Labor Panes Franchise, a Home Maintenance, Cleaning and Repair Services Business, Sells its First Location

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After a recent report in March 2013 by Bloomberg News projecting the home services category to lead the economic recovery, Labor Panes Franchise sells its first location. Labor Panes takes a unique approach to the home service market by offering over a dozen services and not being, ‘just another window cleaning franchise business.’

Labor Panes is "many franchises in one" offerriing window cleaning, house washing, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, gutter repair, dryer vent cleaning and more!

Mark Twain: 20 years from now you will be more disapointed in the things you didn't do than those you did.

With beginnings as a residential window cleaning company in 2005, Labor Panes is excited to announce the sale of their first franchise location in Wilmington, NC. This sale hopes to be the promise of many more to come for this up and coming home, maintenance, cleaning and repair service business.

Founded by Tyler Kirk, Labor Panes beginnings started out of necessity after most employers were not willing to even consider Kirk for positions because of his hearing disability. Rather than dwell on this, Kirk decided to start his own business--Labor Panes and now has begun franchising his business nationwide. "Losing 90% of my hearing made me even more focused on being successful. I knew I would have to work harder to make the business thrive. And my hearing challenges are minor compared to what others struggle with.” (Kirk) When Kirk began to consider franchising his successful business, Kirk asked franchise veteran Tom Fenig who founded Outdoor Lighting Perspectives in 1998 and co-founded Mosquito Squad in 2005 to take a close look at his business.

After a year of study, In the fall of 2012 Fenig recommended Kirk reinvent Labor Panes by positioning his company as a homeowners single source for not one but over a dozen important home services. Examples including: dryer vent cleaning and repair, gutter repair and replacement, window cleaning, painting and repair, light fixture cleaning and lamp replacement, and home air filter replacement, deck cleaning, restoration and protection to name just a few. " While Labor Panes was successful as a window cleaning company, I felt that the savy franchise investor would immediately see the benefit of a business that is essentially several franchises in one. My research supported the idea that busy, quality oriented homeowners prefer to deal with one trusted company that can professionally handle a wide variety of customer needs.”

Labor Panes began offering franchises in early 2013, and as Kirk puts it, "The Bloomberg article supports our multi service business model--and our first franchise sale is the first of many we forecast this year." To read the full Bloomberg article please Click Here.

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Labor Panes Franchise is owned by 3 individuals: Tyler Kirk, Tom Fenig and Jim Connelly. Tyler Kirk who started the Charlotte, NC location in 2005 is responsible for operational support and new service development. Tom Fenig leads franchise recruitment and strategic planning because of franchise development experience with two other brands,. Jim Connelly, who managed marketing and technology for Fenig’s two previous brands, has the same role with Labor Panes Franchise.

Labor Panes offers multiple home services that include window cleaning, house washing, gutter cleaning, gutter repair, pressure washing, dryer vent cleaning and more!

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