store. They set a new record for mobile franchise sales in their third full month of operation.

Founder’s Award of Excellence – Michele Hobbs and Amanda Broughton
Pet Wants Cincinnati
As the founders of Pet Wants, Michele Hobbs and Amanda Broughton have touched the lives of every single person who has experienced Pet Wants – the franchisees, corporate team members, franchisee team members and, most importantly, Pet Wants’ customers and their fur babies. They have shed a lifetime of blood, sweat and tears in support of the Pet Wants products, brand and franchise and their entrepreneurial spirit and passion is what helped make Pet Wants what it is today and what it will be tomorrow. This award was created in their honor and, as the founders, they were the first to receive it. Moving forward this award will be presented to franchisees who reflect their passion for Pet Wants.

President’s Award of Excellence – Jeff Jenkins
Pet Wants Mountain Maryland
When Pet Wants gives out a President’s Award, there’s a wide variety of criteria – sales performance, passion for the brand, engagement with other franchisees and the ability to overcome challenges and focus on success. Jeff Jenkins embodies every one of those criteria. Although Pet Wants Mountain Maryland is the least populated Pet Wants territory and the main town is more than 100 miles from any large cities, Jenkins worked tirelessly to grow his business each and every month. He is also active in the community and has become a leader in the Pet Wants system.

President’s Award of Excellence – Melissa Mautz
Pet Wants Lexington
Melissa Mautz was one of the first Pet Wants franchisees and she has become a mentor and a sounding board for many owners in the Pet Wants family. She continues to grow her business every month and is aiming to open a second location in 2019. While Mautz goes about her business quietly, she is always quick to help the operations team and other franchisees. Mautz is a positive validator in the Pet Wants system.

Pet Wants’ specially-crafted, private label pet food formulas are made in small batches with fresh, natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins and minerals for a complete and balanced diet in every bowl. Pet Wants offers multiple blends of dog and cat food formulas as well as healing salve, calming balm, anti-itch spray, paw wax and more. Franchisees can either operate on a mobile basis or through a storefront, but both options include free, personal delivery to customers.

Pet Wants also has a 100-percent, money-back guarantee on the freshness and quality of the food and the company only sources the best salmon, chicken, lamb, brown rice and other ingredients available. There’s no sugar added, no fillers and no animal by-products and Pet Wants never uses corn, wheat, soy or dyes, which makes the food great for animals with allergies.

To learn more about Pet Wants or to find your local location, please visit http://www.petwants.com. To learn more about franchise opportunities, please visit http://www.petwantsfranchise.com.

About Pet Wants: Pet Wants was founded in Cincinnati in 2010 to bring fresh, natural and conveniently-delivered pet food to pet families. Their mission is to enhance the health, vitality and life of pets with high-quality food and honest advice from a Pet Nutrition Specialist on staff at each location. Pet Wants pet food is personally delivered to homes within weeks of being made, at the height of freshness. Their food doesn’t sit in warehouses and on store shelves for many months getting stale and losing nutritional value like it does for most mass-produced, national brands. Pet Wants’ private label pet food formulas are slow-cooked in small batches with fresh, natural ingredients and enhanced with vitamins and minerals for a complete and balanced meal. Pet Wants only uses high-quality proteins and never uses added sugar, fillers, animal by-products, corn, wheat, soy or dyes. Pet Wants offers multiple blends of dog and cat food formulas as well as healing salve, calming balm, anti-itch spray, paw wax and more. Through an investment and guidance from Franchise Funding Group, Pet Wants expanded into a national franchise in 2015 and grew to nearly 100 locations within just three years. Learn more about Pet Wants at http://www.PetWants.com or how to become a Pet Wants franchise owner at http://www.PetWantsFranchise.com.

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