Hiring a Professional vs DIY Countertop Refinishing

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DIY is super trendy for 2016. Just spend about 5 minutes on Pinterest and you will see everything from DIY cabinet refinishing to installing pallet walls. Often, doing it yourself is a great option – you can not only save money, but you can do it exactly the way you want, rather than relying on someone else to bring your vision to fruition. YouTube and Pinterest are both great resources for step-by-step instructions and videos on DIY projects. There are some projects that are however, not well suited for DIY and refinishing a bathtub or countertop is one of them.

We know, because Miracle Method is often called in the midst of DIY refinishing jobs to save the day. Here are just a few examples of what can go wrong when you attempt to refinish yourself:

Potential problems with DIY refinishing

  • DIY products are simply not of the same quality or durability of the industrial grade products we use.
  • DIY options have no bond between coatings and the original surface, so peeling is a common problem.
  • DIY kits are rolled on and highly susceptible to streaking.
  • DIY coatings dry quickly but they don’t cure quickly, so the smallest items can cause dents.
  • DIY topcoats are often not waterproof and may result in a cloudy appearance in addition to being “soft” and scratched easily.
  • Safety – refinishing chemicals are strong and require use of a respirator – not just a dust mask, most do-it-yourselfers are not equipped with proper safety equipment, increasing their risk of injury or harm.

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Benefits of hiring a quality professional from Miracle Method

  • Two- phase cleaning process removes dirt, grease & build-up from original surface.
  • Burn marks, knife cuts, chips and scratches are completely repaired.
  • Miracle Method’s proprietary bonding agent ensures coatings have a molecular bond to the original surface to minimize any chance of peeling.
  • Over 30 Natural Accent® colors to choose from, applied using a high tech spray process to ensure a smooth and even finish.
  • Waterproof acrylic clear coat for a beautiful, high-quality result.
  • Professional masking to protect surrounding fixtures, cabinetry and walls from any overspray or damage!

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Do yourself a huge favor and save yourself a massive headache by using a professional when it comes to refinishing. DIY is just not fun when it wastes time and money on something that won’t last or doesn’t work. Miracle Method’s refinishes can last 15 years and longer with proper care – which is why we have the best warranty in the industry. Leave your countertop refinishing job to the pros. Call Miracle Method for a FREE estimate 855-212-7337. We have over 135 locations to serve you.

Miracle Method Ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 for 10 Consecutive years

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Miracle Method ranked in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 for 10 consecutive years!

Entrepreneur 500

Every year, Entrepreneur Magazine publishes its annual ranking of franchise brands based on financial and statistical data. Using this information, Entrepreneur recognizes the Top 500 Franchise opportunities in the US and Canada. It is estimated that there are somewhere between 3,000-5,000 franchise brands, so it is quite impressive to be included in the ranking – viewed by most in the industry as the best of franchised brands. 2016 marks 10 consecutive years of Miracle Method being included in the ranking.

Being recognized by an organization of the caliber of Entrepreneur is an honor,” said John Tubiolo, Vice President of Business Development. “We are the leader in our industry and we strive to have the best systems in place for our franchisees so that they can experience success and growth in their businesses.”

As the leader in the refinishing industry, Miracle Method boasts the largest national footprint and growing. For a relatively small investment, $85- $125,000- the Miracle Method model is easily scalable with strong revenue diversity from both residential and commercial markets.

Miracle Method has also been the recipient of consecutive awards for franchisee satisfaction from the Franchise Business Review (FBR).  Not only does a Miracle Method franchise present a great opportunity for entrepreneurs, but the ongoing support ranks high among existing franchise owners.

Phil Panarisi, Miracle Method Franchisee in Indianapolis said, “…Our franchise is set to break another record this year and we could not be happier with the support we’ve received from both the corporate office and other franchisees. The support has been simply phenomenal and the executive leadership at the corporate office is right in step with giving us the tools we need to be successful.” 

Miracle Method has an aggressive growth plan in 2016 looking to add at least 15 franchisees in target markets such as Florida, Texas and Arizona with additional territories available throughout the country.

The demand for refinishing is booming. We need more franchisees in these territories so we can better serve these markets and our national accounts. We are looking for 2016 to be a big growth year for Miracle Method. It is an exciting time to be part of the Miracle Method network.” John Tubiolo

Miracle Method Franchise

In business since 1979, Miracle Method is the #1 Surface Refinishing Company with 137 locations in North America. Miracle Method upgrades baths and kitchens without the mess, expense and hassle of replacement. We restore fixtures in place without the mess and expense of remodeling. Our services are in high demand among homeowners and commercial properties such as hotels, hospitals and colleges alike.

