After owning and operating a bagel franchise together for seven years, Paul and Jonee Barnett of Houston, Texas decided to sell their franchise and look for another business opportunity that would get them out of the 7-day-a-week commitment and still allow them to continue to be business partners. As they were remodeling their home, their interior decorator told them about surface refinishing. After searching surface refinishing on the Internet, the couple learned that Miracle Method was looking to expand in the Houston market and decided that owning a Miracle Method franchise would be the perfect opportunity for them.
“Miracle Method is ideal for a husband-and-wife team like us,” Paul said. “We are able to divide the business up where Jonee can handle the sales side of it and I can stick to the technical side. That way, we are still working together without being side-by-side all day long.”
And the Barnetts aren’t alone when it comes to being a husband-and-wife team in Miracle Method franchise ownership. Over half of our franchises have husband-and-wife involvement, and several have sons and daughters in the business, too. Many see it as a great opportunity as a family business.
Like our other Miracle Method franchises, Paul and Jonee’s has seen much success since it was established in 2003. They credit Miracle Method’s Internet presence for enhancing their sales. “Houston is an Internet savvy city and miraclemethod.com often has our customer pre-sold before we even make the estimate. The national office keeps the site current and is always working for us.”
With their past success, Paul and Jonee feel very confident about the future of their business. Jonee shared that their confidence comes from the structure of the organization and the national office’s ability to find new ways to help franchise owners expand and increase profits.
If you are a husband-and-wife team or a parent-child team looking for a family business opportunity, Miracle Method could be just want you’re looking for. If Paul and Jonee’s story has given you a desire for more information, visit our website or call 800-477-8827.