Q&A with FBA Broker, Kathryn Hetzendorfer on Grand Rapids, MI Placement
What was your client’s background?
My client was coming from a project management role at AT&T. The home improvement industry was a little outside of his comfort zone, but he spoke with a friend in the flooring business and was reassured it would be something he could easily learn and master. Also, by having a lot of contractor friends in his area he felt he would have a lot of connections that he could use to his advantage.
What was your client’s initial reaction to Footprints Floors?
Initially, he was a little hesitant. Again, home improvement was really something outside of his wheelhouse but after the first or second call with Development Director Brian Knuth, he moved Footprints Floors up on his list as he really started to understand the simplicity and potential of the business.
What was the turning point during the process that made your client want to fully
commit to Footprints Floors?
It really came down to the end of the process. He was looking at Footprints Floors and a different company in the home services category. What ultimately made him choose Footprints Floors was the support in lead generation and the call center. He felt the hands-on support from the corporate team in these aspects would be invaluable and would help him to be even more successful as he took the leap into business ownership!
Footprint Floors is a great franchise system as it has low investment opportunities, starting at $68,130 with Owners recouping this amount in 3-6 months. They have outstanding economics, of an average revenue of $747,401 with strong profit margins. Franchisees are all home-based, with zero employees and only subcontractor crews. The Footprint Floors franchise system also provides Lead-generation assistance and Call Centers to Franchisees, so Corporate ensures that they will have Customers on the first day of launch and assistance along the way.
Note: We use the term “Franchise Broker” because it is the legal term for our profession. Others in the industry use “Franchise Consultants” which they self-define. We choose to use the legal term as we feel it’s more appropriate and clear. Consultants typically charge for services. Franchise Brokers are paid by the Seller, not the Buyer. There is no charge to the Buyer for our Franchise Broker services.