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INDUSTRY NEWS AND NOTES OF INTEREST nuts&bOlts Successful Franchise Owners to Lead Brands Clockwork Home Services, Inc., announced at its November 2009 annual Congress meeting of the franchisees of One Hour Air Condition- ing&Heating®, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® and Mister Sparky America’s On-Time Elec- trician®, that franchisees will now have the op- portunity to elect a new president for each of the franchise brands. Th ese newly elected presidents will each serve a two-year term beginning in January 2010. Candidates for these positions will be nominated from existing successful franchi- sees of each brand. Tab Hunter who had been the president of Franchise Operations for Clockwork will be available to assist the com- pany in a consulting role. “When we looked at the criteria required of a president, it only made sense to elevate a suc- cessful franchisee to that post,” explained Jim Abrams, president and CEO of Clockwork. “Who better to leadthe fastest growing franchis- es thanourmost successfulbusinessowners?We are extremely excited to have these highly suc- cessful individuals share their knowledge, expe- rience, and strategies with all of the franchisees. “In the end, Clockwork and the franchisees tremendously should benefi t from this ar- rangement,” said Abrams. Th e new presidents will lead three brands that have become highly successful in a short period of time. One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating has 270 franchises as of Sept. 30, 2009 and is ranked #163 among the nation’s top 500 fran- chises for 2009, according to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing has 253 franchises as of September 30, 2009 and is ranked #140 among the nation’s top 500 fran- chises for 2009, according to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. Mister Sparky America’s On-time Elec- trician has 90 franchises as of September 30, 2009 and is ranked #387 among the nation’s top 500 franchises for 2009, according to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500. Franchise Open Houses & Events Clockwork Home Services Inc. recently an- nounced a complete slate of meetings for the 2010 year. For more information on franchise open houses and events, please contact: Ben- jamin Franklin Plumbing® 866-655-3035; Mister Sparky®, 866-669-0094; and One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, 866-491-7765. In addition, upcoming events include: the AirTime 500 Expo, March 15–19, in San Diego at the ManchesterGrand Hyatt Hotel. Th e Electricians’ Success International Expo is being held March 16–19, also in San Diego, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. A Brand Dominance Meeting for One Hour Heating and Air, Benjamin Franklin Plumb- ing, and Mister Sparky is April 28–30, 2010 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. TSC 21 www.TheSuccessfulContractor.com

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