Miracle Method of Northwest Atlanta Franchise Starting Huge Dorm Renovation

With over 35 years’ experience in the home building industry, Mike Simmons is running a Miracle Method Surface Refinishing franchise that tackles arguably the most important rooms of the home – kitchens and bathrooms.

“I’m a second-generation builder. My dad was the old-type home builder where he taught me how to do everything. People would call my dad about building a house, and we would go and frame it, do the shingles, siding, trimmed it out,” said Simmons.

Mr. Simmons was raised in Indiana, and moved to Georgia and started out remodeling homes, then moved into building houses including a number of them in Cobb, Georgia.

Since 2012, together with his wife Kay, Mike has been the proud owner of a Miracle Method franchise in Northwest Atlanta.

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Regarding searching for a business opportunity, Simmons said, “We were looking for something different, something you could grow a company in a downturn market,” adding that a former employee had introduced him to the company during the economic downturn around 2008.

Since the beginning, the Simmons’ Marietta-based franchise has done a number of jobs across the North Metro Atlanta area, spanning from Paulding to Gwinnett counties. Outside of residential work, much of their works has been has been for commercial properties, including hospitals, schools, universities and hotels.

The Simmons’ franchise employs 11 people and up to 16 during the busiest times of the year, generating over 1 million in revenues in 2015.
Mike and Kay were the recipients of the President’s Award for 2015, which is hand selected by Miracle Method President Chuck Pistor to recognize Exemplary Service and Commitment to the network.

Miracle Method of Northwest Atlanta is preparing to begin one of their biggest projects in their 4 year history – refurbishing an estimated 340 bathrooms and floors at a university campus, mostly dorm bathrooms but also other areas including a tiled foyer. They will begin the work during the school’s Spring break while the students are off campus. Any work that is not completed during Spring break will be finished during the summer.

Mike and Kay just celebrated 32 years of marriage. Working together presents its challenges, but they create a good balance with one another. Mike is a very driven entrepreneur and Kay is more focused on the numbers and she keeps them grounded.

Miracle Method Surface Refinishing is looking to add 15-20 new franchise locations throughout the US and Canada in 2016 to keep up with our record growth. For more information visit: miraclemethodfranchise.com or call John Tubiolo, VP of Franchise Sales and Development at 855-212-7337.

Miracle Method is Offering Business Opportunities in Arizona

Vision is what drives a successful business, but true success comes when it’s combined with a proven product. That’s the story behind Miracle Method.

Since 1979, Miracle Method has provided a unique niche service with proprietary technology, and it’s helped us emerge as the leader in the refinishing industry. Now, with a strong network of 137 territories throughout the United States and Canada that generate more than $50 million in annual sales, we are looking to partner with 15 new franchisees in 2016—starting in Arizona.

With one location already in Tempe and another in West Phoenix, we are currently eyeing two open markets—Phoenix and Tucson.

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With a population of 1.5 million and one million in Phoenix and Tucson respectively, John Tubiolo, Vice President of Franchise Development for Miracle Method believes these two cities have immense opportunity thanks to their sprawling, multicity metropolitan areas. In additional to thousands of residential properties, Phoenix also boasts high-end resorts due to its popular golfing community. Meanwhile, in Tucson, the University of Phoenix offers another lucrative business opportunity.

“The demand for refinishing is booming. We need more franchisees in territories like Phoenix and Tucson so we can better serve these markets and our national accounts. We think 2016 will be a big growth year for Miracle Method, and establishing a strong footprint in Arizona is a big step in continuing that momentum,” Tubiolo said.

Miracle Method’s customers include not only millions of homeowners, but also hotels, hospitals, property managers, colleges and universities, making the business very attractive to potential franchise owners. Our robust business plan gives franchisees access to corporate support and ongoing technical and administrative training opportunities. We are looking to attract owner-managers who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, but can also scale the mobile business and focus more on development while trained technicians handle the resurfacing projects. Potential owners only need capital of, or access to, about $60,000 to $80,000 to get started, in addition to the $40,000 franchise fee. Franchisees start with two technicians and two vehicles, with the potential to grow to a multi-million dollar business.

“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 business,” Tubiolo said. “I believe our greatest growth period is still ahead of us as more residential and commercial customers discover the benefits of refinishing.”

For more information about business opportunities in Arizona, visit www.miraclemethod.com/franchise

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Hiring a Professional vs DIY Countertop Refinishing

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.

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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.

Professional, Beautiful & Durable Refinishing

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.

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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!

Leave your countertop refinishing projects to the pros at Miracle Method. Find a Miracle Method location near you or call today for a FREE estimate 855-212-7337.

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

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

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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

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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, fr
anchisees 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!

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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