By following our proven systems, franchisees can gross over $1,000,000 each year!

To find out more about owning a Miracle Method franchise, visit www.miraclemethod.com/franchise. We will provide 20 full days of training and help you create a marketing plan with all of the tools you need to promote your business on a local level as well as national advertising.

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New Year’s Resolution- Take Control of Your Future; Start now by Buying a Proven Franchise!

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Do you daydream? Envision yourself on a tropical island, drink with an umbrella in hand, the sun shining on your face? How about a bigger house complete with property so your neighbors aren’t right on top of you? What about working for yourself and managing your own business, rather than slaving away day after day and seeing someone else reap the benefits?

Starting your own business can be very scary, especially if you have never done it before. You’ve seen those little independent coffee shops and restaurants pop up in the neighborhood, only to close after a year or two in business. There are a lot of factors that go into whether or not a business is going to be successful, but your chances of success are exponentially better if you purchase a franchise with a proven system versus going it alone.

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Franchise Owners Mary Beth and Jim Hudek in Cincinnati, OH

Maybe it’s time to stop daydreaming and take action. If you’ve been thinking about taking control of your destiny for quite a while, what are you waiting for? Make 2016 the year that you stop wishing and start doing!

Why a Franchise?

  1. Owning a franchise means you go into business for yourself, but not by yourself. You have a team of corporate staff and other franchise owners to help you every step of the way.
  2. Brand recognition and proven systems – the reason the systems are in place with the franchisor is because they are tried and true and the brand has already been established. This means consumer confidence.
  3. Training – franchisors offer initial training before you speak with your first prospect and ongoing training helps you stay current with industry trends. Rather than being responsible for your own education, the franchisor provides ongoing education for you.
  4. Marketing & advertising assistance – an established website, print advertisements and professionally produced television commercials all cost a lot of money and time. When you buy a franchise, you have access to professional advertising tools as well as professional consultants to help you make good decisions.
  5. Purchasing power – if you’re an independent business owner, you have to purchase your supplies at retail pricing. When you are part of a franchise organization, you can purchase expensive materials at significant discounts because of the power of a large network of customers for vendors.

Why Miracle Method?

  1. Miracle Method has been the preferred refinisher in North America since 1979. That is over 35 years of experience!
  2. High demand – no matter the economy, there is a great demand for refinishing services for both commercial and residential customers. Tear-out and replacement are not only messy and time consuming, but costly and wasteful on the environment.
  3. Great sales potential – many Miracle Method franchisees gross over $1,000,000 each year!!!!
  4. Proven Success – 63% of all of our franchisees have been in business for five years or more!
  5. Low Initial Investment – Get started for around $100k.
  6. Better margins compared to retail, food or restaurants.
  7. Dedicated support team – Miracle Method’s corporate staff is 100% committed to the success of our franchisees. We have the knowledge, experience and dedication to help you achieve success and what’s more? We care about our franchisees.

Are you ready to take control of your own destiny? Give us a call today to find out more about owning a Miracle Method franchise 855-212-7337 or visit www.miraclemethod.com/franchise.

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The New Year is here and you are motivated; get started with our Complete Checklist Guide to Deep Clean Your Kitchen!

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The holidays are over, the company has gone home, the decorations are put away, and you look around and find that not only do you need to find space for all of your newly acquired gifts, but the kitchen is in need of some serious deep cleaning. Between the baking, roasting the turkey, mixing up the gravy, and making candy, surfaces are left a little sticky, cabinets need to be organized and wiped down, and the oven needs a serious scrub-down.

It happens to everyone. You clean as you go and wipe down after every meal, but there isn’t time during the holiday rush to thoroughly clean and what better time than the new year to tackle the kitchen? Start the year off right – with a clean and organized kitchen!

Now, you’re asking yourself, where do I even begin? Don’t worry; we’ve put together a complete checklist for your reference!

