milliCare Honors Franchise Owners at Annual Convention
A growing variety of awards showcases the many ways that franchise owners grow business, including client recruitment and retention to build revenue
At its recent annual convention, milliCare honored several franchises with awards touching on everything from rapid growth to longtime operational excellence. For these milliCare commercial floor cleaning franchise owners, it was a chance not only to shine but also to provide tips on best practices and advice to newer owners.
“We talked about everything from technology out in the field, which includes new and enhanced equipment, to ways to streamline operational processes in the office,” says Bill Helton, Director of Franchise Development. “And then we had the awards, which allowed us to show the many ways that our franchise owners in all our territories are finding success through collaboration and innovation.”
Awarding excellence drives new breakthroughs in commercial floor cleaning
The awards were as follows:
Anniversary Award: Based on time as a milliCare commercial floor cleaning franchise. Winners included: milliCare by Floor Care Concepts, Covington, La., 5 years; milliCare by Cubix, Tampa, Fla., 10 years; milliCare by Advanced Facility Maintenance Systems, Vaughan, ON, Canada, 20 years; milliCare by Carpet Concepts, Cincinnati Ohio and Indianapolis, Ind., 20 years; milliCare by Cubix, Orlando, Fla., 20 years; milliCare by EBC Carpet Services, Wilmington, Del., Richmond, Va., Philadelphia, Baltimore/Washington, 20 years; milliCare by EnviroNet, Montreal, QC, Canada, 20 years; milliCare by MR Jensen Enterprises, St. Louis, Mo., 20 years; milliCare by Proyecto Y Diseno, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 20 years; milliCare by Suncoast Facility Services, Tampa, Fla., 20 years; and milliCare by Xebec Marketing Group, St Albert, AB, Canada 20 years.
Sustained Growth Award – Index Based: Awarded to the franchise partner that has achieved the network’s largest positive total percentage growth over the past three years. Winner: milliCare by Advanced Green Solutions, Los Angeles, Calif.
Sustained Growth Award – Dollar Based: Awarded to the franchise partner that has achieved the network’s largest positive total dollar growth over the past three years. Winner: milliCare by EBC Carpet Services, Philadelphia.
Spotlight Award: Given to a team that has gone above and beyond, reached a significant accomplishment or made a major contribution to business success in the categories of sales achievement, operational excellence and business support. Winners included: Erick Blue – Operations Excellence, milliCare by Cubix, Tampa, Fla.; Alain Chapados – Operations Excellence, milliCare by EnviroNet, Montreal, QC, Canada; Heather Corbitt – Business Support, milliCare by Cubix, Orlando, Fla.; Jackie Lewis – Sales Achievement, milliCare by EcoDry, Clifton, NJ; Trish Jensen – Business Support, milliCare by MR Jensen Enterprises, St. Louis, Mo.
President’s Circle Award: Given to the franchise with a minimum of $250,000 in revenue and a minimum of 10% year-over-year growth, or any franchise that meets or exceeds
$1 million with year-over-year growth. Winners included: milliCare by Carpet Concepts, Indianapolis, Ind.; milliCare by Carpet Concepts, Columbus, Ohio; milliCare by Carpet & Health Services, Durban South Africa; milliCare by Corporate Flooring Solutions, Phoenix, Ariz.; milliCare by Cubix, Orlando, Fla.; milliCare by Dri-Klean, Newark, NJ; milliCare by DryTech, Montgomery, Ala.; milliCare by EBC Carpet Services, Baltimore/Washington, Philadelphia and Richmond, Va.; milliCare by EnviroNet, Montreal, QC, Canada; milliCare by MR Jensen Enterprises, St. Louis, Mo.; milliCare by Suncoast Facility Services, Tampa, Fla.; milliCare by Sustaining Interiors, Pompano Beach, Fla.
Pinnacle Award: Given to a franchise that has demonstrated outstanding sales growth within a service category. Winner: milliCare by Cubix, Orlando, Fla. – Performance Coating Growth.
Momentum Award: Given to a single franchise with the highest percentage of year over year growth. Must be a franchise at least two years to qualify. Winner: milliCare by Sustaining Interiors, Pompano Beach, Fla.
Recognition boosts friendly competition
“We try to be very strategic with our awards because we want to create categories that mean something, and that other owners can aspire to,” Helton says. “We have a lot of new teams, with more franchises joining all the time, learning how these people are succeeding in the traditional verticals while also going after new business all the time.”
Ranked 215 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list, milliCare Floor & Textile Care franchise is a business-to-business floor and textile maintenance company, with 70 locations in 29 states and six countries. Our parent company, Milliken & Co., holds more than 7,000 patents in flooring, textiles and floor cleaning — experience and tools milliCare leverages as we carve out a niche in the commercial floor cleaning industry. Startup costs start as low as $106,000 to $150,000, making the potential for high returns remarkable.