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The Complete Checklist Guide to deep clean your kitchen:

  • Remove all items from kitchen cabinets and kitchen drawers. Wipe down the inside of each drawer and cabinet. Take this opportunity to make a donation pile for items that are never used, or duplicates that you’ve acquired over the years. Donate to a local women’s shelter or your favorite charitable organization.
  • Wipe down the front of all cabinets and disinfect the handles. Don’t forget to dust the tops if there is a gap between the top of the cabinets and the ceiling.
  • Wash and sanitize cutting boards
  • Sharpen knives
  • Clean and organize pantry. Discard all expired items.
  • Clean the refrigerator and freezer. Remove all items and discard of all expired items. Wipe down all shelves and inside and outside of doors. Defrost the freezer if necessary and don’t forget to clean the ice trays.
  • Clean oven.
  • Clean stove top.
  • Clean under and above the fridge and stove.
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils.
  • Clean crumbs out of the toaster.
  • Clean the inside and outside of the microwave oven.
  • Clean and descale coffee maker.
  • Wash and shine sink and faucet.
  • Wash windows and window sills.
  • Wash and disinfect switch plates.
  • Wash doors and doorknobs.
  • Reseal countertops and/or grout lines if necessary.

Next, make yourself a cup of hot tea, put your feet up and admire a job well done. It always feels good to start the New Year off feeling accomplished and maybe you’ll be motivated to tackle the bathrooms next!

For great tips and advice on making your home beautiful, refinishing fixtures, decorating tips and more, subscribe to our blog!

Why is Miracle Method your best choice when selecting a Franchise?

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When it comes to looking for a franchise opportunity, there is a great deal to consider in determining what is going to be the best fit for your entrepreneurial style, strengths, weaknesses, goals and investment level. The good news is – there is a great deal of information and many resources to help you make this life changing investment.

Why is Miracle Method your best choice when choosing a franchise

In an article published by Nicole Fallon, of the Business News Daily in May 2015, Nicole addresses some basic tips and guidelines for your search. (See more at: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/1783-choosing-franchise.html#sthash.kJa9n2bT.dpuf and you can follow Nicole on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/nicolefallon90)

Fallon advises to look for the following attributes in a franchise company:

  • They stay on top of trends in offerings and operations
  • They offer a strong support system for franchisees
  • They have a great corporate staff
  • They’re invested in your potential
  • They’re selective about their franchise partners

On Top of Consumer Trends

  • With an aging population, bathroom safety is in high demand from a generation of baby boomers who are active and strive for independence and want to stay in their homes longer. Miracle Method’s Easy Step® makes bathing safer and is an affordable alternative to replacement, which means we are ahead of the curve on this growing trend!
  • Stone-look finishes are the rage in both home and kitchen design right now. Miracle Method’s Natural Accents® stone-look finishes have over 30 color options that are current with home design trends!

Support for Franchisees

  • Franchise Business Review (FBR) is an independent organization that surveys franchise owners regarding their satisfaction with the level of service and support they receive from their franchisors. In 2015 alone Miracle Method made the FBR’s Top, Veterans, Multi-Unit, and Low Cost reports and we are proud members of their 10 year Hall of Fame.
  • Miracle Method provides new franchise owners with 20 days of immersion training including hands-on technical training, administrative, sales and marketing training. The training covers everything from hiring new staff, assistance with creating an ad plan, safety, the unique Miracle Method refinishing process and everything new franchise owners need to know to start their businesses.

Visionary Leadership and Support Staff

  • Miracle Method President Chuck Pistor is a visionary and leader that has driven the growth of the organization for the last 20 years. With the assistance of his executive leadership team, the company has grown to over $50,000,000 in annual sales.
  • With the assistance of a dedicated National Accounts team, Miracle Method is doing work in major hotel chains like Extended Stay America, Hilton and colleges and hospitals throughout the country.

Invested in our Franchisees’ Success

  • Franchisees receive annual continuing education. This year, we held three CE workshops at our corporate headquarters in Colorado Springs ranging in topics from technical training, office and sales training to strategic financial planning. Our annual National Convention was held in April in San Diego, CA which covered key business topics including profitability, ways to improve business, and commercial work.
  • Our corporate team provides unparalleled support and commitment to helping franchisees achieve success through utilizing our proven system. Whether it be coaching, marketing support or communication with our franchisees on our owner’s forum, we’ve got you covered.

Ambitious and Like Minded Network of Franchisees

  • Miracle Method carefully selects new franchise owners. Ideal candidates are motivated, competitive, and able to follow processes and procedures and know how to manage and grow a business. When strong, like-minded franchises make up Miracle Method, the entire company wins!

Franchising with Miracle Method is a great investment because it gives you the proven system, tools, support and superior product and service to be successful. We are looking to expand our network with 15-20 new franchisees in the next 12 months. If you or someone you know is ready to take control of your life and future – don’t wait, act today. Visit www.miraclemethod.com/franchise or call us at 855-212-7337 for available territories and more information on how YOU can join this winning team.